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Imagination Playground Open

The Great Bend Recreation Commission invites parents to bring their children to the Imagination Playground, which will be open Wednesday, Nov. 5, inside the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free drop-in activity will be open from 9:30-11 a.m. and 6:30 -7:30 p.m. It is recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

November 04, 2014 | | Local News

County offices to close for Veterans Day

Barton County office buildings will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. The Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed that day. The Landfill will be open until 11 a.m. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

November 03, 2014 | | Local News

Citrus fruit sales begin soon

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling H&S citrus fruit as their annual fundraiser. The navel oranges and pink grapefruit are available during the first sale which arrives Dec. 7-8. In January the navels and grapefruit are again available but the main feature of the January order is the Honeybell tangelo, which is a specialty fruit. The January order will be available Jan. 18-19. The H&S fruit is handpicked, packed, and shipped within a week with no artificial color or ripening.

October 31, 2014 | | Local News

​Lung cancer program fills canceled TBC group slot

Touched by Cancer Support Group will have a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.

October 31, 2014 | | Local News

GBFD serving spaghetti Thursday

Great Bend Fire Department will hold its 10th annual spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main. Admission is $5, and children under 5 eat free. There will also be a drawing for prizes.

October 31, 2014 | | Local News

CrossPoint Church planning Family Fall Festival

CrossPoint Church, located on Hart's Corner at 57 SE 20 Road, will hold a Family Fall Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. Activities and refreshments will be free, but goodwill donations will benefit Healing Hearts Ranch in rural Great Bend.

October 31, 2014 | | Local News

Second annual food drive

The second annual food drive to benefit the Community Food Bank of Barton County will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the 10th Street Dillons. This year's food drive in memory of Cindy Huslig.

October 31, 2014 | | Local News

Railroad crossing work to begin Monday

The City of Great Bend is partnering with the K&O Railroad to adjust the railroad crossing at the intersection of 10th & Harrison, City Engineer Rob Winiecke said. Work is anticipated to begin on Monday and take about a week to complete.

October 31, 2014 | | Local News

Potato, Chicken Noodle Soup Supper with quilt drawing

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a Potato and Chicken Noodle Soup Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fellowship Hall of the church, located at 24th and Adams in Great Bend. The hall is handicap accessible and an elevator is available. Freewill offerings will benefit the Family Crisis Center and other missions.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News

​Hope Lutheran Church bazaar scheduled

RUSH CENTER - The women of the Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center, also known as WELCA (Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) have set the date of their annual bazaar for Friday, Nov. 7, in the church basement. A meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., with selections such as sloppy joes, sandwiches, pie and sweet rolls. An auction at 7 p.m. will feature handcrafted items including hand-quilted quilts of all sizes, plants and baked goods.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News

Tickets about to go on sale for 'A Christmas Carol'

Barton Community College's music department will begin selling tickets to its production of "A Christmas Carol," on Nov. 1. Tickets are $10. All seats are reserved and are available online at Any patron needing ticket assistance can call the box office, 620-786-1150.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News

BCC library offers freebies, game night

The Learning Resource Center at Barton Community College will give away ice scrapers on Monday Nov. 3. Deedra Gibbons said people can stop by and pick up a free Barton Library ice scraper for as long as supplies last. They are available to students, BCC employees and community members.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News

Friday: Treat in Trunk; last day for pumpkins

The First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington, Great Bend, will offer "Treat in Trunk" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Halloween.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News

Shoe drive for the needy to start Saturday

Tena Westenhaver of Great Bend is kicking off her Soles4Souls Shoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at her home, 1801 VanBuren. This is just the first effort in her year-long campaign to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes the Soles for Souls organization can distribute to the needy and victims of disasters.

October 30, 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 city's health insurance renewal, street closures for holiday activities, the Prairie Rose Drive paving project and an auto rental lease agreement for the Great Bend Municipal Airport.

October 30, 2014 | | Local News

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GBHS play photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015. The play will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

November 12, 2015 | | Local News

Arsenic and Old Lace

The classic dark comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace," is this year's all-school play at Great Bend High School.

November 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

From taxes to land values

Barton County Commissioner Jennifer Schartz summed up the sentiments of county officials from across in two sentences.

November 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Out of the Morgue

The day before Great Bend was touched by a devastating tornado, the discussion of traffic rules and was beginning, and the discussion of lighted streets ...

November 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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