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Barton recognizes Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2017-18 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding Student Ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Konner Ireland of Great Bend and Cynthia Torres of Liberal.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Disc golf, baseball tournaments on Rec agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will hear information about the disc golf course and about KCAC and KSHSAA 2A-1A tournaments when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda are health insurance renewal and 2018-2019 strategic plan - goal setting.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Carolina Temponi Goncalves of Brasilia, Brazil and Enrique Martinez Flores of San Salvador, El Salvador were named Barton Community College's 2018 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 48th commencement ceremony Friday.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Foundation honors Larry and Kathy Schugart

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Larry and Kathy Schugart with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 48th commencement Friday.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exceptional Barton faculty recognized

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2017-2018 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 12, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Planting redbuds

It's a spring tradition: Members of the Great Bend Noon Lions Club spent Saturday morning planting redbud trees in the islands on Broadway Ave.

May 12, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Beauty and Beetle

An exhibit of larger-than-life sculptures of beetles made out of scrap metal and micro-photography of beetles on large prints opens Friday, May 18, at the Shafer Art Gallery on the Barton Community College campus.

May 12, 2018 | By Micha Oelze Barton Community College | Local News


Barton Co. Academy graduation scheduled

The Barton County Academy's 2018 graduates will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington, in Great Bend. A reception will follow the graduation ceremony.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to recognize achievement

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will recognize academic achievements during its next meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Fire district on commission agenda

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 resolution establishing Fire District Number Two, appointment of the district's board of trustees, and Sunflower Diversified Early Childhood Intervention funding.

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS bands to perform Monday night

The Great Bend High School bands will have their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS gym. The jazz band, junior varsity band and varsity bands will perform a variety of songs. The junior varsity and varsity bands will combine to conclude the concert with "The Lord of the Rings" medley.

May 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pedaling with a purpose

A cloud-shrouded sun just peeked over horizon Friday morning as Larry Heyn sat tall in the saddle pedaling his way eastward out of Great Bend.

May 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Prairie Treasures

LARNED - Each spring, on select days in April and May, the Larned State Hospital offers the surrounding community the chance to fill their planter boxes and gardens with locally grown, healthy bedding, vegetable and herb plants. The plants are the end result of a year-long vocational program offered at hospital.

May 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Two arrested during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 100 block of NE 30 Road at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Kyle Dreiling, 33, and Ashley Feil, 33, both of Great Bend were arrested at the scene, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

May 10, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC revisits academic integrity

Today's college instructors don't just have to watch for plagiarized term papers. Issues with academic integrity include "professional cheating," Barton Community College Vice President of Instruction Elaine Simmons said.

May 10, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Coming this way

Golden wheat is trickling into the Great Bend Coop as farmers begin testing the harvest waters, but by week's end cutting could be in ...

June 13, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


STEPHENS TO STAND TRIAL

After four hours of preliminary hearing testimony in Barton County District Court Tuesday, 20th Judicial Magistrate Judge Richard E. Burgess Jr. ruled Chaz Stephens, Hoisington ...

June 12, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


More information released about Tuesday injury accident

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an accident at 3:45 p.m. on Monday at North Washington and Northwest 30 Road in ...

June 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County to get more funds to cover flood damage costs

It was a bit of good news.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


USD 428 Board OKs staff changes

The last school year has wound down and Unified School District 428 is looking to next year, including the shuffling of staff.

June 12, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


MAKING THE PITCH

HOISINGTON - City staff have been busy in recent weeks working diligently with prospects interested in bringing new homes and businesses to town, City Manager Jonathan ...

June 11, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Welcome back Homer

It had been over two months since Second District Barton County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg had taken his seat in the commission chambers. That changed Monday ...

June 11, 2018 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Trump calls Rep. Marshall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America's News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade ...

June 11, 2018 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Corbett named AHF Parade grand marshal

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood's 2018 After Harvest Festival Parade theme this year will be "Celebrating people, petroleum, and progress," according to Rosie Joiner, member of the ...

June 09, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


May marriage and divorce filings

Marriage licenses

June 09, 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 an ...

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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