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Projects get green light in Ellinwood

Action taken Tuesday by the Ellinwood City Council should help the city move forward on several construction projects, and make it more attractive for patrons to consider moving ahead on some of their own.

September 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Quivira to host Monarch Mania event

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is presenting Monarch Mania, a special event to be held Saturday, Sept. 19. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include Monarch tagging, butterfly catching demonstrations, butterfly face-painting, crafts, and a unique outdoor Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies for viewing.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball, 2006 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS FFA Labor Day parade winners

Great Bend High School FFA members won the Student and Club Category and the over all Sweepstakes awards at the Hosington Labor Day Parade. The students walked with the parade route handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. I have attached 2 pictures of just the float and students on the float. The prize money will be put towards GBHS FFA Chapter scholarship fund.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Boil water advisory ussued for city of Paradise in Russell County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Paradise located in Russell County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

September 09, 2015 | | Local News

Dawson walks out on council meeting

A heated Great Bend City Council discussion on a long-running water quality dispute Tuesday night boiled over into verbal sparring and the storming out of one council member.

September 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The wall of the building on Forest Avenue left exposed by the demolition of the old opera house will soon have a new face, the Great Bend City Council learned Tuesday night.

September 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Community Concert to Recapture the McCartney Years

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will begin its 2015-2016 season with "The McCartney Years," a note-for-note recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

BCC to host meet and greet for new VP

Barton Community College will host a "meet and greet" for its new vice president, Dr. Robin Garrett, from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Shafer Art Gallery, which is located in the Fine Arts Building. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

Four vehicles involved in accident

Four vehicles were involved in a traffic accident at 4:41 p.m. Friday on 24th St. in Great Bend.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

Vehicle rolls in county

An injury accident was reported at 11:33 p.m. Saturday in the vicinity of 160 SW 10 Road. The reporting party said he came upon a Jeep that had rolled, south of Stone Lake. There were three injured males, all breathing and conscious.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

​Stolen pickup wrecked

An injury accident was reported at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on West U.S. 56, about a mile east of Dundee. A motorist from Dodge City told the Barton County Sheriff's Office he came upon the Ford Ranger pickup, which was on its hood in a ditch. A subject in a white T-shirt got out and started to ask for a ride, but instead took off running into a field. The reporting party did not see blood but said the individual's head was bruised and his eye was swollen shut. Officers checked and no one else was ...

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

​Motorcyclist injured on K-140

ELLSWORTH COUNTY - Jacob W. Rider, 41, from Kanopolis was injured Monday night when he lost control of a motorcycle and hit a bridge guardrail, 4 miles west of Brookville on K-140 in Ellsworth County.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

Commission OKs closing road for veterans’ parade

The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a request from the City of Great Bend to close a portion of Airport Road, SW 40 Ave., to accommodate a veterans' parade Sept. 19. The event is part of the city's 2015 Airfest which is taking place at the Municipal Airport Sept. 18-20.

September 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Kansas Supreme Court launches eCourt project

State courts are one step closer in their transition to a centralized electronic court environment with the Supreme Court's launch of its Kansas eCourt project today.

September 08, 2015 | | Local News

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Wanted: Halloween costumes to share

Volunteers are seeking donations of new or used Halloween costumes to share with children.

October 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBHS Homecoming bonfire celebration a smashing success

Thursday night, students at Great Bend High School were invited to a bonfire at the rural property of Jeff and Sally Mauler, executive members of ...

October 02, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

​Man dies following Great Bend accident

A man involved in an injury accident early Thursday died Friday morning as a result of his injuries, a spokesman for Wesley Medical Center confirmed.

October 02, 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 setting an unsafe ...

October 02, 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 ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local News

​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

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