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​Clean audit for BCC

Barton Community College has received another "clean" or "unqualified" audit from Certified Public Accountants at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. College trustees approved the audit Tuesday ...

November 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bridge repairs completed

Repairs to the rural Barton County bridge on NE 230 Road, between NE 150 Avenue and NE 140 Road have been completed, the County Engineer ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Nearly 30 families share Thanksgiving thanks to one Great Bend man

One Great Bend man has found the spirit of Thanksgiving and is acting on it. Joseph Trimmer, a young oil field pipe repair worker, was ...

November 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Sen. Moran to visit Larned Wednesday

LARNED - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will visit Larned at 1 p.m. Wednesday as part of his Kansas Listening Tour.

November 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

Fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

TOPEKA - The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and Kansas families will be coming together for a time of celebration and thankfulness. The hours spent in ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Officials encourage safe driving for Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. With increased traffic, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the ...

November 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

BCSO is asking the public for assistance

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Jessica Chapman who is wanted for parole violation and probation violation.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 24, 2015 | | On the Record

BCSO joins forces for the holidays

The Barton County Sheriff's Office will join many other police agencies across the state, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign, from Monday, Nov ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Have You Seen This? Tony Hawk skates horizontal loop

SKATER TOWN - Just when you think maybe you've heard the last skateboarding-related news about Tony Hawk, he goes and does something to blow your ...

November 24, 2015 | Martha Ostergar | Trending Topics

Turning gratitude into action this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving often gets lost between the sugar high of Halloween and the retail rush of Black Friday. Let’s be honest, turkeys and Pilgrims are ...

November 24, 2015 | Erin Stewart Deseret News | Trending Topics

'Tis the season to be grateful: How gratitude can change lives

On New Year’s Eve in 2012, Parade Magazine editor and author Janice Kaplan made a resolution that changed her life. It wasn’t to ...

November 24, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics

Millennials expected to splurge on themselves this Christmas

Millennials are expected to account for most of the anticipated growth in Christmas spending this year, with 47 percent saying they’ll spend more than ...

November 24, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | Business

What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) targeted philosophy majors in the Republican debate last week — arguing that welders earned more — he drew fire from a number ...

November 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

New Barbie ad featuring boy was 'parody,' despite praise for Mattel

A video of a Barbie ad has gone viral online when a little boy was included as one of three kids playing with the doll.

November 24, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Trending Topics

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Charlotte Ann Watkins 1946 - 2015

GREAT BEND - Charlotte Ann Watkins, 69, passed away Nov. 10, 2015, in St. John. Born on Jan. 3, 1946, in Hays, she was the daughter of Harlan and Elsie (Brown) Littrell. She was a Certified Medical Aide. On May 25, 2001, she married Myron C. Watkins at Great Bend. He survives.

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries

Patrick James O’Connell 1947 - 2015

TULSA, Okla. - Patrick James O'Connell was born in Wichita on Nov. 5, 1947 to Winifred and Mike O'Connell. He died in Tulsa, Okla. on Nov. 9, 2015.

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries

Larned Juvenile recognizes Employees of the Quarter

LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility has selected its employees of the quarter for July, August, and September.

November 11, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News

Boy Scouts will be ‘Scouting for Food’ Saturday

Members of the Boys Scouts of America organizations in Barton County will be "Scouting for Food" this Saturday, Nov. 14. The public is asked to help by donating nonperishable food items to local food banks. Items can be donated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day by leaving them in designated area at local grocery stores.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Students show veterans respect

With 23 million U.S. veterans living today, and about 2.8 million active and reserved personnel in the Armed Forces, Veterans Day is an important holiday, social studies teacher Dan Eyestone said Wednesday.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Keep watching and plan to vote

Watching the Republican debates over the last few months has been a bit like watching episodes of The Apprentice, as each debate the playing field narrows, with the top rated candidates returning to meet ever more challenging questions.

November 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

At the Mike

I know its a day late but a big salute to all veterans out there. Too many days that made our country what it is are being forgotten. Two that come to mind right away are June 6 and Dec. 7.

November 11, 2015 | | Local Sports

Veterans honored at memorial dedication

Despite high winds and chilly temperatures, a large crowd of veterans, family members and other spectators turned out for the dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial Stone at Golden Belt Memorial Park on Wednesday.

November 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


A stiff northwest wind blasted over Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday morning causing the old glories along the Avenue of Flags to whip and snap. They stood straight out, as if standing at attention.

November 11, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Claflin city council committed to keeping on top of blight

Monday night, the Claflin city council met at the city offices and heard from the owner of property at 409 3rd Street. The code enforcement officer served notice that the property was in violation of city codes concerning the upkeep of structures and storage of debris in August. Since then, Mayor Mike Urban said, the city has extended the deadline more than once.

November 11, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

GBHS Veterans Day assembly photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015, at Great Bend High School.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

‘Bedside Manor’ cast & staff

Dr. Jekyll Dallas Humphrey

November 11, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

Barton County Young Professionals host quarterly mixer this Friday

The Barton County Young Professionals group will hold a casual networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hutchinson Clinic in Great Bend, 2715 Sixth St.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

Pawnee County Briefs

Community Calendar

November 11, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Pawnee Co. Briefs

BCC officials meet US Rep. Jenkins

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins met with Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson and Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman Tuesday afternoon to discuss the college's prevalence as a comprehensive community college in Kansas.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

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