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Top seven safety tips for kids heading back to school

TOPEKA – Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk to their children about how to stay safe.

August 14, 2014 | | Local News

Adams Apple Fest Workshop at Grassroots Art Center

In conjunction with Adams Apple Fest on Aug. 23, there will be several Art Activities in the Grassroots Art Center Courtyard in Lucas.

August 14, 2014 | | Local News

Concert Association memberships still available

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association is continuing to accept new members for its 2014-2015 season.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News

GBHS Panther Booster Club membership drive

Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club is holding its annual membership drive through August 24th. Memberships are $20 and can be mailed to Panther Booster Club, P.O. Box 1146, Great Bend, Ks. 67530. Business Sponsorships start at $100. For more information call Traci Maneth at 620-786-1089, Chris Smith at 620-617-5684 or Jeff Mauler at 620-786-6755.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News

Historical Society taking reservations for dinner meeting

Barton County Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the main museum. There will be a catered meal and social hour for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 by calling the museum, 620-793-5125, or emiling The cost of the meal will be $9.50, payable at the door. It will include pulled beef and pork, potato salad, vegetables and more served by Tom Burns.

August 12, 2014 | | Local News

​BCC Library to host ‘Librarypalooza’

The Barton Community College Library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on campus.

August 12, 2014 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Cindy Parr and Candace Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 12, 2014 | | Local News

Credit card scams fail

A rural Barton County man contacted the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday to report an attempted fraud. He said he received a text that his Visa account had been "locked." He was given a number to call and was asked for secure information, which he did not provide. He also called his financial institution and was told nothing was wrong with his card.

August 11, 2014 | | Local News

Schwartz to speak at NAMI meeting

Talaya Schwartz will talk about Health Homes, a new Medicaid service, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room, located in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.

August 11, 2014 | | Local News

Multi-state burglary suspect apprehended

updated 5:26 p.m. Monday

August 11, 2014 | | Local News

Gardner teen rolls car on I-70

Two vehicles collided at 4:20 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 70, 2.2 miles east of the K-232 junction in Ellsworth County.

August 08, 2014 | | Local News

Barton County 4-H junior leaders taking orders for peaches

Barton County 4-H Junior Leaders will have 18-19-pound boxes of Colorado peaches available for $30 on Aug. 16. The 4-H members are earning money to help pay registration fees for Kansas Youth Leadership Conference and Citizenship Washington Focus. Contact the Barton County Extension Office at 620-793-1910 to reserve a box.

August 07, 2014 | | Local News

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice announces grief support group

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from Aug. 18 through Oct. 13. It will meet each Monday (except Labor Day) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin in Great Bend.

August 07, 2014 | | Local News

​Trucker hits cows in Rice County

A truck driver was taken to the Rice County Hospital in Lyons on Tuesday after his rig hit several cows in the roadway on U.S. 56, 4 miles east of Little River.

August 06, 2014 | | Local News

Auditions to be held for 'Steel Magnolias'

The Barton Community College Theater Department will host open auditions for its upcoming fall production, "Steel Magnolias," by Robert Harling at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 25 and 26 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

August 05, 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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