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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


Reed: No total shutdown here

Whatever the outcome of the Kansas Supreme Court's next ruling on school funding, Great Bend USD 428 doesn't anticipate a total shutdown, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

May 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Wasting away

On the first household hazardous waste collection day April 15, 148 pounds of HHW was taken in at various collections.

May 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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Ellinwood’s Star of Hope carries on humanitarian aid in Haiti

ELLINWOOD - Since Hurricane Matthew made a direct hit on the island of Haiti Oct. 4, Ellinwood based Star of Hope, a non-profit international aid organization ...

November 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Kansas Highway Patrol reports three vehicle crash

JUNCTION CITY - Three vehicles were involved in an injury accident Friday evening, Nov. 25, in Geary County. The accident occurred 600 feet West of South ...

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Men’s Wing at Dream Center opens

After months of extensive renovations of its second floor, the Central Kansas Dream Center recently completed and opened its new Mens Wing.

November 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Rotary shares frames Constitution photos with local schools

Photographic copies of the original U.S. Constitution are being shared with local elementary schools, courtesy of the Great Bend Rotary Club. Heading into the ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Santa’s workshop coming to town

It's once again that time of year for Santa to visit Great Bend a little early to help with this year's Santa's ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC looks at campus security

When it comes to campus security, training is more important than technology, Barton Community College staff learned at a national conference on the subject.

November 25, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


New BCC position tabled

Action items at the Nov. 22 meeting of the Barton Community College trustees involved hiring new personnel.

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Extension district, occupancy on commission agenda

A resolution to approve the proposed extension district, combining the Barton County KSU Extension Council with the Ellis County Extension Council, is on the agenda ...

November 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton to host holiday vocal and instrumental concert

Christmas music is something almost everyone can relate to and often creates a nostalgic glimpse into childhood memories. The Barton Community College music department will ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Woodcarver to present Nov. 28 program at Historical Society

Local woodcarver Barry Bowers will present a program when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. The program ...

November 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Community Concert offers Musical Monday fundraiser

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will host Musical Monday for Giving Tuesday. Musical Monday is a come-and-go event set for 7-9 p.m. Nov ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Trooper Robinson patrols roadways

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a series featuring local law-enforcement officers. Today's article focuses on a Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) master ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Cookie Contest sure to be fun and festive

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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