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POWER PLAY

Brooklyn, New York, born Don McPherson wasn't shy about sharing his appreciation of his new friends in Great Bend Tuesday. Here for one day to help spread the message that men have a part to play in raising awareness of and battling domestic and sexual violence, he wasn't afraid to share his bothersome concerns of what it means to be in tornado country in the springtime. It didn't make him any less a man. Quite the contrary.

April 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton Community College faculty contract renewal list

Tenure Track

April 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lobbyist for community colleges visits Barton

The executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees braved predicted inclement weather Tuesday to drive from Topeka for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting. KACCT Director Linda Fund planned to be back in Topeka today when the 2016 Legislature resumes its work.

April 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City officials shocked by removal of tree near library

On Friday afternoon, Mark's Custom Signs employees installed a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System at the northwest corner of the Great Bend Public Library parking lot.

April 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington City Council approves annexation request

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and approved an annexation request from Kenny Schremmer for a property he owns located just south of the railroad tracks near Railroad Ave. and US 281. A developer has expressed interest in the property, and has conducted a variety of tests including water and soil tests, as well as a traffic assessment in recent weeks. At this time, Schremmer said, he is under contract with the party who intends to bring a Sonic Drive-in restaurant to the location.

April 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for Saturday

Local law enforcement agencies along with Barton County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up to help people get rid of unwanted prescription medicines on Saturday during the National Drug Take-Back Day.

April 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Barton County misses weather threat

BY JIM MISUNAS

April 26, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Enrollment Days rescheduled

Due to the threat of bad weather, today's 6 p.m. Enrollment Days session at Barton Community College has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m.

April 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Regional Hospital, 514 Cleveland Street (enter through the east Emergency Room entrance), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Shannon Stafford & Mike Fortkamp. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS goes Holywood for prom night

Great Bend High School Prom was held April 16 in the GBHS Main Gym. Taylor Vratil was prom queen and Andrew Erb was prom King.

April 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


All Aboard

Model railroading has been around for a long time and many people of all ages have enjoyed the hobby and shared what it has to offer to many of their friends and family.

April 25, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Enough lines sold for second vet memorial stone

It was announced last Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting that the county had 77 lines for the names of veterans remaining before the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial's second stone could be ordered.

April 25, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Faculty contracts on BCC agenda

Faculty contracts are on the agenda for the next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Battin leaving USD 428

The resignation of Great Bend High School instructor/coach Chris Battin is on the agenda for the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, set for noon Thursday, April 28, at Riley Elementary School. Battin teaches marketing and is the boys varsity basketball team coach.

April 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend Tribune garners awards

The Great Bend Tribune won the sweepstakes award for advertising in the combined daily divisions I and II at the 2016 Kansas Press Association annual convention Saturday afternoon in Overland Park.

April 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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College sees big savings with Canvas system

A new learning management system for online courses at Barton Community College will cost at least $300,000 less than the current system while providing ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Endowment Concert raises funds for scholarships

The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each and 20 performance awards for non-music major students, which enables them ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC trustees mull new weapons policy

Officials at Barton Community College are preparing for a change in Kansas law that will allow people to carry concealed handguns into buildings on campus ...

April 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Exiting the stage

After conducting more than 400 concerts and directing 45 musicals over his 38-year career, Barton Community College Vocal Instructor Vern Fryberger is ready to step ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Law enforcement seeking rape suspect

The Barton County Sheriff's office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Cory Little who is wanted on a rape charge in Barton ...

April 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Tax sale payments coming in

The Barton County Treasurer's Office is receiving payments for properties included in this year's tax sale, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra reported. There are ...

April 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

April 27, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


GBHS Speech qualifies 4 to Nationals

The Great Bend High School Speech Team hosted the West Kansas District National Qualifying Speech Tournament on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22.

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Clean up

BY RUSSELL EDEM

April 26, 2017 | BY RUSSELL EDEM | Local News


GBCF provides online Wish List for charitable causes

In her role as director of development for Sunflower Diversified Services, Connie Oetken decided to take advantage of a new service at the Golden Belt ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC addresses poor nursing scores

A report on how Barton Community College instills "Work Preparedness" in students shows only 44 percent of last year's nursing students passed the state ...

April 26, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drug Take Back event set for Saturday

Barton County residents with expired medication are invited to dispose of unwanted pills and patches this Saturday during national Drug Take Back Day. Items can ...

April 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Olmitz fun day Saturday

OLMITZ -- Olmitz' volunteer fire department is hosting the second annual day of fun at Olmitz, from 11 a.m to midnight on Saturday, April 29 ...

April 26, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Extending a lifeline

Barton Community College's Nursing Associate Degree Program has been awarded full accreditation through 2022 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) as ...

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Rep. Roger Marshall comments on ag sec. approval

Monday, the United States Senate voted to confirm former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture.

April 25, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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