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Kansas health insurance marketplace opens for Year Two

TOPEKA (KHI) - The second open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace in Kansas has opened. Last year, slightly more than 57,000 Kansans signed up for health insurance coverage through healthcare.gov, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Kansas Health Institute has produced an issue brief describing changes in the marketplace, and several online maps showing the plans and premiums offered in the seven premium rating areas across the state.

November 15, 2014 | | Local News


Young Professionals welcome over 70 new members

Animal Medical Center recently hosted over 130 members of the Barton County Young Professionals group for a networking mixer, and welcomed over 60 new members. Those in attendance enjoyed free food, social and professional networking opportunities, and drawings for over $1,000 in door prizes.

November 15, 2014 | | Local News


City Council meets Monday night

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.

November 14, 2014 | | 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 Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


Barton County included in Winter Weather Advisory

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for sections of central Kansas, including Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and McPherson counties.The Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.

November 14, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Sunflower Early Education Center screening

Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


Deines Cultural Center "Pickin' Jam Session"

Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


Gallery announces 'A Night at the Deines'

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.

November 13, 2014 | | Local News


Garage sale to benefit GBHS choir

The Great Bend High School A Cappella Choir will host a garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Panther Activity Center. Items include appliances, computers, household items, clothing and everything in between.

November 13, 2014 | | Local News


Musical challenges Sterling High

It's required reading for most high school students. It's regarded by many as the great American novel. There have been numerous film versions of the story but only one musical version. "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" based on Mark Twain's classic will be presented at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, in the school's theatre. Director Betsy Dutton calls the show a "rewarding challenge."

November 13, 2014 | | Local News


German buffet

November 12, 2014 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Floral & Gifts, LLC, 1913 Lakin, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Connie Oetken and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

November 12, 2014 | | Local News


November is sci-fi month at the library

Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., have a science-fiction theme.

November 11, 2014 | | Local News


GBHS Debate Squad places second at Moundridge

At the Moundridge Invitational Debate Tournament the GBHS debate squad placed second in sweepstakes. In the open division the team of Aaron Miller and Ashtin Heath had a 4-1 win/loss record and placed 3rd. In the novice division the three man team of Urial Renteria, Becca Kay and, Sara Allen placed 5th with a 4-1 win/loss record. Also in the novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 8th with 3/2 win/loss record. Everyone on the team placed. The team plans to compete at KMC next weekend.

November 11, 2014 | | Local News


Macksville duplex available for rent

BY JIM MISUNAS

November 10, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News


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​School budget growth exceeds consumer price index; budget hearing Monday

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its budget hearing at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the District Education ...

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​Truck overturns, injuring driver

A Hoisington man was injured Wednesday when the 1999 Kenworth truck he was driving overturned on K-156, 8 miles northeast of Great Bend.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


Sunflower’s Aktion Club helps collect school supplies for youngsters

Three local non-profit entities recently teamed up to donate approximately $350 worth of school supplies to local and area children.

August 20, 2015 | | Local News


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