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Remodeling plans include new equipment at Heartland Cancer Center »

CUTLINE: Jason Tracy, medical physicist at Central Care Cancer Center, 

and Krista Brewer, radiation therapist at Heartland Cancer Center, discuss 

the advantages of electronic imaging capabilities. HCC will be home to new  equipment in the near future.

It is not just the physical layout of the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) that will change as the facility grows by 10,000 square feet. Plans also call for new equipment that will allow even more precise radiation treatments at the Great Bend center. A new repositioning system by Varian Medical Systems, coupled with portal imaging […]

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Explore Great Bend preps for holiday shopping season »

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The holiday shopping season will rev up once November gets started and again the City of Great Bend is looking to keep money local. Christina Hayes, the City’s Community Coordinator, says when she was hired the Mayor and city staff wanted her to turn the Great Bend holiday shopping into a big event again. This […]

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Single-family homes are on the way in Great Bend »


The City of Great Bend has been trying to develop new housing for quite some time. The City is almost ready to dive into full-fledged building, but worked out a few more technicalities at this week’s city council meeting. Ross Vogel, with Rural Housing Partners out of Kansas City, will build eight single family homes […]

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Watch a replay of Brownback, Davis debate here »

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and challenger Paul Davis met to debate Tuesday at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters convention in Wichita. Watch the replay here.    

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Cop Shop (10/20) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (10/20) Non Injury Accident At 6:42 a.m. Larrie Henning at E US 56 Highway & NE 60 Avenue reported a vehicle versus deer accident. At 6:47 a.m. Diane Newkirk at 767 N. Highway 281 reported a vehicle going into the ditch. At 12:09 p.m. Donna Williams at MM 100 […]

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KWEC presentation, exhibit focus on extinction and endangered species »


The story of the passenger pigeon is unlike that of any other bird. With a likely population between 3 and 5 billion in the 1800’s, it was one of the most abundant birds in the world. Yet human exploitation drove this species to extinction over the course of a few decades. This past September marked […]

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GBRC – Stop ‘N Learn: Green Cleaning and Hygiene »

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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop ‘N Learn Session titled, “Green Cleaning and Hygiene – From Toxic To Tender” on Wednesday, October 22nd, from Noon – 1:00 pm at Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.  Ever wonder what’s really in that lotion you bought at the supermarket?  Ever stop and think your kitchen cleaner […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (10/20) »


BOOKED: Jaime Ayala Jr. of Great Bend on Great Bend Municipal case for violation of protection from abuse order and criminal damage to property. Bond is $2,500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Michael Wheeler of Great Bend on a Barton County District Court order for serve sentence. BOOKED: Zachery Gaddis of Great Bend on a Great Bend Municipal […]

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No reasonably-priced takers for 10th Street water line project »

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About a month ago the water line underneath 10th Street near Marmie Motors broke forcing the City of Great Bend to look into replacing the water main on 10th between Main and Hubbard Streets. City Engineer Rob Winiecke says the options for companies to repair the water main were limited. Rob Winiecke Audio Nowak Construction […]

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Rep. Huelskamp tours area job sites »

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SALINA, KS. – Today, Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) made multiple stops in Salina including Philips Lighting, Eaglecrest Retirement Community, the Salina Regional Airport and Schwan’s. “Today, I had the opportunity to tour a world-class manufacturing facility right here in Salina. Philips is at the forefront of consumer innovation, and I am proud to have them […]

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