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HOISINGTON - After the Hoisington Historical Society Museum was broken into and burglarized in February, it became clear the facility needed better security. While all the ...

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Posted: mar. 24, 2017 2:50 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

 The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 2:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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LEARNING TO BURN

RICE COUNTY — A cloud of smoke rose from a pasture in southeast Rice County last Saturday morning. But unlike with the recent wildfires that have ...

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Posted: mar. 24, 2017 8:19 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Sunflower Diversified nets $47,100 from annual Charity Gala


The central Kansas community showed its support for people with developmental disabilities and delays by raising a net total of $47,100 at the recent ...

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Posted: mar. 24, 2017 10:01 a.m. | 0 Comments
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CAST AWAY

Alexa Straub, 15, is an expert in the art of arm knitting. She should be, after doing it for six years. Thursday morning, she patiently ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 11:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Concealed carry classes remain popular

The state of Kansas no longer requires residents to take the conceal carry class and get a licence to carry a weapon, but the classes ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 9:03 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton County teen teaches 'arm knitting'

Alexa Straub, 15, is an expert in the art of arm knitting. She should be, after doing it for six years. Thursday morning, she patiently ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 7:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Career Closet Drive underway

Donated professional attire for job seekers to wear will be available at Job Fest, taking place next Thursday at the Great Bend Events Center. Professionals ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 7:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Mobile home fire

The Great Bend Fire Department responded to a fire call at 4:53 p.m. on Thursday at 168 South Washington for a mobile home ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 6:20 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Tabler Furniture settles up, reopens

   LARNED — The lights were on and the open sign was lit at Tabler Furniture Thursday morning. This, a week after the business was shuttered and ...

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 12:19 p.m. | 1 Comment
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CVB enhances Hospitality Program, supports local businesses

               As a way to enhance its Hospitality Program, the City of Great Bend’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently added a new service.

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Posted: mar. 22, 2017 2:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Government commodities to be distributed

 United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-5 p.m., Monday, March 27, at the Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in Great Bend ...

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Posted: mar. 22, 2017 1:24 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Tax rebate plan OKed by council

 A revised version of Great Bend Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, a property tax rebate program targeting new buildings and improvements, was given the OK by the ...

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Posted: mar. 22, 2017 9:17 a.m. | 0 Comments
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June Jaunt plans in the works

 Great Bend Community Coordinator/Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Christina Hayes attended a regional June Jaunt meeting last week in Scott City and had good ...

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Posted: mar. 22, 2017 9:14 a.m. | 0 Comments
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City offers cash to Cinco de Mayo

 The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a $750 sponsorship for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration set for May 6 at Jack Kilby ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 12:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Farm show a boon to community

 The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo is big deal for the community, but it wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for city ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 10:51 a.m. | 0 Comments
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COUNCIL SHOWS THE ‘LOVE’

 In recognition of his years of dedication to local tennis and local youth, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved naming the west tennis ...

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 8:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS speech team wins 8 medals

HAVEN — The Great Bend High School speech team took four students to the Haven Invitational Speech Tournament on Saturday. All four students placed and three ...

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 1:15 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Market Maven to host coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Marketing Maven Consulting, 2817 9th St., inside the Fieldhouse, at 9:30 a.m ...

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 2:14 p.m. | 0 Comments

Lyons man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child sex crime

LYONS – A Lyons man was sentenced Monday to nearly 20 years in prison for a sex crime against a child, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 1:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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‘It’s been a long time’

 Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips summed up his 40 years of serving as the county’s noxious weeds director very succinctly.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 1:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday for MS

The public is invited to attend a GBHS Student Showcase on Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 at Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley.  There will ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 7:46 p.m. |
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RED HOT

Law enforcement professionals realize the nature of their work can put them in dangerous situations where hand-to-hand defensive tactics are required. The criminal justice program ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 7:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Eighth annual Sporting Clay Shoot to be held at Camp Aldrich

The Barton Community College Foundation will host its Eighth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 7:31 p.m. | 0 Comments
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CREP promoted to help save aquifer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State of Kansas are partners in implementing a voluntary program to encourage Golden Belt farmers along the ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 7:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New DARE truck rolls at GBPD

The children and teens of Great Bend will see a new DARE vehicle cruising the streets.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 7:24 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City asked to sponsor Cinco de Mayo

The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams St. The agenda includes a Neighborhood ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 7:20 p.m. | 1 Comment
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Get on board

HOISINGTON — Hoisington residents are encouraging children to pick up books at an early age — even before they are able to read. The Dolly Parton Imagination ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 7:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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JCPenney closing after 90+ years in Great Bend

Great Bend will soon lose its JCPenney department store at 1500 Kansas Ave.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 5:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Tabler Furniture in Larned seized for taxes

LARNED — Sometime Thursday, March 16, Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Pawnee County Sheriff’s officers seized the business assets of Tabler Furniture ...

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Posted: mar. 18, 2017 11:15 a.m. | 2 Comments
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County Commission, City Council meet Monday

 The Barton County Commission will meet Monday morning and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 10:53 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Infant death reported in Ellsworth County

An infant’s death in Ellsworth County is under investigation but no foul play is suspected at this time, Ellsworth County Sheriff Murray A. Marston ...

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Posted: mar. 17, 2017 5:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Great Bend's J.C. Penney store to close

The J.C. Penney store at 1500 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend is on the list of 138 stores that J.C. Penney Company Inc ...

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Posted: mar. 17, 2017 10:34 a.m. | 2 Comments
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Kans for Kids fundraiser: Get Your Green On!

There will be a Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation fundraiser Saturday evening at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas ...

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 8:39 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Wind, hazardous waste, topics at landfill

The Barton County Landfill staff has been busy with routine operations, including recycling activities and litter control. These two items caused Solid Waste Manager Phil ...

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 8:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Costly Cleanup

Sadly, it’s an all too common sight – the illegal dumping of trash along county and township roads, said Barton County Road and Bridge Director ...

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 8:27 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hudson playground equipment purchase assisted by CBCF grant

HUDSON - Tabra Ward acknowledged that she and her fellow Hudson citizens were “overwhelmed” when they realized a new playground would cost more than $20,000 ...

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 7:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Changes to Scenic Byway could benefit Ellinwood

ELLINWOOD — Richard Kimple represents the City of Ellinwood on the board for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. In addition to being one of ...

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Posted: mar. 15, 2017 2:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Helping Hands Preschool has fall openings for peer mentors

Helping Hands Preschool in Great Bend has openings for children in the Peer Mentor program for the 2017 school year.

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Posted: mar. 15, 2017 7:24 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Crime Stoppers is still anonymous

“We don’t want your name, just your information.”

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Posted: mar. 15, 2017 6:18 p.m. | 0 Comments
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