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MacArthur Lake to become Rotary Lake

Rotary Club to improve area around former sand pit

The Great Bend Rotary Club is planning to clean up and improve the area around McAurther Lake at Seventh and McAurther.

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 It was cold Tuesday afternoon and a dusting of snow lined the shores of MacArthur Lake in southwest Great Bend. The only creatures using the sand pit-turned recreational area were a few ducks resting on and skimming off the frigid water’s surface.

But, as envisioned by the Great Bend Rotary Club, the body of water will become a much more popular attraction and an integral part of the city’s park system.

“We have plans to develop that lake,” club member Gary Burke told the City Council Monday night. “We have a lot of plans.”

Burke and several other ...

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