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Barton art students accepted into Prairie Art Exhibit

Barton Community College art students and their instructor Steve Dudek will be featured in Sterling College's 38th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


Barton Community College to host AKCCOP conference

The Association of Kansas Community College Office Professionals will hold their 45th annual conference at Barton Community College April 18-20.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


Surgeon Dr. Gary Wilson joins Great Bend Regional

Great Bend Regional Hospital has added the expertise of general surgeon Dr. Gary Wilson to its medical staff. Dr. Wilson began his service with GBRH at the end of March.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


St. Rose committee offers health-care decisions information

Mina McGinnis understands that it is never a favorite topic among families but she also realizes that it is one that must be discussed at some point.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


​Judges needed for forensics tournament

Great Bend High School will host a national qualifying speech tournament, April 20-21. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the tournament.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


Barton RSVP and EOC programs to host $6 sale

The public will find plenty of bargains when Barton Community College's Educational Opportunity Center Trio and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the BCC Student Union.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


BCC EMS instructor Jenny Ladd named KEMTA Instructor of the Year

Jenny Ladd is a walking example of a dark cloud's silver lining. More than half a decade ago, she suffered a wrist injury that brought her career as a paramedic to an end. She could have easily viewed the incident as an insurmountable obstacle.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


Zoo news: Monkeying around

Great Bend veterinarians Dr. Mike Malone and Dr. Jackie Corbett paid a visit to Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo on Wednesday, conducting a physical examination of a male grivet monkey named Tupac.

April 04, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend football team helps St. Rose with auction preparations

Great Bend High School football teammates who include lifting weights in their training regimen were probably well prepared for their task last Saturday. The 15 young men were part of a volunteer effort at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center that included several hours of bending, lifting and carrying.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


Pages for Senator Ruth Teichman

Pictured are students from Great Bend who served as Pages for Senator Ruth Teichman at the Capitol in Topeka on March 26, 2012.

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


USD 428 Kindergarten Roundup

Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31, 2012, and planning to attend local schools in the fall.

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


KWEC changes hours, days of operation

Beginning April 1, the days and hours of operation at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will change. Previously, the KWEC has been closed on Mondays. Now, from April 1 through Oct. 31, the KWEC will be open on Mondays. Also, the opening time of the KWEC will be moved back one hour. New hours of operation for the KWEC will be April 1-October 31, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p. m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. Nov. 1-March 31, Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m., closed Mondays. For any questions about the change in ...

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


New gadgets attract customers

By Jim Misunas

March 31, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Barton students featured in Shafer Gallery juried exhibit

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include music, refreshments, juror's talk and an awards ceremony.

March 31, 2012 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces grant awards

The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the March competitive grant cycle and awarded $25,359.40 to charitable organizations and programs in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

March 30, 2012 | | Local News


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Pilot Club of Great Bend at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Connie Oetken and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


Compost 101 coming

Heartland Farm is offering our program Compost 101 next Thursday evening, April 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We still have room for more participants to join the 6 who indicated interest.

April 21, 2015 | | Local News


​Warrant task force busy Friday

Local law enforcement officers conducted a warrant sweep last Friday, resulting in several arrests.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Local News


Absconder arrested in traffic stop; K-9 indicates drugs

The Great Bend Police Department's K-9 unit was called to investigate after a traffic stop in the 900 block of Kansas Ave. at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. Suspected methamphetamine was found and two people were arrested.

April 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Driver hits patrol car; arrested for DUI

A vehicle driven by Patton Mills of Great Bend was backing and collided with a Great Bend Police vehicle driven by Joel Hamlin at the Kwik Shop, 2334 Main, around 2:41 a.m. Saturday.

April 20, 2015 | | Local News


Foundation awards nearly $100,000 in community grants

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 spring grant recipients. The Foundation received 37 grant applications with requests totaling more than $200,000. A total of $99,620 in grants were awarded for charitable projects across the Russell County area.

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

Ellinwood School/Community Library is proud to host the 2015 EHS Art Show. Pieces on display include: Wheel thrown functional Pottery, Hand-Built decorative Ceramics, Mosaics, Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Metallic Scratchboard, Charcoal Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Colored Pencil, Collage, and Mixed Media.

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


What REALLY Happens in a Turkey Blind!

It has been a fairly hectic week. I have a group of friends from Canada who come to spend a week hunting turkeys with traditional archery. It is funny to watch spectacular hunters who successfully hunt moose, caribou, elk, deer, bear and other big game with their long bows and recurves get the "shakes" over a turkey. There is high tension when gobblers are 10-15 yards from the blind and gobbling or just looking over the blind and decoys for a reason to be nervous or vacate the place. Their eyesight is so good, and their hearing is so sensitive--it ...

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


Suicide prevention sponsored performance set for April 23 at Great Bend

"Suicide Punchline", a free, one-woman live multimedia performance is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium.

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


Central Kansas Dream Center aiming to bring bicyclists together

Central Kansas Dream Center (CKDC) is interested in creating a community bike rental program that would promote a healthier community and bring people together, and CKDC Executive Director Kimberly Becker and many others are excited about the possibilities. With the efforts being made on Great Bend's walking and biking paths, more residents will be encouraged to walk and ride but may need a bicycle.

April 19, 2015 | | Local News


​Prince of Peace Altar Society taking orders for Bake and Take

The Prince of Peace Altar Society is taking orders for its spring Kolache Bake and Take. Orders can be picked up from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the St. Rose Auditorium.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Church rummage sale Saturday

The members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This is a fundraiser where all items are by donation. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local missions including the Prairie Godmother's, Barton County Emergency Aid and missions throughout the year. Pictured are Lou Ann LeRoy, Marilyn Button and Juanita Weathers. For questions or more information, please contact the church office 792-5346.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Model RR group plans open house

The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. in Great Bend. There will be refreshments and door prizes, along with operating model trains and layouts featuring Std., G, O, HO and N gauge trains.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Veterans coffee klatch will visit Doonan Truck Museum

Veterans and other guests who meet regularly for coffee and doughnuts at the American Legion Post in Great Bend will changes things up a bit this Wednesday, April 22. The coffee and doughnuts will be at the Doonan Truck Museum east of Great Bend at 9:30 a.m. Any veteran who needs a ride may call Bill or Cheryl Pickle before Tuesday. Bill's telephone number is 620-791-7017 and Cheryl's number is 620-617-6757.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Speaker to offer tips for flower growing

"Flowers Popping Color" is the title of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn session. The free one-hour program will start at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


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