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KCAC tournment kicks off with community night

 Great Bend will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference softball and baseball tournament for the third year from Wednesday through Saturday. 

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Posted: may. 02, 2016 4:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will ...

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Posted: may. 02, 2016 11:30 a.m. | 0 Comments
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GREAT BEND USD 428 CALENDAR

MONDAY, MAY 2

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Posted: may. 02, 2016 1:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Grants awarded for STEM projects, phonics

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories about Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation minigrants awarded to teachers recently.

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Posted: may. 02, 2016 12:39 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Golden Plains Quilts of Valor honors veterans

Veterans received quilts donated by the “Golden Plains Quilts of Valor” on April 29 at the American Legion Argonne Post No. 180, Great Bend. All ...

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Posted: may. 02, 2016 12:11 p.m. | 0 Comments
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High school students enter ‘Vortex Exhibit’ at Shafer Art Gallery

Students from Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned and Hoisington high schools have their art on display as part of the Shafer Gallery’s “Vortex Exhibit” from ...

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Posted: may. 02, 2016 11:51 a.m. | 0 Comments
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KDOT requesting comments on STIP amendment

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on the amendment to the FFY 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) document.  

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 11:46 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Graduate Flury achieves success

LARNED — When Blake Flury was 11 years old, he dropped out of school when his mother passed away.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 6:40 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 4:00 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Text cases come to life at Field Ops Day

Barton Community College’s medical and emergency services students stepped out of the classroom to test their skills in life-like emergency scenarios during Field Ops ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 3:42 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Ukuleles and robots on Great Bend teacher wish lists


Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about minigrants awarded to teachers by the USD Education Foundation.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 3:28 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Make and Take

Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428’s Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed ...

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Posted: apr. 30, 2016 2:52 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Great Bend Tree Boards marks Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Michael Fletcher, arborist with the Great Bend Tree Board, marked a decades long Arbor Day tradition with fifth graders at Great Bend elementary schools and ...

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Posted: apr. 29, 2016 5:46 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Meals on Wheels seeking summer volunteers

 Spring has sprung and summer will be here before you know it.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 8:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Riley School reports reading success

At the start of this school year, 45 percent of the students at Riley Elementary School were reading at their grade level. The staff hoped ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 5:53 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Variety Show tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend Variety Show go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 5:22 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Biblial art on display in Hays

Posted: apr. 27, 2016 3:09 p.m. | 0 Comments
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County Commission will not meet this week

 The Barton County Commission will not meet on Monday due to the annual Kansas County Commissioners Association annual meeting in Manhattan.  The next meeting will ...

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Posted: apr. 28, 2016 8:43 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Out of the Morgue

Thirty years ago this week, the world began to get an inkling of just how destructive nuclear power can be when the Soviet Union’s ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 2:25 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Community colleges weigh in on mergers

The state’s 19 community colleges aren’t opposed to mergers involving universities and technical schools, but they are concerned about how mergers will affect ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 5:24 p.m. | 0 Comments
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TEAM PANTHER

Instead of backpacks full of books, some students at Great Bend High School were seen carrying work boots into the school Wednesday morning. The entire ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 3:44 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Local law enforcement seeks public assistance

Crime Stoppers of Great Bend and the Barton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a burglar.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 1:49 p.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS Community Service Day photos

Great Bend High School students started their fourth Community Service Day with an all-school assembly recognizing volunteer service. They received commemorative T-shirts as they boarded ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 1:03 p.m. | 0 Comments
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USD 428 to reimburse mileage


Great Bend USD 428 will pay mileage reimbursement to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside of the city limits and 2.5 ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 12:45 p.m. | 0 Comments
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BCC to host annual sidewalk art contest

Barton Community College will host its ninth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 2-4 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 11:02 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Juvenile Justice gets half its budget for now

 Admittedly, it makes planning difficult, but the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will only have the first half of its 2017 budget to work with ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 10:21 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Local church helps those impacted by wildfires

Stories that have played out on the statewide and nationwide level were topics when the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County ...

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Posted: apr. 27, 2016 9:56 a.m. | 0 Comments
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POWER PLAY

Brooklyn, New York, born Don McPherson wasn’t shy about sharing his appreciation of his new friends in Great Bend Tuesday. Here for one day ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 10:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton Community College faculty contract renewal list

Tenure Track

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 8:59 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Lobbyist for community colleges visits Barton

The executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees braved predicted inclement weather Tuesday to drive from Topeka for the Barton Community College ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 8:57 p.m. | 0 Comments
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City officials shocked by removal of tree near library

 On Friday afternoon, Mark’s Custom Signs employees installed a digital sign for Central Kansas Library System at the northwest corner of the Great Bend ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 5:23 p.m. | 2 Comments
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Hoisington City Council approves annexation request

The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and approved an annexation request from Kenny Schremmer for a property he owns located just south of the ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 5:13 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Drug Take-Back Day scheduled for Saturday

Local law enforcement agencies along with Barton County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up to help people get rid of unwanted ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 4:36 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Barton County misses weather threat


BY JIM MISUNAS

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 9:09 a.m. | 0 Comments
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Enrollment Days rescheduled

Due to the threat of bad weather, today’s 6 p.m. Enrollment Days session at Barton Community College has been rescheduled for next Tuesday ...

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Posted: apr. 26, 2016 2:35 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Chamber Coffee

This week’s Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Regional Hospital, 514 Cleveland Street (enter through the east Emergency Room entrance ...

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 11:52 a.m. | 0 Comments
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GBHS goes Holywood for prom night


Great Bend High School Prom was held April 16 in the GBHS Main Gym. Taylor Vratil was prom queen and Andrew Erb was prom King.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 5:10 p.m. | 0 Comments
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All Aboard

Model railroading has been around for a long time and many people of all ages have enjoyed the hobby and shared what it has to ...

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 3:56 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Enough lines sold for second vet memorial stone

 It was announced last Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting that the county had 77 lines for the names of veterans remaining before the ...

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 2:04 p.m. | 0 Comments
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Faculty contracts on BCC agenda

Faculty contracts are on the agenda for the next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April ...

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Posted: apr. 25, 2016 12:50 p.m. | 0 Comments
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