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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. On the agenda are several issues regarding new housing developments, the 2015 budget ordinance, a sewer rate increase ordinance and a salary resolution for city employees.

August 16, 2014 | | 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 the renewal of a farm lease at the Barton County Landfill, a cooperative effort to repair roads in Claflin and the proposed demolition of an historic bridge.

August 16, 2014 | | Local News

Hoisington man injured in rollover

A Hoisington man was injured in a rollover accident at 10:07 p.m. Thursday on K-4, about 2 miles west of Bushton in Rice County.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

Firefighters plan MDA Boot Block

Firefighters in Great Bend have a tradition of supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Friday, Aug. 29, firefighters will hold their annual MDA Boot Block, asking the public to fill their boots with donations. They will be at Walmart, both Dillons stores and True Value from 4 to 7 p.m.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

​Crime Stoppers interested in stolen bike

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a bicycle from a bike rack at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

KDOT requesting comments on STIP document

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the FFY 2015-2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) draft document.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

Great Bend commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Road. A letter with a home address or a bank statement is required to prove residency. For more information, call Ann Robinson at 620-792-7676.

August 15, 2014 | | Local News

Top seven safety tips for kids heading back to school

TOPEKA – Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. During back to school time, Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind parents to talk to their children about how to stay safe.

August 14, 2014 | | Local News

Adams Apple Fest Workshop at Grassroots Art Center

In conjunction with Adams Apple Fest on Aug. 23, there will be several Art Activities in the Grassroots Art Center Courtyard in Lucas.

August 14, 2014 | | Local News

Concert Association memberships still available

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association is continuing to accept new members for its 2014-2015 season.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News

GBHS Panther Booster Club membership drive

Great Bend High School Panther Booster Club is holding its annual membership drive through August 24th. Memberships are $20 and can be mailed to Panther Booster Club, P.O. Box 1146, Great Bend, Ks. 67530. Business Sponsorships start at $100. For more information call Traci Maneth at 620-786-1089, Chris Smith at 620-617-5684 or Jeff Mauler at 620-786-6755.

August 13, 2014 | | Local News

Historical Society taking reservations for dinner meeting

Barton County Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the main museum. There will be a catered meal and social hour for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 by calling the museum, 620-793-5125, or emiling The cost of the meal will be $9.50, payable at the door. It will include pulled beef and pork, potato salad, vegetables and more served by Tom Burns.

August 12, 2014 | | Local News

​BCC Library to host ‘Librarypalooza’

The Barton Community College Library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on campus.

August 12, 2014 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Cindy Parr and Candace Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 12, 2014 | | Local News

Credit card scams fail

A rural Barton County man contacted the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday to report an attempted fraud. He said he received a text that his Visa account had been "locked." He was given a number to call and was asked for secure information, which he did not provide. He also called his financial institution and was told nothing was wrong with his card.

August 11, 2014 | | Local News

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​St. Mark/St. Paul Lutheran churches switch to fall schedules Sunday

This Sunday, Oct. 4, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson, Great Bend, and St. Paul Lutheran, Galatia, will begin their fall/winter service schedule.

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

​Kolache sales limited to 400 pans for next Bake & Take

The Prince of Peace Altar Society's Fall Kolache Bake & Take will be Friday, Oct. 9. Only 400 pans of kolaches and cinnamon rolls will ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie Structures exhibit announced

RUSSELL - The exhibit Prairie Structures: Natural or Man-made, will open Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. There will be an opening ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Chefs needed for chili cook-off

The sixth annual Charity Chili Cook-off will take place Oct. 17 in downtown Great Bend.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Chicken-fried chicken dinner set to raise funds for youth conference

The NCYC Youth of Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend are raising money to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference.

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

More photos from Holy Family School

Photos taken Oct. 1, 2015; Lone Star Action Sports team outside Holy Family School in Great Bend.

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Skater, BMX bikers thrill students

A champion inline skater and two professional BMX bikers rolled into the Holy Family School parking lot Thursday morning. The Lone Star Action Sports team ...

October 01, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Murder Mystery coming to Great Bend

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a "Murder At The Juice Joint" event.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Enrollment now open for fall programs through GBRC

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is now accepting enrollment for the fall programs.

October 01, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Occupational therapist joins team of specialists at early ed center

The new occupational therapist at Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC) is rounding out the team of early intervention experts on staff.

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

Family Crisis Center to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On Oct. 22, the Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center Inc. hopes to turn the community purple. The campaign, in which residents are encouraged to wear ...

October 01, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Debate

October 01, 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 ...

October 01, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild photos

Sept. 26, 2015

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

2 Spirit Week photos

Wednesday was the day to dress up like a cartoon character at Great Bend High School.

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

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