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BCC trustees pleased with Heilman

Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman received a favorable evaluation from his Board of Trustees, with words of praise from board chairman Mike Johnson.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 8:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Save at the pump this holiday weekend

According to GasBuddy, at a time of year when motorists expect gas prices to rise, prices have actually been falling, just in time for the ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 3:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:19 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Grant to expand FHSU Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s paleontology collection

A $116,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will expand the reach of paleontology studies at Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 11:31 a.m. | 0 Comments
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KDADS Appoints Superintendent of Larned State Hospital TOPEKA – Kansas Department for Aging and Dis

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Interim Secretary Tim Keck today appointed Bill Rein to be Superintendent of Larned State Hospital (LSH).

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 1:43 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Road Milling and Overlay on K-19 Highway in Pawnee and Stafford Counties

Starting the week of July 4th, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin a 10 mile road milling and overlay project on K-19 Highway ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 10:51 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Sunflower earns county’s recycling grant

 Jim Johnson wants to close the Barton County Landfill. Well, at least the Sunflower Diversified Services executive director wants to bolster the agency’s recycling ...

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Posted: jun. 28, 2016 10:04 a.m. | 0 Comments
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4-H dog show marks start of fair

One often looked forward to event that marks the beginning of the Barton County Fair is the dog show. There is a reason it’s ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 7:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Five taken to Stafford County Hospital after collision Saturday

STAFFORD COUNTY — Several people were taken to the hospital on Saturday, after a pickup pulled in front of a van at U.S. 50 and ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 4:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Wire fraud attempt averted by First Kansas Bank


First Kansas Bank in Great Bend may have stopped a fraudulent money transfer last Friday. The Great Bend Police Department reports the bank received a ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 4:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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A Bitter-sweet moment

 After nearly two decades of service, 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services Director Laurie White will retire as of Thursday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 2:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County’s disaster declaration may help other parts of Kansas

 Although Barton County didn’t experience any damage from the tornadoes, thunderstorms, heavy rains, flooding and flash flooding in May, the Barton County Commission Monday ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 2:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Mosquito spraying to continue even longer

 The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will extend its campaign to spray for mosquitoes for four more weeks. This Thursday was scheduled to ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 2:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC adds trustee transparency webpage

When the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon Steinert, director of Public Relations & Marketing, will give a presentation ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:47 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Camp Hope ends on high note

Camp Hope-Heartland concluded Saturday and sponsors are already looking ahead to 2017. The free, week-long camp is for Kansas and Missouri children who have cancer ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 1:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton Community College to close for Independence Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and offices will reopen July 5.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 12:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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USD 428 to consider Lashley for coach

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education has scheduled two special meetings for Thursday, June 30. at the District Education Center. Fiscal Year 2016-2017 ...

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Posted: jun. 27, 2016 12:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Perez bound over for trial

Sydney Anne Perez, 20, of Topeka, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of aggravated battery and aiding and abetting aggravated battery, Friday in ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 1:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Russell man dies after motorcycle hits cow

RUSSELL COUNTY — A Russell man died Friday after the motorcycle he was driving struck a cow in the 3500 block of 189th St., 6.5 ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 1:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Camp Hope photos

The 34th annual Camp Hope was held this past week at Camp Aldrich. This free camp for children who have cancer or have had cancer ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 12:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Addict asks to be sent to prison

A 23-year-old woman told a Barton County District Judge she would rather go to prison and get treatment than receive probation and go back to ...

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Posted: jun. 25, 2016 12:14 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton County volunteers receive Girl Scout awards

Two Barton County residents have been recognized with special awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland for their extraordinary service as volunteers.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 6:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Honoring Fathers

Carl Henkle, Cherry Village resident, celebrates Father’s Day with his son-in-law, Reen Berges, and daughter, Sandy Berges.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 6:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Westfall retires from FCC Board


The Family Crisis Center staff and volunteers recognized FCC Board Member Jan Westfall this past week for four years of service. She was presented a ...

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Posted: jun. 24, 2016 6:30 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County honored for immunization efforts

 Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for “Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 4:47 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Aaron Miller competes at national speech tournament

Junior, Aaron Miller, from Great Bend competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. The national tournament was held this year June 11 through June ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 2:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Mexico native earns U.S. citizenship through BCC naturalization classes

Great Bend entrepreneur Miriam Garcia’s days of renewing her work visa will soon be over, and she’ll officially be a U.S. citizen.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 11:30 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Background check leads to resignation

By JIM MISUNAS

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 10:47 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Fifth June Jaunt a ‘grand success’

 The fifth-annual June Jaunt is in the books and it was another great year for the event, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 10:18 a.m. | 0 Comments
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BCSO set for Carry Conceal class

Gun safety is an important part of owning guns and knowing how to use them. This weekend the Barton County Sheriff ’s Office will be ...

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Posted: jun. 23, 2016 7:26 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Camp Hope welcomes children with cancer

Children with cancer want to do all of the fun things that healthy children do. At Camp Hope, that’s exactly what happens. This week ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 6:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City offers back-to-back concerts

Music lovers can get a double serving this week. Great Bend’s City Band returns to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell Thursday evening for ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 6:03 p.m. | 1 Comment
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BCSO makes second ‘sexting’ arrest this month

For the second time this month, a Great Bend man has been arrested on suspicion of sexting.

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 5:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Sunflower Diversified to observe 50 years

 Sunflower Diversified  Services will celebrate 50 years in service Saturday at its Westside Market. 5523 10th St. There will be free hot dogs, chips and ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 1:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County honored for immunization efforts

Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for “Outstanding Effort in Turning Around ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 11:31 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Council offers goals for city

 Coming off their tour of city facilities June 13, Great Bend City Council members Monday night took time to outline their goals for the upcoming ...

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Posted: jun. 22, 2016 11:28 a.m. | 0 Comments
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BIKE & BUILD

ST. JOHN — Samanatha Seldon wore her thick coat of dirt like a badge of honor.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2016 9:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Early education screening

A free developmental screening for children from birth to 5 years old will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on June 29, at ...

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Posted: jun. 17, 2016 11:36 a.m. | 0 Comments
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United Way Volunteers Frame Elementary School Winners Posters

Every year United Way Director, Julie Bugner-Smith speaks to the 5th graders in Barton and Pawnee County about the Community Partners UWCK funds and how ...

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Posted: jun. 21, 2016 11:40 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Council OKs proceeding with water line improvement bonds

 Citing the long-running need to revamp the city’s water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with ...

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Posted: jun. 20, 2016 9:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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