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KS Ed Commissioner Watson visits

Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Kansas Department of Education Board Member Sally Cauble gathered first-hand information from teachers and students during a ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 5:14 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Dueling Pianos fundraiser slated for Argonne All-Stars

A dinner and dueling pianos show, “Fun Pianos 176 Keys,” will take place Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Great Bend Events Center. The fundraiser for ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 5:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS Jazz Band offers Popcorn & Pop concert

Music fans are invited to join the Great Bend High School Panther Jazz Band for Pop and Popcorn at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 5:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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St. Rose offers free flu shots at Oct. 8 drive-thru clinic


Since an annual vaccination is the first step in protection against the flu virus, St. Rose Health Center is once again offering its free drive-thru ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 5:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Student inmate speaks to BCC trustees

Barton Community College student Desmund Cantu spoke to college trustees this week, joining the meeting from Ellsworth Correctional Facility thanks to video conference software.

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 5:03 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington Land Bank Board teams up with HOI for MIH

HOISINGTON -- The Hoisington Land Bank Board met Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. prior to the city council meeting where they heard a proposal ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 4:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Pawnee County Sheriff's report

Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office report - Sept. 27

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 1:41 p.m. | 0 Comments

PROTECTING WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE

 TOPEKA – Hunting, fishing and trapping have long been important to the way of life for many Kansans, as well as a massive economic boom for ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 2:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County receives insurance dividend

 Cody Smith of the Alliance Insurance Group Monday morning presented a $11,978.36 dividend return check as a result of the county’s participation ...

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Posted: sep. 28, 2016 10:56 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton swimming approved

On Tuesday the Barton Community College trustees gave their official approval to starting men’s and women’s swim teams next fall, providing that the ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 6:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kansas Oil & Gas Museum, 5944 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 11:13 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Seventh-day Adventist School selling frozen fruit

The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is again selling Bithell frozen fruit from Boring, Ore. Orders must be placed by 10 p.m. on Sunday ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 11:16 a.m. | 0 Comments
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UWCK says Stuff the Bus a success

Stuff the Bus made its rounds through Barton and Pawnee Counties during the month of August and came to a close last week. “Stuff the ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 11:26 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff’s report - Sept. 26

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 1:31 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County’s annual tax sale approaching

 The County recently took judgment on the parcels remaining on the 2016 Tax Sale and with about two weeks until the annual tax sale, about ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 2:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Arrest made involving stolen vehicle

Several people were arrested in Great Bend Saturday after the Great Bend Police Department received information on the location of a stolen vehicle, according to ...

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Posted: sep. 27, 2016 1:30 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission sets meeting on GB Coop zoning request

 To accommodate Great Bend Coop’s growing grain glut, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a special meeting for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 3:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County administrator announces planned retirement

 Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman publicly told county commissioners Monday morning that he plans to step down from his post come next March, but he ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 3:14 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS Debate places fourth

Posted: sep. 26, 2016 11:44 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee Count Sheriff report - Sept. 22

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 1:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New teachers nominated for Horizon Awards

Kyle Vierra, sixth-grade teacher at Park School, and Lori Tennis, Great Bend Middle School math teacher, have been nominated by their principals for the Horizon ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 2:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Swim program on BCC agenda

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a recommendation for a future swim team when the board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 2:27 p.m. | 0 Comments
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School board to visit Riley

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold its monthly noon meeting at Riley Elementary School on Thursday. Principal JoAnn Blevins and staff ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 1:08 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Community Concert Association Presents David Burnham’s Broadway

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present David Burnham showcasing his roles from Broadway musicals including “Wicked,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 1:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Pafford serves Barton County Detention Center as full-time deputy


When Cyril Pafford reports for work, he passes through a few locked doors on his way to a dimly lit room that passersby cannot see ...

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Posted: sep. 26, 2016 12:50 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City to start flushing fire hydrants Monday

 The City of Great Bend Water Division of Public Works Department will begin flushing the city’s fire hydrants on Monday, Water Superintendent Joseph Tracy ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 4:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC students win awards at state fair

Two Barton Community College students earned awards in the Fine Arts Competition for professional photography and painting at the Kansas State Fair.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 3:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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AG Derek Schmidt announces grants for Great Bend organization

A Great Bend organization has been awarded more than $72,000 in grants to provide services for victims of crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 1:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC Young Democrats to host debate watch

Barton Community College Young Democrats Club will hold a presidential debate watch party at 8 p.m. Monday in the college Library’s Cavanaugh Room ...

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Children ready to meet 'Ivan'

Great Bend elementary students received copies of the children’s novel “The One and Only Ivan” on Friday. These books are theirs to take home ...

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Posted: sep. 24, 2016 2:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Drop in government jobs fuels jobless rate increase

 BY STAFF REPORTS

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 10:26 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Executive session on commission agenda Monday morning

 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: sep. 22, 2016 9:04 a.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC freshman lands lead role in stage classic

An advantage of attending a community college versus a four-year university is the opportunity to participate and get one’s hands dirty on campus right ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 12:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New feature goes up at Bark Park

 First, it is announced that a new fitness trail for humans is going up at Veterans Memorial Park. This week, the popular park went to ...

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Posted: sep. 23, 2016 4:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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'Triplet Day'


This is Spirit Week at Jefferson Elementary School, and Thursday was Twin/Triplet Day. Teachers Maddy Demel, left, Brenda Unrein and Jennifer Leiker dressed as ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 10:18 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Sedgwick Co. Zoo ambassadors visit

Thursday's kickoff for One District One Book included a visit to Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools from two Sedgwick County Zoo zookeepers.  They ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 10:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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A gorilla's voice


When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend’s elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 9:15 p.m. | 0 Comments
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On the web

Keeping up with today’s technology and social media plays an important role for many city organizations and businesses and this is exactly what the ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 4:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Claflin city council continues police chief search

CLAFLIN — When the Claflin City Council met Monday, Sept. 12, no hiring decision was made concerning the open police chief position previously filled by Rory ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 4:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Pawnee Rock to hold Firefighter Appreciation dinner

PAWNEE ROCK — Pawnee Rock’s city council met Sept. 6, and continued to tighten up efforts to increase observance of ordinances in the community. This ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2016 3:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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