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Boyd Road work to begin Saturday

 Venture Corporation will begin work on NW 40 Avenue (Boyd Road) on Saturday. Crews plan to do asphalt milling at various locations on Saturday and ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2017 9:36 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Marsh Musings

 It is 3 a.m. and I am aware that my hunting buddy is awake and sitting cross-legged on the cold (it was about minus ...

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Posted: sep. 22, 2017 9:13 a.m. | 0 Comments
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The Wetland Explorer

 It’s finally Fall at Cheyenne Bottoms. Birds are migrating, days begin to shorten, and hunting seasons begin.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2017 8:59 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Library board updated on outreach efforts

Members of the Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors Monday were reminded that to remain relevant,libraries need to evolve. Rather than just a ...

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 6:11 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Sign show support for Dade Cannon

Some of the blue signs showing support for Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch are finding a new purpose — to welcome home 13-year-old Dade Cannon ...

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Posted: sep. 21, 2017 9:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Young readers will help Harvey victims

Great Bend elementary students will have an opportunity help children in Texas schools hit by Hurricane Harvey. The community can participate by visiting the Great ...

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Posted: sep. 21, 2017 8:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBFD awarded SAFER grant

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 6:02 p.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: sep. 20, 2017 6:06 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington will supply more water to Kansas Brick and Tile

 HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council has granted Kansas Brick and Tile Co.’s request to install a 2-inch tap into the city’s transmission line.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 6:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Next (interim) city administrator visits Great Bend

Great Bend’s next interim city administrator is looking forward to a “quiet and uneventful” transition when he steps into the position on Oct. 9.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 5:13 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Birds, bugs and sun

Second graders from Great Bend and the surrounding communities took a field trip Wednesday to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 4:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Flu shots available from health department

The Barton County Health Department will travel to several locations this week to administer flu shots to combat this year’s influenza strains.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 4:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Grant will help add 3 firefighters

A federal grant will help pay for three additional firefighters in Great Bend, Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins announced this week.

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Posted: sep. 20, 2017 10:01 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Community support evident at start of Dolly Parton program in Great Bend

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger than average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special storytime for the kickoff of ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 4:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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HELLO, DOLLY

Tuesday morning at the Great Bend Public Library a larger-than-average gathering of parents and toddlers attended the special story time for the kickoff of Dolly ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 10:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Spray family donates $25K to Barton Athletics

Barton Community College’s Athletic Department will receive another $25,000 donation from Kip and Kelly Spray, bringing their total giving in the past two ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 10:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Council OKs 15 percent water rate hike

 In light of the massive water line replacement project that will soon be underway in Great Bend, the City Council Monday night approved a 15 ...

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 4:30 p.m. | 0 Comments
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WorkFit program saves county money

 Noting it is money well spent, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the continuation of the agreement for physical capacity profile testing with WorkFit.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2017 2:08 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Council fills key city vacancies

It was a busy night Monday for the Great Bend City Councils as it filled several key positions left vacant recently as fallout from the ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 9:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission OKs revamped financial controls

The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an updated resolution outlining how the county manages accounts with financial institutions, a change that also revamps the ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 8:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Auditions set for ‘Funny Money’

Great Bend Community Theatre will conduct auditions for “Funny Money,” a hilarious situational comedy by Ray Clooney. Those interested just need to come by the ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 4:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Suspect claimed to be federal agent

A Marion County man suspected of stealing a car Saturday in Great Bend told police he was a federal agent, according to reports from the ...

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 4:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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StoryWalk

Reading a children’s book does not usually involve much physical activity, unless the book is part of a StoryWalk.

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Posted: sep. 18, 2017 4:37 p.m. | 0 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: sep. 14, 2017 2:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Great Bend tackles drop in ACT scores

Great Bend High School has seen its ACT Scores creeping downward in the last five year years, Superintendent Khris Thexton told the school board this ...

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Posted: sep. 15, 2017 7:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Potato Bar returns Sunday Sept. 17

RUSH CENTER — The Walnut Valley Senior Center will offer monthly a Potato Bar on the third Sunday of the month from September through May of ...

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Posted: sep. 15, 2017 5:28 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Larned Homecoming Parade

Larned High School’s Homecoming and the Indians’ first home football game of the 2017-2018 season were Friday, Sept. 8.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2017 5:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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LHS welcomes foreign exchange students

Larned High School will be host to two foreign exchange students for the 2017-2018 school year. Phurideth, or Paul, as he likes to be called ...

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Posted: sep. 15, 2017 4:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Spray family plans donation to BCC

The Kip and Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center at Barton Community College is sure to bear that name until at least 2034, and another ...

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Posted: sep. 15, 2017 4:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Algae resurfaces at Vets

Great Bend’s Veterans Memorial Lake is again under a toxic blue-green algae warning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department ...

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 5:24 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Landmark Bancorp victim of $10M in hot checks

 MANHATTAN — Manhattan-based Landmark Bancorp, holding company of Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, fell victim to $10.3 million in hot checks, the company disclosed ...

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 5:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Access to GBHS football games, admission fees change

Great Bend High School will play Wichita Northwest in football action at 7 p.m. Friday at GBHS’s Memorial Stadium. Admission prices have changed ...

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 3:30 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Police Chief Cliff explains resignation

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon, a resignation that is effective Oct. 15. He announced the decision in a statement ...

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 8:55 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Cliff Couch resigns as police chief

Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch submitted Wednesday afternoon his resignation effective Oct. 15. The announcement came just a week after he was reinstated following ...

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Posted: sep. 14, 2017 8:37 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: sep. 13, 2017 4:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ellinwood Council OKs Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

ELLINWOOD — A small quorum of three Ellinwood City Council members met Monday night in regular session, and took action on a number of business items ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2017 4:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ellinwood man killed in Crash

ELLINWOOD — An Ellinwood man died Tuesday after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup around 11 a.m. in the 500 block ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2017 4:20 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Surge in raccoons with distemper seen

 Local veterinarians and the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University are joining forces to warn the public to be on the lookout for raccoons ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2017 2:03 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Central Plains Middle Schoolers attend State Fair Spelling Bee

BUSHTON — The 17th Annual Kansas State Fair Spelling Bee was held at the Encampment Building on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Students participating from Central Plains ...

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Posted: sep. 13, 2017 11:20 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington City Council approves next steps in CDBG application

HOISINGTON -- Mayor Clayton Williamson opened Monday night’s Hoisington City Council meeting with a hearing about the proposed CDBG Wastewater Application, which could pay for ...

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Posted: sep. 12, 2017 4:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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