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Still time to donate to this year’s Invest in Kids Club membership drive

Shortly after Joey Cregger's first birthday, his doctor referred him to Sunflower Diversified's Early Education Center. By age 3, he had met developmental milestones and no longer needs special education services.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News

Snowfall totals reach six inches

Snowfall totals reached a surprising six inches in portions of eastern Barton County, western Rice County and Ellsworth County. About two to three inches of snow had been forecast by the National Weather Service.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News

2014 was a Royal Year

Much like those fabulous Kansas City Royals ... we hit our own homeruns with new companies such as Central National Banka, Plains State Bank, and Almost Home.

December 18, 2014 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Regan Ochs and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

December 17, 2014 | | Local News

GED orientation classes start in January

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will soon be starting its 9-week GED Preparation Class.

December 16, 2014 | | Local News


December 16, 2014 | | Local News

BCC to close for holidays

Barton Community College offices will close for holiday break Monday, Dec. 22. All offices will reopen Monday, Jan. 5. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 12.

December 15, 2014 | | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber brightens holidays

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce, 110 1/2 Main, invites the public to help residents at Woodhaven Care Center and veterans across the state during the holidays.

December 15, 2014 | | Local News

Lower-calorie cookie recipes

Before and after Thanksgiving, many of us find ourselves overindulging in treats. According to one news source, many people gain 6 pounds this time of year.

December 12, 2014 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Rosewood Ranch Receives CMNH Grant for Children’s Therapy Program

Rosewood Ranch, a full-working horse ranch, near Pawnee Rock, that offers therapeutic riding sessions to people with developmental disabilities, was awarded a grant for $1,800 by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health.

December 12, 2014 | | Local News

St. Rose sells modified chapel pews; hospice patients receive proceeds

When St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center offered some of its modified chapel pews at its recent fundraising auction, it became obvious people were interested.

December 12, 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. The agenda includes D.A.R.E. graduate honors, a request to add playground equipment at Brit Spaugh Park, and appointments to the Planning Commission.

December 12, 2014 | | Local News

Check It Out!

We have decided to extend StoryWalk® through December 23, during Ellinwood School/Community Library hours. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The "walk" begins at the library with the introductory to "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore, and continues through several businesses on Main Street, and ends back at the library. Participants will receive a prize upon completion of the walk. Library hours are Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and ...

December 11, 2014 | | Local News

EHS Winter band concert

EHS Don Regehr Band Instructor presented work of 6th thru 12th grades at recent 2014 winter concert held in the EHS auditorium. A few of the lively tunes included Little Drummer Dudes played by 6h grade, Michael Story Anthem of An Era synchronized by the Middle School, the rapping on chairs with drumsticks was titled Chair Jam played by the Middle School Explore Music group and the High School students harmonized a crowd pleasing melody to finalize the evening known as Goin' Home for the Holidays. Announcer for the evening was Marlene Regehr, wife of Don. "We appreciate your support ...

December 11, 2014 | Tracy K. Williams | Local News

Ron Cole visits Hoisigton High School

When you walked into HHS on Friday, Nov. 21, you would have wondered who turned the music up so loud. It was Ron Cole performing for the Central Plains Middle School, Otis Bison Middle School and Hoisington Middle School at 9 a.m. and then a repeat performance at 10 a.m. for the Central Plains FCCLA and KAYS organizations, Hoisington High School and the Otis Bison High school.

December 11, 2014 | | Local News

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State Fair ribbons

Barry J. Bowers, Great Bend, entered four carvings at the Kansas State Fair this year and won four ribbons.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Community invited to join literacy campaign

Humphrey, the precocious hamster and hero in "The World According to Humphrey," was introduced throughout the community on Friday during a huge district-wide kickoff at ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

BCC paramedic instructor recognized for 30 years

Barton Community College lead paramedic instructor Dean A. Dexter was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Chaplain brings new information to next GBHH&H grief support group

Since Larry Schumacher will attend advanced training early in October, he will be equipped with even more knowledge to help those who have lost loved ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


After years of planning, the first stone inscribed with the names of Barton County veterans is near completion, Barton County Memorial Parks Advisory Committee Chairman ...

September 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

BCC builds classroom with inmate help

Next week, Barton Community College officials will have a dedication and ribbon cutting for a new vocational education building at the Larned Correctional Mental Health ...

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Changes seen as positive at USD 428

School board members met three new instructional coaches during a luncheon meeting Thursday at Park Elementary School. Principal Phil Heeke introduced English Language Arts (ELA ...

September 24, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Gas leak on 10th St., between McKinley and Taft St.

A contractor was direct-boring beneath 10th St. when the equipment struck a gas line, Thursday afternoon.

September 24, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

City personnel come together in good times and bad

It's been a hectic couple of months for many Great Bend city departments, City Administrator Howard Partington said.

September 24, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

4-H Honor Flight Fundraiser

4-H to Host Fundraiser for Honor Flights

September 24, 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 ...

September 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News

FHSU President Martin going to see the Pope

She hasn't taken many personal days since arriving on campus 14 months ago. But this week's quick trip to Washington, D.C., will ...

September 24, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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