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KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs! Kids will turn a gourd into a bird house, make a fox and a Chinese lantern owl, play games and of course learn more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News

Funny bone gets a workout at St. Rose ITV presentation

In typical medical language, Vitamin H refers to biotin, which is actually in the B complex of vitamins. But Mary Pebley has a different take on it. To her, the vitamin refers to "humor" medicine.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News

First Assembly of God to show 'Camp'

"Camp," a movie inspired by the stories of foster children, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road, Great Bend. Admission is free.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News

Community invited to welcome Dr. Hegarty to Heartland Cancer Center

Tom Hegarty, M.D., has been caring for patients at Heartland Cancer Center for only a short time but he is already eager to share with the community his enthusiasm about the facility and its services.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News

Doctors' Valentine: Heart health important for women

When Charise Oelger commented that women are extremely conscientious about their husbands and heart disease, her colleagues nodded their heads.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News

DeVore provides pastoral care for Cancer Center patients

Cancer patients are oftentimes running an uphill race with the destination of a normal life following treatment. Now they have some extra encouragement to reach their goal through guidance from The Rev. Angela DeVore.

January 30, 2014 | | Local News

Chili cook-off raises money for GBHH&H patients

Things are starting to simmer for the 15th annual Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Chili Cook-off to raise money for local and area hospice patients. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas, Great Bend.

January 29, 2014 | | Local News

Sterling High School Theatre offers classic stage comedy

Dazzling wordplay, comic invention, sparkling dialogue, improbable plot twists, mistaken identities, and a sprinkling of romance–Sterling High School Theatre's winter play, "The Importance of Being Earnest" has it all.

January 29, 2014 | | Local News

Forensics season has successful start

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team traveled to Kiowa Kansas to attend the South Barber Invitational Speech Tournament, on Jan. 25th. The team placed 2nd among 14 teams. Eight students competed at the Kiowa – South Barber tournament. Five students qualified for finals. Aaron Miller placed 2nd in Humorous Solo Acting and qualified to the State Speech Tournament in May, Kenna Dirks placed 3rd in Serious Solo Acting, Makinna Dykes placed 5th with her Original Oration and Jesus Sandoval placed 1st with his and qualified to the State Speech Tournament. In Poetry Makinna Dykes placed 6th and in Duet Acting ...

January 28, 2014 | | Local News

DAV to meet

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend, will hold its monthly meeting from 4-5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1, at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.

January 24, 2014 | | Local News

Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2014, election of 2014 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, South Central Kansas Regional Commodity Flow study, and a presentation on mapping resources by Bj Wooding, Cartographer, Barton County.

January 24, 2014 | | Local News

Ragan touches lives, becomes latest DARE program winner

Eisenhower Elementary School fifth-grade-student Joseph Ragan received a fun surprise on Jan. 13. He was named winner of the month in the DARE program's "I Make A Difference" contest. For earning that distinction, he received a special visit by Great Bend DARE Officer Jefferson Davis to his school, and he along with his classmates received a party and DARE T-shirts, which state "I Make A Difference."

January 23, 2014 | | Local News


January 23, 2014 | | Local News

School district celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and Unified School District 428 joins school districts across the state to say thank you to these community leaders for their untiring dedication to public education.

January 23, 2014 | | Local News

FBLA leaders appear before Kansas State Department of Education

It is not every day that high school students are summoned to appear before the Kansas State Department of Education. But then, these are not everyday high school students. Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America members Sarah Niederee, junior, and Zachary Reynolds, senior, traveled recently to Topeka to visit with state school board members during a special meeting and citizenship day. Sarah is the Kansas Future Business Leaders of America state president and Zach is the vice-president of the FBLA district 5 region. "Sarah was assigned to talk about how FBLA has helped her make ethical decisions ...

January 23, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Local News

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Great Bend Fire/EMS

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Drug arrest made in Great Bend

At 10:42 a.m., on Wednesday, the Great Bend Police Department executed a narcotic search warrant at 1308 Morphy St., in Great Bend.

October 08, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Young Irelanders Bring Their Song and Dance to GBCCA Concert Stage

The Young Irelanders – with an eclectic repertoire of Irish traditional music, world jazz and pop – will take the stage for the Golden Belt Community Concert ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Hall of Famer enjoyed humble background


October 08, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Paul Coffman Bio

BORN: March 29, 1956 (St. Louis, Mo.)

October 08, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Healthy food initiative catching on in Kansas hospitals

Hospitals aren't typically associated with fine dining. And even though hospitals are in the business of health care, the beverages and foods they offer ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Hamster time

Grade schools throughout the city are reading "The World According to Humphrey" as part of the USD 428 One District, One Book reading initiative

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Stargazing planned at Cheyenne Bottoms

The public is invited to join the Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 16, for an ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

American Legion Auxiliary to hold Soup Supper

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Benefit Soup Supper from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180 ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Rut season brings added danger to roads

Driving defensively during the deer mating season is a must for Kansas drivers, say state and local officials.

October 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Sons of the American Revolution coming to Great Bend

The October meeting of the Sons of the Plains chapter the Sons of the American Revolution will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Library Friends get first look at Book Sale

People who join the Friends of the Library will be the first to see the selections of the annual book sale, said Diedre Mapes at ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Kids get a room of their own at GBPL

The new interior walls that separate the children's area from the rest of the Great Bend Public Library are something librarians have requested for ...

October 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

'Winged Aspiration' photos

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October 06, 2015 | | Local News

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