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GBMS principal named KAMSA ‘Principal of the Year’

David Reiser, Great Bend Middle School principal, has been named Middle School Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators.

November 08, 2011 | | News

Hoisington principal chosen as ‘Exemplary Principal’

HOISINGTON - Hoisington Middle School Principal Pat Reinhardt has been chosen as one of three Kansas Association of Middle School Administrator's Exemplary Principal. In addition to Reinhardt, Brad Miner, principal of Royster Middle School of Chanute, and Dr. Michael Wolgast, principal of Pioneer Trail Middle School of Olathe were also chosen.

November 08, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Media Blitz

Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, left, greets reporters and other educators, Monday at Barton Community College. Schulz visited the Barton campus to promote KSU's 2+2 partnerships with all 19 Kansas community colleges that allow Kansans to earn an associate degree at their local community college, and complete the remaining two years of course work for a bachelor's degree from K-State.

November 08, 2011 | | News

Youth program works to STAY successful

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles about this region's juvenile service programs.)

November 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Ellinwood runners honored by county

Barton County Commissioners took time Monday for what Chairwoman Jennifer Schartz called the most enjoyable duty they have.

November 08, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

More birds could answer Vet Lake concerns

City officials are considering adding more birds to Vets Lake in order to get rid of birds on Vets Lake.

November 07, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

A whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on

Diane and Steve Henry were in their Hoisington home Saturday night when something rocked their world.

November 07, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Juvenile program works to help youth

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles about this region's juvenile service programs.)

November 06, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News


Great Bend High School has announced its 2011 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has touched the lives of students and one who has served presidents.

November 05, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Holiday Tables offers decorating ideas, helps community

This marks the seventh year for the Great Bend Beautification Committee's Holiday Tables Spectacular fund-raiser, an event offering seasonal party planners ideas on how to decorate, while at the same time, earning money to improve the community.

November 04, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

County invests in its road equipment

Last spring, when county officials agreed that it would make financial sense to move towards a new asphalt plant, than to try to repair the old one, the county was able to rent equipment for 90 days, and it worked out so well that the decision was made this week to purchase the equipment.

November 04, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

BCC trustees issued iPads

Playing Angry Birds or learning how to download a song on iTunes may not make board meetings run more smoothly, but it can be a good introduction to 21st Century technology, Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman said Thursday. Notebook computers are popping up all over the BCC campus, and now each of the six college trustees has been issued one.

November 03, 2011 | Susan Thacker | News

Missing dog returned to college student

CLAFLIN - Twenty-three -year-old Fort Hays State University student Jessica Thayer and her dog Addie, were heading back to Fort Hays after spending a few days with family in her hometown of Wichita early in the morning on Oct. 28.

November 03, 2011 | Karen LaPierre | News

Cause of fire unknown

The cause of an early Thursday morning fire that destroyed the building owned by Estes Trash Service and Cliff's Commercial Trash Service at 323 NE 20 Ave., remains unknown, said Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano Thursday afternoon.

November 03, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Stafford county key to byway success

Stafford County is key to byway growth

November 02, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

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