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Special immunization clinic set

The Barton County Health Department will hold a special immunization clinic on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7-10 a.m. for all Barton County students needing ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 5:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Jon Prescott new Sunflower Diversified Services executive director

                A Great Bend native wanted to continue his career of serving people and was waiting for the just the right opportunity. And then it came ...

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Posted: jul. 27, 2017 1:29 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: jul. 26, 2017 4:13 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Supporting the community

BY VERONICA COONS

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Posted: jul. 26, 2017 8:54 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Residents asking about recalling council members

BY DALE HOGG

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Posted: jul. 26, 2017 8:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Winnebago damaged by fire

A Great man may have stayed too long trying to extinguish a fire in his motor home, but he made a safe retreat with help ...

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Posted: jul. 26, 2017 4:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Deadline approaching for Labor Day registrations

HOISINGTON — The deadline to enter children in pageants going on during Hoisington’s upcoming Labor Day Weekend celebration is Monday, July 31.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 10:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC to replace aging boiler

The two large steam boilers that provide heat to the eight main buildings on the Barton Community College campus are now 50 years old, Vice ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 8:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton trustees approve 2 percent raises

Next year’s operational budget at Barton community college will include an additional 2 percent for salaries. The college’s board of trustees approved the ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 8:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington Mayor proclaims Shrine Bowl Week

HOISINGTON — With three band members and one football player from Hoisington High School selected to participate in the upcoming 2017 Shrine Bowl and Shrine Bowl ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 4:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Questions arise after police chief suspended

 Following the Great Bend City Council’s split decision Monday night to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay, with the potential for termination, there ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 4:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New resolution sets commission meeting time, date

It seemed like a matter of common sense, but the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a resolution establishing a regular meeting schedule for the ...

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 4:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Larned man sentenced on meth convictions

LARNED — A Larned man has been sentenced to three years, eight months in prison for two separate drug convictions, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 3:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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St. John man injured in rollover

A St. John man was flown to Wichita via air ambulance on Monday after the semi-trailer he was driving crashed in Stafford County.

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Posted: jul. 25, 2017 10:54 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Honoring dedication, attitude

BY DALE HOGG

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 8:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Council votes to suspend Chief Couch

 The Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to suspend Police Chief Cliff Couch with pay effective immediately “with potential for termination.” The decision split ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 8:24 p.m. | 2 Comments
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BCC trustees prepare to publish budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is expected to approve a proposed budget for publication when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 4:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Garage lost in fire

A controlled burn that got out of control Saturday afternoon destroyed a garage in rural Claflin. The fire at 921 NE 140 Ave. was reported ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 2:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Burglaries reported in neighborhood

Several Great Bend residents in a one-block area awoke last Friday to find someone had entered their property overnight.

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 2:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Two arrested on aggravated battery charges

Two people were arrested on aggravated battery charges after Great Bend Police Department officers were dispatched to 2919 Gano St. at 12:45 a.m ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 2:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Library law change has CKLS turning to commissioners

Thanks to the recent passage of HB 2102, which went into effect July 1, the governor will no longer be called on to appoint members ...

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Posted: jul. 24, 2017 9:23 a.m. | 0 Comments
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HOT SHOTS: 4-H at shooting nationals

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Three Barton County teenagers were among the 712 4-H members, representing 34 states, at the 2017 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships held ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 4:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Historical weaver teaches tradition

During a weaving demonstration Friday at the Great Bend Public Library, Terry Asper described some of the looms used throughout history.

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 3:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCSO to offer concealed carry class

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office will offer a concealed carry class Saturday, Aug. 5. This class is a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed carry ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 3:50 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Legion Auxiliary plans Hawaiian Luau

The American Legion Auxiliary in Great Bend will hold its seventh annual Hawaiian Luau fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, at Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 3:49 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New attraction at Sunflower Diversified's pancake dinner

A new addition to the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake feed will result in prizes for several lucky raffle winners, said Connie Oetken, the non-profit ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 3:42 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City Council to hold special meeting Monday night

 The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda calls ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 3:07 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 a ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 3:05 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Frey to speak on Climate Reality Project

ST. JOHN — A representative from the Climate Reality Project will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in the annex building of the Stafford ...

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Posted: jul. 22, 2017 2:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barnett proud of state’s ag tradition

Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Barnett seemed comfortable in jeans and cowboy boots, and at home touring Great Bend Feeding 

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 3:01 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: jul. 19, 2017 3:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Show Time

A crowd of people of all ages was entertained Wednesday as juggler Richard Holmgren of the Flying Debris Show performed tricks and told jokes at ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2017 4:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCSO executes two search warrants

Stolen property, firearms and suspected drugs were seized last Thursday when the Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants at 7 a.m ...

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Posted: jul. 19, 2017 4:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Movie in the Park and Special Summer Farmers Market Thursday night

Everyone is invited to attend a Special Farmers Market Thursday evening, at the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market at Jack Kilby Square. Then, when the ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 5:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBPL Board to help fund Dolly Parton Imagination Library

When the Great Bend Public Library learned it was one of six community organizations to receive annual support from the Don and Phyllis Whelan Endowment ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 5:23 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Perez, Clark in court Friday

Former Barton County resident Sydney Anne Perez, 21, has been convicted of aiding and abetting battery, Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor said Tuesday.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 4:38 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Party in the Park schedule set

 The fifth-annual Party inthePark Aug. 12 is only a few weeks away, and Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes is putting the final touches on ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 3:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Three arrested during search warrants

Two search warrants that were conducted by the Hoisington Police Department less than a week from one another turned up drugs and stolen property.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 3:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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OTR for July 18, 2017

Great Bend Fire/EMS

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 2:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Battle of Badges Blood Drive is Monday

With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Great Bend police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 2:29 p.m. | 0 Comments
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