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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

All about wine

If it is wine you love, there will be no better place to sample some of the goodness than the Catholic Charities 17th Annual Wine Tasting Event Friday, April 20. There will plenty of wines to sample as well as a silent and a live auction.

April 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Rec gets new logo

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board of directors along with staff members got to see the new GBRC logo on Monday.

April 10, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

First Christian Church adds 'Refuge' service

First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave. in Great Bend, is offering a new service called "Refuge" to people that have strayed away from God and have not been to church in some time. The service is designed to help people find their way back.

April 05, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

Wildfire precautions

This is the beginning of wildfire season. With everything being so dry and with high winds predicted for today, people need to be aware, take precautions against starting fires and know what to do in case of an emergency, Barton County Emergency/Risk Management Department Director Amy Miller said.

March 06, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News

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

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Articles By Author - Russ Edem

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 09, 2018 | Russ Edem | Local News


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