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​BCC offering pilot ground school

Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will be offering Private Pilot Ground School classes from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 through Dec. 6.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs

ALCO announces June sales, promotion

ABILENE - ALCO Stores Inc. announced that sales from continuing operations, excluding fuel, decreased 2.9 percent to $46.8 million for the fiscal five-week period ended July 1, compared to $48.1 million during the same period of the prior year. On a same-store basis, excluding fuel, sales decreased 5.9 percent from a year earlier.

July 13, 2012 | | Business

Leeds joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Sharon Leeds has joined the company as a Gas Generation Administrative Assistant. Leeds joined Sunflower on June 25. She will provide administrative and clerical support to the production supervisor, professionals, and staff at the station.

July 13, 2012 | | Business

Four injured on I-70 after car runs out of gas

Four people were injured Thursday after an injury accident on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of the K-232 Junction in Ellsworth County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports a Ford Focus carrying four people from New Orleans, La., was westbound in a construction zone at 9:25 p.m. when it ran out of gas. While the car was still rolling, the driver, 23-year-old Pokharel Rabin, tried to make a U-turn in an attempt to make it to a gas station he had just passed.

July 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs

'Underwater’ VBS starts Monday

Children are invited to explore and experience God's underwater universe at a Vacation Bible School to be offered July 16-20 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St. All children ages 4-12 year are invited to dive into fun at "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God," sponsors said. It will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 16-20, at the church in Great Bend.

July 13, 2012 | | Religion

That's Nunsense!

What's a group of ladies supposed to do when they need to raise a large sum of money in a hurry? Why, put on a zany benefit revue, of course!

July 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


I have been watching the Bottoms early in the morning and late in the afternoon. The mid-day heat is oppressive, and most critters and birds try to avoid that uncomfortable part of the day by resting in the shade. The rain last Monday was a very welcome relief.

July 13, 2012 | BY Dr. Dan Witt and Eric Giesing | Barton Co. News

Without the costumes

July 13, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Griffin officially withdraws from Olympic team because of knee injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports

CRP emergency haying and grazing allowed in 91 counties

MANHATTAN – Adrian J. Polansky, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas announced Friday that emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acreage has been authorized in 91 Kansas Counties, effective Monday.

July 13, 2012 | | Agriculture

Brees agrees to five-year, $100M contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports

Thoughts of an attorney about a District Judge

Dear Editor,

July 13, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor

St. Rose to sponsor guided imagery presentation

The second in a series of cancer-education presentations at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will focus on the subject of "Guided Imagery." The event is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News

Wondra files for reelection as treasurer

Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has filed for reelection to a second full term as County Treasurer. Wondra was first elected to the office in October 2007 by the Republican Precinct committee to complete the term of the retired Jan Karlin. He then won election to a full term in November 2008.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News

USA women's basketball team seeking fifth straight gold medal

The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports

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​School board to recognize PE teacher

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries” to raise funds for program

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7 ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle ...

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Believers Wrestling Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Great Bend Believers Wrestling Club is sponsoring an informational and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School on ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Firearms stolen on Friday

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

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Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 16, 2015 | | On the Record

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