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Ragan touches lives, becomes latest DARE program winner

Eisenhower Elementary School fifth-grade-student Joseph Ragan received a fun surprise on Jan. 13. He was named winner of the month in the DARE program's "I Make A Difference" contest. For earning that distinction, he received a special visit by Great Bend DARE Officer Jefferson Davis to his school, and he along with his classmates received a party and DARE T-shirts, which state "I Make A Difference."

January 23, 2014 | | Local News


January 23, 2014 | | Local News

School district celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and Unified School District 428 joins school districts across the state to say thank you to these community leaders for their untiring dedication to public education.

January 23, 2014 | | Local News

FBLA leaders appear before Kansas State Department of Education

It is not every day that high school students are summoned to appear before the Kansas State Department of Education. But then, these are not everyday high school students. Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America members Sarah Niederee, junior, and Zachary Reynolds, senior, traveled recently to Topeka to visit with state school board members during a special meeting and citizenship day. Sarah is the Kansas Future Business Leaders of America state president and Zach is the vice-president of the FBLA district 5 region. "Sarah was assigned to talk about how FBLA has helped her make ethical decisions ...

January 23, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Local News

Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society fundraiser

The Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society are holding a fundraiser on Jan. 27 at the Lyons Town & Country Club. The event opens with a social at 6:15 p.m. Appetizers, wine, tea, and coffee will be available. KWCH Ross Janssen with Millie will present a program at 7 p.m.

January 23, 2014 | | Local News

Snow removal taken seriously

Winter weather in Kansas can be very unpredictable. That's why it's nice to know that the people in charge of clearing what the weather throws at us are very predictable.

January 22, 2014 | | Local News

GBHS debaters compete at state meets

On Jan. 10 and 11 two novices from the Great Bend High School debate squad traveled to the Novice State Championship Debate tournament. The whole novice squad qualified with a 50-percent win/loss record at least five invitational tournaments, but most were unable to attend due to other school activities.

January 20, 2014 | | Local News

KanCare primed for Feb. 1 implementation of I/DD Services

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the State of Kansas are making substantial progress in discussions that would allow the state to move forward in including long-term services and supports for Kansans with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in KanCare, the state's integrated Medicaid managed care program, starting Feb. 1.

January 19, 2014 | | Local News

Rosewood Services delivers to Food Bank

Christmas came again for the Food Bank of Barton County on Jan. 10 when Rosewood Services delivered more than 200 food items and representatives donated money raised from last month's Holiday Cookie Contest.

January 18, 2014 | | Local News

Local oncologist announces prostate clinical trial possibilities

Only 750 men will be chosen nationwide for a prostate cancer clinical trial and Dr. Mark Fesen wants local residents to be aware of the possibilities.

January 18, 2014 | | Local News

La Crosse woman charged with drug trafficking

TOPEKA - A LaCrosse woman was one of four people charged in federal court last week on drug trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

January 18, 2014 | | Local News

GED orientation classes start Tuesday; BCC scholarships availabe for those who do well

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

January 18, 2014 | | Local News

'Planning for Winter Interest' piques the interest of Garden Club members

A program by Delores Baker entitled "Planning for Winter Interest in the Garden" was enjoyed by the members of Great Bend Garden Club at their January meeting. With a number of dried plants from her own garden as illustrations, Baker shared ideas for creating attractive landscaping scenes and bouquets of dried plants and shrubs.

January 18, 2014 | | Local News

Anti-bullying movie to be shown again

The Great Bend Anti-bullying Task Force will have a reshowing of "Bullying: The Movie" from 7-8:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Great Bend Front Door, 1615 10th St. After the film, there will be information packets available and T-shirts for sale. The movie is free, but seating is limited.

January 18, 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 a Great Bend Municipal Airport hanger lease, support for Job Fest, a consulting agreement for the Railroad Avenue/U.S. 281 project and Rural Housing Incentive District public hearings.

January 18, 2014 | | Local News

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Police chase in Ellinwood ends with shots fired

On Tuesday at about 9:46 p.m. Barton County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the area of NE 10 Road and NE 120 Ave ...

September 23, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Doonan GMC, Junction 56/156 Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

September 23, 2015 | | Local News

Refinancing should save BCC $100,000

Refinancing debt on 2008 certificates of participation at a lower interest rate should save Barton Community College more than $100,000 over the life of ...

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Law enforcement appreciation day

By showing appreciation is one way the local community shows their support for the men and women that keep the streets of Great Bend safe.

September 22, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

​City to hold annual auction

The City of Great Bend will hold its annual public auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, outside the Great Bend Police Department ...

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

County appraisers, oil industry officials meet in Great Bend

Earlier this month, 120 county appraisers from across Kansas and oil and gas professionals from Kansas and surrounding states converged on Great Bend. They came ...

September 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Orchard shooting up, improvements anticipated

Five months after volunteers planted a community apple orchard in Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, the dream has taken root and, so far, is flourishing.

September 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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