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Local license has Custer connection

Barton County Records Clerk Marion Beck checked her e-mail in-box one Monday morning in February and found a message that started like this: "Good evening, Marion, from a very wet southeast England."

April 17, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

Beating the odds


April 16, 2012 | Jim Misunas | News

Center plans stayed

The City of Great Bend's arrangement with the owners of the Highland Hotel to manage the city-owned convention center will remain in place, at least through the end of September, the City Council decided Monday night.

April 16, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

Wade, others eligible for parole hearings

A man convicted of second degree murder in Pawnee County is eligible for a parole hearing before the state Prisoner Review Board in May, for possible release in June.

April 16, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

Health department gets new computers

The Barton County Health Department will be up to date after the County Commission approved the purchase of new computer equipment Monday morning.

April 16, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

Farm & Ranch Expo reports 22,000 attendance

The inaugural Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo had an attendance of 22,000, Manager Darren Dale said Saturday. The show ran last Wednesday through Friday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend.

April 14, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

Fox news anchor Holt to emcee Kilby sculpture unveiling

Award-winning Kansas City broadcast news anchor John Holt will emcee the Jack Kilby sculpture unveiling ceremony on Saturday, April 28. A native of Great Bend, Holt returns to his hometown for the ceremony, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse square in downtown Great Bend.

April 14, 2012 | | News

Storms surround central Kansas

The severe weather that was expected Saturday arrived on cue, with the National Weather Service prompting people to take shelter whenever tornados were spotted.

April 14, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

The request is dust in the wind

When the Great Bend City Council meets Monday night, it will take up an issue months in the making. It's an issue that drew two petitions from residents in the southeast part of town and may force two council members to recuse themselves from voting.

April 14, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

Ellinwood residents warned to take cover

5 p.m. from the National Weather Service:

April 14, 2012 | | News

Hoisington gears up for Safe Routes to School

HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents will soon have new, improved city sidewalks for walking or strolling through the Safe Routes to School Plan, which the city council approved at its regular meeting on Monday. The SRTS provides $250,000 in grant money to improve sidewalks and provide ADA sidewalk ramps.

April 13, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

BCC expanding options in medical programs

Barton Community College will implement changes to its Medical Assistant and Medical Coding programs starting in the fall of 2012, administrators said recently. The staff will follow statewide "alignment" of course content that was approved last year by the Kansas Board of Regents. The college plans to allow students in either program to work toward a certificate, requiring a minimum 45 credit hours, or a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree, requiring 63 or more credit hours.

April 12, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

For exhibitor, the future is blowin’ in the wind

It seemed like an odd comment for Rod Stambaugh to make as he stood at his Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo outdoor booth Thursday afternoon.

April 12, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News


Aiden Loveland Koster wants everyone get their blue on today and raise awareness of problem too often kept tucked in the shadows – child abuse.

April 12, 2012 | Dale Hogg | News

Some people have a hard time saying ‘no’

One would be Cody Lee, Great Bend High School business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America sponsor. A recently replaced knee and a pregnancy couldn't stop her from accepting the challenge to participate in Thursday's Dancing with the Staff competition. All it took was an invitation from senior Ryan Jacobs to sweep her off her feet.

April 11, 2012 | | News

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