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Kenneth N. Parten 1933 - 2016

ST. JOHN — Kenneth N. Parten, 83, passed away Dec. 5, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born on Feb. 1, 1933, at Prather Hill ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 3:56 p.m. |
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Barton County Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meeting

The Barton County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will have a speaker to discuss the legal and financial concerns of families dealing with Alzheimer’s ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 12:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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School board announces special meeting

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. today at the District Education Center, 201 ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 2:33 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Christmas past

Live music, refreshments and a glimpse into rural life and holiday traditions from days gone by can be enjoyed this Sunday, Dec. 11 during the ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 2:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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You snooze, you lose

 Drowsiness and driving is a dangerous combination, comparable to drinking and driving. With the holidays upon us, people are aware of the hazards of being ...

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Posted: dec. 08, 2016 1:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCHD praises USD 431 for Walking School Bus program

HOISINGTON - At the last Hoisington USD 431 Board of Education meeting of the semester, every seat was taken, and for some late arrivals, it was ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:31 a.m. | 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:35 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Holiday musical


Holy Family School’s annual music program can be seen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8,  at Barton Community College’s Fine Arts Auditorium ...

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 5:24 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Volunteers team up to build toys at FHSU

With light snow falling and Santa’s elves hard at work, it seemed a little like Christmas Saturday morning in Fort Hays State University’s ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 1:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Police department, bandshell improvements advancing

 A pair of projects long in the planning are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.

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Posted: dec. 07, 2016 11:19 a.m. | 0 Comments
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City of Larned approves installation of tennis backboards

The Larned City Council met for a brief meeting Monday night. After discussing and approving the monthly appropriations ordinance, Mayor William Nusser noted that the ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 4:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Senior Companion Volunteers recognized for their service

Beverly Prescott of Larned and Delores Burgardt of Great Bend were honored for their service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 11:20 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 2:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Safer signs cropping up around county

 Work on the High Risk Rural Roads signing project continues, according to information from Barton County Engineer Barry McManaman presented at the Barton County Commission ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 10:48 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Mother Nature dampens shootout

 When it came to the rain-soaked fourth-annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, organizers told the Great Bend City Council Monday night that they played the cards ...

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Posted: dec. 06, 2016 9:55 a.m. | 0 Comments
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USD 428 board meets with attorney

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education met behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday evening at the District Education Center. A ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 10:18 p.m. | 0 Comments
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USD 428 BOE SPECIAL MEETING HELD

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education called a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening for discussion of personnel.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 9:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Santa's Workshop


Hundreds of children visited Santa’s Workshop, Monday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 7:06 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Veterans rep to visit Great Bend

 A Veterans Service representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs will be at the Great Bend from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 4:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Car hits dead deer in Russell County

RUSSELL COUNTY A dead deer on K-18 caused two vehicles to collide at 5:41 p.m. Sunday on K-18 in Russell County, 3.6 ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 4:01 p.m. |
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GBHS Debate places 1st

The Great Bend High School debate team competed at the a Gusta High School Invitational Debate Tournament on Saturday. All three teams competed in the ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 11:41 a.m. | 0 Comments
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If snow comes, county, KDOT crews ready

Winter may arrive this week, according to the National Weather Service. Patchy snow is likely Wednesday morning, made worse by north winds gusting up to ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 2:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New stop signs to pop up in county

 Comments from Barton County residents expressing safety concerns about two rural intersections prompted the County Commission Monday morning to approve the installation of stop signs ...

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Posted: dec. 05, 2016 10:24 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Wetlands wonderland

Fluffy flakes of snow were falling on Cheyenne Bottoms when the Kansas Wetlands Education Center opened its doors Saturday morning, but it only added to ...

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Posted: dec. 03, 2016 8:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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November Marriage and Divorce filings

Marriage Licenses

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Deck the Halls safely this holiday season

 As the holidays approach, Great Bend residents are becoming increasingly excited about adorning their homes for the season. However, these decorations, as beautiful as they ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 1:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department awarded grant funding

The Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,992 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office ...

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 11:18 a.m. | 0 Comments
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OPEC deal could trigger gas price hikes

 It came just in time for the holiday driving season.

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Posted: dec. 02, 2016 11:12 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Ks Oil & Gas Museum has holiday wish list

Children aren’t the only ones making Christmas wish lists for Santa. The Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame and Museum staff have a ...

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Posted: dec. 01, 2016 7:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Tree of Life benefits hospice patients at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice

               While the Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed ...

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Posted: dec. 01, 2016 7:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Holiday hiring strong statewide, nationwide

TOPEKA – With the holiday seasonal hiring leading the way, Kansas’ October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, the same rate that was reported ...

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Posted: dec. 01, 2016 3:31 p.m. | 0 Comments
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‘Santas Around The World’ exhibit open through Dec. 23

This time of year, a question usually arises about the ‘Santas Around The World’ exhibit located in downtown Great Bend. Are there 23 or 24 ...

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Posted: dec. 01, 2016 1:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission, council to meet Monday

 Both the Barton County Commission and the Great Bend City Council meet Monday.

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Posted: dec. 01, 2016 10:55 a.m. | 0 Comments
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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 ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 2:47 p.m. | 0 Comments
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CLAFLIN TRADITION GROWING

 CLAFLIN - Preparations have begun in Claflin for the town’s annual Christmas Tree lighting and holiday festival Sunday, Dec. 4. Different this year will be ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 4:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Sen. Moran's office has tickets to Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will be offering a limited number of tickets to Kansans for the inauguration ceremony of the 45th President ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 6:15 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Spotlight in garage starts fire

A double-car detached garage sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage Wednesday after a fire broke out at 64 NE 21 Road.

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 6:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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School board to tour bus barn

Members of the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education plan to tour the district bus barn at 12th and Williams St. at noon Tuesday ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 6:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Zoo news: New species arrives at zoo

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to work with the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums on species preservation and quality care. Although the ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 5:53 p.m. | 1 Comment
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GIVING TUESDAY GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Golden Belt Community Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with $20,000 in grants for community projects at our Giving Tuesday event. Four projects from each ...

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Posted: nov. 30, 2016 5:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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