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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


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 Veterans with a memorial service to say thank you.

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 are canvassed by the Barton County Commissioners.

November 07, 2017 | Russ Edem | Local News


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


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