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Volunteers lend their ears to young readers

As Ginny Tinkler sits with a young child in the library at Jefferson Elementary School, she listens carefully to every word being read to her. In fact, she's all ears.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


GBHS newspaper launches Panther Tales app

Great Bend High School journalism students have taken the old maxim, "play to your audience," to heart.

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Humphrey the hamster visits schools

There's no telling where Humphrey the hamster will turn up next. On Monday night, school board member Susan Young brought a hamster in a pink cage to the Great Bend USD 428 board meeting.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dedication photos

Taken at the "Winged Aspiration" dedication, Oct. 13, 2015, Barton Community College.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Winged Aspiration

L.E. "Gus" Shafer is best remembered for his bronze sculptures of Old West cowboys, but a new abstract piece inspired by the artist was dedicated Tuesday outside Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery.

October 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


ROADS OF GLASS

The Barton County Road and Bridge Department has begun testing the inclusion of finely ground glass in the asphalt it uses to pave rural black-tops, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.

October 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Lonnie Kruse's bio

BORN: Dec. 28, 1948 (Ellsworth)

October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Lonnie Kruse: A family affair

By JIM MISUNAS

October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Gifts and grants approved by USD 428 board

Here is a summary of other business from Monday's Great Bend School Board meeting:

October 12, 2015 | | Local News


Energy management pays off at USD 428

For the past 11 years, Great Bend Middle School instructor Greg Wells has been leaving sticky notes is classrooms throughout the school district. In addition to his teaching duties, Wells serves as the USD 428 energy manager, overseeing a conservation program. The notes may remind a teacher to turn off a computer or the light at the end of the day.

October 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office have yet to me made. In addition, there are still tax abatements and refunds that have not been cleared up either.

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Edible art

Mrs. Kaiser's preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington wrapped up Fire Prevention Week Friday by making a themed snack. Using graham crackers, pretzels, oreo cookies and frosting, they created firetrucks. Pictured are Tinley Christians and Braylin Rossman.

October 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hunter Safety class

A Hunter Safety Class will be offered in Odin at the Odin Store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 20th. Students must be at least 11 years old and attended all classes to be eligible for certification. There is no charge for the class. For more information contact John Bogner at 620-587-3317, Jim Steiner at 620-653-4293 or Jerry Steiner at 620-587-3972.

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


Big First Congressional campaign in full swing

Although the primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress is still ten months away, don't tell that to Dr. Roger Marshall of Great Bend. Marshall, who is hard at work to replace sitting U.S. Congressman Tim Huelskamp as the standard-bearer for the GOP in next year's general election, made yet another swing through north central Kansas last week, making at least nine campaign visits there since March.

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen

The Central Kansas Dream Center (CKDC) recently received garden produce from members of the Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT). CKDC operates the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen and other faith-based social services at the old Roosevelt Junior High School building on Broadway, Great Bend. The Soup Kitchen serves lunch to about 70 persons on weekdays. CKDC also provides faith-based human services meeting immediate and long-term needs in the areas of homelessness, hunger relief, life controlling issues and education, including shelter for women and women with children. GREAT is a local environmental organization whose members come from a wide variety of ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


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Driver injured south of Ellinwood

An Ellinwood teenager was injured in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday. Zachary Pflughoeft, 19, of Ellinwood, was transported to Ellinwood District Hospital and was later ...

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Commission looks at hiring HR manager

Following a sometimes heated discussion over the hiring of a human relations manager for Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning voted to table the ...

June 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heartland Farm at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams , at 9:30 a.m ...

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to conduct evaluations

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss the trustees' self-evaluation and the president's performance evaluation at a board study session. The board ...

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend Public Library Board meets today

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors meeting will be held at 4:45 p.m. today, June 13, in the Library Director ...

June 13, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


COOL COMFORT

HOISINGTON - Participants in the 2016 Barton County Relay for Life breathed a sigh of relief Friday evening as each in their turn entered the cool ...

June 11, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Silver-Haired Legislature takes concerns to Topeka

Janice Walker, Great Bend, didn't realize that picking up a copy of "Older & Bolder" would lead her to a new public service project. But ...

June 10, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Youths get behind the scenes look of the city

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work and this is exactly what some area youths got to ...

June 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Search warrant turns up drugs, currency and stolen property.

According to Sheriff Brian Bellendir, four people were arrested during a search warrant that was conducted by the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 3 ...

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Bid approved on Pawnee County highways

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place May 25 in ...

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Scammed funds on county commission agenda

The Barton County Commission will talk about the county's "scammed funds" when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at the courthouse ...

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Pennington brings karaoke to Cherry Village residents, staff

When Walt Pennington was a long-haul truck driver he sang with the radio as the miles went by.

June 10, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Local News


Kaiser resignation on school board agenda

Todd Kaiser's resignation from his coaching positions and job as physical education instructor at Eisenhower Elementary School is on the agenda for Monday's ...

June 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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