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Great Bend church adds Little Free Library

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, has a new addition: a Little Free Library. It is located on the southwest corner of the church.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News


Mother’s Day lunch offered at Knights of Columbus

Members of Great Bend's Knights of Columbus, 723 Main, will prepare a Mother's Day lunch, to be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Cost is $12 at the door. The menu includes chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News


No damage reported from tornado report

By JIM MISUNAS

May 07, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


39 tornadoes strike three-state area

NORMAN, Okla. - The National Weather Service reported at least 39 tornadoes were reported in the Plains from Nebraska to northwest Texas Wednesday. Multiple rounds of severe t-storms with tornadoes and flooding rain clobbered parts of the south Oklahoma City metro area late Wednesday afternoon and evening.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News


No commission meeting next Monday

Because of Barton County commissioners attendance at the Kansas County Commissioners Association conference this Tuesday through Thursday in Wichita, there will be no County Commission meeting this coming Monday. The next agenda meeting will be Monday, May 18.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News


Sen. Moran now accepting applications for fall internships

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced he is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for fall 2015.

May 06, 2015 | | 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, 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday May 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

May 06, 2015 | | Local News


Farewell reception for BCC VP Quinn set for Friday

Barton Community College Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn has accepted a position as President at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington kids learn about 9-1-1

Monday May 4, Hoisington Ambulance Service gave a 9-1-1 presentation informing the students important facts relating when and how to call 9-1-1. Following the presentation, the students got to tour the ambulance.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


Behind-the-scenes teachers lead student-led conferences

It's pretty much an open secret that – for whatever reason – more parents of elementary-age students attend parent-teacher conferences than those of secondary students.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Community Theatre, 1905 Lakin (Crest Theatre), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Pete Schartz and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS compete at state speech

May 05, 2015 | | Local News


Prairie Godmothers host Build-A-Bag Brunch to benefit single mothers in Barton County

The Prairie Godmothers will be hosting a Build-A-Bag Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7, at Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main Street, Great Bend.

May 03, 2015 | | Local News


All girls invited to experience Girl Scout camps

WICHITA – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland announced that registration is open for 111 summer camps and activities offered to all K-12 girls.

May 02, 2015 | | Local News


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes street closures for June Jaunt and Summer Street Stroll, Great Bend Events Center improvements and upgrades for the Police Department.

May 01, 2015 | | Local News


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​Great Bend City Band concerts start Thursday

The Great Bend City Band will hold its first concert of the summer this Thursday, May 28, at 8:15 p.m. at the band shell in the Barton County courthouse square, 1400 Main.

May 25, 2015 | | Local News


Barton Community College honors graduates at Fort Riley

Barton Community College at Fort Riley celebrated the graduation of more than 242 students on Thursday at Riley's Conference Center. Of those graduating, more than 100 chose to walk. The ceremony was in conjunction with other schools who are members of the consortium in the Fort Riley Education Center.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Group encourages others to seek grief support

Anyone who doubts the value of grief support might feel differently after listening to participants in recent sessions sponsored by Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H).

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


St. Rose’s Dr. Doerfler encourages preventing, controlling hypertension

During a conversation about high blood pressure, Jill Doerfler, M.D., uses the phrase "silent killer" on several occasions. Since the condition doesn't usually have symptoms, the phrase accurately describes what can happen if it is left untreated, she explained.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower early education teachers seek most up-to-date information

Leaders of the early education programs at Sunflower Diversified Services have a track record of seeking advanced training about perhaps the most important part of children's lives – social/emotional development.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


​NAMI announces Mental Health Awareness Day, changes fundraiser date

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has changed the date of its upcoming fundraiser to 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. It will be a bake sale. The group will not offer walking tacos as previously announced.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Warer balloon fight

The smack talk has begun, but it is all in good, clean – albeit wet – fun.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Reception planned for watercolor exhibit

An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Historical village to be open Monday

Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


Rain totals over past two days

WICHITA -- Most of central Kansas and south central Kansas has received one inch of rain the past two days, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


GBHS coasters for sale

Students know how to design and produce drink coasters, but it's a safe bet that all their mothers are hoping the teenagers learn how to use them, as well.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Broken windows, theft reported

The Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports Monday of broken windows.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News


Summer Food Program feeds kids for free

With summer right around the corner, it's time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. An easy way is to send them to neighborhood public schools at mealtime.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas communities, individuals honored by PRIDE Program

Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area's citizens.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News


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