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Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Audree Aguilera of Chase and Riley Chrisler of Natoma were named Barton Community College's 2016 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 46th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exceptional Barton faculty recognized with Distinguished Instructor Awards

Six Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2015-2016 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Foundation Honor Loren and Gayle Unruh with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Loren and Gayle Unruh with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 46th commencement on Friday.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Falling for frogs

The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its exhibit "Frogs: Sounding the Future" featuring photographs from National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the Shafer Art Gallery. This exhibit is being presented in conjunction with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The exhibit runs from May 13 through June 17 and will include "The Frog Watch Adventure Installation" and frog-themed art from Carol Long and Robert Joy.

May 14, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Barton Community College | Local News


GB Library Board to meet

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled to this Monday, May 16, at 4:45 p.m. in the director's office at the library, 1409 Williams St. This meeting was postponed from May 9 due to lack of a quorum.

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wilson Reservoir depth conspiracy evaporating

Nolan Fisher is the park manager for the Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Reservoir. Thursday afternoon, he shared with us the good news that the rain event that occurred on Monday, April 25, caused a six-inch rise in the water level at the reservoir. That is the largest that has occurred since May, 2012 when the area began to experience an ongoing drought. The rise brought the level to 10 feet below conservation pool level, compared to the 10.5 feet below that it was just a few weeks earlier.

May 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board to meet Monday and Wednesday

Great Bend USD 428's Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for noon Monday, May 16, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

May 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Regional hospital donates diapers & wipes to local quadruplets

When Brandon and Megan Fyler found out they were pregnant last fall, they were ecstatic to give a sibling to their 2-year-old son, Colton. But they soon found out that their family would be growing from one child to five children in seven short months. The young couple from Albert welcomed quadruplets Ayden, Braxton, Cameron and Dexter on Feb. 23 at 31 weeks gestation. After an extended stay in the NICU at Wesley Medical Center, all four babies were discharged and sent home by early April.

May 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Lawsuit filed in GBHS school bus incident

The mother of a former Great Bend High School student who was allegedly attacked by fellow swim team members on a school activity bus is suing Great Bend USD 428, the school board and the parents of four students.

May 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lawsuit names USD 428, others

Editor's note: The following language is taken directly from a lawsuit filed in Ellsworth County on Wednesday, with editing to remove information such as the initials of minors allegedly involved, addresses of defendants, etc.

May 12, 2016 | By Tribune Staff | Local News


Limited number of openings available for free Pre-K

Helping Hands Preschool, along with Barton County Cooperative of Special Services and Great Bend USD 428, is looking for children to fill a limited number of openings still available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program for the 2016-2017 school year. This free program is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas State Board of Education.

May 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Quivira Kid’s Fishing Day Special Event June 4

The annual Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Kids' Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, June 4.

May 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council No. 1187 presents check

May 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deadline looming for crop acre reporting

Kristi Badger has an important message for Barton County farmers.

May 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Safer signs cropping up around county

Work on the High Risk Rural Roads signing project continues, according to information from Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman presented at the Barton County Commission ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mother Nature dampens shootout

When it came to the rain-soaked fourth-annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, organizers told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that they played the cards ...

December 06, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 board meets with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday evening at the District Education Center. A ...

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


USD 428 BOE SPECIAL MEETING HELD

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education called a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening for discussion of personnel.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa's Workshop

Hundreds of children visited Santa's Workshop, Monday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

December 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

A Veterans Service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Car hits dead deer in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY A dead deer on K-18 caused two vehicles to collide at 5:41 p.m. Sunday on K-18 in Russell County, 3.6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS Debate places 1st

The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the a Gusta High School Invitational Debate Tournament on Saturday. All three teams competed in the ...

December 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New stop signs to pop up in county

Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

December 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetlands wonderland

Fluffy flakes of snow were falling on Cheyenne Bottoms when the Kansas Wetlands Education Center opened its doors Saturday morning, but it only added to ...

December 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


November Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

December 03, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant funding

The Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,992 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office ...

December 02, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

December 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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