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Party in the Park

Saturday morning, the mud, goo, and foam was flying at Great Bend's Veterans' Memorial Park as over 200 runners participated in the Tuff Enuff Obstacle Run. It was the kick-off to the third annual Party in the Park, which featured the run, mud volleyball tournament, dog park fun, and much more.

August 08, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


OOZEFEST/BARK in PARK photos

Photos take Saturday morning, Aug. 8, at Party in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Great Bend.

August 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Dog days of summer meets Party in the Park

Great Bend's annual Party in the Park offered a full day of fun in the sun and shade. With a variety of attractions and contests, there was something for everyone in the family - including the family dog.

August 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


BCC budget hearing is Tuesday

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its monthly study session concurrent with a special meeting/budget hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. New employees will also be approved during the special meeting.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​GBRC Activity Center playground on agenda

An agreement with Athco (http://athcollc.com/) for the My Back Yard playground is on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Library board to discuss safe child policy

The safe child policy that was tabled at the July meeting is back on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting. The board will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on the lower level of the library. New business on the agenda includes an executive session to discuss personnel changes.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


Hoisington teacher's art exhibited at Deines

RUSSELL - The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell will feature Hoisington artist Christina Lamoureaux. "Pulse of the Prairie" features ceramics, paintings and installations which reflect on her memories as a child experiencing nature.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


Local volunteers recognized for service

If the Retired Senior Volunteer Program were a jigsaw puzzle, it would be a big one painting a diverse image of the communities it serves.

August 07, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Updated rainfall map

WICHITA -- The National Service has an updated rainfall map from Wednesday.

August 07, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​Tickets on sale for Big Benefit Auction

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, "A Ghostly Gala," are still available through Friday, Aug. 14.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


​Budget on school board agenda

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a 2015-2016 budget for publication when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The final budget will be approved at a special meeting on Aug. 24.

August 07, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo News: ​City seeking zookeeper, greeter

The City of Great Bend website has two job openings listed at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo - for a zookeeper and for a part-time helper at the main building, the Raptor Center. The positions were held by Zookeeper Stacie Hayes, who is moving to Texas, and Gabby Hildalgo, a greeter at the Raptor Center, who plans to become a stay-at-home mom.

August 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


IT'S COVERED

Thanks to the efforts of Eagle Scout candidate Eric Frieb, Olmitz, The Dominican Sisters of Peace now have shade and accessibility at Heartland Farm events covered. Literally. Since early spring, Frieb, his parents and a host of volunteer labor have undertaken a project to construct a pavilion in the center of the farm's herb garden. With the project nearly complete, the farm plans to hold a dedication ceremony at the annual fall harvest celebration Sept. 12, said Jane Belanger, O.P. It will also mark a milestone for Frieb, when Boy Scout Troop 7130 holds an Eagle Court of ...

August 06, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


​Great Bend woman recovering after dog attack

One week after being attacked by the family dog, a Great Bend woman has undergone two surgeries and is recovering at a Wichita hospital. Shelly LeRoy expects to spend the next month or longer at Via Christi - St. Francis Hospital, according to her daughter, Rachel LeRoy.

August 06, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Backpack safety

With school about to get into full swing, something that is sometimes over looked, is how heavy is your child's backpack.

August 06, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


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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


World War II warbird joins the team

Another warbird will be on the flight deck at the Great Bend Airport Airfest, Sept. 18-20.

August 18, 2015 | | Local News


Water rates to go up

Great Bend residents will see a 10 percent water rate increase to cover the increased cost of operations, following action by the Great Bend City ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


City Council OKs 2016 budget

To keep pace with infrastructure needs and goals set by the City Council, the 2016 City of Great Bend budget includes a 1.32 mill ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


$100,000 in methamphetamine seized by joint law enforcement agencies

Combined operations and cooperation between local law enforcement agencies made another big methamphetamine bust last Wednesday.

August 17, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


County hopes to improve immunization rates

Recently, the Barton County Health Department hosted an immunization carnival in an effort to bolster sagging immunization rates, but the low numbers remain a problem ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


DRESSED NOT TO KILL

It was a tense situation for Pam Stiles and Pam Winkelman of the Barton County Health Department Monday morning, and it wasn't even a ...

August 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Mosquito spraying planned in Great Bend

The City of Great Bend Street Department will be spraying for mosquitoes this Thursday and Thursday, Aug. 27. Spraying will be between the hours of ...

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


St. John driver dies from injuries sustained in wreck

ST. JOHN – A St. John driver died from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning accident after the vehicle struck an electrical pole, according to the ...

August 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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