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Hot cars quickly become deadly for children, pets

It doesn't take triple-digit temperatures outside for unattended vehicles to reach oven temperatures inside. But as summer weather returns to the Golden Belt, safety experts remind people to never leave a child or pet alone in a vehicle.

June 12, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Local artist intermingles art with life

ELLINWOOD - Staying busy and loving life, Rhea Grandon finds fulfillment in her art, hobbies, family and friends.

June 11, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Youth Academy set for Friday

If you see local youth being hauled around this Friday and Friday June 28, in police cars or in the back of ambulances it is not because they are in trouble with the law or injured in an accident.

June 11, 2013 | | News

Summer reading off to magical start

The yellow hard hats seen Monday at Great Bend Public Library weren't for construction work. Staff wore the hats to celebrate the theme for this year's summer reading program: "Dig Into Reading."

June 11, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Sports, activities and mentoring spotlighted at USD 428 June BOE meeting

The USD 428 Board of Education welcomed Delores Baker and her family and friends Monday evening at the district office. Board president Dwight Young awarded her the R.O.S.E. (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education ) certificate, recognizing her for her years of commitment to a Riley student through her 12 years of education in the district through the Youth Friends program.

June 10, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

​SDS axes contract with Rec Commission

Last month the Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors approved a new contract to provide day services to Sunflower Diversified Services, but on Monday GBRC's Executive Director Diann Henderson said Sunflower won't approve a contract for the coming year.

June 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

Agreement a sign of improvement

An engineering agreement approved by the Barton County Commission Monday mornings helps pave the way to better signs on major rural county blacktops.

June 10, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Inmate in custody after walking away from Barton County Jail

This story has been updated.

June 10, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

USD 428 recognizes mentor with a R.O.S.E.

For six years, Delores Baker, Great Bend, volunteered as a Youth Friends mentor for a Riley Elementary School student. For six more years, they nurtured their friendship through letters and lunch visits. This year, Baker had the great joy of seeing her friend graduate from Great Bend High School. And on Monday night, the USD 428 Board of Education will honor her with a R.O.S.E. (Recognizing Outstanding Support of Education) award at their regular June meeting.

June 09, 2013 | Veronica Coons | News

Summer reading programs start Monday

The Great Bend Public Library has a new look going into the summer reading programs. The front desk has moved and the Children's Department has been refurnished.

June 08, 2013 | Susan Thacker | News

June events at Great Bend Public Library

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will offer the following programs in June:

June 08, 2013 | | News

Historic Wolf Hotel reincarnated

ELLINWOOD - The historic Ellinwood Wolf Hotel has a new owner, and great plans are in place to renovate and reinvent the hotel. Christopher McCord, 26, of Ellinwood plans to return the building to its roots as a hotel.

June 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Larned native Gene Keady present at street renaming

Gene Keady, born in Larned in 1936, was honored Saturday at Moffett Stadium on Third Street, where Keady was raised by his parents, Mary Helen and Lloyd Gibson Keady.

June 08, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News


In July 2011, Rhiannon Becker's 13-year-old cousin Mikal Bond was severely injured when a vehicle collided with her bicycle near Lawrence.

June 07, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News


Monarch butterflies alight on wire mesh at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo Butterfly Garden. Various species of butterflies in all stages of live can be found in the garden.

June 06, 2013 | | News

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Barton Community College will host an opening reception for its new exhibit "Fire," by Cheyenne artist Bently Spang, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 ...

October 02, 2015 | | News

Doggone good time

STAFFORD - The state's largest Wiener Dog Race will move to the Stafford County Fairgrounds during Stafford's Oktoberfest Saturday.

September 30, 2015 | Jim Misunas | News

EPA urges homeowners to properly maintain septic systems

LENEXA- EPA has designated Sept. 21-25, 2015, as SepticSmart Week. In recognition of this event, EPA and its state, local and industry partners are working ...

September 21, 2015 | | News


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