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Juvenile Services must cut budget $32K

The 20th Judicial District's Juvenile Services has to slash over $32,000 from its 2016 budget, thanks to the State of Kansas' $62 million budget realignment, Juvenile Services Director Laurie White told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.

August 10, 2015 | 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 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 13, 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.

August 09, 2015 | | Local News


Don’t Wait!!!

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


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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


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Future of farming

Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


January Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Officer Jefferson Davis builds rapport with local students

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of monthly articles about local law enforcement officers.

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Hobby worth dyeing for

Great Bend's Jean Aycock is a nature educator at Kansas Wetlands Education Center. A fascination with nature led her to her career as a ...

February 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Brough sweeps Spelling Bee

Barton County Spelling Bee champion Jordan Brough expressed the perfect reaction, "Did I win?"

February 06, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


100 GBCT productions

Great Bend Community Theatre's first play was "Night Watch," which opened in November of 1982 at Roosevelt Junior High School.

February 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


‘The Kitchen Witches’ is a wicked funny treat

Great Bend Community Theatre's 100th production is "The Kitchen Witches," winner of the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights contest.

February 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​BCC trustees call special meeting

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of ...

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


UWCK hits 2016 goal

United way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for the 2016 Campaign, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said Friday.

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Chili Challenge raises money for Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients

The upcoming Chili Challenge to benefit local and area hospice patients will provide an opportunity for chefs to prove they have the best recipe.

February 05, 2016 | | Local News


First confirmed flu cases of season identified in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has now confirmed the first influenza cases of the 2015-2016 season, the KDHE announced Thursday. Although the season ...

February 05, 2016 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


Family Crisis Center holds a Meet and Greet

Being able to reach and help more people in a community is very important and getting the word out to let people know where they ...

February 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Tax season brings out the criminals

This time of the year means extra money in people's pockets, but this also brings out the criminals that will try and steal that ...

February 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


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