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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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Infant death reported in Ellsworth County

An infant's death in Ellsworth County is under investigation but no foul play is suspected at this time, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc ...

March 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kans for Kids fundraiser: Get Your Green On!

There will be a Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation fundraiser Saturday evening at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas ...

March 16, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Wind, hazardous waste, topics at landfill

The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Costly Cleanup

Sadly, it's an all too common sight – the illegal dumping of trash along county and township roads, said Barton County Road and Bridge Director ...

March 16, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hudson playground equipment purchase assisted by CBCF grant

HUDSON - Tabra Ward acknowledged that she and her fellow Hudson citizens were "overwhelmed" when they realized a new playground would cost more than $20,000 ...

March 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Changes to Scenic Byway could benefit Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD - Richard Kimple represents the City of Ellinwood on the board for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. In addition to being one of ...

March 16, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Helping Hands Preschool has fall openings for peer mentors

Helping Hands Preschool in Great Bend has openings for children in the Peer Mentor program for the 2017 school year.

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

"We don't want your name, just your information."

March 15, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC student fees may increase

Administrators at Barton Community College plan to ask the BCC Board of Trustees to increase student fees by $4 per credit hour for the fall ...

March 15, 2017 | BY SUSAN THACKER | Local News


KWEC offers Spring Break at Cheyenne Bottoms

Those looking for something fun to do this spring break are invited to make a trip to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Spend an hour ...

March 15, 2017 | By Tribune staff | Local News


Make a magical fairy garden

Where do fairies live? At your house in the fairy garden you'll create for them, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's fairy garden ...

March 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Campaign begins to honor McKown for many contributions to Great Bend

When Bob Feldt started to realize just how much he missed his old friend, Bill McKown, he wondered if others might be feeling the same ...

March 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exchange students experience different way of learning

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part story. Ellinwood High School exchange students talked about the differences between high school in America ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


EHS rich in cultural exchange

Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part story. An interview with three Ellinwood High School exchange students earlier this week resulted ...

March 15, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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