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Give blood during National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girl Scouts honors dedicated volunteers

WICHITA - Thirty Northwestern Kansas residents were recognized at the Annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast on April 7 with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Take it back!

After squeezing all the toothpaste out of a tube, Great Bend High School students in their advisory class find putting it back in a challenge. The collaborative activity was designed to visually show that gossip and mean words are a bit like squeezed out toothpaste. Once it is said or passed along, it is very difficult to reverse.

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Makings retires from Sunflower Diversified Services after 25 years

Ladeska "Decky" Makings was diagnosed with polio when she was only 4 years old. She and a friend who had been in treatment together were allowed to go home the same day.

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Volunteer for ‘Keep It Clean Kansas’ state park cleanup

TOPEKA – Whether you're looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like "giving back," consider volunteering for the 2018 "Keep It Clean Kansas" state park cleanup event on April 21. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Westar Energy, will host the special Earth Day event from 8 to 11 a.m. and volunteers of all ages are invited to participate.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas license plates to undergo makeover

TOPEKA - License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


March Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 a proclamation marking National Public Safety Communications Officers Week, the 2018 striping of county blacktops and the potable water supply for the Barton County Landfill.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS offers ‘Solos & Ensemble Night 2018’

Great Bend High School will have a "Solos & Ensemble Night" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the GBHS Band Room.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Shoes & Bunco Too

The Family Crisis Center has special events planned for two nights this month in Great Bend. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Center Inc. so it can continue to work with victims of domestic and sexual violence across western Kansas. For more information about signing up for these events contact staff at the Family Crisis Center office, 1924 Broadway Ave; call 620-793-9941; or visit the Family Crisis Center page on Facebook.

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Science Magic’ coming to BCC Planetarium

Tim Folkerts, director of the Barton Community College Planetarium, will present the free program "Science Magic" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Planetarium. Folkerts said he will demonstrate some of the "cool science magic tricks" that he presents at Jack Kilby Science Day. Watch objects float, disappear, change color and otherwise defy expectations, and learn about the science behind the "magic." Many of the tricks demonstrated can be done at home with little or no cost.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school artists featured at Barton Community College

Art by area high school students will be on display this week, April 9-13, at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RSVPs needed for Summer Street Stroll market vendors meeting

Thursday, April 12, is the last day to sign up to attend the market vendors meeting that will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Great Bend Events Center. Those interested in participating in the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market, sponsored by the Barton County Health Department and the City of Great Bend, are invited to attend this informational meeting to learn about participation in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Second Circles group forming

A new Circles of Central Kansas group will start on Thursday, April 19. This program aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to crisis - and empowering them with a circle of allies.

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Outstanding teachers honored

Two well-deserving educators from USD 428 have been recognized for teaching excellence by being named the district's Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

April 06, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


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Trial date pending for Kern

Lafe Kern, the man charged in a two-vehicle collision that left four injured, stood moot during his arraignment in Barton County District Court Friday afternoon ...

April 14, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood City Council approves building permit

ELLINWOOD - Soon, Ellinwood's Main Street will feature an new structure that may just be the wave of the future. Rachel Ringering, Ellinwood stylist, attended ...

April 14, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

April 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years here in Great Bend and the surrounding communities.

April 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dear Dairy: Mobile dairy visits Eisenhower School

To teach children how cows' milk is collected, Callie Toews brought a dairy to Eisenhower Elementary School on Friday.

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Santa Fe Trail Center Museum

TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $9,000 to the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum of Larned in support of "Rendezvous 2018: Death on the Trail ...

April 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


FROM THE DOME TO HOME

RUSSELL - After the education finance bill, House Bill 2445, failed on Monday afternoon, on Tuesday, April 3, we debated the same bill. The major components ...

April 13, 2018 | Troy L. Waymaster, State Representative, 109th Kansas House | Local News


'The Foreigner' returns

The title character of "The Foreigner" doesn't want to talk to anyone during his unwilling stay at a fishing lodge in Georgia. So he ...

April 13, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton Orchestra to perform Classical Ventures' concert in the Shafer Art Gallery

Enjoy an evening of classical music and gallery art with the Barton Community College Orchestra's spring concert "Classical Ventures" at 7:30 p.m ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Vortex exhibit open through Saturday

High school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Stafford, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to engage in hands-on workshops from art professionals and ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC to host dance theater auditions

Dance enthusiasts can take the opportunity to gain valuable experience as a dancer in a company setting. Barton Community College is hosting auditions for its ...

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Volunteers needed for Field Ops Day

Barton Community College needs volunteers for its annual Field Operation's Day on May 5. Volunteers participate as patients or bystanders in realistic training scenarios ...

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


First moves made on 2018 Farm Bill

The House Committee on Agriculture Thursday introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also know as the 2018 Farm Bill. This marks the first ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Barnett: State has image problem

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett worked the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning at the Great Bend Public Library, admitting to those he ...

April 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Clara Barton ‘Steps for SIDS’ walk-a-thon

HOISINGTON - Tuesday afternoon was beautiful walking weather, and Clara Barton Hospital's Steps for SIDS Walk-a-thon was clearly the winner in the weather lottery. Community ...

April 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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