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‘Raptor Rehab’ is Thursday

Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Vandalism loss tops $8,000

Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Barton music students to present spring recital

Barton Community College students will present a recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Use-of-Force Simulator trains officers

The Barton Community College service area will be a safer place thanks to a new tool employed by the college's criminal justice program, a Use-of-Force Simulator. The simulator puts officers in extreme situations and forces them to make split-second decisions on what type of force to apply in a given situation.

April 23, 2013 | | Local News


Pawnee County Briefs

Chamber coffees set

April 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Motorist treated at accident scene

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of north U.S. 281. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Emelia Fricks, 17, Hoisington, ran into the back of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Elizabeth Mater, 47, of Olmitz, as Mater was slowing for another vehicle that was turning at a private drive. Mater was treated at the scene but not transported.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Weather forces Service Day postponement

Due to the winter-like weather, organizers decided Tuesday to postpone the first-ever Great Bend High School Community Service Day that was scheduled for today. The new date is Wednesday, May 1.

April 23, 2013 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Lady Cougars end regular season with win

Barton Community College's Kara Koepplin won her first Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meet on Monday at StoneRidge Golf Cub.

April 23, 2013 | | Community College


HHS in charge of Red Cross blood drive

On April 12, Hoisington High School hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Over 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members went through the process of donating. Out of the 60 plus people that came in to donate, the Red Cross received 54 good units of blood. The goal for the Hoisington High School and Community was 41 units of blood. The Hoisington community has not hit their goal in over a year.

April 23, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


Charles Bruce Colvin

FORT DAVIS, Texas - Charles Bruce Colvin, 69, formerly of Ellinwood, died on April 23 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Arrangements are pending with Kimple Funeral Home.

April 23, 2013 | | Obituaries


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Robert Rugan and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs




Is that a double letter score?

HOLLYWOOD--God bless America, and how's everybody?

April 23, 2013 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Reality TV

April 23, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


The Will to Win

A Boston firefighter, one of many who rushed in to aid bomb victims last Monday, told a TV interviewer, "We will win. I promise you, we will win."

April 23, 2013 | Peter Funt | Columnists


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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 ...

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Tuesday

August 30, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Werth 60th

Leon A. and Joan E. Werth will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3 p ...

August 30, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Bowman — Sandstrom

Rob and Kelly Bowman of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Ann Bowman to John Paul Sandstrom, son of Jeff and Jane ...

August 30, 2015 | | Engagements


It’s up to me

Any idea how much packaging we throw away in every household across the United States?

August 30, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


GBHS class of 1975 memorial service

The Great Bend High School Class of 1975 will hold a memorial service for the deceased members of their class at 2 p.m. on ...

August 30, 2015 | | Reunions


GBHS class of 1950 reunion

The Great Bend High School Class of 1950 will meet for their 65th Class Reunion on at 8 p.m. on Sept. 12, at the ...

August 30, 2015 | | Reunions


Saint Francis Community Services opens new state-of-the-art residential treatment facility

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) will mark the opening of its new state-of-the art Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) on Sept. 3, with an open ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Jumping Jiminy Crickets! Rainy conditions may have boosted Kansas cricket population

First it's the racket of 17-year cicadas. Now Kansans in some areas may be facing an influx of chirping crickets, aided by this year ...

August 30, 2015 | | Local Life


Elm leaf beetles

At this time of year, most of the elm trees in Barton County start looking burnt. Their leaves turn brown and some may fall. Overall ...

August 30, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Reflections on CKMC and the passing of an era

Count me along with pretty much everyone else who is awash in nostalgia with the tear down of the Central Kansas Medical Center. Some readers ...

August 30, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Federal contract awarded to City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Ellsworth

City Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., Ellsworth, won a $17,330 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Army Corps of ...

August 30, 2015 | | Business


Edith Marie Carroll King

HOUMA, La. - Edith Marie Carroll King, 89, a native of Barton County, and Houma, La., died on Aug. 19, 2015.

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Arlene Booth Thompson 1934 - 2015

OTIS - Arlene Booth Thompson, 81, passed away on Aug. 22, 2015, surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1934, she was the daughter of Oran ...

August 29, 2015 | | Obituaries


Larned High calendar

MONDAY-Ninth-grade class meeting, seminar

August 28, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


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