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Library will eliminate late fees

This spring, Great Bend Public Library plans to do away with late fees.

January 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New EduKan director adds transparency

A "significant deficiency" was found during the Fiscal Year 2015 audit for EduKan, the online education consortium that serves six western Kansas community colleges. However, a management letter from the auditors confirms that problems in 2015 ended after Dr. Adam John took over as chief executive officer last summer.

January 27, 2016 | Susan Thacker | 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.

January 27, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Ellinwood court docket Jan. 26, 2016

Cody Arnold; Driving while Suspended; fine $500, court costs $56; Pled No Contest (PNC)

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira make bucket list

There are many different sights to see in Kansas. And right here in our backyard we have two of these sights that made the Top 70 on the Kansas Bucket List.

January 27, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


GBRC to sponsor Winter Middle School Dance

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a Winter Middle School Dance.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas House of Representative pages

Rep. John Edmonds has an opening for four Kansas House of Representatives pages on March 8. To be considered for a position, students must be at least 12 years old and be able to be in Topeka by 8:15 a.m. on that day. For more information please call Jennifer Schartz, 620-793-1500.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


​Rescheduled lecture on Qur’an starts Wednesday

Due to ice last Wednesday, the First Congregational United Church of Christ postponed the start of a 21-week lecture series on the Qur'an.

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Spray family gets naming rights to BCC weight room

The weight room at Barton Community College's Kirkman building has been refurbished and major equipment upgrades are taking place, thanks to the generosity of the Kip and Kelly Spray family. On Tuesday, the BCC Board of Trustees officially renamed that portion of the building the Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center.

January 26, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


New ambulance approved by Hoisington City Council

Randy Miller, director of the City of Hoisington's electricity distribution department, was honored at the City Council meeting Monday night for his 32 years of service to the city. Mayor Clayton Williamson formally thanked him, and presented him with a plaque. Miller will retire at the end of the week, and it was announced the public is invited to a reception in his honor Friday afternoon at the council chamber from 2 to 4 p.m.

January 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Injury accident in Great Bend

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. At 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 20, deputies responded to an injury accident at U.S. 56 at mile marker 208.

January 26, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


St. John looking at grocery options

ST. JOHN – At a building-wide meeting Friday morning, Grocery giant Kroger told the staff of the St. John Dillons store would close as of Feb. 6.

January 26, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


GOOD STEWARDS

The Barton County Conservation District met for its annual meeting and banquet Saturday night at Barton Community College. Members voted for president of the district, and two recipients of the 2015 Bankers Conservation Awards were recognized. Elementary students from Central Kansas Christian Academy participated in an annual poster contest and top artists in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade categories received plaques and recognition during the evening also.

January 26, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a snow crystal, investigate backyard birds and become a sleuth, during KWEC's February Saturday morning programs.

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton Community College at the Welding Lab Technical Building, Room 172, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Mark Mingenback and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


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Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser

The Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Country Club in LaCrosse. Wine ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Post Rock Radio at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


​School board approves 2016-2017 calendar

Next year's calendar for Great Bend USD 428 schools will be similar to this year's, but the winter break will be two days ...

February 08, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Quilts of Valor

Courtesy photos by Marianne Krallman

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


Judge rules to keep affidavits sealed

Little more information about the shooting death of 23-year-old Great Bend man Aron Villegas last November will be made public, at least until criminal proceedings ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


County to observe Presidents Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


Commission takes no action on personnel matter

The Barton County Commission took no action on an unspecified personnel matter after emerging from two executive sessions Monday morning. The closed-door discussions came at ...

February 08, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Future of farming

Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons Store Manager, will present a video showing the future of farming in light of technology at 7 ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


January Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Officer Jefferson Davis builds rapport with local students

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series of monthly articles about local law enforcement officers.

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Hobby worth dyeing for

Great Bend's Jean Aycock is a nature educator at Kansas Wetlands Education Center. A fascination with nature led her to her career as a ...

February 06, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Brough sweeps Spelling Bee

Barton County Spelling Bee champion Jordan Brough expressed the perfect reaction, "Did I win?"

February 06, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


100 GBCT productions

Great Bend Community Theatre's first play was "Night Watch," which opened in November of 1982 at Roosevelt Junior High School.

February 05, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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