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Fake grandsons didn’t fool savvy seniors

The sheriff's office and police depart each received reports Thursday from residents who said they were contacted by fake grandsons.

July 30, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Paving the future

Plans call for the work that was seen near the Great Bend High School in recent weeks to just be the start of a new round of local street improvements, according to City Engineer Robert Winiecke.

July 29, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Watchdog group to attend burglar's sentencing

The Citizens Watchdog Association, created in response to a rash of burglaries in Great Bend, is urging its members to attend a burglar's sentencing in Barton County District Court - whenever it may be.

July 28, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


KWEC adds new features to enhance facility

CHEYENNE BOTTOMS - The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has add a covered structure and a butterfly garden to enhance the outdoor experience at the center.

July 28, 2011 | | News


Fuel prices are on the rise again

Prices for fuel were on the rise locally this week, bounding back to the $3.60 mark. And that put Great Bend in the midst of the mix of fuel prices across the state.

July 28, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


We need relief and we need it now

Hot.

July 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Barton Co. Welcome

By Jim Misunas

July 27, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News


BCC trustees evaluate the ‘Barton experience’

The administrators of Barton Community College say that surveys show students have a positive rating of their "Barton Experience."

July 27, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Area post offices face possible closure

LORRAINE - The United States Post Office is considering possibly closing 3,653 offices, branches and stations including central Kansas locations such as Alden, Belpre, Burdett, Garfield, Lorraine, Olmitz, Paradise, Pawnee Rock and Sylvia .

July 27, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Holyrood 125th Jubilee contest winners

HOLYROOD-The winners from this past weekend's events at the Holyrood 125th Jubilee events have been announced.

July 27, 2011 | | News


After more than one vote

The Barton County Commission will consider its 2012 county operating budget on Aug. 15, however the decision just to officially publish that budget took two votes to be adopted this week.

July 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


A sacred trek

Legion Riders and members of the Patriot Guard from Great Bend and surrounding area will join fellow bikers from across the state at a once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the official Kansas 9/11 Memorial in Anthony.

July 26, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


GBCT announces ‘family friendly’ season

 

July 26, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Heat dome is still building

It's not just here.

July 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Support growing in state for ‘Caylee’s Law’

If the number of e-mails he's received are any indication, there is swelling support in Kansas for a new law that would set guidelines on how long a parent can wait until they report a child missing, said state Rep. Bill Wolf.

July 25, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


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SPELLBOUND

Great Bend Middle School student Dalton Dicks was seated next to last year's champion Jazmin Garcia. Her good luck rubbed off on the middle school seventh-grader.

January 31, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


Home Run: Smithsonian exhibit open in Ellinwood

The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America," and a local exhibit on hometown "Heros on the Sideline" opened Saturday at the Ellinwood School/Community Library, located at 210 N. Schiller Ave.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


CASA Chocolate Auction helps children in need

Central Kansas CASA will reach a milestone this year, celebrating its 30th year of helping area children. On Saturday, Feb. 7, the nonprofit organization will reach another milestone, holding its 10th annual Chocolate Auction.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Chapman jury selection starts Monday

Jury selection starts Monday for the trial of Jeffrey Wade Chapman, who is charged with the first-degree murder of 25-year-old Damon Galyardt. District Judge Ron Svaty said 220 potential jurors have been summoned.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Small fires reported

The Great Bend Fire Department responded two small structure fires, one Wednesday and one Thursday, each resulting in about $500 damage.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton administration supports Fort Riley

The future of Fort Riley will be the subject of a town hall meeting Feb. 9 in Junction City. Barton Community College representatives plan to attend and be heard as officials from the Department of the Army listen to community members' input on how possible personnel reductions on the base could affect them.

January 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


DROUGHT IMPACT LINGERING

Last May, Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order declaring a drought emergency in most of Kansas. That order, which includes Barton County remains in effect, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller.

January 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Unsafe properties focus of Hoisington City Council

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and finally approved a resolution to approve the option to purchase real-estate between the city and Housing Opportunities Inc. for $21,500. The approval had been held up because of legal concerns over wording of the agreement which have since been worked out between the parties. This paves the way for additional duplex units to be constructed in Hoisington. The council also approved an option and sale contract to purchase property located at 309 E. Fifth for use by the city. A lien that had previously held up this agreement has been resolved.

January 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Whooping cough vaccines available

In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Temporary library outpost opens Monday

With renovation at the Great Bend Public Library underway, staff are busy moving books and other essentials to the temporary outpost at 3407 10th St.

January 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Barton County jobless rate holds steady

TOPEKA – Showing a continued strong jobs market, Kansas' December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013, the Kansas Department of Labor reported.

January 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


A healthy approach

Be Well Barton County welcomed David Toland, executive director of Thrive Allen County, to a special meeting Tuesday that included several community leaders from Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood.

January 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Gas prices creep back up a tick

Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents in the last week to $2.02.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


Huelskamp makes committees

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The leadership of the United States House of Representatives Monday made appointments to numerous House committees for the 114th Congress, including Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler.

January 27, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


HOMETOWN TEAMS

ELLINWOOD - Twenty-one crates from the Smithsonian Institution arrived at the Ellinwood School/Community Library on Monday. Inside those crates was an American story: the story of athletes, coaches and the fans who cheer them on. The traveling exhibit, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America," will open officially at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library, located at 210 N. Schiller Ave., but those who attend the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 10 a.m. on Friday can get a sneak peek at the artifacts and over 200 photographs from the Smithsonian's collection highlighting Americans and their love for sports.

January 26, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


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