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Stansfield promoted to captain at GBFD

Kevin Stansfield has traded his yellow fireman's helmet for a red helmet, signifying his promotion to captain.

August 18, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Upcoming KWEC events announced

Two upcoming birding events have been announced at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, a branch of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

August 18, 2011 | | Local News


Sign up this week for BCSO Reserves’ Kids Camp

The Barton County Sheriff Reserves will host their ninth annual Kids Camp on Aug. 27 at the BCSO Range.

August 17, 2011 | | Local News


Raptor research

August 17, 2011 | | Local News


Grabast family continues Chinese journey

By Brenda Grabast

August 17, 2011 | | Local News


Derek Grabast's Chinese journey

By Brenda Grabast

August 17, 2011 | | Local News


Elks Care Elks Share

The Elks Lodge #1127 of Great Bend, had a project to help the Great Bend Elementary schools Art Department. Project chairmen were Bobbie King and Denise King. Elk's members were asked to bring art supplies. A total of $600 was raised for the schools.

August 17, 2011 | | Local News


Zoo opens ponds to fishing

Starting Sept. 3, members of the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo's Zoological Society will be allowed to fish at the zoo's ponds. Fishing will be allowed on the first Saturday of each month from 1-5 p.m. Zoo Director Scott Gregory said those coming to fish must first check in at the front desk to get a stamp. Fishers must show their zoological society member card, and will be allowed to bring in two guests.

August 16, 2011 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Leadership Golden Belt accepting applications

Leadership Golden Belt is accepting applications for the 2011 class, which begins Sept. 9.

August 16, 2011 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Moving in

August 16, 2011 | | Local News


BCC’s fall mini classes offer new computer skills

Barton Community College is accepting enrollments now for fall mini classes that will allow participants to build or enhance their creativity and computer skills. The mini classes to be offered this fall are InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Web Basics II, and From Yearbook to Webmaster. Barton's Web Content Management Specialist Dana Allison will teach the classes in the Technical Building, T-111.

August 16, 2011 | | Local News


Barton Community College’s Fall Mini Classes offer new computer skills

Barton Community College is accepting enrollments now for fall mini classes that will allow participants to build or enhance their creativity and computer skills. The mini classes to be offered this fall are InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Web Basics II, and From Yearbook to Webmaster. Barton's Web Content Management Specialist Dana Allison will teach the classes in the Technical Building, T-111.

August 16, 2011 | | Local News


GB man injured in motorcycle wreck

A Great Bend man remains hospitalized in Wichita following a one-vehicle accident involving his motorcycle early Sunday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reported.

August 15, 2011 | | Local News


Derek Grabast thankful for help

By Derek Grabast

August 15, 2011 | | Local News


Grabast family starts Chinese journey

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Great Bend Tribune will follow the journey of Derek Grabast of Hudson for innovative stem-cell treatment in Beijing, China.

August 15, 2011 | | Local News


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Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories. Detailed grant guidelines can be found online.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Ace Hardware, 4903 W 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Terry Lewis, Dale Hogg and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 27, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

If you have been to the library in the past few days, you will have noticed a big change! Many of the tables and chairs have been removed to make way for the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Exhibit. Crates should be arriving before Friday filling up the empty space. Library services will remain as usual, and we have tables set aside for you to continue to use. Set up will begin next week, docents will be trained, and there will be a Chamber Coffee on Friday, January 30th. Sharon Sturgis has prepared wonderful accompaniments to the display, and there should be ...

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include the R.O.S.E. Award; approval of FY 2015 Carl D. Perkins Reserve Grant; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and teacher resignation. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Estate planning workshop

An estate planning workshop will be held on Feb. 7, at the Bazine Senior center. Speakers include Dr. Gregg Hadley, FACS agent, Erin Petersillie and attorney, Julie Haas. For more information and RSVP, call 1-800-460-9079 by Feb. 2nd.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


How about those hawks?

If you have been out and about during the past couple of weeks, you might be tempted to classify the bird life as somewhat boring. The Bottoms are essentially frozen. Geese have a few spots open, and the ducks are mostly Mallards. I counted 14 eagles on the ice a couple of days ago. They follow the waterfowl with great intensity, and several were feeding on geese carcasses within 50 yards of the resting geese. I always wonder if the geese are upset by watching their cousins become lunch. It is exciting to see the geese launch when the eagles ...

January 25, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


The Wetland Explorer: Eagle Days

One of the more asked about species of birds at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is the Bald Eagle. Especially this time of year, Bald Eagles can be a regular sight at Cheyenne Bottoms. During the recent Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count, participants recorded 57 Bald Eagles, which was an all-time high count for Bald Eagles for the count.

January 25, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Kansas Day lecture

Marci Penner, director and WenDee LaPlant of the Kansas Sampler Foundation staff are the presenters for Kansas Day 2015. These women are currently traveling to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas doing research for an update to the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers. They will be sharing their adventures at the annual Kansas Day Program co-sponsored by the Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Stafford County Spelling Bee scheduled Wednesday

STAFFORD - Students from Stafford, St. John and Macksville schools will compete in the 2015 Stafford County Spelling Bee at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Stafford's south gym.

January 23, 2015 | | Local News


Local Emergency Planning Committee to meet Jan. 27

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015, election of 2015 chairperson and vice-chairperson, and a presentation on the National Public Safety Broadband Network.

January 23, 2015 | | Local News


​HHS basketball team raising funds with Soup Supper

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School girls basketball team will hold a Soup Supper fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road. Freewill donations will be accepted.

January 22, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower Diversified accepting auction items for Charity Gala

Preparations for the 10thAnnual Charity Gala sponsored by Sunflower Diversified Services are in high gear with just a few weeks left before the event.

January 22, 2015 | | Local News


Prairie Land Food now available to order

Prairie Land Food is a program for families to stretch their food dollars. One pay $29 For a box of fresh food worth $35 to $40, plus two hours of volunteer time.

January 22, 2015 | | Local News


Sen. Moran now accepting applications for summer internships

Positions available in Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices

January 22, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dress It Up at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Melinda Kurth and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 22, 2015 | | Local News


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