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Sunflower bank’s abc education program a success

Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. Over $7,450 of the total is being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.

May 08, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Celebration

The streets in downtown Great Bend was full of music, celebration, traditions and fun for many people coming out to enjoy the Cinco de Mayo event on Saturday at Jack Kilby Square.

May 07, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Zimmerman files for re-election

Donna Zimmerman, Barton County Clerk, announces she filed for re-election.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grass Workshop

Staff from Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will present a program entitled "Grasses and Grass-like Plants" from 7 to 8 p.m. on May 23, at the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library in St. John. This free educational workshop, designed for Middle School age children through adults, is an introduction to this often confusing and difficult to learn group of plants. For more information, call Barry Jones at 620-486-2393.

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Panther bands spring concert recognizes seniors, parents, accomplishments

Panther band members will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Great Bend High School gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year. Selections the Panther jazz band will play are "String of Pearls," "Chameleon," "Swing Shift" and "Spain. Junior varsity band members will perform "Farnfare for the Third Planet," "Salute to Beethoven," "Pevensey Castle," and a medley from the movie, "Cars". Varsity band members will play "Amparito Roca (Spanish March)," "Celtic Suite," "Into the Storm," and a medley of ...

May 07, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College to honor graduates in 46th commencement

Barton Community College's 46th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Wiebe resigns at BCC

Nancy Wiebe resigned from the position of executive director of Institutional Advancement on Wednesday. The resignation is effective June 30, though cessation of duties is immediate.

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to review contracts, security

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review contracts for administrators, management staff and head coaches during the monthly board study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The only open positions at this time are the head coach for women's basketball and the executive director of Institutional Advancement.

May 06, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A new tree in the forest

What a difference a week can make. Last Friday, Great Bend was inches deep in rain from an all day shower. This week, its sunny skies and perfect weather for planting a tree. That's exactly what Lincoln fifth-grader Natalie Williams did after school, with a little help from her friends on the Great Bend Tree Board, Vickie Berryman and Lisa Whipple.

May 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OTR for May 6, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 06, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Ellinwood Rotary putting a colorful twist on community event

The Ellinwood Rotary Club will change up a favorite June Jaunt activity this year. For the past couple of years they organized a Color Run, but after the initial year, attendance waned. What was missing, they believed, was a sense of competition that would get teams revved up to take part.

May 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Star Wars/Dave Brubeck Day

The Great Bend High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mark DeWald, poses for a photo before playing for the Great Bend Noon Kiwainis Club, Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant. Because it was May 4, the band's selections included some Star Wars music. May the Fourth be with you!

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


New Amber Meadows plat will solve old problems

If one drives past the Amber Meadows area, they will likely see large puddles of water standing in the undeveloped parts of the subdivision.

May 05, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Variety Show opens Friday

The Great Bend High School Music Department will host the Variety Show Friday and Saturday in the GBHS Auditorium. Tickets may still be purchased, said Vocal Director Susan Stambaugh. There is no Sunday performance this year.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drug Take Back Day a success.

Drug Take back day that was held last Saturday turned out to a great success for Barton County and the City of Great Bend.

May 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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Weekend cruises, races to success

This past weekend's cruise night and Horsepower on the Plains was a roaring success, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council ...

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Treasurer’s Office falls for email scam

The Barton County Treasurer's Office wired $48,600 to a bank in Georgia in what was probably a scam, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

May 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Panther Band honors musicians

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m., Monday, May 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office ...

May 18, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Play ball: Family enjoys baseball history

While Great Bend's Gary Pinkall is warming up his arm, his son, Bryan, will warm up his Grammy Award-winning voice.

May 17, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Library director reacts to City reaction

Great Bend Public Library Director Harry Willems told the GBPL board he'd left his leather motorcycle jacket at home for Monday's meeting, an ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ANTICIPATION

The latest graduates of the Barton County Academy walked across the stage Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend, with dozens of friends ...

May 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Claflin city council approves purchase of police vehicle

The Claflin City Council met Monday, May 9, at the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the ...

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Sidewalk art winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are Adreinne Danner, Natalie Espino and Fernando Rojas.

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Grill Guy

Great Bend woodcarver Barry Bowers competed in the Wichita carving show this past weekend. He won a first place ribbon for his Grill Guy carving ...

May 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Viewing tower being reviewed

When the bids came back for the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4, state and local officials were a little shocked ...

May 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington EMS to hold open house Thursday

Red is usually the color of choice for fire trucks, catching the eye and delivering the universal message - an emergency is at hand. But coming ...

May 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Order up

Making the proposed Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers closer to a reality in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a rezoning request ...

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City proceeds with Amber Meadows replat

The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an engineering services agreement with Wichita-based Professional Engineering Consultants for the replatting ...

May 16, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


School board meets with attorneys

Great Bend USD 428's Board of Education met with the school district's attorneys Monday. The special meeting started at noon at the District ...

May 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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