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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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Young Lady Cougars set for 2013 season

For the Barton Community College volleyball team, the main concern heading into the 2013 season is size.

August 15, 2013 | Kevin Price | Community College

Sooners hope consistency leads to national contention

NORMAN, Okla. - Consistency hasn't been a problem for Oklahoma of late.

August 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith treads carefully when subject of the San Francisco 49ers is broached. He politely talks about the positive days he spent with them, and then seems to usher along the conversation whenever their divorce is brought up.

August 15, 2013 | The Associated Press | College/Professional

Auto collision

August 15, 2013 | | News

Hoisington Bible Church has reunion

HOISINGTON - In 1941, several believers in Hoisington organized a Bible class called the Hoisington Bible School. Every Sunday afternoon this group of 10 to 15 people met for service. In 1942, the church began to flourish and the name Hoisington Bible School was changed to Hoisington Bible Church (HBC). Eventually the need to incorporate led the church to file appropriate papers with the State of Kansas on August 26, 1943.

August 15, 2013 | | Barton Co. News

Glenn receives KEMSA award

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Emergency Medical Services Director Debbie Glenn has received the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association Administrator of the Year.

August 15, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Thunderstorm watch issued


August 15, 2013 | | Local News


As yellow lights in school zones around the city begin to flash next week, motorists must be aware that if they don't want to see lights of a patrol car flashing, they should take care.

August 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Larned Police Report

Tuesday, Aug. 13

August 15, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Bressler named 117th Labor Day Grand Marshal

HOISINGTON - As a testament to his years of dedication to Hoisington, of devotion to the youth of Hoisington, and of joy that he brought to others through laughter, Troy Bressler has named Hoisington's 117th annual Labor Day parade Grand Marshal. Troy passed away in the fall of 2012.

August 15, 2013 | Karen LaPierre | News

Fight, you Panthers, fight!

Great Bend High School Pep Club members Lauren Penka, Kallie Peterson and Lauren Welsch prepare for the opening of school by painting the words to the high school fight song on the sidewalk under the bleachers at Memorial Stadium. School starts in USD 428 on Monday.

August 15, 2013 | | News


Barton County and Great Bend have been the beneficiaries of the massive Transportation Works for Kansas, or T-WORKS, program, since it was implemented 2010. And, according to a report released Tuesday, more projects are on the way.

August 15, 2013 | Dale Hogg | News

Congress Goes on Summer Recess

August 15, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons

Is a Wall Street Crash Coming to Public Schools?

Just like AAA ratings on mortgage-backed securities led to Wall Street's 2008 disaster, a rash of accountability scandals might be precursors to a similar public school crash. After years of promises that test-driven accountability would yield miracles, scandals with school ratings are popping up all over the country. Unless we hold reformers as accountable as they hold students, these scandals could bring down our public school system the same way Wall Street almost innovated our economy back into the Stone Age.

August 15, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists

Why I Sometimes Long for the Cold War

I've been thinking about the sorry state of American culture, and that made me reminisce about the Cold War.

August 15, 2013 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

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