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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


Watson inducted into hall of fame

The West Kansas Chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association proudly announces the induction of Barbara Watson, Great Bend High School speech and debate coach, into the West Kansas NSDA Hall of Fame. This is the highest recognition a speech and debate advisor can achieve in the West Kansas District Honor Society. "This award, which is based on participation in the district, contributions to the district, service to the district, excellence in coaching and competition displays the tremendous dedication, effort and hard work that Mrs. Watson has employed throughout her career," said Megan Hagaman, West Kansas NSDA district chair.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to consider teacher pay increase

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will consider a proposal for increasing the base salary of teachers when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The agenda includes an executive session for discussion of this matter under the category of employer-employee negotiations.

April 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


First Christian Church adds 'Refuge' service

First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, is offering a new service called "Refuge" to people that have strayed away from God and have not been to church in some time. The service is designed to help people find their way back.

April 05, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Stephens preliminary hearing continued

The preliminary hearing for Chaz Stephens, Hoisington, set for Thursday, April 5, has been continued to Tuesday, June 12. He faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of a 2-year-old Hoisington girl, Iviona Marae May Lewis, on March 18.

April 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Drought outlook for Great Bend area ‘not good’

Kansas State Climatologist Mary Knapp was a featured presenter at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Show Thursday. She spoke about the current climate trends in the Great Bend area, and offered her insight on what can be expected in the coming months.

April 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


David Osborne Trio to present Community Concert Season Finale

The David Osborne Trio will take the stage for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

April 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Last meeting of World War I Series

The "World War I and America" series at the Kinsley Library will hold its fourth and final meeting from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Kinsley Library, 208 E. 8th Street. Larry Burke, the series scholar, will be examining the events of 1918 including the final German offensives and the Allied counter-offensives leading to victory.

April 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Zoo news: Baby owl getting TLC at raptor center

A Great Horned Owl that is approximately 2 weeks old is being rehabilitated at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

April 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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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


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 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Volunteer finds her place helping teachers

Tabitha Blair loves children, school and she wants to make a difference – all the characteristics of a good teacher.

April 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Probable cause found in Kern DUI case

Lafe Kern told paramedic Tony Leeds that he'd taken a handful of Xanax prior to a two-vehicle collision south of Great Bend on Feb ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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