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Annual Fall Fun Festival helps Kans for Kids

The 10th Annual Fall Fun Festival for Kans for Kids, hosted by the Kyle Kasselman family, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, from 1-5 p.m. at the Kasselman Farm. To get to the Kasselman Farm, drive 3 miles west of Claflin to the Camp Aldrich Blacktop, 1 mile south and 1/4 mile east.

September 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

Fifi photos

Fifi flew into town this afternoon.

September 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Fifi, the only B-29 Superfortress still flying, arrived at the Great Bend Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon. The crew from the Commemorative Air Force will be selling rides in this World War II warbird during the Great Bend AirFest, going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

September 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Fun improvements planned

Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told a civic group Wednesday that improving recreational areas and events is a priority for the coming year. These include major changes at the Events Center.

September 16, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

District enrollment down

Great Bend has started the fall semester with about 60 fewer students than last year, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

September 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

USD 428 receives grants, donations

The school board officially accepted several gifts and a grant application when it met Monday.

September 15, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​School board reviews storm damage

Last Thursday's storm that damaged the roof on Lincoln Elementary School was discussed at Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting.

September 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

The thrill of flight: Bombers, Bikes, Butterflies

This coming Friday will kick off three major events in Barton County. Some are calling it the Bikes, Butterflies & Bombers Weekend.

September 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Perks offers free drinks to military, responders

First responders, veterans and active military personnel can now get free drinks every Thursday at Perks Coffee Shoppe, 1216 Main, in Great Bend. They will be served free coffee, tea or soda between the hours of 9:30 and 11 a.m.

September 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Business

Coats needed

The warm summer days are coming to an end, and within weeks it will be jacket weather. Coat, scarf and mitten weather. That is why Trinity United Methodist Church has begun its annual search for coats to give away.

September 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Viewpoint

​Man jailed after wrecking stolen truck

The Barton County Sheriff's Office suspects alcohol was involved in an accident Sunday involving a stolen pickup in Barton County.

September 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Kids Ag Day photos

Photos taken during Barton County's Kids Ag Day, Sept. 9, 2015 at the Koelsch Farm.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From horse-drawn plows to drones, Kansas farms have evolved. Barton County fourth graders got a crash course in all things agricultural Wednesday during Kids Ag Day.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​BCC responds to WalletHub survey

A nationwide survey ranking 670 community colleges placed Barton Community College 591st overall, behind most other Kansas Community Colleges. Barton officials said the numbers don't paint an accurate portrait of the college.

September 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Jordan found guilty

A Barton County jury has found Steven Terry "Dewey" Jordan, 46, guilty of rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property. District Judge Ron Svaty set sentencing for 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 and revoked his bond.

September 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Randy Stonehill singing at River of Life

Christian recording artists Randy Stonehill and Buck Storm will be at the River of Life Church in Great Bend on Monday, Sept. 28, to present ...

September 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​New group helps survivors of suicide loss

A new support group is forming for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

‘Humphrey’ puts everyone on same page

Friday's scene may have been a first at Great Bend schools: Elementary students all over town attended pep rallies to celebrate reading a book.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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