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FAIR FRIENDS

The next generation of livestock producers is aware of the rewards as well as the challenges ahead, if the standout exhibitors at the Barton County Fair are any indication.

July 09, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Drug transactions alleged from jail

BY RUSSELL EDEM

July 09, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Exhibit, weekend pay tribute to Argonne Rebels

It is finally here. The much-anticipated Argonne Rebel weekend officially opens Saturday afternoon with the dedication of the Argonne Rebels exhibit at the Great Bend Public Library.

July 09, 2015 | BY DALE HOGG and SUSAN THACKER | Local News


Great Bend National Guard unit deactivating Saturday

After 27 years, the Great Bend-based Battery E (Target Acquisition), 161st Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, will fold up their colors for the last time during an inactivation ceremony Saturday afternoon.

July 09, 2015 | | 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

July 09, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


County awards recycling grant to Sunflower Diversified

The Barton County Commission Monday morning awarded $15,000 to Sunflower Diversified Services for its recycling efforts.

July 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


​CRITTERS N’ VITTLES

The carnival, venders and quirky foods - everything from deep fried Oreos to "alligator on a stick" - are what come to mind for many who attend the Barton County Fair. Others come to hear their favorite genre of live music: Christian, Country or Classic Rock.

July 08, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Summer of KAOS' comes to the Crest Theater

Area youths will present "Summer KAOS" a play about a summer camp that has a few issues the campers and the counselors will have to take care of before the camp is closed. It will be at the Crest theater on Friday July 10th, at 7 p.m.

July 08, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. For more information, call 620-722-7676.

July 08, 2015 | | Local News


Motorists should see no change in tag renewals

According to Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra, the vehicle tag renewal notices sent by the state will not change after all.

July 08, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Street Rodding American Style coming to Party in the Park

The City of Great Bend is excited to announce that "Street Rodding – American Style" will be coming to Great Bend during the Party in the Park event on Aug. 8th. "Street Rodding – American Style" is a reality TV show whose crew travels to towns across the Midwest to see and enjoy car shows in different communities and to view street rodding at its purest form. "Street Rodding – American Style" focuses on the creativity of these incredible works of art and the stories behind them. The reality show truly spotlights the cars in attendance and the event itself. An important part ...

July 08, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Barton County Fair, at EXPO II, at 7:30 a.m., Thursday. Hosts will be AJ Chrest and Charles Atkinson with the Barton County 4-H Ambassadors as greeters. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

July 08, 2015 | | Local News


Going Up! Barton County Fair

Was that Santa Claus, cruising Main in an SRCA hotrod Tuesday evening?

July 07, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Pawnee Rock firetruck nearing end of phase one

Pawnee Rock City Council met on Monday, July 6 at 7 p.m. at the Pawnee Rock City offices, with Council President Deb Bader leading the meaning due to the absence of Mayor Linda McCowan.

July 07, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Honoring a friend

Cystic fibrosis or (CF) is a life threatening, hereditary disease that will take its toll on thousands of people worldwide. But with a little help from people like Taylor Latham, a sophomore at K-State University, we can fight this terrible disease.

July 07, 2015 | Russ Edem | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 20, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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