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Celebrate birds at KWEC

There's still time to sign up for the "Celebrate Birds" program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 10-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Kids, ages 6-12 will make a gourd bird house, learn to identify the hardy birds that stay through the Kansas winter and their songs, then go outside and find them during the national Backyard Bird Count.

February 11, 2014 | | Local News


Eisenhour returns to prison

Zachary Steven Eisenhour Sr., 29, returned to prison last week after violating his parole for child abuse and other crimes committed nearly seven years ago in Stafford County.

February 10, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Mull, Harter service scheduled Tuesday

Glenn and Elaine Mull, daughter Amy Harter, and granddaughter Samantha Harter, who all perished in a plane crash Feb. 3 in Tennessee, will be memorialized on Tuesday by family and friends.

February 10, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News


January Marriage and Divorce Filings

January Marriage Licenses

February 09, 2014 | | Local News


Alzheimer’s Association presentation teaches importance of early detection

Current data suggests that less than 35 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias have a diagnosis of the condition in their medical records. The Alzheimer's Association Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters is being held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, at Kansas Oil & Gas Museum, 5944 10th Street, Great Bend, provides attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips to follow up on any concerns that attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about.

February 09, 2014 | | Local News


Give blood and help save lives

WICHITA - Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. It's the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.

February 08, 2014 | | Local News


Great Bend man urges survivors to attend program

Vernon Robl doesn't want to appear to be telling people what to do. But he does want to at least encourage cancer survivors to participate in an upcoming program at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

February 08, 2014 | | Local News


Movie 'Camp' showing tonight

"Camp," a movie inspired by the stories of foster children, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road, Great Bend.

February 08, 2014 | | Local News


GBHS Speech competes in Sterling

February 07, 2014 | | Local News


Prescribed fire workshop to be held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Pheasants Forever, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a prescribed fire workshop focusing on reasons to burn CRP and rangeland, weather conditions for safe burning, ways to reduce the risk fire escapes. The workshop will be held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center northeast of Great Bend on Highway 156 on Thursday, Feb. 13th. The Barton County conservation District has donated funds to cover registration costs for the first 20 landowners or operators who would like to attend this event-making it free to attend. Agency staff and others attending will ...

February 05, 2014 | | Local News


Teen Spot programs announced

Great Bend Public Library will show "Fast & Furious 6" for Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10.

February 03, 2014 | | Local News


Buffalo Bill Cody and Kansas Trail to be Topic

Juti Winchester, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Fort Hays State University, will be the featured guest scholar when Kansas Trails and Rail series convenes again on Feb. 9 at the Kinsley Library. Dr. Winchester wrote her doctoral dissertation on Buffalo Bill Cody and was formerly the curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody Wyoming. She will be speaking on "Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo Hunting and the Kansas Trails and Rails."

February 02, 2014 | | Local News


Hiss to run for city council

Matt Hiss of Great Bend has announced his intention to run a write-in campaign to represent the Third Ward on the Great Bend City Council.

February 01, 2014 | | Local News


KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs! Kids will turn a gourd into a bird house, make a fox and a Chinese lantern owl, play games and of course learn more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News


Funny bone gets a workout at St. Rose ITV presentation

In typical medical language, Vitamin H refers to biotin, which is actually in the B complex of vitamins. But Mary Pebley has a different take on it. To her, the vitamin refers to "humor" medicine.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News


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Prieto joins Sunflower’s early ed team; brings bilingual skills

The new early intervention specialist at Sunflower Diversified's Early Education Center (EEC) brings a love of children and bilingual expertise to her new position.

August 27, 2015 | | Local News


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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