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GBHS Band and Ochestra fundraiser

Great Bend High School band and orchestra members are selling items from Cherrydale for their upcoming trip to Branson, Mo. in March. Items include gifts for the Holiday season and food items that can be frozen until family and friends arrive. If you care to purchase any items and are not contacted by them please call GBHS at 793-1521 and ask for Mr. DeWald (ext 189) or Mr. Enochs (ext 188). They can send a student your way to show you the catalogues.

October 27, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Band receives WAC trophy

October 27, 2015 | | Local News

City of Ellinwood to purchase Batchman property

The Ellinwood City Council met Monday night in a special meeting to consider an agreement that would put an end to a year-long debacle that had not only caused one Ellinwood family countless financial headaches, but also prompted community members to publicly declare their dissatisfaction with the city over the handling of a public improvement project gone awry. The council went into executive session for 10 minutes for a discussion of the possible property acquisition. Upon returning to open session, Mayor Irlan Fullbright summarized the discussion.

October 26, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Commission asks why no action taken on trashy properties

A complaint from rural Barton County resident Clarence Bieberle about a trashy property near his home north of Odin led to a harsh rebuke by the County Commission Monday morning of the County Attorney's Office and its lack of action on numerous zoning and nuisance code violations.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Community Corrections and county handbook on agenda

Among the items addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning was the approval of the year-end outcomes for the 21st Judicial District's Central Kansas Community Corrections. State law requires the review and approval of the Barton County Commissioners, as the administrative county for the 21st Judicial District. This has been a successful year for CKCC, Director Amy Boxberger told the commissions Monday morning.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


The Barton County Commission Monday morning invited the public to the long-awaited dedication of the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial's first commemorative stone The event will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Commission honors long-time employees

The Barton County Commission Monday morning took time to thank several employees for their years of service.

October 26, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

No commission meeting this coming Monday

The Kansas Association of Counties will hold its Annual Meeting from Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, As a result, there will be no commission meeting on Monday, Nov. 2. The next meeting of the commission will be Monday, Nov. 9.

October 26, 2015 | | Local News

Bombers Baseball hosting tournament

Bombers Baseball will be hosting a wiffle ball tournament on Halloween.

October 26, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

GBRC Hosting Stop ‘N Learn session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Haunting Wildlife" on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 12 – 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center loctaed at 2715 18th St. This program will also be held Friday, Oct. 30, at the Sr. Center located at 2005 Kansas Ave., starting at 1 p.m. Some animals are so well camouflaged that you might think they're ghosts! Join us as we explore the sneaky, spooky world of hidden animals. Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator, will be the presenter for this program. For more information call ...

October 26, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Toddler’s life enriched through Sunflower’s early intervention program

Jennifer Forbes of Larned knew her daughter's anxiety around other people was limiting the toddler's opportunities to develop and just enjoy being a kid.

October 25, 2015 | | Local News

Here Comes the “Gov”!!!

My friend Mike Miller (Editor of the KDWP&T magazine) invited me and Sandra to a meeting last Monday night at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. That meeting was hosted by Governor Sam Brownback. The focus of the event was to get ideas for better utilizing and promoting the Cheyenne Bottoms as the major resting place for the shore birds, waterfowl and Whooping Cranes as related to tourism, birding, hunting and photography. It was not political in any way that I could discern. Mr. Boeckman discussed the roads into and out of the Bottoms that we all agree need some ...

October 25, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Local cancer center to host event for lung cancer survivors

Heartland Cancer Center of Great Bend, along with oncologists, Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo, Dr. Thomas John Hegarty, Dr. Mark Fesen and Dr. Greg Nanney, will host the national event, Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, to acknowledge lung cancer patients, survivors and passed loved ones. The event will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2, in the lobby of Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland Street in Great Bend. Attendees will hear from Oncology specialists, lung cancer survivors and have the opportunity to reflect on the impact lung cancer has made in their lives. In addition, there will ...

October 25, 2015 | | Local News

More Halloween pics

October 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Goblins and ghouls fill the streets of Great Bend

Everything from goblins to super heroes were in Jack Kilby Square on Saturday, for the Kiwanis Halloween Parade.

October 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

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BCC to offer horse science class

Barton Community College is offering a Horse Science course from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting Jan ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Dialing for Dollars reaps nearly $37,000 for Sunflower’s Invest in Kids

It is amazing what the results of a one-day, intense fundraising effort will mean to infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays, said Jim ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Zoo Society hears state of Brit Spaugh Zoo

Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler said the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be stepping back from its goal to earn national accreditation, but ...

November 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton County sheriff's vehicle involved in accident

According to the Great Bend Police Department, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Monday, a Barton County sheriff's office patrol car driven by ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Name of shooting victim released

The man shot and killed early Sunday has been identified as Aron Villegas, 23, of Great Bend, Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said in a ...

November 18, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Barton to offer no-cost Hazardous Waste Worker training for transitioning soldiers

Barton Community College in conjunction with the National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) will begin offering a 10-day Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program at ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

BCSO vehicle involved in crash

According to the Great Bend Police Department, at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, a Barton County Sheriff's Office patrol car driven by ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Barrett to serve as parade grand marshal

Start a conversation with Leslie Halbower Barrett about the soldiers who fight in war zones across the globe and it won't take long before ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

Scammers target Great Bend electric customers

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. would like the public to be aware of a scam that is targeting its members.

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

USD 431 retirement

A retirement reception for Bruce Loomis, who is retiring after 23 years from USD 351, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on ...

November 18, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC trustees look at campus security

In the coming months, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at ways to improve campus security.

November 17, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Oh deer

Before sunrise on Sunday morning, enduring winds in gusts of 30 mph, Texas hunter Philip Kalmbach, with guide Tevor Olsen of Central Kansas Whitetails, a ...

November 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


When people see the color green, they may think of the spring grass, leafs blowing in the wind, or even Christmas time.

November 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Great Bend Director of Public Lands Scott Keeler was obviously proud as he introduced Sara Hamlin to the City Council Monday night. Hamlin was just ...

November 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Blizzard warning issued for northwest Kansas

GOODLAND -- At mid-afternoon, Goodland has snow with north winds blowing from 38 to 51 mph. Interstate 70 was closed at the Colorado border to mile ...

November 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

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