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Brother to Brother

This is part three of a four part series which began Sunday. The Matthews brothers, veterans of World War II and the Cold War during the Korean Conflict, share their stories. Today, Jack Matthews' memoir describes the bond between soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.

September 08, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Brother to Brother

Sunday, part one of a four-part series about the military experiences of two Barton County veterans introduced readers to the memoir of Jack Matthews, Great Bend, who served his country during World War II in Northern France and during the Battle of the Bulge. Here is part two.

September 08, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Brother to Brother

Jack and Don Matthews each served their country, and will be memorialized on the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. Here is part one of a four part series that tells the stories of their service and beyond.

September 08, 2014 | Veronica Coons | Local News


August Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

September 07, 2014 | | Local News


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street on from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

September 07, 2014 | | Local News


Lucas needs your vote

The mosaic, artistic, eccentric, sunken toilet, Bowl Plaza, public restroom at Lucas has been selected as a "Top 10 finalists for America's Best Restroom." Voting begins now. The public is invited to cast a ballot for a favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through Oct. 31. You can vote today and every day. Please help Lucas win over other entries from Florida, Missouri, Washington, DC, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas.

September 07, 2014 | | Local News


Public speaking group forming in Great Bend

A Toastmasters group is forming in Great Bend and will hold its first meeting from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News


Barton art instructor Steve Dudek to showcase work in Birger Sandzen Gallery

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek has been invited to showcase his work at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery a special invitational show, "Embracing Nature." His work will be on display from Sept. 9 through Oct. 19, with an evening, nature-themed reception on from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News


T-shirt bids on GBRC agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award the bid for this year's T-shirt order when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Bid specifications will also be approved for a copier.

September 05, 2014 | | 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 the presentation of an insurance dividend check, an appointment to the Workforce Investment Board and the selection of Kansas Association of Counties convention delegates.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News


Four injured in K-96 collision NW of Great Bend

Four people were injured Thursday night when two vehicles collided on K-96 at NW 30 Ave., 3 miles northwest of Great Bend.

September 05, 2014 | | Local News


Great Bend City Auction will be Friday, Sept. 12

The City of Great Bend will have its annual public auction at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, in front of the Great Bend Police Department, 1217 Williams St.

September 04, 2014 | | Local News


Patients, families support Dr. Fesen

By Jim Misunas

September 04, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Boy Scout sign-up

On Thursday boys and their families will be able to sign up for Scouting during the Great Bend Sign up for Scouting night. There is no registration fee and every boy that signs up to be a scout will get a free subscription to Boys Life Magazine. Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades. The program combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect. Last year, more than 250 youth participated in scouting programs across the area. The Boy Scouts of America ...

September 03, 2014 | | Local News


Dream Center director to speak at NAMI

Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, will be the featured speaker at the next NAMI meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.

September 02, 2014 | | Local News


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Solida tells officers he shot his wife

WOODWARD, Okla. – Initial reports indicated that the rural Oklahoma man charged with shooting his wife shot her accidentally last Friday. However, in a 911 call ...

August 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


New apartments open with all units leased

A project years in the making was realized Thursday with the ribbon cutting on a new apartment complex, The Reserves at Trail Ridge.

August 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​School budget growth exceeds consumer price index; budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its budget hearing at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the District Education ...

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


​Truck overturns, injuring driver

A Hoisington man was injured Wednesday when the 1999 Kenworth truck he was driving overturned on K-156, 8 miles northeast of Great Bend.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower’s Aktion Club helps collect school supplies for youngsters

Three local non-profit entities recently teamed up to donate approximately $350 worth of school supplies to local and area children.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Stuff the Bus

Donita Wolf from Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice takes another shopping cart of donated items to a waiting bus, Wednesday afternoon in front of the ...

August 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC Theater: All the drama stays on stage

Barton Community College Theater Director Erin Renard welcomed students to campus Wednesday with an open house in the renovated Fine Arts Auditorium.

August 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Hoisington Labor Day celebration starts with Kick-off, BBQ and more

Hoisington's Labor Day Weekend will starts with the Chamber Ambassador's Community BBQ and 5th Quarter Beer Garden at the corner of 7th and ...

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


Solida to be charged in Barton County

The Oklahoma man involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities last Friday with his children in the car will face two counts of aggravated child ...

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Out of the Morgue

Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with ...

August 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


United Way kickoff soars up, up and away

Those attending the United Way of Central Kansas' 2016 campaign opener Saturday night didn't have to duck into a phone booth for a quick ...

August 19, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will take place at The Reserve at Trail Ridge. 811 Grant Street (west of Wal-Mart) at 9:30 ...

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


FINDING THEIR BEARINGS

Donald G. McMican, president of DGM Consultants, PA, a structural engineering and masonry consulting company, met with Ellinwood City Manager Bud Newberry, Mark and Cassie ...

August 18, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Gary Burke chosen as next BCC Trustee

Gary Burke of Great Bend was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Barton Community College Board of Trustees.

August 18, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Testing, inspection and permitting fees go up

It has been years, even decades, since the fees charged by the Barton County Environmental Management Department increased the fees it charges for the myriad ...

August 18, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


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