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​Barton Community College theater department auditions for fall ‘Bus Stop’ production

The Barton Community College theater department has announced auditions for its upcoming production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Those auditioning are asked to prepare a small monologue.

August 02, 2012 | | Local News


Zoo News: Fingers crossed for AZA accreditation

In a little more than a month, Scott Gregory, director of Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will know if the application for national accreditation was successful.

August 01, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Youth leadership

Students attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp this past weekend at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich Conference Center. The RYLA program provides future leaders the opportunity to expand and hone their leadership and communication skills, while having fun and making friends. Pictured are, first row, from left: Elizabeth Rhodes of Russell, Stephanie Langer of Great Bend, Kennya Ortiz of Lyons and Mari Erb of Great Bend; second row: Brandon Rein of Abilene, Zach May of Oberlin, Anthony Walters of Hays, Jenna Schuckman of Hays, Ashley Ellenz of Beloit, Hannah Billinger of Ellinwood, Samantha Meitl of Dresden, Lena Wedel ...

July 31, 2012 | | Local News


A big jolt

July 26, 2012 | | Local News


A helping hand

July 26, 2012 | | Local News


BCC to host RYLA camp for youth

Barton Community College will host the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp July 27-29 at Camp Aldrich. The RYLA program provides future leaders the opportunity to expand and hone their leadership skills and enables them to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communication skills, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends.

July 18, 2012 | | Local News


Fund established for Booth family

A fund has been established at Landmark National Bank in Great Bend for members of the Ryan Booth family, who were involved in roll-over accident in Russell County on Sunday. The driver of the vehicle, Ryan Booth, 28, of Great Bend, was severely injured and flown from the scene via air ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where he is in critical condition with a broken neck and severe head injuries. Passengers 28-year-old Emma Booth, 7-year-old Aara Schuman, 5-year-old Alissa Booth, and 4-year-old Joane Booth were also injured in the accident. Emma underwent surgery on Monday at Wesley Medical ...

July 18, 2012 | | Local News


St. Rose offers free blood pressure checks, Urgent Care information

If you've been thinking about your doctor's suggestion to have a blood pressure check now and then, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center can accommodate at the Barton County Fair. The St. Rose booth will be open Friday evening during the fair, as well as all day Saturday.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


BCC provides combat lifesaver training

FORT LEAVENWORTH - When the lives of service men and women are on the line in a combat zone overseas, sometimes the closest thing they will see to a paramedic is a fellow soldier. That's why Barton Community College provides emergency medical skills to soldiers through Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


St. Rose to sponsor guided imagery presentation

The second in a series of cancer-education presentations at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will focus on the subject of "Guided Imagery." The event is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


Wondra files for reelection as treasurer

Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has filed for reelection to a second full term as County Treasurer. Wondra was first elected to the office in October 2007 by the Republican Precinct committee to complete the term of the retired Jan Karlin. He then won election to a full term in November 2008.

July 13, 2012 | | Local News


VA mobile office coming to Great Bend this week

The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs Mobile Office is coming to Great Bend this week. The air-conditioned mobile office staffed with veteran service representatives will be at the Great Bend Dollar General store, 5318 10th street, from 2-7 p.m. Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Veterans can learn more about VA and state benefits and even apply for benefits on site. Some of the benefits that veterans and eligible family members may qualify for are service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits ...

July 11, 2012 | | Local News


Families must make safety a priority while camping and hiking

TOPEKA - Sleeping bag? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Safety guidelines? A must! While the preparations for a family camping or hiking trip usually include a review of the necessary gear, parents should also review safety guidelines with their children, paying special attention to potential hazards specific to camping, hiking, outdoor recreation, water and falls.

July 11, 2012 | | Local News


Grant program to award $100,000 to four projects

By Jim Misunas

July 06, 2012 | Jim Misunas | Local News


Zoo News: There's nothing like a rat-sicle on a hot day

It's hot. We know, and our animals know it – including the animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.

July 05, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Local News


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