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County continues economic development efforts

The $5,000-plus that Barton County officials agreed to pay for membership in an economic development group is a small price to pay, considering what the county gets in return.

December 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


City helps host outdoors event

City officials have agreed to support an event planned for next summer here, and intended to help bring national attention to our outdoors offerings.

December 09, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Great Bend man gets green light on Green card

Angel Armendariz-Galindo wasn't born in Great Bend; his family left Mexico when he was 10 months old. But, like Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby, he claimed Great Bend as his boyhood home, and graduated from high school here. Now, after wrangling with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for nearly four years, the 23-year-old man is on the verge of getting his Green card.

December 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST

The Barton County Historical Museum and Village will be open for some old fashioned holiday fun this Sunday, when it hosts its annual "Ghosts of Christmas Past" open house.

December 08, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


MYSTERY MUSICAL

This year's musical by students of Holy Family School adds some light-hearted twists to the story of the birth of Jesus, but the true meaning of Christmas is at the heart of "The Mystery of Simon Shepherd."

December 07, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


GB man pleads to child porn charges

WICHITA – A Great Bend man has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Wichita reported Wednesday morning.

December 07, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


The markets, they are a changin’

The future will be a time of promise and peril for agricultural producers, a pair of nationally know ag market experts said Wednesday morning.

December 07, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


There is still time for a flu shot

As the holidays draw near, local and state health officials are urging all Kansans to get their annual flu vaccination to fight the spread of the respiratory influenza this season.

December 07, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


City considers sale of south Main lot

Years ago, it was a major business.

December 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Longtime local resident fights removal from US

Angel Armendariz-Galindo was in junior high school, thinking about getting his driver's license, when he first realized his family lived in the shadows.

December 06, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


TREE OF LIFE

As families gather to share in the spirit of Christmas this month, many of them also will be remembering loved ones who have passed away.

December 06, 2011 | | News


Exhibit highlights Pearl Harbor anniversary

ABILENE - Seventy years ago today marked the "date that will live infamy."

December 06, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Proposed USPS closures should have little impact locally

First-class U.S. mail could slow even more by next spring under plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to eliminate more than 250 processing centers. Nearly 30,000 workers would be laid off, too, as the post office struggles to respond to a shift to online communication and bill payments.

December 06, 2011 | BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | News


City moves forward on downtown theater project

Great Bend City Council members approved moving ahead the issuance of industrial revenue bonds and other incentives to help bring a six-screen theater to downtown Great Bend.

December 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


County approves budget amendments

It was good news that caused the Barton County Commissioners to hold a budget amendment hearing Monday morning.

December 05, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


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​Great Bend man injured when van hits tree

A Great Bend man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita late Monday morning after a one-vehicle collision on U.S. 281, 2 miles south of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 11:57 a.m.

February 16, 2015 | | News


'2 Across' opens Thursday at Crest

This week, Great Bend Community Theatre presents a date-night play that will appeal to the bean counters and to the free spirits. One of each will meet for the first time on a San Francisco BART train. Both will have the New York Times crossword puzzle. Before the end of the trip, the romantic comedy "2 Across" could have the audience wondering if two opposites are actually made for each other.

February 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


'LOVE' Birds: Winter species counted at Cheyenne Bottoms

Love was in the air on Saturday, which was Valentine's Day. The staff at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center took the opportunity to offer a winter kids' program titled "'Love' Birds."

February 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


BCC to update automotive program

High school students will be able to graduate with a certificate in auto maintenance and light repair, thanks to changes in Barton Community College's automotive program, college trustees learned at a recent study session.

February 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News


Stunning developments

For two weeks, convicted murder Jeffrey Wade Chapman was seen being escorted to and from the Barton County Courthouse in street clothes and no apparent restraints, nothing preventing him from making a run for it.

February 14, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​Fatal accident in Ness County

NESS COUNTY - One driver died and the other sustained possible injury on Friday morning, when a tanker truck rear-ended a semitrailer that had slowed to turn off K-96, 10 miles west of Ness City.

February 14, 2015 | | News


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