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Tot Spot coming to life at Brit Spaugh

Passersby may have noticed some new bright and colorful playground equipment springing up north of the Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center. It is all part of the Tot Spot, a joint project between Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


SWKAAA to offer insurance advice for seniors

The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will hold an informational meeting about what one can expect and what to do before they turn 65 in regards to insurance from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Great Bend Front Door, 1615 10th St. in Great Bend.

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


Commission OKs contract for K-4 overlook

Construction on the long-awaited K-4 Cheyenne Bottoms Overlook Improvement Project will begin late next spring or early next summer, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning.

August 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Paranormal investigators will visit St. John Wednesday

By JIM MISUNAS

August 03, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


‘Concert on the Rock’ slated for Labor Day Weekend

PAWNEE ROCK - With the support of the city of Pawnee Rock and the Kansas State Historical Society, the Emerald Foundation is pleased to present, "Concert on the Rock: An Evening with Allison Boyt."

August 03, 2015 | Basil Dannebohm Special to the Tribune | Local News


Adopt-a-Pet joins Party in the Park

Golden Belt Humane Society volunteers will hold their August Adopt-a-Pet event at the Party in the Park, this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They will be set up near the dog park, on the northwest side of Veterans Memorial Park, with pets for adoption.

August 03, 2015 | | Local News


​Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines announced

TOPEKA - The Kansas State Department of Education has announced this year's income guidelines for free and reduced-price meals with agencies in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. By participating in this program, sponsors receive federal funds for serving nutritious meals to enrolled participants.

August 03, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items

The Coronado Quivira Museum is seeking items for an agricultural exhibit which will run for two years. The items needed are a pivot flowmeter, a drone, and a GPS onboard tractor system. Exhibit designer Don Traub needs these items by Aug. 11, so he can design and build cases or stands for them.

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 activity calendars

USD 428 activity calendars are now available for $2 each at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Office hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 02, 2015 | | Local News


Preparations peak for Party in the Park

The third annual Great Bend Party in the Park is Saturday, Aug. 8 at Veterans' Memorial Park, and promises to be another fun-filled day, with events for young and old. Coolers will be allowed in the park all day, with only 3.2 beer and malt beverages only and a no glass restriction. Families and friends are encouraged to make a day of it, bring blankets and lawn chairs, plan a picnic or visit vendors that will have a variety of foods for purchase, including pulled pork, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes and more.

August 01, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Literacy program coming to Great Bend

Humphrey the hamster is coming to Great Bend to promote connectivity and literacy to children and their families. Humphrey is a amazing little guy who is very smart, and spends his day at a school helping children understand the world around them, and on weekends he gets to go home with a student and see how these humans live when they are not in school. Humphrey is the main character in the book "The World According to Humphrey" by Betty G. Birney. The book will be read in the Literacy program called One District, One Book this fall for grades ...

August 01, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


County to recognize breastfeeding efforts

World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, is a time to recognize that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development, said Janel Rose with the Barton County Health Department. That is why local health departments have banded together as partners of Central Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition to further highlight its theme for 2015, "Breastfeeding and Work - Let's Make it Work."

August 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Great Bend man killed in vehicle accident

A Great Bend man died early this morning in a one-vehicle accident south of the intersection of 90 Road and 90 Avenue in west central Barton County, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


Up, up and away

With the theme "Superheroes in our Community," the United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Kickoff Event on Aug. 15th. Think Clark Kent, Superman Theme and "Truth, Justice, and the United Way."

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


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​BCC trustees to disucss buildings

This information has been updated. There is no special meeting Tuesday, only the regular study session.

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


UWCK hits 2016 goal

United way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for the 2016 Campaign, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said Friday.

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chili Challenge raises money for Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

The upcoming Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients will provide an opportunity for chefs to prove they have the best recipe.

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season ...

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Family Crisis Center holds a Meet and Greet

Being able to reach and help more people in a community is very important and getting the word out to let people know where they ...

February 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tax season brings out the criminals

This time of the year means extra money in people's pockets, but this also brings out the criminals that will try and steal that ...

February 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Former soldier becomes Barton paramedic student

After graduating high school in 1998, Hoisington-area resident Erik Berger joined the US Army and became an engineer and combat lifesaver. In 2003 he suffered ...

February 04, 2016 | By Joe Vinduska Barton Community College | Local News


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces changes in recreation day use fees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District announced today a change to recreation day use fees charged for boat launches and swimming ...

February 04, 2016 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for March 1

Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and ...

February 04, 2016 | | Local News


Zoo News: 2 zookeeepers join Brit Spaugh team

Two new zookeepers joined the staff of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in January, filling two vacancies. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said she is ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Ellinwood Columbus Club to sponsor fish fry Feb. 12

Ellinwood Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd. The ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Adopt A Pet serving soup, cinnamon rolls Saturday

Great Bend Humane Society Adopt A Pet will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Orscheln's Farm ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


​Deines Center offers ceramic workshop

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center in Russell is offering a ceramic workshop with hands-on instruction by Barbara Stevens, an artist and former head of Cloud ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


Health Equipped

Barton Community College hosted an open house and reception Tuesday to showcase its new Adult Healthcare Simulation Lab in the Technical Building, room T-119. A ...

February 03, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County experiencing email problems

If you tried to send an email to Barton County officials and got no response, you are not alone.

February 03, 2016 | | Local News


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