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Vicki Berryman announces candidacy for City Council

I am announcing my candidacy for council person to serve Great Bend in the First Ward. I have spent the last three decades serving the community through the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, a volunteer for the 3-I Show and our Great Bend Farm

March 16, 2014 | | Local News


Bruce Helander to be inducted into Florida Artists Hall of Fame on March 18

As part of Florida Heritage Month (March 15-April 15), the Florida Heritage Awards will be presented at Mission San Luis, Floridas Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum. The 2014 event includes the Florida Book Awards, the Florida Folk Heritage Awards, Secretary of State Historic Preservation Awards, and the states highest award, the two newest inductions into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, one of whom is West Palm Beach artist Bruce Helander (born and raised in Great Bend), in a ceremony sponsored by the Florida Secretary of State on March 18 in Tallahassee. Helander was selected by members of the Florida Council ...

March 16, 2014 | | Local News


Kory Brunson Band supports Kans for Kids

The Kory Brunson Band presented a concert to benefit Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation on Friday evening, March 7 at the Crest Theater. Brunson, a native of Great Bend now living in Thornton, Colo., made the trip home to donate his time and talent to the local organization that provides assistance to families in Barton County living with cancer.

March 14, 2014 | | Local News


Sunflower Diversified representatives visit Capitol in Topeka

The framed picture that was delivered to Kansas lawmakers displayed a brief message. It was:

March 14, 2014 | | Local News


Shafer Art Gallery to preview SHPTV auction

Area residents will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the finest artwork in the state at the Shafer Art Gallery's "Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction Preview Exhibit," opening Sunday, March 16, with a public reception from 1-3 p.m. at Barton Community College.

March 14, 2014 | | Local News


Entries now being accepted for the First District Congressional Arts Competition

Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced today that entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate in this competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

March 14, 2014 | | Local News


Food to be shared at next citywide event

City Church Ministries and Great Bend Christians will hold a citywide Christian event at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend.

March 13, 2014 | | Local News


Prince of Peace Altar Society announces Kolache Bake and Take

The Prince of Peace Altar Society will hold its spring Kolache Bake and Take at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the St. Rose Auditorium.

March 13, 2014 | | Local News


Barton Community College to host open house for remodeled auditorium

Barton Community College will officially show off its newly remodeled Fine Arts Auditorium and foyer area by hosting an open house event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

March 13, 2014 | | Local News


St. Rose clinic physician suggests simple screenings for kidney disease

If David Gile, M.D., could share just one important message during National Kidney Month, it would be this:

March 13, 2014 | | Local News


Barton Community College to host event for childcare professionals

Barton Community College's Child Education Fair themed "Picnic Pleasin' Pickins," is an all-day event Saturday, April 12 in the Student Union. This learning workshop was developed for childcare center and preschool personnel, family daycare providers, elementary teachers and students enrolled in a childcare curriculum.

March 13, 2014 | | Local News


Myers running for City Council

Randy Myers has announced his candidacy for the Fourth Ward Great Bend City Council seat.

March 13, 2014 | | Local News


Great Bend Cemetery cleanup

The Cemetery Staff is asking the public to remove any and all winter decorations from Great Bend Cemetery and Great Bend North Cemetery, Wednesday March 12 through Friday March 21, for spring cleanup and spraying season.

March 11, 2014 | | Local News


“Court of Change’ will be aired tonight on CBS Sports Network

"Court of Change,' will be aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday featuring Meadowlark Lemon on the CBS Sports Network. Lemon helps supervise team camps for sons and daughters of military personnel.

March 11, 2014 | | Local News


Instrumental events scheduled for this week

Great Bend High School bands will present their concert "Music in Our Schools" at 7 p.m. today in the GBHS gym. The theme was set by the newly-named music organization National Association of Music Education.

March 11, 2014 | | Local News


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