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Free lunches still available for kids

Great Bend USD 428 served more than 12,000 breakfasts and lunches at five elementary schools in June. Lunches are still being served this month ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2018 12:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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USD 428 online enrollment starts

Online enrollment for all USD 428 students opens on Wednesday, July 18. Those who choose not to enroll electronically may do so in person on ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2018 11:33 a.m. | 0 Comments
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'New Quilts from an Old Favorite' returns to Shafer

The National Quilt Museum’s annual traveling show “New Quilts from an Old Favorite,” featuring the Flying Geese Block, will be on display from July ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2018 11:06 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Big Benefit Auction tickets on sale

Tickets for the Barton Community College Foundation’s 40th Annual Big Benefit Auction, themed “Clownin’ Around,” are available July 16 through Aug. 13. The auction ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission hesitant to give nod to Rosewood request

The building where E&E Glass once operated may have a new life soon, should Rosewood Services succeed in acquiring a grant from the state ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2018 5:56 p.m. | 1 Comment
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Ellinwood After Harvest Festival celebrates ‘people, petroleum and progress’

ELLINWOOD — If you didn’t get enough midway action last weekend at the Barton County Fair in Great Bend, you’ll get a second chance ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2018 6:11 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Multi-million dollar senior housing proposed

The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a rezoning request from Richard “Scott” Reddig and learned about investors’ plans to develop a nursing home ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2018 11:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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HE'S HIRED

Kendal Francis was named Great Bend’s next city administration on Monday during the city council meeting. Francis, who previously served as city manager in ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2018 11:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Crews testing pavement strength in Barton, Pawnee counties

The Kansas Department of Transportation is conducting pavement strength tests this week in Barton and Pawnee counties. A pilot car operation will be in effect ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2018 4:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Colyer, Farm Bureau pres. visit Great Bend

Governor Jeff Colyer and Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts stopped by the Great Bend Tribune on Saturday en route to the Ellis County Fair ...

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Posted: jul. 14, 2018 7:50 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City plans emergency street repair

 The City of Great Bend Public Works Department will have the intersection at 17th and Polk closed starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday for emergency ...

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Posted: jul. 13, 2018 2:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Advanced primary election ballots available

 Barton County registered voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton county clerk and election ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 1:34 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: jul. 13, 2018 9:35 a.m. | 0 Comments
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GBPL discuss plans for weeding the collection

GBPL Board of Directors welcomed a new member, Alicia Lear, at their regular meeting Monday afternoon. Lear replaces Rose Kelly, who served the board for ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 4:50 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Santa Fe Wet-Dry chapter to meet July 22

FORT DODGE — The Santa Fe Trail Wet-Dry Chapter summer chapter meeting, a joint meeting with the Dodge City/Fort Dodge/Cimarron Chapter, is scheduled at ...

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Posted: jul. 13, 2018 2:19 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BOUNTIFUL

Barton County gardeners brought the fruits of their labor to the fair Thursday morning for the annual Open Class and 4-H Horticulture and Floriculture exhibitions ...

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Posted: jul. 12, 2018 7:39 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Fairy garden a fun project to teach kids life skills

Alicia Straub, Barton County Commissioner from Ellinwood, and daughter Aliza were at the Barton County Fair Thursday morning entering Aliza’s fairy garden in the ...

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Posted: jul. 12, 2018 7:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Don’t be afraid of that oversized zucchini

Try as you might to limit the size of your home-grown zucchini, rare is the person whose fruits never get away from them. You go ...

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Posted: jul. 12, 2018 7:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Libraries Rock with 'Magical Musical Tour'

Dan Dan the Magic Man, the traveling library magician, will be at the Great Bend Public Library next week to help young people get excited ...

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Posted: jul. 12, 2018 5:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Early Ed Center, Incredible Years schedule playgroups, screenings

            Two upcoming events at Sunflower’s Early Education Center and Incredible Years Preschool will allow children and parents to participate in fun activities and take ...

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Posted: jul. 12, 2018 10:15 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: jul. 11, 2018 4:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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To beat the heat, stay hydrated


Am I dehydrated?

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 11:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GB administrator candidate happy to stay put

 Editor’s note: This story appeared in the Ark Valley News regarding City Administrator Scott Hildebrand. Hildebrand is one of three candidates for the Great ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 4:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City Council goes shopping

 Great Bend Interim City Administrator George Kolb offered the City Council what he termed a “shopping list” during his 2019 budget presentation Tuesday night.

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 4:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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The Book Nook

This Friday morning’s Jive & Joe will host some extra-special guests: the 35th Infantry Division Band of the Kansas Army National Guard. The concert will ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 5:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County Fair opens

The Barton County 4-H Fair got underway Wednesday at the Expo Complex west of Great Bend. Most of the Open Class and 4-H exhibits were ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 5:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Kansas records 133 fireworks-related injuries

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that at least 133 fireworks-related injuries occurred in the state over the Independence Day holiday week ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 1:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Women for Kansas meeting

Anna Anderson, Women for Kansas state leadership group, will present information on election issues and the upcoming W4K state conference during the Women for Kansas ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2018 11:26 a.m. | 0 Comments
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No action on administrator after special meeting

 The Great Bend City Council emerged from a 15-minute special meeting executive session Tuesday evening and immediately adjourned. The meeting was called to discuss the ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2018 8:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington City Council to move forward with policy manual overhaul

HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council addressed one of the top staffing priorities for the coming year when it met Monday night. At the June 25 ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2018 6:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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‘Queen of the night’ doesn’t disappoint

LARNED — Anne Graner isn’t sure where her father bought his Queen of the Night cactus many years ago. Growing up in Oyster Bay, New ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2018 6:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBRC approved budget

The Great Bend Recreation Commission’s board of directors approved its 2018-2019 budget on Monday.

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Posted: jul. 10, 2018 4:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Alien invasion

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is sponsoring its 24th annual youth summer theater production, “The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield, the Town Where Nothing Ever Happens.”

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Posted: jul. 10, 2018 4:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Special ed staff covering school psych posts


Great Bend USD 428 has all of its teaching positions covered for the fall semester, Assistant Superintendent John Popp told the board of education on ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2018 8:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chapman bolts from courtroom

 Raymond K. Chapman, in Barton County District Court for a hearing Monday morning, suddenly fled Courtroom B after District Magistrate Judge Verle Willey announced his ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2018 3:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Stuffing the bus

 United Way of Central Kansas is gearing up for its annual Stuff the Bus event across Barton and Pawnee counties, said UWCK Executive Director Gaila ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2018 3:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Newman earns national FBLA award

Lindsey Newman from Great Bend High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 1.

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Posted: jul. 09, 2018 1:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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DOG DAYS OF BARTON COUNTY

Bright and early Saturday morning, 4-Hers and their four-legged friends were spruced up and ready for show at the annual Barton County Fair 4-H Dog ...

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Posted: jul. 07, 2018 3:52 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 appointments ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2018 10:18 a.m. | 0 Comments
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City administrator topic of special council meeting

 The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The sole agenda ...

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Posted: jul. 06, 2018 10:10 a.m. | 0 Comments
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