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Out of the Morgue

Alligators, Movies, Service and School

The Plaza theater was one of several theaters, both enclosed and drive-in, owned by the Commonwealth Amusements Corporation from the 1940s through the 1980s in Great Bend and throughout Kansas. The building that R.B. Teller of Great Bend is located at was once the location of The Plaza. In late...

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Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

Late August, 1942, Great Bend is saying good-bye to several of its boys who are headed off to fight in World War II.   The schools are surging with students, population is growing like mad, and the community is looking for entertainment close to home.  Great Bend High School ...

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