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Wetland Center summer program registration still open

Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Sign them up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center summer programs held Thursdays in July, from July 10 through July 24.

June 20, 2014 | | Local News

Local toddler qualifies for national pageant competition

Twenty month old Anniyah Hurd-Harders won Supreme Baby titles at the 2014 Kansas State Our Miss Diamond pageant, qualifying her to represent Kansas on the national level. Anniyah competed in McPherson over the weekend with other state preliminary winners in the 13-24 month old age category to capture the Overall World of Babies Supreme and the Supreme Sweepstakes awards. She qualified for the state pageant after winning the Supreme titles in a preliminary contest held in Great Bend last year.

June 19, 2014 | | Local News

Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

June 19, 2014 | | Local News

Showers, thunderstorms may develop Wednesday night

Severe storms with ping pong ball sized hail and damaging winds are expected over parts of central Kansas roughly along and west of Highway 14 late Wednesday evening. Barton County has a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday evening.

June 17, 2014 | | Local News

Kansas Girl Scouts win national challenge

WICHITA – The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Council has won the Great American Can RoundUp-Scout Council Challenge for the third year in a row after recycling 32,199 pounds of aluminum cans, thanks to an outstanding effort by Girl Scouts in Reno County who rallied their community.

June 16, 2014 | | Local News

Splitter focues on caregiving at next Parkinson's meeting

When Janet Splitter, PhD and registered dietitian, speaks at the next Parkinson's Support Group meeting, she hopes her information will be especially helpful to the caregivers in the room.

June 16, 2014 | | Local News

Longtime City of Lucas employee identified

LUCAS - A longtime City of Lucas employee who apparently died as a result of electrocution June 11 has been identified as Gary Ward.

June 16, 2014 | | Local News

May Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

June 15, 2014 | | Local News

High wind causes some local damage

By Jim Misunas

June 13, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Wilson State Park event

Wilson State Park will hold its annual O.K.KIDS Event on Saturday. O.K.Kids is a program sponsored by Kansas Wildscape. Outdoor Kansas for Kids. (O.K.Kids) offers kids and their families an alternative to sedentary lifestyles. It gives children the opportunity to learn about nature and wildlife, and try new outdoor recreation adventures. This year's activities will qualify for Wildlifer Challenge which is another Kansas Wildscape opportunity geared toward promoting the outdoors. Parents should bring cameras and take photos of their children participating in the events. They can download photos to the Wildlifer Challenge website ...

June 11, 2014 | | Local News

Teens to launch catapults, explore body art


June 10, 2014 | | Local News

K-State local government report tracks county budget trends

Per capita revenues (adjusted for inflation) in Barton County remained unchanged between 2004 and 2012 at $701. The County's per capita expenditures decreased 16 percent to $731.

June 08, 2014 | | Local News

Cancer 101 presentation informs patients, as well as the public

Virtually anyone could benefit from information that will be shared during the next interactive televideo presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, said Susan Krigel, PhD, program facilitator.

June 07, 2014 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes Oil and Gas Depletion Fund lawsuit and a Barton County Jail operations update.

June 07, 2014 | | Local News

Kinsley high school students jump start careers through BCC pharmacy program

Carley and Camelle Deege have big goals for their careers and didn't wait to graduate high school to start working toward them. It may be hard to tell the identical twins apart, but one thing is clear; these women are future-focused. They have been taking online pharmacy technician classes with no tuition costs through Barton Community College's online component BARTonline via Senate Bill 155. Dozens of Barton's career and technical classes, both online and on-site, qualify under the bill's framework, which means students can take advantage of classes at no cost to them, except textbooks and ...

June 07, 2014 | | Local News

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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department has begun testing the inclusion of finely ground glass in the asphalt it uses to pave rural black-tops ...

October 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Lonnie Kruse's bio

BORN: Dec. 28, 1948 (Ellsworth)

October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Lonnie Kruse: A family affair


October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Gifts and grants approved by USD 428 board

Here is a summary of other business from Monday's Great Bend School Board meeting:

October 12, 2015 | | Local News

Energy management pays off at USD 428

For the past 11 years, Great Bend Middle School instructor Greg Wells has been leaving sticky notes is classrooms throughout the school district. In addition ...

October 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office ...

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Edible art

Mrs. Kaiser's preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington wrapped up Fire Prevention Week Friday by making a themed snack. Using graham crackers ...

October 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hunter Safety class

A Hunter Safety Class will be offered in Odin at the Odin Store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

Big First Congressional campaign in full swing

Although the primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress is still ten months away, don't tell that to Dr. Roger Marshall ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen

The Central Kansas Dream Center (CKDC) recently received garden produce from members of the Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT). CKDC operates the Hungry Heart ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

​Gifts for Panther sign, Park playground on BOE agenda

Accepting two gifts of $5,000 is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, set for 5 p.m ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Search begins for future GBPL director

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Dueling Pianos to raise funds for youth program

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC trustees schedule Tuesday retreat

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a retreat from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Conference Room of ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

YP5K and Half Marathon photos

Photos taken Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Barton County Young Professionals YP5K and Half Marathon.

October 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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