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BCSO lieutenant introduced

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the veteran law enforcement officer to the County Commission.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission votes to re-up with Workfit

A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Kansas AG prepping for arguments in U.S. high court

TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including one from Barton County, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday. In all three instances, the arguments will center around constitutional questions.

September 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Randy Stonehill singing at River of Life

Christian recording artists Randy Stonehill and Buck Storm will be at the River of Life Church in Great Bend on Monday, Sept. 28, to present a free acoustic concert. The church is located at 1219 Main and the program starts at 7 p.m.

September 28, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius launches 2015-2016 Sebelius Lecture Series

The lecture series named for one of Fort Hays State University's most notable alumni, former U.S. Rep. Keith Sebelius, will feature an October appearance by his daughter-in-law, Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. secretary of health and human services to President Barack Obama.

September 27, 2015 | | Local News


Patrol announces plans for Post-It Inspiration from State Fair Patrol car

Every year, the Kansas Highway Patrol hosts an informational booth at the Kansas State Fair. This year's fair came after a few particularly difficult weeks for law enforcement, with several officers killed in the line of duty throughout the U.S. During the fair, an unplanned event became a unique attraction and took center stage at the Patrol's booth. On the first day of the fair, one kind act was all it took to get the momentum building for what became a touching and humbling time for KHP personnel, as well as those in other law enforcement agencies ...

September 27, 2015 | | Local News


City offers help for trees damaged by storms and drought

When high speed winds pushed through yards in Great Bend Sept. 10 and 11, trees and branches were scattered across yards and driveways in different parts of the city, and its taken time to clean up and haul away the mess. For those who lost trees, now is a great time to take advantage of the Great Bend Tree Board's tree rebate and dead tree removal program, said Arborist Michael Fletcher, a member of the tree board.

September 27, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


LIFE SAVERS

Firefighters from central Kansas enjoy the camaraderie just as much as the training provided by the Great Bend fire department.

September 26, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


​New group helps survivors of suicide loss

A new support group is forming for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


'Going to See the Elephant'

Paige Crocker, freshman in theater education, has known her destiny since seventh grade.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


‘Humphrey’ puts everyone on same page

Friday's scene may have been a first at Great Bend schools: Elementary students all over town attended pep rallies to celebrate reading a book.

September 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Lions promote health at State Fair

At the final day of the Kansas State fair on Sunday, Sept. 20, the Lions Screening mobile Unit saw 294 people who were screened for issues in hearing, blood pressure, glucose, pedia-vision and adult eye screening. The screening was free to the public, and helped inform the tested individuals of possible issues that were detected by the screening mobile unit.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


Half-marathon volunteers shares her weight-loss story

Peggy Haag of Great Bend lost her mother eight years ago, and has been raising two small children without the wisdom and guidance of their grandmother.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


Scary scarecrows talk of Garden Club

Scarecrows were the subject of the program presented to the September Garden Club meeting by club president Nancy Swafford.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News


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


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