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New faces at GBFD

There are new faces at the Great Bend Fire Department, where four open positions were recently filled. The new firefighters are Elisabeth Mohler, Great Bend's first female firefighter; Grant Peevyhouse, Preston Landers and Andrew Davis.

February 08, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Legislators talk about education

The first Legislative Coffee of the year was held Saturday at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development office. Four representatives from Kansas were on hand and the topic that was on the their minds was public education.

February 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


New look, new feel

The Dillons store on 10th Street in Great Bend celebrated its grand re-opening on Wednesday to showcase a new look and feel of the store along with the celebration of a new Starbucks Coffee Shop inside the store. The celebration included a ribbon cutting, presentation of $16,500 in donations and an ribbon cutting for the $3 million renovation.

January 31, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Being ready

There are two new vehicles behind the firehouse doors for the Great Bend Fire Department, thanks to some recent additions.

January 24, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


No changes to rabies resolution

The Barton County Health Department held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Barton County rabies resolution, and if there is a need for an update to the existing regulations.

January 24, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


New Year’s traditions

With New Year's just around the corner, many people will be just getting over Christmas, but this holiday brings with it a whole new set of traditions that friends and family can enjoy with each other to end the holiday season and hope for a better New Year.

December 29, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Two families without home

December 27, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC approves phone proposal

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors met on Monday and approved the request for proposal to replace its telephone system.

December 12, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Circles of Central Kansas fights poverty

Circles of Central Kansas hosted its first community event, "Poverty Paradigm Experience," on Thursday at the Heartland Community Church in Great Bend. The program was designed to help raise the understanding of what obstacles people who are experiencing poverty in Barton County face every day.

December 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend Municipal Court November convictions and fines

Great Bend Municipal Court

December 08, 2017 | Russ Edem | On the Record


Time to shop

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Preventing theft

One of the most common crimes of the holiday season - and one that is often preventable - is theft from vehicles, according to local law enforcement officials.

December 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Holiday giving

Farmers Bank and Trust of Great Bend held its annual Charity Coffee on Wednesday and donated $6,500 to local organizations to use to help the community in many different ways.

December 06, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


A time for giving

The Golden Belt Community Foundation is working hard for the forth year to help the community on Giving Tuesday by taking donations for local charities.

November 28, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


Local teacher, student receive awards

A student and a teacher from Riley Elementary School received awards on Tuesday for all their hard work this school year.

November 22, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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