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Barton art students accepted into Prairie Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students and their instructor Steve Dudek will be featured in Sterling College's 38th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


Barton Community College to host AKCCOP conference

The Association of Kansas Community College Office Professionals will hold their 45th annual conference at Barton Community College April 18-20.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


Surgeon Dr. Gary Wilson joins Great Bend Regional

Great Bend Regional Hospital has added the expertise of general surgeon Dr. Gary Wilson to its medical staff. Dr. Wilson began his service with GBRH at the end of March.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


St. Rose committee offers health-care decisions information

Mina McGinnis understands that it is never a favorite topic among families but she also realizes that it is one that must be discussed at some point.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


​Judges needed for forensics tournament

Great Bend High School will host a national qualifying speech tournament, April 20-21. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the tournament.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


Barton RSVP and EOC programs to host $6 sale

The public will find plenty of bargains when Barton Community College's Educational Opportunity Center Trio and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the BCC Student Union.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


BCC EMS instructor Jenny Ladd named KEMTA Instructor of the Year

Jenny Ladd is a walking example of a dark cloud's silver lining. More than half a decade ago, she suffered a wrist injury that brought her career as a paramedic to an end. She could have easily viewed the incident as an insurmountable obstacle.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


Zoo news: Monkeying around

Great Bend veterinarians Dr. Mike Malone and Dr. Jackie Corbett paid a visit to Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo on Wednesday, conducting a physical examination of a male grivet monkey named Tupac.

April 04, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend football team helps St. Rose with auction preparations

Great Bend High School football teammates who include lifting weights in their training regimen were probably well prepared for their task last Saturday. The 15 young men were part of a volunteer effort at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center that included several hours of bending, lifting and carrying.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


Pages for Senator Ruth Teichman

Pictured are students from Great Bend who served as Pages for Senator Ruth Teichman at the Capitol in Topeka on March 26, 2012.

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


USD 428 Kindergarten Roundup

Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31, 2012, and planning to attend local schools in the fall.

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


KWEC changes hours, days of operation

Beginning April 1, the days and hours of operation at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will change. Previously, the KWEC has been closed on Mondays. Now, from April 1 through Oct. 31, the KWEC will be open on Mondays. Also, the opening time of the KWEC will be moved back one hour. New hours of operation for the KWEC will be April 1-October 31, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p. m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. Nov. 1-March 31, Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m., closed Mondays. For any questions about the change in ...

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


New gadgets attract customers

By Jim Misunas

March 31, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Barton students featured in Shafer Gallery juried exhibit

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include music, refreshments, juror's talk and an awards ceremony.

March 31, 2012 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces grant awards

The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the March competitive grant cycle and awarded $25,359.40 to charitable organizations and programs in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

March 30, 2012 | | Local News


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Nesting peacefully

Great Bend resident Helen Asher has new neighbors.

April 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Latest opinion poll by FHSU’s Docking Institute shows Kansans at odds with Legislature

A new survey by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University shows discrepancies between what Kansans want and what the state Legislature is doing on some key public issues.

April 24, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower Early Ed Center appreciates doctors’ referrals; streamlines process

Cathy Estes and her colleagues have always appreciated physicians who refer children to Sunflower Diversified Services' Early Education Center (EEC) when a developmental delay is suspected or a medical problem needs intervention.

April 24, 2015 | | Local News


‘Suspicious’ fire claims man’s life

By JIM MISUNAS

April 23, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Severe weather possible Friday afternoon

Severe weather is possible on Friday with storms developing in the afternoon. Scattered storms with large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats across the entire area, however a few of the storms could produce very large hail and a tornado or two. Please stay tuned for further updates and additional information.

April 23, 2015 | | Local News


Email and SMS Weather Alert Services

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides alert and warning information through official dissemination sources, including NOAA Weather Radio, NOAA Weather Wire Service, and Weather.gov to the public, and the iNWS service for core partners (emergency management community, government partners of an NWS office, or members fo the electronic media who need direct interaction with NWS). The National Weather Service does not provide direct email/SMS alerts to the general public.

April 23, 2015 | | Local News


Tactical training for BCSO

Six Barton County Sheriff's Office employees attended tactical training this week in Dodge City. Pictured are, from left: Detention Officer Alex Badger, Deputy Alex Lomas, Deputy Gary Leiker, Deputy Doug Parks, Detention Officer Jonathan Strandberg and Detention Officer Taylor Reed.

April 22, 2015 | | Local News


​Motorcyclist receives minor injury

A Great Bend man received minor injuries Tuesday when he lost control of a motorcycle on NE 30 Road and U.S. 281.

April 22, 2015 | | Local News


​BCSO deputy in minor injury accident

A Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a minor injury accident Wednesday morning, after pulling in front of another vehicle at 24th and Harrison St. in Great Bend.

April 22, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Speech Team qualifies one to nationals

The District National Qualifying Speech tournament was held at Bethel College in Newton on April 17 and 18. Eight students competed and placed 7th in sweepstakes out of 14 schools. Three students advanced to the elimination rounds. Sophomore, Hadley Murphy, was a semifinalist in Original Oration. Sophomore, Ashtin Heath and Junior, Malia Clark, advanced to Finals in Dramatic Interpretation. Malia Clark placed 5th and Ashtin Heath placed 4th qualifying her to Nationals. Ashtin Heath will compete at the national tournament in Dallas, Texas, June 13th through June 19th.

April 22, 2015 | | Local News


Personnel on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will deal with personnel matters at the next meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session for private discussion of personnel is on the agenda, followed by the renewal or non-renewal of faculty contracts for next year.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Presentation explores prehistory of Kansas

Barton County Historical Society will host "Kansas BC," a presentation and discussion by Donald Blakeslee, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the Schulz Library at the Historical Society Museum. Barton County Historical Society is located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge at Great Bend on U.S. 281.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Benefit dinner to be held for Charles Bahr

A benefit dinner for Charles Ultan Bahr to help with hospital costs will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and a dessert will be served. There will also be a cash raffle. Charles is the son of Joey and Anita Bahr. A free will donation will be taken.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Eagles Women's Auxilary 646 gives to K4K

The Eagles Women's Auxiliary 646 donated $3,431 to the Kans for Kids radiothon fundraiser held March 27. The held an auction and faffle at the Eagles on the 21st to raise money for the organization that helps families who are facing a battle with childhood cancer. From left to right: Corry Herrman, Darlene Blake, Hunter (Ambassador) and Yvonne West.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Band entries earn trip to State Musical Festival

Many of the Great Bend High School Band entries earned a trip to the State Music Festival by receiving a I at regionals last Saturday: Brass Sextet: Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Allison Regehr, Michelle Rooney, Aubrey Maneth, Kayn Milholland; and soloists: Eric Vazquez, Allison Regehr, Anna Frizell, Taylor Dougherty, Kaitlin Adams, and Andrew Curtright. II's were awarded to the Woodwind Trio: Shenay Lee, Kaia Parks, Daniella Astrain; the Brass Trio: Ben Diel, Aaron Schultz, Andrew Curtright; and soloists: Shenay Lee, Daniela Astrain, Maycie Hestand, Michelle Rooney, Ben Diel, Michael Raymer, Ozioma Ofoma, Jordan Otten, and Kaia Parks. III's ...

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


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