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GBHS season ticket renewal

Renewal notices for Great Bend High School reserved season football tickets have been mailed to current ticket holders. Watch for this mailing, which includes instructions for renewal, and reply as soon as possible. If you had tickets last year, but do not receive this notification, please email lana.wolf@usd428.net, or phone 620-793-1560.

July 29, 2014 | | Local News


GED orientation classes start Monday, Aug. 4

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class.

July 28, 2014 | | 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 donation to the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial from the Great Bend Tribune, the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and the Central Kansas Community Corrections budget.

July 25, 2014 | | Local News


Food preservation workshop scheduled for Aug. 1

A hands on food preservation workshop has a few openings remaining according to Donna Krug, Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 1, at Great Bend High School. Participants are asked to pre-register by July 25, by calling Krug at 793-1910. The $10 fee will cover the cost of supplies plus a light lunch. Karen Blakeslee, director of the K-State Research and Extension Rapid Response Center, will lead the workshop.

July 24, 2014 | | Local News


​Our Lady of Guadalupe Pageant planned at Shafer Gallery

Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host a pageant performance of "The Miraculous Apparitions of the Virgin Mary," Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Actors from the Prince of Peace Catholic church will portray the popular Mexican story of the Virgin Mary's miraculous appearance to Juan Diego in 1531. Admission is free.

July 23, 2014 | | Local News


The country unites to support finding a cure for epilepsy

On July 25, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. the Kendrick Tinkler family will host a Lemonade for Livy stand next to Family Dollar in Great Bend. Lemonade for Livy was created by Livy's Hope, an organization whose mission is to support children with medical needs and their families. All proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com) and their goal to find a cure for epilepsy. The intent of the campaign is to turn the country purple (the color of epilepsy awareness) by holding at least one lemonade event in each state.

July 23, 2014 | | Local News


Fort Larned ranger to present program on Buffalo Soldiers

A park ranger from Fort Larned National Historic Site will talk about Buffalo Soldiers who served at the fort, during a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the main museum at the Barton County Historical Society. Ellen Jones will highlight Company A, US Army 10th Cavalry, one of two Black cavalry units to serve at Fort Larned from 1867-1869.

July 22, 2014 | | Local News


BCC Trustees ready to public budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve next year's budget for publication at the next board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also approve the operational budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

July 22, 2014 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of 2014-2015 health insurance, and approval of the 2014-2015 budget.

July 22, 2014 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dr. Mark Judd, 20/20 Optix, 1701 K96 Hwy., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Karmi Green with greeters John Sullivan and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 22, 2014 | | Local News


Kansas Highway Patrol works accidents

A Larned woman was injured Monday in a Finney County accident. Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the accident, and to a possible injury accident in Russell County involving an Ellsworth woman.

July 22, 2014 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


Stomatitis (VS) confirmed in Colorado – horse owners encouraged to be vigilant with surveillance f

Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health officials were notified today that Colorado has become the second state in 2014 to have a confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis (VS). Four horses tested positive for the disease and have been placed under quarantine. The horses involved in these index cases have no history of travel.

July 22, 2014 | | Local News


Open Book Club meeting

The Open Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Public Library. July's book club pick is "Monstrumologist" by Rick Yancey. The public is invited to attend.

July 22, 2014 | | Local News


Tools stolen from vehicle

Crime Stoppers is seeking information that could help stop the number of vehicular burglaries in Barton County.

July 21, 2014 | | Local News


Vandals blamed for oil spill

Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports vandals opened the valves on three oil lease stock tanks in rural Barton County, causing the release of approximately 188 barrels of oil. The crime occurred sometime between 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and 8:25 a.m. on Saturday in the 800 block of SW 10 Road. Bellendir called the vandalism a "senseless act" and said loss is expected to exceed $12,000.

July 21, 2014 | | Local News


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