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USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Nov. 20, at the Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at Great Bend Middle School from Principal David Reiser and other staff members.

November 16, 2014 | | Local News


Susan Stambaugh, Great Bend High School vocal music instructor, said nearly all of her A Cappella Choir students are up for grabs in the rent-a-student fund raiser. The students have less than eight weeks left to raise funds for their trip to Washington, D.C.

November 16, 2014 | | Local News

Rice County Historical Society meeting

The Rice County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting in the Community Room of the Lyons State Bank at 7 p.m. on Monday. A brief business meeting will be conducted and followed by a presentation from Dr. Donald Blakeslee, Professor of Anthropology, Wichita State University.

November 16, 2014 | | Local News

Quilt of Valor

Sandy Vink, right, presents a Quilt of Valor to Army National Guard member and Iraqi War veteran Don Moore.

November 15, 2014 | | Local News

Kansas health insurance marketplace opens for Year Two

TOPEKA (KHI) - The second open enrollment period for the health insurance marketplace in Kansas has opened. Last year, slightly more than 57,000 Kansans signed up for health insurance coverage through, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Kansas Health Institute has produced an issue brief describing changes in the marketplace, and several online maps showing the plans and premiums offered in the seven premium rating areas across the state.

November 15, 2014 | | Local News

Young Professionals welcome over 70 new members

Animal Medical Center recently hosted over 130 members of the Barton County Young Professionals group for a networking mixer, and welcomed over 60 new members. Those in attendance enjoyed free food, social and professional networking opportunities, and drawings for over $1,000 in door prizes.

November 15, 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. On the agenda are the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association's annual report, the snow and ice removal policy and the Heartland Ag water main expansion project.

November 14, 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 Special Alcohol Funding, an update on the cleaning of a drainage ditch in Ellinwood and a report on the Kansas Association of Counties conference last week in Wichita.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News

Barton County included in Winter Weather Advisory

WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for sections of central Kansas, including Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and McPherson counties.The Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday.

November 14, 2014 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Sunflower Early Education Center screening

Sunflower Early Education Center will perform free screenings on all children from birth through 2 years and 10 months from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Parent Teacher Resource Center located in the old Washington School. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Sunflower professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to keep children on track. To schedule an appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 792-4087.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News

Deines Cultural Center "Pickin' Jam Session"

Join us at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell for the Pickin' Jam Session will be held on Sunday. Bring your acoustic instrument and play along or just come to listen, sing, and dance. Jammin' starts at 3:30 p.m. Bring a dish and have dinner. Potluck is served around 5:30 p.m.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News

Gallery announces 'A Night at the Deines'

RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center, 820 North Main in Russell, will honor its members with a Night at the Deines, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. It will be a special evening of delicious hors d'oeuvres and two art exhibits from Great Bend.

November 13, 2014 | | Local News

Garage sale to benefit GBHS choir

The Great Bend High School A Cappella Choir will host a garage sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Panther Activity Center. Items include appliances, computers, household items, clothing and everything in between.

November 13, 2014 | | Local News

Musical challenges Sterling High

It's required reading for most high school students. It's regarded by many as the great American novel. There have been numerous film versions of the story but only one musical version. "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" based on Mark Twain's classic will be presented at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, in the school's theatre. Director Betsy Dutton calls the show a "rewarding challenge."

November 13, 2014 | | Local News

German buffet

November 12, 2014 | | Local News

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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

KWEC Education Day photos

Photos taken Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual education day for area second graders.

September 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Kids explore Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Area children didn't have to travel far on Wednesday for a field trip to a national treasure. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center on K-156 ...

September 23, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Bikes, bombers and butterflies weekend flies well

It was busy weekend and it was a successful weekend, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.

September 23, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Police chase in Ellinwood ends with shots fired

On Tuesday at about 9:46 p.m. Barton County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the area of NE 10 Road and NE 120 Ave ...

September 23, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Doonan GMC, Junction 56/156 Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

September 23, 2015 | | Local News

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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