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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by 2B Organized at the Great Bend Chamber, Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Dave Storjohann and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission ratifies fridge purchase

It was a desperate situation for the Barton County Health Department, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning. One of the two pharmaceutical-grade refrigerators the department uses to keep vaccines and other medications at critically cool temperatures went out earlier this month.

February 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A ROWDY ROMP: BCC Theatre

The Barton Community College Theatre Department is taking an unconventional approach with its upcoming play, "The Servant of Two Masters," which is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Title IX report on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX status report at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 28, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also consider a recommendation to purchase a used bus from Riley's Bus Tours/MCI.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to meet twice

A special USD 428 Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The monthly board luncheon meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scholars Bowl team buzzes in

Great Bend Middle School's Scholars Bowl team is getting ready for its fifth and final competition of the year, Tuesday at Pratt.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


School board mulls long-range plans

The Great Bend USD 428 board of education continues to work on long-range planning and has compiled a list of possible projects, including safe rooms, more parking spaces, and playground equipment. A planning session has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ag science instructor hopes to grow program

If Great Bend High School agriculture instructor Kevin Hoff had his wishes granted, the GBHS shop building would be bigger and the school would start a small farm in the neighborhood. Until that happens, he is working to strengthen community partnerships in his first year as at GBHS.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | 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 an agreement for a geology study for the proposed bridge on East Barton County Road, the purchase of a bush cutter and forklift for the Road and Bridge Department, and the purchase of a refrigerator for the Health Department.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Health advisory, safety tips issued during Flint Hills burning season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are a time when large areas of the state's Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species such as Eastern Red Cedar and Sumac and provide better forage for cattle. Prescribed burning minimizes risk of wildfires and is effective in managing rangeland resources. Smoke from the burns can influence the air quality of downwind areas. The use of smoke management techniques is vital to reduce impacts.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


KWEC’s Turtle Tot Club starts in March

Turtle Tot Club, a series of nature-based programs developed for preschool-age children, ages 3 to 5, is scheduled for March at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The one-hour programs, offered at no charge, introduce young children to the natural world around them with sensory experiences, while reinforcing colors, shapes, math and fine motor skills. When possible, sessions include outdoor time. Programs run from 10-11 a.m. There is a minimum enrollment of 6 and a maximum of 12 children. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver and pre-registration is required. To register for classes or for more information, call ...

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Gas prices see little movement

The Kansas gas price average has seen little movement recently, holding steady at $2.17, the American Automobile Association reported this week. Locally, the Great Bend Price has held a tick above that average at $2.19 for several weeks as well.

February 25, 2017 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Rush Center to again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

RUSH CENTER – Rush Center will host its annual St. Patrick Celebration on Saturday, March 11. The event will feature a breakfast of biscuits and gravy at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Valley Senior Center and lunch featuring Irish stew from 11 a.m. through the afternoon at Township Hall. The parade will start at 2:30 followed by BINGO at the Senior Center. Downtown will feature a car show and various booths, children's games and a cake walk.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Federal disaster declaration OKed following ice storm

President Donald Trump granted Gov. Sam Brownback's request for a federal disaster declaration for 18 Kansas counties, including Barton, affected by a severe winter ice storm that struck the state Jan. 13-16, the Kansas Adjutant General's Office announced Friday afternoon.

February 24, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Judge urges students to show compassion

The first time Tommy Webb tasted a banana, he tried to eat the peel, too. It was the worst food he'd ever tasted, but an undernourished Amerasian street kid from South Korea doesn't willingly give up food.

February 23, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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City offers cash to Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a $750 sponsorship for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration set for May 6 at Jack Kilby ...

March 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Farm show a boon to community

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo is big deal for the community, but it wouldn't be possible if it weren't for city ...

March 21, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


COUNCIL SHOWS THE ‘LOVE’

In recognition of his years of dedication to local tennis and local youth, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved naming the west tennis ...

March 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS speech team wins 8 medals

HAVEN - The Great Bend High School speech team took four students to the Haven Invitational Speech Tournament on Saturday. All four students placed and three ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Market Maven to host coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Marketing Maven Consulting, 2817 9th St., inside the Fieldhouse, at 9:30 a.m ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Lyons man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child sex crime

LYONS – A Lyons man was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in prison for a sex crime against a child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

March 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


‘It’s been a long time’

Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips summed up his 40 years of serving as the county's noxious weeds director very succinctly.

March 20, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday for MS

The public is invited to attend a GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley. There will ...

March 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


RED HOT

Law enforcement professionals realize the nature of their work can put them in dangerous situations where hand-to-hand defensive tactics are required. The criminal justice program ...

March 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Eighth annual Sporting Clay Shoot to be held at Camp Aldrich

The Barton Community College Foundation will host its Eighth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 ...

March 18, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


CREP promoted to help save aquifer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Kansas are partners in implementing a voluntary program to encourage Golden Belt farmers along the ...

March 18, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New DARE truck rolls at GBPD

The children and teens of Great Bend will see a new DARE vehicle cruising the streets.

March 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


City asked to sponsor Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams St. The agenda includes a Neighborhood ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Get on board

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents are encouraging children to pick up books at an early age - even before they are able to read. The Dolly Parton Imagination ...

March 18, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


JCPenney closing after 90+ years in Great Bend

Great Bend will soon lose its JCPenney department store at 1500 Kansas Ave.

March 18, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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