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​NAMI announces Mental Health Awareness Day, changes fundraiser date

The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has changed the date of its upcoming fundraiser to 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. It will be a bake sale. The group will not offer walking tacos as previously announced.

May 23, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News

Warer balloon fight

The smack talk has begun, but it is all in good, clean – albeit wet – fun.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Reception planned for watercolor exhibit

An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free

May 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Historical village to be open Monday

Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News

Rain totals over past two days

WICHITA -- Most of central Kansas and south central Kansas has received one inch of rain the past two days, according to the National Weather Service in Wichita.

May 20, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

GBHS coasters for sale

Students know how to design and produce drink coasters, but it's a safe bet that all their mothers are hoping the teenagers learn how to use them, as well.

May 20, 2015 | | Local News

​Broken windows, theft reported

The Great Bend Police Department received multiple reports Monday of broken windows.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News

Summer Food Program feeds kids for free

With summer right around the corner, it's time to think about keeping children eating healthy while school is out. An easy way is to send them to neighborhood public schools at mealtime.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas communities, individuals honored by PRIDE Program

Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area's citizens.

May 19, 2015 | | Local News

​BCC on summer hours; closed for Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

May 18, 2015 | | Local News

Great Bend City Band schedule

The Great Bend City Band announces their Summer 2015 schedule. The May and June concerts will be held at the courthouse square band shell at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25th. A special jazz band concert will also be held at 8:15 p.m. at the band shell on June 26th. In case of inclement weather, the outdoor concerts will be moved to the Crest Theatre.

May 17, 2015 | | Local News

Check It Out!

Ellinwood Grade School is conducting a recycling fundraiser. There's nothing to buy. The school is simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics and unwanted, broken or mismatched jewelry. Your used item(s) may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. 100% of the proceeds will help fund the Parent Advisory Committee's student/parent events and projects.

May 17, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Local News

Barton County Democrat Party meeting

The Barton County Democrat Party will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the fellowship hall of St. John's Episcopal Church, 2701 17th Street in Great Bend. All registered Democrat party members and independent citizens are welcome to attend.

May 17, 2015 | | Local News

How About Those Planer Boards?

There are so many types of fishing. Cane poles(I actually fished with cane poles during my childhood), gill nets, spears, rod and reel, ice fishing-- a myriad of techniques to catch the many species of fish. Cabelas was started by two brothers who bought some fly lures from China and re-boxed them for a mail-order catalogue. That was the spring board for their business. Largemouth bass, which are down the list of fish to eat generate millions of dollars in revenue with tournaments and huge prizes. We have a Kansas hero living at Lake Quivira in Kansas City named ...

May 17, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

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County to join suit against state

Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Local authorities probing fatal shooting

As night fell Sunday, the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation continued their investigation into the Sunday morning shooting that left ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local News

Marsh Musings

Pretty bird

November 15, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Get, Get, Get . . . GIVE

Golden Belt Community Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local News


According to her friends at the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the quality and quantity of Sister Charlotte's Unrein's jelly and jams is legendary.

November 14, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Panther Paw Craft Festival

The Panther Paw Craft Festival was held Saturday at the Panther Athletic Center.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Nine Patch revisited

Some quilts aren't made for warmth. Some of them are meant to be stared at in awe and wonderment.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Barton nursing student gets a head start with Senate Bill 155 classes

Barton Nursing student, 19-year-old Breanna Towers of St. John, started making strides toward her career during her sophomore year of high school by taking college ...

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Just the FCS: It's more than cooking

Eating breakfast and searching the Internet may not be daily classroom assignments, but these activities have their place at Great Bend High School. The students ...

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

BCC Trustees to meet Tuesday

Safety considerations on the Barton Community College campus are on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m ...

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Zoo Society annual meeting is Tuesday

The Great Bend Zoological Society will celebrate its volunteers, members and the accomplishments of the past year during its annual meeting, at 7 p.m ...

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Legend of 'The Rifleman' on display

Now that "The Rifleman" sculpture in the Barton County Courthouse Square has undergone a professional cleaning and waxing, the Barton County Historical Society is looking ...

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

‘Taste of the Town’ features local flavors

People who attend the Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation's annual fall fundraiser will have a chance to bid on desserts prepared by GBHS ...

November 14, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Passing out poppies

Great Bend's Poppi Perry passes out Veterans Day poppies at Walmart.

November 14, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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