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'Barton County's Got Flavor' tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for “Barton County’s Got Flavor,” a fundraiser for the area Habitat for Humanity.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 5:28 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Silver Haired Legislature taking applications

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature is seeking older Kansans with an interest in politics and public policy. Anyone who is at least 60 years old ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 5:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management and Behrends Tax and Accounting Solutions, LLC

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 1:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Wanted: Volunteers for county boards, commissions

Barton County needs a few good volunteers, Barton County Commission Assistant Diana Watson told commissioners Monday morning.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 1:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Pesky mice disable 911 radio tower

The Barton County Commission Monday morning ratified the purchase of replacement generator for the Susank TAC 17 communications tower. Mice destroyed the existing generator that ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 1:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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ICE PROMPTS DISASTER LETTER

 Barton County experienced serious damage from the recent ice storm and resulting ice accumulations. Countless limbs crashed to the ground, thousands of residents left without ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 1:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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School board to review E-rate budget

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will conduct a noon luncheon meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield St. Items ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 12:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC trustees to consider dorm makeovers

The renovation of two housing units into classroom space is on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. Trustees will meet at ...

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Posted: jan. 23, 2017 12:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Governor Sam Brownback announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today new appointments to boards and commissions.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 11:30 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting to be held Tuesday

The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 11:33 a.m. | 0 Comments
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KWEC offers winter kids programs

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for the winter blues – nature programs! Kids will make a shadow puppet, investigate backyard birds and become ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 1:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ice storm state of emergency on commission 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 a ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 1:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Fire injures one, guts apartment

 LARNED – One Larned resident was slightly injured and their second floor apartment in a downtown Larned business a total loss following a Friday afternoon fire ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 5:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Larned man dies in Friday afternoon crash

 PAWNEE COUNTY – A Larned man died in a one-vehicle crash at around 3:30 p.m. Friday northwest of Larned in Pawnee County, the Kansas ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 5:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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King UMC prepares for annual ham & bean supper

King United Methodist Church will hold its annual ham & bean benefit supper from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the church, located at ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 12:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton County seeks '100 Who Care'

Local residents hope to raise $10,000 for charity in one hour through a new group called “100 Who Care Barton County.” The plan is ...

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 12:28 p.m. | 0 Comments
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DARK ROAD

Great Bend High School’s theater club will serve food for thought with the dinner theater production, “Dark Road.”

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Posted: jan. 20, 2017 12:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS students plan dinner theater

Great Bend High School students are selling tickets for a dinner theater production, “Dark Road,” on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24-25. Dinner will start at ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 9:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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American Legion reschedules soup supper

The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 soup supper that was scheduled for this week and been rescheduled due to the recent ice storm. The ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 9:08 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton Co. Historical Society annual meeting


Barton County Historical Society will have its annual meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. A catered dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. for ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 9:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC offers first Junior Day

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 15, with a ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 9:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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‘IT’S ALMOST ELECTRIC’

Newly elected to Congress, Rep. Dr. Roger Marshall was in the heart of Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon trying to catch a cab. With less ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 6:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ellinwood considering bond to fix flooding, streets

ELLINWOOD - Spring is right around the corner, and that means rain. At the Jan. 10 Ellinwood City Council meeting, City Manager Chris Komarek initiated a ...

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 4:15 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Thousands of calls come through 911

 The Barton County Communications office stayed busy in 2016.

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Posted: jan. 19, 2017 1:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Young supports children, families at Sunflower’s Early Ed Center

                 In her new position at the Sunflower Early Education Center (EEC), Shauna Young is helping families discover the services that will best meet their children ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 4:29 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC theater holding auditions next week

Barton Community College’s Theater Department will hold open auditions for its spring production, “The Servant of Two Masters,” from 4-8 p.m. Monday and ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 4:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Original playwright submissions due Feb. 1

The Barton Community College Theater Department is calling for original plays from the community for its Original Playwright Series. Three of the submitted plays will ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 4:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Kansas Silver Haired Legislature elections to be held March 15

The Kansas Silver Haired Legislature, (KSHL) is a unicameral legislature consisting of 125 representatives from across Kansas. They come together annually in Topeka to discuss ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 1:20 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Billboards do benefit communities

Over 6,000 motorists westbound on I-70 near Manhattan each day will see what Great Bend has to offer, thanks to a planned billboard at ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 3:03 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Government commodities to be distributed

 United States government commodities will be distributed from 4-6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 2:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Plans continue for GBPD remodeling

 Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch and City Administrator Howard Partington have met several times in the last several weeks to discuss options for the ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2017 9:31 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission hires new county counselor

 Legal representation was on the minds of Barton County commissioners Tuesday morning as they approved contracting with Carey Hipp as the county councilor and were ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 4:03 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Kansas CASA at the Great Bend Public Library basement, 1409 Williams, at 9 ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 11:19 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Lyons convicted on 2016 stabbing charge

A 29-year-old man involved in a stabbing that occurred in Great Bend last June was convicted of aggravated battery on Thursday, Jan. 12, Barton County ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 2:28 p.m. | 0 Comments
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IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

 Sure, this weekend’s ice story was messy, treacherous and expensive, but it could have been much worse, Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 1:39 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Weekend storm recap

The Golden Belt ground, or rather slid, to a halt this past weekend as what some called “icemageddon” coated the region with thick layer of ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 1:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Kansas Court of Appeals upholds drug sentence

The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the 14-year sentence for Christopher Wilson, who was convicted by a Barton County jury in 2012 of aiding ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 1:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Survey seeks input on USD 428 facilities


Great Bend USD 428 officials are turning to the community for input on long-range facility needs.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2017 12:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Zinn to leave City Council

 Mike Zinn tried to make it to the end of his current term on the Great Bend City Council that ends in November.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2017 9:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City gets new clerk/finance officer

 The City of Great Bend has a new city clerk/finance director. The City Council Monday night confirmed Mayor Mike Allison’s appointment of Shawna ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2017 8:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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