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Kansas man dies, 2 hospitalized after van hits culvert in Rice Co. »


BUSHTON- A Kansas man died in an accident just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday in Rice County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan driven was Raul Martinez, 27, Wichita, was westbound on Kansas 4 three miles west of Bushton. The vehicle went left of center into the eastbound lane, left the […]

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Report: Barton County not among the healthiest places in Kansas »


Princeton, N.J. – Riley County ranks healthiest in Kansas and Woodson County is the least healthy place in the state, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at countyhealthrankings.org. The Rankings are […]

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Birders wanted for Birding Festival in Great Bend »


Strap on your binoculars!  The Wings ‘N’ Wetlands Birding Festival comes to Great Bend, KS, April 24-25.  The festival corresponds to the peak of the shorebird migration through central Kansas at the internationally known wetlands, Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.  Participants have the chance to see sandpipers, plovers, rails, terns, and even Greater […]

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Cop Shop (3/24) »


Barton County Sheriff’s Office Service Log (3/24) Traumatic Injuries At 7:57 a.m. Anita Feldt at 341 Point Drive reported a 77-year old male laying on the stairs, having trouble breathing. Injury Accident At At 3:40 p.m. Denton Cohen at W. US 56 Highway & SW 50 Avenue reported witnessing an accident, believes two are injured.

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Barton County Sheriff’s Booking Activity (3/24) »


BOOKED: Jimmy Little of Great Bend on BTDC case for criminal threat, bond set in lieu of $5,000.00 C/S. BTDC warrant for failure to appear, no bond. BTDC warrant for failure to appear, no bond. BOOKED: Juan Nunez-Suarez of Hutchinson on Great Bend Municipal Court case for driving without a license, damaged windshield, illegal tint, […]

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Thursday U.S.D. 428 B.O.E. Agenda »


BOARD OF EDUCATION UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 428 Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield, Great Bend, Kansas AGENDA March 26, 2015 12:00 Noon 1. Call to Order / Roll Call Mr. Mauler 2. Adoption of Agenda Mr. Mauler 3. Recognition of Visitors Mr. Mauler 4. 2015-2016 School Calendar Mr. Mauler There was BOE discussion at the 3/10/15 […]

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Bill lists grounds for impeaching Kansas high court justices »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A proposal has been introduced in the Kansas Senate to spell out grounds for impeaching state Supreme Court justices, and the list includes attempting to usurp the Legislature’s authority. The bill was introduced Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Republican Sen. Mitch Holmes of St. John said he sought the measure. […]

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An open candidates forum is scheduled Wednesday at the Crest Theater »


In less than two weeks, voters will be going to the polls to cast their ballot for the spring election. How much do you really know about the candidates running for the Great Bend City Council, the Board of Trustees for Barton Community College, or the USD 428 School Board? Beverly Komarek, the Treasurer for […]

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“Live From Nashville” Brings Country Music to Community Concert Stage »

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the Matt Davenport Production, “Live From Nashville,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium.

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present “Live From Nashville,” a country music song-and-dance spectacular from Nashville-based Matt Davenport Productions. Tracing the history of country music from its roots to its sold-out stadiums of today, this production represents a century of celebrities and songs – and the tradition that gave Music City its name. […]

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GBRC – Stop ‘N Learn: Fantastic Frogs »

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The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop ‘N Learn Session titled, “Fantastic Frogs” on Wednesday, March 25th, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the Great Bend Activity Center (2715 18th).  This program will also be held Friday, March 27th, at the Sr. Center (2005 Kansas Ave.) starting at 1:00 pm.  Hear the […]

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