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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


First Assembly of God to show 'Camp'

"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. Admission is free.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News


Community invited to welcome Dr. Hegarty to Heartland Cancer Center

Tom Hegarty, M.D., has been caring for patients at Heartland Cancer Center for only a short time but he is already eager to share with the community his enthusiasm about the facility and its services.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News


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BCC hosts Enrollment Days

Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Days sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Space is limited so students need to call 620-792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. The schedule is as follows:

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the appointment of the new police chief, the appoint of a First Ward council member and the Veterans Lake algae remediation project.

April 17, 2015 | | 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 a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Railroad repairs will detour K-14/K-96 Highway in Sterling

Starting on Wednesday, April 22, and continuing for one week, a railroad crossing replacement project on K-14/K-96 highway in the city of Sterling will be underway. K-14/K-96 highway will be closed at this crossing, so highway traffic will be detoured on city streets using Garfield Avenue, 1st Street, and Cleveland Avenue. No oversize loads will be allowed through this detour due to narrow city streets with tight turns, so oversized loads will need to use an alternate route. Local traffic will have access into the downtown area from each side of the railroad but won't be able ...

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Barton County Quality of Life Endowment accepting grant applications

The Barton County Quality of Life Endowment Fund is now accepting grant applications. The intent of the fund is to improve the quality of life in Barton County. Projects eligible for funding must make a visible enhancement to the community. Eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) designated IRS status. The application deadline is June 15th.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Rain, storms in forecast for Friday, Saturday

Severe Thunderstorms are possible today and tomorrow across central and south central Kansas. The main threats include hail up to the size of golfballs and damaging winds. There is also a small chance of a tornado, with the better chance being on Saturday. Across eastern Kansas a strong storm with small hail and gusts to 50 mph may be possible.

April 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Early Ed Center conducts first screening; second device donated

A device that detects vision problems found a home at Sunflower Diversified Services' Early Education Center (EEC) and it was used during a screening for the first time recently.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


LEPC to meet Monday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation from the Overland Pass Pipeline, information on MERGe and FORCE response groups, report on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015 activities, and a discussion about the South Kansas Multi-Hazard, Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan which was recently adopted by the Barton County Board of County Commissioners.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


Wheat Tours scheduled throughout area

Local wheat tours for Barton County and neighboring counties are scheduled in May.

April 16, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​Driver reports being run off road

A Great Bend man said he swerved into a ditch to avoid a collision around 5:40 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of West Barton County Road. The vehicle was not damaged but the driver reported he may have hurt his back.

April 16, 2015 | | Local News


​CKAVI plans show and tell of visual aids

Central Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired will sponsor an outreach event from 1-4 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The event is a show and tell display of visual aids and devices to help low vision and blind individuals in their every day life.

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


Jam session, potluck set

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main, Russell, will hold a free acoustic jam session followed by a potluck dinner this Sunday, April 19. The public is welcome to listen to the live music or bring an acoustic instrument to jam along starting at 3 p.m.. Bring a side dish for the dinner, which is served around 5:30 p.m.

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Smokey Hill Public Television at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


Students from Central Plains HS visit College cadaver lab

A group of students from Central Plains High School recently toured the human cadaver lab and biology department at Cloud County Community College (CCCC).

April 15, 2015 | | Local News


Huelskamp reveals First District Congressional Art Competition winners at Rice County Town Hall

At his Rice County Town Hall in Lyons on Thursday, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01), recognized the winners of the 2015 First Congressional District Art Competition including Alastair Brillart, the overall winner for his piece "Mind of an Artist."

April 14, 2015 | | Local News


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