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The first time Tommy Webb tasted a banana, he tried to eat the peel, too. It was the worst food he’d ever tasted, but ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 10:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Motorcyclist injured near Wilson Lake dam


RUSSELL COUNTY — A Hays man was taken to Russell Regional Hospital on Wednesday after the motorcycle he was driving went off K-232 and hit a ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 8:17 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Alden man charged after chase, standoff

 LYONS – The Alden man who Wednesday afternoon led law enforcement on a high-speed chase from Ellinwood through Barton and Rice counties before engaging in a ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 5:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Bond reduced on Joey Steinbacher

Bond for a Great Bend woman arrested Monday on drug charges has been reduced from $300,000 to $100,000 after further investigation, Lt. Scott ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 5:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City lobbying to keep highway funding

 Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington attended an Economic Lifelines Meeting in Topeka recently. Economic Lifelines is the group that works toward enhancing the state ...

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Posted: feb. 23, 2017 4:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Kansas Division of Vehicles announces two new features to improve and simplify customer service

Kansas drivers can now track their driver’s license production status online and receive automatic updates when changes are made to their driving record.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 1:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Out of the Morgue

As we wrap up February, we do so with a nod to Black History Month. One hundred years ago, a man with Great Bend connections ...

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 11:34 a.m. | 1 Comment
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Kiwanis club gears up for Pancake Day

Members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club are selling tickets for the 60th annual Kiwanis Pancake Day, which will be Thursday, March 2. Pancakes and ...

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 4:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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High-speed chase ends in Alden standoff

 ALDEN – A traffic stop in Ellinwood Wednesday afternoon devolved into a high-speed chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies before ending in a standoff in Alden ...

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 4:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New bridge design moves forward

 The Barton County Commission Tuesday morning approved a service agreement with the Ellsworth engineering firm Kirkham Michael for the redesigning of a long-embattled bridge about ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 4:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Seeing in the dark

Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycock gave a presentation on nocturnal animals on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 4:23 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Possible burglary turns up drugs

Police found more than a pound of marijuana and suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms while investigating a possible burglary Monday in Great Bend.

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 1:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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No one injured in gas plant blast

 RICE COUNTY – The massive explosion that rocked the Oneok natural gas plant near Bushton Tuesday night remains under investigation and no cause has been determined ...

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Posted: feb. 22, 2017 9:33 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Ceremony marks closure of LJCF

 LARNED – A ceremony and reception will be held to mark the official closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility at 3 p.m. on Friday, March ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 1:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County reups with commissioners’s association

 Noting the importance of interactions with county commissioners from across the state, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county’s membership in ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 10:48 a.m. | 0 Comments
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School, county come together on mumps case

 The report of a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School Friday led to a few hectic days for local school and health officials ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 10:47 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Council commends improvements to old homes

 City of Great Bend Code Enforcement Officer Stuart Baker flipped through slides showing before and after images of a row of old homes on 16th ...

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Posted: feb. 21, 2017 8:43 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Council OKs special events policy

 Two weeks after it sparked much discussion, a special events permit process ordinance was adopted by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 9:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Boys named to council

 The Great Bend City Council Monday night named former council member Mike Boys to the First Ward council seat left vacant by the resignation in ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 8:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Whelans’ endowment supports six local entities

 Don and Phyllis Whelan demonstrated their generosity with the local community throughout their lives and now are continuing a legacy of charitable giving, it was ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 8:41 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Rd., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:26 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Senior Companion Volunteer recognized for her service

Pat Scheuerman of Great Bend was honored for her service and support to frail and disabled adults through the Senior Companion Program at the in-service ...

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:32 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Pawnee County/Larned Police reports

Pawnee County Sheriff’s report

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 2:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Armed robbery at Subway

The Subway restaurant at 2723 10th St. was robbed Saturday night by a man carrying a handgun, according to the Great Bend Police Department.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 11:11 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Items stolen from Hoisington Historical Society

HOISINGTON — Fifty-seven items were stolen from the Hoisington Historical Society, located at 120 East Second St.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2017 9:31 a.m. | 0 Comments

Regan Reif Named 2016 NextGen Leader of the Year

During the 95th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Regan Reif was recognized as the 2016 NextGen Leader of ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:47 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Kari Smith honored with Legacy Award

The Legacy Award presented by The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development honors the life and legacy of individuals who have made an indelible ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Bonine honored as the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year

It’s been about 10 years since Dan Bonine retired from First Kansas Bank, but a former colleague there had no problem listing reasons his ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Countryside Veterinary Associates earns recognition as 2016 Business of the Year

EDITOR’S NOTE: Countryside Veterinary Associates was notified of its Business of the Year Award prior to the unexpected Feb. 11 death of Jerry Schrader ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 11:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Possible case of mumps reported at GBHS

The Barton County Health Department is investigating a possible mumps case at Great Bend High School.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 5:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Goss, Cavanaugh join GBHS Hall of Fame

There were standing ovations Friday for longtime Great Bend resident Jean Cavanaugh and for Great Bend native Mike Goss, the two newest members of the ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 4:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Saint Francis Community Services offers free foster parent training

Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for an upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:49 a.m. | 0 Comments
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4-H shooters take aim

The Barton County 4-H Winter Classic Air Rifle Sports Match was held on Saturday at the Great Bend Expo grounds. Shooters from all over the ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 2:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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LOVE, SEX and the IRS

A farce about dodging taxes and scamming the Internal Revenue Service will have audiences laughing at the next Great Bend Community Theatre production, “Love, Sex ...

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Posted: feb. 18, 2017 2:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Commission and council to meet this week

 The Great Bend City Council will meet  at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, and Barton County Commission will meet ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 1:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Tribune brings Army Jazz Band to town

The 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence is coming to the Crest Theater to perform at the 23rd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival. This free ...

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Posted: feb. 17, 2017 11:04 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Teresa, Mike Malone to chair academic drive

The Barton Community College Foundation will kick off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign on March 1. Teresa and Dr. Mike Malone of Great Bend ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 9:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Program offers help with college, career planning

Before heading out on job interviews or seeking financial aid for education beyond high school, students at Barton County Academy – and anyone else who cares ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 8:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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UWCK reaches goal

 United Way of Central Kansas has reached its goal of $275,000 for 2017, UWCK Executive Director Julie Smith said. 

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 2:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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TAKING THEIR TEMPERATURE

 HOISINGTON – From the heavy-duty bunker gear worn to a fire call to the ever-rising price of equipment, the business of fighting fires has evolved dramatically ...

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Posted: feb. 16, 2017 2:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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