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Great Start for the 2023 Kansas State Fair

By Lucky Kidd HUTCHINSON, Kan.  — The 2023 Kansas State Fair is off to a good start. Fair Board members were told Sunday just over 35,000 people went through the gates Saturday, with close to 5,000 attending the Carly... Read More.

Great Bend Storms Back Late to Beat McPherson

By Brad Hallier GREAT BEND, Kan. - Great Bend started strong, and finished strong, overcoming a fourth-quarter deficit in beating McPheson 29-16 on Friday in one of the more anticipated matchups of the first week of Kansas high school football.Great Bend jumped to a quick... Read More.

Great Bend Man Arrested on Fentanyl Distribution Charges

By Lucky Kidd GREAT BEND, Kan. — A 35-year-old Great Bend man was arrested Tuesday evening on fentanyl distribution charges.The Barton County Sheriff's Office said Chet Whetham was taken into custody after deputies executed a search warrant at his residence... Read More.

Great Bend Artist to Work on 2 Downtown McPherson Murals

McPHERSON, Kan. — A contract with Great Bend artist Melanie Ryan to do work on two of the downtown McPherson Murals was approved by the City Commission Tuesday. This work includes restoration and repair of the Maxwell Wildlife mural at Main and... Read More.

City of Great Bend Plans for SRCA Drag Strip

By the City of Great Bend  GREAT BEND, Kan. —  The City of Great Bend would like to make a few clarifying comments involving the process that the city is involved in pertaining to the Drag Strip. This is currently a legal matter,... Read More.

Great Bend High School Named 2023 All-Star School

GREAT BEND, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Regents recently published the list of 2023 All-Star High Schools, which included Great Bend High School. The “All-Star” designation is the culmination of numerous programs implemented by GBHS staff in the area of college... Read More.

Storm Cleanup Plan for City of Great Bend

GREAT BEND, Kan. –  The City of Great Bend is putting together a storm cleanup plan for trees & limbs. Today City Staff is focusing on clearing Streets ONLY, however the next step will be to drive every neighborhood and pick up down trees... Read More.