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Brother to Brother

Sunday, part one of a four-part series about the military experiences of two Barton County veterans introduced readers to the memoir of Jack Matthews, Great Bend, who served his country during World War II in Northern France and during the Battle of the Bulge. Here is part two.

September 08, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Brother to Brother

Jack and Don Matthews each served their country, and will be memorialized on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. Here is part one of a four part series that tells the stories of their service and beyond.

September 08, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Local News

August Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

September 07, 2014 | | 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 on 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.

September 07, 2014 | | Local News

Lucas needs your vote

The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.

September 07, 2014 | | Local News

Public speaking group forming in Great Bend

A Toastmasters group is forming in Great Bend and will hold its first meeting from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News

Barton art instructor Steve Dudek to showcase work in Birger Sandzen Gallery

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek has been invited to showcase his work at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery a special invitational show, "Embracing Nature." His work will be on display from Sept. 9 through Oct. 19, with an evening, nature-themed reception on from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News

T-shirt bids on GBRC agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award the bid for this year's T-shirt order when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Bid specifications will also be approved for a copier.

September 05, 2014 | | 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 the presentation of an insurance dividend check, an appointment to the Workforce Investment Board and the selection of Kansas Association of Counties convention delegates.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News

Four injured in K-96 collision NW of Great Bend

Four people were injured Thursday night when two vehicles collided on K-96 at NW 30 Ave., 3 miles northwest of Great Bend.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News

Great Bend City Auction will be Friday, Sept. 12

The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in front of the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams St.

September 04, 2014 | | Local News

Patients, families support Dr. Fesen

By Jim Misunas

September 04, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Boy Scout sign-up

On Thursday boys and their families will be able to sign up for Scouting during the Great Bend Sign up for Scouting night. There is no registration fee and every boy that signs up to be a scout will get a free subscription to Boys Life Magazine. Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades. The program combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect. Last year, more than 250 youth participated in scouting programs across the area. The Boy Scouts of America ...

September 03, 2014 | | Local News

Dream Center director to speak at NAMI

Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, will be the featured speaker at the next NAMI meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.

September 02, 2014 | | Local News

St. Rose specialty doctor shares new blood pressure guidelines

Since new guidelines for treating high blood pressure announced earlier this year haven't received much public attention, David Gile, M.D., wanted to share the information – if for no other reason than to stress the importance of blood pressure checks.

September 02, 2014 | | Local News

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The Barton County Road and Bridge Department has begun testing the inclusion of finely ground glass in the asphalt it uses to pave rural black-tops ...

October 13, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Lonnie Kruse's bio

BORN: Dec. 28, 1948 (Ellsworth)

October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Lonnie Kruse: A family affair


October 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Gifts and grants approved by USD 428 board

Here is a summary of other business from Monday's Great Bend School Board meeting:

October 12, 2015 | | Local News

Energy management pays off at USD 428

For the past 11 years, Great Bend Middle School instructor Greg Wells has been leaving sticky notes is classrooms throughout the school district. In addition ...

October 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office ...

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Edible art

Mrs. Kaiser's preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington wrapped up Fire Prevention Week Friday by making a themed snack. Using graham crackers ...

October 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Hunter Safety class

A Hunter Safety Class will be offered in Odin at the Odin Store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

Big First Congressional campaign in full swing

Although the primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress is still ten months away, don't tell that to Dr. Roger Marshall ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen

The Central Kansas Dream Center (CKDC) recently received garden produce from members of the Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT). CKDC operates the Hungry Heart ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News

​Gifts for Panther sign, Park playground on BOE agenda

Accepting two gifts of $5,000 is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, set for 5 p.m ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Search begins for future GBPL director

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Dueling Pianos to raise funds for youth program

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC trustees schedule Tuesday retreat

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a retreat from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Conference Room of ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local News

YP5K and Half Marathon photos

Photos taken Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Barton County Young Professionals YP5K and Half Marathon.

October 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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