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Burglars caught after fleeing police

According to the Great Bend Police Department, on Friday at approximately 11 a.m., Great Bend Police Officers were dispatched to 2222 Jackson St. in reference to a burglary in progress.

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

County employee recognized for helping accident victim

On Aug. 19, Barton County Road and Bridge Department employee Eric Johnson was on the job northeast of Great Bend when he became one of the first on the scene of an accident.

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBRC will host a Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Society For Creative Anachronisum" on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 12–1 p.m., at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. The Society for Creative Anachronisum is an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating the sills and traditions of the pre-17th-century Europe. Members take part in a variety of activities, including costuming, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber art and much more. Members of the local chapter will be on hand to talk and share some information about some of these topics ...

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

Public invited to vet memorial dedication

The Barton County commissioners and the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee are inviting the public to attend the dedication of the first Golden Belt Veterans Memorial stone at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans Day.

November 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

October Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

November 08, 2015 | | Local News

Stache Dash

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

House fire in Great Bend

According to the Great Bend Fire Department, at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, units responded to a report of smoke coming from the attic of 1220 Taft. Upon arrival the first unit reported heavy smoke was showing. No one was inside at the time of the fire. The first in crews were able to get the family dog out of the structure. There was light smoke on the main floor and as the crews made their way to the upstairs they encountered heavy smoke, heat and fire. They fought the fire as much as they were able to inside ...

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Veterans Appreciation Day a success

Veterans of all ages came out and enjoyed their appreciation day that was hosted by Waters True Value and P and S Security on Saturday.

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Centennial Celebration for the Rifleman

A nice size crowd came out for the Centennial Celebration for the Rifleman on Saturday.

November 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

GBCT rehearsal photos

Rehearsal photos for the Great Bend Community Theatre production " 'Till Beth Do Us Part," coming to the Crest Theater Nov. 12-15.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Tickets available for Tastes of the Town

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation will host Tastes of the Town, a benefit dinner/auction for the school district, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3007 10th St. Guests will sample cuisine from around Great Bend with a walking dinner featuring five different caterers.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

​Celebration of life for Skip Yowell

Great Bend High School Hall of Fame member Skip Yowell passed away in October, and a celebration of life will be held in his memory from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Feist recommends hospice, raises awareness during special month

When the doctor recommended home-health services and ultimately hospice care, Frank and Linda Feist of Great Bend were leery about the idea.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Community shows support for new St. Rose Health Center

The community gave St. Rose Health Center a hearty welcome Wednesday evening at the facility's grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, said Mark Mingenback, director of public relations and marketing.

November 06, 2015 | | Local News

Willems wants another year at library

Harry Willems, director of the Great Bend Public Library and Central Kansas Library System, may not retire next year as previously announced. The GBPL Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday and one item on the agenda is a request from Willems to change his retirement date to 2017.

November 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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Master Gardeners work to save monarchs

Sherry Brent spoke to the Great Bend Garden Club on Nov. 19 to explain K-State's Master Gardener program. That program was begun in the ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

'Addams Family' musical auditions start Sunday

Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday for the Barton Community College Music Department's spring 2016 musical, "The Addams Family: A New Musical," by ...

November 26, 2015 | | Local News

American Legion adopts Fort Dodge soldiers

The Great Bend American Legion Auxiliary is inviting the public to help bring holiday cheer to veterans at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge ...

November 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Christmas is coming

Saturday, Great Bend officially welcomes the Christmas season. The City of Great Bend's Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes, in conjunction with several businesses and organizations ...

November 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

19th annual Santa’s Workshop is coming to Great Bend

Great Bend High School students, community volunteers and Great Bend Recreation Commission staff will be transforming the City Auditorium into Santa's Workshop.

November 25, 2015 | | Local News

Vandalism closes Pawnee County Food Pantry, other services

LARNED – It was on the eve of Thanksgiving, but it was difficult for Margaret Larson to be thankful Wednesday morning.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Region to see 2nd highest Thanksgiving travel since 2007

According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey ...

November 25, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Drillers strike oil at landfill

At the Barton County Landfill, up from the ground comes a bubblin' crude.

November 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​Cookie Contest promises sweet fun to Saturday shoppers

Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, are accepting entries for its seventh edition.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Mutual aid dispatched to river fire on Monday

Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

Raffle available at Grugg family fundraiser for medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Opportunities to win prizes have been added to the agenda at the upcoming fundraiser for a Hoisington boy who is facing a life-threatening illness.

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

KHP responds to accident near Bunker Hill

A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

​School board schedules special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

No Kiwanis this week

The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club will not have a regular meeting this week. The next meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, in ...

November 24, 2015 | | Local News

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