First positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Barton County
The Barton County Health Department reported the first confirmed positive case of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) in Barton County. Testing was confirmed on Monday, March 30 at 11 a.m.
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Riley Elementary to host school board

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 25, at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th St. The monthly luncheon meeting will feature a building report by Riley Principal Joann Blevins and other staff members regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts.
The board will also vote to accept recent donations to Riley and Great Bend High School.