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The staff and volunteers at Central Kansas CASA say they aren’t experts at throwing parties.

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Posted: jan. 18, 2018 9:12 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Sen. Moran introduces Kansan C.J. Mahoney to Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on Wednesday introduced Mr. C.J. Mahoney of Russell, former intern in his office, as the Senate Finance ...

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Posted: jan. 18, 2018 1:06 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: jan. 17, 2018 5:11 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Historical society taking reservations for Annual Meeting

Barton County Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, at the museum. There will be a catered dinner for $13.50 ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2018 4:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Showing the love for GB

 A retail promotion is allowing shoppers to show the love to Great Bend merchants. The first-ever I Heart GB Valentine Giveaway opened last Saturday.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2018 4:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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TRAIL TRAFFIC

For over 2,000 folks from around the area and across the country, the holiday trail led to Great Bend.

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Posted: jan. 17, 2018 4:18 p.m. | 0 Comments
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High explosives found during search warrant

Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms ...

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Posted: jan. 17, 2018 11:11 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington Chamber Annual Awards announced at banquet

HOISINGTON — On Saturday, Jan. 13, the 61st Annual Banquet and Awards Program was held at the Knights of Columbus in Hoisington.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2018 5:02 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Waterline inspection contract renewed

 Citing satisfaction with the services provided by the city’s on-call engineering firm, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved an extension of the ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2018 4:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City eyeing safe zone for online buyers

 Thousands of area residents buy, sell and trade items via internet sites, and a Great Bend woman believes having a designated spot for these transactions ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2018 4:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Semi and car collide in Ellsworth County

The driver of a Freightliner semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a car Tuesday morning in Ellsworth County, injuring the other motorist.

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Posted: jan. 16, 2018 2:27 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Icy roads sent vehicles sliding

With snow blowing across the highways early Monday, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office and Great Bend Police Department responded to several non-injury crashes and ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2018 1:07 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Suspect arrested on kidnapping charge

ELLINWOOD — A kidnapping and aggravated battery was reported to law enforcement Friday afternoon at 400 Clifton Dr. in Ellinwood. The Barton County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Posted: jan. 16, 2018 12:59 p.m. |
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City, landowner settle bridge issue

 There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 9:55 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN — The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 10:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBPL’s Santy hard at work

BY VERONICA COONS

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 10:34 p.m. | 0 Comments
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It’s cold out there

A dusting of snow clung to the road west of Great Bend Monday morning as January weather returned to the area for a few days ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 10:32 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton Community College’s Junior Day to feature scholarship giveaway

Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 14, with a ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 6:20 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Circles invites community to first graduation

A community effort to end poverty in Barton County will celebrate a milestone later this month. Circles of Central Kansas invited the public to the ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 6:18 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Celebrating Dr. King and the Dream

Reading students of Tanner Dahlke at Riley Elementary School pose with a project that helps sum up what they read about Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 6:16 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Larned man injured in K-19 rollover

A Larned man was transported to Pawnee Valley Community Hospital early Monday after the car he was driving went off K-19, 8 miles south of ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 11:19 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Concert Association plans annual meeting Jan. 21

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will hold its annual meeting for purposes of the election of officers and directors at 1:30 p.m ...

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 10:53 a.m. | 0 Comments
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St. Rose noticing significant increase in influenza A cases

A few weeks ago, St. Rose Health Center providers were caring for one or two influenza patients a week.

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Posted: jan. 15, 2018 10:23 a.m. | 0 Comments
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County Commission won’t meet this week; City Council meets Monday

The Barton County Commission not meet this week and the Great Bend City Council will meet Monday evening.

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Posted: jan. 12, 2018 1:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Birthright baby gifts

Birthright-GB delivered gifts for newborn babies, Wednesday at Great Bend Regional Hospital’s Obstetrics (OB) Department. Pictured from left: Birthright volunteer Barbara Millard, Melanie Lewis ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2018 5:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Winner of Threadbenders quilt

After a year of raising money for the Central Kansas Threadbenders Quilt Guild’s quilt, the winning ticket was drawn at the December meeting. The ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2018 5:23 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Autism Awareness Workshop planned

The Pilot Club of Great Bend is sponsoring an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workshop set for Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2018 5:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County spellers prepare for ‘The Bee’

Barton County students have been consulting their dictionaries and studying lists of words in anticipation of the annual Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Great Bend ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2018 5:11 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC to host free play-writing workshop

Barton Community College is presenting an opportunity for community members see their plays come to life on stage.

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Posted: jan. 12, 2018 5:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Woodmansee talks trafficking at Hoisington High

HOISINGTON — In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness month, students at Hoisington High School missed their regular seventh period class Thursday afternoon for an assembly presented ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2018 5:24 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Energy use at BCC discussed

Energy usage on the Barton Community College is down from 2000, even though there have been additions to the campus since then, BCC Vice President ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2018 6:37 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBRC to host ‘Diabetes Overview’


The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, “Diabetes Overview,” at noon Friday, Jan. 12, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2018 4:51 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Hoisington Chamber visits HMS

The Hoisington Middle School Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) members hosted the Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Coffee on Thursday morning, Jan. 11. KAY members Livvy ...

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Posted: jan. 11, 2018 4:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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New primate at Great Bend Zoo

The dream of a companion for Zito, the 23-year-old male Lar gibbon at Great Bend’s zoo, has come true.

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Posted: jan. 11, 2018 1:48 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ellinwood City Council moves forward with 2018 flood control and street projects

ELLINWOOD — The Ellinwood City Council includes a new face as of Tuesday night. Newly elected councilman Jon Prescott was sworn in privately on Monday, Jan ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2018 3:21 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Winter Homecoming Seniors

Great Bend High School seniors who are Winter 2018 Homecoming candidates are pictured. Front row, from left: Mindy Wittig, Shaley Sciacca, Gentry Schneider, Baleigh Fry ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2018 6:30 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS 2018 Winter Homecoming Court

GBHS 2018 Winter Homecoming Court

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Posted: jan. 10, 2018 6:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Kansas considers cutting hours needed for college degrees

Changes being discussed by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas Board of Education include reducing the number of credit hours needed for bachelor ...

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Posted: jan. 10, 2018 6:13 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barbara Millard receives Great Bend Greater Award

It wasn’t easy to schedule time with Barbara Millard so she could receive the Great Bend Greater Award.

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Posted: jan. 10, 2018 5:58 p.m. | 0 Comments
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PASSING THE GAVEL

HOISINGTON — A new mayor and council member, along with re-elected council members, were sworn in by Hoisington City Clerk Donita Crutcher at the start of ...

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Posted: jan. 09, 2018 5:26 p.m. | 0 Comments
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