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City Band concerts

The Great Bend City Band will be performing at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday night at the city band shell. A special 16 piece jazz band concert will be presented at 8:15 p.m. Friday, at the band shell. Twelve classic jazz band selections will be presented. In case of inclement weather, these concerts will be moved indoors to the Crest Theatre.

June 26, 2013 | | Local News


City of Great Bend water consumer confidence report covering calendar year - 2012

Because the water consumer confidence report brochure will not be mailed out like previous years, the City of Great Bend Water Department would like to provide a copy of the 2012 Water Consumer Confidence Report on the main page of the City's Website at www.greatbendks.net.

June 23, 2013 | | Local News


Bargain time

Hundreds of people came to Foundry Methodist Church Saturday morning for a garage "sale" where everything was free. There we garage and yard sales throughout Great Bend, and the farmers market was open at the Great Bend Public Library parking lot.

June 22, 2013 | | Local News


Royal Family Kids Camp

June 21, 2013 | | Local News


Snapping turtle

Scott Gregory, director of Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, holds a snapping turtle he captured Wednesday. Although Gregory said he receives calls from people who say "one of your turtles is out," the turtles are wild animals that are out in abundance now during the most active time of their mating season. This one will be placed in the pond at the zoo.

June 20, 2013 | | Local News


Patient in Sexual Predator Unit charged with producing child porn

WICHITA – A registered sex offender has been charged with producing child pornography while he was committed to a sexual predator unit at Larned State Hospital, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Wednesday.

June 19, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Local News


GBRC Stop 'N Learn

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free program at the Senior Center (2005 Kansas Ave.) at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21, titled, "Fall Prevention". This program will discuss the five building blocks for preventing or reducing falls in the home and around town. Rick Schaffer, South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging, will be the presenter for this program. For more information call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail us at recreation@gbrc.kscoxmail.com.

June 19, 2013 | | Local News


Jin Shin Jyutsu explained at free St. Rose ITV presentation

Those who face the challenges of cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate their pain and discomfort by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.

June 19, 2013 | | Local News


Birdhouse Scavenger Hunt winner announced

Tracy Miller of Great Bend is this year's Birdhouse Scavenger Hunt winner of $100. Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau chairman Loren Unruh and president Cris Collier personally presented the cash to Miller.

June 18, 2013 | | Local News


Jin Shin Jyutsu may alleviate pain

Those who face the challenges of cancer and other chronic illnesses may find a way to alleviate their pain and discomfort by learning about the ancient Japanese art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, said Liz Paugoulatos, practitioner of the art.

June 18, 2013 | | Local News


Pit bull committee meets tonight

The City of Great Bend Pit Bull Committee will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The purpose of meeting is to hear comments from the public.

June 18, 2013 | | Local News


Parkinson’s patients hear from guest speaker at St. Rose

An upcoming support-group session will present ways to identify and treat Parkinson's disease, along with advice about discovering new ways to get the most out of life, said Catherine Strecker of Ellinwood, PhD, who will lead the meeting.

June 16, 2013 | | Local News


Great Bend man benefits from HCC connection to Midwest Cancer Alliance

Bill Mead of Great Bend has been through it all – five surgeries, three complete radiation treatments and skin grafts. He is currently undergoing more chemotherapy.

June 16, 2013 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation accepting grant applications for July

The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.

June 16, 2013 | | Local News


Teenage drowning victim found at Kanopolis Lake

By Jim Misunas

June 14, 2013 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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Singers wanted for Central Kansas Community Choir

The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


Community Concert Features Paul McDermand on Steel Drum and Marimba

Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


Scam phone calls reported

On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


County to observe Martin Luther King Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for Martin Luther King Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed. The Landfill will only be open from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

January 12, 2015 | | Local News


Soup Sampler Supper is Sunday

All are invited to attend the Soup Sampler Supper, sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at the St. Patrick Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. Several varieties of soup will be available. Cost is $7 per meal; children 6 years and under eat free. Raffle tickets will also be available.

January 12, 2015 | | Local News


K of C selling tickets for men's stag

The Knights of Columbus men's stag will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Columbus Club, 723 Main, Great Bend. Social begins at 5:30 p.m. with prime rib dinner served at 6:30.

January 12, 2015 | | Local News


December Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

January 11, 2015 | | Local News


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include, Jefferson Elementary School Students' Sportsmanship Awards; School Board Recognition Month; GBHS Student Council, Community Service Project; BOE Education Foundation board of trustees representative replacement; BOE approval of teacher representative for Education Foundation Board of Trustees; approval of fundraiser requests for 2015-2016; BOE policies first reading; K-6 Math curriculum adoption; technology update; assessments update; personnel update; approval of laundry equipment purchase; consideration of 2015 summer projects; approval of contributions; and licensed teacher retirements and ...

January 11, 2015 | | Local News


Check It Out!

The following books are among the top ten checked out at Ellinwood School/Community Library.

January 11, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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