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​Crime Stoppers offers reward for info on vandalism

Between 11 p.m. on March 28 and 2:51 a.m. on March 29, 11 mailboxes were destroyed. Five were at apartments at 2314 31st St., and six more were in the 2000 block of 32nd St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said each box was valued at $50, for a total loss of $550.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​BCC orchestra to perform at Shafer Art Gallery

The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Shafer Art Gallery.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Stairs for BCC pool funded by gifts

A new set of stairs has been added to the swimming pool at Barton Community College, making the pool more accessible. The addition was funded by Barton's Silver Cougar Club and the Bill J McKown Endowment.

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Jane Francis Hall

Jane Francis Hall, 74, died April 3 at River Bend Assisted Living Center, Great Bend. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Keith Wayne Brack

Keith Wayne Brack of Great Bend died on April 3 at his home in Great Bend. Services are pending with Janousek Funeral Home in LaCrosse.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


Mae Weaver 1922 - 2013

Mae Weaver 91, died on April 4 at River Bend Assisted Living Center in Great Bend. Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Elmer Edward and Ellen Marie (Walking) Kepler. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. On Sept. 20, 1942, she married Robert John Weaver in Burlington. He died on July 12, 2012. A longtime Barton County Home Economist, Mrs. Weaver was a Great Bend resident since 1950, coming from Manhattan and Burlington.

April 04, 2013 | | Obituaries


'Take a Seat' to help renovate Fine Arts Auditorium

The photo cutline was updated Friday for clarification. -- ed

April 04, 2013 | | Local News


Community Choir and Barton Orchestra to present 'On Broadway'

The Central Kansas Community Choir accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra will present a concert themed "On Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. The group will perform substantial medleys from popular Broadway titles such as "Les Miserables" and "The Lion King," as well as single selections from "Porgy and Bess," the "Wizard of Oz" and more.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


BCC theater to perform Kansas history drama

Barton Community College's theater department will host "Kansas Drama" at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Community Room in the Learning Resource Center. Barton theater students will perform "Settling the Kansas Territory" from the "Shared Stories of the Civil War" reader's theater project.

April 04, 2013 | | Area Briefs


OTR for April 5, 2013

Great Bend Fire Department

April 04, 2013 | | On the Record


The Great Debate

CLAY CENTER - Based on the results of an extensive survey conducted by The Pew Research Center, "a fierce debate is taking place" across America. What are they are talking about? Gay marriage.

April 04, 2013 | By Clint Decker | Religion


Immanuel UCC Hog Feed is Sunday

ELLINWOOD - Immanuel United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz, Ellinwood, will hold its 10th annual hog feed from 5-7 p.m. Sunday. There will be dinner, a raffle and live entertainment.

April 04, 2013 | | Religion


Men's prayer breakfast is Saturday

There will be a men's prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at River of Life Four Square Church, 1219 Main, Great Bend. The Rev. Kevin Baxter will be speaking. All men, fathers and sons are welcome to attend.

April 04, 2013 | | Religion


Victory Church of Chase holding revival

CHASE - Victory Church of Chase, located at 104 East Carpenter St., will hold revival services next week, Monday through Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. with snacks served. Revival services will be from 7-8 p.m.

April 04, 2013 | | Religion


St. Mark/St. Paul announce service time change

St. Mark Lutheran, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend and St. Paul Lutheran, Main Street, Galatia announce their summer service times.

April 04, 2013 | | Religion


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Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.

May 15, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Remember Kermit Gosnell? Probably Not

It is difficult to imagine that two years have passed since a Philadelphia jury decided the fate of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

May 15, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


Amish Romance Novels: Is That Even A Thing?

I had never really thought about such books existing, but the May 8 "Newsweek" reports that Amish romance novels are big business, accounting for as much as half of the inspirational fiction market and involving dozens of new titles each month.

May 15, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


IRS Workers

May 15, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Help wanted – careers in agriculture

It's graduation season for secondary and post-secondary education. Some graduates are continuing their formal education and many are looking for work. Many are still trying to figure out their career. Too many have never considered agriculture as a career path for a variety of perceived reasons: low wages, poor benefits, they don't hire women, less than desirable working conditions, no experience in agriculture, no jobs, no opportunity for advancement. All of those perceptions are wrong. This column isn't saying there aren't less than desirable jobs in agriculture but these jobs are shrinking as agriculture adapts to ...

May 15, 2015 | | Agriculture


Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduates at KSU

MANHATTAN - Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


From Barton to bachelor’s

MANHATTAN - Nathan Legleiter always wanted a Kansas State University degree, but he needed a way to complete it while living and working in the Great Bend area. He used a special partnership between Barton Community College and the university to complete his bachelor's degree in general business.

May 15, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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