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Ellinwood School/Community Library is sponsoring the first StoryWalk® during Ellinwood's Chamber's Christkindlmarket, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children's story outside to allow people of all ages to combine physical activity while reading a book. Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children outside for physical activity and to learn, StoryWalk® helps build children's interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier ...

December 04, 2014 | | Local News

Benefit Soup Supper Monday at Legion

The American Legion Auxiliary will serve a benefit soup supper at the American Legion Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Great Bend, from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec 8. Members and guests are welcome. Cost for the all you can eat soup supper is $6.

December 03, 2014 | | Local News

Game Wardens, KHP Troopers to conduct checkpoint

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers will conduct a joint checkpoint in south central Kansas in early December. The firearms deer season will open Dec. 3, pheasant and quail seasons opened Nov. 8, the greater prairie chicken regular season started Nov. 15, and duck and goose seasons are also underway. The checkpoint is intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state's driver's licensing laws.

December 03, 2014 | | Local News

Cancer Benefit

A Whole Hog Feed Cancer Benefit will be held for Valarie Smith-Dellrocco at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Central Baptist Church, Lakin and Harrison in Great Bend. Valarie, a resident of Great Bend, was diagnosed with cancer in June 2014. She is now in remission. Funds from the feed will help pay hospital bills.

December 03, 2014 | | Local News

KWEC to hold Holiday Open House

Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13.

December 03, 2014 | | Local News

Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331 meeting

The Hoisington Masonic Lodge 331, will meet on Saturday at 351 West Second Street. Coffee and doughnuts will be served from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Work will start at 8:30 a.m. on several Degrees (two Firsts and at least one Second Degree). A light lunch will be served after work is completed. All Master Masons are welcome.

December 02, 2014 | | Local News

A Day in the Life of a Goose

It only takes a look to the sky during this time of year to see one of (or thousands) of our avian winter visitors. Barton County plays host to thousands of geese every winter, and many people wonder what these geese are doing when we see the huge flocks overhead daily.

November 30, 2014 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News

Ellinwood Chamber

The Ellinwood Chamber Coffee was held at Ellinwood School/Community Library on November 21st. Mary Jeroue was the guest of honor. FBLA shared stories with the group about their leadership conference in Minneapolis, Minn. They also created posters to promote staying at home to shop for Christmas.

November 30, 2014 | | Local News

Teen Spot celebrates cold during Decembrrr

Teens at the Great Bend Public Library are celebrating the cold this December, according to YA/Marketing Librarian Jennifer King.

November 29, 2014 | | Local News

Police chief search begins

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the creation of a police chief search committee, revisions to the standard traffic ordinances and a lease agreement for the land formerly leased by Wichita Southeast Trucking.

November 29, 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 a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.

November 29, 2014 | | Local News

Park Elementary Leadership Club food drive

November 27, 2014 | | Local News

HMS Stuco food drive

Hoisington Middle School Student Council recently held a food drive benefiting the Hoisington Food Bank. HMS Student Council challenged each grade to bring as many items as possible, the grade providing the most items would get to form a human assembly line to fill the truck. The students contributed a total of 670 items with sixth graders getting to fill the truck. "This was a wonderful way for HMS students to provide service for their community," organizers said.

November 27, 2014 | | Local News

Honor Flight # 22

November 26, 2014 | | Local News

Senior Volunteers honored for service to elderly and children

Dolores Burgardt of Great Bend was honored for three years of service; and Beverly Prescott of Larned was recognized for 11 years for their service as Senior Companions, helping adults in the area. Judi Welch of Larned was honored for four years of service as a Foster Grandparent volunteer serving children with special needs at the monthly in-service meeting held on November 19t.h

November 26, 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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