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The big chill

Crews from Peterson Mechanical, Great Bend, unload the first of two new cooling towers at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Wednesday, March 27. The new energy-efficient cooling towers will provide St. Rose with a modern, cost-effective system to air condition the facility.

April 04, 2013 | | Business


​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


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$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields

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Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

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Education and Agriculture: Traditional or Technical Education?

throughout February with a series of events recognizing the importance of career and technical education while increasing awareness of career paths available for those preparing ...

February 07, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


The Mighty Mysterious White-tailed Buck

Three of my friends kill BIG deer almost every year. They are all bow hunters. It is amazing to me that they consistently kill deer ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Father Tighe/Murphy

The movie "Spotlight" was recently nominated for an Academy Award. I watched it, like I watch most movies these days, alone at the Leawood Theater ...

February 07, 2016 | Matt Keenan | Columnists


Future of farming

Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Title up for grabs in 67th International Pancake Day Race Tuesday

Eleven women will compete in the International Pancake Day Race in Liberal this year, facing off against 25 runners in Olney, England. Last year's ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local Life


Birthing Classes for expecting mothers offered at Great Bend Regional Hospital

Great Bend Regional Hospital is well-known for its Women and Children's Center, which delivers approximately 40 babies per month to parents from all over ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


A.P.I. Kansas meeting

A.P.I. Kansas Luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Club at StoneRidge, 1438 24th Street, Great Bend. Lunch will be ...

February 07, 2016 | | Club News


The GOP Did Good in Iowa

I don't know how the primaries will turn out in New Hampshire next week.

February 07, 2016 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


No Rubio, Rights are Man-Made

The Iowa caucus brings out the evangelical in all Republican candidates. After all, previous winners include Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, two candidates who exclusively ...

February 07, 2016 | Tina Dupuy | Columnists


Great Expectations

February 07, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Great Bend Regional Hospital leads the charge in Heart Disease Awareness Initiative

As a leading healthcare provider in central Kansas, Great Bend Regional Hospital was proud to lead the charge in raising awareness for heart disease in ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


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