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Great Bend church adds Little Free Library

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, has a new addition: a Little Free Library. It is located on the southwest corner of the church.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News

Mother’s Day lunch offered at Knights of Columbus

Members of Great Bend's Knights of Columbus, 723 Main, will prepare a Mother's Day lunch, to be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 10. Cost is $12 at the door. The menu includes chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News

No damage reported from tornado report


May 07, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

39 tornadoes strike three-state area

NORMAN, Okla. - The National Weather Service reported at least 39 tornadoes were reported in the Plains from Nebraska to northwest Texas Wednesday. Multiple rounds of severe t-storms with tornadoes and flooding rain clobbered parts of the south Oklahoma City metro area late Wednesday afternoon and evening.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News

No commission meeting next Monday

Because of Barton County commissioners attendance at the Kansas County Commissioners Association conference this Tuesday through Thursday in Wichita, there will be no County Commission meeting this coming Monday. The next agenda meeting will be Monday, May 18.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News

Sen. Moran now accepting applications for fall internships

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced he is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., and Kansas offices for fall 2015.

May 06, 2015 | | 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, 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday May 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

May 06, 2015 | | Local News

Farewell reception for BCC VP Quinn set for Friday

Barton Community College Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn has accepted a position as President at Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News

Hoisington kids learn about 9-1-1

Monday May 4, Hoisington Ambulance Service gave a 9-1-1 presentation informing the students important facts relating when and how to call 9-1-1. Following the presentation, the students got to tour the ambulance.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News

Behind-the-scenes teachers lead student-led conferences

It's pretty much an open secret that – for whatever reason – more parents of elementary-age students attend parent-teacher conferences than those of secondary students.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Community Theatre, 1905 Lakin (Crest Theatre), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Pete Schartz and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 05, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS compete at state speech

May 05, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Godmothers host Build-A-Bag Brunch to benefit single mothers in Barton County

The Prairie Godmothers will be hosting a Build-A-Bag Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 7, at Renue Salon & Spa, 1419 Main Street, Great Bend.

May 03, 2015 | | Local News

All girls invited to experience Girl Scout camps

WICHITA – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland announced that registration is open for 111 summer camps and activities offered to all K-12 girls.

May 02, 2015 | | Local News

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 street closures for June Jaunt and Summer Street Stroll, Great Bend Events Center improvements and upgrades for the Police Department.

May 01, 2015 | | Local News

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Alcohol fund money to go to DARE program

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the distribution of funds aimed at bolstering aloholism-fighting efforts to the Barton County Sheriff's Office for its ...

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Health Department to get computer upgrade

The Barton County Health Department is moving towards the use of electronic medical records, a change that its current computer server cannot handle. The County ...

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

KWEC to hold Holiday Open House

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

Hudson Cream: 'The flour without a fault'

HUDSON - Gleaming elevators tower above the wheat fields of the Kansas prairie at Stafford County Flour Mills. The silos are the same color as the ...

November 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Local News


Heather Schneider, Great Bend, has been working with poultry through Barton County Extension's 4-H since she joined 10 years ago. She remembers her dad ...

November 21, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

​Audit report on BCC agenda

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room F-30, on the ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

Local businesses ready for Small Business Saturday

All 30 of the Explore Great Bend Stores are open and ready for business for Small Business Saturday, said Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes ...

November 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​Barton Community College to close for Thanksgiving break

Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Citrus fruit sales begin soon

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Indian River citrus fruit as its annual fundraiser. The navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangerines will ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS students qualify to compete at KU Med Center’s ‘Night @ The Lab’

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Three Great Bend High School juniors won the regional competition and the right to compete at the "Night @ The Lab" state competition ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​USDA Food Safety offers resources for Thanksgiving troubles

WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News


Thursday afternoon, Ellinwood first graders from Ellinwood Grade School and St. Joseph's Catholic School, clutching stuffed toy bears, monkeys, and even a giraffe made ...

November 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Pancake dinner raises funds for Grubb family’s medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Little Cameron Grubb and his family have been through the heartache of battling a rare life-threatening disease, as well as the joy of knowing ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

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