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City amends cereal-malt beverage rules

In keeping with new state statutes governing the sale of beer with a higher alcohol content, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night approved amending the city’s cereal-malt beverage ordinance to allow the sale of such beverages in businesses holding cereal malt beverage licenses effective April 1


Great Bend Kids wrestlers place at Mulvane

MULVANE — The Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club competed at the Mulvane Battle of the Belt Saturday. More than 1,500 youngsters competed.


Great Bend woman injured in Reno County crash

A Great Bend woman was seriously injured Sunday when the car in which she was riding slid off a highway in Reno County due to ice and overturned. According to a report from the Reno County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph A. Rolf, of Great Bend, was driving in the 3000 block of K-14 about 9:45 p.m. when the


Kansas shoe store employee no longer has job after MAGA hat dispute

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - An employee of a Vans Off the Wall footwear and apparel store in a suburban Kansas City shopping mall no longer has a job after a confrontation with a teen wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat.


Critics: Knocking down Kansas food tax one percent won't save you much

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - While some Kansas lawmakers are trying to lower the tax on groceries, a state-by-state comparison indicates lowering the Kansas food tax from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent would still leave the Sunflower State among higher-taxing states in the nation.


Hoisington man hurt in Barton County rollover

A Hoisington man was seriously injured when his vehicle ran off a highway in Barton County Sunday night and overturned. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Ryan A. Bieberle, 26, was westbound on K-4 just east of Hoisington at 9:18 p.m. when his 2002 Chevrolet TK left the roadway to the north, th


Felon accused in fatal Kansas drug deal shooting

SEDGWICK COUNTY— A Kansas felon has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Wichita motel. The 31-year-old suspect identified as Christopher Kemmerly was arrested Monday night in the 700 Block on north Westridge in Wichita, according to the Sedgwick County booking report.


USD 428 Elementary School menu week of Feb. 18

The following meals will be served Feb. 18-21 at Great Bend USD 428 elementary schools. Students will choose one entree and at least one serving of fruit or vegetable. All other choices are optional. Daily menu items include fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, seasonal fruit), baby carrots and fa


Houston man arrested for ATM skimming in Kansas

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police in southern Kansas say they're awaiting the extradition of a suspect in the skimming of account information from ATMs late last year. Vasile Serban, 18, is being held in Texas on a warrant stemming from three incidents in Arkansas City in November and December. He


Late-winter preplant applications for kochia control

I know that Barton County is somewhat on the edge of having the wide-spread problem with kochia that western Kansas producers experience. But none the less, just in case, I wanted to make producers aware that now is the time to be planning their program for controlling kochia. The spread of glyphosa


Kansas to receive about $922,000 in Walgreens settlement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will receive about $922,000 as its part of a national settlement with Walgreens concerning over-dispensing of insulin pens to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.


Barton music students to attend national convention

The Barton Community College Student Chapter of American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) will attend the professional organization’s 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee National Conference from Feb. 27 – March 2 in Kansas City.


Kingman, Kansas schools canceled amid winter storm with ‘Frozen’ parody of ‘Let it Go’

School is canceled Wednesday in Kingman, KS, after a winter snow storm hit Kansas. The elementary-middle school made the announcement with a "Let it Go" parody song from Disney's "Frozen." (Feb. 19, 2019)


Kansas African-American History Trail To Launch In Wichita

The official launch of the Kansas African-American History Trail will be held in Wichita this week. Eight sites across Kansas have been selected as charter members that depict black history, including an underground railroad passage and a cabin that once was the headquarters for abolitionist John Br



A note on cold, hard consequences and isolation at the end of days for this former Catholic leader. Theodore Edgar McCarrick is a defrocked American bishop, former prelate and former cardinal of the Catholic Church.


Kansas man crashed SUV into home during argument with woman, Ark City police say

A Kansas man has bonded out of jail after allegedly driving his SUV into a home while arguing with a woman, police say. Kevin Lee Kenemore, 40, of Winfield, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Arkansas City police said in a news release. He was relea


Club Calendar week of Feb. 17

Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 — 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington. Great Bend Evening Lions Club — 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington.


City plans to find new ownership of hotel/convention center

Hutchinson council members agreed to enter into a 50-50 cost share with the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce to hire a Memphis-based company to do a market study about the need for a hotel and convention center.


Volunteers recognized at USD 428

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education paid tribute last week to the many volunteers who serve Great Bend students. Superintendent Khris Thexton said volunteers provide an estimated 123.05 hours each week across the district, based on a 32-week school year, with many additional hours relating to


Greg Lewis resigns from state House

TOPEKA – Citing his on-going battle with brain cancer, Greg Lewis, a St. John farmer and rancher who has served in the Kansas House for three years, resigned Monday. Lewis made the announcement on the House of Representatives floor that a brain tumor found in December was forcing his resignation. It