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Give blood during National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Girl Scouts honors dedicated volunteers

WICHITA - Thirty Northwestern Kansas residents were recognized at the Annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast on April 7 with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Take it back!

After squeezing all the toothpaste out of a tube, Great Bend High School students in their advisory class find putting it back in a challenge. The collaborative activity was designed to visually show that gossip and mean words are a bit like squeezed out toothpaste. Once it is said or passed along, it is very difficult to reverse.

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Makings retires from Sunflower Diversified Services after 25 years

Ladeska "Decky" Makings was diagnosed with polio when she was only 4 years old. She and a friend who had been in treatment together were allowed to go home the same day.

April 07, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Volunteer for ‘Keep It Clean Kansas’ state park cleanup

TOPEKA – Whether you're looking for a way to gain some volunteer hours or simply just feel like "giving back," consider volunteering for the 2018 "Keep It Clean Kansas" state park cleanup event on April 21. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and Westar Energy, will host the special Earth Day event from 8 to 11 a.m. and volunteers of all ages are invited to participate.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas license plates to undergo makeover

TOPEKA - License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


March Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | 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 a proclamation marking National Public Safety Communications Officers Week, the 2018 striping of county blacktops and the potable water supply for the Barton County Landfill.

April 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS offers ‘Solos & Ensemble Night 2018’

Great Bend High School will have a "Solos & Ensemble Night" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the GBHS Band Room.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Red Shoes & Bunco Too

The Family Crisis Center has special events planned for two nights this month in Great Bend. All proceeds will benefit the Family Crisis Center Inc. so it can continue to work with victims of domestic and sexual violence across western Kansas. For more information about signing up for these events contact staff at the Family Crisis Center office, 1924 Broadway Ave; call 620-793-9941; or visit the Family Crisis Center page on Facebook.

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘Science Magic’ coming to BCC Planetarium

Tim Folkerts, director of the Barton Community College Planetarium, will present the free program "Science Magic" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Planetarium. Folkerts said he will demonstrate some of the "cool science magic tricks" that he presents at Jack Kilby Science Day. Watch objects float, disappear, change color and otherwise defy expectations, and learn about the science behind the "magic." Many of the tricks demonstrated can be done at home with little or no cost.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


High school artists featured at Barton Community College

Art by area high school students will be on display this week, April 9-13, at Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


RSVPs needed for Summer Street Stroll market vendors meeting

Thursday, April 12, is the last day to sign up to attend the market vendors meeting that will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Great Bend Events Center. Those interested in participating in the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market, sponsored by the Barton County Health Department and the City of Great Bend, are invited to attend this informational meeting to learn about participation in the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

April 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Second Circles group forming

A new Circles of Central Kansas group will start on Thursday, April 19. This program aims to reduce poverty in Barton County by turning to the experts - those who live from paycheck to paycheck and crisis to crisis - and empowering them with a circle of allies.

April 06, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Outstanding teachers honored

Two well-deserving educators from USD 428 have been recognized for teaching excellence by being named the district's Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

April 06, 2018 | By Jennifer Schartz Great Bend USD 428 | Local News


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OUT OF THE MORGUE

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

April 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Volunteer finds her place helping teachers

Tabitha Blair loves children, school and she wants to make a difference – all the characteristics of a good teacher.

April 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Probable cause found in Kern DUI case

Lafe Kern told paramedic Tony Leeds that he'd taken a handful of Xanax prior to a two-vehicle collision south of Great Bend on Feb ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bellendir requests jury trial

The attorney representing Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir in a misdemeanor case has requested a jury trial and has also asked that the prosecutor be ...

April 11, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Memories Matter Bereavement Camp set for April 21 at Armory

Jessica Disque, 19, fondly remembers her grandma's smile and her grandpa's participation in her day-to-day life.

April 11, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC monitoring Army deployments

Administrators at Barton Community College said upcoming deployments of U.S. soldiers at military bases where the college offers courses could have a negative effect ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Other schools look at GBHS's student-led conferences

Educators at Great Bend High School were used to parents playing hooky from parent-teacher conferences at least half the time. Participation used to be about ...

April 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


All about wine

If it is wine you love, there will be no better place to sample some of the goodness than the Catholic Charities 17th Annual Wine ...

April 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Rec gets new logo

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board of directors along with staff members got to see the new GBRC logo on Monday.

April 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Pawnee County lifts burn ban

The Burn Ban has been lifted for Pawnee County as of 1 p.m. Monday, April 9, Pawnee County Information Officer Joel Davis announced. Burning ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Planetarium to present full-dome movies through spring semester

Explore the depths of space and the mysteries of the cosmos at the Barton Planetarium which will host several activities this spring. The Planetarium is ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


5K to benefit Camp Hope

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will host a 5K walk/run 8 a.m. Sunday, April 29 ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton hosts Enrollments Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Day sessions to prepare incoming students for the upcoming school year. Space is limited. Students can call 620-792-9286 or ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend and Lyons schools earn Challenge Awards

TOPEKA - The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 78 schools in 28 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2017 Challenge ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to review Larned Corrections programming

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear an update on college programming at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility when it meets at ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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