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BCC Commencement

The Barton Community College Gymnasium floor is filled with the blue caps and gowns of more than 140 graduates who chose to walk at the college's 47th annual commencement ceremony Friday evening. Graduates from all walks of life and multiple countries heard from their educators, peers and guest speaker Col. John Lawrence, Garrison Commander of Fort Riley, before receiving their degrees. At the podium is Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy.

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


County Commission, City Council meet Monday

The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

May 13, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dolly Parton Imagination Library coming to Hoisington

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's youngest children now have even more support to help them become early readers, and the kids have not only the community, but themselves to thank for it.

May 11, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Driver injured when car goes off K-96

RUSH COUNTY - A Rush Center woman was injured Wednesday afternoon after the car she was driving went off K-96 and struck a power pole, 4 miles east of Rush Center. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the driver, Marissa C. Wagner, 20, was able to get out of the car, which became fully engulfed with fire. She was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Garrison Commander to address BCC grads

Colonel John Lawrence, Garrison Commander at Fort Riley, will give the commencement address at Barton Community College. BCC's 47th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest winners

Barton Community College has announced the winners of its Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The winners are Allison Peak, Sophie Oss and Thitipong Homruen. Each winner received a $100 Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development gift certificate.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC to hold auditions for summer musical

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will host open auditions for its upcoming summer musical from 4-6:30 p.m. May 17-18 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Schools will serve FREE summer meals

Great Bend USD 428 will once again provide free meals to children in June and July.

May 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees review contracts, insurance

Barton Community College's Board of Trustees reviewed the list of contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrators during a study session this week. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman said not much has changed and no new contracts have been offered.

May 11, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC 47th commencement is Friday

Barton Community College's 47th commencement is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Barton Gymnasium.

May 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Dennis Shaw eligible for parole hearing

A man convicted of rape in Pawnee County is eligible for a parole hearing before the Kansas Prisoner Review Board in June.

May 10, 2017 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Barton County meningitis death under investigation

The Barton County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are collaborating with health care and other public health partners to investigate the meningitis death of a Barton County adult, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said.

May 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Ellinwood Municipal Court Docket - May 9

Peter Russum, disobeyed traffic signal, fine $75, court costs $58.50

May 10, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Boeckman case sent to special prosecutor

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has submitted the findings of its investigation into former Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman to the Barton County Attorney's Office. County Attorney Amy Mellor said Wednesday she has referred the matter to a special prosecutor.

May 10, 2017 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Hoisington firefighters host regional training school

HOISINGTON - Hoisington's fire department hosted a regional fire school this past weekend, and Chief Jerry Stricker gave a report to the City Council Monday night.

May 09, 2017 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Barton Planetarium to present full-dome movies through spring semester

Explore the depths of space and the mysteries of the cosmos at the Barton Planetarium which will host several activities this spring. The Planetarium is ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


5K to benefit Camp Hope

Barton Community College's Community Service Organization and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will host a 5K walk/run 8 a.m. Sunday, April 29 ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Barton hosts Enrollments Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Day sessions to prepare incoming students for the upcoming school year. Space is limited. Students can call 620-792-9286 or ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Great Bend and Lyons schools earn Challenge Awards

TOPEKA - The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force has named 78 schools in 28 Kansas public school districts as recipients of the 2017 Challenge ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


BCC trustees to review Larned Corrections programming

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear an update on college programming at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility when it meets at ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Legislators commended for supporting education

During Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Khris Thexton noted the Kansas Legislature's passage of a school finance bill ...

April 09, 2018 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Week honors unsung heros

Public Safety Communications Officers play a vital role in protecting the life and property of Barton County citizens, a proclamation adopted by the Barton County ...

April 09, 2018 | AND VERONICA COONS vcoons@gbtribune.com | Local News


Marijuana wax lab explosion in rural Great Bend

A structure fire Friday afternoon in rural Great Bend was caused by a butane explosion in what law enforcement officers are calling a clandestine lab ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


ATV pursuit leads to drug arrest

Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved is a pursuit with an all terrain vehicle around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday that led ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


GBHS speech team earns medals at Pratt

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the Pratt Speech tournament on Saturday. Four GBHS students competed in 10 events and placed in ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kansas AG sending notices to 25,000 Kansans to reach who might be eligible for refunds

TOPEKA - The Kansas Attorney General's Office is mailing notices to nearly 25,000 Kansans who may be eligible for a refund of money they ...

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Missing teen was last seen in Great Bend

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for assistance from the public to help locate a missing teenager.

April 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local News


Kloos supports Kansans Can initiative

Kansas gubernatorial candidate Rick Kloos, Independent, stopped by the Tribune offices Wednesday on his way to the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Show. He was ...

April 08, 2018 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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