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Stuff the Bus

The Stuff the Bus event kicked off on Wednesday, as volunteers helped gather much need donations for community centers in Great Bend. The event is held each year at both Dillons locations and at Wal-Mart.

July 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Story time

It was about story telling and exercise on Wednesday at the Great Bend Recreation Activity Center during the StoryWalk adventure that took listeners through a book about helping and counting.

July 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC approved budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors approved its 2018-2019 budget on Monday.

July 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Alien invasion

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is sponsoring its 24th annual youth summer theater production, "The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield, the Town Where Nothing Ever Happens."

July 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Pounding the pavement

July 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Juneteenth celebration

People of all ages gathered in Jack Kilby Square on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth. This celebration is the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

July 01, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBPL host KWEC

The Great Bend Public Library hosted the Kansas Wetlands education Center on Thursday as part of the summer program, "Libraries Rock with Rock and Roll Animals." KWEC brought in a few animals and taught the children about the different sounds these animals make.

June 21, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Special gift for a special man

Its takes a special kind of someone to help pay tribute to someone's hard work of taking care of a family over the years and that is what two brothers along with the help of so many more did for their father and friend on Saturday.

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local Life


Great Bend youth has behind-the-scenes fun

Getting a look behind the scenes is an exciting way to see how things work, and this is exactly what some Great Bend youngsters got to do on Friday during the Youth Academy classes.

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


A special day

Friday was a special day in Great Bend for many people as the Barton County Relay For Life Event got underway at Veterans Memorial Park. This day is to honor everyone that has been touched by cancer in different ways and a way to pay tribute to the ones that lost the battle.

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great Bend at 10 a.m. on Monday as people will gather at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery to pay their respects.

May 25, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


The Center holds Mental Health Awareness Day

The Center for Counseling & Consultation held its fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday to help raise awareness for people in Great Bend and the surrounding communities.

May 22, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Research shows hit-and-runs on the rise

More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Here in Great Bend, two of these crashes over the past year have resulted in fatalities.

May 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Wheat tour

Ninety-five participants from all types of professions, including millers, bakers, producers, traders, government, education and media, took a three-day tour of Kansas wheat fields this past week. The tour is a training course for some and for others it's a way to gauge how the wheat is doing.

May 03, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Giving back

The Great Bend Tree Board celebrated National Arbor Day on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park by recognizing the achievements of the community and with the rededication of the newly renovated park in honor of the men who fought in World War I and in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne in Germany.

April 28, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


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Mega Motor Weekend coming to GB

At the end of September, Great Bend's Mega Motor Weekend will offer three events for the entire family. The Great Bend Airfest, Lucas Oil ...

August 18, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Party Time

Party In The Park, the summers last big bash, was a huge hit for people coming out and enjoying the activities that the party had ...

August 11, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


Camp Aldrich fire

On August 10, 2018 at about 5:56 AM the Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Claflin Fire Department responded to a structure ...

August 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


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