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‘Ident-a-kid’ to be offered in Great Bend

American Legion Post 180, Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County, along with the Barton County Sheriff's Reserve will be offering an "Ident-a-kid" program.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Dudek featured in national watercolor exhibit

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek has been accepted into the 2015 Kansas Watercolor National Exhibition at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Shafer Gally to host 'Holiday Open House'

All ages can get a dose of the holiday spirit at The Shafer Art Gallery's "Holiday Open House" reception from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, which will feature a free puppet show from Kansas City's Clement McCrae Puppet Shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Admission is free.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

December 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

A time for giving

Each year, kids make out their Christmas wish lists, hoping they will find the beneath their sparkling tree on Christmas morning. Sadly, for those in needy families, those wishes go unfulfilled.

December 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Seniors honored for their service

Senior Corps volunteers who have served in the military or who are currently serving veterans were recognized at the November holiday luncheon and in-service meeting in Great Bend. Those honored were Senior Companion Delores Burgardt of Great Bend and Foster Grandparent Hubert Brown of Olmitz.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News

Restricted driver’s license application now available online

Kansas drivers with suspended licenses can now apply and pay for a restricted driver's license online.

December 03, 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

December 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Dictionaries from Rotary Club

Great Bend Rotarians, from left: Gary Burke, Brad Reed, Dr. William King and Mark Mingenback gather at Jefferson School on Wednesday to personally deliver age-appropriate dictionaries to third graders. The service organization gifts every third grader in Great Bend with his or her own dictionary.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News

Zoo news photos

Susan Thacker's photos were taken Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Zoo News: New porcupine coming soon

The crested porcupine at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be going on a diet, Zoo Supervisor/Curator Sara Hamlin said Wednesday. "He is kind of a chunky monkey."

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Larned attorney shares Civil War research

Larned attorney Ron Smith is proud to tell people his law office "physically sits in the ruts of the old Santa Fe Trail." However, his passions are Territorial Kansas history and the era right after the Civil War.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Suspects in shooting death make first appearance

Two Great Bend men had their first appearance in Barton County District Court Wednesday in connection with the Nov. 15 break-in that resulted in the shooting death of 23-year-old Aron Villegas.

December 02, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Barton Community College Planetarium to host holiday inspired full-dome movie “Season of Light”

In conjunction with the Shafer Gallery's "Holiday Open House," the Barton Planetarium will show a holiday and winter-inspired full-dome movie every hour from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News

Stories of Christmas Past

Editor's note: This holiday season, we invite you to share your holiday stories from Christmases past, starting off the series with a story of our own. We hope it shakes loose your own indelible holiday memories.

December 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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Too much of a good thing

For area farmers and grain handlers, fall 2016 is amounting to a perfect storm.

October 07, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News

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