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Sixth-annual toy drive to be held Sunday

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate in Great Bend, along with Wal-Mart and Eagle Radio are joining forces to sponsor the 6th Annual Christmas for Kids Toy Drive to benefit Saint Francis Community Services. Through this toy drive, wishes are fulfilled for children in Saint Francis foster care, adoption, and family preservation programs. Christmas For Kids provides presents to children and teens, ages newborn to eighteen, who may otherwise go without a gift this holiday season. You can make a real difference in the life of a child in Central Kansas this Christmas.

December 04, 2015 | | Local News


Local event helps children

Children from Great Bend and the surrounding communities were treated to a shopping event that is held at Walmart in Great Bend.

December 03, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Injury accident in Barton County

An injury accident was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday, at SE 105 Ave. and SE 20 Road. A vehicle driven by Travis Mayer, of Hudson, was heading southbound out of Ellinwood on SE 105 Ave. The vehicle drove off the right side of the road, over corrected going left of center hitting the guard rail of a bridge. The vehicle went across the road hitting the other guard rail. Mayer was transported to Ellinwood District Hospital. Results are pending for DUI.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News


Injury accident in Stafford County

Stafford - Kansas Highway Patrol reports one person injured in an accident involving two vehicles at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, at milepost 79 on U.S. 281 near St. John.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News


‘Ident-a-kid’ to be offered in Great Bend

American Legion Post 180, Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and Barton County, along with the Barton County Sheriff's Reserve will be offering an "Ident-a-kid" program.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News


Dudek featured in national watercolor exhibit

Barton Community College art instructor Steve Dudek has been accepted into the 2015 Kansas Watercolor National Exhibition at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News


Shafer Gally to host 'Holiday Open House'

All ages can get a dose of the holiday spirit at The Shafer Art Gallery's "Holiday Open House" reception from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, which will feature a free puppet show from Kansas City's Clement McCrae Puppet Shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Admission is free.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News


Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

December 03, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


A time for giving

Each year, kids make out their Christmas wish lists, hoping they will find the beneath their sparkling tree on Christmas morning. Sadly, for those in needy families, those wishes go unfulfilled.

December 03, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Seniors honored for their service

Senior Corps volunteers who have served in the military or who are currently serving veterans were recognized at the November holiday luncheon and in-service meeting in Great Bend. Those honored were Senior Companion Delores Burgardt of Great Bend and Foster Grandparent Hubert Brown of Olmitz.

December 03, 2015 | | Local News


Restricted driver’s license application now available online

Kansas drivers with suspended licenses can now apply and pay for a restricted driver's license online.

December 03, 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 what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.

December 03, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Dictionaries from Rotary Club

Great Bend Rotarians, from left: Gary Burke, Brad Reed, Dr. William King and Mark Mingenback gather at Jefferson School on Wednesday to personally deliver age-appropriate dictionaries to third graders. The service organization gifts every third grader in Great Bend with his or her own dictionary.

December 02, 2015 | | Local News


Zoo news photos

Susan Thacker's photos were taken Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Zoo News: New porcupine coming soon

The crested porcupine at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo may be going on a diet, Zoo Supervisor/Curator Sara Hamlin said Wednesday. "He is kind of a chunky monkey."

December 02, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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