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Barton Community College to close for Easter break

Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17 for Easter break. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 18.

April 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Local schools ready for new K-12 English standards

The Kansas State Department of Education is proposing revisions to the current College and Career Ready Standards in English Language Arts. Area residents are invited to learn more and offer feedback at a public meeting next month in Great Bend.

April 08, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Loving named Teacher of the Year

Amanda Loving, Riley School second-grade teacher, has been selected as the USD 428 Teacher of the Year for the upcoming school year. She will now advance to the Kansas Teacher of the Year competition.

April 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Roofing bid on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a bid for roofing at Great Bend High School when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Other items on the agenda include recognition of the district's Teacher of the Year candidate; recognition of GBHS Future Business Leaders of America who earned awards at state competition; first reading of 2017-2018 handbooks for teachers and students, and approval of a bid for asbestos abatement and HVAC at the Field House.

April 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Free summer camp available for kids with cancer

Registration is now open for Camp Hope, a summer camp for youth who have, or have had, cancer. It takes place each June at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich near Claflin.

April 07, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


The Passion & the Resurrection

Hoisington artist Mary "Monne'" Nicholson's Easter-themed paintings are on display at the Great Bend Public Library. Nicholson said the works are from two exhibits, "The Passion of Christ" and "He is Risen." The paintings will be up until April 17.

April 06, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Stunt skater flips over GBMS principal

It was a stunt. But it was an impressive stunt. Jaren "The Monster" Grob somehow talked Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser into taking one for the team. The inline skater flew upside down over Reiser and literally gave him a high to the delight of a gym full of middle-school students.

April 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Horse trainer featured at Farm & Ranch Expo

Horse trainer JD Wing's demonstrations are drawing crowds at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo, which continues Friday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend.

April 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Annual Wine Tasting event for Catholic Charities

Want to learn more about wine, but not sure about where to start? One option is to purchase a hundred bottles of wine, invite some friends over and start sipping away in the privacy of your home.

April 06, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBMS plans EXciting EXploratory EXpo

For the first time ever, Great Bend Middle School is hosting a spring expo. The show displaying student work from exploratory classes is set for 5-7 p.m. April 24 at the middle school, 1919 Harrison St.

April 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lincoln school completion date nears

HOISINGTON - The new Lincoln Elementary School in Hoisington is nearing completion. Construction is expected to be finished by May 18 and teachers will begin to move into their new classrooms.

April 06, 2017 | By Ray Strunk Special to the Tribune | 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: Proclamations for National Public Safety Communications Officers Week, Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month; and road maintenance and sand sealing at the Barton County Landfill.

April 06, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Former GBHS coach pleads 'no contest' on sex charge

Former Great Bend High School track coach Todd Eric Kaiser Thursday morning entered a plea of no contest on a charge of sexual exploitation of a child. Sentencing has been set for 9 a.m. June 23 in Barton Count District Court.

April 06, 2017 | Dale Hogg | 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. This week, instead of providing "the rest of the story," as we normally do, we'll assume that everyone knows the outcome of World War I. Here, a look at how the people of Great Bend reacted to the historic declaration.

April 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Yellow, red or green

HOISINGTON - Tom Morey is the floodplain manager for the State of Kansas, under the Kansas Department of Agriculture. He partners with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a cooperating technical partner in an effort to update floodplain maps in the state. Wednesday afternoon, he and several consultants visited with Barton County residents affected by the new Cow Creek Floodplain draft map.

April 05, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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New waste water meters purchased

When contained, the caustic waste water that seeps through the trash at the Barton County Landfill is a good thing, However, controlling that leachate is ...

April 25, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


KanCare Expansion forum shares potential Barton County impact

Monday night, a forum organized by The Alliance for Healthy Kansas at the Prince of Peace parish hall sought to inform and provide answers about ...

April 24, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


A chance to step up

The Barton County Commission County Monday morning cemented its commitment to the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway when it approved a resolution naming the ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


HVAC bid on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway Ave. Items on ...

April 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Thompson takes on noxious weeds

Helping to pave the way to a smooth transition upon the retirement of Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips, the Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wondra leaving BCSO after 27 years

It was a rare occasion for the Barton County Sheriff's Office Monday morning as the Barton County Commission recognized long-time BCSO detective Sharon Wondra.

April 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Exit Laughing

Great Bend Community Theatre brings the comedy "Exit Laughing" to the Crest Theater this week.

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Weapons policy on BCC Trustees’ agenda

A proposed draft of a new weapons policy is on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, at 4 p ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Illegal drugs highlight Pawnee Co. court cases

LARNED - Drugs was the common theme of the April 20 Pawnee County District County Felony Motion Docket, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said. Of the ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Original plays to premiere at BCC

Four original plays selected from the Barton Community College theater department's Original Playwright Contest will take the stage in a one-night performance at 7 ...

April 22, 2017 | By MICAH OELZE Barton Community College | Local News


Sisters of Hope group reaches out to recent widows

"Sisters of Hope," a group for recently widowed women of all ages and denominations, is an outreach ministry of First Assembly of God Church, 601 ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News




Emma Jean Bradley lives by the Golden Rule

LARNED - Emma Jean Bradley, the matriarch, the mother and the grandmother of the singing Bradleys ... but there is oh, so much more to this story.

April 22, 2017 | By Judi Tabler Special to the Tribune | 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 ...

April 22, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend community forum Monday to discuss expanding KanCare

On Monday, the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will hold a community forum to discuss how expanding KanCare will impact Great Bend and its residents ...

April 21, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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