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The fall migration is here. There are more shore birds right now than I have ever seen this time of year. It is usually a bit later when they migrate in numbers by my recollection. Karl and Charlie and KWEC will have the exact dates of arrivals if you want to check. Whooping Cranes will be later in the fall (I think their goal is to shut down duck hunting at Quivira NWR as completely as possible. Ha!) and I think we will get some great pictures of those birds. I will try to get more pictures on Facebook this ...

August 09, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


July Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

August 09, 2015 | | Local News


Party in the Park

Saturday morning, the mud, goo, and foam was flying at Great Bend's Veterans' Memorial Park as over 200 runners participated in the Tuff Enuff Obstacle Run. It was the kick-off to the third annual Party in the Park, which featured the run, mud volleyball tournament, dog park fun, and much more.

August 08, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OOZEFEST/BARK in PARK photos

Photos take Saturday morning, Aug. 8, at Party in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Great Bend.

August 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dog days of summer meets Party in the Park

Great Bend's annual Party in the Park offered a full day of fun in the sun and shade. With a variety of attractions and contests, there was something for everyone in the family - including the family dog.

August 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its monthly study session concurrent with a special meeting/budget hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. New employees will also be approved during the special meeting.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​GBRC Activity Center playground on agenda

An agreement with Athco (http://athcollc.com/) for the My Back Yard playground is on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Library board to discuss safe child policy

The safe child policy that was tabled at the July meeting is back on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting. The board will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on the lower level of the library. New business on the agenda includes an executive session to discuss personnel changes.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington teacher's art exhibited at Deines

RUSSELL - The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell will feature Hoisington artist Christina Lamoureaux. "Pulse of the Prairie" features ceramics, paintings and installations which reflect on her memories as a child experiencing nature.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


Local volunteers recognized for service

If the Retired Senior Volunteer Program were a jigsaw puzzle, it would be a big one painting a diverse image of the communities it serves.

August 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Updated rainfall map

WICHITA -- The National Service has an updated rainfall map from Wednesday.

August 07, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​Tickets on sale for Big Benefit Auction

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, "A Ghostly Gala," are still available through Friday, Aug. 14.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Budget on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a 2015-2016 budget for publication when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The final budget will be approved at a special meeting on Aug. 24.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo News: ​City seeking zookeeper, greeter

The City of Great Bend website has two job openings listed at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo - for a zookeeper and for a part-time helper at the main building, the Raptor Center. The positions were held by Zookeeper Stacie Hayes, who is moving to Texas, and Gabby Hildalgo, a greeter at the Raptor Center, who plans to become a stay-at-home mom.

August 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


IT'S COVERED

Thanks to the efforts of Eagle Scout candidate Eric Frieb, Olmitz, The Dominican Sisters of Peace now have shade and accessibility at Heartland Farm events covered. Literally. Since early spring, Frieb, his parents and a host of volunteer labor have undertaken a project to construct a pavilion in the center of the farm's herb garden. With the project nearly complete, the farm plans to hold a dedication ceremony at the annual fall harvest celebration Sept. 12, said Jane Belanger, O.P. It will also mark a milestone for Frieb, when Boy Scout Troop 7130 holds an Eagle Court of ...

August 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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Kansas ranks as one of the most strict states for high-risk drivers

With Labor Day being a high-traffic day on the road as well as a top holiday for car sales in the U.S., the personal ...

September 05, 2015 | | Local News


Most regional travel expected for Labor Day since 2008

During the Labor Day holiday, which begins today, 35.5 million Americans are planning to travel at least 50 miles from home during the five-day ...

September 05, 2015 | | Local News


​Zoo Society offers ‘meet and greet’ with fox kits

Great Bend Zoological Society members will have an opportunity to meet the arctic fox kits, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in the Raptor ...

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


Jordan found guilty

A Barton County jury has found Steven Terry "Dewey" Jordan, 46, guilty of rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property. District Judge Ron Svaty ...

September 04, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


City Council meets Tuesday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, due to the Labor Day holiday, at the City Office, 1209 Williams ...

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


Commission to hold Tuesday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, instead of Monday due to Labor Day, at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main ...

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


Old tradition Comes to Great Bend

Traditions are an important part of people's lives. Many of these traditions have been handed down from family members. People of Great Bend will ...

September 04, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


WANTED: GOOD HOMES

Artemis needs a home.

September 04, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Excitement grows for 'Humphrey' debut

Interest in "The World According to Humphrey" and the One District, One Book program set to roll out on Sept. 25 continues to pick up ...

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


Mother and daughter benefit from Memories Matter camp

When Kristi Beran learned about Memories Matter Bereavement Camp last year, she thought it would be a good opportunity for her daughter, Sarah, who was ...

September 04, 2015 | | Local News


IN FINE DETAIL

HOISINGTON - Seeing is believing. You've got to see these realistic sandhill crane decoys to believe them.

September 03, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​Jury still out on Jordan trial

The jury left Thursday without reaching a verdict in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan. When jurors return to the Barton County Courthouse Friday morning ...

September 03, 2015 | By Susan Thacker and Dale Hogg | Local News


Federal food assistance program warns of scam

TOPEKA – The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters utilizing what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline ...

September 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Street work to begin

September 03, 2015 | | Local News


Federal food assistance program warns of scam

TOPEKA – The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has issued a warning regarding imposters utilizing what appears to be the federal SNAP toll-free information hotline ...

September 03, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


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