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​BCC to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Art Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

January 11, 2016 | | Local News


College trustees to discuss naming rights

Donations to the Barton Community College Foundation may lead to a new name for the weight training room in the college's Kirkman Building. The details of a proposed agreement to name the "Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center" will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building at BCC.

January 11, 2016 | | Local News


Attempted phone scams reported

Two Great Bend businesses last week reported receiving calls from scammers pretending to be representatives of Wheatland Electric Cooperative who were demanding money. No money was lost.

January 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Davis takes over commission gavel

Kenny Schremmer stepped down as chairman of the Barton County Commission and Don Davis took over at the head of the table during the annual changing of the guard Monday morning. Davis was elected chairman and Schremmer chairman pro-tem.

January 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Victim OK after Highrise stabbing reported

A stabbing that reportedly occurred somewhere in the Highrise apartment building Saturday night was the result of a domestic altercation, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

January 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation begins law enforcement campaign

A friend of the Golden Belt Community Foundation recently approached Christy Tustin with an idea.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


69 years of service to Barton County

Sixty-nine years ago a group of five men met on Jan. 28, 1947, for the first board meeting of the newly organized Barton County Conservation District. Assistance of the Federal Soil Conservation Service was requested at that time. Members of the board were J. Wylie Logan, Hoisington, Chairman; Walter G. Praeger, Claflin, Vice-Chairman; Virgil A. Unruh, Pawnee Rock; Secretary; W.G. Nicholson, Great Bend, Treasurer; and member Elmer J. Bird, Great Bend. These men laid the ground work through volunteer programs to stop erosion of land by establishing and carrying out sound conservation programs on the farms.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


KHP asking for public’s input on tattoos

The Kansas Highway Patrol is short in manpower statewide. In addressing this shortage, the agency is exploring ways of attracting more applicants for its trooper and other vacant positions. As an agency with a background of history and tradition, the agency has a tattoo policy, and as we move into 21st century policing, the Patrol is interested in what the public has to say or their thoughts on tattoos in law enforcement.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


December marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licences

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


Dog-gone fun at Adopt-A-Pet

You can't blame a kid for trying.

January 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​GBRC Board to elect officers

Board members of the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will elect new officers when they meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

January 08, 2016 | | Local News


​BCC Silver Cougar Club to offer history course

Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery will teach a course via Barton's Silver Cougar Club titled "Age of Enlightenment," 1:30-3:30 p.m. each Tuesday from Jan. 26 through April 5 in room F-129 of the Fine Arts Building.

January 08, 2016 | | Local News


​Moran to join live Q&A on public television

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) will appear on Smoky Hills Public Television from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

January 08, 2016 | | Local News


Area artists featured at Deines Center

RUSSELL - The next show opens at the Deines Cultural Center, Friday Jan. 15, from 5-8 p.m. "Drawn to Illusion" features the imaginative art of Robert Joy of Ellinwood and Mike Whelan of Great Bend.

January 08, 2016 | | Local News


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School board to visit Riley

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its monthly noon meeting at Riley Elementary School on Thursday. Principal JoAnn Blevins and staff ...

September 26, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Community Concert Association Presents David Burnham’s Broadway

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present David Burnham showcasing his roles from Broadway musicals including "Wicked," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct ...

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Pafford serves Barton County Detention Center as full-time deputy

When Cyril Pafford reports for work, he passes through a few locked doors on his way to a dimly lit room that passersby cannot see ...

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


City to start flushing fire hydrants Monday

The City of Great Bend Water Division of Public Works Department will begin flushing the city's fire hydrants on Monday, Water Superintendent Joseph Tracy ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC students win awards at state fair

Two Barton Community College students earned awards in the Fine Arts Competition for professional photography and painting at the Kansas State Fair.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for Great Bend organization

A Great Bend organization has been awarded more than $72,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC Young Democrats to host debate watch

Barton Community College Young Democrats Club will hold a presidential debate watch party at 8 p.m. Monday in the college Library's Cavanaugh Room ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children's novel "The One and Only Ivan" on Friday. These books are theirs to take home ...

September 24, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drop in government jobs fuels jobless rate increase

BY STAFF REPORTS

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Executive session on commission agenda Monday morning

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the ...

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC freshman lands lead role in stage classic

An advantage of attending a community college versus a four-year university is the opportunity to participate and get one's hands dirty on campus right ...

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


New feature goes up at Bark Park

First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to ...

September 23, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


'Triplet Day'

This is Spirit Week at Jefferson Elementary School, and Thursday was Twin/Triplet Day. Teachers Maddy Demel, left, Brenda Unrein and Jennifer Leiker dressed as ...

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Sedgwick Co. Zoo ambassadors visit

Thursday's kickoff for One District One Book included a visit to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools from two Sedgwick County Zoo zookeepers. They ...

September 22, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


A gorilla's voice

When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to ...

September 22, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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