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Great Bend Middle School runner Esfeld wins WAC title

LIBERAL — Great Bend Middle School runner Kaiden Esfeld finished off a perfect two-year run through the Western Athletic Conference.Esfeld started at a measured pace, before quickly outdistancing the field to win the WAC middle school cross country championship by 37 seconds. Esfeld (10:42.2) finish

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'That would not be fun': Escapee nabbed after 4 days in Kansas City, Kansas still wearing handcuffs

© Mike Whitby/EyeEm/Getty ImagesFile photo of handcuffsOct. 15--Police may not know much about how an escapee re-arrested Sunday afternoon by Kansas City, Kan, officers spent his four days on the run.

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Bonds OKed to pay for 8th Street

With dirt and other work on the new Eighth Street between Grant and McKinley underway, the Great Bend City Council Monday night approved authorizing the sale of general obligation temporary notes to pay for the street, sewer and water improvements to the three-block stretch.“This allows us to sell t

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Airport runway project taking off

The next steps have been taken in the long-awaited project to upgrade the main runway at the Great Bend Municipal Airport, a runway that dates back to World War II.The Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Joe Andrasek to sign the contracts, bonds and surety with Venture Corporation

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Mustangs end Ellinwood's playoff dream

SW HEIGHTS 56, ELLINWOOD 28KISMET — The Southwestern Heights Mustangs exploited Ellinwood for seven rushing touchdowns and 44 second-half points for a crucial 56-28 2A, District 7 football victory.A victory would’ve clinched a 2A playoff berth for Ellinwood. Now, Ellinwood (3-4, 1-3 District) is tar

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City Administrator holds first Koffee with Kendal

Several Great Bend residents stopped by Perks Coffee Shop Friday morning for the first “Kendal’s Koffee” and a chance to meet and chat with Kendal Francis, the new city administrator, while enjoying free coffee and scones. Francis said this is something he plans to do quarterly at different location


Indoor garden towers installed at GBHS

Soon Great Bend High School students will be growing vegetables indoors in a soil-free system called a Garden Tower®, Assistant Principal Randy Wetzel said.The school used funds from the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education bill to purchase three of the aeroponic, vertical growing


30 years later, Behrens still a ‘Trekker’

When we went looking for more information, we were pleasantly surprised to find that 10 years ago, Behrens was in the local news again, having just completed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. That trail was featured in the bestselling memoir made into a 2014 movie, “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed.


1904 - Great Bend, KS - $199,900 - Old House Dreams

Check out the charm in this classic two story home built in 1904. Beautiful woodwork, daylight leaded glass windows and 2 fireplaces make this home very inviting. This stately residence has 5 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a large formal dining with customized storage to include a butler's pantry and built


Kansas Schools Having Increasingly Difficult Time Finding Teachers - The Salina Post

“I have calls from superintendents that say, ‘Man, what’s going to happen to me if I don’t get a person in this position?’ ” said Susan Helbert, the assistant director for teacher licensure at the Kansas State Department of Education. “Well, actually nothing is going to happen except I need to know


Wetzel named state asst. principal of year

Great Bend High School Assistant Principal Randy Wetzel was recently selected as the 2018 Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) Assistant Principal of the Year.“This is truly an outstanding honor to be recognized by your peers,” said Dr. Bret Church, KASSP Executive Director.KASS


Senior Menu week of Oct. 15

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are not included in suggested contribution for meal. Menus are s


Larned man faces phone harassment, drug charges

LARNED – James L. Perkins, 61 of Larned, made a first appearance in the Pawnee County District Court Wednesday morning concerning a charge of harassment by telephone and separate felony drug charges, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett said.


U.S. 281 closed from Blood Creek bridge to south of Hoisington city limit

Traffic is being routed on local county blacktops until the water recedes. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said as of Tuesday morning, traffic between Hoisington and Great Bend was being routed to K 4 to the Boyd blacktop, but it was uncertain for how much longer. Another alternate route is K


Stop, drop and roll

It was all about fire safety on Wednesday as the Great Bend Fire Department put on a skit for the students of Lincoln Elementary School. This was part of Fire Prevention Week, where firefighters visit schools in Great Bend.“It changes every three years on what type of event we put on for the childre


Kansas City man admits guilt to gun charge after hit-and-run

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - A 48-year-old Kansas City man accused of being involved in a hit-and-run crash has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm that was found in his car when he crashed during a police chase.James C. Coleman pleaded guilty Friday to being a felon in possession of a firear


Two Alligators Found In Kansas In One Day

OLATHE, Kan. — It’s not every day 2 alligators are discovered in the landlocked state ofKansasin the same day, yet that happened this past week.


With a heart like that…

With a heart like that, how does a football team start the season 0-6? With a heart like that, how do you NOT win some of those games? With a heart like that—we’re not just talking players here but all of the coaches as well—isn’t it time your fortunes changed?The Larned Indians’ football season has


Wichita Homeschool is one of Kansas’ best teams and one of its most misunderstood

The Wichita Homeschool Warriors entered Week 6 undefeated, outscoring opponents by 232 points. They have players from Yates Center, Pratt, El Dorado and Ponca City, Okla. They all meet up in Wichita four times a week to play 8-man football.


GBMS cheerleaders promote school spirit

They may not score a single point, but the latest team sport added at Great Bend Middle School is still spelling V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.The USD 428 Board of Education voted to add cheerleading to the middle school this semester without really knowing how it would take off.Cheerleader sponsors Amber Luchesi a