Cattle in pens at Mid-America Feeders mill around as smoke rises from approximately 120 round hay bales that caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire was reported about 1:18 p.m. and after battling the blaze for awhile, MAF and Great Bend Fire Department officials decided it was best to just let the fire burn itself out. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said this was the third time this month that hay ignited at the feedlot. In each case the cause was spontaneous combustion. Firefighters were at the scene for about three hours to ensure the fire did not ...
The first week of May is Art Week at Barton Community College.
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TOPEKA - Larned State Hospital officials say they need an additional $2.1 million to offset staffing shortfalls cited during a recent accreditation survey.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While state police and the FBI started a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt called allegations that Loomis' had his Superdome booth wired so he could listen to opposing coaches "ludicrous."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It's official: Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's NFL draft.
STERLING - They've done it again.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Charlie Weis is hoping turnover in the Kansas roster yields a turnaround on the field.
Barton Community College right-handed pitcher Nick Ney, a Great Bend native, recorded a win from the mound in a baseball game against Kansas Wesleyan Junior Varsity on Tuesday at Lawson-Biggs Field.
NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team finished in 10th place at the NJCAA Region VI championship on Tuesday.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers finished second at the Hutchinson swim meet behind Andover on Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.
RUSSELL - The exhibit "Pandoras by Poche'" will be shown throughout the month of May at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. The exhibit opens Sunday with an artist's reception from 2-4 p.m.
Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will host the next Lenten Luncheon, at noon Wednesday, March 4. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meetings end at 1 p.m.
WICHITA - A winter storm will begin to impact Kansas beginning Saturday, according to the national Weather Service in Wichita,
HOISINGTON - Phil DeMoss, 64, died Feb. 23, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital.
GREAT BEND - Ramona Mae Durbin, 84, died Feb. 26, 2015 at her home in Great Bend.
The roast beef dinner that was scheduled for this Sunday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend as been postponed because of impending weather.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality show the movie "October Sky," originally scheduled for Friday, has been canceled due to weather.
The Rev. Scott Hinkle will be speaking Sunday, March 1 at Faith Community Church at 10:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m.
The Students of the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present the musical "Don't Rock the Art" on Saturday, Feb. 28. The public is invited to attend the program at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. at the church, or at 2 p.m. at Sterling House.
The Great Bend Public Library continues to offer patron programs at its temporary location, 3407 10th St.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, March 21. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry permit through the State of Kansas. Residents of Barton County will be given priority enrollment.
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Great Bend High School swimmers hope they aren't all wet when it comes to a lofty goal they have set for themselves this weekend.