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KHP joins I-80/I-35 high visibility enforcement

The Kansas Highway Patrol is joining multiple other states ahead of the Labor Day weekend and during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, for the I-80 and I-35 High Visibility Enforcement Project. The Kansas Highway Patrol accepted a challenge from the Iowa State Patrol (whose state sits at the crossroads of I-35 and I-80) to join the effort. The goal of the enforcement is to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes on the nation's interstates, combat criminal activity, as well as draw much needed attention to traffic safety. The enforcement will run Aug. 28 through Aug. 30.

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas schools committed to funding Walking School Bus Program

Kansas's statewide Walking School Bus (WSB) programs, funded through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), proved successful for students and schools. KDOT contracted with PedNet, a nonprofit organization, to create 15 WSB programs throughout the state. However, in the end, 17 schools implemented a WSB. In total, those 17 schools had 54 routes, 298 volunteers and 715 children. This makes it one of the largest and most successful Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in the United States.

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


Golden Belt Community Foundation awards $30,000 to the four county area

Every year the Golden Belt Community Foundation accepts requests for funding through grant applications from local charitable organizations. This is just one way that the foundation Board of Directors and staff learn about needs and projects in the four-county area. As the July grant cycle concluded, the Board of Directors also took a closer look at their own county and communities.

August 30, 2015 | | Local News


FUN IN THE SHADE

It was a cool Saturday morning that welcomed many visitors to the grand opening of the newest playground to come to Great Bend, The Tot Spot.

August 29, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Big Benefit Auction photos

Mel and Darnell Holopirek were the Old Bill Honorees at the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, Saturday, Aug. 22. The event, "A Ghostly Gala," had a Halloween theme and spooky auction items included a stay at the hotel that inspired Stephen King's novel, "The Shining."

August 29, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Student escapes possible abduction attempt at Central Plains Elementary

HOLYROOD - On Thursday a possible abduction attempt happened Thursday afternoon at Central Plains Elementary School in Central Plains USD 112.

August 28, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News


Offering a helping hand

In an ironic twist, the myriad agencies in Barton County that help the needy are themselves in need.

August 28, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Head Quarters provides hope

By JIM MISUNAS

August 28, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Tot Spot to open Saturday

The grand opening of Great Bend's newest playground area, The Tot Spot, is set for 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29.

August 27, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Stafford commissioner receives nomination letter

Re: Martin Cemetery-U.S 50 1 1/4 mile west of U.S. 281, St. John, Stafford County

August 27, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Local News


OTR for August 27, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

August 27, 2015 | | Local News


Prieto joins Sunflower’s early ed team; brings bilingual skills

The new early intervention specialist at Sunflower Diversified's Early Education Center (EEC) brings a love of children and bilingual expertise to her new position.

August 27, 2015 | | Local News


Tickets available for Sunflower’s annual pancake dinner

It's not just a chance to have breakfast for dinner – it's an event, said Connie Oetken, director of development at Sunflower Diversified Services.

August 26, 2015 | | Local News


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Diesel Control Technicians, 5006 8th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Amy Habiger and Sarah Adams. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

August 26, 2015 | | Local News


Welding Lab bid goes to Great Bend firm

The Welding Certificate program at Barton Community College started this fall, and on Tuesday the BCC Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 10 complete multi-process welding machines for the lab. Because this purchase was over $50,000, the administration sought bids and brought them before the board, which approved the low bid of $57,759.58 from Scott's Welding in Great Bend.

August 25, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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