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Riley School may expand pre-K; 6th grade could move to middle school

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about ideas discussed Monday at a Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education work session on long-range planning. Part two will look at more ideas, including some that are already in the works.

February 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SPECIAL FRIENDS

Great Bend boys basketball coach Tim Brooks got the idea to interact with Barton County's Special Olympians from his daughter, Colbi.

February 27, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts Warren Martin

Oil and gas producers give back to their communities and keep the state moving forward as a whole, the director of Kansas Strong told a Great Bend audience last week.

February 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBFD busy with weekend fires

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy this weekend with five separate fire calls ranging from a campfire that got a little out of control to two structure fires.

February 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Four mumps cases reported in Barton County

There have now been four reported Mumps cases in Barton County, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

February 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by 2B Organized at the Great Bend Chamber, Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Dave Storjohann and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission ratifies fridge purchase

It was a desperate situation for the Barton County Health Department, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning. One of the two pharmaceutical-grade refrigerators the department uses to keep vaccines and other medications at critically cool temperatures went out earlier this month.

February 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A ROWDY ROMP: BCC Theatre

The Barton Community College Theatre Department is taking an unconventional approach with its upcoming play, "The Servant of Two Masters," which is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Title IX report on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX status report at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 28, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also consider a recommendation to purchase a used bus from Riley's Bus Tours/MCI.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to meet twice

A special USD 428 Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The monthly board luncheon meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scholars Bowl team buzzes in

Great Bend Middle School's Scholars Bowl team is getting ready for its fifth and final competition of the year, Tuesday at Pratt.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board mulls long-range plans

The Great Bend USD 428 board of education continues to work on long-range planning and has compiled a list of possible projects, including safe rooms, more parking spaces, and playground equipment. A planning session has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ag science instructor hopes to grow program

If Great Bend High School agriculture instructor Kevin Hoff had his wishes granted, the GBHS shop building would be bigger and the school would start a small farm in the neighborhood. Until that happens, he is working to strengthen community partnerships in his first year as at GBHS.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an agreement for a geology study for the proposed bridge on East Barton County Road, the purchase of a bush cutter and forklift for the Road and Bridge Department, and the purchase of a refrigerator for the Health Department.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health advisory, safety tips issued during Flint Hills burning season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are a time when large areas of the state's Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species such as Eastern Red Cedar and Sumac and provide better forage for cattle. Prescribed burning minimizes risk of wildfires and is effective in managing rangeland resources. Smoke from the burns can influence the air quality of downwind areas. The use of smoke management techniques is vital to reduce impacts.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Council tables action on IT firm

Although Great Bend City Council members were fully aware of the dire need to improve the city's information technology, it voted Monday night to ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Miss Teen Kansas meets the council

Wearing her sash and bejeweled tiara, America's U.S. Miss Teen Kansas and Great Bend Middle School student Laura Daniel was introduced to the ...

February 19, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


On the Record Feb. 16-19, 2018

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The art of service

The theme Saturday was "The Art of Community" at the 96th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. That theme ...

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Vehicle crashes south of Hoisington

Two people from Rooks County were taken to the hospital on Sunday after a vehicle blew a tire and crashed on U.S. 281, three-fourths ...

February 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


DEATHTRAP

Great Bend Community Theatre's next production, the murder-suspense drama "Deathtrap," opens Thursday at the Crest Theater.

February 19, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC students honored in Topeka for academics

Five students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team during ...

February 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Pink Out raises $2,500 for Camp Hope

Barton Community College raised $2,500 for Camp Hope at its Pink Out Night on Feb. 14. People wore pink T-shirts at the BCC basketball ...

February 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local churches to host Lenten Luncheons

The Barton County Association of Churches announces the 2018 Lenten Luncheons. The purpose of these weekly ecumenical gatherings is to provide an opportunity to join ...

February 19, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Legacy Award goes to Kids Ag Day in 25th year

It is so much more than horseshoe demonstrations and hay rack rides. The annual Kids Ag Day event has been educating young minds about the ...

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Jason Mayers named NextGen Leader

For boldly investing in the Great Bend community, Jason Mayers was awarded the 2017 NextGen Leader of the Year award from the Great Bend Chamber ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Mark Mingenback named 2017 Citizen of the Year

For his selfless dedication to promoting and bettering the Great Bend community, Mark Mingenback earned the 2017 Citizen of the Year award from the Great ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Great Bend Children's Clinic earns 2017 Business of the Year Award

For their support and impact on the local business community by providing quality care for children, the Great Bend Children's Clinic was named the ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


County Commission meets Tuesday, City Council meets Monday

The Barton County Commission the Great Bend City Council will both meet this week.

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Valentine delivery

Fifth-grader Adrianna Estes delivers valentines to Virginia Zumalt and other residents of Cherry Village Benevolence. Both fifth-grade classes at Riley Elementary School made the valentines ...

February 17, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


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