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Time for a change?

In the 2010 season and, again, in the upcoming 2011 season, the Great Bend High School football team will only play eight games instead of the traditional nine.

June 13, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Rec Commission upgrades its technology

BY SUSAN THACKER

June 13, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Falcon Crest

By Jim Misunas

June 11, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News


Library announces summer reading programs

So many books, so little time.

June 11, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Schinstock eligible for parole hearing

Terrill L. Schinstock, 47, will be eligible for a parole hearing in July, the Kansas Parole Board announced.

June 11, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Tourists naturally drawn to Great Bend

When Linda DiMario set to work on a marketing plan for Great Bend, her best ideas came naturally.

June 11, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Seamstresses make blankets to keep babies safe

BARTON COUNTY - Sewing gifts of caring, area seamstresses have been making baby blankets on a volunteer basis for babies born in Great Bend.

June 10, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Red Barn tries to fetch a tax break Monday

An arrangement that could realize tax savings of more than $200,000 for a local employer will be discussed when the Barton County Commission meets Monday.

June 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


County plan charts the course for future growth

"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow."

June 10, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


BCSO uncovers lab, stolen property

The Barton County Sheriff's Office discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab on Wednesday afternoon, in a large shop building at 395 North U.S. 281. Property that was previously reported stolen was also recovered, Detective David Paden said.

June 09, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


A TIME TO REAP

Gloria Eppley was like a kid in a candy store Thursday morning. The Hoisington woman couldn't get to the first of the handful of Great Bend Farmers Market vendors fast enough.

June 09, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


This summer’s war on mosquitoes begins tonight

According to the calendar, we still have some time before summer gets here.

June 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


City considers changing commuter air service provider

Great Bend could be seeing different flight service if details are worked out.

June 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


ON THE JOB

It was show-and-tell time for city employees on Wednesday.

June 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Free CO detectors still available

Just because summer is coming and folks have stopped using their furnaces doesn't mean there is not danger from household carbon monoxide poisoning, Great Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins said.

June 08, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


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Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

March 05, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


storm spotters

So far, Barton County and Kansas has been fortunate. Reports of severe weather have been minimal in 2015.

March 04, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News


​KBI agent testifies Miller deposited checks for fictitious invoices

Kansas Bureau of Investigation Agent Clint Hawkins said checks that Central Prairie Honor Flights members thought were written to businesses wound up instead in the banking account of the nonprofit organization's director, LaVeta Miller. Hawkins testified Wednesday in Barton County District Court, where Miller is on trial for two counts of theft by deception, each greater than $25,000 but less than $100,000.

March 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Pertussis case confirmed at GBHS

Wednesday afternoon, USD 428 sent an email letter to parents informing them that a chase of Pertussis (whooping cough) had been confirmed at the high school. The letter warned of the symptoms and what parents need to do if they suspect their child is infected.

March 04, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


County backs effort to recognize historic routes

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved offering a letter of support for an effort by Ellinwood residents to make the historic Chisholm and Great Western Trail a national historic trail.

March 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Former Honor Flight secretary reviews checks

The former treasurer of Central Prairie Honor Flights spent nearly four hours on the witness stand Tuesday, reviewing dozens of checks - including some deposited into the personal checking account of LaVeta Miller.

March 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


OTR for March 4, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

March 03, 2015 | | News


Residents asked to remove flowers from cemetery

The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.

March 03, 2015 | | News


Pawnee Rock Council ponders new fire truck

If all goes well, soon the City of Pawnee Rock will not need to depend on an antique fire truck to ensure the safety of its residents. The city council met Monday night and continued to wrestle with the details of acquiring instead a somewhat newer truck.

March 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


The next step

The long-running campaign to clean up Veterans Memorial Lake took another step forward Monday night when the Great Bend City Council approved the application of a chemical jolt to help eliminate the toxic blue-green algae.

March 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Some new faces

The City of Great Bend has a new police chief and a new City Council member.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Council OKs fund transfer for library

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a resolution allowing the transfer of funds for the Great Bend Public Library heating and air conditioning system loan. The amount being transferred is $762,012.92.

March 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


Hoisington honors Seuss

Monday, March 2, was "Read Across America Day". This year, the book is the Seuss classic, "Oh, The Places You'll Go." At Hoisington Middle School several activities were planned such as crazy sock day, guess the number of gold fish in a bowl, dress like your favorite Seuss character, etc.

March 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


For the Love of Reading

Students at Lincoln Elementary school arrived at school Monday morning dressed in the costumes of beloved book characters. Hours of work went into preparations for the school's celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. The popular children's author would be 111 years old this year.

March 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


Hoisington gaining ground on EMT shortage

At the Hoisington City Council meeting Feb. 23, EMS Director Scott Fleming announced the successful completion of Emergency Medical Technician training for five new volunteers.

March 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News


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