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Local donations finance high-tech vision screener at Sunflower’s Early Ed Center

When Cathy Estes presented information about the need for a new vision-screening device to the Great Bend Noon Lions Club, she was hoping her audience would come through for children with sight problems.

December 23, 2014 | | Local News

Barton County Historical Society closed for holidays

The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village is closed for the remainder of the year. It will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 6, when it will resume regular hours. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. It is located at 85 South U.S. 281, just south of the Arkansas River in Great Bend.

December 23, 2014 | | Local News

Hoisington Municipal Court - Dec. 18

Marina Benavides, battery, fine $100, court costs $110

December 23, 2014 | | Local News

Hoisington Debate going to state

The Hoisington High Debate Team placed second recently at Regional Debate at Sacred Heart in Salina to advance to the 3-2-1A 4-Speaker State Debate Tournament in El Dorado on Jan. 16-17th.

December 23, 2014 | | Local News

County Christmas closings announced

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Thursday in observance of Christmas. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office, the Health Department and the Landfill will all be closed on Christmas. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

December 22, 2014 | | Local News

Roads Less Traveled....

Somewhere between 4 and 5 a.m. seems to be the time my internal alarm clock dings. As I have aged, my sleep requirements seem to have diminished. That's not to say that I can't nap at the drop of a hat especially if nothing is happening -- but night time seems to exist for me and the cat.

December 21, 2014 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Kinsley Library receives grant from Kansas Humanities Council

The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) recently awarded the Kinsley Library $2,705 in support of the "It Blew So Hard: The Dust Bowl and Great Depression in Western Kansas" discussion series. Joan K. Weaver serves as the project director.

December 21, 2014 | | Local News

GBHs Jazz Band members spread Christmas cheer

December 21, 2014 | | Local News

Check It Out!

New books at Ellinwood Library

December 21, 2014 | | Local News

Remodeling progresses at St. Rose’s Medical Office Building

While the recent razing of the ASB Building on Broadway was obvious to any passerby, the extreme makeover next door won't be apparent for a few months yet.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News

Still time to donate to this year’s Invest in Kids Club membership drive

Shortly after Joey Cregger's first birthday, his doctor referred him to Sunflower Diversified's Early Education Center. By age 3, he had met developmental milestones and no longer needs special education services.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News

Snowfall totals reach six inches

Snowfall totals reached a surprising six inches in portions of eastern Barton County, western Rice County and Ellsworth County. About two to three inches of snow had been forecast by the National Weather Service.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News

2014 was a Royal Year

Much like those fabulous Kansas City Royals ... we hit our own homeruns with new companies such as Central National Banka, Plains State Bank, and Almost Home.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Regan Ochs and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 17, 2014 | | Local News

GED orientation classes start in January

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class.

December 16, 2014 | | Local News

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Christmas parade won’t be rescheduled

The Great Bend Home for the Holidays Parade, cancelled this past Saturday due to the ice storm, will not be rescheduled for this winter, Great ...

December 01, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

MADV 5th Annual Benefit Meal

MADV, Ministries Against Domestic Violence is an organization formed to provide awareness about issues surrounding domestic violence and services, such as providing a meal a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Local News

​Ice from passing vehicle smashes windshield; injures teen

The Barton County Sheriff's Office had a busy holiday weekend due to bad weather and poor road conditions in central Kansas, Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

Zoo expected to reopen Tuesday

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has been closed since ice coated the sidewalks last Thursday. According to Scott Keeler, director of public lands, employees ...

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBRC host Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Air Med Care Network" on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

GBFD made multiple fire runs last week

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy last week with units responding to multiple fire calls.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Weather causes multiple accidents

The weather that came through the area last week caused multiple accidents.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Commission OKs Sunday liquor sales

It may soon be legal to buy liquor and beer on Sundays in rural parts of Barton County after action by the Barton County Commission ...

November 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

‘Santas Around The World’ Exhibit Now Open Through December 20

Twenty-three life sized Santas, representing countries and regions from around the world, appear in a winter wonderland of lighted trees and festive holiday décor ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

​Ice causes injuries on Ellsworth County roads

The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to several injury accidents on icy roads in Ellsworth County over the extended holiday weekend. All of the people involved ...

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Another quake rocks area

In case you felt some shaking early Monday morning, you were not alone. A 4.7 magnitude earthquake jarred region in the early hours.

November 30, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

​Santa’s Workshop postponed

Santa's Workshop, which was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30, has been postponed due to weather. It will be held Monday, Dec. 7, from 6-8 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

TBC meeting rescheduled

The TBC Support Group meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 has been canceled. The meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday Dec. 8, 2 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event promoting reading to children under the age of five. Parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read ...

November 29, 2015 | | Local News

Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

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