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BCC provides combat lifesaver training

FORT LEAVENWORTH - When the lives of service men and women are on the line in a combat zone overseas, sometimes the closest thing they will see to a paramedic is a fellow soldier. That's why Barton Community College provides emergency medical skills to soldiers through Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


St. Rose to sponsor guided imagery presentation

The second in a series of cancer-education presentations at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will focus on the subject of "Guided Imagery." The event is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


Wondra files for reelection as treasurer

Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has filed for reelection to a second full term as County Treasurer. Wondra was first elected to the office in October 2007 by the Republican Precinct committee to complete the term of the retired Jan Karlin. He then won election to a full term in November 2008.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


VA mobile office coming to Great Bend this week

The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs Mobile Office is coming to Great Bend this week. The air-conditioned mobile office staffed with veteran service representatives will be at the Great Bend Dollar General store, 5318 10th street, from 2-7 p.m. Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Veterans can learn more about VA and state benefits and even apply for benefits on site. Some of the benefits that veterans and eligible family members may qualify for are service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits ...

July 11, 2012 | | Local News


Families must make safety a priority while camping and hiking

TOPEKA - Sleeping bag? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Safety guidelines? A must! While the preparations for a family camping or hiking trip usually include a review of the necessary gear, parents should also review safety guidelines with their children, paying special attention to potential hazards specific to camping, hiking, outdoor recreation, water and falls.

July 11, 2012 | | Local News


Grant program to award $100,000 to four projects

By Jim Misunas

July 06, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Zoo News: There's nothing like a rat-sicle on a hot day

It's hot. We know, and our animals know it – including the animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.

July 05, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Shafer Gallery to host elegant afternoon tea

The Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will be the site of an "elegant, afternoon high-tea fundraiser" reminiscent of 1800s England.

June 28, 2012 | | Local News


Agency reaching out to people with disabilities

A Rice County woman's grandmother is terminally ill and unable to care for her granddaughter who has a developmental disability. The young woman, 18, is now in the residential program at Sunflower Diversified Services and soon will be in the non-profit agency's day-services program.

June 23, 2012 | | Local News


Local company puts finishing touches on Habitat for Humanity house

Stanion Wholesale Electric is responsible for one of the final finishing touches on the Habitat for Humanity house being completed at 1906 Hubbard in Great Bend. The local business donated all of the light fixtures needed to complete the three-bedroom home.

June 23, 2012 | | Local News


'Angelic' singer Tia McGraff coming to Great Bend

Tia McGraff, described as having "a voice stolen from angels," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, in the Ray Schulz Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, 85 South U.S. 281 (south of the Arkansas River bridge).

June 23, 2012 | | Local News


Lee Turner Lectureship

Special Assistant Attorney General Kevin O' Connor, who was the prosecutor during the Adam Longoria trial, speaks to a room full of area law enforcement professionals, Tuesday at Barton Community College. His topic was Systematic Responses to Sexual Assault. The day-long seminar was part of the Lee Turner Lectureship Series, an endowment-funded program designed to help law enforcement personnel meet continuing education requirements. There will be another session on Wednesday, July 25. The deadline to register is July 11.

June 20, 2012 | | Local News


BCC and Russell Arts Council sponsor summer musical

RUSSELL - Eye patches will be in excess when the Russell Arts Council and Barton Community College cosponsor the summer musical, "The Pirates of Penzance," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell.

June 19, 2012 | | Local News


Maki to speak at DAV convention

Members of the Disabled American Veterans from throughout the state of Kansas will hold their annual Department Convention June 22-24 in Great Bend at the Highland Hotel.

June 15, 2012 | | Local News


Midwest Cancer Alliance starts presentations at St. Rose

One goal of the new local partnership with the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) is to provide education for the Touched by Cancer Support Group. But it goes beyond that and reaches into the entire community, said MCA Director of Outreach Brooke Groneman.

June 15, 2012 | | Local News


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Day 15, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

For audio file, please visit kansaswheat.org.

July 06, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


RED, WHITE & BLUE

The Great Bend City Band held its annual patriotic concert Thursday night, with a selection of eight historical marches that date back to the Civil ...

July 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


McGee eligible for parole hearing

A man convicted of sex crimes in Pawnee and Barton County will be eligible for a parole hearing this fall. Randy Ray McGee, 53, is ...

July 05, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


One injured during shooting

Officers from the Great Bend Police Department were dispatched at 2:59 p.m. on Wednesday to the 800 block of Pine St. in reference ...

July 05, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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 ...

July 05, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Zoo news: Master Gardeners hard at work

Multiple groups of volunteers with the Master Gardener designation have been at work on the grounds of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in recent ...

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Photo Op: New signs installed at zoo

New signs were installed Monday at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo's Butterfly House. The outline of a large Monarch butterfly is a colorful ...

July 04, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend teen injured in crash at Pratt lake

A teenage pedestrian from Great Bend was injured Tuesday when a vehicle struck her at Pratt County Veterans Memorial Lake.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wheat harvest almost done

Wheat harvest in Barton County is almost a wrap, according to Frank Riedl at the Great Bend Coop. The county is at 95 percent completion.

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


City Band USA salute is Thursday

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with the Great Bend City Band at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the courthouse square. The concert ...

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Patriotic concert to feature military band

The 35th Infantry Division Band and the Great Bend City Band will present a free patriotic concert the evening of Tuesday, July 17, at the ...

July 04, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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