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Wayne Henneke for City Council Ward 2

My work experience in city government stretches from 1974 – 2012. I retired December 2012 after working as City Clerk/Finance Director for Great Bend. After retiring I was elected to the Great Bend City Council April, 2013. With my 38 years working in Governmental Finance and providing information to the City Councils and attending the City Council meetings over this period of time, it has given me a solid background in the workings of a city. During my tenure with the city I worked closely with the zoo director in the development of the zoo to meet AZA Requirements. With ...

March 15, 2015 | | Local News

Central Plains students of the month

Central Plains Middle School recognizes seventh graders, Rebecca Stratmann and Jerred Bieberle, as the March Students of the Month.

March 14, 2015 | | Local News

Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 18, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.

March 13, 2015 | | Local News

Chili for a cause

Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice receives a $1,772 donation, which represents proceeds from the recent Chili Challenge cosponsored by The Bikers of Central Kansas and the American Legion Riders. From left to right are: Dan Slack, Rae Ann Brack; Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director; Lori Grauer; and Danny Riggs. The funds will help hospice patients.

March 13, 2015 | | Local News

Advanced Hunter Education class offered

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will cosponsor a Kansas Advanced Hunter Education class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Great Bend Police Training Facility, 995 K Ave.

March 12, 2015 | | Local News

The Glow Remains


March 12, 2015 | | Local News

Russell Rural Water District #3 annual meeting

Russell Rural Water District #3 will hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m. on March 16, at the Russell RWD# 3 office, 121 Main in Susank. The purpose of the meeting is to elect two board of director positions.

March 11, 2015 | | Local News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Regan Ochs and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 11, 2015 | | Local News

Asphalt overlay on US-56 Highway in Barton County

Starting around Monday the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin an asphalt overlay project on US-56 Highway in Barton County, from the east city limits of Great Bend continuing east approximately 8 miles to the west city limits of Ellinwood.

March 11, 2015 | | Local News

BCC trustees to visit military sites

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a board retreat this Thursday and Friday, in lieu of its regular study session.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News

​Cigarette starts grass fire

The Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to a grass fire at 6000 10th St. at 2:55 p.m. Monday. Chief Mike Napolitano said the fire was burning near a tin shed and had also moved north to the adjacent neighbor's property.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News

GBHR Valentine party

On Feb. 13, Valentine parties were held at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Dillons and their customers provided roses to all residents. Walt Pennington serenaded the residents.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News

Huelskamp now accepting applications for Military Service Academies

Congressman Tim Huelskamp is now taking applications for Military Service Academy nominations. The deadline for submission is Oct. 1, 2015.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News

Grant writing workshop coming to Great Bend

Golden Belt Community Foundation will be hosting a one-day grant writing workshop March 25, at The Front Door on 1610 10th Street in Great Bend. This workshop is available to non-profit organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Stafford and Rush Counties who wish to learn more about the skills needed to successfully submit and obtain grants.

March 10, 2015 | | Local News

​GBRC offers spring break activities

The Great Bend Recreation Commission has programs for children to participate in during spring break. Space is limited so, GBRC Recreation Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick recommends registering now for the following programs:

March 09, 2015 | | Local News

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Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle ...

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Believers Wrestling Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Great Bend Believers Wrestling Club is sponsoring an informational and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School on ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Firearms stolen on Friday

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Officials to get peek at new poll book system

The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

County to join suit against state

Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas ...

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Local authorities probing fatal shooting

As night fell Sunday, the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation continued their investigation into the Sunday morning shooting that left ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local News

Marsh Musings

Pretty bird

November 15, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Get, Get, Get . . . GIVE

Golden Belt Community Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy ...

November 15, 2015 | | Local News

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