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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

GBHS Forensic Team has semi-finalist at State Speech Tournament

The State Speech Championship Tournament was held on May 3, at Emporia High School. Great Bend had five students compete in five events with one advancing to semi-finals. Those individuals were Carter Sheffield in Extemporaneous Speaking and Dramatic Interpretation, Jesus Sandoval in Humorous Interpretation and Prose, Aaron Miller in Humorous Interpretation, Mali Clark in Prose and Kenna Dirks in Poetry and in Dramatic Interpretation Dirks advanced to the semi-final round.

May 07, 2014 | | Local News

Summer Street Stroll Farmers’ Market vendors sought

Ready to taste that first mouth-watering tomato freshly picked from the vine? Or those early sweet peas, squash, and green beans? Then the Summer Street Stroll Farmers' Market will be the place to be, starting on Thursday, June 5, at the June Jaunt events at Jack Kilby Square and continuing through Sept. 4, in conjunction with the Great Bend City Band Summer Concert series and other special events on Thursday evenings. The market organizers are currently seeking a variety of interested vendors to participate in the Summer Street Stroll.

May 07, 2014 | | Local News

Sunflower Diversified, family team up to find youngster’s new bike

Like most 6-year-olds, Owen Klug wanted a bicycle to ride around the neighborhood. But unlike other youngsters, he couldn't go to a local store and pick one out.

May 07, 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 07, 2014 | | Local News

Camp Hope needs volunteers for golf, scavenger hunt

Two of the popular highlights of Camp Hope are once again on the agenda.

May 05, 2014 | | Local News

April Marriage and Divorce Licenses

Marriage Licenses

May 04, 2014 | | Local News

Dr. Mirta Martin to begin her FHSU presidency on July 1

Today, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Dr. Mirta Martin as the ninth president of Fort Hays State University. The Board voted to approve the appointment and officially introduced the new president during a special meeting in the Fort Hays Ballroom of the Memorial Union on the FHSU campus. Martin will begin her presidency on July 1.

May 04, 2014 | | Local News

Barton students to exhibit work at Shafer Art Gallery

Barton Community College art students will line the walls of the Shafer Art Gallery with their work during the "Barton Student Art Exhibit" juried art show from May 9 through June 8. The reception will be Friday, May 9 from 6-8 p.m.

May 02, 2014 | | Local News

Nights to Remember

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2014-15 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through May 17.

May 02, 2014 | | Local News

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Scary scarecrows talk of Garden Club

Scarecrows were the subject of the program presented to the September Garden Club meeting by club president Nancy Swafford.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

State Fair ribbons

Barry J. Bowers, Great Bend, entered four carvings at the Kansas State Fair this year and won four ribbons.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Community invited to join literacy campaign

Humphrey, the precocious hamster and hero in "The World According to Humphrey," was introduced throughout the community on Friday during a huge district-wide kickoff at ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

BCC paramedic instructor recognized for 30 years

Barton Community College lead paramedic instructor Dean A. Dexter was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Chaplain brings new information to next GBHH&H grief support group

Since Larry Schumacher will attend advanced training early in October, he will be equipped with even more knowledge to help those who have lost loved ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


After years of planning, the first stone inscribed with the names of Barton County veterans is near completion, Barton County Memorial Parks Advisory Committee Chairman ...

September 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

BCC builds classroom with inmate help

Next week, Barton Community College officials will have a dedication and ribbon cutting for a new vocational education building at the Larned Correctional Mental Health ...

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Changes seen as positive at USD 428

School board members met three new instructional coaches during a luncheon meeting Thursday at Park Elementary School. Principal Phil Heeke introduced English Language Arts (ELA ...

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Gas leak on 10th St., between McKinley and Taft St.

A contractor was direct-boring beneath 10th St. when the equipment struck a gas line, Thursday afternoon.

September 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

City personnel come together in good times and bad

It's been a hectic couple of months for many Great Bend city departments, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

September 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

4-H Honor Flight Fundraiser

4-H to Host Fundraiser for Honor Flights

September 24, 2015 | | 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 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

FHSU President Martin going to see the Pope

She hasn't taken many personal days since arriving on campus 14 months ago. But this week's quick trip to Washington, D.C., will ...

September 24, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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