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Voting machine demonstration planned

Barton County Clerk/Election Officer Donna Zimmerman is hosting a voting equipment demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the County Commission Chambers at the courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend.

May 19, 2014 | | Local News


County’s future topic of meeting

The Barton County Community Development Advisory Board will hold a brain-storming session about the county's future at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the courthouse conference room (room 101), 1400 Main in Great Bend.

May 19, 2014 | | Local News


County to observe Memorial Day

Barton County business offices will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the County Landfill will also be closed that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

May 19, 2014 | | Local News


Schartz files for re-election

Jennifer Schartz, Barton County Commissioner from the fifth district, has filed for re-election. At the end of this year, she will have 10 years of experience representing the people of Barton County on the board.

May 18, 2014 | | Local News


Great Bend's 'Argonne Forest' will be topic at historical society

Barton County Historical Society will hold its May program meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Historical Village, located just south of Great Bend, across the Arkansas River Bridge, on U.S. 281.

May 17, 2014 | | 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. On the agenda are the setting of the 2015 budget-planning calendar, a removal of an outdated crosswalk at 24th and Main and a no-parking zone on the south side of 24th from Main to Kansas .

May 16, 2014 | | Local News


Commission to swear in new member

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the swearing in of the new Fourth District Commissioner Kenneth Lebbin, a request for a fireworks display at Camp Hope and flagpoles at the new veterans memorial.

May 16, 2014 | | Local News


KHP participates in annual Memorial Day STEP Campaign

The peak of summer travel across our nation's highways is about to begin. The Kansas Highway Patrol will be working additional hours for the next two weeks, thanks in part to funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation through the STEP (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) campaign, to help motorists reach their destinations safely. The enforcement campaign runs from Monday, May 19, through Sunday, June 1.

May 16, 2014 | | Local News


Volunteers needed for Royal Family Kids camp

Sponsors of the area Royal Family Kids camp need volunteers this summer. Financial support is also appreciated, according to Melissa Widiger, camp organizer.

May 15, 2014 | | Local News


Blood drive volunteers needed

Volunteers In Action and the American Red Cross are looking for volunteers to help with the local blood drive coming up on May 19 at St. Rose Auditorium. Jobs include checking in donors, escorting, and preparing and serving a light meal.

May 13, 2014 | | Local News


Polka Lovers' gift

Representatives of the recently disbanded Polka Lovers Klub of America (Po.L.K.A.), Kansas Chapter, present a check for $1,366.43 to St. Rose's Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H). From left to right are: Marilyn Degenhardt; Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director; and Arlene Wilhelm.

May 12, 2014 | | Local News


Kansans can help stop aquatic invaders

As the warming weather beckons outdoor enthusiasts to their favorite lake or river, Kansans should remember that they play a critical role in helping stop aquatic invaders that threaten lakes and rivers in Kansas and many other states. Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are animals and plants not native to Kansas that can threaten lake and river ecology, harm native or desirable species, and interfere with our economy. They often hitchhike on the boats and equipment used by unsuspecting people who may unknowingly transport them to a previously uninfested body of water.

May 11, 2014 | | Local News


Psychologist to speak on mental health and physical well being

Dr. Andi Kinlin will speak on the topic, "How does physical health affect mental well being?" at the next meeting of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Thelma Harms Room, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.

May 09, 2014 | | Local News


Next Kitchen Therapy session scheduled at St. Rose

The Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy monthly program has attracted some regular participants but newcomers also are encouraged to attend.

May 09, 2014 | | Local News


No off-season for band

Band students at Great Bend High School are proving the quote, "There's no off season for band," as true. The Spring Band Concert on Monday night culminates a year of hard work up to the end of the school year. The concert is at 7 p.m. in the GBHS Gym and will honor the seniors and their parents. The varsity, junior varsity and jazz bands will perform, and various band awards will be presented. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

May 09, 2014 | | Local News


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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


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

September 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Jordan takes the stand; trial continues

The prosecution's final witness in the trial of Steven Terry Jordan was a 911 dispatcher who presented a recording of a call make around ...

September 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day celebration starts Friday with Kick-off, BBQ and more

If parades, pageants, food, fun, music, dancing and derbies get your motor running, you'll probably be in Hoisington this weekend. The annual Hoisington Labor ...

September 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


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