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Barton County 2013 - 2014

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Great Bend • Albert • Beaver • Odin • Claflin • Ellinwood • Galatia • Hoisington • Pawnee Rock • Olmitz • Susank Brought to you by the Great Bend Tribune

2013-2014 Barton County Source is jammed full of valuable, handy information collected on Barton County and it’s communities of Albert, Beaver, Claflin, Ellinwood, Galatia, Great Bend, Hoisington, Odin, Olmitz, Pawnee Rock, and Susank. Keep it handy, we are sure you will find it a useful and reliable reference tool throughout the year. Published by The Great Bend Tribune

Composition Karma Byers

Publisher Mary Hoisington

Photos The Staff of the Great Bend Tribune

Advertising Tammy Mason, Sales Christy Nemec, Sales Advertising Manager Diane K. Lacy-Trostle

Writers Dale Hogg Veronica Coons Karen LaPierre Susan Thacker Jim Misunas

Graphic Design Hugo Gonzalez

Barton County ...................................................................10-11 Administrative Numbers......................................................... 12 Emergency Numbers ............................................................. 13 Get Involved ........................................................................... 14 Government ......................................................................15-19 State and National Government.........................................20-21 Clubs and Organization .....................................................23-25 First Responders ...............................................................26-27 Churches ..........................................................................28-30 Dining ...............................................................................31-35 Golden Belt Humane Society .................................................. 37 Immunizations ....................................................................... 38 Health ...............................................................................39-44 Support/In Need................................................................45-53 Senior Citizens ..................................................................54-56 Recycling ............................................................................... 57 Events ................................................................................... 58 Kansas Wetlands ................................................................... 59 Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo .................................................. 60 Points of Interest ...............................................................61-73 Barton County Historical Society ............................................ 62 SRCA Drag Racing ............................................................64-65 Hunting.................................................................................. 67 Barton County Golf Courses ................................................... 68 Barton County Fair ................................................................. 69 Walking Tours ........................................................................ 70 Great Bend Sports Complex ................................................... 71 Wetlands Aquatic Center ........................................................ 72 Parks and Recreation ........................................................74-75 Libraries ................................................................................ 76 Youth and Adult Academies .................................................... 78 Education .........................................................................79-81 Kansas Oil & Gas Museum ..................................................... 82 Oil and Gas .......................................................................83-89 Agriculture ............................................................................. 90 Albert..................................................................................... 92 Beaver and Odin .................................................................... 93 Claflin ...............................................................................94-95 Ellinwood ..........................................................................96-97 Galatia ................................................................................... 98 Great Bend .....................................................................99-103 Hoisington ....................................................................104-106 Olmitz .................................................................................. 107 Pawnee Rock ....................................................................... 108 Susank ................................................................................ 109 Larned ..........................................................................110-115 Area Advertisers ...........................................................118-121 Great Bend Tribune .............................................................. 122 Media .................................................................................. 123 Travel .................................................................................. 124 Lodging and RV Parking ....................................................... 125 Service Directory ................................................................. 126

SOMETHING MISSING? Did we leave something out of Barton Source 2013-2014? If so we apologize. Our ever-changing database becomes the basis for the next year’s edition of the Barton County Source. So if we overlooked your agency or event, or if details have changed since the publication of the Source, please call 792-1211 and help us update this handy guide. 4

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EXPLORE GREAT BEND City Offices Administration......................................793-4111 Airport ..................................................793-4168 Building Inspections .............................793-4106 Cemetery .............................................793-4167 Engineering ..........................................793-4111 Fire Department #1..............................793-4140 Fire Department #2..............................793-4145 Front Door (Sewer & Water Payments) ................. 793-4100 Municipal Court....................................793-4149

From the top: Wetlands Aquatic Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Great Bend Sports Complex, SRCA Drag Races at Great Bend Expo Complex, Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo & Raptor Center

Public Lands/Parks ...............................793-4160 Public Works.........................................793-4150 Police Department ...............................793-4120 *In Case of an Emergency call 911

City Attractions Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo & Raptor Center 2123 Main St. / 281 Hwy 620-793-4226

Wetlands Aquatic Park

Great Bend Expo Complex & Rodeo Grounds 455 West Barton Co. Road 620-793-4111

City Parks & Recreation

2303 Main St. / 281 Hwy 620-792-1516

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Younger patients treated at Brantley Chiropractic Brantley Chiropractic treats the traditional patient to improve movement and minimize nerve interference. Dr. Scott Brantley has seen the number of younger patients increase, to remedy a variety of childhood ailments. “We’ve treated a lot of ear infections, as well and cold and flu,” he said. “When they get treatment, we see a quick change in their attitude.” Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. Treatment often includes exercises as well as health and lifestyle counseling. Pain, discomfort and dissatisfaction with other treatment options are reasons why patients choose to try chiropractic care. Dr. Brantley said more patients are using chiropractic treatment as the first option for their healthcare. Dr. Brantley employs the traditional chiropractic practice of physical treatment, as well as acupuncture. The changing seasons brings in patients for a variety of reasons, often related to their outdoor activities. “A lot of treatment is related to the daily activities people go through,” he said. “You go to a chiropractor for pain and muscle issues. Also we’ve had a lot of other issues which are treatable, mixing in the traditional chiropractic treatment and acupuncture.” Dr. Brantley said the combination of acupuncture treatment and chiropractic treatment has proven to be effective. Acupuncture treatment has continued to grow and more patients are requesting the acupuncture. Eighty percent of the acupuncture patients use electrical stimulation, an easier treatment than using needles. Electricity is used on the same acupuncture points that a needle uses.

“Some people respond better to electricity and some respond better to needles,” he said. “More people are asking for ‘needling,’ to just see what that feels like.” Some patients have discovered that acupuncture treatment has proven effective when other methods have not worked. “The whole system is hooked together and when we treat patients for their pain symptoms, other symptoms disappear,” he said. He said acupuncture has been effective treating fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas. Dr. Brantley said he’s been pleased by patient referrals and repeat customers. “When a family member says good things about us, we’ll get another family member to come in for treatment,” he said. “We have patients who travel long distances because a family member has recommended us.” Dr. Brantley’s daughter, Gracie, greets customers and files the paperwork for insurance and billing. “Gracie is a great asset,” Brantley said. “She’s energetic and enjoys working with the patients.” Registration and patient paperwork have been streamlined and an improved computer system allows patients to check themselves in. “We can remind patients about their appointments with text messages and email,” he said. “We’ve gone from people filling out several pages of information to one page.” Dr. Brantley earned his Doctor of Chiropractic at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. The Great Bend chiropractor has been treating patients since 1993 at Brantley Chiropractic. Dr. Brantley is a Fellow with the Acupuncture Society of America after 10 years of training. He earned his acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Society of America through Dr. Richard Yennie of Kansas City, Mo. who is credited with combining acupuncture treatment in conjunction with chiropractic adjustment in the U.S.

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Barton County Geographical Center of Kansas

PHOTO COURTESY DR. DAN WITT

arton County sits nearly in the geographical center of the state. The Arkansas River, the sixth largest river in the United States, flows through the county, with its northernmost bend peaking just six miles east of where Great Bend sits today. Indigenous peoples settled along the river for thousands of years before Spanish Conquistador and explorer Ferdinand Coronado and his men travelled through the area in the 1540s. They are reported to be the first Europeans to ever visit this portion of Kansas. Nearly three centuries later, the first Americans to officially visit the area were Lt. Zebulon Pike and his men while conducting an expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1806. Later, his route became known as the Santa Fe Trail, travelled by pioneers heading west for a better way of life. Then came the railroads, and civilization in the form of cities and towns took hold. In 1867, Barton County was created, but it wasn’t until 1872 that the minimum population of 600 was reached in order for the county to be organized. It was on May 16, 1872 that Gov. Harvey gave the nod for Barton County to be incorporated, and declared Great Bend the temporary county seat. A week later, on May 23, it became permanent, and three townships were created – Great Bend, Lakin and Buffalo.

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The people who settled came from all corners of the globe. Immigrants from throughout Europe settled on homesteads and helped build small towns, as did pioneers from the eastern United States. There were freed slaves, called “exodusters” who travelled to Kansas looking for a new life too. The surrounding prairie was broken and farmed, and agriculture thrived. Through trial and error, they learned that wheat performed very well. Barton County has become a “banner” wheat county in Kansas. The main line of the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe Railroad followed the Arkansas River, replacing the Santa Fe trail. It brought goods and people into and out of the area, allowing cities to flourish with trade in the late 1800s and into the first half of the 1900s.

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In the late 1800’s oil was discovered in the Cheyenne Bottoms, a vast marshland of international importance north of Great Bend. The first well didn’t produce, but subsequent drills were successful, and touched off an oil boom in the county. The oil industry today is very important economically to the area. During World War II, in 1943, Barton County became home to the Great Bend Army Air Field, where troops trained to fly B-29 bombers. According to the Barton County Historical Society website, crews worked to “transform this Kansas wheat field into an airfield and training facility. Barracks, airplane hangars, and miles of concrete runways designed to hold the enormous weight of the B-29s (70,140 lbs. empty/135,000 lbs. loaded).” By March 10, 1944, the 58th Bomb Wing would take off from these runways.


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After the war, so many families settled in the county, housing was at a premium, which paved the way for construction of several Lustron Homes in the area. The company from Illinois only manufactured the homes for two years from 1948 to 1950. It went into bankruptcy for financial and distribution reasons, but the houses lived up to their promise as being maintenance free. According to the Lustron Registry, there are still 18 existing Lustron homes in Great Bend standing today, over 70 years later. According to the registry’s website, the baked enamel panels and roofs continue to hold and are rust free with no need to paint. There is a Lustron home on display at the Barton County Historical Museum. During the 1950s, Great Bend’s City Parks and Recreation administrator Brit Spaugh slowly created a zoo in the downtown park, which today bears his name. Even then, it was considered unusual for a city the size of Great Bend to have a zoo. In 1965, Barton County Community Junior College was founded, offering a local venue for higher education. The college continues to draw students from all over the country and athletes from overseas to the county each year. In 2012-13 school year, it reported having 17,819 full and part-time students attending. Today, major industries in Barton County include agriculture, oil, manufacturing and medicine, according to the Barton County website. It is home to four school districts, several recreational attractions, and people who enjoy a combination of quiet country and modern city lifestyles.

Barton Co. Kansas

Population, 2012 estimate Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 Population, 2010 Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 Female persons, percent, 2011

27,557 27,674 -0.4% 27,674 6.8% 24.5% 16.7% 50.7%

2,885,905 2,853,116 1.1% 2,853,118 7.0% 25.1% 13.7% 50.3%

White persons, percent, 2011 (a) Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a) Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011

95.6% 1.7% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 1.5% 13.8% 82.9%

87.2% 6.2% .1% 2.6% 0.1% 2.7% 11.0% 77.5%

Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 Veterans, 2006-2010 Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010

84.6% 6.6% 11.8% 85.6% 19.6% 2,039 15.5

82.7% 6.5% 10.7% 89.5% 29.7% 222,477 18.9

Housing units, 2011 Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 Households, 2007-2011 Persons per household, 2006-2010 Per capita money income in past 12 months (2011 dollars) 2007-2011 Median household income 2006-2010 Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010

12,639 72.2% 9.2% $72,500 11,241 2.41 $24,639 $44,989 12.7%

1,237,651 69.0% 17.6% $125,500 1,104,479 2.49 $26,545 $50,594 12.6%

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Administrative Numbers COURTHOUSE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Richard Boeckman – 620-793-1800 County Attorney Doug Matthews – 620-793-1851 Clerk Donna Zimmerman – 620-793-1835 Treasurer Kevin Wondra – 620-793-1827 Appraiser Barbara Konrade – 620-793-1821 Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey – 620-793-1849

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Emergency Numbers Calls should be made during normal weekday hours, unless otherwise indicated. There’s an emergency? • Police and fire departments – 911 There’s a power outage in your neighborhood? • Check utilities listings in the community section You suspect child abuse? • Kansas Department for Children & Families 620-792-5324 • Barton County Sheriff – 620-793-1876 • Great Bend Police – 620-793-4120 • Ellinwood Police – 620-564-3001 • Hoisington Police – 620-653-4995 • Claflin Police – 620-587-3344

Your water main breaks? • City Office (Great Bend) – 620-793-4100, after hours 792-3588 • Ellinwood Water Department 620-564-3199 • Hoisington Water Plant – 620-653-2866

You see someone illegally dumping garbage in an unincorporated area? • Barton County Sheriff – 620-793-1867 • Great Bend Police – 620-793-4120 • Ellinwood Police – 620-564-3001 • Hoisington Police – 620-653-4995 • Claflin Police – 620-587-3344

You want to donate something? • Salvation Army Thrift Store 1028 Harrison, Great Bend • Goodwill Store – 1705 Main, Great Bend • Life Giving Center 2100 Broadway, Great Bend

You would like to test your home for radon? • Barton County Extension, 1800 12th., Great Bend, Donna Krug – 620-793-1910

You smell gas? • Kansas Gas Service – 1-800-794-4780

You want to know if you live in a flood zone? • Emergency / Risk Management 1400 Main, Great Bend Amy Miller – 620-793-1919

You want to know if you are eligible for an affordable rental or housing unit? • Contact a local real estate agent • Department of Housing and Urban Development – http:www.hud.gov • Housing counseling for home buyers and renters – 1-800-569-4287

You have a zoning question? • Great Bend – Mary Turley – 620-793-4106 • Barton County Judy Goreham – 620-793-1894 • Ellinwood – 620-564-3161 • Hoisington – 620-653-4125

You want to complain about a parking ticket or loud music? • Barton County Sheriff – 620-793-1876 • Great Bend Police – 620-793-4120 • Ellinwood Police – 620-564-3001 • Hoisington Police – 620-653-4995 • Claflin Police – 620-587-3344

You know of an unsafe sidewalk or street or have a street light problem? • Great Bend – 620-793-4100 • Ellinwood – 620-564-3161 • Hoisington – 620-653-4125

Animals found, lost or being treated cruelly: • Golden Belt Humane Society 620-792-4297 • Hoisington Animal Control Officer 620-653-4995 You want to register to vote? • Barton County Clerk – 620-793-1835 You want to talk to the mayor? • Albert – Rod Cushenbery 620-923-4665 • Claflin – Mike Urban – 620-587-3707 • Ellinwood – Frank Koelsch 620-564-3161 • Galatia – Steve Wilhelm – 620-935-4331 • Great Bend – Mike Allison 620-793-4111 • Hoisington – Clayton Williamson 620-653-4125 • Olmitz – Darrell Keener 620-586-3311 • Pawnee Rock – Gary Adams 620-982-4386 • Susank – Dennis Trapp –620- 653-7670

You have a question about water quality? • Central Kansas Local Environmental Planning Group 620-793-6892 You have a question about septic systems, water wells or need a water test for a nonpublic water supply? • Barton County Judy Goreham – 620-793-1894 • Barton County Extension, 1800 12th., Great Bend, Donna Krug – 620-793-1910 You need a property transfer inspection when a private well and/or private septic system is involved? • Barton County Judy Goreham – 620-793-1894 You need a building permit for an unincorporated area? • Barton County Judy Goreham – 620-793-1894 13

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You have a health question? • Barton County Health Department 620-793-1902 You want to escape domestic violence? • Family Crisis Center – 620-793-1965 You want to know the city mini-bus schedules? • 620-792-3859 You need a referral for day care? • Barton County Health Department 620-793-1902 You want to subscribe to a local newspaper? • The Great Bend Tribune – 620-792-1211 • The Hoisington Dispatch – 620-653-4154 • The Ellinwood Leader – 620-564-3116 You want a business license? • Great Bend City Clerk – 620-793-4100 • Ellinwood Administrator –620- 564-3161 • Hoisington City Clerk – 620-653-4125 • Claflin City Hall – 620-587-3707 • Pawnee Rock City Clerk – 620-982-4386 You have a question about farming activities? • Barton County Extension – 620-793-1910 • Soil Conservation Service – 620-792-3346 You want to dispose of household hazardous wastes? • Barton County Landfill – 620-793-1898 You dispute your property tax bill? • Barton County Treasurer – 620-793-1827 You are interested in adoption or foster care? • Catholic Social Service – 620-792-1393 • Saint Francis Community Services 620-793-7454 • Youthville – 800-593-1950


Get Involved 4-H and Youth Programs Great Bend American Red Cross, Golden Belt Chapter Wichita Association for Continuing Education Great Bend Barton Community College Endowment Association Great Bend Barton County 4 H Holding Board Inc. Great Bend Barton County Arts Council Inc. Great Bend Barton County Fair Association Great Bend Barton County Historical Society Great Bend Barton County Young Mens Organization Inc Great Bend Barton County Youth Care Inc. Great Bend Big Brothers/Big Sisters Great Bend Birthright of Great Bend Inc. Great Bend Boy Scouts (Quivira Council) Great Bend Bright Horizons Inc. Great Bend Camp Hope Great Bend Catholic Social Services Great Bend Center for Counseling & Consultation Great Bend Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired Great Bend Central Kansas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Great Bend Cherry Village Benevolence Inc. Great Bend Child Abuse Prevention Education Great Bend Clara Barton Hospital Foundation Inc. Hoisington Commission on Aging Great Bend Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Ellinwood Eldercare Inc. Great Bend Ellinwood Food Bank Ellinwood Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center Ellinwood Ellinwood Public Schools and Community Library Foundation Ellinwood Emergency Aid Council Great Bend Family Crisis Center Great Bend Food Bank of Barton County Inc. Great Bend Girl Scounts of Kansas Heartland Great Bend Golden Belt Community Concert Association Great Bend Golden Belt Community Foundation Great Bend Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice Great Bend Golden Belt Humane & Animal Welfare Society Inc. Great Bend Great Bend Community Theatre Inc. Great Bend Great Bend Holiday Spirit Great Bend

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Barton County has five elected Commissioners who meet Mondays at 9 a.m. unless otherwise announced. They meet in Room 106, located

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Homer Kruckenberg, Member, 2nd District Term began January 2009

Kenny Schremmer, Member, 1st District Term began January 2011

Don Davis, Member, 3rd DistrictTerm began January 2013

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Don Cates, Chairman, 4th District Term began January 2011

1400 Main Street, Great Bend. All meetings are open to the public. Phone: 620-793-1847 Fax: 620-793-1807

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Jennifer Schartz, Member, 5th District Term began January 2011 jschartz@bartoncounty.org

Barton County Elected Officials Donna Zimmerman County Clerk/ Election Officer 1400 Main, Rm 202, Great Bend 620-793-1835, 620-793-1990 fax (4) four year term. First appointed to office on June 1, 1995. Fourth term began January 2009. In addition to several bookkeeping and records keeping responsibilities, here are other key county clerk’s duties: • Real Estate transfer record – records transfer of ownership from deeds filed with the register of deeds, probates, divorce decrees, death certificates, etc. • Issues Fish and Game licenses, large game permits, etc.

• Certification of valuation • Prepares homestead/food sales tax returns for low income or elderly persons • Prepares financial reports to the state of Kansas • Acts as the official election officer Kevin Wondra County Treasurer 1400 Main, Room 207 Great Bend 620-793-1831, 620-793-1990 fax A (4) four year term. Appointed October 2007. This office acts as a collection agency for the county. It is responsible for 15

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collection of all taxes and distributes tax money to all taxing units in the county.

For vehicle registrations and title work proof of insurance is required. Real estate and personal property taxes are due and payable on or before Dec. 20. First half may be paid at that time second half due by May 10 the following year. Personal property becomes due and payable in full if the first half is not paid by Dec. 20. Personal property is boats, campers, trailers, motor bikes, etc. Oil and gas is considered to be personal property. Driver’s Licenses are issued on Tuesday through Friday in Room 207. Hours are 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Barton County Elected Officials Pam Wornkey Register of Deeds 1400 Main, Room 205, Great Bend 620-793-1849, 620-793-1981 fax (4) four year term. First appointed to office January 2013. This office is charged with recording and preserving all land records. This office has custody of and safely keeps and preserves all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The office also records or causes to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, maintains county school records, Uniform Commercial Code and corporation records, processes passports for the general public and is responsible for the private sale of lots or transfer of ownership through another means for both County owned cemeteries. All records in the office of the Register of Deeds are open records except for the Kansas Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire which is open to those protesting their taxes, Kansas Certified General Real Property Appraisers, Bankers and Realtors. Doug Matthews County Attorney 1400 Main, Room 302, Great Bend 620-793-1851, 620-793-1855 fax barton.cntyatty@bartoncounty.net The county attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in Barton County. The office handles felony crimes, select misdemeanor and traffic prosecutions. These cases include murder, rape, robbery, juvenile offenses, care and treatment actions, child in need of care, criminal appeals, select traffic offenses, and many others.

Kinds of records filed in the office: • Patents

• Tax Liens (state and federal)

• Deeds

• Cemetery Plats

• Mortgages

• Ordinances (City and County)

• Leases

• Resolutions (City and County)

• Assignments

• Bankruptcy

• Releases

• Cemetery Deeds

• Affidavits

• Certificates of Valuation

• Articles of Incorporation

• City Boundary

• Certificates of Death

• Covenants & Restrictions

• Power of Attorney

• Easements & Right of Ways

• Military Discharges

• Sub-divisional Plat

• Plats • County School Records

Brian Belledir Sheriff 1416 Kansas, Great Bend 620-793-1876, 620-793-1886 fax The Barton County Sheriff ’s Office serves a population of 27,703, which includes nine cities, and 22 townships. Additionally, the sheriff ’s office provides assistance to municipal police departments and assists state and federal law enforcement agencies.

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It is also equipped with specialized units, such as the Crisis Response Team, K-9 Unit, a Reserve Deputy Force and an Explorer Group. In addition to investigation and patrol duties, the department also maintains the county’s detention facility. The Civil Process Officer serves and executes legal papers, garnishments, divorce papers, protection from abuse orders, evictions, mental petitions, and other legal papers.

Department Directors Richard Boeckman County Counselor/ Administrator, 1400 Main, Rm. 107, Great Bend 620-793-1800, 620-793-1807 fax The Barton County Administrator’s Office was established in November, 1985. In 2004, the county counselor was hired to serve as administrator, resulting in a change to the position that includes those duties related to civil matters. Duties include: • Directs daily operations of the county • Implements commission policy decisions • Helps with the supervision of departmental operations, management of county budgets, services and human resources • Needs the cooperation of all elected officials, department heads and support staff

Jessica Wilson, Financial Officer 1400 Main, Room 107 Great Bend 620-793-1800, 620-793-1807 fax The duties include in-house fiscal responsibilities, investments, payroll and some community development. Barbara Konrade, County Appraiser 1400 Main, Room 206, Great Bend 620-793-1821, 620-793-1990 fax Amy Boxberger Central Kansas Community Corrections 1806 12th, Great Bend 620-793-1940, 620-793-1893 fax Doug Hubbard, Communications (911) 1300 Stone, Great Bend 620-793-1920, 620-793-3222 fax 16

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Judy Goreham, Environmental Management Barton County Annex Building 352 West 12th Street, P.O. Box 268, Hoisington 620-653-2065, 620-653-2067 fax Toll Free: 866-664-2065 Environmental management is the management of our interaction with and impact upon the environment, including water standards and zoning and flood plain regulations. Permitting includes water well, septic system, building. Site work includes septic system, water well, lender evaluations. John Debes, Information Technology 1400 Main, Rm 201, Great Bend 620-793-1841, 620-793-1990 fax


Department Directors Wanda Ybarra, Facilities Management 1400 Main, Room 109, Great Bend 620-793-1873, 620-793-1807 fax Lily Akings, Health Director 1300 Kansas, Suite B, Great Bend 620-793-1902, 620-793-1903 fax Laurie White, Juvenile Intake and Assessment Director 1213 Baker, Great Bend 620-793-1930, 620-793-1977 fax Dale Phillips, Noxious Weed Director and Highway Supervisor 2300 6th, P.O. Box 518, Great Bend 620-793-1936, 620-793-1938 fax Clark Rusco, Barton County Engineering 1400 Main Room 108, Great Bend 620-793-1808, 620-793-1983 fax Services Provided: Coordinates Related Activities with Cities, Townships and Other Governmental Units, and Provides Engineering Functions for the County. Amy Miller, Barton County Emergency Management and Risk Management 1400 Main Room 108, Great Bend 620-793-1919, 620-793-1983 fax Services Provided: This department provides emergency preparedness functions to prevent, minimize, and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters. Provides public education and information to encourage personal emergency management. In addition, risk management and safety functions for Barton County are handled by this department.

Mark Witt, Landfill Manager Barton County Solid Waste Landfill 350 NE 30 Road, Great Bend Hours - Mon. thru Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 620-793-1898, 620-793-1899 fax Services Provided: Solid Waste Management, Environmental Compliance, Household Hazardous Waste Program. Household Hazardous Waste collections are scheduled the third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at the landfill, but also by appointment, Monday through Friday. Citizens may contact the Barton County Landfill for

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Township Officials ALBION: Clerk: Rocky Meitner, 620-653-7596 1280 NW 60 Ave., Olmitz, KS 67564 Treasurer: Frances J. Flagor, 620-653-4475 1361 NW 50 Ave., Hoisington, KS 67544 Trustee: Dennis Ludwig, 620-923-6318 1232 NW 60 Ave., Olmitz, KS 67564

BUFFALO: Clerk: Daniel Robert, 620-793-5298 LeRoy, 783 NW 10 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530 Treasurer: David Schneider, 620-792-3306 445 NW 10 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530 Trustee: Kent J. Romine, 620-793-2985 674 SW 10 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530

CLARENCE: Clerk: Greg Kellar, 620-923-4209 1156 NW 30 Rd., Albert, KS 67511 Treasurer: LaVerne Oetken, 620-793-9605 1116 NW 10th Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530 Trustee: David LeRoy, 620-793-7153 955 NW 20 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530

BEAVER: Clerk: Dave Dolechek, 620-587-3806 963 NE 200 Rd., Claflin, KS 67525 Treasurer: Roy Weber, 620-587-3866 2064 NE 90 Ave., Hoisington, KS 67544 Trustee: Gerald Schauf, 620-587-3352 481 NE 190 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544

CHEYENNE: Clerk: John Paul, 620-587-9977 Lamatsch, 1395 Lewis–Odin, Claflin, KS 67525 Treasurer: Francis J. Debes, 620-587-3668 749 NE 130 Rd., Claflin, KS 67525 Trustee: John Klug, 620-587-3952 908 St. Stephan Ave., Claflin, KS 67525

CLEVELAND: Clerk: Brian Hoffman, 620-587-2348 1938 NE 100 Ave., Claflin, KS 67525 Treasurer: Kevin Wirth, 620-587-3687 or 620-791-7874 2150 NE 110 Ave., Claflin, KS 67525 Trustee: Greg Lamatsch, 620-587-3856 1080 NE 190 Rd., Claflin, KS 67525

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The contents of this map were developed for the use of various departments of Barton County. Property descriptions and other information as indicated on the map are unofficial and are not intended for conveyances. This map is not a legal survey. Barton County does not assume responsibility for any use of the map beyond the regulations or guidelines established for the county departments.

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Township Officials COMANCHE: Clerk: Mary K. Barrow, 620-566-7163 306 SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood, KS 67526 Treasurer: Kraig Clawson, 620-564-2646 276 SE 56 Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530 Trustee: Kraig Clawson, 620-564-2646 276 SE 56 Ave, Great Bend 67530 Trustee: Don Ravenstein, 620-564-2285 328 B SE 80 Ave., Ellinwood, KS 67526 EUREKA: Clerk: Jerome Lang, 620-653-2472 861 NW 40 Ave., Hoisington, KS 67544 Treasurer: John Maddox, 620-653-4563 862 NW 70 Ave., Olmitz, KS 67564 Trustee: Gary A. Tindall, 620-653-4688 995 NW 40 Ave., Hoisington, KS 67544 FAIRVIEW: Clerk: Jane M. Steinert, 620-935-4333 2257 NW 80 Ave., Russell, KS 67665 Treasurer: Martin R. Becker, 620-935-4353 2193 NW 90 Ave., Russell, KS 67665 Trustee: James DeWald, 620-935-4381 935 NW 180 Rd., Olmitz, KS 67564 GRANT: Clerk: Emerson W. MacDonald, 620-586-3369 1004 NW 140 RD, Otis, KS 67565 Treasurer: Joleen Steinert, 620-935-4348 970 NW 160 RD,., Olmitz, KS 67564 Trustee: Joe F. Axman, 620-586-3274 898 NW 140 RD., Olmitz, KS 67564 GREAT BEND: Clerk: Timothy Hammeke, 620-793-6704 460 NE 20 Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530 Treasurer: Mike Snyder, 620-793-7043 48 NW 48 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530 Trustee: Joe Felke, 620-793-3302 14 SE 35 Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530 NORTH HOMESTEAD: Clerk: Richard W. Lacey, 620-653-4929 90 NW 120 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544 Treasurer: Alan J. Hoffman, 620-653-4169 1492 NW 10 Ave., Hoisington, KS 67544 Trustee: Shawn Jonas, 620-653-2935 56 NE 150 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544

SOUTH HOMESTEAD: Clerk: Brandon Yeakley, 620-653-4035 846 NW 10 Ave., Hoisington, KS 67544 Treasurer: Randy Strickland, 620-653-7565 22 NW 70 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544 Trustee: Gary Sidman, 620-793-7037 605 W Lakeview Dr., Great Bend, KS 67530

UNION: Clerk: Donald D. Popp, 620-653-7625 197 NE 220 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544 Treasurer: Dennis R. Poland, 620-653-4550 1767 NE 10 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544 Trustee: Marty Michaelis, 620-653-4511 88 NE 200 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544

INDEPENDENT: Clerk: Terry T. Lank, 620-587-3811 1428 NE 140 Ave., Claflin, KS 67525 Treasurer: James J. Debes, 620-587-3544 310 E. Hamilton, P.O. Box 45, Claflin, KS 67525 Trustee: James Vance, 620-587-3324 1494 NE 120 Ave., Claflin, KS 67525 LAKIN: Clerk: Aaron Birzer, 620-564-2130 1146 NE 20 Rd., Ellinwood, KS 67526 Treasurer: Mark Hammeke, 620-564-2890 265 NE 100 Ave., Ellinwood, KS 67526 Trustee: Kevin Kramp, 620-653-4976 402 NE 100 Ave., Ellinwood, KS 67526 LIBERTY: Clerk: T.R. Esfeld, 620-793-3643 314 SW 50 Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530 Treasurer: Greg Stukey, 620-786-4793 373 Grove Terr., Great Bend, KS 67530 Trustee: Kevin L. Rose, 620-792-3888 277 Liberty Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530 LOGAN: Clerk: Bill Thomas, 620-587-3722 1440 NE 100 Rd., Claflin, KS 67525 Treasurer: Joy Hertach, 620-587-3450 947 NE 160 Ave., Claflin, KS 67525 Trustee: David P. Wirth, 620-587-3795 673 NE 150 Ave., Ellinwood, KS 67526

WALNUT: Clerk: Melvin A. Yarmer, 620-923-4653 535 NW 100 Ave., Albert, KS 67511 Treasurer: Dale E. Maneth, 620-586-3326 1171 NW 110 Rd., Olmitz, KS 67564 Trustee: Steve Schneider, 620-586-3280 897 NW 120 Ave., Olmitz, KS 67564 WHEATLAND: Clerk: Kenneth Ney, 620-653-4665 582 NW 180 Rd., Hoisington, KS 67544 Treasurer: Garry Batt, 620-935-4390 2269 NW 30 Ave., Russell, KS 67665 Trustee: Kevin Nettleingham, 620-653-7695 749 NW 180 Rd., Olmitz, KS 67564 SOUTH BEND: Clerk: Lance Walters, 620-793-7319 94 SE 20 Ave., P.O. Box 1265, Great Bend, KS 67530 Treasurer: Marilyn J. Selle, 620-793-6889 198 SE 30 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530 Trustee: Craig A. Amerine, 620-793-9705 325 SE 40 Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530

PAWNEE ROCK: Clerk: Brenton Dupuis, 620-804-1535 (APPT. 2-25-13) 1165 SW 10 Rd, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567 Treasurer: Scott Loving, 620-982-4393 1049 W. Hwy. 56, Pawnee Rock, KS. 67567 Trustee: Dale D. Dirks, 620-982-4663 1165 SW 10 Road, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567

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State and National State Offices Gov. Sam Brownback State Capitol 200 SW 10th Ave.,Ste 241S Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: (785) 296-3232 Toll Free: 877-KSWORKS (877-579-6757) governor@ks.gov

Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: (785) 296-5669 Toll Free: 800-748-4408 Fax: (785) 296-5669 lt.gov@ks.gov

Attorney General Derek Schmidt 120 SW 10th, 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1597 Phone: (785) 296-2215 Fax: (785)296-6296 general@ksag.org

Secretary of State Kris Kobach Memorial Hall 120 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Phone: (785)296-4564 sos@sos.ks.gov

State Treasurer Ron Estes 900 SW Jackson, Ste.201 Topeka, KS 66612-1235 (785)296-3171 ron@treasurer.ks.gov

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger 420 SW 9th St. Topeka, KS 66612-1678 Phone: (785)296-3071 Fax: (785) 296-7805 Consumer Assistance Hotline 1-800-432-2484 (KS only) commissioner@ksinsurance.org

State Senators District 35 Senator Jay Emler, Republican Capitol 300 SW 10th Street Topeka, Kansas 66612 785-296-7354 Email:Jay.Emler@senate.ks.gov Home 1457 Shawnee Road Lindsborg, KS, 67456 Phone: 785-227-2887

District 33 Senator Mitch Holmes, Republican Capitol Room: 237-E Seat: 5 Phone: 785-296-7667 Email:Mitch.Holmes@senate.ks.gov Home 211 SE 20th Ave., St. John, KS, 67576 Phone: 620-234-5834 Email:mitch@mitchholmes.com

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State and National House Legislators District 112 Representative John Edmonds, Republican Capitol Room: 452-S Seat: 83 Phone: 785 296-5593 Email:john.edmonds@house.ks.gov Home P.O. Box 1816, Great Bend, KS, 67530 Phone: 620-792-4121, Fax: 620-792-2999 Email:jtedmonds@aol.com

District 113 Marshall Christmann, Republican Capitol Room: 166-W Seat: 109 Phone: 785-296-7640 Home 816 South Grand Lyons, KS, 67554 Phone: 620-680-1222

National Legislators President Barack H. Obama, Democrat The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 White House Comments: 202-456-1111 Fax: 202-456-2461 www.whitehouse.gov/president U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Republican, 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510-1605 Phone: 202-224-4774 Fax: 202-224-3514 http://roberts.senate.gov Committee Membership: Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senate Select Committee on Ethics, Standing Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Rules and Administration, Standing Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Tips for Effective Communication with Legislators You feel strongly about an issue and want to make sure your elected officials know how you feel. Where to start? Here are some tips for getting your message heard. Write a letter 1. Be sure to make it brief. Limit your correspondance to no more than two pages. 2. Be respectful and limit yourself to one topic. Be sure to state your reasons for support or opposition to a bill. Personalize the issue if you can. 3. Be sure to include a return address and ask your legislator to send a return letter explaining their position on the issue. Make a phone call: 1. You will likely be speaking to a staff member, but don’t fret — they will make sure your elected official is informed of your opinion.

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Republican, Russell Senate Office Building Room 361A Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-6521 Fax: 202-228-6966 http://moran.senate.gov Committee Membership: Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Appropriations Committee, Veterans’ Affairs Committee U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Republican, 1st District 126 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-2715 Fax: 202-225-5124 www.huelskamp.house.gov Committee Membership: Committee on Small Business, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. When calling, ask to speak with the aid who handles the issue you are concerned with. 2. Identify yourself as a constituent. A zip code will help verify this. 3. Once you have done this, be sure to ask to leave a message letting the elected official know why your support or oppose the bill in question. You may ask that the legislator respond to your phone call in writing, and ask that they respond with their position on the bill. Send an email 1. Due to overuse, email is not the best communication tool for making sure your elected official is informed of your position on an issue, unless you have a personal email address. That being said, the guidelines are pretty much the same for writing a letter. 2. Make sure you identify yourself as a constituent, and back it up with your name, street address, city, state and zip code. You are competing with thousands of emails a week, but those from constituents are considered the most important. 21

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U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins Republican, 2nd District 1027 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-6601, Fax: 202-225-7986 www.lynnjenkins.house.gov Committee Membership: House Ways and Means Committee U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder Republican, 3rd District 215 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-2865, www.yoder.house.gov Committee Membership: Committee on Appropriations U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo Republican, 4th District 107 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-6216, Fax: 202-225-3489 www.pompeo.house.gov Committee Membership: Committee on Energy and Commerce. 3. Address only one issue. In your final sentence, make sure to clearly state exactly what you are asking your elected official to do. 4. Ask for a response. If you receive a response letter, it means your email was read. Visit face to face 1. Probably the most effective means of communicating your like or dislike of an issue. Attend a town hall meeting and stick around afterwards for the best chance to catch your Senator or Representative. If that’s not possible, you can request an audience. 2. Elected officials websites usually include instructions on how to schedule a visit. 3. Offer the following information when scheduling: Requested date(s), number attending, the location and duration of the meeting, the subject and details of the meeting, and finally contact information including your name, phone number, address, orgainzation/affiliation (if applicable), and email address. On the day of the meeting, provide point-of-contact information.


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Club & Organizations 4-H and Youth Programs Berny Unruh, 4-H and Youth Development Agent, 1800 12th St., Great Bend, 620-793-1910 Kids who are 7 and not yet 19 by Jan. 1 of current year may join. Clover Buds are ages 5-6. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Contact 4-H Junior Leaders Berny Unruh, 4-H and Youth Development Agent, 1800 12th St., Great Bend, 620-793-1910 American Cancer Society, Barton County Vickie Jo Miller, St. John, 620-549-3602

Barton County Fair Friends Barb Davenport 620-792-2647 or 620-797-FAIR Meet February through June on the first Monday of month at Farmers Bank, 1614 Main. Barton County Historical Society Beverly Komarek, P.O. Box 1091, Great Bend, 620-793-5125 www.bartoncountymuseum.org Meets at the Museum at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month. Check schedule for special dates. Check the website for changes or updates in meetings. Big Bend Bowhunters of Great Bend Brian Tiede, 620-792-3289 Call for info on monthly shoots.

American Legion Post #180 1011 Kansas, Great Bend, 620-793-5912 American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders, Sons of the American Legion

Boy Scouts of America Arvin Fontarum, Dist. Executive of Quivira Council, 316-204-9811

American Legion Post #320 117 E. Santa Fe Blvd. , Ellinwood, 620-564-3252 American Legion Auxiliary Sons of the American Legion American Legion Post #286 204 N. Main, Hoisington, 620-653-4816 American Legion Auxiliary Sons of the American Legion Argonne Rebels, Inc., BINGO 12th & Main, Great Bend Wed. 7:15 and Sun. 1:45

A.R.M. (Arkansas River Muzzleloaders) Tim Wornkey, Ellinwood, 620-564-2066 Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel Sally O’Conner, 620-793-3103 Meets four times a year, call for meeting times.

Central Kansas Photography Club Marion Lightfoot, 620-793-8064 or Wendell Hickson, 620-792-7875 Meets second Thursday of the month at CPI Employees Center, 1809 24th, Great Bend. Dues are $20.00 per year.

Central Kansas Threadbenders Quilt Guild SandraVink, 620-792-2030. Meets the third Friday of the month at 1 p.m. at Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Visitors welcome.

Barton County Desk & Derrick Club Carla Yahne, Great Bend, 620-793-8231 Meets second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., at The Club at StoneRidge.

Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary Jane Fertig, Ellinwood, 620-564-2973 Ellinwood Garden Club June Stephens, 620-564-2852 Meets second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in members homes. Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation 300 N. Schiller, Ellinwood, 620-564-3226

Central Kansas Piano Teachers League Rebecca Dudrey, 620-793-5603 Meets 1st Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes.

Cheyenne Stamp Club Jim Cochrane, P.O. Box 2009, Great Bend or Lonnie Wright, 620-982-4519 Meets second Sunday of each month at North Main Pizza Hut, 2:30 p.m. In May they meet the first Sunday.

Ducks Unlimited, John Ritchey, Senior Regional Director Central Kansas, 785-494-8898 (w) jritchey@ducks.org Area Chairman,Trenton Suchy District Chairman, Charlie Suchy Wildlife Conservation. Meets at Knights of Columbus Hall in Great Bend on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. from August to October. Banquet is held in October to raise funds for wetland enhancement. Annual youth education/fun day each September. Ellinwood Community Historical Society Mary Jo Cunningham, 620-564-2242

Camp Hope Gail Moeder, 620-793-9052

Argonne All Stars Dance Team Amanda Schnoebelen, 620-617-2341

Daughters of Isabella, Immaculate Conception Circle #744 Jeanie Hapes, 620-564-3007. Great Bend, Ellinwood, Hoisington, Olmitz, Claflin. A Catholic women’s organization. Meets the second Monday of the month at St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 4100 Broadway at 7 p.m.

Elks Lodge 1120 Kansas, Great Bend, 620-793-3651 Bingo every Monday and Friday at 7:15 p.m. Epsilon Sigma Alpha/Beta Nu Kathie Keller, 620-793-6397 Epsilon Sigma Alpha/ Delta Tau Lisa Baum, 620-793-6437 Etudion Club Barbara Steiner, 620-793-9614 Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month in members homes.

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Club & Organizations Family Community Education Units, FCE Donna Krug, 1800 12th, Great Bend 620-793-1910 Six active units in Barton County. These groups meet monthly for educational programs and provide many hours of community service. First Step Recycling A Division of Sunflower Diversified’s Services Sarah Krom, 1010 Hubbard, Great Bend 620-792-1321 Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1024 Main, Great Bend, 620-792-4582 Meets the third Monday at 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the third Monday at 7:30 p.m. Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Membership Director, Dawn Sherwood, Salina Office, 800-888-0872 ext. 21 Troops are active during the school year, time and date of meeting times determined by troop leader. Golden Belt Amateur Radio Club Carl Anderson, 620-793-2225 Meets 1st Thursday of every month. Golden Belt Community Concert Assoc. Joe Boley, 620-793-7986 Professional musical entertainment brought to this area. Golden Belt Wood Carvers Barry Bowers, Great Bend, 620-793-6121 Meets on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center at 2005 Kansas. Golden Belt Model Railroaders Assoc. PO Box 2069, Great Bend Ken Shelton, Hoisington, 620-653-2939 Mark Orth, Great Bend, 620-792-5837 Mary Jo Cunningham, Ellinwood, 620-564-2242 Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest, Great Bend. Great Bend Community Theater Warren Decker, 620-792-4228

Great Bend Desk & Derrick Sharon Hiss, Great Bend, 620-792-4782 www.addc.org Meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm at Bentley & Associates, 5710 Anchor Way, Great Bend. Membership open to anyone who wants to learn more about petroleum, energy and allied industries. Great Bend Garden Club Nancy Swafford, 620-792-3297 Meets at 10 am. the third Thursday (September - May) at the Extension Office, 1800 12th St. Great Bend Military Moms Bend Barrett, Military620-792-2838 Moms Leslie Great (Halbower) Leslie (Halbower) Barrett, 620-792-2838 www.facebook.com/militarymoms www.facebook.com/militarymoms Sending care packages to Sending care packages to deployed military troops. deployed military troops. Great Bend Bend Rotary Rotary Club Club Great 620-793-8583 or or 620-793-6290 620-793-6290 620-793-8583 Meets each each Monday Monday at at noon noon at at Meets Highland Hotel, Hotel, South South Heritage Heritage Room, Room, Highland Great Bend. Bend. Founded Founded in in 1923. 1923. Great Great Bend Bend Saddle Saddle Club Club Great Tammy Komarek, Komarek, 620-786-9394 620-786-9394 Tammy In existence existence for for 60 60 years, years, the the goal goal is is to to promote promote In good horsemanship horsemanship throughout throughout the the area. area. good Active in play days, horse shows, Active in play days, horse shows, trail rides rides and and parades. parades. trail Habitat for for Humanity, Humanity, Barton Barton County County Habitat Sister Judith Lindell, 620-792-1232 Sister Judith Lindell, 620-792-1232 HabitatBartonCounty@hotmail.com HabitatBartonCounty@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/BartonCountyHabitat www.facebook.com/BartonCountyHabitat Hoisington Community Community Historical Historical Society Society Hoisington Lois Hickey, Hickey, 620-653-2514 620-653-2514 Lois 120 E. E. 2nd, 2nd, Hoisington Hoisington 120 Hoisington Knights Knights of of Columbus Columbus Hoisington Council 152 152 Council Richard Lacey, Lacey, PO PO Box Box 149, 149, Richard 114 N. N. Main Main St., St., Hoisington, Hoisington, 620-653-4929 620-653-4929 114 Meets the the second second Monday Monday Meets of the the month month at at 7:30 7:30 p.m. p.m. of Hoisington Masonic Masonic Lodge Lodge Hoisington Orville Weeks, Weeks, 620-792-9015 620-792-9015 Orville

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Valley Lodge #95 Ron Kirmer, 620-792-3104 Ken Edgett, 620-793-5605 Meet every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. upstairs at 2025 Forest, Great Bend (back stairwell at rear of Completely Kids)

Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation PO Box 178, Hoisington, 620-653-2210 kans4kids@ruraltel.net www.kans4kidsfoundation.org www.kans4kidsfoundation.org Organization Organization provides provides funding funding and and emotional emotional support for Barton County children support for Barton County children 18 18 years years of of age or younger, undergoing treatment for age or younger, undergoing treatment for cancer. cancer. Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Club of of Great Great Bend Bend Rebecca Dudrey, 620-793-5603 Rebecca Dudrey, 620-793-5603 Noon Noon on on Wednesdays Wednesdays at at Montana Montana Mikes. Mikes. LEAD LEAD Janell Janell Rose, Rose, 1300 1300 Kansas, Kansas, 620-793-1902 620-793-1902 League League of of Women Women Voters Voters Rose Rose Kelly, Kelly, 620-792-2821 620-792-2821 Meets Meets for for lunch lunch and and program program on on the the 2nd 2nd Tuesday Tuesday of of each each month month at at Montana Montana Mikes. Mikes. Lions Lions Club Club -- Clafl Claflin in Lois Lois Krier, Krier, 620-792-9922 620-792-9922 Meets Meets the the 4th 4th Monday, Monday, Clafl Claflin in Community Community Center Center Lions Club, Evening Great Bend Lions Club, Evening - Great Bend Kevin Kevin Wondra, Wondra, 620-793-2564 620-793-2564 Meets Meets 1st 1st & & 3rd 3rd Mondays Mondays at at 6:30 6:30 p.m. p.m. at at First First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington. Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington. Lions Lions Club, Club, Noon Noon -- Great Great Bend Bend Dianne Morse, 620-792-5535 Dianne Morse, 620-792-5535 Meets Meets each each Tuesday Tuesday at at noon noon at at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th, the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th, Great Great Bend. Bend. Mid America Mopars Car Club Mid America Mopars Car Club Gary Gary or or Daryl Daryl Hertel, Hertel, 620-792-5105 620-792-5105 PO PO Box Box 1725, 1725, Great Great Bend Bend Open Open to to all all models models and and makes makes of of cars cars membership membership dues dues required. required. Meets Meets on on the the 1st 1st Wednesday Wednesday of of month. month. Car Car show show on on the the fi first rst Sunday Sunday in in May, May, awards awards are are presented presented for 12 classes of vehicles. for 12 classes of vehicles.

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Club & Organizations Morrison-McFadden VFW Auxiliary Pearl White, Great Bend, 620-793-7230 Mu Kappa Chapter Beta Sigma Phi Denise Jahay, 620-564-2746 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (Chapter 1709 of NARFE) Charles Waknitz, 620-792-5473 Meets at noon the second Thursday of the month (September - May) at The Club at StoneRidge, 24th and Frey, Great Bend. Olde Tyme Towne Band Joe Boley, Great Bend, 620-793-7986 Optimist of Great Bend Kyle Roberts, Great Bend, 620-792-3504 Parnassus Club Arlene Whittaker, 620-793-8544 Meets the second Tuesday of each month at members’ homes. PEO Chapter DU Linda Marmie, 620-792-4161 PEO Chapter FS Margie Nairn, Great Bend, 620-793-3932 PEO Chapter HR Jan Keeley, 620-792-7029 Meets at 7 p.m. the 2nd Monday of the month, evenings, in members’ homes. PEO Chapter IV Jan Bodine, 620-793-5142 Pilot Club Rhonda Knudson, 620-792-3643 rknudson@amfam.com Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday at Noon at the Classic Inn, Great Bend. The mission of the Pilot Club of Great Bend, Kansas is to improve the quality of life in the community. The goal of this organization is to achieve universal awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders and disabilities.

Progress Study Club, Pat Halbower, 620-793-7958 Meets at 1:15 p.m. the first Monday, October - May, usually in members’ homes. Riverbend Five Dixieland Band Joe Boley, 620-793-7986 Rosewood Roots & Wings Foundation 620-793-5888, ext. 104 384 N. Washington, Great Bend www.rosewoodservices.com Non-Profit organization helping fund the medical, educational, instructional, therapeutic and recreational needs of clients through fundraising events, donations and grant writing. Rotary Club of Ellinwood Kent Roth, 620-564-2090 Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Donna Baugh, 620-792-1614 1025 Main, Great Bend Proactive volunteer clearing house that recruits and connects active adults 55 years of age and older with a variety of volunteer opportunities. Society of Creative Anachronism, www.sca.org http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westumbria/ Sunflower Diversified Services Foundation Connie Oetken, 620-792-1325 PO Box 838, Great Bend Sunflower Rod & Custom (SRCA) Hank Denning, 620-792-5079 www.srcadragstrip.com Surrendered Family Ministries, Inc. Michelle Gwin, President, 620-793-0698 Surrenderedfamilyministries.org. P.O. Box 1546, Great Bend Tri Circle Club Lynda Wood, 620-564-2278

Twisted Stitchers Pam Atteberry, 620-587-3610 Meets 3rd Wed. of the month, except Dec., at 7 p.m. in Claflin High School cafeteria. United Way of Barton County Julie Smith, 620-792-2403 1125 Williams, Great Bend Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3111 504 Washington, Great Bend, 620-792-2754 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7428 256 S. Main, Hoisington, 620-653-7371 Vintage Wheels Antique Car Club, Inc. Brock McPherson, 620-793-3420 Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Midwest Energy, Inc. meeting room, 1025 Patton Road, Great Bend.

Tri Circle Duplicate Bridge Club Sharon Erwin, 620-793-5214 Every Friday at the Rec Center in Great Bend at 1 p.m. Open to the public.

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Emergency Numbers FIRST RESPONDERS The citizens of Barton County are served by law enforcement by either their own city police or the county’s sheriff ’s department. The sheriff ’s department, which has county-wide jurisdiction, also helps out in the communities and townships and assists with state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Call 911 for Emergencies ALBERT Police Department Barton County Sheriff ’s Office 1816 Kansas Ave., Great Bend 620-793-1876 Fire Department 2003 Main 620-923-4503

ELLINWOOD Police Department 209 W. 1st 620-564-3001 Fire Department 200 W. Santa Fe 620-564-3161 GALATIA Fire Department Fire Chief Steve Wilhelm

BEAVER Fire Department 620-587-3352

GREAT BEND Police Department 1217 Williams 620-793-4120 Fire Department 1205 Williams 620-793-4140

CLAFLIN Police Department 620-587-3344 Fire Department 309 W. Front 620-587-3498

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HOISINGTON Police Department 109 E. 1st 620-653-4995 Fire Department 114 E. Broadway 620-653-7772 PAWNEE ROCK Fire Department Fire Chief Dustin Chambers 502 Centre 620-982-4464 BARTON COUNTY Sheriff ���s Department 1416 Kansas Ave., Great Bend – 620-793-1876 County Jail, 1416 Kansas Ave., Great Bend – 620-793-1876

OLMITZ Fire Department Fire Chief Dave Bitter CRIME STOPPERS 1217 Williams, P.O. Box 454, Great Bend 620-792-1300 or 888-305-1300 Cash rewards for anonymous information. KBI CONTACT INFORMATION To report or provide information for a crime or to report any drug activity 800-KS-CRIME (800-572-7463) Local Office: 625 Washington, Great Bend 620-792-4354 Topeka (Headquarters) 1620 SW Tyler, Topeka 785-296-8200

RESTORATION and BODY WORK

&

Somebody’s Body Shop, LLC

Heating • Air Conditioning • Plumbing

George & Patti Smith

george@mfplumbing.kscoxmail.com www.mfplumbing.com Great Bend 620-793-3529 1-800-937-3030

SHERIFF’S OFFICE The Barton County Sheriff ’s Office, 1416 Kansas Ave., Great Bend, serves a population of about 28,105 and 894 square miles, which includes nine cities and 22 townships. VIN inspections for vehicles are done in front of the jail, 1408 Kansas Ave., on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and on Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Insurance Claims Accepted 95 Yrs Combined Experience Fiberglass Work

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Rod Straub • Don Straub

1420 2nd St., Great Bend • 620-793-3999

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First Responders GREAT BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT The police department is located at 1217 Williams St. Some of the services provided by the Great Bend Police Department are: Crime Stoppers Program — Persons who furnish information leading to an arrest or charges of an offender are offered anonymity and cash rewards. Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) classes — taught in all fifth grade classes in USD 428. Specially trained officers also provide educational programs to students of all ages. Community relations officer — available to speak to various groups upon request. Police Department tours — for elementary children, Scout groups, etc. Bicycle Patrol Unit — Officers patrol on bicycles and assist with community events. America’s Promise — The Great Bend Police Department is committed to America’s Promise, a local mentoring program involving third and fourth grade students. Community Youth Forum — The Police Department is active in the Great Bend High School Community Youth Forum. The police chief, officers, and other community leaders meet twice monthly with area high school students for “rap” sessions. Local Hero’s Award — This awards citizens for setting extraordinary examples of heroism within the community. FIRE DEPARTMENTS The fire departments have a big role in the communities as well, be they paid or volunteer.

GREAT BEND FIRE DEPARTMENT Administrative office and Station 1 1205 Williams St., 620-793-4140 Station 2 – 5956 10th St., 620-793-4144 Service is available 24/7 but office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The department provides fire protection and rescue for the City of Great Bend and the four surrounding townships. In addition, the department provides EMS response and transport to the same area plus an additional 2 1/2 townships west of Great Bend. The total population served is 20,000 people, and the average response time is 3.5 minutes in the city and eight minutes in the county.

Heartland Collision

One Stop Collision Repair Shop

620-282-0005

1 Mile West of 10th & Patton, Great Bend, KS

KERN FLOOR SERVICE

908 Coolidge Street • Great Bend, KS (620) 793-8305 Sales and Installation of Carpet • Formica Ceramic • Vinyl • Laminate Flooring

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Churches

Hear God’s Word!

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

BAPTIST – AMERICAN

BAPTIST – NORTH AMERICAN

First Assembly of God Church 601 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5211

Central Baptist Church 3301 Lakin, Great Bend 620-793-8491

First Baptist Church 503 SE 110th Ave., Ellinwood 620-564-2875

Iglesia de la Cosecha 222 Frey Street, Great Bend 620-514-0388

BAPTIST – INDEPENDENT

BAPTIST

First Bible Baptist Church 5962 4th Street, Great Bend 620-792-2936

First Baptist Church 1601 19th, Great Bend 620-792-3894

Heritage Baptist Church 2000 Monroe, Great Bend 620-793-9990

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BAPTIST – SOUTHERN First Southern Baptist Church 3301 19th, Great Bend 620-793-8444 Spanish Mission Church Iglecia Bautista Genesaret 440 Grapevine, Great Bend 620-793-5266


Churches CHRISTIAN – INDEPENDENT

Calvary Baptist Church 307 West A, Ellinwood 620-564-2070

Living Joy Community Church 354 W. 1st, Hoisington 620-653-2702

Community Christian Church 253 NE 30th Ave., Great Bend 620-792-8215

Crosspoint Christian Fellowship 2100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-9880

HOLINESS CHURCH

Pawnee Rock Christian Church 523 Centre, Pawnee Rock 620-804-0041

New Life Baptist 364 W. 12th St., Hoisington 620-653-4028

Bible Holiness Church 502 Stone, Great Bend INTER-DENOMINATIONAL

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CATHOLIC

Life Christian Center 4 N.W. 25 Road, Great Bend

Church of Christ 1122 Stone, Great Bend 620-792-4647

St. Ann’s Catholic Church 115 Cleveland, Olmitz 620-586-3306

INDEPENDENT BIBLE

CHURCH OF GOD Dominican Chapel of the Plains 3600 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-1232

Hoisington Bible Church 501 E. Second, Hoisington 620-653-4533

First Church of God 1224 Baker, Great Bend 620-793-5231

Holy Family Church 1387 NE 90th Ave., Odin 620-564-2534

First Street Church of God 601 East First Street, Hoisington 620-792-6896 or 620-653-4724

Immaculate Conception 310 Main Street, Claflin 620-587-3628

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Great Bend Church of God in Christ 1606 Williams, Great Bend

Prince of Peace Parish 620-792-1396 St. Patrick Church 4100 Broadway, Great Bend St. Rose of Lima Church 1424 Baker, Great Bend

EPISCOPAL

Grace Community Church 210 McKinley, Great Bend 620-792-7814

Peace Lutheran Church 1243 CR 400, Rural Albert 620-923-4624

CHRISTIAN (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)

FOURSQUARE

First Christian Church 5230 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-6603

River of Life Foursquare Church 1219 Main Street, Great Bend 620-792-4933

St. Patrick Church 4100 Broadway

St. Rose of Lima Church

5860 Eisenhower, Great Bend Worship Service: 9:00 a.m. Sundays

620-792-1396

Sunday Eucharist Saturday Saturday Sunday

5 pm 5:30 pm 8 am

St. Patrick St. Rose St. Rose

Sunday Sunday Sunday

9:30 am St. Patrick 10 am St. Rose 12:30 pm St. Rose (Spanish)

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St. Paul Lutheran Church 423 Main, Galatia 620-935-4303

Our Saviour Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Broadway & Baker

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LUTHERAN – ELCA

Trinity Lutheran Church 24th and Adams, Great Bend 620-793-7894

EVANGELICAL FREE

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 108. E. Fifth, Hoisington 620-653-2695

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 5851 Eisenhower, Great Bend 620-793-7328

St. Mark Lutheran Church 2101 Jackson, Great Bend 620-792-4796

St. John’s Episcopal Church 17th and Adams, Great Bend 620-792-6011

St. Joseph Catholic Church 214 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2534

LATTER DAY SAINTS (MORMON)

Sponsor for The Lutheran Hour Sunday mornings 8:05 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. on KVGB - AM 1590

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Churches Emmanuel Lutheran Church 1109 Vine, Hoisington 620-653-4345 Trinity Lutheran Church 200 W. Ellen, Otis 785-387-2434

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

The Cornerstone Fellowship 1609 24th, Great Bend 620-792-7852

First Congregational United Church of Christ 3400 21st Street, Great Bend 620-792-5346

Faith Community Church 293 W. Barton Co. Road, Great Bend 620-793-8084

LUTHERAN – MISSOURI SYNOD

Fellowship of Faith 915 Eisenhower, Great Bend

Our Saviour Lutheran Church 5860 Eisenhower, Great Bend 620-792-6901

Great Bend Gathering 1101 Kansas Ave. 12th floor, Great Bend 620-474-0450

Zion Lutheran Church 121 Fifth, Claflin 620-587-3698

Peace United Church of Christ 4 miles north, Hudson 620-485-3405

St. John’s Lutheran Church Fifth and Wilhelm, Ellinwood 620-564-2044

Prodigal Ministries 820 Hickory Street, Great Bend 620-793-5175

Concordia Lutheran Church 460 W. Ninth, Hoisington 620-653-4644

Trinity Restoration 1107 NE 30th Road, Ellinwood 620-564-3131

MESSIANIC Kahal Yisra’el 620-792-8464

PRESBYTERIAN

METHODIST

First Presbyterian Church 24th and Washington, Great Bend 620-792-2594

Foundry Methodist Church 5401 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-3327

PROTESTANT

NAZARENE

New Jerusalem Church 300 Santa Fe, Pawnee Rock 620-982-4520

Immanuel United Church of Christ 701 N. Fritz Ave., Ellinwood 620-564-2950 UNITED METHODIST Ellinwood United Methodist Church 300 W. First, Ellinwood 620-564-2056 First United Methodist Church 2123 Forest, Great Bend 620-792-2148 First United Methodist Church 467 W. Third, Hoisington 620-653-2119 King United Methodist Church 1608 Odell, Great Bend 620-793-6778 Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church Route 2, Ellinwood 620-793-5670

First Church of the Nazarene 4811 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-6139

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

Trinity United Methodist Church 5700 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-6016

Hoisington Church of the Nazarene Fifth and Vine, Hoisington 620-653-4122

Seventh-Day Adventist Church 7 SW 30 Ave, Great Bend 620-793-5096

United Methodist Church 120 Third, Claflin 620-587-3505

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Trinity Lutheran Church Worship & Education Schedule

Saturday Worship - 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship - 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Education Hour - 9:15 a.m. LOGOS Midweek Education, Wednesdays during school year, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Ministers: All People of Trinity Director of Youth and Family Ministries: Craig Gauerke Pastor: James A. Strasen TLC Discoveries After-School Program (793-8816) Little Blessings Preschool (793-8295)

2701-24th Street, Great Bend, Kansas (620) 793-7894 • fax (620) 793-8295 trinitychrch@sbcglobal.net Youth and Family Twitter Page TLCYouth@Great Bend

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Barton County Dining ALBERT Papas Bar & Grill, 1013 Main St., 620-923-4230 BEAVER Mo’s Place Grill & Brew Pub, 1908 Elm, 620-587-2350 CLAFLIN Beer 30 Bar & Grill, Main St., 620-587-3355 94 Store, 200 E. Front St., 620-587-9494 Squeegy’s Bar & Grill, 221 Main St., 620-588-3625 ELLINWOOD John Henry’s, 518 E. Santa Fe, 620-564-3676 Lone Wolf Restaurant,106 N. Main, 620-564-2829

Mo’s Place Grill and Brew Pub

GALATIA Back Roads Grill, 575 Main, 620-935-4243 HOISINGTON Dairy Queen Restaurant, 301 E. 9th (East K-4), 620-653-2806 Gambino’s Pizza, 250 S. Main, 620-653-2270 Mi Tierra, 118 E. 1st, 620-292-6009 Pizza Hut, 56 W. Hwy K-4, 620-653-4976 Shaney’s, 571 S. Main, 620-653-2070 Subway, 169 S. Main, 620-653-2003

8 Miles N. of K-4 @ Redwing Beaver, Kansas

OLMITZ Dad’s Restaurant, 309 Main, 620-586-3234

Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

ODIN Odin Store, 890 NE 140th, 620-587-3370

620-587-2350

Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Now Serving

Sunday Breakfast Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 12:00am Sunday 9:00am - 9:00pm

Locally owned and operated family restaurant with a bar & grill that serves Great Bend and surrounding areas. TV’s • Dart Boards Pool Tables • Music Video Games

Opening at 9:00 a.m.

Omelets and 2 or 3 Egg Platters

Served with Hashbrowns, Bacon, and Toast

3322 Railroad Ave., Great Bend, KS • 620-792-5851 31

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“Breakfast, Dinner & Everything In Between” Full Service Bakery • Serving Breakfast All Day

2920 10th Street Great Bend 620-792-4386

Banquet & Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms

Room Size

Theater

Classroom Style

Banquet

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Ceiling Height

Sq. Ft.

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28x24 34x22 53x30

60 80 130

32 38 75

40 60 100

880 90 200

12’ 12’ 12’

675 750 1600

LUNCH MENU Served Monday - Friday 11am-3pm

Summertime Extended Hours of Operation

Sun.-Thurs.: 11am-10pm Fri. & Sat.: 11am-11pm

2920 10th • Great Bend 620-792-8700

Banquet Facility – seating for up to 200 for Holiday Gatherings, Weddings, Reunions, Graduation Parties, Baby Showers or Wedding Showers. Buffets and Plated Meals. Appetizers to share with the group are also included.

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• Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Large Indoor Courtyard • Honeymoon Suites with Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi • Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker, in Every Room • Flat Screen TV’s • DVD Players • High Speed Internet Access • Banquet and Meeting Space Also Available

2920 10th Street, Great Bend 620-792-3541

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Great Bend Dining ASIAN

BAR & GRILL

Chosen Wok 3908 10th Street 620-796-2888

Applebee’s Bar & Grill 3209 10th Street 620-792-8800

Classic Inn 1 S. Patton Road 620-792-3100

Ernie’s Bar & Grill 319 Main Street 620-792-2619

Great Wall Chinese Buffet 4705 10th Street 620-792-2898

Lumpy’s Bar & Grill 2017 Forest Avenue 620-793-6420

AMERICAN/DINERS EaZy Street 54 NE 20 Road 620-793-6966 Granny’s Kitchen 925 10th Street 620-793-7441 Highland Hotel 3017 10th Street 620-792-2431

The Page 2920 10th Street 620-792-8700 The Rack Billiard Café 3220 Railroad Avenue 620-792-5851 BARBECUE Johnson’s BBQ 1624 10th Street 620-792-4700 FAST FOOD

Leann’s Diner 2520 10th Street 620-793-6491 Old Chicago Bistro 3700 10th Street 620-796-2434 Montana Mike’s Steakhouse 906 McKinley 620-792-5930

Arby’s 3414 10th Street 620-792-7229 Braum’s 4209 10th Street 620-792-4596 Burger King 3929 10th Street 620-793-9741

Mr. Burger 281 South U.S. 56 620-793-3635

Kentucky Fried Chicken 2917 10th Street 620-793-8226

Perkins 2920 10th Street 620-792-4386

Long John Silver’s 3800 10th Street 620-792-2950

BAKERY & COFFEE HOUSE

McDonald’s 3307 10th Street 620-792-1406

Great Bend Coffee 2015 Lakin Avenue 620-603-6465 Mitchell’s Bakery 1110 Main Street 620-793-7397 Perks Coffee Shoppe 1216 Main Street 620-786-2334

Subway 2723 10th Street 620-792-2255 3503 10th Street (Walmart) 620-793-9550

620-793-3786

Taco Bell 3706 10th Street 620-792-7449

2210 Tenth GREAT BEND, KANSAS

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Wendy’s 3519 10th Street 620-793-5868

Beaver & Terri Delgado, Owners

ICE CREAM Baskin Robbins 1305 K-96 620-793-9899

Dine-in, carry-out, catering or book your private parties on the weekends.

Braum’s 4209 10th Street 620-792-4596

Kidz‛ Zone playroom Only indoor play place in Barton County

Dairy Queen 2302 North Main 620-793-8961

at Treader’s Place MEXICAN GB Taco 3106 10th Street 620-793-5211 Kiowa Kitchen 214 E 10th Street 620-793-9855 La Fiesta 3210 10th Street 620-796-2032

ARCADE

Dine-In • Carry-Out • Delivery

620-603-6272 Lunch Open 10:30 am to 10:00 pm 7 Days A Week

Order Online at getgambinos.com

1309 Main • Great Bend

Buffet

New Owner Jana Herdman

Los Dos Potrillos 2020 Forest Avenue 620-793-7585 Mary’s Burritos 2424 10th Street 620-792-2912 Playa Azul 4909 10th Street 620-793-6788 PIZZA

Sonic 3909 10th Street 620-792-2962

HOURS MON-FRI

11-2pm, 5-8:30pm

Gambino’s 1309 Main Street 620-603-6272 Papa John’s Pizza 1305 K-96 620-793-9898 Papa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake 3809 10th Street 620-792-7222 Pizza Hut 2006 Main Street 620-792-7161 4101 10th Street 620-792-8228

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“The best Mexican food in the country.”

Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm 214 E. Barton Co. Rd. Great Bend, KS 620-793-9855

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DINING/RESTAURANT

Braum’s is looking for top quality management... we’re talking!

Cream o f the Crop he re!!

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Hiring for the following positions!

Night Shift Supervisors

Management positions

$10.25-$10.75 + OT

Day Shift Supervisors $10.00-$10.25 + OT The work schedule is a 45 hour work week with a set schedule. You work 5/9 hour days. Day Shift: 5:30am-3:00pm Night Shift: Sun.-Thurs. 2:30pm-11:00pm Fri-Sat. 2:30pm-11:30pm

Management opportunities galore with 7 Management positions per store. Work for a rapidly growing company!

Full-time Positions $8.00-$9.00/hr. Part-time Adults Positions $8.25-$9.00/hr. with a .25 cent raise automatically after 90 days

Part-time Pa rt-time Students Positions Positions $7.50-$8.00/hr.

with a .25 cent raise automatically after 90 days

Day and evening shifts available. We will work with your schedule. Advancement opportunities based on your performance.

No food service experience necessary. We provide on the job training.

Night/Day Assistant Managers $10.50-$11.00/hr. + Bonus Potential Bonuses paid every 2 weeks average pay w/bonus. $33-$35K.

son! A p p ly I n P e r e s u m e ! r or send your Email: tvansteinberg@braums.com • Fax: (405)475-2411 Mail: 3000 N.E. 63rd, OKC, OK 73121 • EOE

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Dine-In D ine-In ~ C Carry arry O Out ut ~ C Catering atering

Specializing Restaurant s and Skins e ic rv e S ll A Fu e French Frie p in Homemadand Filets ~ Beer on Ta s ye E ib R ~

Great Barbecue in Great Bend

Authentic A uthentic H Hickory ickory S Smoked moked B BBQ BQ

1624 1 624 1 10th 0th S Street treet

(Between Marmies & Riley School)

620.792.4700

Open ~ Monday through Saturday ~ 11:00AM to 8:00PM JohnsonsBBQ@cox.net

The Elks Lodge

Best Steaks In Town!

1120 Kansas Great Bend 620.793.3651

• Weddings • Business Meetings • Parties • Gatherings Rooms available for groups of 10 to 300 Best dance floor in central Kansas Full service bar and/or catering services

HOURS: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY: 11-1:30 & 5-8 FRIDAY: 11-1:30 & 5-9

793-6966 North 281 Hwy., Great Bend

SATURDAY: 11-9 SUNDAY: 11-2

Great Mexican Food ut Carry-O e l Availab

Take Your Taste Buds South of the Border for a Fantastic Flavor Fiesta!

Specials Monday: All Margaritas 1/2 Price Wednesday: All Beer 1/2 Price Domestic & Imported Thursday: Kids Menu 1/2 Price Dine with us for authentic Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Quesadillas, and a variety of more Mexican specialties.

La Fiesta of Great Bend Hours: Mon-Tues-Weds-Thurs-Sun 11am - 9pm Fri & Sat: Open Till 10pm 3212 10th St., Great Bend 620-796-2032 35

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CALL TODAY &

SAVE

Take advantage of these great Farmers® programs for teen drivers:

Programs for Teen Drivers

Good Student Discount: Drivers under 25 years of age who are full-time students in high school or college and have good grades may qualify Y.E.S. Program: You’re Essential to Safety®: Our driver safety educational program designed specifically for teen drivers

620-792-5556 Matt DeLong

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Golden Belt Humane Society

he Golden Belt Humane Society accepts dogs and cats at the shelter. Seth Orebaugh is the director of the Golden Belt Humane Society. They are currently seeking volunteers to help at the shelter. The Golden Belt Humane Society is currently in need of donations of any kind. Donations of blankets, dog food, money and other pet items would be greatly appreciated. The Golden Belt Human Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare. They have many animals that are need-

ing good homes. It currently costs $25 to adopt a cat, $55 for pups and $65 for adults. The spay and neuter prices vary according to weight from $56 to $88. After the GBHS picks up an animal, they hold them for three days before they are available for adoption. The Golden Belt Humane Society is located at South 281 Highway. Open Monday-Friday for animal viewing from 11 a.m.. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone number is 620-792-4297. Email gbhumanesociety@att.net

Barton County Vet Listings

COUNTRYSIDE

VETERINARY ASSOCIATES

ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL LLC Mike Malone, D.V.M., Jackie Corbett, D.V.M. 3400 10th, Great Bend 620-792-7373

Providing Over 50 Years Of... ...Compassionate Care For You and Your Pet

ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER Nels N. Lindberg, D.V.M., Matt C. Fehr, D.V.M., John Allen, D.V.M. 622 McKinley, Great Bend 620-792-1265 ARK VALLEY VETERINARY HOSPITAL Jon Briel, D.V.M., Kayla Peterson, D.V.M. 1205 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-793-5457 COUNTRYSIDE VETERINARY ASSOC. William R. Niederee, D.V.M. J.L. Schrader, D.V.M. Sandi G. Hayek, D.V.M. 2900 N. Main, Great Bend 620-792-2551

William R. Niederee, D.V.M. J.L. Schrader, D.V.M. Sandi G. Hayek, D.V.M. MOUNTAIN VETERINARY SERVICES & SURGICAL CENTER Katherine Mountain D.V.M. 608 N. Bismark, Ellinwood 620-564-3534 HOISINGTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL CHTD. David McMillon, D.V.M., Lindsay Mitchell, D.V.M. South Hwy. 281, Hoisington 620-653-2862 37

• Small Animal & Large Animal • Grooming & Boarding

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• Consultation & Referrals • Companion & Food Animal Practice

Call for an appointment Mon-Fri 8 to 6 - Sat 8 to 12 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

620-792-2551 Office: 2900 N. Main St. • GREAT BEND

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Immunizations Childhood immunizations are administered through the age of 18. Contact the Barton County Health Department 1300 Kansas Ave., Great Bend 620-793-1902, 877-793-1903 www.bartoncounty.org School Entry Requirements • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP): five doses required by kindergarten. A booster may be necessary on entrance to high school. • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): four doses required. • Measles, Mumps, Rubella: two doses required. • Hepatitis B: three doses required through grade 12. •Hepatits A: two doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses required. • Haemophilus influenzae type B (HiB): three doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs.

• Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. In addition to the immunizations required for school entry, the below immunizations are recommended for school children: • Meningococcal (MCV4): one dose recommended at 11 years with a booster dose at 16 years of age. • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): three doses recommended for males and females at 9 years of age. • Influenza: yearly vaccination recommended for all ages 6 months or older. Information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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Health

Great Bend Regional Hospital Full service hospital with emergency room 514 Cleveland St, Great Bend 620-792-8833 www.gbregional.com

St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Centura Health 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend 620-792-2511 www.stroseASC.org

Clara Barton Hospital & Clinics 24-hour emergency services 250 W. 9th St. Hoisington 620-653-2114 www.clarabartonhospital.com

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 923 Carroll, Larned 620-285-8608 www.pawneevalleyhospital.com Barton County Health Department 1300 Kansas Ave., Great Bend 620-793-1902 www.bartoncounty.org/Health

Ellinwood District Hospital 605 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2548 www.ellinwooddistricthospital.org

Heart of Kansas Family Health Care 1905 19th St., Great Bend 620-792-5700

Ellinwood Hospital Clinic 611 Main, Ellinwood 620-564-3771

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Health

Chiropractors

Orthopedic Surgery

Brantley Chiropractic, LLC Scott Brantley, DC 1810 Main, Great Bend 620-793-5588

Central Kansas Orthopedic Group L.T. Fleske, MD Randall Hildebrand, MD David A. Rhodes, MD 1514 K-96 Hwy., Great Bend 620-792-4383

Home Equipment Services Medical Park Home Equipment, LLC 1410 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-7828

Rehabilitation/ Occupational Therapy Physical Therapists Achieve Rehab David Gonzales, OT, CHT 1410 Polk St., Great Bend 620-792-2111

Pediatrics

Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine, Chtd. Teresa Malone, PT 3715 10th St., Great Bend 620-792-7868

Great Bend Children’s Clinic Marta Edmonds, MD Ryan Williams, MD 1021 Eisenhower, Great Bend 620-792-5437

Hospice Harden Hospice - Kansas 1117 N. Washington, Great Bend 620-792-5034; 888-276-5757

Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Larissa Michealis Troy Moore, PT Jayme Mayers, PT 1514 K-96 Hwy., Great Bend 620-793-5073

Pharmacy Medical Park Pharmacy 1309 Polk, Great Bend 620-792-1221 Cardinal Pharmacy 821 N. Main St., Hoisington 620-653-2200

Optometrists Eyecare of Great Bend Douglas D. Ayre, OD Greg Copeland, OD 713 McKinley, Great Bend 620-792-3535

1514 K-96 Highway • Great Bend, KS • 620-793-5073

L.T. Fleske, M.D., Randall Hildebrand, M.D., and David A. Rhodes, M.D.

1514 K-96 Highway, Great Bend, KS 620-792-4383 40

Our physical therapy department takes pride in delivering excellent care to all patients through our new state of the art facility. Referrals from all physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are accepted.

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Larissa Michealis, PT

Troy Moore, PT

Jayme Mayers, PT


Health Neurosurgery Matthew Henry, MD 877-685-2525 Third Friday

Surgery Robin D. Durrett, DO, FACOS Les Landau, DO, FACOS 351 W. 10th St, Hoisington 620-653-4191

CLARA BARTON HOSPITAL 353 W. 10th, Hoisington 620-653-4191 Allergist Cynthia Romito, MD 913-894-2894 Second and Fourth Thursday

Surgery Robin D. Durrett, DO, FACOS Les Landau, DO, FACOS 620-653-4191 Wednesdays

Total Joint Surgery Abelardo Sotelo, MD 620-791-6926

Cardiology Darrell Youngman, D.O. 800-362-1093 First Tuesday, Third Monday

Urology Robert Weingart, MD Second and Fourth Monday 620-699-2570

CLARA BARTON RUSSELL Russell Family Medical Care 410 Main, Russell 785-483-3811 Family Practice Linda Krug, RPA-C Scott Webb, DO

Gynecology Ann Hentzen Page, MD; Kathryn Sawchak, MD 888-662-2224 Third Thursday

Physical Therapy Rehab-Occupational Therapy 250 W, 9th, Hoisington 620-653-5065

Orthopedics/Spine Gulraiz Cheema, MD 866-428-8221 Fourth Wednesday Randall Hildebrand, MD 620-792-4383 Third Wednesday

CLARA BARTON GREAT BEND Cardiology Dr. Brett Grizzell, MD 866-858-5001 1031 Jackson, Great Bend First Friday

Pain Management/Physical Medicine John Fan, MD 620-669-2234 Fridays

Endrocrinology Lillian Harstine, MD 316-609-3030 Third Monday

CLARA BARTON MEDICAL CLINIC 252 W. 9th, Hoisington 620-653-2386 Family Practice Nathan C. Knackstedt, DO Scott Webb, DO; Linda Krug, PA-C Phillip Barnes, PA-C; Debra Brockel, PA Kristin Ohnmacht, PA-C

Outreach Clinics in Hoisington Offered at 351 & 353 W 10th St. in Hoisington

LIFE

your friend for

Our Providers Linda Krug, PA-C Phillip Barnes, PA-C Debra Brockel, PA

Nathan C. Knackstedt, D.O. Scott Webb, D.O. Kristin L. Ohnmacht, PA-C

Our Services Surgical Services Laboratory EKG/Holter Monitor Respiratory Therapy

CT Scan/PET/MRI Nuclear Medicine Cardiac Stress Testing Digital Mammography

Therapy Services PT/OT/Speech Pulmonary Function Testing

Nursing Medical/Surgical Care Intermediate Care

Skilled Nursing Care Social Services

Wound Care Blood Transfusions Anti-Coagulant Therapy Pain Pump Management Sleep Study

Total Joint Surgery – Abelardo Sotelo, MD Appointments: 620-791-6926

Allergy Clinic – Cynthia Romito, MD Appointments: 913-894-2894 2nd and 4th Thursday of ea. mo.

Orthopedic Clinic – Gulraiz Cheema, MD Appointments: 866-428-8221 4th Wednesday of ea. mo. Randall Hildebrand, MD Appointments: 620-792-4383 3rd Wednesday of ea. month

Cardiology Clinic – Darrell Youngman, DO Appointments: 800-362-1093 1st Tuesday and 3rd Monday ea. mo.

Pain Clinic – John Fan, MD Appointments: 620-669-2234 Every Friday of ea. mo.

Gynecology Clinic – Ann Hentzen Page, MD Kathryn Sawchak, MD Appointments: 888-662-2224 3rd Thursday of ea. mo.

Urology Clinic – Robert Weingart, MD Appointments: 620-669-2570 2nd and 4th Monday of ea. mo.

Outreach Clinics in Great Bend

Out Patient Services Surgery Lab Draws Neupogen Infusion Therapy Antibiotic Therapy

General Surgery – Robin Durrett, DO, FACOS Les Landau, DO, FACOS Clara Barton Hospital Appointments: 620-653-4191 Monday through Friday

Hickman Port-A-Cath PICC Maintenance IVIG & Remicade Cardiac Rehabilitation

24 Hour Emergency Services 250 W. 9th • Hoisington, KS 620-653-2114 www.clarabartonhospital.com

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Offered at 1031 Jackson Square in Great Bend General Surgery – Robin Durrett, DO, FACOS Les Landau, DO, FACOS Clara Barton Hospital Appointments: 620-653-4191 Wednesday Each Week Cardiothoracic Surgeon – Brett Grizzell, MD Appointments: 866-858-5001 1st Friday of ea. mo.

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Endocrinologist – Lillian Harstine, MD Appointments: 316-609-3030 3rd Monday of ea. mo. Neurosurgery – Matthew Henry, MD Appointments: 877-685-2525 3rd Friday of ea. mo.


Health ST. ROSE AMBULATORY & SURGERY CENTER Centura Health 3515 Broadway, Great Bend 620-786-6115 Anesthesiology Thomas L. Miller, CRNA Rick Watenpaugh, CRNA 620-786-6222 Internal Medicine James McReynolds, MD Great Bend Internists Jean Pringle, MD Jeanne Burmester, PA Ed Habash, PA 620-793-8429

Cardiology Roger Evans, MD Mondays 877-449-1560 Gerasimos Stavens, MD First and Third Friday 877-449-1560 Richard Markiewicz, MD First and Third Thursday 785-625-4699 Ear, Nose and Throat Dennis S. Thakor, MD Thursdays 800-794-4368

Oncology Mark R. Fesen, MD, FACP Heartland Cancer Center 204 Cleveland Claudia Perez-Tamayo, MD, FACRO 620-792-5511; 800-592-5110

Endocrinology (Pediatric) Nathan Feldt, MD Dee Spade, MD ThirdTuesday, Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec. 816-960-8800

Pathology Edward L. Jones, MD 620-786-6612

Nephrology R. David Gile, MD First Tuesday; Third Wednesday 800-234-4565

Physiatry Bell M. Razafindrabe, MD 925 Patton Rd. 620-792-2991 Radiology Will Allen, MD Andy Brittan, MD Arnold Cabrera, MD Pamela Davis, MD D. L. DeTurk, MD Bismarck D’Souza, MD Ray House, MD Richard Johnson, MD James Peterson, MD Jeff Sparacino, DO 620-786-6117 Sleep Disorders Steven Ronsick, MD, FCCP 620-786-6315 ST. ROSE ASC SPECIALTY CLINIC 3515 Broadway, Suite 110 Endocrinology Phillip Challans, MD Second or Fourth Friday 316-687-3100 Jolene Grothe, ARNP Second or Fourth Friday 888-858-5101

Otolaryngology Dennis Thakor, MD Second and Fourth Thursday 800-794-4368 ST. ROSE FAMILY MEDICINE & URGENT CARE CLINIC 3515 Broadway, Great Bend Family Medicine Stanley Hatesohl, MD Charise Oelger, PA 620-792-3345 Urgent Care Gregory G. Faimon, MD Kimberly J. Janzen, MD Wolfgang P. Miggiani, MD Tracy L. Tucker, MD John Whitehead, DO 620-792-3345 ST. ROSE SURGICAL & ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC 3515 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-1227 Breast Care Ana Paula Refinetti, MD Orthopedics Abelardo Sotelo, MD 620-791-6926

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3515 Broadway Great Bend 792-2511


Health GREAT BEND REGIONAL HOSPITAL

514 Cleveland, Great Bend 620-792-8833

Anesthesiology

David Gillenwater, MD Kris Tarlton, CRNA Erin Glassman, CRNA Garret Rebel, CRNA Cardiology Drew Allen, DO Roger Evans, MD Richard Markiewicz, MD Garasimos Slavens, MD Dentistry David Hart, DDS Ears, Nose, Throat Robert Epp, MD Carlos Garcia, MD Family Medicine Jeffrey Brozek, MD Charles Keener, MD Perry Smith, MD Elise Snapp, ARNP

Ophthalmology Donald Beahm, MD Perry Schuetz, MD Pathology Rex Degner, MD Pamela Pierce, MD Rachel Stevens, MD

Internal Medicine Jeanne Burmester, MD Ed Habash, MD Julie McClaren, ARNP Dodie Martin, PA James McReynolds, MD James Mbogori, MD Celestine Ofama, MD Jean Pringle, MD

Pain Management David Gillenwater, MD Bell Razafindrabe, MD Mark Steffen, MD Pediatrics Marta Edmonds, MD Ryan Williams, MD Podiatry Richard Burkey, DPM Richard Krause, DPM

Obstetrics Jodi Henrikson, MD Roger Marshall, MD Sheila Hein, ARNP

Urology Wallace Curry, MD William Mauch, MD Ryan Payne, MD Darrell Werth, MD

Radiology Ryan Hall, MD Glenda Holzman, MD Gary McKee, MD Michael Schekall, MD Curt Thompson, MD Jules Whiteman, MD

Oncology Eslhami Elamin, MD Mark Fesen, MD Jorge Wong, MD Claudia Perez-Tamayo, MD

ER Physicians Everett De Leon, MD Osama Ismael, MD Kimberly Janzen, MD Dennis Kepka, MD Heather Roe, DO Joseph Schaftel, MD Thomas Simpson, MD Rahul Singh, MD G. Marcus Stephens, DO Mark Van Norden, DO Mike Moore, APRN

Surgery Todd Brown, MD Roy Danks, DO Robin Durrett, DO Les Landau, DO Daniel Para, MD Ana Paula Refinetti, MD Ross Stadalman, MD Orthopedic Surgery L.T. Fleske, MD Randall Hildebrand, MD David Rhodes, MD Wade Babcock, PA Anna Linenberger, PA

Psychiatry Patrick Stang, MD

HEARTLAND CLINICS (Upstairs) Mark Van Norden, DO Family Practice Carlos Garcia, MD Ear, Nose and Throat Kirk Potter, DO Plastic Surgery Roger Evans, MD Cypress Heart Bassam Ghabach, MD Fadi Estephan, MD Drew Allen, DO

Plastic Surgery Jerry Popham, MD Kirk Potter, DO

Coming Soon:

Newest Team Members: General Surgeons

Digital Mammography

Roy Danks D.O., F.A.C.O.S And Todd Brown M.D., F.A.C.S

October 2013 Upgrading X-ray equipment providing patients with lowest dose p to radiation

Committed to and

October 2013 Completion of Medical Office Building

Caring for the

January 2014

Community! Heartland H eartlan Regional Health Clinic: Mark VanNorden, D.O. M Dodie Martin P.A. Ju Julie McClearn A.P.R.N.

Accepting New Patients Ac

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Health ELLINWOOD DISTRICT HOSPITAL 605 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2548 ELLINWOOD HOSPITAL CLINIC 611 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-3771 ER Services Kristin Steele, RN Family Medicine Charlie Joslin, MD Christopher Brown, MD Physical Therapy Scott Tillotson, PT Radiology Tenelle Nuest, RT Occupational Therapy Scott Tillotson, PT Speech Therapy Scott Tillotson, PT • Free In-town Delivery • Friendly, Quality Service • Patient Profile Card and Tax Records Upon Request

MEDICAL PARK PHARMACY

Accepting New Patients Christopher Brown, M.D. | Charlie Joslin, M.D. Hospital Services:

1309 Polk Great Bend (620) 792-1221 Independent Hometown Pharmacy Ellinwood District Hospital

• Acute & Swing Bed • Outpatient Services (Blood Transfusions, IV Therapy & Wound Care) • Full Service Medical Laboratory • Radiology (Digitial X-ray, CT, Ultrasound, MRI, Mammography & DEXA Scan) • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy • Medical Nutrition Counseling

605 N. Main Ellinwood, KS 67526 620-564-2548 Clinic Services: • General Family Medicine • School Physicals • DOT Physicals

Ellinwood Hospital Clinic

“We Care About Your Health” 1905 19th Street Great Bend, KS 67530 620-792-5700 www.HeartofKansas.com 44

611 N. Main Ellinwood, KS 67526 620-564-3771 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Emergency Care Available 24 Hours / 7 Days A Week We Accept ALL Insurance including Medicare & KanCare

Serving Faithfully As Your Area Healthcare Family

www.ellinwooddistricthospital.org

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Support / In Need

Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault 888-363-2287, 888-END-Abuse 800-799-7233

Hotlines The Kansas Crisis Hotline 888-363-2287

Rape/Incest 800-656-4673, ext. 1

Child/Adult Abuse Reporting 800-922-5330

Crime Victims National Center for Victims of Crime 800-394-2255

Childhelp® 800-422-4453 Stop It Now! 888-773-8368

Crime Stoppers 620-792-1300, 888-305-0029

Missing/Abducted Children National Center Missing & Exploited Children 800-843-5678

Family Crisis Center 620-792-1885, 866-792-1885 Fraud Abuse Hotline 800-432-3913

Child Find of America 800-426-5678, 800-292-9688

Kansas Department for Children and Families 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend www.dcf.ks.gov Kansas Department of Health & Environment Nursing Home Complaints 800-842-0078 Kansas Legal Services, Inc. 800-723-6953 www.kansaslegalservices.org Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program KWAP, 877-505-5150

Great Bend Regional Service Center 620-792-5324

Youth in Trouble/Runaways 800-786-2929

Kansas Children’s Service League-Parent Helpline 316-942-4261, 800-332-6378 www.kcsl.org

Medicaid (Customer Assistance) 800-766-9012

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Rhonda Knudson Agency, Inc. PO Box 287, 2201 16th St. Suite A Great Bend, KS 67530 Bus: (620) 792-3643 RKNUDSON@AmFam.com

Daily service in Great Bend and 10 mile surrounding radius M-F: 6:00 am - 10 pm Saturday: 8am - 4pm Sunday: 8 am - 3pm

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Support / In Need

Hotlines

Poison Control 800-222-1222 Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) 800-860-5260 Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services www.kdads.ks.gov Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Tobacco Cessation 800-QUIT-NOW

Abuse Support Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Group 620-792-1885, 866-792-1885

Family Crisis Center Adoption Youthville 800-593-1950 www.youthville.org

Adult Protective Services Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services 800-922-5330 - Report abuse

Alcoholism/Drug Abuse Alcoholics Anonymous 620-793-3962 1620 Hubbard, Great Bend Al-Anon 620-793-3962 1620 Hubbard, Great Bend Dream, Inc. 620-792-5152 2006 Washington, Great Bend Kansas Quitline 800-QUIT-NOW, 800-784-8669 www.QuitNow.net Free telephone sessions with a Quit Coach to help people quit using tobacco (Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuffs, etc.). Narcotics Anonymous Great Bend, www.marscna.net

Kansas Department of Health & Environment–Bureau of Health Facilities 800-842-0078 Nursing home complaints

The Serenity Seekers 620-282-2324 2100 Broadway Ave., Great Bend A Christian-centered 12 Step program

Cancer Support

Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group 620-792-4586, 620-793-5619

Other Support Anxiety Support Recovery Inc. 620-793-6385, 620-792-4620 Self-help group for people with anxiety disorders

Attach Disorder Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Phyllis Bosley 620-793-3995 www.bosleyfoundation.org bosleyff@att.net

Breast Feeding Support Breastfeeding Support Group 620-793-1902 Barton County Health Department 620-792-1909 1300 Kansas Ave., Great Bend

American Cancer Society 620-549-3602 Vickie Jo Miller Barton County Relay for Life 620-786-1502 Sheri Elsen, Chairperson

La Leche League of Great Bend 620-617-1663, 620-338-0508 620-793-3682

Breast Friends 620-653-4834

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Heartland Cancer Support Group 620-792-5511 204 Cleveland, Great Bend Childhood Cancer Family Support Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Inc. Group 620-564-3529, 620-792-2544, 620-793-5184, 620-792-1018


Support / In Need

Counseling and Other Services Healing Hearts Ranch Scott Stinemetz, 620-792-5173 115 SE 1st, Great Bend Children and families who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges scott@healingheartsranch.com The Center for Counseling Consultation 620-792-2544 (24 hour emergency number) 5815 Broadway, Great Bend

Developmentally Disabled Southwest Developmental Services, Inc (SDSI) 620-793-7604, 800-793-7604 1105 Main Street, Suite D, Great Bend Parents Helping Parents Support Group 620-639-1999 Grace Community Church 210 McKinley St., Great Bend

Diabetes Support La Nueva Esperanza Hispanic 620-792-5700

Child Care Support Kansas Department for Children and Families 888-369-4777 Employed parents financial help with child care expenses

Children In Need 20th Judicial District Court Services Sabrina Chism, 620-793-1887 ctservechism@cpcis.net 1806 12th Street, Great Bend Barton County Young Men’s Organization 620-792-1619 1515 Morton, Great Bend Barton County Youth Care 620-792-2902 2212 Forest Ave., Great Bend

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Kansas 620-793-5887 3420 Broadway, Great Bend Central Kansas Court Appointed Special Advocates Angela Schepmann, 620-792-5544 casa@cpcis.net 1125 Williams, Great Bend Child Abuse Prevention Education 620-792-2177, 620-639-1640 Kansas Department for Children and Families 800-922-5330, 888-369-4777 Child abuse can be emotional, mental, physical, sexual, medical, abandonment or lack of supervision. Call to report abuse. Safe Haven Sites for Infants Newborns up to 45 days old can be safely given up by mothers to employees at Health Departments, Hospitals, Medical Facilities or Fire Departments in Kansas with no consequences or abandonment charges. This program ensures the safety and health of newborns.

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Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc 620-792-5700 1905 19th St., Great Bend St. Rose Diabetes Support Group 620-786-6457 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Family Crisis Center 620-792-1885, 1-866-792-1885 (24 hour crisis line) 1924 Broadway, Great Bend Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence 888-END ABUSE, 888-363-2287 Kansas Crisis Hotline

Elderly Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging 620-793-6633 1905 Washington, Great Bend


There is a big difference at Sunflower Diversified

T

here are many reasons why Sunflower Diversified Services is unique in central Kansas. Not only has it been serving people with developmental delays and disabilities for almost 50 years, the non-profit agency is a one-of-a-kind in the types and quality of its services, Executive Director Jim Johnson said. “Today, we remain true to the intent of our founders who sought to assist each person in being as independent and involved in their communities as possible,” Johnson emphasized. “We are governed by a board of directors whose sole responsibility is to ensure that tax dollars and donations are used for their intended purposes. “Everyone seeks personal independence and the chance to earn the respect of friends and neighbors,” Johnson continued. “Like everyone else, our clients have the right to live in a setting where they make the rules. We do all we can to make that happen.” Sunflower individuals and their families can be assured that every dime available is earmarked for services, Johnson added. “We do not have stockholders who expect personal returns on their investment,” he explained. Johnson offered a list of more reasons Sunflower lives up to its motto of “There is a Difference.” • In 2012, Sunflower clients earned more than $253,000 in wages in manufacturing, recycling and jobs programs; this reduces their reliance on tax support. Wages have increased by nearly 18 percent in the past two years. • Clients can use their paychecks to live where and with whom they choose, rather than having to reside in group homes. Nearly 90 percent live in residences rented from community landlords. Therefore, tax dollars are used to support each person’s independence, not to maintain agency-owned property. “When you live in a place you choose, you can also move any time you want, rather than having to get permission from the group-home provider,” Johnson noted. • Sunflower is the only area organization offering a full range of therapeutic services for children birth to 3 with developmental delays. 48

• It is the only area agency that offers developmental assistance to children ages 2-and-a-half to 5 through its Incredible Years Preschool. “Our preschool offers a quality experience for all children but also provides access to therapy and other one-on-one services for youngsters whose overall development may need a boost,” Johnson said. • Sunflower provides adult therapy rather than just activities, serving many who require a wheelchair for mobility. Services include exercises, water therapy, muscle massage and therapeutic movement designed to increase physical stamina and muscle tone. In many cases, people with these limitations also earn a salary. • The agency operates the only local, award-winning venture that employs people with disabilities who collect and process recyclables; it is also the only facility that offers confidential document shredding. • Sunflower is the only entity offering general public transportation evenings and weekends.

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Sunflower Diversified Services There is a Difference! THE CHOICE FOR GROWTH

In its 47th year, Sunflower Diversified Services is the only business of its kind in Central Kansas, measuring its success by the accomplishments of those it ser ves. Sunflower is the only area non-profit agency ser ving children and adults with developmental disabilities; no other organization provides comprehensive services from birth through retirement.

• Sunflower is the only business providing a full range of

developmental and therapeutic services to children birth to age 3, along with support services to their families.

• Sunflower believes in the right of every person to have a

quality life and a say in how that life is defined: ➣ 80% of persons served in 2012 lived in homes or apartments they rented from community landlords ➣ Persons with severe physical or medical needs receive therapy services rather than just activities ➣ Sunflower’s work options created earnings of more than $253,000 for persons served in 2012

• Sunflower also offers valued services to the community: Preschool for any child, ages 2½ to 5 Community recycling Business recycling pick-up Confidential personal and business paper shredding ➣ General Public Transportation ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣

• Sunflower annually volunteers time to

promote community activities: ➣ Home for the Holidays Parade ➣ 4th of July Fireworks Display ➣ Chili Cook-off to benefit the local food bank ➣ Zoo Boo

If you want real opportunities for yourself or someone you care about, Sunflower is right here! 8823 4th • Great Bend, Ks. 67530 • 620-792-1321 49

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Support / In Need Emergency Service Aid American Red Cross Disaster Response and Planning 316-219-4051, 316-650-9105 1900 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214 Darla Hesse hesseda@usa.redcross.org www.midwaykansas.redcross.org

LIEAP-Low Income Energy Assistance Program 800-432-0043 (seasonal)

Job Success 620-792-7390 1305 Patton Rd., Great Bend

The Salvation Army 620-792-4299 2545 10th Street, Great Bend

Kansas Works 620-793-5445 1025 Main, Great Bend hbrittain@kansasworks.com

United Way of Central Kansas Julie Smith, 620-792-2403 unitedwaycentralks@hotmail.com 1125 Williams Great Bend

Emergency and Transitional Shelter

American Red Cross Central Kansas Chapter Tara Ghere, 620-662-3336, ext. 103 tara.ghere@redcross.org 111 North Walnut, Suite B Hutchinson, KS 67501 Barton County Health Department – WIC Program Beverly Frizell, RD, LD, 620-793-1909 bfrizell@bartoncounty.org 1300 Kansas Avenue, Great Bend Barton County Special Education Cooperative Christie Gerdes, 620-793-1550 gerdesc@usd428.net 2535 Lakin, Great Bend Catholic Social Services 620-792-1393, 1-800-794-9756 2201 16th, Great Bend Emergency Aid Council 620-793-3345 3007 10th St., Great Bend Lasting Life Ministries Kimberly Becker, 620-603-6283 lifegivingcenter@hotmail.com 2100 Broadway, Great Bend

Daniel R. Trickey Memorial Life Giving Center 620-603-6283 lifegivingcenter@hotmail.com 2100 Broadway Ave., Great Bend Transitional living ministry for women with or without children Prodigal Ministries of Kansas 620-793-5175, 620-793-9196 www.pmok.info 820 Hickory, Great Bend Transitional living ministry for men

Employment Barton Community College Career Center 620-792-9349 245 NE 30th Rd., Great Bend Barton Community College Center for Adult Education Chris Lemon, 620-793-5794 lemonc@bartonccc.edu 1025 Main, Great Bend Central Kansas Educational Opportunity Center Susie Burt, 620-793-8164 burts@bartonccc.edu 1025 Main, Great Bend Flint Hills Job Corps Center 785-537-7222 4620 Eureka Drive, Manhattan, KS 66503 Great Bend Regional Service Center Kansas Department for Children and Families 620-792-5324 www.dcf.ks.gov 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 50

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Rosewood Services Tammy Hammond, 620-793-5888 384 N. Washington, Great Bend Vocational training assistance and support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. SES Supported Employment Services 620-792-6012 The Center for Counseling 620-792-2544 5815 Broadway, Great Bend Vocational counseling and placement to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. SER Corporation Vicki Lumpkins, 785-623-4016, 877-723-4016 vlumpkins@sercorp.com www.sercorp.com 1008 E. 17th, No. 7 Hays, KS 67601 Sunflower Diversified Services 620-792-1321 8823 4th, Great Bend Vocational training assistance, support services for individuals with developmental disabilities Work Opportunities for Rural Kansas (WORKS) 866-271-0853 102 W. 15th, Hays, KS 67601

Family Service Family Preservation 785-296-5254 Kansas Department for Children and Families Intensive in-home services are provided through a contract with a Child Welfare Case Management Provider.


Support / In Need Food Assistance Barton County Health Department- WIC Program Beverly Frizell, RD, LD 620-793-1909, 620-793-1902 bfrizell@bartoncounty.org 1300 Kansas Avenue, Great Bend Commission on Aging Rosy Tomlin, 620-792-3906 2005 Kansas, Great Bend ElderCare, Inc. 620-792-5942, 866-792-5942 1819 11th Street, Great Bend Food Bank-Ellinwood 620-564-2660 701 N. Fritz, Ellinwood Food Bank of Barton County 620-792-4001 3007 10th Street, Great Bend

Food Bank-Hoisington 620-653-2119 467 W 3rd, Hoisington

Friendship Meals Ellinwood 620-564-3649 103 N. Main, Ellinwood Great Bend 620-792-3906, 2005 Kansas Ave, Great Bend Hoisington 620-653-2555 419 East 3rd, Hoisington Golden Belt Regional Food Program 620-639-5355 Great Bend Regional Service Center 620-792-5324 Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen 1515 Williams, Great Bend

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Kansas Department for Children and Families www.dcf.ks.gov 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend •Commodities (Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP ) •Financial help with food expenses 888-369-4777

Great Bend Activity Center 620-792-2604, ext. 13 2715 18th, Great Bend Ellinwood Ellinwood Heritage Center 620-564-3649, 620-564-2877 103 N. Main, Ellinwood

Meals on Wheels 620-792-1614 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend

Claflin Claflin Community Center 620-587-3707 409 A Street, Claflin

Prairie Land Food 620-793-3423 Assembly of God Church 2543 20th St., Great Bend

WIC –Barton County Health Department 620-793-1909 1300 E. Kansas Suite B, Great Bend

The Salvation Army 620-792-4299 2545 10th Street, Great Bend

Grief Support

Senior Meals Great Bend Great Bend High Rise 620-792-1241 1101 Kansas Ave., Great Bend

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Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice Grief Support Group 620-792-8171, 620-786-6468 St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center 3515 Broadway, Great Bend


Support / In Need Home Educators Golden Belt Home Educators (GBHE) 620-792-3118 www.gbhe.org

Homeless Services Daniel R. Trickey Memorial Life Giving Center Michelle Conner 620-603-6283, 620-282-2706 lifegivingcenter@hotmail.com Lasting Life Ministries 2100 Broadway Ave., Great Bend Transitional living ministry for women with or without children Prodigal Ministries of Kansas 620-793-5175, 620-793-9196 www.pmok.info 820 Hickory, Great Bend Transitional living ministry for men

Housing-Subsidized Cardinal Apartments 620-653-4342 1400 N. Clay St., Hoisington Cedar Park Place 620-793-8115 3910 Cedar Park Place, Great Bend Cheyenne Village 620-792-6074 5900 Eisenhower Lane, Great Bend Ellinwood Heights 620-278-2528 515 S Bismark Ave., Ellinwood Great Bend Housing Authority 620-793-7761 1101 Kansas, Great Bend Habitat for Humanity 620-792-1232

Sommerset Place 785-272-0965 5803 16th Street Terrace, Great Bend

Housing Opportunities 620-792-3299 1313 Stone St., Great Bend

Sunflower Housing 620-792-1325 5957 Eisenhower Ave., Great Bend

Providing Opportunity and Support to Adults and Children with Developmental Disabilities • Case Management • Residential Services • Medical Services • Therapeutic Horse Riding • Community Involvement and Employment • Unique Agency Job Training – Ranch, Greenhouse, Studio Arts, Industrial Kitchen, Furniture Gallery, Winery

384 N. Washington, Great Bend

“Where YOUR Opportunity Grows!” 52

Ph. 620-793-5888 Fax 620-793-8393 E-mail: info@rosewoodservices.com www.rosewoodservices.com

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Support / In Need Mental Health Bright Horizons 620-793-8855 4801 10th St., Great Bend Adult peer-to-peer mental health support Transportation available in Barton County – 620-639-8851

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 620-792-3696

Physical Disabilities Living Independently in Northwest Kansas (Link) Inc 620-792-6600 1103 Main St., Great Bend

Parenting Parents Helping Parents Support Group 620-639-1999 Grace Community Church 210 McKinley St., Great Bend

Pregnancy Birthright Sharon King – Director 620-792-3316, 800-550-4900 kssharon@kscable.com 2525 8th St., Great Bend Catholic Social Services 620-792-1393, 800-794-9756 2201 16th, Great Bend Serving all faiths. Adoption, Teen Moms, pregnancy counseling, serving pregnant and parenting teens. Also help with drug & alcohol, addiction counseling, marriage educations classes, and income assistance. Safe Haven Sites for Infants Newborns up to 45 days old can now be safely given up by mothers to employees at Health Departments, Hospitals, Medical Facilities or Fire Departments in Kansas with no consequences or abandonment charges. This program ensures the safety and health of newborns. In Kansas, no one ever has to abandon a child again.

Reintegration/ Foster Care St. Francis Academy 620-792-7454 1508 Main, Great Bend

Bauer Financial, Inc. has again rated First Kansas Bank a Five-Star Financial Institution in 2013.

Youthville 800-593-1950 www.youthville.org

Transportation Commission on Aging Rosy Tomlin 620-792-3906 2005 Kansas, Great Bend General Public Transportation 620-792-3859 2005 Kansas, Great Bend Hoisington Public Transportation 620-653-2555 419 East 3rd, Hoisington Mini-Bus Area Agency on Aging 620-792-3859 2005 Kansas, Great Bend

Visually Impaired Central Kansas Association Visual Impaired 620-792-1232, 620-793-7410 Dominican Sisters’ Auditorium 3600 Broadway, Great Bend

Weight Loss TOPS KS 248 620-793-8998, (800) 932-8677 Bednasek@networksplus.net

Center for Community Support and Research

800-445-0116

St at ewide clear ing hous e for self-help gr oups. Refer rals t o Kansa s and nation al suppor t gr oup or ganiz at ions. www.ccsr.wichita.edu

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Senior Citizens Recreation and services are offered at senior centers in Claflin, Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington.

Senior Center

620-792-3906, 2005 Kansas Ave. Activities, Meetings Commission on Aging, 3rd Tuesday, 9:30 am Friendship Meals, ElderCare has information vital Monday-Friday, noon for senior citizens’ well-being and Potluck Dinner, lifestyle is available at: 2nd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams, Great Bend Game Day, Thursday 1 p.m. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Pinochle, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m. 3515 Broadway, Great Bend Pitch, Wednesday, 7 p.m Great Bend Senior Center Legal Services, 1st Thursday 2005 Kansas, Great Bend Senior Center Advisory Council, Barton County RSVP 1st Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Barton County Eldercare Office 1819 11th, Great Bend Educational sessions, parties are Barton Community College held at 1:15 p.m. Newsletters Adult Education Center available at Senior Center, Great 1025 Main, Great Bend Bend Rec Commission, High Rise, Central Kansas Public Library Senior Center Rental Claflin Community Center 620-792-3906 620-587-3707, 409 A Street Activities, Meetings, Games, Recreation Commission Birthday Cake and Coffee, 620-793-3755 3rd Wednesday, 9 a.m. 1214 Stone Street Bingo, 2nd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Great Bend Activity Center Transportation Megan Hammeke 620-587-3707 792-2604, ext. 13, 2715 18th Birthday, 1st Monday, noon Coffee, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. Potluck, 2nd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Ellinwood Heritage Center Pitch, Wednesday, 7 p.m. 620-564-3649, 103 N. Main Dominoes, Thursday, 1 p.m. Monday through Friday Bridge, Friday, 1 p.m. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Canasta, 2nd-4th Wed., 1 p.m. Friendship Meals, 11:45 a.m. Potluck Dinner, 2nd & 4th Monday Ice Cream, 3rd Thursday, 3 p.m. STEPS, Exercise class Aerobics, Tues. & Thurs., 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday Games, Finger Foods, Card Party, 10:15 -11:15 1st & 3rd Sunday, 6 p.m. Cards, 1-4 p.m. Jean Cavanaugh Wellness Area Woodhaven Bingo, Great Bend Rec Center 5th Sunday 620-793-3755, ext. 2 Transportation 1214 Stone, Great Bend Ellinwood Heritage Club M-W, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 620-564-3649 or 620-564-2877 T-Th, 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, 8 a.m.-noon Great Bend City Auditorium RSVP Lakin and Williams 620-792-1614, 1025 Main Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. RSVP Advisory Council, Walkers and Joggers 2nd Tuesday Burnside Room Rental High Rise 620-793-3755 (Great Bend Housing Authority) 620-793-7761, 1101 Kansas Kansas Equipment Exchange 866-666-1470 Great Bend Public Library 620-792-2409, 1409 Williams Kansas Guardianship Program Senior Net, Internet for Senior 800-672-0086 Adults, Point and Click Internet Class Great Bend Regional Service Volunteer Income Tax Center (SRS) Assistance Program 620-793-5324, 1305 Patton Road 620-792-1614

Claflin

Transportation Mini-Bus 620-792-3859 2005 Kansas, Great Bend M-F, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. C.A.B. 620-792-3859 M-F, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hoisington The Hoisington Commission on Aging 109 E. 1st 2nd Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. Friendship Hall 620-653-2555 or 620-617-2116 419 E. 3rd Friendship Meals, noon

Transportation Our Trolley (mini-bus) 620-653-2555 M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Other Services Barton County Barton County Health Department 620-793-1902 1300 Kansas, Great Bend Center for Counseling & Consultation 620-792-2544 or 800-875-2544 5815 Broadway, Great Bend Elder Care 620-792-5942 1819 11th, Great Bend Elder Care Friendship Meals 800-530-5068 Great Bend Public Library 620-792-2409 1409 Williams, Great Bend Honorary Sportsman Card 620-793-1835 Barton County Clerk-Courthouse Living Independently in Northwest Kansas 620-792-6600 1103 Main, Great Bend

Locust Grove Village ~ Together, We Are Making a Difference Find Out How – Find Out Why • Changing Culture • Award Winning Home • Dynamic & Fun Working Environment • Competitive Wages & Benefits (retirement plan, health, dental and vision) • Generous Shift Differential • Educational Opportunities • Bonus Incentives Locust Grove Village is adding additional staff at our growing facility. If interested, contact Margaret Plante at 785.222.2574 or pick up an application at 701 West 6th Street, LaCrosse, KS, or email mplante@locustvillage.com. Visit our website at www.locustgrovevillage.com Locust Grove Village offers a Drug Free Work Environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Senior Citizens Medicaid 800-766-9012

Veterans Administration 800-827-1000

Meals on Wheels 620-792-1614, 620-792-1833 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend Also serves Ellinwood & Hoisington

Veterans Hospital 800-878-6881

Pathways, ResCare Home Care 620-793-8501 2317 Washington, Great Bend Personal care assistance, instrumental activities of daily living, wellness monitoring, housekeeping Parents Teacher Resource Center 620-793-1633 Washington School 2535 Lakin, Great Bend Educational service, copying, binding, laminating, spiral binding RSVP 620-792-1614 1025 Main, D114 , Great Bend Social Security Administration 620-663-8341, 877-846-8333 811 E. 30th Ave., Hutchinson Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging 620-793-6633 1905 Washington, Great Bend

Utility Assistance Barton County Emergency Aid Council 620-793-3345 3007 10th, Great Bend Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. Food Bank 620-792-4001 3007 10th, Great Bend, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1 to 3 p.m. Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program 877-505-5150 Low Income Energy Assistance Program 620-792-5324 ext. 200 866-445-4327 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend

Employment Older Kansans Employment Program-Kansas Works 620-793-5445 Lyle Dotson 620-225-8230 1025 Main, Great Bend Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Southwest Kansas Agency on Aging 620-793-6633, 620-225-8230 800-742-9531 1905 Washington, Great Bend

Special Group Activities

Hoisington Recreation 620-653-4050 Preferred Status Landmark National Bank 620-792-2196 Silver Cougar Club Barton Community College 620-786-1136

Housing Cardinal Apartments, Inc. 620-653-4342 1400 N. Clay, Hoisington Cedar Park Place 620-793-8115 3910 Cedar Park Pl., Great Bend

These groups go on special trips, enjoy social events and expand their knowledge from educational seminars. Call the numbers listed for more information.

Claflin Housing Authority 620-587-3435 602 W. Albro, PO Box 332, Claflin

American Eagle Club American State Bank 620-793-4275

Ellinwood Heights Apartments 620-564-3383 515 S. Bismark, Ellinwood

Club 5-0 Farmers Bank and Trust NA 620-792-2411

Cherry Village 620-792-3207 5926 Eisenhower, Great Bend

Salvation Army 620-792-4299 2545 10th Street, Great Bend

2005 Kansas, Great Bend

FRIENDSHIP MEALS CALL 792-3906

Served Monday - Friday at Noon

Care that comes from the Heart ...

1560 K-96 Highway Great Bend, Ks 67530 ... of Kansas

620-792-2448

Ellinwood Country Living Memory Care and Home Plus • • • • • • •

Memory care and chronic illness management Assistance with medication and personal needs Balanced home cooked meals Weekly laundry and housekeeping service Daily activities based on your interests Licensed and certified staff available 24/7 Adult day care and short term respite care also available

Laura Suppes, Operator — Kara Brauer, RN Consult 302 N. Main Ellinwood, KS 67526 — (620) 564-2100 ellinwoodcpsl@embarqmail.com

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Persons 60 years of age and older are welcome. A suggested contribution of $3.00 per person Persons under 60 – $5.00 per person Carryout meals also available Please call by 5:00 p.m. the day before for reservation.

TRANSPORTATION C.A.B.

General Public Transportation 6:00 am - 6:30 pm

Mini-Bus: Elderly, handicapped, & general public.

Transportation Services - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Senior Citizens High Rise Apartments Housing Authority of Great Bend 620-793-7761 1101 Kansas, Great Bend Housing Opportunities Inc. 620-792-3299, 1313 Stone, Great Bend Income based rental properties open to ages 55 and over and/or disabled Barton County Rental Housing Developments The Oaks LP, Ellinwood Northglenn LLC, Great Bend Bedford Place LLC (new), Great Bend Walnut Creek LLC, Great Bend Walnut Glenn LLC, Great Bend CreekSide Place LLC, Great Bend Cheyenne Ridge LLC, Hoisington WheatRidge LLC, Hoisington Also available is the USDA Rural Development Self Help Housing Program. Income based home ownership program. No down payment, closing costs wrapped into the loan and payments based on income. Intermediate Swing Bed at Ellinwood Hospital 620-564-2548, 605 N. Main, Ellinwood

Country Place Senior Living 620-564-2100, 302 N. Main, Ellinwood

Brookdale Senior Living of Great Bend 620-792-7000, 1206 Patton Rd., Great Bend

Woodhaven Care Center 620-564-2337, 510 W. 7th, Ellinwood

River Bend Assisted Living Facility 620-792-7017, 3820 Broadway, Great Bend

Cherry Village Nursing of Great Bend 620-792-2165, 1401 Cherry Lane, Great Bend

Country Place Senior Living 620-653-4121, 259 W. 6th, Hoisington

Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center 620-792-2448, 1560 K-96 Hwy., Great Bend

Country Place Home Plus 620-653-4121, 520 N. Vine, Hoisington

Assisted Living and Residential Health Care

Relaxing atmosphere. Experienced caregivers. The right amount of care. 65 Total Nursing Beds • 24 Hour Professional Nursing Close to Doctors & Hospital Adult Day Care • Dementia Care Unit Respite Care & Hospice Care Home Delivered Meals Independent Living Cottages

Misty Newell

CMA / Director

Rachel Burns

Assistant Director

Eddie Towers

Resident Care Coordinator

405 Grand Ave., Stafford, KS 620-234-5208 402 N. Santa Fe St., St. John, KS 620-549-3541

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Kenwood Plaza 607 E. 1st Avenue, St. John, KS 67576 620-549-6133 BARTON COUNTY SOURCE


Recycling Scrap Metal Acme Pipe & Steel, Inc. 700 Frey St. Great Bend 620-793-7851

Appliances, Tires and Hazardous Waste Barton County Landfill 350 NE 30 Rd. – Great Bend 620-793-1898 Fee Charged Hazardous Waste may be disposed the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Clothing and Housewares Salvation Army Store 2545 10 St. – Great Bend 620-792-4299 Goodwill Industries 1705 Main – Great Bend 620-792-4000

Aluminum Cans Kans for Kids 24 hour drop off

Claflin

Great Bend

305 E. Santa Fe Blvd.

Ellinwood

2920 10th Street 700 Frey St.

Park and 7th

Hoisington

1-1/2 miles east on Keystone Rd.

Ellinwood

Great Bend Hoisington

Great Bend

Sunflower Recycling Drop off Center 5523 10th St. – 620-793-5800 Monday-Friday 1- 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - noon

Hoisington

Recycling Center Parking lot of Wilson State Bank

Ellinwood

Recycling Center 203 West 1st St. Open 24 hours

Olmitz

Compost Sites

108 Main St.

One half (1/2) mile south of Railroad Avenue on SW 6 Avenue

Recycling Centers

201 N. Main St.

Recycling Trailer from Rush County picks up the first week of each month

Pawnee Rock

Pawnee Rock Lions Club picks up recycling the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 620-982-4414 or 620-982-4628

• 1700 sq. ft. Garden Center Showroom • 6000 sq. ft. Retail Green House • 3 Acres of Trees, Shrubs, Rock, Boulders • Statuary, Fountains, Pottery, Seasonal Items • Open Year Round • Check Out Our T-Shirt Club!

This patio was designed and built by Northview. See what we can do for you!

Architectural Landscape Design and Installation – Commercial & Residential

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172 N. Hwy. 281 Great Bend, KS (620) 792-7041


Events April ..................Wild Goose Chase, Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Great Bend Happenings: 2013 Sept. 12 .............Last Summer Street Stroll and Free Outdoor Movie Sept. 14 .............Mad About Monarchs, Wetlands Education Center Sept. 21 .............SRCA Summit Points Race at Great Bend Expo Complex Sept. 24 .............Great Bend Tribune’s 14th Annual Women’s Expo, Highland Hotel & Convention Center Sept. 27 ............Benefit Bull Ride Sept. 28 ............6th Annual Big Bend Bike Rally, . Great Bend Expo Complex Sept. 28 .............Great Bend Renaissance Festival Oct. 1-31 ..........Long Pumpkin Patch Oct. 5 ...............Open Farm Day, Heartland Farm Oct. 26 ..............Downtown Halloween Parade and “ZooBoo” Nov. 7................Annual GB Fire Dept. Spaghetti Feed Nov. 9................Panther Paw Craft Festival Nov. 27..............Trail of Lights begins Nov. 29..............Turkey Bowl Nov. 30..............Cookie Contest, Lighting of Mayor’s Christmas Tree, Christmas Parade, Activities in the Square, Drawing for Explore Great Bend Winner! Dec. 1-25..........Various Christmas Events Dec. 5-8 ...........Great Bend Community Theatre Christmas production at Crest Theatre

June 6-8 ............June Jaunt 2014 June 13-14........Barton County Relay for Life June ...................Human eMotion Event at GB Regional July ....................Barton County Fair July 26 ...............Summer Sidewalk Sale Kids Summer Programs (every Thursday) at KWEC August ..............Back To School No Tax Sale For more events go to the following websites: City of Great Bend website: www.greatbendks.net Convention and Visitors Bureau website: www.visitgreatbend.com Great Bend Chamber of Commerce: www.greatbend.org

Ellinwood Happenings: Sept....................City-Wide Garage Sale Nov. ..................Christmas Open House July ....................After Harvest Festival Ladies Night Out Events www.ellinwoodchamber.com

Hoisington Happenings: Aug. 29- Sept. 2 117th Labor Day Festival, Our Children, Our Future May 31..............Hoisington’s 5th Annual Mud Run www.hoisingtonkansas.com

2014 Jan. 11 ...............Miss Barton County & Miss Golden Belt Pageant Jan. 18 ...............Icy Sidewalk Sale Jan. 18 ...............Barton County’s Got Talent GB Bridal Affaire Fashion Show Feb. 20-23 ........Great Bend Community Theatre’s “Neighborhood Crime Watch” at Crest Theatre Great Bend Chamber Banquet Winter Family Nature Programs at KWEC March ...............Central Kansas Spring Expo April ..................Farm & Ranch Expo April 24-27 ......Great Bend Community Theatre’s “Becky’s New Car” at Crest Theatre

Largest • Cleanest Coolest Salon in Town 1515 Main St. • Great Bend 620-792-5911 • 800-657-2506 Carpet One® Floor & Home Store

Planning & Design Services - Cabinets - Granite Faux Painting - Window Treatments - Furniture & Accessories Sub-Zero, Wolf, Asko & GE Appliances

Open 6 D O Days a W Weekk Mon.-Thurs.: 9am-8pm Friday: 9am-7pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sunday: Closed

Let us make your dream a reality

Spray Tanning Available 1657 Hwy. 96, Westgate Shopping Center Great Bend, KS (620) 793-8862 58

www.kustomfloordesigns.com Beautiful Gifts For All Occasions Including Bridal Registry BARTON COUNTY SOURCE


Get back into Nature at the KWEC

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ooking for something fun to do? Whether it is the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter, visitors and locals have a place to go locally to fill their appetite for the great outdoors. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) at Cheyenne Bottoms offers something for everyone. Whether you are a bird watcher, hunter, tourist, kid, or adult, you will find something of interest at the KWEC. The KWEC opened April 2009 at the southeast corner of the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area along K-156 highway and along the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway about 10 miles northeast of Great Bend. The KWEC is operated as a branch museum of Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The 11,000 square foot building is home to the Koch Wetlands Exhibit gallery, a classroom with live animal exhibits, an auditorium, and the Wetlands Gift Store. Admission is free! Van tours, a walking trail, and many public programs also provide a glimpse of what Kansas wetlands are and what you can find in them. Staff at the KWEC will be happy to answer questions about the wetlands and give advice for how the average visitor can experience Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, which together were voted one of the 8 wonders of Kansas by the Kansas Sampler Foundation. The KWEC is open Monday through Saturday 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday 1-5p.m. The Center is closed on Mondays from November 1 through March 31. The KWEC offers a wide selection of public programs and events throughout the year. Check the KWEC website (http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu) for more information on upcoming events or call 877-243-9268. Some favorite regular programs that are offered: Winter Family nature programs (offered weekends in February), Great Migration Rally family event (offered in even years in late April), Wings N Wetlands Birding Festival (offered in odd years in late April), Wild Goose Chase 5k/1mi Fun Run (offered in Spring), Summer Kids nature programs (offered in July), and Mad About Monarchs with Monarch butterfly tagging and other activities (offered in late September).

Spread Your Wings at Cheyenne Bottoms KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER Koch Wetlands Exhibit • Van Tours Gift Store • Live Animals Nature Trail • Public Programs Free Admission 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156 Hwy

http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu 877-243-9268

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Brit Spaugh Zoo and Raptor Center

nimals from six continents can be found at Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo and Raptor Center. Admission is free and the zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The zoo was founded in 1952 by it’s namesake, Brit Spaugh, a Navy veteran of World War II who wanted to create a park that would delight area children. It started with two deer. Today, the modern zoo continues to bring in new animals for purposes of education, species preservation and public interest. For example, a female arctic fox was added in 2012 and there are plans to obtain a male for breeding. Although not endangered, the arctic fox is a species that is being monitored as its native habitat continues to shrink. Zoo Director Scott Gregory said the Ed Shed, Snake House and playground are new in 2013. “The Ed Shed was formerly our Aquarium House,” Gregory said. There are still several aquariums, but it also houses education animals. “It’s where we bring the animals out and people can interact with them.” Contact the zoo education director to schedule a program. The Raptor Center serves as entrance to the zoo. Its mission is to protect and conserve raptors – birds of prey – through rehabilitation, education, research and habitat preservation. It’s a fitting role for this area, since Great Bend lies in the heart of the central flyway, between two wetlands of international importance: Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge and Quivira National Wildlife Area. Literally millions of birds pass overhead each year. At the Raptor Center, visitors can learn about birds of prey through interpretive

exhibits – comparing their “wingspan” to a hawk’s or learning more about how birds see. They can also find out what bird species have been recently seen in the area. The Raptor Center has a veterinary exam room with a large window so visitors can watch as animals receive physical care. There’s also a gift shop, the “Critter Corner” exhibit of small insects and reptiles, and a meeting area that can be reserved for events such as birthday parties. Visitors can buy food at the gift shop for feeding the ducks and fish. Members of the Zoological Society may also fish at the zoo on the first Saturday of each month. The zoo is also headquarters for a raptor rehabilitation program. Injured birds receive medical care with a goal of releasing them back into the wild. Call the zoo, 620-793-4226, to learn more about the animals or to schedule a group tour. Membership in the Great Bend Zoological Society is $25 a year. To learn more, visit the website: www.greatbendzoo.com. 60

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Points of Interest

Great Places Brit Spaugh Zoo 620-793-4226 2200 Main St., Great Bend The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Visitors pay no admission fee. The zoo has two parts. The main part features several new exhibits. The North American Exhibit has larger pens and most of the zoo’s larger animals. Much of this portion of the zoo can be viewed from the outside even when the zoo is closed. This small zoo is good for about a 45 90 minute visit.

Barton County Historical Society Museum 620-793-5125 85 U.S. 281, Great Bend Located on five acres, just south of Great Bend on US 281, across the Arkansas River Bridge, the Village boasts several authentically furnished period buildings and collections which tell the story of this area from the Paleo Period through the Indian Wars to World War II and beyond.

B-29 Bomber Memorial Plaza Great Bend Army Air Field Great Bend Municipal Airport entrance Great Bend’s B-29 Memorial Plaza is open to visitors every day, all day, to honor the men and women of the Great Bend Army Air Field. No admission charge. Self-guided.

Cheyenne Bottoms • The largest marsh in the interior of the United States, designated a “Wetland of International Importance.” • The Bottoms is one of the most important ecosystems in Kansas and one of the most important migration points for shorebirds in North America. • Hunting is a big draw for locals and those f from other states.

Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel 620-792-9342 Barton Community College 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend Part of the Fine Arts Building on the BCC Campus, the Chapel boasts five stained glass windows from the razed First Congregational Church in Great Bend. These windows have been restored and placed in the chapel. 61

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SCRA Dragstrip 785-483-1980 Expo Complex, Great Bend • Home of the first NRHA Nationals in 1955 • Track resurfaced in 2000 and 2012 • Total length of track is 3/4 mile

Ellinwood Underground World 620-564-2400 Main & Santa Fe, Ellinwood U.S. 56 at the stoplight • Built in 1887 and listed on the Kansas State Historical Register • Houses the Ellinwood Museum • Tunnels originally connected the business district • Original flooring, wallpaper, and barber’s mirror • Tunnels under the Dick Building open to the public. • Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12- 4 p.m. Sunday • Tours on the hour, call ahead • Admission $5 adults, $2 children under 10


Historical Society

Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village he Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village located at 85 S. Hwy. 281 provides a glimpse of the historical past of Barton County. Along with displays of the Santa Fe Trail, there is a doll collection, war tributes, historical medical equipment, an early limestone house, a railroad station, oneroom school house, a church, Lustron house, post office and more. The museum began in 1964 on land donated by the Charles Hulme Estate. The original west wing of the building was completed in 1974 and the east wing was added in 1976. In 1980 and 1981, the west wing was remodeled to provide display areas. A 30’x60’ addition was completed in 1999, making the museum handicap accessible and providing additional space for meetings, storage and work areas. The Ray Schulz Research Library, located on the south side of the museum, was completed in 2006. The Ray Schulz Research Library is available for genealogical records. Plat books, telephone directories and photographs are also available. Two interesting slices of life are the homes at the museum. The native stone house originally erected on the homestead of the E. J. Dodge family in 1873 was moved stone by stone from Walnut Creek. The Boy Scouts of America provided the labor. The furnishings showed the hardships of prairie life. The Lustron Home is an all aluminum home made of metal panels. It was

considered a modern advancement after World War II. Weddings, family reunions and other special events may be booked at the church. Special tours may also be booked. A small gift shop is at the entrance of the museum. Historical books and souvenirs are available. Admission to the museum is $4 for non-members and those 16 and over. Summer Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Winter Hours (November-March): Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Points of Interest Farmer’s Market • Broadway Parking lot of Great Bend Public Library, Great Bend. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings in the spring, summer and fall. • Jack Kilby Square, downtown, Great Bend, KS. Thursday nights during Summer Street Stroll from 5-8 p.m. June-September.

Farmer’s Memorial • Located at the corner of K-96 and 10th St., Great Bend. • A tribute to early pioneer families who settled Great Bend and the surrounding communities.

Fort Zarah East of Great Bend on Hwy. 56, Great Bend • Roadside park located near one of the two original locations of the fort. • Fort was established in 1864 to help protect mail service along the Santa Fe Trail.

Great Bend Community Theatre 620-792-4228 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend • Renovated former movie theater • Live performances

Great Bend Mural Project • Viewed in various areas in Great Bend, mostly in the downtown area • Pick up a map at the Great Bend Chamber office at 1125 Williams, Great Bend

Great Bend Public Library 620-792-2409 1409 Williams, Great Bend Monday, Noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Permanent art display featuring works by Birger Sandzen, Charles B. Rogers, Bill Shaddix and others along with local artists. • Free Internet access • Tours by arrangement

Heartland Farm 620-923-4585 1049 CR 390, Pawnee Rock • Tours provided for organic farming methods • Welcome for tours by appointment • Workshops and demonstrations held quarterly. Advertised in Great Bend Tribune. • Walking trails, labyrinth, pottery • Great spaces for bird watching • Guest house available for individuals or small groups of 6-8 • Home to lovable alpacas

Hoisington Historical Society Museum 620-653-4320 120 E. 2nd, Hoisington • Open by appointment in cooperation with Chamber events. Call for appointment.

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Kansas Wetlands Education Center 877-243-9268 592 NE K-156, Great Bend www.wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu • Branch museum of Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History • Located on the SE corner of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area on Hwy. 156 along Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway • Interpretive exhibits on Cheyenne Bottoms, including the importance of wetlands and the plants and animals inhabiting them • Scheduled educational programs, Nature Trail, Classroom, Auditorium, Gift Shop. • Free admission, Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Closed Monday

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455 W. BARTON COUNTY ROAD GREAT BEND, KS 620-792-5079 (TRACK PHONE)

Great Bend’s SRCA Dragstrip history linked with NHRA

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reat Bend is known worldwide for its drag racing, and it’s no wonder. In 2013, the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association celebrated its 60th anniversary, and with a nod to its early years, was chosen by the National Hot Rod Association to present its first-ever West Central Super Quick Series. The series consisted of dragsters and fast door cars competing in separate ladders until the winners of each ladder ran off in a final to determine the overall Ignite High Performance Ethanol Series Super Quick winner. Spectators saw cars racing at speeds over 200 miles per hour at this event sponsored by Ignite racing fuel. The Summit Point Series was also featured. “Great Bend is a good track and a good facility,” said Hank Denning, SRCA president. “Everyone is super nice and helpful.” The history between the NHRA and the SRCA goes all the way back to the beginning. In 1946, the U.S. Army abandoned their base in Great Bend, and granted the property to the City of Great Bend. It sat idle for a few years when members of the SRCA convinced the city council to allow the use of the former B-29 bomber runway as a place to race cars. Then, in 1955, the association joined the NHRA and with the help of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, petitioned Wally Parks, president of the NHRA, to hold the first national event there. They were successful, and Great Bend and racing have since been forever linked. Glen Amerine, owner of Amerine Utilities, Inc. has been a lifelong resident of Great Bend and can remember attending this first NHRA national event with his family when he was nine years old. When he was serving in the Air Force, stationed at Dover, Del. in 1969, he entered his first race. “I drove a brand new 1969 Camaro,” he said. He raced for a few years, and then he and his wife agreed to stop in order to raise a family. In 1994, he got started back up again, and

now racing is a family affair. Amerine races, as does his son Craig; and his wife Missy; his daughter Marcy Smith; and her husband Mark; their son, Jeremy Smith; and his wife Rachel; and their other son, Jared Smith. The family has eight or nine cars at any one time, and races them as they can. Hank Denning, SRCA President, and the board applied for the dragstrip to be designated a national historical site recently. If successful, the Great Bend SRCA dragstrip would become the only drag strip in the nation with that designation. It would join the ranks of two other racetracks , The Occoneechee Speedway of North Carolina and the Bonneville Speedway, of Utah. “The chances are good, with the help of the NHRA, that the SRCA drag strip can earn that designation,” Denning said. Races take place about twice a month between the months of March and October. Events for the drag strip can be found in our Calendar of Events. For additional information about events visit www.srcadragstrip.com or call 620-792-5079.

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THE DAMM BODY SHOP Body Repair Glass Replacement

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Lumpy’s Bar & Grill

Home of the Coldest Beer & the Best Cheeseburgers! Grill Open til 9:00 pm M-Thurs. 11:00-2:00 & 4:30-10:00 Fri. 11:00-2:00 & 4:30-midnight; Sat. 11:00-10:00

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2013 Race Schedule

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Points of Interest

K s s Oil & G Kansas Gass Hall of Fa Fame & M Museum Ha s 620-793-5742 or 620-793-0359 5944 10th St. Great Bend • History of oil and gas industry including displays, a model drilling rig and model salt water disposal facility • Biographies and pictures of inductees into the Hall of Fame • Geologic history and maps plus cores and samples of different formations • Education center reveals the importance of energy conservation and environment protection • Contact to schedule a tour. • No admission charge Open 1-5 p.m., April,l, May, June, and August thru October. • Always open by appointment

Kansas Quilt Walk 1400 Main Street, Great Bend Jack Kilby Square on the Historic Santa Fe Trail • Seven quilt patterns set in the sidewalks around the Courthouse • Pick up a map at the Great Bend Chamber office at 1125 Williams

Planetarium 620-792-9320 Barton Community College 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend • Groups can enjoy planetarium shows year-round and the special “Season of Light” and “The Christmas Star” show during the Christmas holidays.

L.E. “Gus” and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery 620-792-9342 Barton Community College 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend • Part of the Fine Arts Building on the BCC Campus • Approximately 7,000 visitors each year • More than 700 permanent pieces • Bronzes from Barton County native “Gus” Shafer • Works from Great Bend native Charles B. Rogers 66

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• Masterpieces from Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Audubon, and more • Admission is free, and the gallery is open year round mid-August to mid-May; Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed weekends except by appointment. Group tours by appointment. The gallery is closed during college observed holidays.

Pawnee Rock Monument 12 miles west of Great Bend on Hwy. 56 Pawnee Rock • Natural landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. In the trail days it was 30 feet higher than it is today. • Enjoy a panoramic view across the prairie.


Hunting in Barton County

arton County has plenty to offer hunters of upland game and waterfowl. The drought of 2011 and 2012 took its toll on feeding and nesting areas at the Cheyenne Bottoms, but recent rains during the spring and summer have helped. Area wildlife experts are keeping their fingers crossed that this fall may shape up into a fairly good hunting season for waterfowl and upland game birds. Some of the species found in the area are

pheasant, quail, deer, dove, prairie chicken, waterfowl, geese and turkey. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Area Wildlife Manager Karl Grover oversees hunting at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife area north of Great Bend. The area is a wetlands of international importance, and a popular stopover for nearly 400 species of migrating birds. For information about hunting seasons for the wide variety of species that make Cheyenne Bottoms home, pick up a current year schedule at the Kansas Wetlands Mu-

seum, or online at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us. The wildlife manager can be reached at 620-793-3066. For 24 hour current conditions, phone 620-793-7730. In addition to the Cheyenne Bottoms, several thousands of acres of public and walk-in hunting is available. A map of all of these areas, as well as the access dates of each, and what may be hunted is available at the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau on 3007 10th Street in Great Bend. Licenses and tags can be purchased at the following venues, courtesy of the KDWPT.

BARTON COUNTY CLERK License/Permit Agent 1400 Main St., Room 202, Great Bend 620-793-1835

P & S SECURITY License/Permit Agent 1705 K-96 Hwy, Great Bend 620-796-2132

DILLON STORE #3 License/Permit Agent 1811 N. Main, Great Bend 620-793-7887

WAL-MART #770 License/Permit Agent 3503 W. 10th, Great Bend 620-792-3632

DILLON STORE #51 License/Permit Agent 4107 10th St., Great Bend 620-792-3591

POP N SHOP License/Permit Agent 410 E Santa Fe, Ellinwood 620-564-2087

THE LODGE HUNTING FISHING ART AND MORE License/Permit Agent 108-B E. 1st Suite 130 Hoisington 620-653-4772

Guns • Ammo • Reloading Suppressors • Gun Safes Security Camera Systems Pepper Spray • TASER • Knives Flashlights • Tactical Gear Concealment Purses Bullet Casing Jewelry

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Golf Courses

Barton County Golf Courses teve Gotsche, head professional at the Club at Stone Ridge, represented Barton County at the 2013 U.S. Senior Open Championship. Gotsche played two rounds at Omaha Country Club. The Club at Stone Ridge, 1458 24th Street in Great Bend, 620-792-4306, was the former Golden Belt Country Club. The 18-hole course plays to a par of 72 over 6,495 yards. The Club at Stone Ridge features Bentgrass greens and Bermuda tees and fairways and is open to the public. Gotsche operates a full-service pro shop with a complete practice area. Green fees are $27 during the week and $31 on weekends and holidays. Dave Lammie serves as golf course superintendent and Marty Ficken works as assistant superintendent. They are helped by three part-time workers. Other than a summer microburst wind that caused damage to several trees, it’s been a good spring and summer. The crew performs preventative maintenance for disease and focuses regular watering in tees and greens. “Mother Nature has been much nicer than last year and we’ve had periodic rainfall, which has helped,” Lammie said. “Our greens are in good shape and the tees are pretty good. We got the tree damage cleaned up in house.”

The Club at Stone Ridge has installed a new air conditioning unit in the clubhouse and installed new irrigation controllers last year. Barton County offers four golf courses in the area, including a pair of 18hole layouts. • Lake Barton Golf Club, 673 U.S. 281 North, 620-653-4255, between Great Bend and Hoisington, offers an 18-hole public course designed by Harry Robb in 1916. The par 70 course plays to 5,526 yards. Daily prices are $16 and $21 for weekend and holidays. Wayne Woods serves as golf course superintendent and Nick Roth is assistant superintendent. Mike

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Chambers works as the club manager, but will retire later this summer. Lake Barton is taking applications for a new clubhouse manager with a start date of Sept. 16. The Lake Barton Men’s Association promotes keeping the golf course well maintained. The men’s association meets from April to September on the third Thursday. The men’s association donated $500 to the renovation of the clubhouse bathrooms and helped lay new concrete for the women’s No. 9 tee box and improved other parts of the cart paths on the course. Members donate time to help with clean-up of limbs and trees when needed. The yearly subscription for the TV in the clubhouse is paid for by the men’s association. Members help plug the greens and run the men’s open golf tournaments and club tournaments. The Lake Barton Women’s Association morning players compete on the first Tuesday of each month. An evening women’s league also competes. • Grove Park Golf Club, 407 W. 3rd in Ellinwood, 620-564-3123, is a unique ninehole par 64 course that features a premium on accuracy with several treelined fairways. Daily rates are $15 and weekend prices are $20. Keith Fritz serves as golf course superintendent and Kurt Bressler works as the club manager. Grove Park sponsors several annual tournaments — Frostbite Open, Grove Park Open, Club Championship, After Harvest Festival, Member Guest, Couples Open and Senior Invitational. • The Claflin Golf Course, NE 150 Ave. just off of K-156, was organized in 1943 when a ninehole course was plotted two miles east and 1/2-mile north of Claflin.


Barton County Fair a Lasting Hit Food • Rides • Entertainment • Animals • Exhibits • Displays

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s harvest wraps up in Barton County, anticipation for the Midway, concerts and exhibits at the Barton County Fair rises. For the past 22 years, the BCFA has won 22 International awards presented by the International Association of Fairs and Expos. This is because only the highest standards are kept for decor and theme. In 2013, the fair board chose the theme The Barton County Fair is Ozsome with all decor based on The Wizard of Oz stories. The United Soybean Board has also designated the Barton County Fair a Green Ribbon Fair for it’s use of renewable energy and bio based products including cleaning supplies and paints. Along with the tried and true activities, each year there’s something new for everyone. The Barton County 4-H clubs are an intregal part of the fair each year, with a Business Appreciation Breakfast and the finale fundraiser, the 4-H Barbecue, which plates just as many to-go meals as it provides for sit-down eating. Both are well attended and much looked forward to. Other fair related activities throughout the year include the Bulls Gone Wild event in the spring, and sponsorship of the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Show. The fair association also helps with the annual community fireworks show in July, and host the annual Holiday Home Tour in December with the Friends of the Fair. Before there was a Barton County Fair, there was the Central Kansas Fair Association, which organized in Barton County on Aug. 10, 1878. The first fair took place Sept. 25-27 of that year in Great Bend. Later, it moved to various locations around the county. In the 1950’s it became a 4-H fair at the old fairgrounds between Great Bend and Hoisington. In 1992 it became the Barton County Fair and was moved to the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. For more information, go to bartoncountyfair.com or call 620-797-3247

BARTON COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION P.O. BOX 233 GREAT BEND, KS 67530 620-797-3247 WEB:www.bartoncountyfair.com EMAIL: info@bartoncountyfair.com

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Walking Tours

Walking, driving tours showcased

hether it’s walking or driving, beautiful scenery and artwork are being featured in Barton County. Walking and driving tours are available for explorers and tourists. Tours vary in time so you can select according to your time and interest. Brochures are available for many tours at the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau. 3007 10th, 620-792-2750. • GPS Tour — Explore the Kansas Raptor Center and Brit Spaugh Zoo, Downtown Great Bend, Cheyenne Bottoms, and the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway at your own pace! A GPS guided video tour brings the city and surrounding wetlands to life. The GPS Ranger is a handheld computer that delivers an interpretation, video, music, animation, and nature photography based

on the location of the user. The Ranger provides bird and wildlife identification, history, geography, Native American stories, and delightful insights into the prairie and wetlands. The GPS Ranger is available at the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau; Best Western Angus Inn., Comfort Inn., Travelers Budget Inn., and America’s Best Value Inn. • Birdhouse Tour, Scavenger Hunt — Walk along Great Bend’s downtown sidewalks and you will see a variety of decorated birdhouses nestled in front of various businesses. The project is designed to bring art and nature together. The oversized birdhouses are being manufactured locally and provide and excellent canvas for local artists to showcase their talent through the Barton Arts Council. A birdhouse walking art tour and brochure is developed yearly that includes each birdhouse’s location and description. Scavenger hunt participants use this brochure as an aid to finding birdhouses. The Birdhouse Scavenger Hunt involves people who successfully complete hunts. Scavenger hunt entries include children, young adults, and senior citizens. Every hunt has clues that would lead to a specific birdhouse. Each hunt spelled the name of a feathered friend that visits the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway. The number of birdhouses has increased to 70, from the 50 of last year in a marketing effort to promote Great Bend’s theme of the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway — Birds and Wildlife. • Byway Tour — This 77-mile byway connects two of the world’s most significant 70

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natural wetlands—Cheyenne Bottoms and the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. The Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway takes visitors through radiant wetlands exploding with wildlife; prairie vistas with immense blue skies; and seven rural communities shaped by nature and the entrepreneurial spirit. • Cemetery Tour — Cemeteries tell the stories of our past, people, and culture. Wander into almost any Kansas cemetery and the tombstones tell stories of how generations before us lived - and died. • Downtown Tour — In the epicenter of the town’s life, you can catch the sights of things like the birdhouse walking tour, monuments on the courthouse square, and old historic buildings such as the Crest Theatre and the Barton Arts Center. • Exodusters — Spend a day on the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway as you trace the Exoduster migration and settlement in Barton and Stafford Counties. • Lustron Homes — These metal-panel homes tell the story of an American Dream. They prove that America once again adopted new approaches to address challenges, specifically the demand for more affordable living. These homes are an important chapter in Barton County’s history. • Quilt Walk and Murals — In the sidewalks surrounding the Courthouse Square in downtown Great Bend you will find the Kansas Quilt Walk. After viewing this tribute to our ancestors, take a look around the corner and catch a glimpse of the 13 building murals representing Great Bend’s past and present.


Sports Complex

he boys and girls of summer may now be found year-round at the Great Bend Sports Complex, where a metal sculpture was unveiled in April of 2013. Seven life-sized figures of players catching, hitting and throwing baseballs can be seen in this 25-foot-long sculpture by Hoisington artist Bruce Bitter. The outline of a 5-foot baseball is suspended above them; the retaining wall at the base has metal cut-out letters that spell out: Great Bend Sports Complex. Great Bend is proud of its new venue for baseball and softball, which opened in 2012 with the combined efforts of the City of Great Bend, Great Bend Recreation Commission and USD 428. GBRC schedules and runs tournaments and provides field prep, said Chris Umphres, sports director at the Rec Commission. “We’ve had people tell us the Sports Complex is the premiere site in Kansas,” Umphres said. Visitors like the layout and the amenities, including bleachers, shaded areas, picnic tables and convenient layout. At the hub of the fields is a building that features a concession area, rest rooms, Great Bend High School boys and girls locker rooms, and a meeting/officials room that doubles as the emergency medical station. All ball fields are available for rent by individuals, groups or organizations. Fields are also available to rent for private tournaments. This complex provides plenty of parking space, playgrounds and batting cages. The fields were laid out per the Little League Association (baseball) and per the Amateur Softball Association (softball) standards. Musco Lighting on all fields is designed to meet Little League Standards utilizing the “Constant Light Level” methodology and provides a minimum of 50

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information about the Sports Complex or to inquire about tournaments or ball complex usage, contact the Great Bend Recreation Commission, 620-793-3755.


Wetlands Aquatic Center

reat Bend’s Wetlands Aquatic Center opens every year around Memorial Day weekend. Weather permitting, the pool is open from 12:30-5:30 p.m. daily. The pool is also open for family nights from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. More than just a municipal swimming pool, the Wetlands’ big play features make it a unique, regional attraction, Public Lands Director Terry Hoff said. The pools features eight water slides, a Water Wars area for launching water balloons (available for purchase), zero-depth entry for small children, spray features and floatables that separate the deep end from the shallow end, a climbing wall and a 300 gallon tipping bucket for those who dare to stand below it — or those just too hot to care. “We get a lot of visitors from St. John, Pratt (and other cities),” Hoff said. “It’s not unusual to get groups from Dodge City.” For those taking a break in the shaded areas, new brightly colored umbrellas were added in 2013, Aquatic Director Paige Achatz said. There is also a concession stand. The pool has dozens of summer employees, including 33 lifeguards and nine concession workers. Achatz, returning for her fifth summer as aquatic director, became a lifeguard when she was 16 years old. Upgrades that turned the municipal pool into the Wetlands Aquatic Center were done in 2005, but it still looks “new” thanks to careful attention from city staff, Hoff said. “We spend a lot of time making sure it looks good. We take a lot of pride in keeping it clean.” The pool is located in Brit Spaugh Park at 2303 Main, next to the Brit Spaugh Zoo. For more information call 620-792-1516. 72

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Points of Interest Santa Fe Trail The Santa Fe Trail throughout Barton County From Plum Buttes to the Walnut Creek Crossing to Pawnee Rock, the area that is now Barton County played a major role in the history of the Santa Fe Trail. • Big Bend of the Arkansas River – This was the next overnight campground after leaving Cow Creek and the only reliable source of water in the area. Located on the west edge of Ellinwood. • Walnut Creek Crossing – Located east of Great Bend. Also known as Allison Booth Ranch and Peacock Ranch. From 1855 through 1872, a number of enterprises were located there, including a trading post (ranch), stage station, post office, toll bridge, Camp Dunlap and Fort Zarah.

Santa World Rosewood Roots and Wings Foundation 1221 Main St., Great Bend 620-793-5888 • One-of-a-kind life-sized, international Santas personally made by Great Bend resident Loretta Miller. Watch for more every year! Open November 29, Thursdays and Fridays, 4-8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Groups of 10 or more by appointment. Admission is $2.

Trail of Lights Great Bend • Memorable Christmas lights with original works designed and crafted by park department employees. Trail includes Brit Spaugh Park on North Main St., Jack Kilby Square, Downtown Main St. and Veteran’s Park located on McKinley St. Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and ending Jan. 1. For more information contact Great Bend Convention & Visitor’s Bureau 620-792-2750

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Parks and Recreation Athl Athletic t Cl Clubs b Anytime Fitness 620-793-8700, 3721 10th, Great Bend Club 1 Fitness 620-792-1366, 3806 Broadway, Great Bend Curves 620-792-9154, 2100 Washington, Great Bend Great Bend Activity Center 620-792-2604, 2715 18th, Great Bend Hoisington Rec Commission 620-653-4050, 1200 Susank Rd., Hoisington Image Total Fitness Personal Training Studio 620-282-1607, 1209 Main, Great Bend Jean Cavanaugh Wellness Area 620-793-3755, 1214 Stone, Great Bend

Bowling Cardinal Lanes 620-653-4140, 814 N. Elm, Hoisington Eagle Lanes 620-564-4000, 108 W. Santa Fe, Ellinwood Walnut Bowl 620-793-9400, 3101 Washington, Great Bend

Dance Classes Euphoria Dance Center Lindsay Feil, 620-792-1842, 620-617-0517 2103 Forest, Great Bend Dance By Design Lee Ann Bashor, 620-792-9712 1403 Main, Great Bend Just Dance Kelly Scott, 620-793-5174 2022 Forest, Great Bend

Gymnastics Thompson Gymnastics Lisa Thompson, 620-617-2457 803 Jefferson, Great Bend

Golf Courses Claflin Golf Course Highway 156, Claflin The Club at StoneRidge 620-792-4303, 24th and Frey, Great Bend Grove Park Golf Club 620-564-3123, 407 W. 3rd, Ellinwood Lake Barton Golf Club 620-653-4255, 673 N. 281, Hoisington

Fishing, Boating and Hunting Big Bend Lake LLC Rusty Carson, 620-793-5353 Washington St. & Railroad Ave., Great Bend Must abide by fishing regulations. Also available: camping, boating, jet skiing, swimming, sand volleyball, picnicking. Call for membership info.

Stone Lake Washington St. & Railroad Ave., Great Bend Must abide by motor and fishing regulations. Also available: wind surfing, picnic area and a nature trail. Public access. Veteran’s Memorial Park and Lake 4800 17th St. Terrace, Great Bend No motors allowed, must abide by fishing regulations. Public access. Wolf Pond West Hwy. 56, Ellinwood Fishing regulations must be followed. Public access.

Municipal Swimming Pool 620-588-3655, 400 W. Front

Hunter’s Safety Courses

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Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755 Three courses are offered. Barton County Sheriff ’s office 620-793-1876 Call for information on courses. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks www.kdwp.state.ks.us See safehunters.com and enroll online.

Municipal Swimming Pool 620-564-3441, 209 W. 1st

Martial Arts Kim’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do Master Joe Felke, 620-793-3302 14 SE 35 Ave., Great Bend Cobra Kai Martial Arts Ben Shumate, 620-617-6490 286 SW 2nd Rd., Great Bend Tae Kwon Do Hoisington Rec Commission 620-653-4050, 1200 Susank Road, Hoisington 74

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Skating Up ‘N Rollin Skate Center 620-617-0192 2805 9th Street, Great Bend

Swimming Claflin

Great Bend Aquatic Center 620-792-1516, 2303 Main The Wetlands at Great Bend 8 slides, tipping bucket, spray features, divided pool with shallow end, handicap accessible bath house with separate family bathrooms, concession stand. Swimming lessons available through the Great Bend Recreation Commission, 620-793-3755. Club West 620-793-8721 or 620-793-3100 5201 Timber Creek Rd.

Hoisington Municipal Swimming Pool 620-653-2535, 721 N. Center


Parks and Recreation Other Activities Great Bend

Summer Basketball

Central Kansas Off-Road Association 620-292-7059 One mile South of 156 on Radium Road Call for membership information. River Hike and Bike Trail Go South on Washington to Stone Lake. • Across the dike is a double track to the west between the dike and river. After 1/4 mile there is a single track going left into the trees. • Trail is approx. seven miles in length. Mountain Bike Trail Go North on Hwy. 281 out of town. At NW 60 Rd. turn left at old 4-H Building. • Signs direct to the two mile loop. • This is a single track, dirt, mountain bike trail. Bike Tours 620-793-7060 or 800-561-2453 Contact: Golden Belt Bicycle Company 1111 Main Street • Group rides leave from the store on Tuesdays (road biking) and Thursdays (trail biking) at 6:00 p.m. • Open to everyone. Driving Range Mac’s Tee Box 164 N. Highway 281 SRCA Dragstrip 620-792-5079 455 W. Barton County Road, P.O. Box 1362 www.srcadragstrip.com Sunflower Rod and Custom Association, Inc. Walnut Mini Golf 620-792-6545, 2901 Washington

Barton Summer Basketball League BCC Athletic Office, 620-792-9377 Mid-America Youth Basketball (MAYB) 316-284-0354 mayb@mayb.com www.mayb.com

Summer AAU Juniors Volleyball Barton County Volleytech www.hoavb.org 18 and under, 16 and under, 14 and under, 12 and under teams

Summer Baseball and Softball

Summer Tennis Lessons/Tournaments

American Legion Class AAA – Great Bend Chiefs Class A – Great Bend Braves American Legion Class AA – Hoisington Golden Belt Babe Ruth League Bob Willis, 620-326-2711 Paul Unruh, 620-345-2712 13-year-old teams

Claflin Recreation Commission 620-587-3622 Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755 Hoisington Recreation Commission 620-653-4050

Great Bend Hap Dumont League Call for information. Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755 Claflin Recreation Commission 620-992-7040 or 620-588-2335 Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755 Hoisington Little League Hoisington Recreation Commission 620-653-4050 ASA Girls Fast Pitch Softball Great Bend Quicksilver Korey Burkhart 620-282-9310

Great Bend Wrestling Club Corey Chansler, 620-617-4090 gbkwc@hotmail.com Hoisington Jr. Cardinal Wrestling Mandy Urban, 620-617-2176 hoisingtonkidswrestling@yahoo.com

Swim Team

Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area 620-793-7730 Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism • Hunting, bird watching, trails & other activities.

Golden Belt Swim Squad pcchefdebbie@cox.net

1209 Main St. Great Bend

1 CLIENT 1 TRAINER 1 GOAL Scott 620-282-1607 Carla 620-923-6195 Patrick 620-282-9951

Kid’s Wrestling

Western Kansas Football League Ellinwood Richard Doll, 620-564-3583 306 E. Santa Fe Great Bend Travis Kurth, 620-786-5656 traviskurth@cox.net Hoisington Keith Reif, 620-786-1739 716 N. Center

All New Redemption Arcade We do Parties: Birthday, Corporate Reunions

Walnut Bowl

3101 Washington • Great Bend, KS 620-793-9400

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Library

Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams Street Great Bend, KS 67530 620-792-2409 http://greatbendpl.info

Area Libraries Ellinwood School/Community Library 210 N. Schiller Ellinwood, KS 67526 620-564-2306

Hoisington Public Library 169 S. Walnut Hoisington, KS 67544 620-653-4128

Independent Township Library 108 Main Claflin, KS 67525 620-587-3488 Central Kansas Library System 1409 Williams Street Great Bend, KS 67530 620-792-4865 1-800-362-2642 (in Kansas) Web site: www.ckls.org

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HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL We Learn. We Love. We Serve.

Holy Family Catholic School encourages academic excellence by providing an accelerated curriculum in a safe, nurturing environment.

• Accredited by the Kansas State Board of Education • Certified Staff • Faithful Environment

We welcome students of all faiths. • Recipient of Multiple Governor’s Achievement Awards in Education

High Academic Standards •H • Service Driven School • 5th & 6th Grade Band • Strong Family Involvement

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Youth/Adult Academies

City seeks opinions of youth ach June, Great Bend seventh and eighth graders participate in the Annual City Youth Academy classes sponsored by the City of Great Bend. The students gain a behind-thescenes glance at the different city departments, said City Administrator Howard Partington. “The academy allows for hands-on learning for the students,” he said. The two 2013 Academies made a total of 38 different Youth Academy Classes the city has conducted over the past 14 years, representing over 1,230 student participants. The students participate in training exercises with the Police Department’s Tactical Team, shoot fire hoses, are involved with a mock medical emergency at the Fire Department, drive high loaders, ride 35 feet in the air in bucket trucks at Public Works, and also make stops at the Waste Water Treatment Plant and Park Department before being treated to lunch with the mayor and City Council members. Partington said an important aspect of the academy is an idea exchange with city leaders. The exchange insures that the youth have input into their city government. Many city projects have been completed as a result of this important session. Projects such as the improvements to the city’s Wetlands at Great Bend Water Park and BMX bike course were born of these discussions. Another success of the Academy is the number of former participants who are returning to Great Bend to live and work after they have graduated from college, Partington said. Annually, city leaders visit state universities to re-connect with past Youth Academy participants and other Great Bend High School graduates. Great Bend businesses, the Chamber of

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“We want to be known as the city that listens to our kids,” Mayor Mike Allison said “We want our kids to have so much fun growing up in Great Bend, that someday, when they are ready to settle down and start a family, we hope they will remember how much fun Great Bend was for them and will consider coming back to live.”


Education

Whether learning to read or wanting to acquire an advanced degree, the educational needs of Barton County residents are met through a variety of public and private institutions. School is in session from mid-August to midMay. There are eight public elementary schools, three public middle schools, four public high schools, three parochial schools and one private school. The special needs population is served, as well as a chance for adults to continue their education or get their GED. At the Barton Community College campus, students have the opportunity to receive anything from a program certification to a master degree. With Bartonline, the college reaches out to those who are place bound by offering online courses and degree programs. The college also offers technical programs to strengthen the workforce through customized training, short-term classes, certificates and degrees. Transfer programs also are available, bolstered by 2+2 agreements with a variety of four-year colleges and universities. In some cases, students can finish their bachelor’s and master’s degrees while remaining at home through Barton’s partnership with K-State at Barton and Access US.

Great Bend Unified School District USD 428 Mascot: Panthers 620-793-1500, 620-793-1585 (fax) 201 South Patton Rd., Great Bend TV Channel 21, www.usd428.net The Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of each month District Education Center 201 S. Patton Road, Great Bend Superintendent Dr. Tom Vernon, 620-793-1500 Athletic Director David Meter, 620-793-1521

Schools and Principals

Park Elementary School Phil Heeke, 620-793-1505 1801 Williams, Great Bend Eisenhower Elementary School Tricia Reiser, 620-793-1501 1212 Garfield, Great Bend Jefferson Elementary School Art Baker, 620-793-1502 2716 24th, Great Bend Lincoln Elementary School Misty Straub, 620-793-1503 5630 Broadway, Great Bend Riley Elementary School JoAnn Blevins, 620-793-1506 1515 10th, Great Bend Great Bend Middle School David Reiser, 620-793-1510 1919 Harrison, Great Bend Great Bend High School Tim Friess, 620-793-1521 2027 Morton, Great Bend Alternative Learning Center Bill Maddy 620-793-1521 2027 Morton, Great Bend Helping Hands Preschool Michelle Cape, 620-793-1615 2535 Lakin, Great Bend

Parochial & Private Schools Central Kansas Christian Academy (private K-8) Ed Johnson, 620-792-3477 215 McKinley, Great Bend Holy Family School (parochial pre-school-6) Karen Moeder, 620-793-3265 4200 Broadway, Great Bend St. Joseph’s School (parochial K-8) Marlene Clayton, lead teacher, 620-564-2721 111 W. 3rd , Ellinwood Seventh Day Adventist Church and Elementary School (parochial K-8) Betty Hay, 620-793-9247 7 SW 30, Great Bend

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Barton County Special Services Cooperative Director Christie Gerdes, 620-793-1550 2535 Lakin, Great Bend Parent Teacher Resource Center 620-793-1633 2535 Lakin, Great Bend

Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten Applied Learning Center 620-793-9733, 4500 10th St. Pl., Great Bend Barton Community College Childcare Development Center 620-792-9360, 245 NE 30th Rd., Great Bend Great Bend Children’s Learning Center 620-792-2421, 1802 22nd, Great Bend Helping Hands Preschool 620-793-1615, 2535 Lakin, Great Bend Holy Family School 620-793-3265, 4200 Broadway, Great Bend Incredible Years Preschool 620-792-4087, 1312 Patton, Great Bend Lamb’s Gate Christian Pre-School 620-792-3343, 210 S. McKinley, Great Bend Migrant Pre-School, Riley School 620- 793-1506, 1515 10th, Great Bend Noah’s Ark Pre-School 620-793-3451, 2123 Forest, Great Bend Roosevelt Pre-School 620-653-4470, 316 N. Vine, Hoisington St. John Lutheran Child Development Center 620-564-2885, 615 N. Main, Ellinwood Share & Care Pre-School and Child Care Center 620-792-4616, 5700 Broadway, Great Bend TLC Pre-School 620-793-7894, 2701 24th, Great Bend USD 112 Central Plains 785-252-3695, 600 S. Main, Holyrood


Education Schools for the Handicapped Pathways, ResCare, Inc. 620-793-8501 2317 Washington, Ave., Great Bend Residential, Day Program, Vocational, Case Management, Health Maintenance. Rosewood Services 620-793-5888, 620-793-8393 (fax) 384 N. Washington, Ave., Great Bend www.rosewoodservices.com Sunflower Diversified Services, Inc. 620-792-1325 1521 K-96 Highway, Great Bend www.sunflowerdiv.com Invest in Kids Program 620-792-4087 1312 Patton Rd., Great Bend

Hoisington Unified School District USD 431 Mascot: Cardinals 620-653-4134, 620-653-4073 (fax) 165 West Third, Hoisington www.usd431.net The Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month Education office 165 West Third, Hoisington Superintendent Bill Lowry, 620-653-4134 Athletic Director, Joel Mason, 620-653-2141

Schools and principals

Lincoln Elementary School Alan Charles, 620-653-4549 516 N. Pine, Hoisington Roosevelt Elementary and Pre-School Alan Charles, 620-653-4470 315 N. Vine, Ellinwood Hoisington Middle School Patricia Reinhardt, 620-653-4951 360 W. 11th, Hoisington Hoisington High School Meg Wilson, 620- 653-2141 218 E. 7th, Hoisington

Central C t l Plains Pl Unified District District USD 112 Mascot: Oilers 785-252-3695, 785-252-3697 (fax) 600 S. Main, P.O. Box 168, Holyrood www.usd112.org The Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Central Plains Middle School 600 S. Main, Holyrood Superintendent Jim Runge, 725-252-3958 Athletic Director Pat Stiles, 620-587-3801

Schools and principals

Central Plains Elementary School Jane Oeser, 785-252-3666 600 S. Main, Holyrood Central Plains Middle School Jane Oeser, 620-562-3596 500 S. Main, Bushton Central Plains High School Toby Holmes, 620-587-3801 700 Albro, P.O. Box 348, Claflin

Ellinwood Unified School District USD 355 Mascot: Eagles 300 N. Schiller, Ellinwood 67526 620-564-3226 \ 620-564-2206 (fax) www.usd355.org The Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Ellinwood School/Community Library 210 N. Schiller, Ellinwood Superintendent Ben Jacobs, 620-564-3226 Athletic Director Kip Wilson, 620-564-3136

Schools and principals

Ellinwood Grade School Eric Sjogren, 620-564-2750 310 E. 6th, Ellinwood Ellinwood Middle School Shawn Henderson, 620-564-3136 210 E. 2nd, Ellinwood Ellinwood High School Shawn Henderson, 620-564-3136 210 E. 2nd, Ellinwood

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Education Colleges Barton Community College 620-792-2701, 245 NE 30 Rd., Great Bend www.bartonccc.edu K-State at Barton 620-786-1188, 245 NE 30 Rd. Science and Math Building, Room S-105

Other Education Services Barton Academy/ESSDACK 620-792-7995, 5220 W. 10th, Great Bend High school diploma, ESL program, classes in reading, writing, citizenship and computers. Center for Adult Basic Education 620-793-5794, 1025 Main (Upstairs), Great Bend Basic math and reading, English as a Second Language, Lang guage g , citizenship, p workplace literacy, y free GED nal ttutors, tu utors torss, fr to free free ee practice pract cti tiicce tests, test te sts, sts s, fifin n al tests al tessts ts

Special Needs Early Childhood Early Childhood Center 620-793-1508, 2535 Lakin, Great Bend Sunflower Early Education Center 620-792-4087, 1312 Patton, Great Bend

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A School After h Enrichment

Barton Community College Child Care Development Center 620-792-7995, 245 NE 30 Rd., Great Bend TLC Discoveries 620-793-8816, 2701 24th, Great Bend


Kansas Oil & Gas Hall of Fame and Museum Open Daily Tuesday-Saturday 1-5pm April-October “Always open by appointment” Call 620-792-3998 Dean Weis Tours Welcome The Kansas Oil & Gas Museum was founded in 1990 by a group interested in preserving the history of the oil and gas industry. It highlights the various phases and milestones of the oil and gas industry. The goal is to provide educational information about present industry activities, to preserve the past history of the oil and gas industry and to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the industry.

Did You Know?

In most other countries the government owns all the mineral rights, but in the United States it is customary for the landowner to share in a portion of the mineral right royalties.

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• U & R Stamp Holders • Tank & Transport Steaming • DOT & Cargo Tank Inspections • Truck & Trailer Rig Ups & Repairs

620-792-2244 Fax: 620-792-0534

Scott Reddig, Owner

David Thill, Owner

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Oil & Gas

History of oil production in Barton County wenty-seven years after Edwin L. Drake drilled the world’s first oil well in 1859 in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Kansas became the first state in which oil was found in the mid-continent region. A group of Barton County speculators, in search of oil or coal, drilled the first “oil” well in the county in 1886. They began drilling in the area of the Cheyenne Bottoms, four miles north of Great Bend, in the spring of 1886, and continued into the fall of the next year, until the well finally reached 1,365 feet and salt water began pouring from the well. The flow could not be stopped, and ended up ruining a sizeable portion of land because nothing would grow there from that point forward. At first, people would go to the well and collect the water, in hopes that the mineral content might have healing powers. Over time, that trend faded as mineral water became commercially available in the 1920s. The second attempt in 1887 at the Cheyenne Bottoms found oil, but the well was plugged because it produced too much salt water as

a by-product. Then, two major fields were discovered around Ellinwood and the town now called Claflin. These were the Silica and Bloomer fields. Their discoveries led to several wells being dug, and the area is still productive today. Natural gas was also found, and is contained for commercial use also. By 1936, there were more than 100 producers in Barton County, with a production potential of 130,000 barrels a day, and a monthly allowable production of 261,000 barrels, according to accounts in the August 12, 1936 edition of The Great Bend Daily Tribune. Great Bend was home to an oil refining plant with a capacity of 800 barrels a day. Many landowners made money from their holdings as producers and or lease holders. “Barton County, like the hub of a gigantic wheel, lies in the center of the most important oil area in Kansas...the huge web of oil activity extending many miles in every direction already has caught several million dollars,” another report said. In 1936, with the country suffering during The Great Depression, this was especially

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important. Businessmen who weren’t involved in oil production still felt its impact. “Increased sales, at a time when other sections of the country are suffering from the depression, indicated to them the significance of the oil industry,” the report goes on. Oil saw several ups and downs over the years. For a time, several major players in the industry, had offices in Great Bend, but as companies consolidated and new refining processes were developed, technology changed, and the need to upgrade equipment prevailed. The big players closed offices and relocated in places like Texas where production was higher. In 1931, there were 31 Kansas refineries operating in Arkansas City, Chanute, Chase, Coffeyville, El Dorado, Fredonia, Galva, Garneet, Great Bend, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Natoma, McPherson, Neodesha, Parsons, Phillipsburg, Potwin, Russell, Scott City and Wichita. Few have been built since the 1940s, and several older ones have been closed. Today, three located in McPherson, Coffeyville and ElDorado are all that are left.

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Damm Pipe Testing, LLC Professional Reliable Service Hot Oiler Service Oilfield Steaming Pipe Testing

In business since 1986

Butterfly Supply, Inc.

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Tubing / Rods New & Inspected

Cable / Rods / Tubing Guardrail

“Serving the agricultural & oil industry since 1986”

Bryan Kramer & Joe Andrasek, Owner/Operators 5552 Oil Center Rd. Great Bend, KS 620-617-8990 620-793-6414

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SMITH SUPPLY, LLC Distributors for: • Tenaris Global Services • Harbison-Fischer Pumps • Arrow Engines & Parts • Norris Sucker Rods • Shores Pumping Units

FULL SERVICE PUMP SHOP Used Pipe and Equipment

Night or Day 620-792-7301 Ron “Smitty” Smith • Darrell Mitchell Randy Mitchell • Chris Smith christophersmith@smithsupplyllc.com

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SAND CO., INC.

WELL SERVICING INC.

All Types & Sizes of Dirt Work Demolition and Equipment Hauling Sand - Rock - Dir t - Crushed Concrete - Asphalt Millings Dozer - Scraper - Culverts - Motor Grader Loader - Excavator (2) 40 Ton Cranes - 60 Ft. Long Reach Excavator Bobcat - Dump Truck

Specializing in 10, 14, 20, 30 & 40 yard Roll Off Containers

421 Washington St.

Great Bend, Ks 620-793-8853 • 620-793-7864 Nelson Stone, President 620-793-0113 or 620-793-3768

Established 1945

• WELL SERVICING UNITS • BACKHOE SERVICES • SWAB TANK RENTALS • MUD PUMP POWER SWIVEL • WINCH TRUCK SERVICES 1822 24th Street, Great Bend, KS Office 620-793-5838 • Fax 620-793-5860 Rig Supervisor Cellular: 620-786-4258

Hoisington Shop 620-653-4445

www.stonesandco.com

JOE DREILING Owner / Operator

DAVE HICKEL Owner / Operator

Oil & Gas Service

WILDCAT PUMP & SUPPLY 115 2ND ST. P.O. BOX 347 CLAFLIN, KS 67525

PHONE: FAX: CELL: RES:

(620) 587-3422 (620) 587-3341 (620) 786-5940 (785) 735-2636

AUTOMOTIVE, TRUCK & INDUSTRIAL OILS & GREASES FOR ALL APPLICATIONS “Serving Farm, Oil & Industry Since 1942”

620-587-3503 MOBILE 620-282-4091

MOBILE 620-282-4092

MOBILE 620-793-2139

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TRUCK REPAIR DOMESTIC AGRICULTURE LARGE TRUCK

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247C East Highway 56 Great Bend, KS Shop (620) 796-2190 Cell 620-282-0720

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P.O. Box 539 Claflin, KS 67525 Office (620) 587-3402 Cell (620) 786-5140 Fax (620) 587-3406 fbeck@classicwellservice.com Fred Beck, WELL SERVICE, INC. Owner/President CLAFLIN, KS. Karlynn Beck, Office Manager • Experienced Crews • Rod & Tubing Service • Workovers & Completion • Single & Double Drum Units • Pressure Truck • Steel Pit Rental

110 N. Main Street Hoisington, KS 67544-0030 620-653-2464

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HI-LA ENGINE, PUMP & SUPPLY, INC. 402 SOUTH MAIN ELLINWOOD, KANSAS 620-564-2360

In Business Since 1980 Truck Repair and Towing

Sales • Service • Repairs

Oilfield Engine & Down Hole Pump Repair 517 Washington • Great Bend, KS

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Chuck Hamby, Co-Owner Mobile (620) 786-4880

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Greg Manning, Co-Owner Mobile (620) 786-4545


Interesting fact: How much oil is in a barrel? There are 42 gallons of oil in a barrel. It used to be 40, but in the mid 1800s, this was changed to 42 so people would not feel cheated. How much oil can be refined from a barrel of oil? A little over 19 gallons. The rest is used for any number of petroleum based products, from CDs to sun glasses. It goes into our clothing, our cars, and our cold creams.

Paul Pack

Owner/Master Electrician 620-793-2143

Adam Sciacca Manager/Master Electrician

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We are a Full Service, Electrical & Oilfield Construction and Oilfield Trucking Company. We started over 20 years ago, providing service throughout the state of Kansas. We are dedicated to providing our ser vices to the Kansas Oil & Gas Industr y, Agriculture, Commercial & Residential customers from our location in Great Bend and pride ourselves in Quality , not Quantity.

Electrical Services • Control Panels (built to your specifications) • Motors and Motor Shop • Motor Installation & Design • Switch Controls • Motor Bearing Replacement (on site) • Underground Fault Location (replacement/repair) • Analyzing Faulty Circuits • Electrical Preventive Maintenance (motors & circuitry) • 3-Phase, Primary & Secondary Voltage Construction • Farm & Feedlot Wiring (all kinds) • Design & Build PLC’s • Variable Frequency Drives

Shop: 2133 Railroad Ave. PO Box 1757 Great Bend, KS 67530 Office: 620-792-7426 Fax: 620-793-7467 Nationwide: 1-800-905-7571 www.ps-electric.com

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Oilfield Services • Complete Roustabout Services • Oilfield & Polyethylene Pipe • Backhoes & Trenchers • Oilfield Dirt Work • Gin Trucks • Frontend Loaders • Production Tank Setup • Well Site Clean-up • Pumping Unit Installation • Unit Repair • Generator Rental (All Sizes)

New Division - Installation of Submersible Pumps & Cable Spooling


Agriculture

Agriculture important to Barton County ating back to the pioneering days of the 1860s and 1870s when settlers carved a living out of the plains of Barton County, farming has played a vital role in the lives and livelihoods of Barton County residents. Kansas is ranked nationally second in wheat production, second in feeds and fodder production, third in beef and hides/skin production and seventh in overall agricultural production. Crop-wise in Kansas and Barton County, wheat is king with more than 328 million bushels expected to deliver more than $2.3 billion in state-wide

revenue in 2013. Barton County harvested 162,000 wheat acres in 2012 that produced 5.2 million bushels and generated more than $40 million in revenue. Barton County has ranked in the top 25 of wheatproducing counties the past two years. Barton County farmers also produce hay, alfalfa hay, soybeans, corn and sorghum. The county ranks in the top 10 for hay, alfalfa hay and sorghum production. Barton County covers 900 square miles or around 600,000 acres. The market value of the Barton County products sold in 2007-2008 were crop sales of $87.1 million and livestock sales

of $67 million with livestock inventory valued at $119 million. Each farm averaged more than $417,000 in sales. These numbers place Barton County 11th out of the 105 Kansas counties and 174th out of the 3,076 counties. As for livestock, the county produced 118,000 cattle and calves in 2007. This placed it 10th in Kansas and 85th nationally.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture 2007 numbers, there were 678 farms in Barton County covering more than 558,000 acres. The average farm size was 824 acres. In the state, there were 63,800 farms encompassing more than 47 million acres. Total value of products sold in 2007-2008 (including crops and livestock) topped $10.5 billion.

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References Available

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Fax: 527-4542

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BODY SHOP LLC.

620-793-7170 Collision repair since 1987.

76 S.E. 20 Rd. (Hart’s Corner) Great Bend, KS 67530

Reland Cole, Owner

colebody@carrollsweb.com

COLE Main Office: 606 Main St., Great Bend, KS 620-793-3531

BODY HOUSE MAINTENANCE

We fix what your husband will not repair or build Call us with your questions 620-797-5401 Leave name and phone # after hours

www.greatbendcoop.com Grain • Feed • Seed • Fertilizers Fuel • Gasoline • Lawn & Garden Supplies Founded in 1977

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CONSTRUCTION INC. BUILDING CONTRACTOR New Construction & Remodeling

Mike Niedens • Custom Homes • Kitchen Remodeling • Room Additions • Basement Finishing

• Office Remodeling • Daylight Egress Windows • Quartz, Granite, and Solid Surface Countertops

620-792-3709

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Albert

Albert, KS Albert, a nice place to call home lbert, once described as a “tidy, functional town” by Barton County Historical Society documents, is where 175 residents in Barton County call home. It continues to be a tidy, charming town, complete with post office, bank, restaurant and bar and grill, as well as several home businesses and a grain elevator. Before Albert became a town, there was a post office. The first postmaster, Thomas I. Byrne, took his position in 1874. As the number of settlers that depended on the post office grew, C.B. Worden led the initiative to incorporate as a town in order to have a

convenient place to trade. The spread of the railroad to the town in 1886 made it official, and a railroad section house was built. By 1912, the population had grown to 170.

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620-793-5800, 5523 10th St., Great Bend Hours: M-F - 1 :00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m Sat. - 8:00 a.m. to noon.

City of Albert P.O. Box 10, • Main St. Albert, KS 67511 620-923-4665 City Clerk – Lois Ritterhouse NW. 130 AVE.

Mayor Rod Cushenbery Councilman Charles Keller Councilwoman Joann George Councilwoman Martheda Hanhardt Councilman Stan Ewy Councilman Robert Ritterhouse

Albert Lumber Company and Swobee Honey products, 620-923-4242, 1005 Main St. Papa’s (a bar and grill) 620-923-4230, 1013 Main St. Farmers Bank and Trust 620-923-4212, PO Box 100 (near 2nd Ave, Main St.)

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“In 2012, we served over 700 people all the pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon they could eat,” Mayor Rod Cushenbery said.

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Otis Medical Center 785-387-2226, 105 W Fisher, Otis Great Bend Regional Hospital 620-792-8833 514 Cleveland St., Great Bend

Animal Control

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Gas and Electric Midwest Energy, 620-792-1301 Phone Service and Cable Golden Belt Telephone Association Rush Center, 785-372-4236 Water City of Albert, 620-923-4665 Don Dolechek, 620-923-4284.

Post Office Hospitals

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Golden Belt Humane Society 620-792-4297

Parks

Pivonka Park on Main St.


Beaver and Odin

Beaver, KS

Beaver — home-brewed beer at its best he Beaver area began settlement in the mid-1870s. Abraham John, George Dressler, John Beard and Robert Bruce were the first settlers of the area in 1876. Beaver Township was officially organized in August of 1878 with Robert Bruce as its first trustee. In 1999, Len and Linda Moeder left the corporate world and moved from southern California to Beaver. Dreaming of their own business, they opened Mo’s Place Grill & Bar, 1908 Elm. “We like it,” said Linda about the move.

Mo’s hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The restaurant telephone number is 620587-2350. The restaurant features fresh, handcrafted beers, ribeye steaks, chicken fried steaks, hamburgers, and lots more, as well as a home cooked noon special each weekday! In 2004, the Moeders obtained a microbrewery license and became a brew pub. Their beers are handcrafted in small batches, using only malted barley, hops, yeast and water— and some malted wheat for the Harvest

Moon Wheat Ale. The Moeders’ micro brewery produces 20 gallons of beer, or ale, at a time. Leonard mixes different grains to obtain Mo’s Brews. They have seven beers on tap and they vary in color from light and mild to dark and rich. The uniquely named beers include Harvest Moon Wheat, Purple Cat Pale, Crazy Hawk Red, Beaver Creek Brown, Elm Street Porter, Lights Out Stouts, and Ol’ Farmstead IPA, which stands for “India Pale Ale.” Gun Barrel Java Stout is an Imperial Russian stout made with coffee.

Odin, KS

‘T he Odin Store is hub for community DIN — Monte Jacobs splits time between raising greyhound dogs and helping with the family business, The Odin Store. Jacobs’ greyhounds race at tracks in West Virginia, Arkansas and Florida. His greyhound dogs “Shot At Stardom,” “Who Whiz It,” and “Imkindofabigdeal,” have achieved Grade AA status running a 3/8-track at Wheeling, W. Va. His other part-time job is helping during the evenings at the Odin Store. The Odin Store is a business hub for the community in northern Barton County. Edgar and Sue Jacobs have operated the Odin Store for 41 years. The multi-faceted business is open from 8 a.m. to midnight six days a week and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Gasoline and diesel fuel is sold and the convenience store sells lottery tickets and grocery items, such as bread and milk. A banquet room that is used special times a month for special events. “The store has been something I’ve grown up with,” Jacobs said. “I help out as much as I can. My parents did the bulk of the work. They do all of the ordering and cooking. It’s their lifestyle.” Lunchtime is the busiest time with pre-ordered ham and turkey sandwiches a popular item. The family-owned business employs two full-time and three part-time workers. Hamburgers, chicken strips, pizza and enchiladas are some of the menu choices. The summer harvest crews are regular customers, ordering lunch and dinner and buying fuel and refreshments.

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“During harvest season, we’ll receive a lot of go-to orders,” Jacobs said. “Noon time is our busiest time for the restaurant when the summer crews come in. Things pick up again when the evening customers come in after their work is done for the day.” When Jacobs is done with his daily schedule, he’ll help out in the evenings. “You have to sell a little bit of everything,” said Jacobs. “Our customers appreciate they can stay in town for their business.” Monte said he’s proud of his father and mother for investing so much time in a family-owned business. Odin is home to Holy Family Church, 1387 NE 90th, 620-587-3628. Barton County was yet to be officially formed in 1870 when a group of Illinois settlers, from a town called Odin, came to central Kansas to settle. In 1874, Philip Smith and his wife opened a general store not far from Cheyenne Bottoms, which would later be home to the internationally known greyhound coursing club. More settlers arrived and the community began to take shape. They named the town Odin after their home settlement. In the late 1870s, there was an influx of Catholic families to the area as they sought to resettle, escaping unemployment back east and a frame church was dedicated in 1879. In 1880, a prairie fire swept from Cheyenne Bottoms to the Smoky Hill River but the church was not damaged.

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Claflin

Clafl in, KS Come home to Claflin community that is seeing more young families choosing a quiet place to grow. The Catholic school was closed years ago, but recently has been purchased and is under development. Over the years, Claflin people have excelled and made their way into history, in politics, science, the arts and sports. Some of these notable people who have called Claflin home are past U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Alaska Walter J. Hickel, past Kansas Governor and Senator Andrew F. Schoeppel, transgenic scientist Dr. James Robl, 2001 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball All-time Career Scoring Leader Jackie Stiles, artist and sculptor L.E. “Gus” Shafer, and conservationist Frank W. Robl. Memorial Day Weekend, the community comes together to honor veterans and active duty soldiers followed by a car show and later a beer garden and dance. That weekend, the Claflin City Pool opens for the summer, and is open every day until school is back in session in mid-August.

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ravel along Kansas Scenic Byway KS-4 west from US Hwy 56, and it won’t be long before you find Claflin, where the famed Millers of Claflin furniture store is located. The store was a finalist of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Commerce in 2010 during the yearlong Kansas Sampler Foundations 8 Wonders of Kansas promotion. The buildings owned by Millers have been painted to look like a scenic old-time western townscape from a Hollywood movie set, and set the tone for the rest of Main Street. Recently, local business owners have leased space and opened offices, a beauty salon, and most recently a restaurant and bar to serve the population of 648. The Claflin town company was formed in 1887, and with the first established business being a lumber yard, Claflin began to build and grow. A year later saw the start of a local newspaper and two schools, both a public and a Catholic school. The town incorporated in 1901, with its first elected mayor H.E. Hill. In recent years, Claflin schools consolidated with the towns of Bushton, Holyrood and Wilson to form USD 112 Central Plains. The high school in Claflin became the home of the Central Plains Oilers, with a nod to one of the major industries in the area. Claflin’s elementary school closed, and younger students travel the short distance to Holyrood. The middle school is located in Bushton. With a good building available, Claflin saw opportunity, and in 2013 the building was transformed into a recreation center with fitness facility and community room to serve a

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Seniors in Claflin meet the third Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Claflin Community Center at 409 A Street for a birthday coffee and program. On the second Tuesday of the month, they play bingo at the Claflin Community Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Not far west from Claflin is a scenic overlook of the Cheyenne Bottoms State Wildlife Area. For a brief period from 1945 to 1946, the basin was used as a bombing and artillery range by the US Army Air Corps. In 1957, it became a dedicated waterfowl management area by the Kansas State Parks and Wildlife. In 1988, it was designated a “Wetlands of International Importance”. During dry years, there may be no standing water, but in wet years, one or two feet of water may cover the Bottoms area.

At a Glance Population: 648 Land area: 0.861 sq. kilometers Median household income (Claflin-Odin area): $44,410 (2009) Parks: 1 Miles of streets: 4.5 Churches: 3 Schools: 1 Fire stations: 1 City Employees: 4 Sworn police officers: 1 full-time, 4 part time Zip code: 67525


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City Council Members

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City Council members meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the City Hall, 111 E. Hamilton. There are five council members who can be contacted through the City Hall office at 620-587-3707. Mayor – Michael Urban Councilman – Kirk Schneweis Councilman – Casey Hubbard Councilman – Kelly Nixon Councilman – Doug Hubbard Councilman – Dan Michaelis

• OUR OWN PROFESSIONAL INSTALLERS WITH OVER 90 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE • OVER 40 DIFFERENT MATTRESS STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM

City Departments City Clerk – Patricia Schmidt, 620-587-3707 Public Works Director/City Engineer Richard Hayes, 620-588-3723 Police Chief Robert Gunder, 620-587-3344 Fire Chief Doug Hubbard, 620-587-3498

and more...

Warehouse is larger than a football field and stocked ready for pickup or delivery.

FURNITURE • MATTRESSES • FLOORING

Library Librarian, Judy Wondra 620-587-3488, 108 Main St. Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Sunday

20,000 sq ft of Dining, Home Office & Flooring

40,000 sq ft Master & Youth Bedroom & Bedding

FREE DELIVERY*

Utilities

Gas – Kansas Gas Service, 800-794-4780 Electric – Midwest Energy, 800-222-3121 Phone Service – Sprint, 800-877-7746 Cable – H&B Cable Service, Inc., 800-432-8296 Post Office – 620-587-3935, 218 Main Street Recycling – Drop off located at City Shop, 710 W. Front Animal Control – Claflin Police Department, 620-587-3344 Medical Care – Clara Barton Hospital, 620-653-2114, 205 W. 9th St., Hoisington

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Shop 24/7

www.millersofclaflin.com 40,000 sq ft Family/Living Room, Motion Furniture

Store Hours Mon. & Thurs. Tues.-Wed.-Fri. Sat.

9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

*See store for details

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Ellinwood

City Departments

Ellinwood, KS llinwood was started in 1872 by Colonel John Ellinwood, a civil engineer working for the Santa Fe railroad. The railroad was finished the same year and Ellinwood became a fast growing community of mostly southern German/Austrians descendants. Many of these pioneers brought with them the customs of their native Germany and a brewery was established in 1875, one of the first in western Kansas. Located on the Santa Fe Trail, the town was a social and cultural center of the 1890’s.

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The trail played a critical role in the westward expansion of the United States, and was an important two-way avenue for commerce and cultural exchange between the new state of Missouri and the newly independent nation of Mexico. East of Ellinwood, the Santa Fe Trail beelined from Council Grove. Here the trail met the Arkansas River and continued west en route to New Mexico. About five miles west of Ellinwood, where the trail crossed Walnut Creek, was Fort Zarah, one of the forts providing protection for the trail.

City Administrator Bob Peter – 620-564-3161 City Clerk Kim Schartz – 620-564-3161 Electrical Superintendent Chris Komarek – 620-564-3046 Street Dept. Superintendent Kevin Clair – 620-564-3451 Police Chief Art Keffer – 620-564-3001 Fire Chief Chris Komarek – 620-564-3161

Library

Ellinwood School Community Library 210 N. Schiller Sharon Sturgis – 620-564-2306

Recycling Recycling Center 203 West 1st. – Open 24 hours Compost Site Park and 7th – Open daily 7 am - 7 pm

Animal control

Ellinwood’s main tourist attraction is the underground tunnels. The town’s rapid growth in the 1870s and 80s filled the business blocks of Ellinwood not only upstairs but down to the basements. Typical of other Germanic areas, passageways are all along Main Street and to the side streets. The tunnels held a variety of store fronts and shops: drummer rooms, sample rooms, bath house, saloons, and meat storage. Just as today, Ellinwood boasted of attorneys, hotels, a jewelry store, grain dealers, blacksmiths, boot makers, millinery shops, a brewery, dentists, general stores, billiard halls, lumber dealers and a newspaper along with a jail and a town band. Visitors can stroll through passageways to three of yesterday’s underground shops. The saga of long time proprietors Thomas Drake and William Jung will be related. Tourists can hear tales of Kansas constitutional prohibition and how it affected Ellinwood and its “Little Germany” reputation.

Police Department 209 W. 1st – 620-564-3001

Post Office Utilities

200 N. Main – 620-564-2840

Mayor Frank Koelsch term ending in 2015 Councilman Kirk Clawson term ending in 2014 Councilman Rick Wilson term ending in 2014 Councilman Kathy Hines term ending in 2014 Councilwoman Alan Brauer term ending in 2015 Councilman Irlan Fullbright term ending in 2015

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Electricity Light & Power Plant 201 W. 1st – 620-564-221 David Lloyd Natural Gas Service Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4780

Phone Service CenturyLink 800-788-3500


Ellinwood

Underground Tours

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Tours Available on the hour Monday-Saturday 10-4 Sunday 12-4 620-564-2400 Reservations are encouraged especially for large groups. One North Main, PO Box 306 Ellinwood, KS 67526-0306 N.W. corner of Main & Santa Fe (U.S. 56 at the stoplight ) Daily Admission 10 and older – $6 9 and younger – $2

Allegiance Communications 800-937-1397

Medical Care

Ellinwood District Hospital 605 N. Main 620-564-3726.

Zip Code 67526

the corner The Two Shoppes on 6, Ellinwood, KS of Main & Hwy. 96-5

Draney’s Antiques

Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. 10-5 620-639-5329

Ellinwood Emporium

Fri. thru Tues. 10-5 620-564-2498

Santa Fe Trail

Population 2,131 (2010)

Community 5-Churches 3-Public 1-Parochial Schools Tornado Shelter Ellinwood Grade School Enter on Goethe St. on the east end just north of the semi-circular driveway 620-564-2750

Quality Pottery, Glassware & Furniture

W. Hwy. 56, Ellinwood 620-566-7541 (Across from Ellinwood Packing Plant) Open Thursday - Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Visit The Historic Underground World Call 620-564-2400 for information

Our seaweed treatments are recommended for relief of: • Stress • Chronic Fatigue • Circulatory Problems • Cellulite • Dermatological Problems • Ensure & Maintain Wellness

111 East 1st Street Ellinwood, KS 620.564.2829

Our Services Include: SPA & WEDDING PACKAGES FACIAL TREATMENTS MIRABELLA MINERAL COSMETICS EYELASH EXTENSIONS BODY TREATMENTS MASSAGES & HYDROTHERAPY REFLEXOLOGY CELLULITE PROGRAMS WAXING - BODY & FACE HAIR CARE & NAIL CARE ACRYLICS, FRENCH TIPS & GELS SHELLAC NAILS HAND & FOOT TREATMENTS MANICURES & PEDICURES TANNING BEDS FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNA GIFT CARDS

• Homestyle cooking at it’s best • Catering services available • Will travel • Call for menus • Banquet room • Wine and spirits available

And Much More!

Hours: Tues- Sat: 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm Sun. Buffet: 11am-2pm

Sharon Schartz, Salon Owner

Randy & Jimalene Haddon Owners Randy Haddon: 620.791.7159

It began ... with the discovery of a marine protein derived from the seaweed, Apsa. It’s clinically proven powers help to rebuild aging skin, leaving it firmer, more youthful and noticably vibrant.

Day Spa • Salon • Boutique rejuvenation@hbcomm.net www.rispa.com

Linda Kowalsky: 620.617.4869

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5 blocks East of Main on Hwy 56, Ellinwood, KS 67526 Phone: (620) 564-2080 Fax: (620) 564-2093


Galatia

Galatia, KS alatia, population 39 in the 2010 U.S. Census, is located 24 miles northwest of Great Bend and is in the northwest corner of Barton County. It has been known by many names since settlers first came there in the 1880s. According to an article on file at the Barton County Historical Society, it began as a church in the southeast corner of Section 22, Fairview Township. The first three houses belonged to Ed Gustin, Kurth Barrows and Freddie Weaver. The area was known a “Four Corners” when John Hutton established a store there in 1882.

City Council Council members meet at 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at 150 W. Floyd, Galatia There are six council members. Council members can be reached by calling the Mayor Steve Wilhelm, 620-935-4331 or 620-935-5028

Current Council Members

In 1885 when the town was organized, David C. Barrows built a store and the area became known as “Barrows Town.” A popular jingle of the time was, “Barrows Town, Weaver Street, Andrews Hotel, Dam little to eat.”

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Galatia became a third class town on Jan. 3, 1921. Farmer’s Union built a grain elevator after a spur line was built by the Santa Fe Railroad. Galatia is one of the very few towns that have a hand-dug well built by the railroad. It was used to fill steam engines. The well is 60 feet deep and 20 feet wide, lined with limestone rock. The water is used by the fire department today.

Electric Western Cooperative Electric 1-800-456-6720 Gas Propane Phone Service Rural Telephone 785-567-4281

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Later the town was called “Dog Trot.” Although stories about how it got that handle vary, “Dog Trot” didn’t seem an appropriate name for a growing city. So, when a post office was established in 1889, Henry Weber circulated a petition to name the town after his hometown, Galatia, Ill., which was named after the a book in the Bible.

• Mayor – Steve Wilhelm • Councilman – Gary Anschutz • Councilman – Michael Guertin • Councilman – Dennis Funk • Councilman – Kevin Polzin • Councilman – David Strecker • City Clerk – Diane Deines 620-935-4331

Utilities

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Great Bend

Great Bend, KS Welcome to Great Bend, Kansas, “Heart of the Heartland” t’s in our nature to inspire. Great Bend was founded in 1872 “with a population of 600 souls.” according to the 1872 city census. It was named the temporary county seat in May of that year. The next year Great Bend was made Barton County’s permanent county seat. The town was named after the great bend of the Arkansas River, a feature noted as early as the first days of the Santa Fe Trail. It was here that a trading post was established and later a small military post, Fort Zarah. After the Civil War the land began to be developed by easterners, and by the early 1870s a town had formed and Great Bend existed for a short time as a cow town, complete with shoot outs, Texas cowboys and saloons. In fact, Great Bend’s rowdy cow town reputation has inspired a new Hulu web series called “Quick Draw”. Following the close of the cow town phase, Great Bend took up its place as a regional trade and service center, a role that grew stronger during the growth of the oil industry and, later, when it

served as a major World War II Army Air Corps training base. Since then the community has continued to develop as a medical, legal and technical service center, as well as a regional shopping and entertainment provider. The town’s assets include a central geographic location, abundant natural resources, a safe and healthful climate, hardworking people and a relaxed atmosphere. Agriculture plays a large role in the Great Bend region. Wheat, corn, milo, soybeans

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and sunflowers are a few of the crops grown here. Cattle, hogs, and chickens are raised and several large commercial feedlots can be found in the area. The oil industry also plays an important role in the community. In 2008 the Kansas Geological Survey estimated that Great Bend and Barton County produced in excess of 2 million barrels of oil and nearly 541,000 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of natural gas. One barrel of oil is enough to drive the average car about 840 miles.

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Great Bend is located next to two of the world’s most important wetlands, Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Bird watchers flock to the area to observe the different varieties. Sportsmen find the area appealing for pheasants, quail, goose, duck and deer hunting. Great Bend’s population, according to the Bureau of Census is 15,995 and Barton County has a population of 27,841.

City Council Council members meet at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month in the City Council chambers at 1209 Williams. There are eight council members. Two members are elected from each ward of the city. All governing body members serve two-year terms. Council members can be reached through City Hall, 620-793-4111, 1209 Williams


Great Bend

Second Ward - Councilman Wayne Henneke, 620-792-6587 term ends in 2015 Third Ward Councilwoman Allene Owen, 620-792-2086 term ends in 2015 Third Ward Councilman Ken Roberts, 620-793-7098 term ends in 2014 Fourth Ward Councilman Dana Dawson, 620-793-7884 term ends in 2015 Fourth Ward Councilman Randy Myers, 620-792-8636 term ends in 2014

Council Members Mayor Mike Allison term ends in 2015 First Ward - Councilman Nels Linberg, 620-792-9024 term ends in 2014 First Ward - Councilman Edwin Roberts, 620-845-1160 term ends in 2015 Second Ward - Councilman Joel Jackson, 620-792-7452 term ends in 2014

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Great Bend

City Departments City Administrator Howard Partington 620-793-4111 City Attorney, Robert Suelter 620-793-4114 City Engineer Robert Winiecke, P.E. 620-793-4111 City Clerk, Amit Patel 620-793-4111 Public Lands, Terry Hoff 620-793-4111

Public Works Director, Don Craig 620-793-4150 Street Department Mike Crawford 620-793-4150 Utility Superintendent Charlie Suchy 620-793-4150 Water Pollution Control (WPC) 620-793-4170 200 South Kiowa Rd. Police Chief, Dean Akings 620-793-4120 Fire Chief, Mike Napolitano 620-793-4140

A Charming Collection of Vintage, Antiques and Eclectic Décor 620-793-7660 2025 Forest Ave., Great Bend

Hours: Tues. through Sat. 10am-5:30pm

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Library

Utilities

Director Harry Willems 620-792-2409 Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams

Water & Sewer Utility Office 620-793-4100

Great Bend Recreation Commission

Midwest Energy 620-792-1301, 1025 Patton Rd.

Recreation Commission Director Diann Henderson 620-793-3755 Carl Soden Recreation Center 1214 Stone St. GBRC Activity Center 2715 18th St.

Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4780

Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. 620-793-4223, 800-762-0436 AT&T – 800-464-7928 Cox Communications, 620-792-2574, 250 N. Washington Nex-Tech 620-792-3908, 3705 10th St.

Largest Gift & Décor Store in the Area Residential & Auto Glass Repair Oldest Glass Company in Town 1117 Williams • Great Bend 620-792-2536

ONLY SEARS CARRIES ALL TOP 10 MAJOR HOME APPLIANCE BRANDS!!! 2515 10th • GREAT BEND 620-793-7801 MON.-FRI. 9-7; SAT. 9-6; SUN. 11-4 BARTON COUNTY SOURCE


Great Bend

Post Office

Animal Control

620-792-4381, 2100 16th St.

Golden Belt Humane Society 620-792-4297, 151 S 281-Hwy

Recycling Acme Pipe & Steel Inc., 620-793-7851, 700 Frey Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - noon & 1-5 p.m. Sunflower Recycling Drop off Center Operated by Sunflower Diversified Services 620-793-5800, 5523 10th St. www.sunflowerdiv.com Monday-Friday 1- 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - noon

Medical Care Barton County Health Department 620-793-1902, 1300 Kansas Great Bend Regional Hospital, 620-792-8833, 514 Cleveland St. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center 620-792-2511, 3515 Broadway See more under “Health Care”

Compost Site

City Television

One half (1/2) mile south of Railroad Avenue on SW 6 Avenue.

Channel 20 City information and current events.

IAwards, DENTIFICATIONS CO. Screen Printing

We Deliver Quality You Can See, Year After Year.

& Embroidery

Custom upholstery for furniture, vehicles, boats, campers. Choose from an extensive selection of fabric types, colors and patterns.

1411 & 1413 Main 620-792-5043

• Carpet binding – any shape • Custom design embroidery • Heat pressing for uniforms, t-shirts, athletic apparel • Custom pillows, hats, jackets, etc. • Soft good needs for children and adults

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1523 Main St. 620-793-9514

beautifulbeginningsgb.com

Great Bend 888-793-9514

Dressy Casual Clothing

For work, church, parties, guest of weddings – We have that Big City Style with the Small Town Service 1523 Main St. 620-793-9514

beautifulbeginningsgb.com

Great Bend 888-793-9514

Fun Accessories and Unique Gifts for all ages.

Complement your Gifts with our Selection of Balloons. Unique Designs, Personalized and Decorated Delivery in Great Bend 1910 Broadway, Great Bend, KS Hours: Mon - Fri 10 to 8 Sat. 10-6 620 792-5850 Find us on Facebook

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Famous Name Brand Shoes

1305 Main Street Great Bend, KS (620) 792-4482 www.brownsshoefit.com

M-F 9-6; Thurs. Til 7; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 1-5

SAS • Olukai • Terox • Smart Wool • Born • New Balance • Brooks

“The happiest endings start with Beautiful Beginnings.”

Mens • Womens • Kids

Rocky • Sperry • Sanuk • Asics • Redwing • clarks • Keen • Merrell • Dansko • UGG

Everything Bridal and More! Wedding gowns, tuxedos, bridesmaids, mothers dresses, bridal accessories and much more.

SAS • Olukai • Terox • Smart Wool • Born • New Balance • Brooks • Alegria • Taos

Asics • Redwing • Clarks • Keen • Merrell • Dansko • UGG

JUNK ‘N JEWELS Flea Market, Etc.

Antiques - Collectibles - Furniture Décor - Household - Appliances Shabby-Chic - Jewelry - Glassware Poery - Signs - Crafts Electronics - Yard Art Rick & Erika Jo Julian, Proprietors

2646 N. Main, Great Bend

620-282-3808

r1julian@hotmail.com

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Wed. - Sat. 10am-5pm Open Sunday Noon-5pm


Hoisington

City Departments

Hoisington, KS. . J. Hoisington had already made a place for himself in Barton County in the 1880s when the Missouri Pacific Railroad, in the process of building west out of Kansas City, had reached northern Barton County. Hoisington, along with several other Great Bend investors, created a town company and the town of Hoisington was organized. A two-story building was soon erected by Brooker and Brown as a general merchandise store, opening in 1886. The next year the town received a number of residents who moved there from Iowa, Illinois and other eastern states and the growth was reported steadily. By the early part of the 1900s, there were over 2,000 people in the community. That number grew even more when the Missouri Pacific shops were located in Hoisington. Over the years the importance of the agriculture economy was also crucial to the success of the community and it developed a strong tie to the oil field industry as well. Hoisington is often referred to as the “Gateway to Cheyenne Bottoms” as the wetland border comes almost to the edge of the city. Hoisington also sits within an hour’s drive of two and four year colleges and several regional medical complexes. The community has become progressive over the past few years with increasing numbers of students enrolling in schools. They have added a new housing development and have a few lots available for building at no cost. Several new restaurants have been added, as well as a hotel. Random Rd. Center

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Mayor – Clayton Williamson, term ending in 2015 Ward 4 Councilman – Christine Smith term ending in 2015 Councilman – Brian Wilborn term ending in 2014 Ward 3 Councilman – Dean Andereck term ending in 2015 Councilman – Karen VanBrimmer, term ending in 2014 Ward 2 Councilman – James Sekavec term ending in 2014 Councilman – Michael Aylward term ending in 2015 Ward 1 Councilman – Gerald Donovan term ending in 2015 Councilman – Nancy Farmer term ending in 2014

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HOISINGTON

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City Manager – Jonathan Mitchell 620-653-4125 City Clerk – Donita Crutcher 620-653-4125 Public Works Director – Paul Zecha 620-653-4385 City Attorney – John Horner 620-793-7874 Recreation Director – Scott Goodheart, 620-653-4050 Police Chief – Kenton Doze 620-653-4995 Fire Chief – Jim Sekavec 620-653-7772

Medical Care

Clara Barton Hospital 620-653-2114, 250 W. Ninth

Utilities

Electricity Municipal Power Plant 620-653-4675, 164 S. Elm Natural Gas Service Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4780 Phone CenturyLink – 800-877-4646 Cable Cox Communications 620-792-2574 250 N. Washington, Great Bend

Animal Control City Television

620-653-4995, Don Doerschlag

Channel 20 City Information and Current Events

Burn Site/Compost Site 1-1/2 miles East on Keystone Rd. Open daily for the summer season. (limbs and grass)


Hoisington’s H oisington’’s 1117th 17th LLabor abor D Day ay C Celebration eleebration “Celebrating “ Celebratin ng L Life ife IIn nT The he H Heartland” earttland” August 29 - September 2 Join Us For One Of The Largest Parades In The State! Visitors & Locals Can Enjoy A Weekend Full Of Activities. Children’s Events • Demolition Derby • Car Show Outdoor Dance/Live Band • Vendors • Carnival • 5k Run/Walk • Much More! New! “The Roto-Mix Roundup Concert” presented by Scott’s Welding Service and 100.7 Eagle Country KHOK featuring “Confederate Railroad” with special guest “Homebrew” Friday, August 30 While in Hoisington drive the Wetlands & Wildlife Scenic Byway, tour Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge and drop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Enjoy all of the amenities Hoisington has to offer. For more information or schedule of events call Hoisington Chamber of Commerce 620-653-4311 or visit our website www.hoisingtonkansas.com, 123 N. Main • Hoisington, Kansas 67544

1-620-292-6022

Welcome to Hoisington! Hoisington Floral Loretta Finger 122 N. Main St. • Hoisington, KS 620-653-4668

1-877-406-6022

Newest Hotel in Hoisington and Barton County

• Closest Lodging to Cheyenne Bottoms • Easy Access from K-4 & US-281 • Elevator • Guest Laundry • Free Continental Breakfast • In-room Refrigerator

821 N. Main Hoisington, KS 620-653-2200 Now offering delivery in the Claflin area.

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• Microwaves • 32” LCD HD TV • Wired & Wireless Internet • Direct Phone Line with Voice Mail • Business Center • Small Meeting Room

Cardinal T-Shirts In Stock!

620-653-2330 • 818 N. Elm St. • Hoisington, KS

CDUB Construction Big or Small – We Do It All

Specializing in roofing, siding, decks, concrete and concrete stamping.

Generations

Serving the Central Kansas Area for Over 84 Years

Chris Wikoff, General Contractor Office: (620) 292-6100 Cell: (361) 425-4358 Licensed and Insured • References Upon Request

455 W. 2nd St., Hoisington, KS 67544

Now listed on the state historical register

New or Used Car & Truck Sales

www.mchevy.com

271 S. Main • Hoisington

Hoisington Main Street • Toll Free 1-866-869-3740

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C & H Liquor Store

Your One Stop Source for all your favorite Beer, Wines & Spirits Monday - Thursday: 10am-9pm Friday and Saturday: 10am-10pm Sunday: Noon-7pm

269 S. Green Hoisington, KS 620-653-2705

Carol Krug, Owner 168 W. 2nd, Hoisington, KS 620-653-2991

Hoisington Dairy Queen

Privileged to help.

301 E. 8th • Hoisington, KS 620-653-2806

Kathy Burt, Agent We’re honored to serve this community for 24 years. 165 South Main My staff and I look forward to many more with you. Hoisington, KS 67544 Thank you for your continued support and business. Bus: 620-653-2332 kathy.burt.cn7v@statefarm.com

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Olmitz

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his nephew Mike Linenberger and Bill Henderson, who has operated a restaurant in downtown Great Bend. “I’ve been cooking for years and something I’ve always wanted to do,” he said. “I enjoy grilling any type of meat.” Caruthers prepares barbecue brisket, as well as popular items such as hamburgers, chicken, chicken fried steak and fish. He prepares stew in the wintertime. “This has turned out more than I hoped for,” he said. Olmitz, 16 miles northwest of Great Bend, was established by Austrian immigrants in 1885 as a trading center on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. In 1912, the Biographical History of Barton County reported that Olmitz featured three general stores, three elevators, a bank, hotel and hardware stores. When Peter

Mayor Darrell Keener and council members Harlan Stoss, Kevin Bahr, Jim New, Dave Bitter and Terry Reiser The Olmitz city council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Olmitz City Building. Council members can be reached at Olmitz City Building, (620) 586-3311, P.O. Box 64.

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LMITZ — Dennis Caruthers is enjoying his second career as a restaurant-owner. Caruthers opened Dad’s of Olmitz in 2012 and has enjoyed the experience of operating a local restaurant. Caruthers is a Great Bend High School graduate who spent 20 years in Texas working in heavy manufacturing and Home Depot in the San Antonio area. Dad’s of Olmitz, 309 Main, is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. Dad’s is busy during lunchtime and dinnertime. Caruthers’ daughter Sarah, husband Truman Donahoe, granddaughter Hailee and grandson Truman live in Olmitz. “Running a restaurant is going very well – it’s paying for itself,” Caruthers said. “We’ve had excellent feedback. Everyone is happy we’ve got a local restaurant and they are supporting us very well.” Caruthers specializes in grilling barbecue style. The business is open six days a week and caters to a lunch and dinner crowd. Caruthers said he received good advice from

Brack and his brothers and mother came to Olmitz, they were joined by a number of Austrian natives. Brack started the first store and the first bank. In 1882, Father Emmerich built the first church. Father Huna enlarged the church, built a rectory and a convent. The 100 families of his congregation were German, Bohemian and Irish.

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City Clerk Geralyn Wegener City Attorney Don Reif Jr. Municipal Judge Joel Jackson Streets Buck Lindsay Treasurer Tim Stos Sewer and Water Tom Schneider

Population

114 Olmitz is home to St. Ann’s Church, 115 Cleveland, with masses scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.


Pawnee Rock

Pawnee Rock, KS

City Departments City Clerk, John Henderson 620-982-4386 Fire Chief, Greg McAlister 620-639-2381 Maintenance, Gary Adams 620-982-4386

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ome to the Pawnee Rock National Historic Site, the City of Pawnee Rock sits at its base. A highpoint in the surrounding prairie, it marked the halfway point between Independence, Mo.. and Sante Fe, New Mexico for settlers travelling the Santa Fe Trail in search of a prosperous new life from 1821 to the late 1800s. Travelers found abundant wildlife and water thanks to its proximity to the Arkansas River. Some even decided to stay after the railroad came in 1870, and call it home. Pawnee Rock received its name because it afforded the Pawnee Indians an advantageous spot from which to spot buffalo herds, competing tribes, and wagon trains they sometimes raided. Between the railroad and later, the settlers to the area, the stone at Pawnee Rock was utilized for building purposes, which reduced the size of the bluff significantly. However, by the early 1900s, residents of Pawnee Rock realized its geographic and historic significance and fought to preserve it. Members of several women’s clubs, including the Women’s Kansas Day Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Woman’s Relief Corps, Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union raised funds to erect a stone monument in honor of the pioneers who braved the Santa Fe Trail. Later a pillared folly was built nearby. Today visitors can climb to the top and take in the view looking out over the area to the northeast called Cheyenne Bottoms. Pawnee Rock is part of the Ft. Larned school district, USD 495. Larned is located nine miles southwest on US Hwy. 56. The district office phone number is 620-285-3185.

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Current Council

City Council meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 423 Rock Rd. 620-982-4386 Mayor – Gary Adams Councilman – Barry Jack Councilman – Vickie Alsup Councilman – Linda McCowan Councilman – Joyce Epperson Councilman – Nickolle Parret

Utilities

Electric and Gas Midwest Energy, 800-222-3121 Phone Service AT&T, 800-288-2020 Golden Belt Telephone 785-372-4236, Rush Center Cable Golden Belt Telephone 785-372-4236, Rush Center

Hospitals

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 620-285-3161, 923 Carroll Ave, Larned Great Bend Regional Hospital 620-792-8833, 514 Cleveland St., Great Bend

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Post Office 620-982-4308, 501 Centre St.

Trash Removal Arrow Trash, 620-793-5546

Recycling The Recycling Center Hwy 56, Larned (on east edge of Larned) Newspaper, Slick Paper, Corrugated Cardboard, Clear or Colored Aluminum Cans, Tin/Steel Cans, Plastic(#1) Soft Drink and Juice Bottles, Water and Milk Bottles, Raw Aluminum, Pet Food Cans The Pawnee Rock Lions Club will pick up recycling on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month Joe Bowman 620-982-4414 Howard Bowman 620-982-4628

At a Glance Parks – 1 Miles of Streets – 10+ Churches – 2 Fire Stations (volunteer) –1 City Employees (part-time) – 2 Zip code – 67567 Area code – 620


Susank

Susank, KS

Bountiful summer harvest keeps elevator busy SUSANK RD.

USANK — During harvest time, Jeff Cotten is a busy man as site manager at the Susank Co-op. He resides so close, he can walk to work a block away. He also serves on the Susank city council. That’s typical for life in a small town. The Susank elevator is owned by Agco, Inc., of Russell. Summer wheat harvest is Cotten’s busiest time when he hires part-time help to assist with a workload that requires around-theclock assistance for a few weeks. Cotten uses testing equipment to measure moisture content, a key ingredient to determine whether farmers complete their harvest. “The farmers will come in and test their load to make sure the timing is right to finish their harvest,” he said. “Early summer is one of the busiest times of the year.” In an average year, the Susank elevator will process 400,000 bushels of wheat. Milo and soybeans will be harvested in October and November. Cotten also spends time selling farm supplies and salt blocks. The town of 34 residents is still trying to overcome the loss of FlyOver Cafe co-owners, Michelle and Justin Heggemeier, who died in a tragic murder-suicide last winter. The restaurant, 201 Main Street, was open six days a week. Local residents hope the restaurant will reopen later this year after Dixie Clark purchased the property. The townsite of Susank plate map was filed on Dec. 27, 1917 by Albert Janke in the Barton County Courthouse. Susank, in Union Township, was incorporated as a Third Class city on May 9, 1940. The town was named after Edward J. Susank, who worked with the Santa Fe Railroad and Congress to build the railroad

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near Susank. The railway spur was built in 1917 by a Barton County/Santa Fe Railway partnership. Among the first businesses were grain elevators to store and load the wheat on the railroad cars. A cattle shipping yard was located just east of the elevators. A community water well was dug in 1951 with lines connecting to city residents. In April of 1961 a sewer system was completed. When the Russell Rural Water District No. 3 was formed, Susank stopped using the city well and bought water from RWD No. 3. As of the census of 2010, Susank was home to 34 residents, 19 households, and 10 families residing in the city.

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City Council The Susank city council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at 127 Hoisington Road. Questions for council members can be directed through the mayor at 620-653-2769. Mayor – Dennis Trapp Councilman – Lyle Brown Councilman – Bill Luerman Councilman – Mike Hickel Councilman – Jackie Mater Councilman – Jeff Cotten

Other Contacts Utilities Western Cooperative Electric 800-456-6720 Midwest Energy, 620-792-1301 Phone Sprint United, 800-877-4646 Trash Service Shamrock Sanitation, Great Bend 620-792-1639 Recycling Sunflower Recycling 5523 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-5800 Animal Control Golden Belt Humane Society 620-792-4297

Post Office Rural route from Hoisington 620-653-2838


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Sally Brungardt

Financial Representative

Plan for your future ... Protect your loved ones. Let me help you.

866-229-7654 239 N. Santa Fe, Ste. 3 | Salina, KS 67401 The Larned Area Chamber of Commerce & Pawnee County Economic Development Commission provides services to the county encouraging the development and growth of local businesses, tourism, agriculture, and events for an improved quality of life to live, work and play! Make a difference – Call us today Become a member of our organizations.

502 Broadway Larned, KS 67550 Phone: 620-285-6916

1-620-292-6022

1-877-406-6022

Newest Hotel in Hoisington and Barton County

• Closest Lodging to Cheyenne Bottoms • Easy Access from K-4 & US-281 • Elevator • Guest Laundry • Free Continental Breakfast • In-room Refrigerator

• Microwaves • 32” LCD HD TV • Wired & Wireless Internet • Direct Phone Line with Voice Mail • Business Center • Small Meeting Room

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Larned’s 2010 Business of the Year

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www.countryseasonsflowers.com Dawn & Lori Skelton - Owners 519 Broadway, Larned, KS

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Larned

LARNED 2013 EVENTS Chamber of Commerce - www.larnedks.org 800-747-6916 SEPTEMBER 2 Living history of daily life at Fort Larned with special exhibits and activities. Free admission to all events. OCTOBER 12 CANDELIGHT TOURS – FT. LARNED Entertaining evening with vignettes from Fort Larned’s history and depicts events from actual records of the Fort’s past. Reservations required. FREE ADMISSION OCTOBER 12-13 SANTA FE TRAIL CENTER TIRED IRON SHOW Two day event with antique farm equipment, classic cars, demonstrations, anvil shooting, tractor pull, music, food and kids events. OCTOBER 19 (SATURDAY) Charity Gala hosted by Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Save the date of Saturday, November 2, 2013 for a Charity Gala. Details of time and place will later follow. Be sure to put it on your calendar. DECEMBER 14 CHIRSTMAS PAST at FT. LARNED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Experience an 1860’s Christmas celebration on the Kansas prairie. FREE ADMISSION. CHRISTMAS EVENTS – DOWNTOWN LARNED Check our website or call the Chamber for an updated schedule of Christmas activities.

LARNED STATE HOSPITAL Be a Part of Our Team! Career Opportunities Include:

Mental Health Technician/Trainees • Safety Security Officers • RN’s • LPN’s Administrative Support/Clerical • Psychology • Maintenance Excellent Benefits with Competitive Salary. Visit www.jobs.ks.gov for current vacant positions 1301 KS Hwy 264, Lar ned, Kansas 67550-9365 Phone: 620-285-4380 Fax 620-285-4359 111

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Ag Systems specializes in irrigation design, service LARNED — Ag Systems, 810 E. 14th and U.S. 56, was purchased by the Schoonover brothers in 1983. Don Schoonover and Kent Schoonover have worked in irrigation design and service since 1977. The service department of five, factorytrained technicians has more than 100 years of combined experience. They service and stock parts for all brand pivots covering an area from Dodge City to Great Bend and Hays to Pratt. Valley Center Pivots are celebrating 50 plus years of service and are committing all their future years in conserving water with the newest innovations in sprinkler packages, oil moisture monitoring and computerized panels. To better serve their customers, Valley Center Pivot Dealer, Ag Systems, Inc. of Larned, is now providing insurance services for all brands of irrigation equipment. Don Schoonover is licensed by the state of Kansas to write policies and adjust claims through Diversified Agrisurance. Diversified Agrisurance has been in business more than 30 years and is the largest single insurer of irrigation equipment. You can get replacement cost coverage on all pivots up to 24 years of age and limited coverage on pivots 25-29 years of age. Many policies only cover the depreciated value of a pivot; however, this plan will insure complete replacement, up to the value insured, if the need arises. This is a multi-risk plan, which covers damage from wind, tornado, hail, fire, lightning, and theft. Added coverage that most other companies do not insure for include, vandalism, flood, rodent damage, and collision with farm implements. Diversified Agrisurance also has a very unique feature available, the mechanical and electrical endorsement.

This endorsement will pay for sudden and/or accidental structural loss or damage caused by or resulting from a mechanical or electrical failure. Some companies only cover the part that caused the damage, but not the resulting damage. Competitive rates with deductible as low as $500 per occurrence) (not per pivot) are available. Feel free to stop in or call Ag Systems, Inc. 620-285-2111. If you are an Agrisurance policyholder, all you need to do is fill out and sign a form to transfer your policy to Ag Systems, Inc. Services at Ag Systems include a well stocked parts department carrying MC Crometer flow meters, galvanized chemical check valves, pivotal monitors, and monthly specials. Ag Systems is committed to offering the best Service, Parts and Design for years to come for all your irrigation needs. Contact them at 620-285-2111 for service or parts, or visit their new website at http://agsystems.valleydealers.com.

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Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

Pawnee Valley launches new healthcare chapter At the end of April, 2013, a new chapter in healthcare unfolded as Pawnee Valley Community Hospital moved into our new hospital building. This move has been three years in the making, and much anticipated by both our staff as well as the community. This was evident with over 1,200 people in attendance during the Open House on April 28, 2013. This trend continued the following day as we moved patients into their new healthcare facility and simultaneously experienced the highest number of admissions in one day by Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Adding to that, our emergency room had every bed filled that day. You could say that we were put to the test, and I am pleased to say that we passed with flying colors. Our staff, being the professionals that they are, rallied together and accomplished great feats that day! I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and dedication in making this move so successful. So, what lies ahead in the next chapter for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital? As you know, our mission is to become the best critical access hospital in rural America. So, what does that look like? Well, there are several factors to consider in that equation — Customer Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction, Community Support and Profitability. We will be focusing on each of these areas in the coming years along with staff development programs to enhance the skills

and of knowledge our healthcare providers, allowing for both professional development as well as career advancement. Along with serving the community as a 25-bed Medicare certified critical access hospital with both acute nursing and swing bed services, we also offer a number of outpatient services including but not limited to upper and lower GI Scopes, cataract surgery, a full service laboratory, and specialized nursing services. The Pat Young Imaging Center features the new 64-slice low dose CT Scanner, X-ray, ultra sound, mobile digital mammography, Dexascan bone density scans, and a mobile MRI. The dual head nuclear camera is scheduled to be installed by the fall of 2013. Pawnee Valley Community Hospital’s respiratory department offers therapy services for patients with lung disorders, including asthma, emphysema and other lung illnesses, patients suffering from COPD, emergency respiratory services, or for patients recovering from heart attack who require cardiopulmonary rehab. These services are administered using cutting edge equipment and technology guided by fully trained and licensed respiratory therapists. Cardiac rehab services are also offered at PVCH and include cardiac nuclear stress testing, cardiopulmonary exercise training, a state-of-the-art wireless patient monitoring system, and education and counseling to reduce further cardiac risks. Dr. Son Troung oversees the new sleep center at Pawnee 114

Valley Community Hospital. He is board certified in critical care, sleep medicine, internal medicine and pulmonary diseases. Patients can have their sleep studies done throughout the month at PVCH and then receive their follow up with Dr. Troung at his PVCH monthly clinic. Pawnee Valley Sport & Spine Physical Therapy is also part of the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital campus offering three kinds of rehabilitation; occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. All three departments are conveniently located in one location with specialized therapists staffing each department. In addition, through the generous support of our Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation donors, we have been able to add and update healthcare services and equipment, allowing us to better serve our patients. Through these generous donations we have been able to acquire a new GE Optima 64-slice CT scanner, a Acuson P300

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ultrasound portable unit for PICC Line insertion and ER fast scans of trauma patients, a Pharmagard negative total exhaust barrier isolator chemo compounding hood, and a CR reader for our imaging department. Additional funding has also been secured to add a dual head nuclear camera, a 5-Part lab analyzer, two imaging capable patient carts, a SARA Stedy, a SARA Plus, and a patient ceiling lift for the CT scanner room. All of these items will allow us to give our patients a better standard of care. The goal of becoming the best critical access hospital in rural America is a tremendous undertaking that is not taken lightly, but we believe that it is one well within our reach and worth the effort to provide exceptional healthcare and services to the communities and patients that we serve. With grateful appreciation for your support, Matt Heyn Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Administrator


Patient Centered . . . Community Driven

Here To Serve Your Healthcare Needs

25 Bed Medicare CertiďŹ ed Critical Access Hospital Emergency C E Care ~ A Acute N Nursing/Swing i /S i B Bed dS Services i Upper & Lower GI Scopes ~ Cataract Surgery ~ Dental Surgery

Outpatient Services:

Full Service Laboratory Specialized Nursing Services Respiratory Therapy Services ~ Sleep Disorder Center Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab ~ Cardiac Nuclear Stress Testing EEG (Electroencephalogram) Physical Therapy ~ Occupational Therapy ~ Speech Therapy 64 Slice Low Dose CT Scanner ~ Nuclear Medicine ~ X-Ray Ultra Sound ~ Mobile MRI Mobile Digital Mammography ~ Bone Density (Dexascan)

Also Providing Specialty Outreach Clinics

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Great Bend Appliance, Furniture, Sleep Source emphasizes service The name has changed, but the quality of service has remained the same. Great Bend Appliance, Furniture and Sleep Source was honored as Outstanding Business of the Year in 2005 by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. Owner Dale Pruter has managed the Great Bend store since July 20, 1998. The business started with 2,000 square feet of selling space and one bay for loading, unloading and storage. The Great Bend Appliance, Furniture and Sleep Source store features 7,000 square feet and five bays that serve a busy crew and provide storage space for a wide array of products. The appliances and bedding are housed on the east side at 2301 10th. The west side houses England Custom Comfort Furniture Gallery at 2307 10th. Brand Source honored the store with the 2005 Dealer of the Year Award in the Great Plains Division, which included 80 stores in eight states at the time. “That was a real compliment,” Pruter said. “By expanding into sleep products, furniture and electronics, we were a model child of what Brand Source can offer to dealers.” Pruter said that the store’s franchise agreement with Brand Source is the backbone of its variety and competitive edge. Brand Source collaborates with 4,000 individual business owners across the United States. The individual owners work an agreement with Brand Source to buy brand-market goods. “Brand Source serves as a co-op buying service that works with more than 4,000 dealers,” Pruter said. “It gives all the independent owners the visibility of the bigger box stores because we carry the same brands. It levels the playing field with the bigger companies. Some people come in and need it all — we can make package deals.” Pruter worked in Russell, Clay Center and Inman before he was recruited by Whirlpool in 1998 to own the Great Bend property. Other employees are co-owner Sherry Pruter, Kenny Pruter, T.J. Grieb, Steven Nagel, Audra Rostine, Eric Rostine, Diane Sanders, Carolyn Sheets, Chonny Simonson, Jay Stambaugh, Teresa Wondra, Shelly Post and Harold Weikert. “Our employees understand they treat a customer the way they would want to be treated and that’s a philosophy you can live by.” Great Bend Appliance showcases Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Amana appliances. The Sleep Source, which opened in 2000, offers beds, mattresses, pads and headboards. Serta’s gel-infused iComfort bed is a best seller. Corsicana and Tempur/Pedic products are also marketed. England furniture opened in 2004, a Lazy Boy company that offers Lane, Catnapper and Coaster products. Additions over the years are Oreck vacuum cleaners, Sun Heat infrared heaters and LG, Samsung, Panasonic and Toshiba flat-panel televisions. Great Bend Appliance offers service on its products, and delivers, installs and set up. They offer in-

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home design and consulting services for customers. Sun Heat products are the result of customer requests. “We are always looking for that next niche in the market,” Pruter said. “We try to have something for everyone. That’s how we succeed – by diversifying. We always look for that next thing that might take off.” Brand Source supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities and furnishes all appliances for the Ronald McDonald houses throughout the nation. KitchenAid is a sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Sunflower Trailer Sales, Inc. 2A NE 20th Street • St. John, KS 67576 (620) 549-6604 1-800-624-3010

Come See Us – We’re Worth It!

www.stjohnks.net/trailersales/ sunflowertrailers@hotmail.com

Hamm Auction & Real Estate Agents With Experience in Residential, Agriculture, and Commercial Properties

Contact us for all your tire needs: •Agriculture •Irrigation •Semi •Passenger/Light Truck

Onsite service truck, Calcium Pumping, and After Hours Availability. 602 W 1st Ave. St. John, KS 67576 (620) 617-4100

S& S

John Hamm

620-450-7481 john@hammauction.com 40 years experience in Agriculture. Member of NAR & KAR. Member of Southern Plains MLS.

TIRE INC

MARSHAL SANDERS • OWNER

sandstireinc@gmail.com

Henry Hudson 107 NE Hwy 61 620-886-1605 Pratt, KS 67124 h.henry8825@yahoo.com Member of Southern 620-672-6996 Phone Plains MLS 620-672-6999 Fax www.hammauction.com

Let’s Go To The • Wide variety of quilting fabrics and notions • Great selections of flannel fabrics • Classes available

M-F 9 - 5:30pm; Sat. 9-5pm

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Janet Yowell - Wendy Paul • 620-241-2986 Stitchesquilt@yahoo.com • 102 S. Main, McPherson, KS 67460

Dream Theatre 629 N. Main St., Russell, KS 67665 785-445-1949

NOW OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY NIGHTS www.dreamtheater.org – movie listings & showtimes

Brenda’s Blind Service has been in business since 1990. We are owned by Brenda and Richard Martin, whose expertise in the field is well-known and recognized in Southwest Kansas. We are the only authorized dealer for MCD Innovations in the state of Kansas.

We work and offer free estimates by appointment. We do residential and commercial blinds.

• Venetian • Vertical • Pleated • Honeycomb • RV Shades • Repairing

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Ticket Pricing

Regular Movie: $ 6 for adults (11 & up) $ 4 for children

3D Movie*: 7 for adults (11 & up) $ 5 for children $

*No passes accepted for 3D movies

Cash only for admission and concessions Best concession prices in the area!

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Has Something For You! • Unique Shops! • Friendly People! • Museums - Historical, B-29, Kansas Dept. of Wildlife Parks & Tourism • Over 200 Acres of Parks!

• • • •

Over 400 Hotel Rooms! Pratt is Proud & Progressive! Pratt is Growing! Pratt is a great place to visit, spend the day, shop, explore, raise a family!

How Do You Spell Progress?

PRATT

• Housing, Residential Lots Available in the “New” Sandy Creek Addition • Commercial Lots Available

• Business Park Lots Available with Access to Hwy 281, Hwy 61 and Hwy 54 • Jobs Available

For more information call the City of Pratt 620-672-6446

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Rice County

Discover, Experience, Live Rice County Festivals & Events Events in 2013 Aug. 13 - Sept. 22 ..................... El Greco Exhibit, Coronado Quivira Museum, Lyons Tuesday, September 17 ........... Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Saturday, September 21 ......... Warrior Fest, Downtown Sterling Saturday, September 28 ......... Fair on the Square, Courthouse Square, Lyons Saturday, September 28 ......... Cars on the Lot, Young Motor Compnay, Lyons Sept. 28-29 .................................. Mike Beers Girls Team Roping School, Bar K Bar Arena, Lyons Tuesday, October 15 ................ Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Saturday, October 26 ............... NBHA Barrel Racing, Bar K Bar Arena, Lyons Saturday, November 16 .......... CPRA Timed Event Rodeo, Bar K Bar Arena, Lyons Tuesday, November 19............ Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Saturday, December 7 ............. Rice Co. Historical Society Christmas Displays, Celebration Centre, Lyons Saturday, September 7 ............ Christmas Bazaar, Celebration Centre, Lyons Saturday, December 7 ............. Light Christmas Parade, Downtown Lyons December..................................... Old Fashioned Christmas, Downtown Sterling Tuesday, December 31 ............ New Year’s Family Celebration, Community Center, Raymond

Events in 2014 Tuesday, January 21 ...................... Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Tuesday, February 18 .................... Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Tuesday, March 18 ......................... Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Tuesday, April 22 ............................ Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Saturday, May 03 ............................ Pots ‘N Pedals, Downtown Sterling Tuesday, May 20 ............................. Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Memorial Day Weekend .............. All School Reunions, Alden and Little River Saturday, May 24 ............................ Suicide Hill Trail Run, Little River Saturday, June 7.............................. All Cities Garage Sale, County- wide Tuesday, June 17 ............................. Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons Friday, July 4 ..................................... Old Fashioned Fourth of July, Sterling Tuesday, July 22 .............................. Celebration Dance, Celebration Centre, Lyons

BILL STARR ANTIQUES

★ Antiques on the Square ★ Wednesday through Saturday 9am-5pm

101 W. Main, Lyons, KS 67554 620-797-3195

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Lyons Inn 817 West Main Street Lyons, KS 67554 620-257-5185

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• Wireless internet access available • Free local calls • Non-smoking rooms • Tour/Ticket assistance


Rice County World business headquarters, museums, four year college, retail, bronze statues (and lots of them), horse arena, cottage businesses, lake, historic sites, and parks. To say that Rice County has everything would be an exaggeration; to say Rice County has a diversity of history, experiences, businesses and services would not be an exaggeration. We hope that you will come here whether it’s for a short time, a long time or permanently. We want you to feel at home and welcomed here in Rice County. We welcome you to the land of wide open spaces and friendly faces, of beautiful sunsets and star-filled nights. We welcome you to our shopping, our events and our sites.

Check off what you would like to see in a community, and we have it: ❑ Rodeos ❑ Nature Trails ❑ Lake ❑ Water Park ❑ Santa Fe Trail Sites ❑ Museum ❑ Bronze Statues ❑ Stan Hurd Mural ❑ Ropings ❑ Golf Courses ❑ Motels ❑ Historical Courthouse ❑ Boutiques ❑ Craft Shows ❑ Parades ❑ Antique Stores ❑ Retail Shopping ❑ Festivals ❑ Campgrounds ❑ Four Year College ❑ Restaurants

Enjoy Barrel Racing or Team Roping – Visit the Bar K Bar Arena Or have a picnic at the beautiful Sterling Lake

Come try one of our Three Golf Courses

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Come Shop – You will be surprised what you will find in our many Unique Stores

Like History? Rice County has many Historical Attractions and be sure to check out the exhibits at the Coronado Quivira Museum. Take a day trip or plan to spend the night. You will find the adventure well worth your time and maybe make a new friend or two. We would love to hear from you so please visit www.ricecounty.us or call 620.257.5166. 121

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Media Media M ediaa

From Dust to Digital

From the dusty streets of a frontier cow town to the light-speed era of the internet, the Great Bend Tribune has grown along with the communities it serves. Since that first issue of the Inland Tribune hit the streets 135 years ago on Aug. 12, 1876, much has changed, both in Great Bend and at the paper itself. As the community grew, its newspaper grew with it. As the community suffered through droughts, the Dirty 30s, world wars and depressions, the Tribune told these stories. But, as the world entered the digital age, how these stories are presented has changed. Now the newspaper’s readership has grown more diverse and need more than one way to receive their news. The Tribune has kept pace through its Web site www.gbtribune.com and its facebook page www.facebook.com/gbtribune. Not only is the site updated everyday for local readers, but for Tribune subscribers around the GREAT nation and the world. There are area residents serving BEND in the armed forces abroad who keep up with hometown news thanks the the e-version of the paper. The publisher is Mary Hoisington, the managing editor is Dale Hogg and the advertising manager is Diane LacyTrostle.

• Birth announcements, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, and obituaries are run for a small fee • Weddings, engagements, anniversaries birth announcements, run on Sundays • Press releases can be mailed to the Tribune or dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Great Bend Tribune office, 2012 Forest, Great Bend, KS 67530. They can also be faxed to 620-792-8381 or e-mailed to dhogg@gbtribune.com. Individual reporter’s e-mail addresses are listed in the Great Bend Tribune or on the Web site at www.gbtribune.com. • For more information, you can reach the newsroom at 620-792-1211 or 800-950-8742.

Letters to the Editor

The Tribune publishes letters from our readers on the opinion page. • Letters should be e-mailed or typed, double spaced and no longer than 400 words. Letters are subject to space availability. They must be signed and include an address and daytime phone number. • Letters are subject .com to editing at the editor’s discretion for Associated Press style, length and legal concerns. • Letters may be delivered, during regular office hours, or mailed to 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend, KS 67530. They also may be e-mailed to dhogg@gbtribune .com. The Tribune reserves the right to reject letters. • Letters are the opinions of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the newspaper. While the daytime phone number will not be used in connection with Public Forum letters, it is important as all letters must be verified with the writer.

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About the Tribune

As a community newspaper, the Tribune welcomes items of interest for publication from the public. • Business pages run Wednesdays and Sundays • Farm pages run Sunday

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Copies

The Tribune maintains a library of past copies and tear sheets that can be purchased on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tear sheets are maintained for a shorter period of time than whole copies. Special editions are also held in reserve for purchase until the supply is exhausted. For more information, contact the circulation department, 620-792-1211.

TRIBUNE At at glance Number of Employees – 35 Number of City Carriers Great Bend –9 Ellinwood – 1 Larned – 1 Hoisington – 2 Claflin –1 Pawnee Rock –1 St. John –1 Mail Routes Olmitz, Chase, Bushton, Hitschmann, Holyrood, Albert, Odin, Beaver, Susank, Radium, Redwing, Timken, Otis, Hudson, Seward, Galatia, Heizer Motor Route Drivers – 9 Tons of paper used a year 279 or 558,000 pounds. One roll of newsprint weighs about 656 lb. Miles of paper in a paper roll If a roll were unrolled it would stretch 156,233 feet or 29.5 miles. Pounds of ink used a year Black ink – 7,216 Colored ink – 3,168


Media Getting the news, music and television in Barton County

Newspapers Great Bend Tribune 620-792-1211, 800-950-8742 www.gbtribune.com 2012 Forest, Great Bend Hoisington Dispatch 620-653-4154, 104 N. Main, Hoisington Ellinwood Leader 620-564-3116, 105 N. Main, Ellinwood Other Tribune numbers 620-792-1211 800-950-TRIB (8742) • Subscribe to the newspaper • Purchase a classified ad • Purchase a display ad Fax Numbers News – 620-792-8381 Advertising – 620-792-3441 Accounting – 620-792-6426 Composing – 620-793-5590 Classified ads may be submitted online at www.gbtribune.com/placead Online subscriptions are available as well as online subscription payment.

Radio Stations

TTelevision Stations

Classical KHCT 90.9 FM, Radio Kansas 620-662-6646, 815 Walnut, Hutchinson Country KKDT 93.5 FM, Post Rock Radio 785-222-3400, 108 West 8th, LaCrosse KHOK 100.7 FM, Eagle Radio 620-792-3647, 1200 Baker, Great Bend KSOB 96.7 FM, Rocking M Radio 620-792-7108, 5501 W. 10th, Great Bend Spanish KNNS 1510 AM, Rocking M Radio 620-792-7108, 5501 W. 10th, Great Bend Classic Rock B 104.3 FM, Eagle Radio 620-792-3647, 1200 Baker, Great Bend Old School KZRS 107.9 FM, Rocking M Radio 620-792-7108, 5501 W. 10th, Great Bend Top 40 KBGL 106.9 FM, Eagle Radio 800-765-8863, 1200 Baker, Great Bend Talk KVGB 1590 AM, Eagle Radio 620-792-3647, 1200 Baker, Great Bend KBDA 89.7 FM, American Family Radio, Great Bend

KSNC (NBC), Lin TV Corporation 620-793-7868, 482 N. Hwy 281, Great Bend

Great Bend Wi-Fi Hot Spots Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th St. Comfort Inn, 911 Grant St. Courthouse Square, 1400 Main Days Inn, 4701 10th St. Great Bend Coffee Co., 2015 Lakin Great Bend CVB, 3007 10th St. Great Bend Expo Complex, SRCA Dragstrip West Barton County Road Great Bend Library, 1409 Williams Great Bend Regional Hospital 514 Cleveland St. Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St. Johnson’s BBQ, 1624 10th St. Kansas Wetlands, 592 NE K-156 McDonalds, 3307 10th St. Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Perk’s Coffee Shop, 1216 Main St. Playa Azul, 4909 10th St. Raptor Center, 2123 Main St.

Find today's, yesterday's or last year's news with your

eEdition

Wake up to the latest news from around Great Bend and the surrounding area.

GREAT BEND

Make Your Hometown News Your Homepage. Go online or call to subscribe. 620-792-1211 • 800-950-8742

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Travel Travel T ravell The Great Bend Municipal Airport is located at 9047 Sixth St., three miles west of Great Bend. Commercial air service to Denver is provided by Great Lakes Airlines. The airport provides both full service and self-service aviation fuels, flight instruction and aircraft maintenance services, hangar rentals, car rental by Enterprise, and free parking.

Commercial Air Service

Airport Manager City of Great Bend Airport Manager Martin Miller 620-793-4168, 620-792-9446 greatbendairport@ruraltel.net www.greatbendks.net/index.aspx?nid=190 www.flygreatbend.com

Great Lakes Airlines 620-792-4900, www.flygreatlakes.com Flights Daily to Denver International Code Share United Airlines and Frontier Airlines www.united.com and www.frontier.com

Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 620-793-9992

Taxi Services

General Aviation Service Centerline Aviation 620-796-2130 Self-Service and Full-Service Aviation Fuel

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The C.A.B. 620-792-3859

Catch-A-Ride General Public Transportation 620-792-7797

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Lodging & RV Parking

Lodging Great Bend

RV Parking Ellinwood Wolf Pond 620-564-3161 Santa Fe and Fritz Electric, water, and dump station, first come, first serve.

Great Bend All Seasons Mobile Home & RV Park 620-793-9601, 4 NW 30 Rd. Full Hookups, Showers, Cable, Wi-Fi, Storm Shelter, Private Patios

Cottonwood Grove 620-792-4558, 2800 N. Main Full Hookups and Cable No Showers Finer Mobile Park 620-792-5803 5501 9th St., Lot 40 Storm Shelter, Full Hookups Kiowa Camp Grounds 620-793-3160, 517 Kiowa Rd. Full Hookups, No Cable

Hoisington

America’s Best Value Inn 620-793-8486, 3500 10th St. Breakfast, Swimming Pool Baltzell Motel 620-792-4395, 705 10th St. Pets Allowed Best Western Angus Inn 620-792-3541, 2920 10th St. Swimming Pool, Internet, Exercise Room Comfort Inn 620-793-9000, 911 Grant Internet, Pool, Breakfast, Exercise Room Days Inn 620-792-8235, 4701 10th St. Breakfast, Internet, Pets

Hoisington Rodeway Inn & Suites 620-292-6022, 57 W. Highway 4 Breakfast, Laundry, Exercise Room, Lounge, Pets in Carrier Free Access to Hoisington Activity Center, Outdoor Pool, Tennis Courts

• Children 12 and under stay free with their parents • Indoor pool • Complimentary full hot breakfast • High-speed internet access • Free local calls • Laundry facility • Dog-friendly

Hoisington Activity Center 620-653-4050, 1200 Susank Rd., Exercise Facility, Showers, Dump Station, Full Hookups

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Highland Hotel 620-792-2431, 3017 10 St. Swimming Pool, Internet, Exercise Room, Cocktail Lounge Travelers Budget Inn 620-793-5448, 4200 10th St. Pets, Airport Transportation Travelodge 620-792-7219, 3200 10th Breakfast, Internet, Pets

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3500 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530 620-793-8486


Service Directory Liquor Store

Monday- Friday 10am- 8pm Saturday- 9am- 8pm

4006 10th Street, Great Bend 620-603-6433 Beauty/Skin Care

Salon

Rachelle Sheets

GMC of Great Bend

Cosmetologist

Mobile: (620) 282-2994 Rendezvous Salon 3108 10th St. Great Bend, KS

www.doonantruck.com Doonan Pre-Owned 10th & Washington

Child Care

Raggedy Ann & Andy‛s DayCare Nancy Ledesma Owner-Director

Diamond Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels starting at $75 Relaxing, moisturizing facials

Jenny Lyn • 620-282-8461 Licensed and Insured Esthetician Specializing in Diamond Microdermabrasion Chemical Peel/Acne Treatment

Eye Care

620-282-3299 or 620-603-6560 Dry Cleaning

Douglas D. Ayre, OD Jeremie Frazier, OD

1110 Kansas 620-793-3576 Great Bend

Eye Care of Great Bend 713 McKinley, Great Bend, KS 620-792-3535 • 1-800-466-7923

Floral

1913 Lakin Ave., Great Bend, KS (800) 793-5871 gbfandgifts@yahoo.com www.greatbendfloral.com

• Nationwide • Insured and Professional • Barton County Specials

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Electric Motor Winding

Essential Oils

SALES • SERVICE • REWIND • REPAIR

Young Living Essential Oils

ELECTRIC MOTORS VERTICAL HOLLOWSHAFT LIMA GENERATORS PUMPS, BEARINGS, PULLEYS AO SMITH, FASCO, BALDOR KOYO, PENTAIR, FRANKLIN

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Moving

Plumbing • Heating/Cooling Electrical

Optometrists

722 Mann, Larned, KS 620-285-2105 • 1-800-875-2105

56 & 156 Junction 620-792-2491

Birth to 11 yrs. • Full-time/Part-time DCF Approved • First Aid & CPR Certified State/City Licensed Daycare Home OPEN 1310 Morphy St. 7am-8pm Great Bend Mon.-Fri.

Eye Care of Kansas

Larned Eye Health

Trucks

JOHNSON ELECTRIC MOTOR WINDING INC. STEVE & JAN KORBE

2212 10TH STREET • GREAT BEND, KS 67530 www.johnsonelectricinc.com PHONE: 620-792-3597 AFTER HOURS: 316-644-5090 skorbe@johnsonelectricinc.com

TOLL FREE: 1-800-350-3597 FAX: 620-792-4726 jkorbe@johnsonelectricinc.com

800-272-6068 • 620-792-6044

Synergie & Raindrop Massages Zyto Scans at Club 1 Fitness Constance Winkler 620-617-8281 Independent Distributor: 1032231 www.ylscents.com/ceeanewyou ceeanewyou@yahoo.com


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