Sunflower helps toddler overcome developmental problem


During much of Cody Freeman’s young life, he didn’t know what it meant to enjoy a meal. During those rare times when he could get something down, the result was usually projectile vomiting. But after about a dozen visits by the Early Education Center (EEC) staff, along with family support, Cody is now eating like any other 2-year-old boy. […]

St. Rose Health Center offers blood screenings again

Karen Stewart, medical lab technician, places a blood specimen into

the centrifuge at St. Rose Health Center. Stewart and Megan Dizmang, 

phlebotomist, are part of the St. Rose team offering monthly blood screenings.

Karen Stewart, medical lab technician, is part of the team that has been working to reactivate St. Rose Health Center’s blood-screening program. Those efforts will start paying off Saturday, Aug. 22. “With all the transitions here at St. Rose, our community blood screenings had to be put on hold for a while,” Stewart said. “But now we can […]

Great Bend Recreation Commission moves forward with new playground

GBRC Playground

Great Bend’s newest pocket destination playground is closer to becoming a reality this fall. The Great Bend Recreation Commission announced in early June they had plans to build a playground that offers enough challenges for children who are typically developing and those with limited abilities. GBRC Executive Director Diann Henderson says the board has determined […]

USD 428 district-wide accomplishments 2014-2015

usd 428

USD 428 Superintendent Brad Reed read through a few of the major accomplishments for Great Bend’s school district this past year at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Here is a list of the goals USD 428 wrote out. USD 428 District-Wide Accomplishments 2014-2015 1. Restructured the Human Resources Department at the district level to include primary administrative responsibility, consolidation […]

Suspect in Dodge City abduction, shooting dies UPDATE


DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dodge City police say longstanding domestic issues likely led a man to shoot and kill two people before shooting himself. Police Chief Craig Mellecker says 55-year-old Jesus Ochoa-Morales was shot in a store’s parking lot Sunday and died at a hospital. About 10 minutes later, 48-year-old Maria Monreal was abducted […]

Great Bend’s school district will finally receive test results


Last year’s Kansas State Assessments set the baseline for the new assessments for schools across the state. Great Bend’s school district will get information on those tests in November. USD 428 Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum John Popp says the 2015-2016 state assessment will be the first assessment to count for accreditation in four years. John […]