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BOCK benefit ride

Bikers of Central Kansas will sponsor a benefit ride on Saturday for Caroline Harbaugh, daughter of Eric and Lisa Harbaugh of Russell, who was diagnosed with Langerhan's Cell Histiocyctosis.

September 11, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas wheat crop shows average quality

Wheat yields in Kansas might have increased during the 2015 harvest, but test weights and protein content were down statewide. According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, data was collected from 7,233 carlot samples from 47 counties which showed an average test weight of 59.9 pounds per bushel. In comparison, the 2013 and 2014 harvest averages were 60.7 and 60.5 pounds per bushel, respectively.

September 10, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

YP5K and Half Marathon volunteer shares transformation story, encourages others

Ten years ago, Golden Belt Bicycles Mechanic Neil Frizell was overweight.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for September 10, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Man jailed after wrecking stolen truck

The Barton County Sheriff's Office suspects alcohol was involved in an accident Sunday involving a stolen pickup in Barton County.

September 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Controlled burn restarts, spreads

SUSANK - A fire Wednesday in Susank was caused by a controlled burn that restarted, according to the Barton County Sheriff's Office.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Minor injuries reported after accident

The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident at 4:58 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. 56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend. A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Linny K. Ott, 35, of Russell was southbound on K-156 approaching the "T" intersection and failed to make the turn. The vehicle continued south through the intersection, through the ditch and over the railroad tracks, coming to rest in a field.

September 10, 2015 | | 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.

September 10, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Presentation explores sports mascots of Kansas

The Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons will host "The Common and Quirky Mascots of Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Jordan Poland at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14, at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Coronado Quivira Museum at (620) 257-3941 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

September 10, 2015 | | Local News

Kids Ag Day photos

Photos taken during Barton County's Kids Ag Day, Sept. 9, 2015 at the Koelsch Farm.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


From horse-drawn plows to drones, Kansas farms have evolved. Barton County fourth graders got a crash course in all things agricultural Wednesday during Kids Ag Day.

September 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Street improvement program approved

The Great Bend City Council Tuesday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign a contract with Venture Corporation totalling $1.21 million for residential and arterial street work in 2015.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Council wants run-down houses razed

Despite assurances from a property owner that most of the properties were going to be rehabilitated, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night adopted resolutions declaring several structures as unsafe and dangerous and directed that the structures be razed.

September 09, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Burglary and theft of tools subject of Crime Stoppers

Between noon on Aug. 31 and 1:10 p.m. on Sept. 2, a workshop at 1207 Washington in Great Bend, was burglarized and items were stolen, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reported.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Projects get green light in Ellinwood

Action taken Tuesday by the Ellinwood City Council should help the city move forward on several construction projects, and make it more attractive for patrons to consider moving ahead on some of their own.

September 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

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Hall of Famer enjoyed humble background


October 08, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Paul Coffman Bio

BORN: March 29, 1956 (St. Louis, Mo.)

October 08, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Healthy food initiative catching on in Kansas hospitals

Hospitals aren't typically associated with fine dining. And even though hospitals are in the business of health care, the beverages and foods they offer ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

Hamster time

Grade schools throughout the city are reading "The World According to Humphrey" as part of the USD 428 One District, One Book reading initiative

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Stargazing planned at Cheyenne Bottoms

The public is invited to join the Fort Hays State University Astronomy Club at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Friday, Oct. 16, for an ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

American Legion Auxiliary to hold Soup Supper

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Benefit Soup Supper from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180 ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Rut season brings added danger to roads

Driving defensively during the deer mating season is a must for Kansas drivers, say state and local officials.

October 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

October 07, 2015 | | Local News

Sons of the American Revolution coming to Great Bend

The October meeting of the Sons of the Plains chapter the Sons of the American Revolution will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Library Friends get first look at Book Sale

People who join the Friends of the Library will be the first to see the selections of the annual book sale, said Diedre Mapes at ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Kids get a room of their own at GBPL

The new interior walls that separate the children's area from the rest of the Great Bend Public Library are something librarians have requested for ...

October 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

'Winged Aspiration' photos

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October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Winged Aspiration

Bill McKown was a true friend of the Shafer Art Gallery. He passed away in March of 2014, but his legacy lives on through numerous ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

Audit part of ‘cost of doing business’

It was a costly pill for the Barton County commissioners to swallow Monday morning when they approved paying Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball $53,695 ...

October 06, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

GBRC will host Stop 'N Learn session titled 'Fire Prevention'

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Fire Prevention" on Wednesday, October 7th, from 12:00 – 1 ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local News

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