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College's Performing Arts department to host Scholarship Day auditions

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 12. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department to set up a time to audition for music or theatre scholarships or performance awards. Awards are available for performing arts majors and non-performing arts majors alike.

February 03, 2015 | | Local News

Hutchinson man indicted on weapons charges

Justin John Michael Cook, 32, Hutchinson, is charged one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction, U.S. Attorney Office Wichita spokesman John Cross said.

February 03, 2015 | | Local News

GBHS Hall of Fame luncheon tickets available

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are on sale in the Activities Office at the high school. The luncheon is scheduled for at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at StoneRidge Country Club. The Class of 2014 inductees include Aerospace Engineer and 1963 graduate of GBHS, George Nossaman, and Great Bend's long-time "Voice of the Panthers," Randy Goering. Tickets are $15. To purchase a ticket for the luncheon, sponsor a table at the luncheon, or to make a donation to the Hall of Fame, contact the Activities Office at 620-793-1560.

February 03, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central National Bank Lending Office, 1916 N Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Shawn Panzer with greeters Curtis Wolf and Sara Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

February 03, 2015 | | Local News

Jefferson School win UWCK trophy

Jefferson School faculty and staff scored big time, but the United Way of Central Kansas was really the big winner. Jefferson School had a whopping 78 percent participation rate in the recent United Way fund drive, up from just 25 percent last year. The school won bragging rights and the travelling trophy held by Eisenhower School last year. The school will also be the site of a dunk tank featuring Superintendent Brad Reed in May. Increased participation district wide made USD 428 one of the top businesses in the area.

February 03, 2015 | | Local News

Stop N' Learn program explains Walking School Bus

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Walking School Bus" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

February 02, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC apologies for cable program

Barton Community College on Monday issued an apology for content that was broadcast on its cable TV channel.

February 02, 2015 | | Local News

​Vehicle rolls on U.S. 56

An injury accident was reported at 3:34 p.m. Sunday on East U.S. 56 and SE 90 Ave. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, a Dodge Journey driven by Rodney A. Drake, 37, Great Bend, was westbound when it crossed the center line, nearly striking another vehicle, and left the roadway to the south. The vehicle struck the ditch, then struck the railroad tracks, crossed the tracks and rolled, coming to rest on its top and facing east.

February 02, 2015 | | Local News

Check It Out!

In sports, athletes get the lion's share of the glory. But especially in small towns, where everyone feels like part of the team, players aren't the only people who become sports legends.

February 01, 2015 | | Local News

100th day of school

It may have been a last-minute idea, but it sure turned out to be a good one.

February 01, 2015 | | Local News

​Support fund will be topic at Touched by Cancer meeting

Touched by Cancer support group will have a sharing meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland Ave.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News

​Great Bend Public Library lists February events

The Great Bend Public Library will reopen at the its temporary location on Monday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. The temporary address is 3407 10th Street, next to AT&T.

January 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

​Hoisington K of C selling tickets for Feb. 14 prime rib dinner

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Knights of Columbus is offering a prime rib dinner for Valentine's Day.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News

VFW to hold pot luck before meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Washington St., Great Bend, will hold a pot luck supper at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, followed by a meeting at 7, for all VFW members, as well as VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming events and awareness for the post.

January 30, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas bicycle tour accepting registrations

Registration is now open for the 2015 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the State of Kansas. The 41st year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history - 500-mile ride across the State - begins on Saturday, June 6. Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of up to 900 bicyclists, including support staff.

January 29, 2015 | | Local News

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Law enforcement appreciation day

By showing appreciation is one way the local community shows their support for the men and women that keep the streets of Great Bend safe.

September 22, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

​City to hold annual auction

The City of Great Bend will hold its annual public auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, outside the Great Bend Police Department ...

September 22, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

County appraisers, oil industry officials meet in Great Bend

Earlier this month, 120 county appraisers from across Kansas and oil and gas professionals from Kansas and surrounding states converged on Great Bend. They came ...

September 22, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Orchard shooting up, improvements anticipated

Five months after volunteers planted a community apple orchard in Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, the dream has taken root and, so far, is flourishing.

September 22, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

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