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GB City Council reorganizes

It was in with the new as the Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night following the April 5 general election.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Throwing down a challenge

As of Monday morning, there were only 77 lines remaining to be sold to fill up the second stone at the Golden Belt Veterans' Memorial located in Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Loss in oilfield jobs hits local unemployment numbers

TOPEKA – Statewide, the March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, down from 4.0 percent in February and from 4.3 percent in March 2015.

April 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Wetland Explorer: Wildlife Rescue?

The staff at nature centers, zoos, state agencies, and anyone else who works with wildlife knows that there's another sign of spring besides chirping birds and blooming flowers. It's the phone calls from helpful and caring members of the public who've found an animal that they're concerned about. Spring is the time of year when young critters are being born, growing up, and of course, getting into trouble. But sometimes what looks like trouble to us humans is just another stage of life for a wild animal.

April 17, 2016 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Education Director | Local News


Judge Johnson seeks second term

District Judge Steve Johnson of Great Bend has announced that he is seeking a second term for the 20th Judicial District, Division 2. Judge Johnson was elected for his first term in the fall of 2012 and sworn into office in January 2013 by Chief Judge Mike Keeley, Division 3 of the District.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trainer praises Sunflower’s Early Education Center Autism Team efforts

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two stories on the new Autism Team at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center.

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS musicians compete at Regional Music Festival

Superior and excellent describe the Great Bend High School musician's scores at Regional Music Contest held April 9, at Barton Community College. Eight band events, five vocal soloists and one orchestra solo received "I" ratings, while nine band events, nine orchestra solos, and one vocal solos received "II"s. "I"s went to the Brass Sextet, Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Kayn Milholland; the Low Brass Ensemble, Aubrey Maneth, Matthew Phillips, Tristan McHenry, Andrew Curtright, Malachi Williams; soloists, Ben Diel, trumpet; Allison Regehr, French horn; Aubrey Maneth, trombone; Andrew Curtright, euphonium; Kayn Milholland, tuba ...

April 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Food and Farm Council presentation Monday

The Barton County Health Department invites the public to attend a special presentation on "Food and Farm Councils in Kansas."

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Family Crisis Center and former NFL QB kick off ‘Red Shoe” season

Since 2012, the Family Crisis Center Inc. has been working to raise awareness among the people in its service area to domestic and sexual violence through signature "Red Shoe" events leading up to the finale "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes." Many who have seen their male co-workers hobbling about in red high-heels as they raise funds for the cause have been persuaded to help, which has allowed the programs offered through the FCC to touch the lives of many, both locally and regionally.

April 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Barton Planetarium to present full-dome movies

The Barton Planetarium will feature movies utilizing the full-dome projection system this spring. The Planetarium is located in the Science Building. Enter through the sliding doors on the north side. Admission is free.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBMS soccer teams clean up

Saturday morning, team members from both of Great Bend Middle School's soccer teams, the boys and the girls, gathered at the north end of Stone Lake to spend some quality time performing community service together. The original plan was to travel west on the Arkansas River levy bike path cleaning up trash, but with cold wind and cloudy skies threatening rain, they altered their plan and chose a shorter route. Starting at the parking lot and working their way around the lake to the entrance of the bike path, they would travel east to Fry St. on the path.

April 16, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


St. Rose Health Center blood screenings set for April 23

St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23 for the next blood screenings. The public is encouraged to attend the walk-in event.

April 16, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC to host sexual assault awareness presentations

Barton Community Colleg's Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (SMART) will host events as part of Sexual Assault Awareness month during April.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Group to hear ‘Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul’

The Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting a 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland. The program "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul" will be presented by Rosalyn Borchers.

April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Find out what's happening at 'Squirrel Lake'

In a place called Squirrel Lake, you're bound to meet a nut or two. Great Bend Community Theatre's new production takes place at a family cabin on the shores of Squirrel Lake, Wisconsin, where a family gathers for the reading of their Mother's will. Not everyone is what they appear to be as we meet a nun and her insane brother, as well a psychic, supposedly sent by Mom from the great beyond.

April 16, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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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