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Great Bend's Wagner continues dominance on bowling lanes

For the past 15 years, Paige Wagner has been staying in her lane. And all that bowling is paying off. In the past year, Wagner competed in the U.S. National team trials and just missed a spot on national television. A former state runner-up for Great Bend High School, Wagner recently signed a letter of intent to bowl for national powerhouse Wichita State University.
GREAT BEND, KS
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Clara Barton Foundation awards 9 healthcare scholarships

Each year, the Clara Barton Foundation awards scholarships to applicants interested in pursuing a degree in the medical field. These scholarships have been funded through scholarship endowments that have been established over the years. This year the Foundation awarded nine scholarships, totaling $4,500. The Verda Lane scholarship was made possible...
HOISINGTON, KS
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Barton Co. Commission compromises on extra day to shoot fireworks

Patriotism, police complaints, fire calls, and the economy. Those were the factors debated in Thursday's Barton County Commission special session pertaining to the dishcharge of fireworks in unincorporated parts of the county. After hearing from various first responders, the commission voted 4-0 to allow the discharge of fireworks in rural Barton County on July 3 and 4 this year.
BARTON COUNTY, KS

Great Bend Chamber CEO completes second year at leadership program

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Megan Barfield, President, of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her second year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison, WI.
GREAT BEND, KS
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Great Bend prepares for another July 3 fireworks display

While personal fireworks are not allowed to be discharged in Great Bend until July 4, the city is preparing for another large fireworks display the night before to kick off the holiday celebration. Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said the Sunday, July 3 fireworks display frees up the holiday for citizens and for city staff.
GREAT BEND, KS

Nickerson Elementary School placed in lockdown Wednesday morning

NICKERSON, Kan. — The report of an armed subject led officials to place Nickerson Elementary School into lockdown Wednesday morning. According to Steve Lutz of the Reno County Sheriff's Department, the family of Kristopher Gobble phoned law enforcement after they had an altercation with him. Because his known address was near the school, law enforcement asked that the building be placed in lockdown. Summer school was in session at the time.
NICKERSON, KS
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