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Doctors' Valentine: Heart health important for women

When Charise Oelger commented that women are extremely conscientious about their husbands and heart disease, her colleagues nodded their heads.

January 31, 2014 | | Local News


DeVore provides pastoral care for Cancer Center patients

Cancer patients are oftentimes running an uphill race with the destination of a normal life following treatment. Now they have some extra encouragement to reach their goal through guidance from The Rev. Angela DeVore.

January 30, 2014 | | Local News


Chili cook-off raises money for GBHH&H patients

Things are starting to simmer for the 15th annual Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Chili Cook-off to raise money for local and area hospice patients. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas, Great Bend.

January 29, 2014 | | Local News


Sterling High School Theatre offers classic stage comedy

Dazzling wordplay, comic invention, sparkling dialogue, improbable plot twists, mistaken identities, and a sprinkling of romance–Sterling High School Theatre's winter play, "The Importance of Being Earnest" has it all.

January 29, 2014 | | Local News


Forensics season has successful start

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team traveled to Kiowa Kansas to attend the South Barber Invitational Speech Tournament, on Jan. 25th. The team placed 2nd among 14 teams. Eight students competed at the Kiowa – South Barber tournament. Five students qualified for finals. Aaron Miller placed 2nd in Humorous Solo Acting and qualified to the State Speech Tournament in May, Kenna Dirks placed 3rd in Serious Solo Acting, Makinna Dykes placed 5th with her Original Oration and Jesus Sandoval placed 1st with his and qualified to the State Speech Tournament. In Poetry Makinna Dykes placed 6th and in Duet Acting ...

January 28, 2014 | | Local News


DAV to meet

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend, will hold its monthly meeting from 4-5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1, at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.

January 24, 2014 | | Local News


Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include discussion on Severe Weather Awareness Week 2014, election of 2014 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, South Central Kansas Regional Commodity Flow study, and a presentation on mapping resources by Bj Wooding, Cartographer, Barton County.

January 24, 2014 | | Local News


Ragan touches lives, becomes latest DARE program winner

Eisenhower Elementary School fifth-grade-student Joseph Ragan received a fun surprise on Jan. 13. He was named winner of the month in the DARE program's "I Make A Difference" contest. For earning that distinction, he received a special visit by Great Bend DARE Officer Jefferson Davis to his school, and he along with his classmates received a party and DARE T-shirts, which state "I Make A Difference."

January 23, 2014 | | Local News


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January 23, 2014 | | Local News


School district celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month and Unified School District 428 joins school districts across the state to say thank you to these community leaders for their untiring dedication to public education.

January 23, 2014 | | Local News


FBLA leaders appear before Kansas State Department of Education

It is not every day that high school students are summoned to appear before the Kansas State Department of Education. But then, these are not everyday high school students. Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America members Sarah Niederee, junior, and Zachary Reynolds, senior, traveled recently to Topeka to visit with state school board members during a special meeting and citizenship day. Sarah is the Kansas Future Business Leaders of America state president and Zach is the vice-president of the FBLA district 5 region. "Sarah was assigned to talk about how FBLA has helped her make ethical decisions ...

January 23, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Local News


Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society fundraiser

The Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society are holding a fundraiser on Jan. 27 at the Lyons Town & Country Club. The event opens with a social at 6:15 p.m. Appetizers, wine, tea, and coffee will be available. KWCH Ross Janssen with Millie will present a program at 7 p.m.

January 23, 2014 | | Local News


Snow removal taken seriously

Winter weather in Kansas can be very unpredictable. That's why it's nice to know that the people in charge of clearing what the weather throws at us are very predictable.

January 22, 2014 | | Local News


GBHS debaters compete at state meets

On Jan. 10 and 11 two novices from the Great Bend High School debate squad traveled to the Novice State Championship Debate tournament. The whole novice squad qualified with a 50-percent win/loss record at least five invitational tournaments, but most were unable to attend due to other school activities.

January 20, 2014 | | Local News


KanCare primed for Feb. 1 implementation of I/DD Services

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the State of Kansas are making substantial progress in discussions that would allow the state to move forward in including long-term services and supports for Kansans with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in KanCare, the state's integrated Medicaid managed care program, starting Feb. 1.

January 19, 2014 | | Local News


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Church rummage sale Saturday

The members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This is a fundraiser where all items are by donation. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local missions including the Prairie Godmother's, Barton County Emergency Aid and missions throughout the year. Pictured are Lou Ann LeRoy, Marilyn Button and Juanita Weathers. For questions or more information, please contact the church office 792-5346.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


Model RR group plans open house

The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. in Great Bend. There will be refreshments and door prizes, along with operating model trains and layouts featuring Std., G, O, HO and N gauge trains.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Veterans coffee klatch will visit Doonan Truck Museum

Veterans and other guests who meet regularly for coffee and doughnuts at the American Legion Post in Great Bend will changes things up a bit this Wednesday, April 22. The coffee and doughnuts will be at the Doonan Truck Museum east of Great Bend at 9:30 a.m. Any veteran who needs a ride may call Bill or Cheryl Pickle before Tuesday. Bill's telephone number is 620-791-7017 and Cheryl's number is 620-617-6757.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


​Speaker to offer tips for flower growing

"Flowers Popping Color" is the title of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn session. The free one-hour program will start at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

April 17, 2015 | | Local News


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


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