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Easter fun

March 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


7th annual Clay Shoot to be held at Camp Aldrich

The Barton Foundation will host its Seventh Annual Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at Camp Aldrich, 884 NE 110 Ave. in Claflin. It is sponsored by Hammeke Electric, Inc, Innovative Livestock Services, MSI and Murphy Family Enterprises.

March 25, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Secrets to owning a purple martin home

At the March 17 meeting of Great Bend Garden Club, member Sharon East with assistance from Donna Krug shared a program on the interesting hobby of including a purple martin house in the landscape.

March 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Art with meaning

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the "Barton Student Art Exhibit" juried art show from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 1. The show runs through April 23.

March 25, 2016 | By Joe Vinduska Vinduskaj@bartonccc.edu | Local News


Law enforcement seeks information on missing person

The Barton County Sheriff and the Rice County Sheriff are seeking the public's assistance in locating Megan Foglesong.

March 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton Community College trains employees on “Run Hide Fight” response

Barton Community College has stepped up its game in terms of safety and preparedness in recent months. New emergency notification apps and other enhancements have been paired with a recent series of trainings for employees on the college's Run Hide Fight response to active shooters.

March 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Nine for nine

Editor's note: Warning. This story will likely make you smile.

March 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood’s St. Joseph school celebrating 130 years of teaching

ELLINWOOD - Rev. Terrance Klein, parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish of Ellinwood, was busy placing newly polished candlesticks at the church in preparation for Easter Sunday on Thursday afternoon. This weekend, the church is expecting the return of several hundred alumni of the parish school. They are coming to celebrate the 130th anniversary of this Ellinwood institution.

March 24, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Out of Control

In recent days with all the wildfires that sparked up in Barton County and around the state, fire safety should be on everyone's mind. Prevention is the key to help stopping these fires and protecting ones family and home, safety officials said.

March 24, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Taking funds from KDOT may jeopardize Kansas roads

As state lawmakers continue to eye the Kansas Department of Transportation as "the bank of KDOT" and defund it to help balance the budget, many roads and highways, and other much-used programs such as air travel and public transportation are growing increasingly in peril, officials say. This is being felt in many ways.

March 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | 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 National Health Week proclamation, a federal emergency relief agreement for flood-related road repairs and asphalt mixing bids.

March 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m., Monday, March 28, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. Bring some form of identification. For more information, call 620-722-7676.

March 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC employees get Run Hide Fight training

Barton Community College has stepped up its game in terms of safety and preparedness in recent months. New emergency notification apps and other enhancements have been paired with a recent series of trainings for employees on the college's Run Hide Fight response to active shooters.

March 24, 2016 | By BRANDON STEINERT SteinertB@bartonccc.edu | Local News


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice offers volunteer training

Since volunteers can play a crucial role in supporting families caring for hospice patients, a local non-profit agency has scheduled training sessions for those willing to help.

March 24, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Edmonds will not seek reelection

State Representative John Edmonds, R-Great Bend, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election to the 112th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Edmonds was first elected to the House in 1994 and has served 16 years, in addition to four years as a member of the Barton County Commission.

March 24, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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