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Hazard Mitigation plan

Interested Barton County citizens are invited to review the Final Draft of the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan until September 4, 2014. Comments on the document are welcomed and individuals should go to the Barton County website to view the proposed plan. Participation by citizens is an important element in the development of emergency plan development.

August 27, 2014 | | Local News

Take KDOT along on your fall travels

Whether you are getting ready for the last bash of the summer or getting ready for the start of football season it's helpful to know what is on the road ahead. Before you get stopped by a big detour, check out the Kansas Department of Transportation's travel planning system.

August 27, 2014 | | Local News

​Auditions announced for musical ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Barton Community College music department will host auditions for its holiday musical, the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 for adults. There will be a separate audition for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition. The total cast number will be around 35.

August 26, 2014 | | Local News

Personnel on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. An executive session is on the agenda for discussion of personnel, and the hiring of several individuals for the Barton County campus is on the consent agenda, as well as a part-time military programs instructor. BCC has classrooms at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.

August 26, 2014 | | Local News

Barton Community College to close for Labor Day

Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Sept. 2.

August 26, 2014 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Kevin Sundahl with greeters Jim Vopat and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 26, 2014 | | Local News

Kanopolis Lake waterfowl blind permit drawing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will be hosting its annual waterfowl blind permit drawing at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 6, at the Kanopolis Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Center, 105 Riverside Drive in Marquette. The drawing will be at random to determine the order of site selection and permit application. There will be 25 blind sites available.

August 24, 2014 | | Local News

Artifact Collectors’ Identification Workshop

The Mud Creek chapter of the Kansas Anthropological Association (KAA) will host its annual Artifact Identification Workshop on Sept.20, in the city of McPherson. The event will take place in the lobby of the McPherson Museum, 1111 East Kansas. Hours for the event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Interested persons from the central Kansas area may drop by the museum and speak with Kansas State Historical Society archeologists. Well-experienced avocational archeologists from the KAA will also be available. Collectors can bring Native American artifacts or early historical items throughout the event for assistance in identification and ...

August 24, 2014 | | Local News

ServSafe Employee Workshop announced

A ServSafe Employee workshop is set from 1:30-4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street. The workshop is designed to cover safe food handling practices and would be a good training for anyone who is a food handler. There is a workshop fee of $10 payable by Sept. 2, to cover the cost of materials. Contact the Barton County Extension Office at (620)793-1910 with questions or to register. Donna Krug and Ralph Sunley will be the presenters.

August 24, 2014 | | Local News

Senior volunteers honored for service to elderly

Four Great Bend Senior Companions were honored for their service to frail adults at the August in-service meeting held on Aug. 20, at the Great Bend Senior Center. Those recognized for their service were Jeanetta Deutsch for one year; Bernita Degenhardt and Earl Lumpkins for ten years and Beverly Davis for eleven years of service to individuals in private homes in the community. These Companions provide daily assistance and friendship to adults needing support to enable them to remain living in their homes as independently as possible.

August 24, 2014 | | Local News

KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.

August 24, 2014 | | Local News

Silver Cougar club to host 'Exploring the Internet'

Barton Community College is offering a course to help people become more familiar with some of the basics of exploring the Internet. Classes will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., room D-107, Great Bend.

August 22, 2014 | | Local News

​Barton Silver Cougar Club to offer history course by Linda McCaffery

Barton history instructor Linda McCaffery will teach a course via Barton's Silver Cougar Club titled "From Idealism to Disaster; 1920-1950." Classes will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday from Sept. 2 through Oct. 28 in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

August 22, 2014 | | Local News

Hunter safety class offered

The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will host a hunter safety class Sept. 6 and 7 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.

August 22, 2014 | | Local News

"Luther" showing Friday at Motherhouse

The 2003 movie "Luther" will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. There will be refreshments and discussion time.

August 21, 2014 | | Local News

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Zoo News: Wine in the Wild

The Nex-Tech Wine in the Wild event on Sept. 26 raised $7,248 for the Great Bend Zoological Society, according to sponsors.

September 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

New twists on Homecoming traditions

Great Bend High School's Homecoming Royalty will ride in style at Friday's parade.

September 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Veterans marching at Cheyenne Bottoms Saturday for PTSD awareness

Blake Wornkey, Ellinwood, is an Army veteran, diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, who along with 15 to 18 fellow veterans will lead a Carry ...

September 30, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Renaissance Faire coming to town

Its time again to break out your armor and gowns for this years Renaissance Fair that's coming to Great Bend.

September 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

OTR for September 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

St. Rose schedules free drive-through, flu-shot clinic

Local and area residents will have the opportunity to take the first step to preventing influenza at St. Rose Health Center's drive-through, flu-shot clinic.

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

Gas Prices

As of Monday average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14 per gallon ...

September 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Office Products Inc., 1204 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

September 30, 2015 | | Local News

Bikes and pedestrians ready to hit the road

People who walk or ride bicycles on the streets of Great Bend told a consultant Tuesday that the city's streets and sidewalks can be ...

September 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Last hazardous waste collection dates coming

In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection ...

September 29, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Great Bend

The community has the opportunity to help raise money and awareness this weekend for a great cause.

September 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Crack seal on K-4 in Barton and Rice counties begins

The Kansas Department of Transportation planned to begin today sealing cracks in the asphalt roadway on K-4 Highway in Barton and Rice counties.

September 29, 2015 | | Local News

Excuses wearing thin

The Hoisington City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night, with only one item of unfinished business on the agenda. After extending the deadline ...

September 28, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

State Fair art

Several of Barton Community College's faculty and staff members submitted work to the Kansas State Fair in the Professional Art and Photography Division.

September 28, 2015 | | Local News

Area briefs

Free craft workshop teaches basket weaving with cattails

September 28, 2015 | | Local News

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