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LWV candidate forum is Thursday
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The Great Bend League of Women Voters conducted a Candidate Forum in this undated file photo. The LWV 2021 Candidate Forum is set for 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Great Bend Public Library and online at - photo by Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune

The League of Women Voters is joining with the Great Bend Public Library, Eagle Radio, and Great Bend Chamber of Commerce to host a Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 21, in the lower-level meeting room of the public library, 1409 Williams St. This forum is open to the public.

The forum will start promptly at 6:15 p.m. and end at 7:45 p.m. with Mark Mingenback as moderator. Eagle Radio will live-stream the forum on and it will be archived for later viewing.

A total of 28 candidates are invited from the following races: Great Bend and Claflin City Councils; Barton Community College Board of Trustees; USD 355, USD 428, and USD 431 Board of Education; and Cottonwood Extension District No. 17 Executive Board.

Information on participating candidates (for those who have made available) can be found on (

Polls will open for the general election on Nov. 2. More information on locations and times can be found online at