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Tickets available for Sunflower’s annual pancake dinner

It's not just a chance to have breakfast for dinner – it's an event, said Connie Oetken, director of development at Sunflower Diversified Services.

August 26, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Diesel Control Technicians, 5006 8th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Amy Habiger and Sarah Adams. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 26, 2015 | | Local News


Welding Lab bid goes to Great Bend firm

The Welding Certificate program at Barton Community College started this fall, and on Tuesday the BCC Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 10 complete multi-process welding machines for the lab. Because this purchase was over $50,000, the administration sought bids and brought them before the board, which approved the low bid of $57,759.58 from Scott's Welding in Great Bend.

August 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Digging up history

STAFFORD COUNTY - The Martin Cemetery, researched by Taylor Clark as a 4-H leadership project, has been approved for placement on the Kansas Register of Historic Places.

August 25, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Jobless rate on the rise

TOPEKA - State labor officials are pinning an ongoing upward unemployment trend in part on a dwindling labor pool, according to the jobless report released by the Kansas Department of Labor late last week.

August 25, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


TRAINING FOR GRAIN

ELLINWOOD - In 15 seconds, a person who weighs 165 pounds can be engulfed up to their waist inside a grain bin under some conditions.

August 25, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Water balloon fight calls attention to United Way

After the dust, and water, settled Thursday afternoon, who won the United Way of Central Kansas water balloon fight between the Unified School District 428 administration and the Jefferson Elementary School staff is still being debated.

August 24, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News


​BCC board to approve welding purchase

The purchase of welding equipment is on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday in room F-30, in the Fine Arts Building on campus. Three bids were received for equipment for a welding lab. Other items on the agenda include an update on the Strategic Plan, personnel and the October board retreat

August 24, 2015 | | Local News


Russell teenager killed in accident

RUSSELL COUNTY - A 13-year-old youngster died in an accident Saturday involving an off-road utility terrain vehicle, according to the Russell County sheriff.

August 24, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


County honored for United Way giving

When Julie Bugner Smith took over the helm of the United Way of Central Kansas in 2011, Barton County employees gave $1,600 to the annual campaign. This past year, they kicked in well over $6,000.

August 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night

The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The KWEC is located on K-156 about 8 miles northeast of Great Bend in the southeast corner of the Wildlife Area.

August 23, 2015 | | Local News


Here Comes Fall!!!

The air is different. The tomato plants are changing to a different production mode. School has started. Shore birds are migrating with more urgency through our marsh. I can hear thumps and grunts coming from the football field 2 blocks away. It is cool in the mornings. Doves are starting to gather for their annual exodus with the first cold snap. White-tailed fawns are starting to lose their spots. Change is here.

August 23, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


The Wetland Explorer

About this time last year, I introduced the term zugunruhe (pronounced zue-gun-rue) to you in our Wetland Explorer column. This word is used in the birding world to describe a restless behavior of birds that tells them when they need to migrate. Undoubtedly, many birds are feeling zugunruhe right now as we have begun to see some of the early migrants stop through Cheyenne Bottoms in the last couple weeks.

August 23, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Scukesters celebrate Hawaiian Statehood Day

The musical group The Scukesters had just finished a set at P Lee's Antiques & Memories in Pawnee Rock on Friday afternoon and was headed toward Great Bend when something went wrong.

August 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Ellinwood City Council special meeting Monday

The Ellinwood City Council will meet Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the city office for a special meeting to discuss the reestablishment of a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan. In April, 2010, the council approved a neighborhood revitalization plan that designated two tiers, the first a designated area and the second the remainder of the city. Formulas were created for required investment and improvement in order to receive tax rebates. The 2010 plan terminated Dec. 31, 2014. The new plan to be presented will essentially be the same form as the 2010 plan, according to City Manager Bud Newberry.

August 21, 2015 | | Local News


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Future of farming topic of video

LYONS – At 7 p.m. tonight at the Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons, Matt Stafford, Pride Ag Resources/Ace Hardware Lyons store manager, will present ...

February 11, 2016 | | Local News


GBHS Speech students place at Sterling Tournament

At the Sterling Speech Tournament Great Bend High School first year speech students, Garrett Dykes, Geoffrey Pafford and Bailey Jones, all placed in their events ...

February 11, 2016 | | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week, we look back at what the interesting stories of the day in years past were, and do our best to catch up to ...

February 10, 2016 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Great Bend featured on Street Rodding American Style

The City of Great Bend and the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association announced that the reality TV show, Street Rodding American Style will be aired ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Gag order stands in shooting death case

On Jan. 8, 20th Judicial District Judge Ron Svaty issued a "protective order restricting extrajudicial comments," in layman's terms a gag order, barring all ...

February 10, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Local student wins Patriot’s Pen Award

Many young students learn through their parents and grandparents what freedom is and what it means, not only to them but for every American. Some ...

February 10, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Burn Awareness Week was Feb. 1-7

February 1-7 was recognized as National Burn Awareness Week, and Safe Kids Kansas and the Office of the State Fire Marshal focused that week on ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


NARFE meeting

NARFE will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Stoneridge Club. Speaker will be Diann Henderson on the new playground equipment.

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Don Davis announces filing for re-election

The future of Barton County is important to all of us. Looking ahead and planning takes a lot of cooperation between all the county entities ...

February 10, 2016 | | Local News


Camp Aldrich dining hall nearly completed

The new Dining and Events Center at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich should be finished by the end of this month, Dean of Administration ...

February 09, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Local News


GBRC held monthly meeting on Monday

Great Bend Recreation Commission's Executive Director Diann Henderson received the prestigious Distinguished Fellow Award given by the Kansas Recreation and Park Association at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Russ Edem | Local News


Bartlett Grain to boost capacity

Bartlett Grain in Great Bend will increase storage capacity by two million bushels on a project expected to be completed by the 2016 wheat harvest.

February 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Morning has risen

Tuesday morning's sunrise creates a colorful picture.

February 09, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Local News


BCSO conducts canvas of registered sex offenders

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office. In recent weeks, in an effort to ensure compliance and foster public safety, the Barton County Sheriff ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


GBRC to host ‘Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations’

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Concealed and Carry Firearm Regulations" on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


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