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Claflin candidate incorrectly listed

In information released this week on election filings for the April 7 general election, Michael Urban was incorrectly listed as a candidate for Claflin City Council. He is in fact a candidate for Claflin mayor.

February 12, 2015 | | Local News


Central Plains High School Valentine tour

The Central Plains high school musicians are doing a Valentine Tour of area care facilities today. They will present a 25-minute program at each of the following locations: Plum Creek Plaza, Holyrood, 9:30 a.m.; Country Place Living, Hoisington, 10:30 a.m.; River Bend, Great Bend, 11:45 a.m.; Sterling House, Great Bend, 1 p.m.; Cherry Village, Great Bend, 1:45 p.m.

February 12, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Credit Union of America, 4708 W 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Melinda Kurth, Cindy Parr and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 11, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Forensics Team

The Hoisington High School forensics team began the competition season recently at Osborne where the team placed fifth out of nine schools.

February 11, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Valentine's party

Students from the Park Elementary School fourth grade class provided entertainment, Tuesday at the Great Bend Senior Center. Students were under the direction of Larissa Blackwell.

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


Teams announced for Barton County's Got Flavor

Habitat for Humanity's first "Barton County's Got Flavor" event will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, catering to those who want a unique Valentine's Day experience.

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


Toastmasters International meeting

The local group of Toastmasters International will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. onThursday, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Great Bend 2701 17th Street.

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


Central Plains High School Winter Royalty

February 10, 2015 | | Local News


January marriage and divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

February 08, 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 at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday 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.

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


Living the Dream!

When I retired, I had a conversation with myself to do as many things as possible that are really fun and don't cause much trouble for anyone. Photography, hunting and fishing, digging in my day lilies, and mowing my grass have occupied most of my time. Establishing a relationship with the school has added another dimension to this process that gives me a whole different level of participation and enjoyment. I had no expectation of being able to watch students achieve and excel - and I am grateful for that opportunity. I suppose that my advice to people making that ...

February 08, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Check It Out!

It's here! The twenty-one crates that contain the Smithsonian exhibit arrived on time! The display was assembled last Monday by Sharon Sturgis, the library staff, and other people from Goodland, Greensburg, Atchison, Perry, and Humbolt, who will also have the display in their communities. It took approximately four hours to complete the installation. Along with the Smithsonian exhibit, our community will be interested in seeing all of the work Sharon has done to feature our local teams and talents. Visitors will enjoy viewing a wall of historical photos featuring Ellinwood teams dating back to the 19th century, as well ...

February 08, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | 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 recognition of volunteers in USD 428 Learning Centers; approval of BOE policies; approval to request 2015-2016 E-Rate funding; first reading of curriculum adoption; MTSS training; Kansas State Assessments;approval to upgrade exterior stairway at the GBHS Field House; financial update options; and approval of donation to GBHS Girls Soccer Team/Program.

February 08, 2015 | | Local News


Swimmers to swim for a cause

The boys' swimming team at Great Bend High School will be holding a fund raiser for the Make-a-Wish foundation starting Feb. 27 at the Barton Community College pool. The team is hoping to raise $5,000 to be donated to a family/child in Great Bend or Barton County.

February 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Playground plan on GBRC agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will hear an update on the Master Playground Plan when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also hear information about the summer program time line and an spring enrollment report.

February 06, 2015 | | Local News


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Lori Reneau seeking USD 428 School Board seat

Lori Reneau is seeking a seat on the Great Bend USD 428 School Board. Lori has lived in Great Bend for the past 20 years. She received her high school diploma from Chaparral High School in Anthony and her associate's degree from Barton Community College. Lori and her husband, Kenny, have been married for 21 years and have two children in the school district. Keaton is a sophomore at Great Bend High School and Ethan is a 6th grader at Park Elementary School. For the past 20 years Lori has been employed full time as a Certified Evidence Control ...

March 29, 2015 | | Local News


Kiwanis Easter Egg hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. There will be Easter eggs and prizes given for special eggs.

March 29, 2015 | | Local News


​Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis will be held at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 4, at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. There will be Easter eggs and prizes given for special eggs.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Community Concerts of 2015-16 season come 'From the Top'

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2015-16 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through April 18.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Local candidates submit short biographies

Editor's note: Great Bend's League of Women Voters asked local candidates for 100-word biographies prior to last week's forum. They are printed as submitted, following the LVW rules.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Parkinson's group to meet April 7

In recognition of the month of April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, the Golden Belt Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at Heartland Farm, west of Great Bend, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

March 28, 2015 | | Local News


Illusionist Reza to perform Friday

Reza the Illusionist will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theater. The program is a benefit for Star of Hope and for Great Bend Community Theatre. Tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for students; children under 5 will be admitted free.

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


CKCA Open House

Central Kansas Christian Academy will hold their annual Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Current students attending CKCA are invited to check out their school projects, have refreshments and join in fellowship. Prospective students and their families, along with families interested in the school, are welcome to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the classrooms, sign up for Kindergarten screenings, meet the teachers and learn about the school curriculum. CKCA is independent of any local church. For more information call the school office at 792-3477.

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend High School Kayette’s annual Mr. Perfect Panther Pageant

The Great Bend High School Kayette's annual Mr. Perfect Panther Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the high school auditorium. The evening features eight of the high schools finest senior boys competing in various pageant categories to help raise money for Mrs. Annetta Schaub, who is battling cancer for the second time. Seniors competing include Jayce Brack, Grant Harris, Walter Helms, Adam Jacobs, Josh Moran, Branden Paden, Blake Sullivan, and Ty Yager. Tickets are $3 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds to benefit Mrs. Schaub.

March 26, 2015 | | Local News


​GBPD officer on leave after domestic battery arrest

A Great Bend Police Department patrol officer was placed on administrative leave following his arrest last Saturday on a domestic battery charge.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington Municipal Court Docket - March 19

Vicki L. Batt, open container, trail April 16

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Montana Mike's, 906 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Amy Habiger and January Pecora. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Supreme Court announces cases for April 13 docket at Fort Hays State University

The Kansas Supreme Court announced the three cases it will hear April 13 at Fort Hays State University, its next destination in ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Wreck occurs west of GB

Law enforcement officers work the scene of a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon 5 miles west of Great Bend at U.S. 56 and SW 50 Ave. Kansas Highway Patrol reports this was a non-injury accident.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


'Live From Nashville' coming to Great Bend

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Live From Nashville," a country music song-and-dance spectacular from Nashville-based Matt Davenport Productions. Tracing the history of country music from its roots to its sold-out stadiums of today, this production represents a century of celebrities and songs – and the tradition that gave Music City its name.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


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