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BCC to host open house for simulation lab

Barton Community College will host a "come and go" open house and reception to showcase its new Adult Healthcare Simulation Lab from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Technical Building, room T-119. A presentation is scheduled at 3 p.m. to recognize the longstanding partnership with St. Rose Health Center and to thank them for equipment and supply donations.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News

County departments face changes, challenges in 2016

Editor's note: This is the second of two stories highlighting the accomplishments and goals of the various Barton County departments.

January 13, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway (use east entrance on Williams), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Matt Aycock with greeters Melinda Kurth and Regan Reif. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 13, 2016 | | Local News


Prior to the Hoisington City Council meeting Monday night, council members arrived early to inspect and compare the merits of three different ambulances that the EMS Director Scott Fleming arranged to have available. They included one owned by the City of Hoisington, a 2013 Osage provided by Great Bend EMS, and a 2015 AEM. Fleming is also considering a model by Lifeline, but was unable to have one available Monday night for the inspection.

January 12, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Pilot offers alternative to remedial math class

Students who graduate from area high schools aren't always ready for College Algebra, but a new program aims to change that.

January 12, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

A lot has happened and a lot is in the works

As the new year dawned, it was a time for the Barton County Commission to look back at 2015 and look forward to 2016.

January 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Several county offices on fall ballot

In addition to the high-profile presidential and congressional elections later this year, there will also be a host of county offices on the ballot, County Clerk Donna Zimmerman said.

January 12, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​Panther Boosters donate $10,000 to athletic department

Ten gifts/grants ranging from $25 to $10,000 were accepted at Monday's Great Bend USD 428 school board meeting.

January 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Community Service Day set for April 27

Here is a summary of other action/information from Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:

January 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Capital projects include GBMS activity bus, GBHS roof

Activity buses cost less than coach buses and they're safer, but they are still more comfortable than traditional school buses, the Great Bend USD 428 school board learned Monday.

January 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​BCC to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Art Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

January 11, 2016 | | Local News

College trustees to discuss naming rights

Donations to the Barton Community College Foundation may lead to a new name for the weight training room in the college's Kirkman Building. The details of a proposed agreement to name the "Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center" will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building at BCC.

January 11, 2016 | | Local News

Attempted phone scams reported

Two Great Bend businesses last week reported receiving calls from scammers pretending to be representatives of Wheatland Electric Cooperative who were demanding money. No money was lost.

January 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Davis takes over commission gavel

Kenny Schremmer stepped down as chairman of the Barton County Commission and Don Davis took over at the head of the table during the annual changing of the guard Monday morning. Davis was elected chairman and Schremmer chairman pro-tem.

January 11, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Victim OK after Highrise stabbing reported

A stabbing that reportedly occurred somewhere in the Highrise apartment building Saturday night was the result of a domestic altercation, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

January 11, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Commission alarmed by domestic violence stats

On Oct. 20, Family Crisis Center Executive Director Rachel Angel wants Barton County residents to "paint the town purple" in an effort to draw attention ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Quilts of Valor

Eleven area veterans were awarded quilts from the Golden Plains Quilts of Valor group on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Argonne American Legion Post 180 ...

October 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News

GBCCA Brings Blackwood Brothers Quartet to Stage for Next Concert

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, lauded as the best-known name in gospel quartet history, will perform for the Golden Belt Community Concert Association at 7:30 ...

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

County probe topic of contentious executive session

Commissioner Alicia Straub's asking for a 10-minute closed-door commission meeting Monday morning sparked a heated exchange after fellow commissioners felt blind-sided by the request ...

October 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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