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Minor train derailment in Great Bend

November 01, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Halloween safety tips to keep your family safe

Halloween is upon us. Parents and children are urged keep safety in mind while out getting those sweets treats and having fun with friends, Great Bend Police Lt. Scott Bieberle said. Halloween fun can turn frantic in a hurry when motorists fail to be aware of their surroundings, or children become distracted when trick-or-treating.

October 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Payback

A young man turns to revenge to pay back the mistreatment he has gotten from people around him. But revenge can lead to ruin. This, in brief, is the message delivered in a unique way through the Judgement House production at Great Bend's First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave.

October 26, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Hoisington City Council moves forward with energy project

The Hoisington City Council voted Monday night to move ahead with an energy project through Kansas Municipal Energy Agency to buy electricity from the Buckeye Wind Energy Center Project near Hays. This could save the city $30,000 dollars annually in energy costs.

October 24, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


TIME TO RIDE

The Healing Hearts Ranch held its annual Rodeo and Family Fun Day on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo. Proceeds from the event go to the ranch to help people with emotional and behavioral challenges.

October 21, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


BCSO teaches people about crime prevention

Lt. Stephen Billinger of the Barton County Sheriff's Office talked about crime prevention and how people can protect themselves on Wednesday during a Stop 'N Learn session hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.

October 18, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Putting out fires

The Great Bend Fire Department is conducting Fire Prevention Week throughout the local schools and on Wednesday crews from the department were at Holy Family School to teach students about fire safety.

October 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Long Pumpkin Patch opened today

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


NEW FIRE CHIEF IN TOWN

The Great Bend Fire Department welcomed its new Fire Chief Luke McCormick as he has taken over for retired Fire Chief Mike Napolitano. McCormick has goals set for the department, focusing on getting a full staff and on safety for all.

September 30, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Autumn brings a new meaning to travel

Fall is a time for exploration and travel and right here in Great Bend and Barton County there are plenty of things for the family to see and do and a great way to get outdoors to enjoy the cool weather.

September 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Birds, bugs and sun

Second graders from Great Bend and the surrounding communities took a field trip Wednesday to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

September 20, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Changing of the guard

The 731st Light Composite Truck Company at the Kansas Army National Guard Armory in Great Bend will host a Change of Command Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Armory located at 9571 B-29 Way where Capt. David Atkins will pass command over to 1st Lt. Adam Beckman.

September 09, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Kids Ag Day

With the celebration of National Agriculture Week, local farmers along with volunteers, the Great Bend Chamber Agriculture Committee and Diamond K Farm hosted Kids Ag day on Wednesday.

September 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Oil and gas museum takes education a step further

The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum has teamed up with USD 428 to offer classes to 4th and 6th graders through a grant it received last November from the Golden Belt Community Foundation for the 2017 and 2018 school year.

August 31, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Moran supports extending Veterans Choice Program

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran fielded questions about health care for veterans and the Veterans Choice Program during a town hall Thursday at the American AgCredit in Great Bend.

August 10, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Veterans Day Memorial Service

November marks the beginning of the holiday season with Thanksgiving, but another holiday is celebrated in November where people take the time out to provide ...

November 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


The ballots are in

Election day has come and gone for 2017, and the ballots are in, even though they won't become official until Monday when the votes ...

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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