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Trustees hear report on ‘Regional Workforce Needs’

Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs. For the ENDS report on "Regional Workforce Needs," the board heard from five community volunteers – industry professionals who serve on advisory boards to Barton's workforce training programs.

November 24, 2015 | By TRIBUNE STAFF Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC | Local News


​Clean audit for BCC

Barton Community College has received another "clean" or "unqualified" audit from Certified Public Accountants at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. College trustees approved the audit Tuesday after hearing from ABBB representatives Vicki Dreiling and Danielle Hollingshead.

November 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Bridge repairs completed

Repairs to the rural Barton County bridge on NE 230 Road, between NE 150 Avenue and NE 140 Road have been completed, the County Engineer's Office announced Tuesday afternoon. The road was reopened as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Nearly 30 families share Thanksgiving thanks to one Great Bend man

One Great Bend man has found the spirit of Thanksgiving and is acting on it. Joseph Trimmer, a young oil field pipe repair worker, was inspired last week after witnessing an act of kindness, and since then, has made Thanksgiving a reality for 28 families in the Great Bend area, and counting.

November 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

TOPEKA - The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and Kansas families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. The hours spent in the kitchen preparing turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and all the other fixings, however, comes with an increased risk for household fires. The Kansas Fire Marshal would like to remind Kansans of the importance of taking safety precautions to ensure a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Transportation focus on multiple safety measures for travelers. These organizations encourage drivers to take the following tips into consideration:

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


The Prairie Godmother Funds host Giving Tuesday Event to increase endowment fund

The Prairie Godmother Funds is one of over 65 organizational and other endowment funds participating in Give Where You Live, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. The Golden Belt Community Foundation will host its second Giving Day on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. This is an important one-day event to grow non-profit endowments exponentially. On Dec. 1, any gifts to organizational endowment funds may be eligible for matching funds, awarded proportionally. The Golden Belt Community Foundation has secured proportional matching funds of $50,000.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News


Fires in Great Bend

There were two fires in Great Bend early Tuesday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Veterans receive heart warming gift

November 23, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


New county engineer introduced

Barry McManaman was introduced to the Barton County Commission Monday morning as the new Barton County engineer. It was also his first day on the job.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Alcohol fund money to go to DARE program

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the distribution of funds aimed at bolstering aloholism-fighting efforts to the Barton County Sheriff's Office for its Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Health Department to get computer upgrade

The Barton County Health Department is moving towards the use of electronic medical records, a change that its current computer server cannot handle. The County Commission Monday morning approved changes to help with this transition.

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year, Saint Francis and its community partners work hard to ensure that no child served by the ministry goes without a gift under the tree on Christmas morning.

November 22, 2015 | | Local News


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Park School grad returns with science demonstrations

Dr. Don Walters returned to his boyhood school on Friday with a promise to blow things up.

May 14, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton recognizes Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton recognizes Student Ambassadors of the Year

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Audree Aguilera of Chase and Riley Chrisler of Natoma were named Barton Community College's 2016 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced ...

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Exceptional Barton faculty recognized with Distinguished Instructor Awards

Six Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2015-2016 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Barton Foundation Honor Loren and Gayle Unruh with Distinguished Service Award

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Loren and Gayle Unruh with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 46th commencement on Friday.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Falling for frogs

The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its exhibit "Frogs: Sounding the Future" featuring photographs from National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore from ...

May 14, 2016 | BY JOE VINDUSKA Barton Community College | Local News


GB Library Board to meet

The Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled to this Monday, May 16, at 4:45 p.m. in the director ...

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission, council to meet Monday

Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

May 14, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Wilson Reservoir depth conspiracy evaporating

Nolan Fisher is the park manager for the Army Corps of Engineers at Wilson Reservoir. Thursday afternoon, he shared with us the good news that ...

May 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


School board to meet Monday and Wednesday

Great Bend USD 428's Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for noon Monday, May 16, at the District Education Center, 201 S ...

May 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Regional hospital donates diapers & wipes to local quadruplets

When Brandon and Megan Fyler found out they were pregnant last fall, they were ecstatic to give a sibling to their 2-year-old son, Colton. But ...

May 13, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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