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City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes D.A.R.E. graduate honors, a request to add playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park, and appointments to the Planning Commission.

December 12, 2014 | | Local News


Check It Out!

We have decided to extend StoryWalk® through December 23, during Ellinwood School/Community Library hours. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The "walk" begins at the library with the introductory to "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore, and continues through several businesses on Main Street, and ends back at the library. Participants will receive a prize upon completion of the walk. Library hours are Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and ...

December 11, 2014 | | Local News


EHS Winter band concert

EHS Don Regehr Band Instructor presented work of 6th thru 12th grades at recent 2014 winter concert held in the EHS auditorium. A few of the lively tunes included Little Drummer Dudes played by 6h grade, Michael Story Anthem of An Era synchronized by the Middle School, the rapping on chairs with drumsticks was titled Chair Jam played by the Middle School Explore Music group and the High School students harmonized a crowd pleasing melody to finalize the evening known as Goin' Home for the Holidays. Announcer for the evening was Marlene Regehr, wife of Don. "We appreciate your support ...

December 11, 2014 | Tracy K. Williams | Local News


Ron Cole visits Hoisigton High School

When you walked into HHS on Friday, Nov. 21, you would have wondered who turned the music up so loud. It was Ron Cole performing for the Central Plains Middle School, Otis Bison Middle School and Hoisington Middle School at 9 a.m. and then a repeat performance at 10 a.m. for the Central Plains FCCLA and KAYS organizations, Hoisington High School and the Otis Bison High school.

December 11, 2014 | | Local News


Register now for Christmas Entertaining Meals program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program on Wednesday, December 17th, at the Great Bend Recreation Center located at 1214 Stone Street. Get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful meal and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group. The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15-12:45 p.m. followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1 p.m. The lunch will be catered by Delgados.

December 10, 2014 | | Local News


Feather Jewelry Workshop

Feather jewelry is a wonderful way to wear your love of nature! In KWEC's third Christmas Jewelry Workshop, participants will learn all the ins and outs of creating jewelry with natural feathers. Birds produce an incredible variety of colorful and beautifully patterned feathers, and there are a lot of regulations designed to protect these wonderful creatures from harm. Learn what feathers are legal to possess, the best ways to acquire them, and how to turn them into fun, natural jewelry. This free program will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Kansas Wetlands Education ...

December 10, 2014 | | Local News


Hoisington Municipal Court - Dec. 4

Adrian N. Boeck, disorderly conduct, fine $100, court costs $110

December 09, 2014 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters John Sullivan and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 09, 2014 | | Local News


November Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

December 07, 2014 | | Local News


Season’s Greetings to be presented by GBHS Bands on Monday

Season's Greetings to everyone as played by the GBHS Jazz, Junior Varsity and Varsity Bands at 8 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym.

December 07, 2014 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include GBHS Orchestra update; Dance Line travel update; district iPads assigned to board members; replacement for BOE representative to Education Foundation Trustees; presentation of 2013-2014 Business Audit; approval to include Diabetic Plan in District Health Policy; first reading of GBHS Program of Studies Book; approval to purchase lawn equipment; approval of grant to Riley Elementary School; and approval of Park Elementary School grant applications.

December 07, 2014 | | Local News


Nothing Can Possible go Wrong!!!

Pretend you are a Pied-billed Grebe with a gourmet meal of Leopard Frog. Your buddies are sitting by watching with envy as you claim your prize and start to swallow a very rare meal in winter with mostly frozen water in the Bottoms. There is one small problem-- it is a BIG frog. I watched the Grebe make multiple attempts to swallow the frog which was too large for his throat. He was acrobatic and agile in using gravity and every possible angle to ingest the frog-- all to no avail. When he got the frog exactly over his head ...

December 07, 2014 | | Local News


Ellinwood High School FBLA Hope Tree

Ellinwood High School Future Business Leaders of America Hope Tree for children in need during the holidays

December 07, 2014 | | Local News


No CKAVI meeting in December

Due to conflicts, the December meeting of Central Kansas Association of the Visually Impaired has been canceled.

December 06, 2014 | | Local News


Citrus fruit arrives

The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 7-8 at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Those who ordered fruit should pick up their orders at that time.

December 06, 2014 | | Local News


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dress It Up at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Melinda Kurth and Pete Schartz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 22, 2015 | | Local News


Dr. Watts impressed with health-care legacy at St. Rose

Larry Watts, M.D., has become a familiar face to the staff at St. Rose Health Center but in upcoming months he will be introduced to many others in the community.

January 22, 2015 | | Local News


Personnel on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include an executive session for discussion of personnel, as well as reports on faculty accreditation and other topics.

January 20, 2015 | | Local News


BCC Library to host History Snapshot

Barton Community College will host "Kansas History Snapshot: E. Haldeman-Julius: Controversial Publisher and Free-Thinker," a presentation by Dean of Library Services and Curator of Special Collections at Pittsburg State University Randy Roberts, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in the Library. Catered refreshments will be served.

January 20, 2015 | | Local News


Survey to begin on US-281 Highway in Barton County

Starting around Tuesday, Jan. 20, and continuing for three weeks, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will have a field survey team surveying a section of US-281 Highway in Barton County. The survey area will include the section of US-281 highway 600 feet north and 600 feet south of the US-281 bridge over a drainage tributary, located one mile north of the Great Bend city limits. The purpose of the survey is to gather information necessary to create detailed designs for future highway improvements.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

There are many exciting things planned for 2015 at Ellinwood School/Community Library. The Smithsonian Exhibit, "Hometown Teams" will begin January 30th with a Chamber Coffee. Be watching for the various activities scheduled with this event.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education special meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., on Monday at the District Education Center.

January 18, 2015 | | Local News


Citrus fruit arrives

The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Jan. 18-19, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit, tangelos, and Georgia pecans will be available. For information call 620-791-7314.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


Central Plains students donate to food program

HOLYROOD - Keeping in mind the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Central Plains Elementary School students in Holyrood were asked to bring their loose change to donate to the Kansas Food Bank to help fund the Food 4 Kids backpack program.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


Garden Club learns history and future of Great Bend’s Argonne Forest

At their January meeting, 15 members of Great Bend Garden Club received a wealth of information about the work of a small group of people working hard for the betterment of Great Bend. Garden Club member Toni Rice is also a member of the Great Bend Tree Board and during her recent program Toni enthusiastically told the history of the Tree Board and of Great Bend's status as a Tree City USA.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


Ellinwood Soup Sampler to benefit scholarship fund

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Knights of Columbus will have a soup sampler from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 W. 2nd St. Several varieties of soup will be available to sample. Meal includes dessert and drink.

January 17, 2015 | | Local News


Dannebohm takes the oath of office

It's been 33 years since an Ellinwood resident was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. On Monday, J. Basil Dannebohm took the oath of office as the third Ellinwood resident to serve in the Kansas Legislature.

January 14, 2015 | | Local News


Saint Francis Community Services, Foster Care Homes Recruitment

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.

January 14, 2015 | | Local News


Cookie Contest Raises More Than $600 for County Food Bank

A record number of people participating in the Great Bend Cookie Contest resulted in $610 being donated to the Food Bank of Barton County last Wednesday.

January 14, 2015 | | Local News


Leadership Grants are now available

Leadership Golden Belt is now accepting grant applications to attend Kansas Leadership Center's "You. Lead. Now." and "Teaching Leadership" conferences, in Wichita. Interested parties may attend as an individual or with a group. Awarded grants will be used to cover the conference registration fee and $50 per diem lodging reimbursement with a two day maximum.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


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