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Barton County Fair turns 20

The Barton County Fair turns 20 this year and has chosen that milestone as its theme. Although the fair officially runs July 6-10 at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend, a few "pre-fair" events take place this week.

June 24, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Accident kills Rozel employee

By Jim Misunas

June 24, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News


Website helps to drive tourism to this region

Modern technology is great, but it doesn't stay great for long if it doesn't keep up, and for the organizers of the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, that includes keeping a popular Internet web site updated, and making it more user friendly all the time.

June 24, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


SAFETY FIRST

In a scene reminiscent of the Oklahoma Land Rush, dozens of children ran onto the south baseball field at Brit Spaugh Park on Thursday to claim a free bicycle.

June 23, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Be prepared for safe outdoor fun this season

City crews will hit the streets again tonight in the continuing war on bugs and according to Public Works Department Secretary Laurie Bard that battle will continue next week, too, because it's not long before we can expect a lot of local residents to plan to spend extra time outdoors over the Fourth of July weekend.

June 23, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


On a mission of helping others

By Jim Misunas

June 22, 2011 | Jim Misunas | News


Campers hit the links at StoneRidge

Everyone was a winner at Wednesday's Camp Hope golf tournament.

June 22, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


A line at the pump

In the span of one hour Wednesday afternoon, many of the 50 two-member teams participating in the truncated 2011 Air Race Classic stopped and refueled at the Great Bend Municipal Airport.

June 22, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


Hoisington artist to create airport metal art

HOISINGTON - Intricate, unique and delicate metalwork is the hallmark of Hoisington artist Bruce Bitter. For this reason, the Transportation Security Administration approached Bitter earlier this year to craft a 9/11 Memorial for Kansas airports using a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center.

June 22, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News


Mystery animal to replace bison

Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory said he's gotten approval for the next animal or animals at the zoo, but he isn't saying just what will take the place of the bison that were removed earlier this month.

June 21, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


Raptor rapture

The Great Bend Raptor Center at Brit Spaguh Zoo is about to get a major exhibit makeover that will tie in to the Scenic Byway and Cheyenne Bottoms, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said Tuesday.

June 21, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News


MAKING IT OUT

With flames raging above them, Mark and Josie Roehrman literally made it out of their basement apartment in downtown Ellsworth with the shirts on their backs Sunday evening.

June 21, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News


County cools it with emergency replacement

When the high temperature is near or at the century mark, it doesn't take long for a non-air conditioned structure to get too hot for comfort.

June 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


International concerns spark gas price break

Bad news around the world has brought good news for local drivers, as fuel prices continued to drop over the weekend, bringing Great Bend back under $3.50 per gallon.

June 21, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Bike poker run benefits Relay

This is where the rubber meets the road. The second-annual Relay for Life of Barton County bicycle poker run is set for Saturday, June 25, at Brit Spaugh Park.

June 18, 2011 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News


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Council again backs Job Fest

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved sponsoring the annual Job Fest for $1,000. The city has been a sponsor of Job Fest since its inception. The ninth-annual Job Fest event is set for Thursday, April 30.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


BCC PTK Academic all stars honored in Topeka

Six students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society were recognized Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team, during an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka.

February 16, 2015 | | News


A BIG OVERDUE NOTICE

After a heated discussion Monday night, the Great Bend City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an agreement with the Great Bend Public Library Board for the payment and reimbursement of the new heating and air conditioning system at the library in the amount of $762,012.92.

February 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News


​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


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