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Grant benefits local swim team

Earlier this year the Golden Belt Community Foundation established the Barton County Pool Grant and Endowment Funds (Funds) as a way to provide long-term support ...

December 01, 2015 | Linda Pringle | Local Sports

Black Friday Lives Matter

December 01, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

What Happened to Politicians Like Arlen Specter?

Last month, the third anniversary of a man's death came and went without much - if any - public attention.

December 01, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists

How Many Turkeys Died for your Dinner?

We've spent such a large portion of the past year cringing at the prospect of potential disasters crouching behind every bush: ISIS, Putin, Trump ...

December 01, 2015 | Will Durst | Columnists

Cougar men split games at Thanksgiving Classic

It was eerily similar to the first home classic. The Barton men were in control for an opening night win only to watch it slip ...

December 01, 2015 | Mike Marzolf | Community College

Cougar women close out home classic with win

The winning streak came to an end Friday night. But it didn't take the Barton women's basketball team much time to start a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Community College

MADV 5th Annual Benefit Meal

MADV, Ministries Against Domestic Violence is an organization formed to provide awareness about issues surrounding domestic violence and services, such as providing a meal a ...

December 01, 2015 | | Local News

​Ice from passing vehicle smashes windshield; injures teen

The Barton County Sheriff's Office had a busy holiday weekend due to bad weather and poor road conditions in central Kansas, Sheriff Brian Bellendir ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

Spend that money at home

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was Small Business Saturday, a national celebration encouraging shoppers to spend their money locally as they finish off ...

November 30, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Viewpoint

Gwini C. Delgado 1951 - 2015

Gwini C. Delgado, 64, passed away on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born on Aug. 27, 1951 in Scott City ...

November 30, 2015 | | Obituaries

Zoo expected to reopen Tuesday

The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo has been closed since ice coated the sidewalks last Thursday. According to Scott Keeler, director of public lands, employees ...

November 30, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

GBRC host Stop ‘N Learn Session

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Air Med Care Network" on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12 ...

November 30, 2015 | | Local News

GBFD made multiple fire runs last week

The Great Bend Fire Department was busy last week with units responding to multiple fire calls.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

Weather causes multiple accidents

The weather that came through the area last week caused multiple accidents.

November 30, 2015 | Russ Edem | Local News

OTR for November 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 30, 2015 | | On the Record

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A pair of long-running building issues were on the Great Bend City Council agenda Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News

Book review: 'Solar Express' details journey of alien artifact mystery

"SOLAR EXPRESS," by L.E. Modesitt Jr., Tor Books, $27.99, 454 pages (f)

November 16, 2015 | Sharon Haddock Deseret News | Trending Topics

Fern Marie Zajic 1926 - 2015

HOLYROOD - Fern Marie Zajic, 89, passed away Nov. 14, 2015. Born Oct. 28, 1926, in Ellsworth County, she was the daughter of Hedwig (Hoffman) and Edwin Westerman. On May 14, 1948, she married Harold Ray Zajic in Holyrood. A lifetime resident of Ellsworth County, she was a homemaker.

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Krista Gagelman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Krista Gagelman, 42, passed away on Nov. 12, at her home in Kansas City, Mo. She was the daughter of Rita Gagelman of Albert, and the late Merlin Gagelman.

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Richard L. Ford 1946 - 2015

OSKALOSSA, Iowa - Richard L. Ford, 69, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, died Nov. 11, 2015, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Born May 18,, 1946, in Great Bend, he was the son of L.V. and Betty Cox Ford. He attended school in Kansas. Following school, Richard joined the U.S. Navy Reserves. On May 6, 1972, he married Connie E. Olds. She died April 16, 2014. Richard worked at the Post Office in Hutchinson, the City of Chase, and the State of Kansas. He retired from Young Motors in Lyons. In 2011, Richard and Connie moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa. He ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ronald L. “Ron” Royer 1936 - 2015

Ronald. L. "Ron" Royer, 79, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend. Born April 6, 1936, in Sunbury, Penn., he was the son of John W. and Verna (Bartlow) Royer. On July 17, 1955, he married Fern D. Ochs in Otis. A resident of Great Bend since 1993, coming from Otis, he owned and operated Ochs, Inc., of Otis. In his retirement, he enjoyed substituting for USD 428, gardening, and woodworking.

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Aron Villegas 1992-2015

Aron Villegas, 23, died Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1992, he was the son of Jose and Paula (Enriquez) Villegas.

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ruby M. Popp 1934-2015

HOISINGTON - Ruby M. Popp, 81, died Nov. 15, 2015, at home in Hoisington. Born July 12, 1934 at Newton County, Ark., she was the daughter of James and Lena (Cline) Armer.

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary Lyne Grandclair 1954-2015

HOISINGTON - Mary Lyne Grandclair, 61, died Nov. 15, 2015, at her residence in rural Hoisington. Born Oct. 10, 1954 at LaCrosse, she was the daughter of Edson and Melva (Donovan) Merlau.

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

BCC to host Prairie Winds Concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is Christmas," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Hughes donates car to Almost Home in memory of brother

Rhonda Hughes, Great Bend, believes that her brother, Stanton Bergen, is probably tickled with the idea that his 2012 Kia Soul is being put to good use.

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

​School board to recognize PE teacher

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board will recognize Tyler Shirley, a physical education teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, for winning the Kansas Horizon Award, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education to recognize outstanding first-year teachers.

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries” to raise funds for program

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Donations will be taken at the door and will go toward new equipment and materials for the theatre program. The play was adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Severe weather starts in western Kansas

WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita has forecast the possibility of severe weather Monday evening in central Kansas, including Barton County.

November 16, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

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