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College receiving $4.9 million tax distribution

Barton Community College waited weeks for its October tax distribution from the Barton County Treasurer's Office, but by the first of the year the payments were caught up. Dean of Administration Mark Dean said the Oct. 31 and Dec. 18 distributions were combined as one payment of $956,603.

January 20, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Winter weather advisory issued for Barton County

WICHITA - Barton County is included in a winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service in Wichita for central Kansas until 6 p.m. Thursday.

January 20, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


U.S. Supreme Court sides with Kansas in Carr, Gleason cases

TOPEKA – The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with Kansas and ruled that the death sentences imposed on two capital murder defendants in Wichita and one in Great Bend did not violate the U. S. Constitution, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday.

January 20, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Changes coming to the CVB

The newly restructured Great Bend Convention and Visitors' Bureau board will hold its first meeting at noon Friday in the Great Bend Events Center, it was announced at the City Council meeting Monday night.

January 20, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City hopes to end ‘shortcut’

Most Great Bend motorists may not have been aware of it, but there has been a shortcut connecting Walmart on Grant Street and Dillons on McKinley Street.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seaport ceases air service to Great Bend

The call from Seaport Airlines came Friday. Great Bend city officials were told the Portland, Ore.-based carrier would cease service to Great Bend as of that Saturday.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Winter weather advisory posted

WICHITA -- Areas east and south of Barton County are part of a winter weather advisory Tuesday. Winter weather will impact the south central Kansas region through the evening hours, with a mix of light freezing drizzle and light snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be confined to portions of Nebraska, northeast Kansas and central to northern Missouri. Meanwhile, light ice accumulations will create slick travel conditions through the evening.

January 19, 2016 | | Local News


County honors longevity

It was a time to thank Barton County employees for their dedication as the County Commission honored several staff members for their longevity.

January 19, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Council takes swing at pro baseball

It was a swing and hit for Pecos League baseball Monday night as the City Council backed the establishment of professional team in Great Bend.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City to proceed with Events Center improvements

The Great Bend Events Center will soon be getting a new look after action by the City Council Monday night.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DOGGONE GOOD IDEA

Neither Kia nor Laser were too happy with their new equipment Monday afternoon. But whether the Great Bend Police Department dogs know it or not, what they got may some day save their lives.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Big First campaign heating up

Things are heating up in the Big First Congressional District Republican primary race pitting challenger and Great Bend doctor Roger Marshall against incumbent and Fowler native Tim Huelskamp. In a flurry of emailed news releases issued by both campaigns last Friday and this Monday, the candidates are boasting about their campaign war chests and taking pot shots at each other.

January 18, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


CASA to sponsor coffee

This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be sponsored by Central Kansas CASA. It will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the board room at the Chamber, 1125 Williams St.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


Trailer, gin pole truck burn in Sunday fires

Weekend fires in Great Bend included a mobile home at 5501 Ninth St. and a vehicle fire at Fifth and Hubbard. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating the vehicle fire, involving a truck that was reportedly stolen.

January 18, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Car catches fire after rolling

SMITH COUNTY - A motorist from Horton and his passenger from Hoisington were injured at 2:27 a.m. Saturday after the driver passed another vehicle and then lost control of the car on a Smith County highway.

January 18, 2016 | | Local News


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Camp Aldrich dining hall nearly completed

The new Dining and Events Center at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich should be finished by the end of this month, Dean of Administration ...

February 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC held monthly meeting on Monday

Great Bend Recreation Commission's Executive Director Diann Henderson received the prestigious Distinguished Fellow Award given by the Kansas Recreation and Park Association at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Bartlett Grain to boost capacity

Bartlett Grain in Great Bend will increase storage capacity by two million bushels on a project expected to be completed by the 2016 wheat harvest.

February 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Morning has risen

Tuesday morning's sunrise creates a colorful picture.

February 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


BCSO conducts canvas of registered sex offenders

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. In recent weeks, in an effort to ensure compliance and foster public safety, the Barton County Sheriff ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations" on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


2015 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest Winners

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2016 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly 400 second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser

The Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Country Club in LaCrosse. Wine ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Post Rock Radio at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


​School board approves 2016-2017 calendar

Next year's calendar for Great Bend USD 428 schools will be similar to this year's, but the winter break will be two days ...

February 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Courtesy photos by Marianne Krallman

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to observe Presidents Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


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