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Radon—a serious public health concern

Many Kansans are unaware that radon gas may be sneaking into their homes, businesses or schools. January has been named Radon Awareness Month to help educate communities and provide free testing in participating counties. Barton County Health Department will be distributing free radon testing kits on a first come, first served basis beginning on Monday, January 6, during regular business hours.

December 26, 2013 | | Local News


The history of Perkins and the American Flag

The feeling in America in the early 1970s was changing, full of turmoil and political unrest. America was beginning to retreat in Vietnam, and the Watergate scandal was draining citizens of their patriotism. The negative public sentiment and disrespect toward America and the flag deeply disturbed our owner at that time, Wyman Nelson. During all of this, Perkins was expanding rapidly with an average of two store openings per month bringing the total up from 12 stores to over 350 in a few short years.

December 24, 2013 | | Local News


Snow sculptures wanted for GBRC contest

A foot of snow with school out may be the perfect combination for a prolific season of snow art. Garet Fitzpatrick at the Great Bend Recreation Commission reminds area residents that its annual snow sculpture contest runs through March 31, 2014.

December 23, 2013 | | Local News


Snow, ice totals reported by NWS

WICHITA - Great Bend received 11 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita, which covers southern and south central Kansas. McPherson County received in excess of 10 inches of snow.

December 23, 2013 | | Local News


Slide-offs result in minor injuries

As the snow fell Saturday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office warned motorists to stay off the roads if possible, and the Emergency Accident Reporting System went into effect. Motorists did not have to immediately report non-injury accidents if no alcohol was involved and the roadway was not blocked, but were advised to report accidents as soon as possible after the storm had cleared.

December 23, 2013 | Susan Thacker | Local News


AHA warns: Don't drink and shovel snow

Great Bend-area residents should approach their snow shovels with caution, the American Heart Association says. Research shows cardiovascular events like sudden cardiac arrest may increase during cold winter months.

December 21, 2013 | | Local News


Winter storm watch issued for Saturday, Sunday

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Saturday through late Sunday morning for Barton, Ellsworth and Rice counties.

December 20, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Gift giving

December 18, 2013 | | Local News


Relay award

December 18, 2013 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Tristan Mitchell attains Eagle Scout

Tristan Mitchell was recently awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout award at a Boy Scout Troop 184 Eagle Court of Honor. The Eagle Scout award is the highest youth honor in Scouting.

December 17, 2013 | | Local News


CKCA to hold Christmas program

Central Kansas Christian Academy will hold its all-school Christmas program at 7 p.m. Thursday in the First Assembly of God Church's main auditorium, 601 S. Patton Rd., Great Bend. The public is invited.

December 17, 2013 | | Local News


November Marriage and Divorce Filings

James Leon Weber, Great Bend and Tierra Danielle Lara, Great Bend

December 15, 2013 | | Local News


Youngsters enjoy shopping experience

By Jim Misunas

December 14, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Sunflower Diversified clients learn nutrition, cooking skills

The chefs in Sunflower Diversified's Cooking Corner have been learning new meal-preparation and kitchen skills, while celebrating several special days during classes this fall.

December 14, 2013 | | Local News


American Legion Riders recognized

Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, center, presents a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce gift certificate to Chris Kruger of the American Legion Riders on behalf of Home for the Holidays Parade sponsors. Sunflower, which organizes the annual holiday event as a way to thank the community for its support, recognized the Riders for many years of leading the parade and their many other community-service efforts. Others pictured are Kenny Smith, far left, Roy Titsworth, second from right, and Bill Titsworth.

December 14, 2013 | | Local News


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AT A CROSSING

Great Bend remains on track for a new train-truck shipping hub following this the announcement this week of the seven finalists for a proposed Kansas transload shipping center.

July 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


“Soda Fountains of Kansas” presentation

Journalist and Kansas historian Cindy Higgins will give a PowerPoint presentation about "Soda Fountains of Kansas" at 7 p.m. on July 27, at the Lyons State Bank Community Room. She will relive the glory days of the soda fountain where tonics and curatives evolved into refreshments like the Brown Cow, the Mudslide, and the Egg Cream. Government regulations, World War I luxury taxes, and bottled soda pop prompted Kansas pharmacists to make more ice cream concoctions and add food to keep their evolving fountain sideline business profitable.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


BCC seeks candidates for trustee opening

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a vacant Trustee position, which will be filled by appointment. The vacant position's unexpired term will end June 30, 2019.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


Information available about Kansas tax amnesty program, state to start accepting applications Sept.

Taxpayers who owe personal or business back taxes accrued before December 2013 have an upcoming opportunity to erase their debt with Kansas.

July 22, 2015 | | Local News


​Hoisington Council sets budget meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Hoisington City Council at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, in the Council Room of the City Building. The purpose of the meeting is to work on the 2016 budget.

July 21, 2015 | | Local News


TAKING A SHOT

Nationwide, there is a decrease in immunization rates, a trend that is echoed in Kansas and Barton County, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.

July 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mattress recycling encouraged

Sleep on this.

July 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Party under the stars

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host its annual viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Activities will begin at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, and continue until it's dark enough to see the meteor shower. The center is located between Great Bend and Claflin at 592 NE K-156.

July 21, 2015 | | Local News


Community Service Tax Credit Program awards announced

The Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that 23 nonprofit organizations will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.

July 21, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend city pool to close early

The Wetlands at Great Bend Aquatic Center will close on Friday, Aug. 14, for the last time this summer, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.

July 20, 2015 | | Local News


Great Bend City Council deems structures as unsafe

In keeping with its priority to clean up the city by razing dilapidated structures, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved resolutions deeming structures on five properties as dangerous and unsafe.

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Scam alert

The Hoisington Police Department responded to the report of a FRAUD/SCAM to a local business. Investigation revealed that a male caller had contacted a Hoisington business alleging they had not paid their City utility bill for two months.

July 20, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Commission OKs revised CKCC budget

In April, the Barton County Commission OKed the 2016 Central Kansas Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan request totaling $468,482. This basically amounts to the CKCC's budget, but the funds come from the state and require county approval.

July 20, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​Shot fired in altercation in Great Bend

A man told police he was grazed by a bullet during a confrontation in the 2000 block of 11th St. around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch said. The injury was described as minor and police were unsure whether it came from the actual bullet or from the scuffle when he tried to grab the gun. He declined medical treatment at the scene.

July 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


​Kanza Indian historian Ron Parks to speak at Historical Society

Kansas history expert Ron Parks from Manhattan will be the guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River on U.S. 281, Great Bend. This program is free and open to the public.

July 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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