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County holds budget amendment hearing

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an amended 2106 operating budget for the three county funds – road and bridge, special bridge, and noxious weed. The action followed a budget hearing where Finance Officer Matt Patzner presented details of the changes.

December 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TAKE IT EASY

Icy conditions throughout the state Friday, Dec. 16 led to several highway crashes. For those who had to travel that day, caution and patience were required. Conditions required slower speeds than posted limits. The vast majority of accidents involved drivers losing control of their vehicles while crossing bridges. Eastbound I-70 was closed from around noon until 2:18 p.m. so responders could clear accidents and treatments could be applied to the roadway help prevent further accidents. Two fatality accidents occurred, one in Johnson County, and one in Sedgewick County. In both instances, the fatalities were not wearing safety restraints.

December 17, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Library board budget presentation questioned

The Great Bend Public Library budget, or rather library Director Harry Willems interpretation of it, will be discussed when the Great Bend City Council meets Monday night.

December 17, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Students test rockets at GBHS

The 10-degree temperature on Thursday didn't cool the enthusiasm of Great Bend High School Physics II students as they tested rockets they made in class.

December 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


OUTSIDE THE LINES

Beginning January 9, the Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina will feature an exhibit by Ellinwood artist Robert Joy. Well-known throughout the Golden Belt, Joy is famous for his unconventional painting style. His paintings incorporate a variety of characters and forms of nature, while addressing social and spiritual issues.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Art exploration

A reception for the First Annual Great Bend High School Art Exhibition will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Great Bend Public Library. Art students of Sergio Ramirez and Brian Hutchinson will have their work featured during a show that will hang until Jan. 9.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS bands to present Winter Concert

Celebrate the Christmas Spirit at 7 p.m. on Monday as the Great Bend High School bands present their Winter Concert. The Jazz Band, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Bands will perform.

December 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SLP helps Cherry Village residents who have signs of dementia

When a Cherry Village Benevolence resident has problems associated with dementia, the new speech/language pathologist (SLP) at the facility is often asked to provide guidance and maybe treatment.

December 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Garden Club shares stories of Christmas past

Fourteen members of the Great Bend Garden Club met on Dec. 15, and, with many wearing colorful Christmas sweaters, they shared stories of their childhood Christmas memories. Interesting to note was that there was quite a variety of family traditions, from actual candles on the trees, to waiting until Christmas Eve to decorate the tree, to trudging through deep snow in the mountains to cut down the Christmas tree, to celebrating St. Nickolas Day on Dec. 6th, to recording the voices of elderly family members telling of their own childhood Christmas memories, to children performing in Christmas pageants, to opening ...

December 17, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


BCC's first Junior Day to feature scholarships

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 15, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. Those interested can sign up at juniorday.bartonccc.edu.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Singers wanted for Central Kansas Community Choir

The Central Kansas Community Choir is recruiting singers for the 2017 spring season. The CKCC strives to provide challenging and quality performances to the residents of central Kansas. Choir membership is open to all choral singers high school age and older. Participants must have some choral singing background and be able to attend all rehearsals as the choral literature will be challenging and rehearsal time is relatively short.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Trinity Lutheran to host 'Longest Night' Worship Service

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., Great Bend, will hold a "Longest Night" service at 7 p.m. on the longest night of the year, Wednesday, Dec. 21.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Holiday meal at Cherry Village

Grace Drennon, left, Cherry Village resident, shares a holiday meal with her guests Beverly Cates, Wayne Campbell and Allen Drennon, right, at the long-term-care facility. The foursome joined approximately 185 other people for the ham dinner recently at Cherry Village.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


District moving to unified ELA curriculum

Each grade school in Great Bend USD 428 has its own approach when it comes to teaching reading, but that will change next year, Assistant Superintendent John Popp said.

December 17, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Two vehicle accident in Barton County

Vehicles driven by two Great Bend motorists collided Thursday evening at the intersection of U.S. 281 and NE 30 Road, 1.5 miles north of Great Bend.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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