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Surgeon Dr. Gary Wilson joins Great Bend Regional

Great Bend Regional Hospital has added the expertise of general surgeon Dr. Gary Wilson to its medical staff. Dr. Wilson began his service with GBRH at the end of March.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


St. Rose committee offers health-care decisions information

Mina McGinnis understands that it is never a favorite topic among families but she also realizes that it is one that must be discussed at some point.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


​Judges needed for forensics tournament

Great Bend High School will host a national qualifying speech tournament, April 20-21. Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the tournament.

April 06, 2012 | | Local News


Barton RSVP and EOC programs to host $6 sale

The public will find plenty of bargains when Barton Community College's Educational Opportunity Center Trio and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the BCC Student Union.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


BCC EMS instructor Jenny Ladd named KEMTA Instructor of the Year

Jenny Ladd is a walking example of a dark cloud's silver lining. More than half a decade ago, she suffered a wrist injury that brought her career as a paramedic to an end. She could have easily viewed the incident as an insurmountable obstacle.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


Zoo news: Monkeying around

Great Bend veterinarians Dr. Mike Malone and Dr. Jackie Corbett paid a visit to Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo on Wednesday, conducting a physical examination of a male grivet monkey named Tupac.

April 04, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Great Bend football team helps St. Rose with auction preparations

Great Bend High School football teammates who include lifting weights in their training regimen were probably well prepared for their task last Saturday. The 15 young men were part of a volunteer effort at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center that included several hours of bending, lifting and carrying.

April 04, 2012 | | Local News


Pages for Senator Ruth Teichman

Pictured are students from Great Bend who served as Pages for Senator Ruth Teichman at the Capitol in Topeka on March 26, 2012.

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


USD 428 Kindergarten Roundup

Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31, 2012, and planning to attend local schools in the fall.

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


KWEC changes hours, days of operation

Beginning April 1, the days and hours of operation at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will change. Previously, the KWEC has been closed on Mondays. Now, from April 1 through Oct. 31, the KWEC will be open on Mondays. Also, the opening time of the KWEC will be moved back one hour. New hours of operation for the KWEC will be April 1-October 31, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p. m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m. Nov. 1-March 31, Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m., Sunday 1 - 5 p.m., closed Mondays. For any questions about the change in ...

April 01, 2012 | | Local News


New gadgets attract customers

By Jim Misunas

March 31, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Barton students featured in Shafer Gallery juried exhibit

The Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, featuring the work of Barton students in a juried exhibit and will include music, refreshments, juror's talk and an awards ceremony.

March 31, 2012 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation announces grant awards

The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the March competitive grant cycle and awarded $25,359.40 to charitable organizations and programs in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.

March 30, 2012 | | Local News


Foundation to host fifth annual Sporting Clay Shoot

RUSSELL - The Barton Community College Foundation will hold its fifth annual Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service, 3721 183rd St., Russell. The last shoot begins at 3 p.m.

March 29, 2012 | | Local News


Nazarene Easter drama offers new perspective

Great Bend's First Church of the Nazarene invites members of the community to enjoy its Easter dramatic musical, "More Than Just a Man."

March 29, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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Antique and collectibles appraisers to be in Ellinwood

February 23, 2015 | | Local News


How About that Hedwig?

I am sure that a lot of you have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and know Hedwig, the Snowy Owl that also appeared in the movies. If you haven't read the book or seen the movie about the Snowy Owl, I would encourage you to read and go see it to immerse yourself in a beautiful presentation of a beautiful bird. If you opt out of that, I would suggest that you might spend some time at the Cheyenne Bottoms and see the real deal. We have had one of these beauties in Pool 4 for ...

February 22, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice plans new series of grief sessions

Since the death of a loved one naturally evokes emotional, physical and spiritual pain, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) sponsors support groups throughout the year.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Barton’s Networking Specialist Program stresses innovation and real-world experience

The field of information technology (IT) is ever-changing. The only way to stay on the cutting-edge is to deliberately sprint ahead of the curve, ready to learn about the latest and greatest developments. Barton Community College's Networking Specialist Instructor Kris Schneider is well aware of the need to innovate and is continuously finding ways to do so in the classroom.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Shafer Gallery to feature opening reception for “Harnessing Consciousness: Joel T. Dugan” exhibit

The Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for the "Harnessing Consciousness: Joel T. Dugan" exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 27. The reception will be preceded by a live painting demonstration at 2 p.m. presented by Dugan, which will focus on the process of portrait work.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include approval of Board of Education policy; superintendent report; and licensed teacher retirements and resignation. Great Bend High School Principal Tim Friess and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at GBHS.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Docs Who Care physician provides services at St. Rose Health Center

One thing that jumped out at Meredith Woolley, M.D., is the spirit of teamwork at St. Rose Health Center.

February 22, 2015 | | Local News


Three adults airlifted with serious injuries

by JIM MISUNAS

February 21, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Barton County Historical Society meeting

The February program at Barton County Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, in the main museum, located on US Highway 281 just south of the Arkansas River Bridge, in the Ray Schulz Research Library.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Speech Team places 4th

At the Medicine Lodge Speech Tournament on Feb. 12, the Great Bend High School Speech Team qualified three more events to state. Becca Kay qualified to state in Original Oration by placing 2nd in the event. Hadley Murphy qualified in both Original Oration and Serious Solo Acting by placing 1st in both of the events. Sara Allen placed 6th in Original Oration and Becca Kay placed 5th Serious Solo Acting. "The team only brought four students and still placed 4th overall in sweepstakes out of 13 schools which is very impressive." stated GBHS speech coach Barbara Watson.

February 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Evening Lions offer vision screening at Ham & Bean Supper

The Great Bend Evening Lions Club will be serving more than a hearty meal at this year's Ham & Bean Supper next Thursday, Feb. 26.

February 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Brother and sister donate father’s memorial to Almost Home

Two local siblings wanted to donate their dad's memorial fund to a place that would do the most good for families trying to do the best for their terminally ill loved ones. They found such a place at Almost Home Inc., 1919 Van Buren.

February 19, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas Christian Academy, 215 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Mike Fortkamp with greeters Dale Hogg and Claudia Elsen. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 18, 2015 | | Local News


Happenings announced at St. Johns Episcopal Church

St. Johns Episcopal Church, located at the corner of 17th and Adams St. in Great Bend, will conduct an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 18.

February 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Seventh-day Adventist School taking frozen berry orders

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is placing the spring order for frozen fruit from the Bithell Farms in Oregon. Place orders by Feb. 25 and the fruit will arrive in late March or early April. Available are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries which are sliced and sugared, strawberries whole without sugar, loganberries, red pie cherries, dark sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and red rhubarb. Also available are freezer jam and purees.

February 17, 2015 | | Local News


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