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A new and improved Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Quivira June 2

Enjoy the outdoors with the whole family with a fishing trip to Quivira National Wildlife Refuge during the annual Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, June ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2018 1:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Speed limits slowed at N. Washington, 30 Rd

 The Barton County Commission slowed things down Monday morning as it established a speed Limit of 45 miles per hour on portions of North Washington ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2018 1:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County Memorial Day closings announced

 Barton County business offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The Health Department, the Records Division of the Sheriff’s Office ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2018 1:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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The Great Minigrant Reveal

The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation recently awarded $15,633.49 in minigrants to educators in local schools. The Foundation awarded 27 minigrants ranging ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2018 8:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton GED Orientation Classes begin May 21

Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class. Students must attend all orientation classes May 21-24, and ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2018 7:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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School sidewalks on summer project list

Sidewalks outside every school in Great Bend USD 428 will be replaced this summer, Superintendent Khris Thexton said.

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Posted: may. 20, 2018 7:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Larned High School graduation photos

Fort Larned USD 495 celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19.

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Posted: may. 20, 2018 7:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hats off to Class of 2018

One-hundred seventy-five seniors graduated Sunday in the Great Bend High School Class of 2018.

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Posted: may. 20, 2018 7:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Claflin City Council to discuss funding for new building for fire department

CLAFLIN — Mayor Mike Urban and members of the city council will meet on Wednesday, May 23, to further discuss the topic of an additional structure ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2018 3:44 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: may. 17, 2018 11:15 a.m. | 0 Comments
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One more stone down

Enough lines have been purchased and the long-anticipated third stone for the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial is a go, said Diana Watson, assistant to the ...

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Posted: may. 18, 2018 3:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Confiscated phone leads to arrest

A Great Bend man whose phone was confiscated by police after an incident in February has been charged with using a hidden device to view ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2018 6:05 p.m. | 1 Comment
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Two reappointed to Judges Assistance Committee

TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court reappointed District Judge Ben Burgess and Municipal Judge Amie Bauer to four-year terms on the Judges Assistance Committee.

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Posted: may. 17, 2018 1:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Senior Corps volunteers recognized for service

Four Barton County volunteers were honored for their service with the Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs at the monthly in-service meeting held on May ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2018 1:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Fundraiser Saturday for Humane Society

See you at the Paw-ty!

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Posted: may. 17, 2018 2:29 p.m. | 0 Comments

Click it Or ticket campaign set across state

Kansas ranks toward the bottom one-third in seat belt usage among all 50 states. State and local law enforcement are working to improve this ranking ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2018 2:14 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Vendors, talent sought for Juneteenth celebration

Members of the community are invited to join Myers Chapel in the celebration of Juneteenth, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June ...

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Posted: may. 17, 2018 10:43 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: may. 16, 2018 4:16 p.m. | 1 Comment
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Election filing Deadline

The filing deadline for the 2018 election is noon Friday, June 1, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman announced Tuesday. Voters will cast ballots in ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2018 7:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Teachers can expect busy summer

Next Thursday will be the final day of classes at Great Bend schools, but teachers will stay busy for much of the summer.

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Posted: may. 16, 2018 4:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City Band concerts start May 31

The Great Bend City Band announces its Summer 2018 schedule. All concerts this year will be held at the Courthouse Square Band Shell at 8 ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2018 1:42 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Pawnee County Sheriff warns public of unethical septic company

PAWNEE COUNTY — The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints regarding a septic tank pumping and servicing business. This organization is called “Septic ...

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Posted: may. 16, 2018 8:41 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission OKs new rabies rules

 What a difference one word makes. That is what it boiled down to in the new rabies vaccination resolution approved by the Barton County Commission ...

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Posted: may. 15, 2018 4:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington City Council hears two TGT fund requests

HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council approved two requests for transient guest tax (TGT) grants Monday night totaling $11,200. Both requests put marketing and promotion ...

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Posted: may. 15, 2018 5:20 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Community group studies schools

The community group that has been meeting with architects and looking at needs for Great Bend USD 428 is still months away from making a ...

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Posted: may. 15, 2018 6:49 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Perfect attendance

With students counting the days remaining in the school year, Riley Elementary took care of some final business on Tuesday. Other schools will follow suit ...

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Posted: may. 15, 2018 5:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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MPIRE Realty to host Chamber Coffee Thursday

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by MPIRE Realty Group, LLC, 3520 Lakin Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

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Posted: may. 15, 2018 1:27 p.m. | 0 Comments

Selzer says he’ll help Kansas grow

 Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer, one of four Republican gubernatorial candidates, said his vision for the state is a simple one.

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Posted: may. 15, 2018 10:11 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Young Eagles take first flights

Area young people 8-17 years old had a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 12, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1134 ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2018 10:06 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Teacher contracts ratified

Teachers at Great Bend USD 428 will receive a minimum pay raise of $1,700 for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent Khris Thexton said after ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2018 9:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Meeting at a glance: USD 428

Here’s a quick look at Monday’s Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting:• The board recognized the achievements of several GBHS seniors ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2018 9:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Extending Fourth fireworks fun fizzles

After fierce opposition from fire chiefs across Barton County, the County Commission Monday morning rejected a resolution that would have allowed the discharge of fireworks ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2018 3:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Second county fire district formed

 Following a lengthy public hearing, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the organization of a new fire district in the county. Fire District Number ...

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Posted: may. 14, 2018 3:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC on summer schedule; closed for Memorial Day

Barton Community College will be closed Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

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Posted: may. 14, 2018 12:01 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Electric cars win state

Great Bend High School students pulled ahead of the competition and in the process captured two state titles last weekend. Members of the Vocational Technology ...

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Posted: may. 12, 2018 4:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton recognizes Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2017-18 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award ...

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Posted: may. 12, 2018 3:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Disc golf, baseball tournaments on Rec agenda

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will hear information about the disc golf course and about KCAC and KSHSAA 2A-1A tournaments when it ...

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Posted: may. 12, 2018 3:33 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton Community College honors Outstanding Graduates at commencement

Carolina Temponi Goncalves of Brasilia, Brazil and Enrique Martinez Flores of San Salvador, El Salvador were named Barton Community College’s 2018 Outstanding Graduates. Dean ...

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Posted: may. 12, 2018 3:31 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton Foundation honors Larry and Kathy Schugart

The Barton Community College Foundation honored Larry and Kathy Schugart with the 2018 Distinguished Service Award during Barton’s 48th commencement Friday.

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Posted: may. 12, 2018 3:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Exceptional Barton faculty recognized

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2017-2018 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

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Posted: may. 12, 2018 3:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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