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GBHS Veterans Day assembly photos

Photos taken Nov. 11, 2015, at Great Bend High School.

November 11, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Barton County Young Professionals host quarterly mixer this Friday

The Barton County Young Professionals group will hold a casual networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hutchinson Clinic in Great Bend, 2715 Sixth St.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News

BCC officials meet US Rep. Jenkins

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins met with Barton Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Johnson and Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman Tuesday afternoon to discuss the college's prevalence as a comprehensive community college in Kansas.

November 11, 2015 | | Local News


Let's go on a journey to a time that took so many Americans away from their loved ones and friends. The time is the 60s, when this country was being torn apart by anti-war protests and a war raging on in a distant land. The Vietnam War was a time of hardships and struggles for many U.S. soldiers who were fighting for their country in a jungle with heat, disease and despair.

November 11, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

BCC production to feature 'Said and Meant'

Each year, as part of the theater program at Barton Community College, students are asked to take the reins and produce a show entirely by themselves. This year, theater Majors Caleb Rivera and Randyll Smith are codirecting "Said and Meant: Ten Short Plays about Language and Misunderstanding," with showings at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

High wind warning issued for Kansas

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a high wind warning for Barton County and central Kansas from 8 am to 8 pm Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Schools conduct 'security audits'

New security systems at entrances to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools should be in place by the end of December, Superintendent Brad Reed said.

November 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bracing for the winds

A strong cold front is poised to cross Kansas, including Barton County, Wednesday morning. In its wake, very windy and dry conditions are anticipated with active fire weather conditions statewide, according to the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council.

November 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Ellsworth Kiwanis to serve spaghetti


November 10, 2015 | | Local News

Rotary Club welcomes Dr. Mike Hagley

Dr. Mike Hagley, chief of staff of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and cardiologist, gave a speech to the Great Bend Rotary Club on Monday about peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, and different types of procedures to deal with this illness.

November 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

GBRC approves audit; no deficiencies found

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board on Monday approved the 2014-2015 audit. The audit was conducted by Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball Accounting Firm. The Great Bend Recreation Commission was pleased to report no conditions significant to the financial statement was found during the course of the audit.

November 10, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

​Deines Center to hold Membership Gala

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center will hold a Membership Gala from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. The evening will include multi-media art, food and music by The Believers, a local band, and Patricia Davis, playing piano selections, including vocals. Admission is free.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Red and black ribbon day for GBHS

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education had a standing room only crowd Monday for the first few minutes of its meeting. Students, coaches and parents filled the meeting area and spilled into the hallway as Activities Director David Meter introduced six coaches, who in turn introduced all-conference student athletes who excelled in fall sports. The Great Bend High School Marching Band was also recognized for its fall honors.

November 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Saying thanks

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

Eisenhower Elementary School placed on lockdown Friday

According to the Great Bend Police Department, on Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the Great Bend Police Department responded to Eisenhower Elementary School in reference to criminal threats. Officers were advised that a subject had threatened to cause great harm to a school staff member.

November 09, 2015 | | Local News

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Health Department to get computer upgrade

The Barton County Health Department is moving towards the use of electronic medical records, a change that its current computer server cannot handle. The County ...

November 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Saint Francis Community Services kicks off annual Christmas for Kids campaign

Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has begun its annual Christmas for Kids campaign, which provides presents to children in foster care at Christmas. Each year ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

KWEC to hold Holiday Open House

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon ...

November 22, 2015 | | Local News

Hudson Cream: 'The flour without a fault'

HUDSON - Gleaming elevators tower above the wheat fields of the Kansas prairie at Stafford County Flour Mills. The silos are the same color as the ...

November 21, 2015 | BY JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau | Local News


Heather Schneider, Great Bend, has been working with poultry through Barton County Extension's 4-H since she joined 10 years ago. She remembers her dad ...

November 21, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

​Audit report on BCC agenda

The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Room F-30, on the ...

November 21, 2015 | | 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 a ...

November 21, 2015 | | Local News

Local businesses ready for Small Business Saturday

All 30 of the Explore Great Bend Stores are open and ready for business for Small Business Saturday, said Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes ...

November 21, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

​Barton Community College to close for Thanksgiving break

Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Citrus fruit sales begin soon

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Indian River citrus fruit as its annual fundraiser. The navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangerines will ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS students qualify to compete at KU Med Center’s ‘Night @ The Lab’

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Three Great Bend High School juniors won the regional competition and the right to compete at the "Night @ The Lab" state competition ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News

​USDA Food Safety offers resources for Thanksgiving troubles

WASHINGTON – Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare every year. Its centerpiece – the turkey – is the largest dish most cooks ever encounter, and many ...

November 20, 2015 | | Local News


Thursday afternoon, Ellinwood first graders from Ellinwood Grade School and St. Joseph's Catholic School, clutching stuffed toy bears, monkeys, and even a giraffe made ...

November 19, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Pancake dinner raises funds for Grubb family’s medical expenses

HOISINGTON - Little Cameron Grubb and his family have been through the heartache of battling a rare life-threatening disease, as well as the joy of knowing ...

November 19, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS provides food for thought

Students in Family and Consumer Science classes at Great Bend High School provided all of the food and table decorations for Thursday's Great Bend ...

November 19, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

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