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Teams announced for Barton County's Got Flavor

Habitat for Humanity's first "Barton County's Got Flavor" event will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, catering to those who want a unique Valentine's Day experience.

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


Toastmasters International meeting

The local group of Toastmasters International will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. onThursday, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Great Bend 2701 17th Street.

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


Central Plains High School Winter Royalty

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


January marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

February 08, 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 at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday 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.

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


Living the Dream!

When I retired, I had a conversation with myself to do as many things as possible that are really fun and don't cause much trouble for anyone. Photography, hunting and fishing, digging in my day lilies, and mowing my grass have occupied most of my time. Establishing a relationship with the school has added another dimension to this process that gives me a whole different level of participation and enjoyment. I had no expectation of being able to watch students achieve and excel - and I am grateful for that opportunity. I suppose that my advice to people making that ...

February 08, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Check It Out!

It's here! The twenty-one crates that contain the Smithsonian exhibit arrived on time! The display was assembled last Monday by Sharon Sturgis, the library staff, and other people from Goodland, Greensburg, Atchison, Perry, and Humbolt, who will also have the display in their communities. It took approximately four hours to complete the installation. Along with the Smithsonian exhibit, our community will be interested in seeing all of the work Sharon has done to feature our local teams and talents. Visitors will enjoy viewing a wall of historical photos featuring Ellinwood teams dating back to the 19th century, as well ...

February 08, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include recognition of volunteers in USD 428 Learning Centers; approval of BOE policies; approval to request 2015-2016 E-Rate funding; first reading of curriculum adoption; MTSS training; Kansas State Assessments;approval to upgrade exterior stairway at the GBHS Field House; financial update options; and approval of donation to GBHS Girls Soccer Team/Program.

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


Swimmers to swim for a cause

The boys' swimming team at Great Bend High School will be holding a fund raiser for the Make-a-Wish foundation starting Feb. 27 at the Barton Community College pool. The team is hoping to raise $5,000 to be donated to a family/child in Great Bend or Barton County.

February 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Playground plan on GBRC agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will hear an update on the Master Playground Plan when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also hear information about the summer program time line and an spring enrollment report.

February 06, 2015 | | Local News


Afternoon collisions follow Wednesday snowfall

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February 05, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower Polka Club dance

The Sunflower Polka Club will host a dance from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Great Bend Elks Lodge, 12th and Kansas. Music will be by Hot Shots. The public is welcome to attend.

February 05, 2015 | | Local News




GBHS Speech Team Places 2nd

The Speech Team Competed at the Forensics Tournament in Kinsley on Saturday, Jan 31st. They had nine events place and four State Qualifiers.

February 05, 2015 | | 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 an update on the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Appraisers Office bulk mailing and assorted announcements.

February 05, 2015 | | Local News


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Williams seeking position on local school board

"I have a desire to help make the great school district we already have into the best that it can be for all children!" This is Dr. Don Williams' goal as he seeks a position on the USD 428 Board of Education. Although only a resident of Great Bend for a little less than three years, Williams, his wife, and family, have been long-time residents of central Kansas. After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan in Salina in 1970, he taught all of the sciences in the junior and senior high at Hanston. In addition, he was the junior high coach for ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Filmmaker Jay Kriss to speak at Dust Bowl Series

Filmmaker Jay Kriss will be speaking as part of the program for "It blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" discussion series from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, at the Kinsley Library, 208 E. 8th St. Kinsley.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Hop on board FrogWatch USA

With spring just around the corner, the fourth season for Cheyenne Bottoms FrogWatch Chapter is starting and volunteers are needed to help monitor our frogs and toads.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


C&V Home Improvement sponsors Lead Safe Certification Training for contractors and landlords

In 2010, Kansas enacted legislation requiring contractors and landlords to follow Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP) when remodeling homes and certain commercial entities built prior to 1978. Contractors and landlords must assume lead is present in paint and stains for all pre-78 homes. Contractors are required to complete certification and to conduct their work in compliance with the LSWP. One struggle facing certification for contactors is the lack of local certification classes. The closest available training is in the Wichita area. "We are sponsoring this class so that all contractors and landlords can have convenient access to certification and recertification ...

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Wetland Explorer

In a room darkened by blankets placed over the drapes, the tick tock of a clock sounds a steady beat. Pungent vapors waft through the room, radiating from a cloth covered in Vicks vapor rub wrapped around the child's neck. Unconcerned, she turns the pages of the book quickly as she reads.

March 01, 2015 | Pam Martin, KDWPT Educator | Local News


GBHS Spring Play

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version), produced by Great Bend High School Theatre Department, opens March 1, and runs through March 3. Anyone who has ever had a roommate can relate to the conflict that forms the basis of Neil Simon's female version. Living with someone - whether best friend or total stranger - will produce stress in even the closest of relationships. The minor tensions and major flare-ups between Olive Madison and Florence Unger run the gamut of what can go wrong when two people share the same space.

March 01, 2015 | | Local News


Colleges facing new Title IX responsibilities

Most people who have heard of Title IX associate the term with gender equality in school athletics, but the federal act is much more than that. Angie Maddy, dean of Student Services at Barton Community College, recently provided college trustees with a status report on BCC compliance.

February 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mars One candidate misses final cut

A local man won't be one of the first colonists on Mars. Grady Bolding, 27, of Great Bend, was one of more than 200,000 people who applied to become an astronaut with Mars One, a Netherlands-based company that intends to begin sending people to Mars by 2024. All of those applicants knew it would be a one-way trip.

February 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Aktion Club visits Shafer Art Gallery

The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club toured the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College on Feb. 13. Shafter Gallery Director Dave Barnes helped members identify pieces of artwork that they had been instructed to find at the gallery.

February 28, 2015 | | Local News


Touched by Cancer support group plans bake sale; no March meetings

Touched by Cancer Support Group will not meet in March. The next scheduled meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.

February 28, 2015 | | Local News


Walking School Bus

Notes are going home from elementary school all over town this week to encourage parents to sign up their children for the Walking School Bus.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


US-56 pavement widening and box bridge project in Lyons set to begin

Starting around Monday, March 2, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a project to replace the concrete box bridge on the west side of Century Road and widen US-56 to four lanes from the end of the existing four lane roadway west to the entrance to the airport. Project construction is scheduled to be completed in September, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

February 27, 2015 | | Local News


​Lenten luncheon: Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St., will host the next Lenten Luncheon, at noon Wednesday, March 4. A meal is served at noon (not earlier) and the meetings end at 1 p.m.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


Snow will be followed by ice Sunday, Monday

WICHITA - A winter storm will begin to impact Kansas beginning Saturday, according to the national Weather Service in Wichita,

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


St. Mark roast beef dinner postponed due to weather

The roast beef dinner that was scheduled for this Sunday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend as been postponed because of impending weather.

February 26, 2015 | | Local News


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