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College hires swim coach

A contract for Jonathan Reeder to become the new head swim coach at Barton Community College was approved Tuesday by the BCC Board of Trustees.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Cat in the Hat' comes to Great Bend

Ashley Hernandez from the Great Bend Public Library's Circulation Department reads "The Cat in the Hat" to children, Tuesday morning. March 1 is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the American writer known as Dr. Seuss. His book, "The Cat in the Hat," was published in 1957. The library will also celebrate Dr. Seuss on Friday.

February 28, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Search for superintendent moves forward

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education is proceeding with plans to search for a new superintendent.

February 28, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Forklift purchased over objection

After considerable discussion Monday morning, the Barton County Commission on a split vote approved the purchase of a new 6,000-pound Yale forklift from Berry Material Handling of Wichita for $24,846.20 for the Road and Bridge Department.

February 28, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Riley School may expand pre-K; 6th grade could move to middle school

Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about ideas discussed Monday at a Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education work session on long-range planning. Part two will look at more ideas, including some that are already in the works.

February 27, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


SPECIAL FRIENDS

Great Bend boys basketball coach Tim Brooks got the idea to interact with Barton County's Special Olympians from his daughter, Colbi.

February 27, 2017 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Kansas Oil and Gas Museum hosts Warren Martin

Oil and gas producers give back to their communities and keep the state moving forward as a whole, the director of Kansas Strong told a Great Bend audience last week.

February 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBFD busy with weekend fires

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy this weekend with five separate fire calls ranging from a campfire that got a little out of control to two structure fires.

February 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Four mumps cases reported in Barton County

There have now been four reported Mumps cases in Barton County, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

February 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by 2B Organized at the Great Bend Chamber, Spray Holt Family Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Dave Storjohann and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission ratifies fridge purchase

It was a desperate situation for the Barton County Health Department, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning. One of the two pharmaceutical-grade refrigerators the department uses to keep vaccines and other medications at critically cool temperatures went out earlier this month.

February 27, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


A ROWDY ROMP: BCC Theatre

The Barton Community College Theatre Department is taking an unconventional approach with its upcoming play, "The Servant of Two Masters," which is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

February 27, 2017 | By Brandon Steinert Barton Community College | Local News


Title IX report on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a Title IX status report at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 28, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will also consider a recommendation to purchase a used bus from Riley's Bus Tours/MCI.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


School board to meet twice

A special USD 428 Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The monthly board luncheon meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams St.

February 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scholars Bowl team buzzes in

Great Bend Middle School's Scholars Bowl team is getting ready for its fifth and final competition of the year, Tuesday at Pratt.

February 25, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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