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Oilers State Champs! Beat Hanover 42-30 »

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CPHS Game Wrap 11-22-14 Central Plains Oilers – 42 Hanover Wildcats – 30

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Sunday Weather »


Sunday A slight chance of rain between 9am and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Windy, with a west wind 9 to 14 mph becoming north 20 to 30 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, […]

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U.S.D. 428 Ed Foundation observes milestone »


This year, the USD 428 Education Foundation is proudly observing its 25th anniversary of philanthropy. The annual fall fund raiser will be a dinner and auction on Nov. 25 at the Great Bend Convention Center. As an added feature to the Italian-themed event, Dr. Bryan Pinkall will perform Italian opera numbers. Tickets can still be […]

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Barton Music Department Hosts Holiday Music Events »


Story by Joe Vinduska Photo by Brandon Steinert Nothing gets the nostalgia pumping for the holidays like tunes inspired by the season. Area residents can easily get their fill through various holiday music events and performances by the Barton Community College Music Department. Prairie Winds Concert – December 1 Barton Community College’s Prairie Winds Concert […]

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Monday Barton County Commission Agenda »

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BOARD OF BARTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Agenda Meeting Monday, November 24, 2014 9:00 a.m. Until Close I. OPENING BUSINESS: A. Call Meeting to Order. B. Recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. C. Consider Approval of the Agenda. D. Consider Minutes of the November 3, 2014, and the November 17, 2014, Regular Meetings. E. Any citizen wishing […]

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Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas »

Andi Wolf of Great Bend Coffee and Jessica Kraisinger, teacher at Sunflower’s Incredible Years Preschool, adorn a Christmas tree with tags that represent children’s needs.

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business. Infants and toddlers served by Sunflower Diversified Service’s Early Education Center (EEC) and Incredible Years (IY) Preschool will benefit from the activity sponsored by Great […]

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Cop Shop (11/19) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (11/19) Non Injury Accident At 7:15 a.m. at SE 10 Road & S US 281 Highway there was a report of a vehicle versus deer accident. At 9:44 p.m. Linda Hollister at MM 201 of W US 56 Highway reported an accident with a deer. 11/20 At 1:14 a.m. […]

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (11/19) »


BOOKED: Toni Zahn of Great Bend on a Barton County District Court case for DWS, bond set at $1,000.00 C/S. BOOKED: Matthew Harris of Great Bend on GBMC case for failure to appear, bond is set in lieu of $500.00 C/S. BOOKED: Patrick Doty of Great on a BTDC warrant for forgery x3 and theft […]

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Schumacher new chaplain at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice »

Larry Schumacher, new chaplain at Golden Belt Home Health &

Hospice, and Donita Wolf, GBHH&H director, collaborate on a project.

When Larry Schumacher, Great Bend, learned the chaplain position was open at Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, he knew he was being called again. And since he hasn’t looked back after answering an earlier call, he knew this position was right for him. “I was called to the ministry later in life – about […]

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Cuna Mutual hires Joe Eleccion as DVP, Western Division »


GREAT BEND, Kan.  – CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has hired Joe Eleccion as Western Divisional Vice President, effective Oct. 27. Eleccion will lead all major sales efforts in that division  for the company. A 20-year veteran in retirement sales, Eleccion joins CUNA Mutual Group after several years managing the western territory for Allianz’s Defined Contribution […]

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