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“The Glass Menagerie” opens tonight at Sterling College

"The Glass Menagerie" opens tonight at Sterling College

February 27, 2014 | | Local News

Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Valentine party

At Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation's Valentine party on Feb. 14, all residents were noted as kings and queens, however with a draw of names of residents attending event, LaVane Rohr and Claudine Ringwald represented them as king and queen. They were crowned as Walt Pennington entertained with music. All residents were presented a red rose compliments of Dillons and their customers and cookies and punch were provided by Epsilon Sigma Alpha (Zeta Gamma Chapter).

February 26, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Local News

State Piano Festival

On Feb. 22, four students from Barton County participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Piano Festival held at Wichita State University. These students include Kaylyn Oberle, Claflin "Central Plains", Hannah Wilborn, Hoisington, Melanie Maneth, Great Bend, and Katy Jerke, Great Bend. At the KSHSAA Piano Festival students must perform Classical Repertoire by memory. However, participants must first compete and receive "I" ratings at the Regional Contest held on Feb. 8. Adjudicators listen to the students and write a critique of their musical performance and assign a rating with "I" rating the highest possible score. Students receiving ...

February 26, 2014 | | Local News

GBHS Speech competes in Nickerson

The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.

February 25, 2014 | | Local News

KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.

February 23, 2014 | | Local News

River Bend Assisted Living King and Queen

Husband and wife Carl and Teresa Jilg were named the King and Queen at the River Bend Assisted Living Valentine's Day Party on Feb. 14th.

February 21, 2014 | | Local News

Kadin White benefit to be held

ELLINWOOD - A benefit fundraiser poker tournament will be held for 11-year-old Kadin White, who is suffering from acute lympoblastic leukemia, beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Ellinwood American Legion, 117 N. Santa Fe. White also has Down Syndrome and has an infection. He is in Wesley Medial Center in Wichita.

February 20, 2014 | | Local News

Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting Grant Applications for March 1

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

February 18, 2014 | | Local News

Barton County’s Second Graders celebrate World Wetlands Day

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2014 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on Feb. 2, and is organized by Ramsar, the organization that has designated Cheyenne Bottoms as a "Wetland of International Importance." The theme for 2014's World Wetlands Day was "Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth." The coloring sheet, featuring ducks and geese, was colored by 2nd grade students from 11 schools in Barton County. The best coloring sheet from each classroom was chosen; each winner received a certificate, a Top 20 Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms identification card ...

February 18, 2014 | | Local News

BCC to offer free ceramics workshop by Freemans

Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery and the St. Justa Pottery Guild, a Barton student club, will host a ceramic workshop presented by professional artists Mark and Bambi Freeman from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 in the Barton ceramics studio in the technical building, room T-151.

February 15, 2014 | | Local News

​Oncologist to talk about life after cancer

Dr. Greg Nanney, MD, will speak about life as a cancer survivor when the Touched by Cancer support group meets at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend. The title of his program is, "You Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer - Now What?"

February 15, 2014 | | Local News

'Exercise Essentials' topic of next Parkinson's meeting

Parkinson's patients who enjoy socializing may want to consider exercising with a group or workout partner.

February 15, 2014 | | Local News

Cancer patients learn tips during Kitchen Therapy

The Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy dietitians are gearing up for another interactive televideo (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The program is designed to help patients whose appetites are affected by cancer treatments.

February 15, 2014 | | Local News

Russell County drug charges lead to indictment

RUSSELL – Antonio Vindiola, 41, Tuscon, Ariz., has been indicted by a federal grand on drug-related charges, Wichita-based United States Attorney Barry Grissom announced Thursday afternoon. Vindiola is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Jan. 29, 2014, in Russell County.

February 13, 2014 | | Local News

Sen. Moran now accepting applications for Summer 2014 Internships

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for the summer of 2014.

February 12, 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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