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Barton county source 2016/2017 Table of Contents
2016-2017 Barton County Source is jammed full of valuable, handy information collected on Barton County and its communities of Albert, Beaver, Claflin, Ellinwood, Galatia, Great Bend, Hoisington, Odin, Olmitz, Pawnee Rock, Susank, and a couple of our neighbors, Larned, and Pratt. Keep it handy, we are sure you will find it a useful and reliable reference tool throughout the year. BARTON COUNTY 2016-2017
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Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau ............................................ 8 Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village ............................. 9 Barton County Fair ............................................................................ 11 Winged Aspirations .......................................................................... 12 Kansas Wetlands Education Center ................................................... 13 Great Bend Tribune’s Women’s Expo ................................................. 14 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo ........................................................ 15 SRCA Drag Racing .......................................................................16-17 Points of Interest ..........................................................................18-20 Shafer Art Gallery.............................................................................. 21 Wetlands Waterpark .......................................................................... 22 Great Bend Sports Complex .............................................................. 23 Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo & Raptor Center .................................... 24 Parks and Recreation ...................................................................25-28 Golf................................................................................................... 29 Hunting ............................................................................................. 30 Cycling ............................................................................................. 31 Walking and Driving Tours ................................................................. 32 City Events........................................................................................ 33 Barton County ..............................................................................34-35 Barton County Elected Officials ......................................................... 36 Administrative Numbers.................................................................... 37 Department Directors........................................................................ 38 Who Should I Call? ............................................................................ 39 Get Involved ...................................................................................... 40 Clubs and Organizations ..............................................................41-43 Township Officials/Map ................................................................44-45 State and National Government......................................................... 46 Emergency Hotline ............................................................................ 47 Support/In Need...........................................................................48-52 First Responders ............................................................................... 53 Great Bend Tribune ........................................................................... 54 Churches .....................................................................................55-57 Eating & Night Life .......................................................................58-63 Recycling .......................................................................................... 64 Golden Belt Humane Society ............................................................. 65 Education ....................................................................................66-68 Immunizations .................................................................................. 71 Health ..........................................................................................72-81 Seniors ........................................................................................82-85 Oil & Gas/Kansas Oil & Gas Hall of Fame ......................................87-92 Agriculture ........................................................................................ 94 Industry ............................................................................................ 95 Transload Facility .............................................................................. 96 Albert................................................................................................ 97 Beaver .............................................................................................. 98 Odin.................................................................................................. 99 Claflin ......................................................................................100-101 Ellinwood .................................................................................102-106 Galatia ............................................................................................ 107 Great Bend ..............................................................................108-116 BC Exposed Photography Contest Winner/Photographers .........114-115 Hoisington ...............................................................................117-120 Olmitz ............................................................................................. 121 Pawnee Rock .................................................................................. 122 Susank ........................................................................................... 123 Larned .....................................................................................124-133 Travel ............................................................................................. 134 Lodging .......................................................................................... 135 Pratt ............................................................................................... 136 Service Directory ............................................................................ 137
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EXPLORE GREAT GRE RE REA EA EA AT T BEND City OfďŹ ces 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 From the top: Wetlands Aquatic Park, Veteranâ€™s Memorial Park, Great Bend Sports Complex, SRCA Drag Races at Great Bend Expo Complex, Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo & Raptor Center
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GREAT BEND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
As of January 1st, 2016 the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) moved under the official realm of the City of Great Bend. With this change comes a new outlook on how CVB Board Members Chairperson: Allene Owen, to promote and bring visitors to Great Bend. The original board members remain, however Vice Chair: this advisory board is rejuvenated and ready to really show the importance of what a CVB can Mark Mingenback bring to a community. The CVB office was officially moved into the Great Bend Events Center at 3111 10th Street Members: at the end of January. Not only was an office remodeled but the space was designed to be a Lacey SchoďŹ eld, place where people go to not only have fun but to find resources about Great Bend and Kansas Jan Westfall, Kelly Patel, in general. Cameron Caine, Emily Goad was hired as the new director. A Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State Loren Unruh, Kim Vink, University graduate, she shined bright in her interview as she stepped into a big role to fill. Sonya Patel Some of her goals as directed by the advisory board include: Sharing Great Bend statewide Non-voting members: and beyond, Make local hotels mini CVBs so that anyone can access information about Great Mayor Mike Allison, Bend at any time, Create better local relationships to bring in visitors, Market Great Bend as a Howard Partington, destination and provide the Events Center with information so that anyone wanting to plan an Jan Peters, event will want to utilize the CVB as a resource. â€œIâ€™m excited to move the CVB forward for the Diann Henderson, city,â€? said Goad, â€œItâ€™s not an easy process but I have great support behind me and the city has a Curtis Wolf, Amit Patel great vision for the future.â€? Christina Hayes As the Great Bend CVB evolves, Emily will be working closely with Christina Hayes, the Great Bend Community Coordinator and supervisor of the CVB. They will strive to create a more youthful approach to marketing Great Bend, work at rebranding both the City and CVB to help put Great Bendâ€™s best foot forward; and all while striving to meet the needs of both locals and visitors. Hayes stated, â€œGreat Bend has so many awesome attractions, Iâ€™m excited to see the advancement of fully promoting what I know the City Council and staff is so proud of! â€œSo all in all, what is new for the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau?? Well everything!! From location, to staff, to focus and goals! We want the Great Bend CVB to be a place for resources, fun and adventure. All while promoting what we love bestâ€Śour community,â€? Hayes said.
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BARTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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reat Bend is home to the Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village. There, visitors can spend the day, perusing the exhibits, researching genealogical records, and touring period structures in the historic pioneer village, with buildings that have been collected and moved to the grounds from all over the county. Families are welcome to tour the historic school house, train depot, post office and pioneer era stone house. Kids get a kick out of taking pictures in the jail and swinging on the “bag swing,” which came long before tires were common. The buildings and grounds are available for meetings and group tours throughout the year. It’s not unusual for a class reunion to be held there, with classmates tailgating or barbecuing under the trees and playing games on the lawn. Among those buildings, the museum features an authentic Lustron home visitors can tour. Thanks to the forward thinking of museum director Bev Komarek, it is the only Lustron home in the country available for the public to tour, and one of two available for viewing in the United States. Following the bequest of the home in 2005 from a local family, the Barton County Historical Society successfully petitioned the state historical society for the designation of the Lustron Capital of Kansas. Today, there are still over 30 Lustrons in the county. While some sit vacant, dotting the countryside, many are still utilized as primary residences. They were originally designed to fill the need for inexpensive, functional and easyto- maintain housing when troops returned home from World War II to an already tight housing market. Looking back through issues of The Great Bend Daily Tribune during that era, those lucky enough to own a home of their own created apartments in basements, attics, and garages to fill the need, but what young families wanted most was a place to call their own. Many had put-off marriage and starting families to serve during the
war, and there was a sense of urgency to get started with a proper civilian life. After the closing of the Great Bend Army Airfield in 1946, new jobs were created quickly in the oil industry, and the need for housing in the area remained strong for many years. That’s when a Great Bend developer, Dan Brock Sr., became a Lustron dealer, and envisioned a neighborhood filled with Lustron homes in a new addition to the city. The sleek, well-built, sturdy homes were constructed of steel coated with porcelain enamel, and could be trucked to building sites and erected within a few weeks. They came mostly in two-bedroom models, but a larger, three-bedroom model was soon released.
Unfortunately, the Lustron Corporation suffered from “too much, too soon” popularity, and funding issues arose, eventually driving the business to bankruptcy by 1950. It never recovered. But by 1951, Brock had erected over 50 Lustrons, and many still standing today look as they did when they were new, despite Kansas’ sometimes devastating wind and hail events. A 1949 advertising brochure touted it’s permanence, “fire-proof, decay-proof, rustproof, termite-proof, vermin-proof, rat-proof. Sunlight, salt water, or chemical fumes cannot stain or fade finish. It will never fade, crack, or peel.” The popular exhibit, “Man on the Plains,” continues to evolve each year. Artifacts and maps tell the story of man in and around the
Cheyenne Bottoms area from prehistory to the present day. Cliff drawings, arrowheads, and other evidence of a millennia of mankind in the area sparks the imagination. Visitors with a curiosity for natural history, including hunters, geologists and birdwatchers, can access come papers by noted naturalist Frank Robl, whose work with waterfowl helped convince scientists of the natural value of the Central Flyway. Included in the flyway are the Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlands area northeast of Great Bend, which connects with the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Barton County. Both are internationally vital wetlands. The museum also holds in its collection the East Lake Hunting Club papers containing historical information about Quivira. The Ray Schulz Research Library was dedicated in 2009, and includes genealogical information, rare historic photographs, volumes of city directories, school yearbooks, and many other historical documents from the early days of Barton County to the present day. In 2014, the museum added a collection to its holdings featuring a vanished town, South Hoisington, which offers a glimpse into the forces that led to the Negro migration (and to a lesser extent a Hispanic migration) to Barton County from the Southern United States. Though “South Town” had a colorful reputation during the prohibition era and beyond, the families of that town are a testament to the factors of reconstruction, railroads, and the Civil Rights Movement which all played their parts, ending finally with the razing of the town at the end of the 20th century. On December 11 a special event will be held, the “Ghosts of Christmas Past,” a community Christmas open house with free admission to the public from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Choirs and bands from local schools perform, and the Golden Belt Model Railroad Association sets up a toy-train for visitors to operate.
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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.
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Family Fun at the Barton County Fair
Have you ever looked into the eyes of a child that just won his first ribbon at the fair? The excitement on their face just fills your heart with that moment that makes you feel warm, excited and happy. Now what about that 50 year old man that just exhibited at the fair for the very first time and he wins his first ribbon? Yep you guessed it, same feelings. How long has it been since you exhibited at the fair? Wouldn’t you like to have those feelings, too? One of the greatest events in Central Kansas is right here in your backyard and if exhibiting is not your cup of tea then what about eating fair food, riding a carnival ride or just hanging out with friends. You too can have those feelings but you have to attend first. The Barton County Fair Association is dedicated to the enhancement of Agriculture and the Youth of Barton County and the surrounding area, while providing opportunities for all people to gain a sense of pride in their community. The Barton County Fair Association will provide the best possible entertainment, educational activities and competitive exhibits for the enjoyment of all individuals. The Barton County 4-H clubs are a big part of the fair each year, not only in the exhibit halls, but serving the public. They host the annual
Business Appreciation Breakfast and work hard at the 4-H Barbecue on the last day of the fair with your choice of sit-down dining or carry-out for dinner at home. A meal that can’t be beat. As they develop life skills to use throughout life, they also have a lot of fun. The county fair is not the only project that the Fair Association is involved in during the year. Producing the Holiday Home tour co-hosted with the Friends of the Fair, BBQ Cookoff and the Golden Belt Beef Classic in the Spring as well as helping with other community events during the year. These are just a few of the many projects they do each year. The Barton County Fair Association appreciates our volunteers, sponsors and partners for their support over the years and we encourage everyone to come be part of our family during one of our upcoming events. Barton County Fair Association www.bartoncountyfair.com 620-797-FAIR (3247)
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2016-2017 EVENT LISTING Holiday Home Tour December 4, 2016 BBQ Cookoff March 2017 Golden Belt Classic Beef Show April 2017
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n the late 1970’s L.E. “Gus” Shafer produced a series of images in wood and wax as models for a monument to hope and the future. Although visually different from his western art images, this elegant wing-like abstract form pulls the viewer’s eye upwards like a finger pointing towards the sky and toward infinite possibilities. The sculpture creates an inspiring entry experience to the campus of Barton Community College and the Shafer Gallery. The sculpture Winged Aspirations with its allusion to flight connects the aspirations and hopes of Barton county students with regional attention to the skies and the winged migrations of waterfowl. Its feather-like extension pointing towards the future functions as a concrete reminder that the goal of education is to equip students to soar beyond their circumstances and to attain success and fulfillment beyond their present horizons. A limestone base and an array of limestone blocks were designed to include the word ASPIRE carved into the stone at various locations. Ellinwood Kansas sculptor Aaron McCaffery fabricated the 14 ft. cast bronze rendition of Shafer’s piece. Great Bend sculptor Chet Cale designed the base. The funding for this project was given to the Shafer Gallery by longtime friend and supporter of the arts Bill McKown.
Itâ€™s in our Nature! Visit an internationally-known attraction right here in Barton County! Cheyenne Bottoms is a 41,000 acre wetland complex designated a Wetland of International Importance due to its importance as a stopover for migrating birds along the Central Flyway. More than 340 species of birds have been documented at the wetlands. Ducks, geese, herons, egrets, cranes, pelicans, and sandpipers are commonly seen throughout the year. Birds are not the only visitors to the largest wetland on the interior of the United States. Visitors from all over the United States, and even other countries, flock to the wetlands to bird watch, hunt, and to see the expansive landscape and wildlife. The wetlands include the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area managed by Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism and the Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve managed by The Nature Conservancy. Visitors can access the wetlands by vehicle by driving raised dike roads and county roads through the wetlands. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) is your one-stop shop for every visit to Cheyenne Bottoms and is located at Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 highway 10 miles northeast of Great Bend. The 11,000 square foot museum operated by Fort Hays State University 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 nature trail, a pollinator garden, and many public programs 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. 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 and on major holidays. 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. Plan your visit around these favorite programs: Summer Kids nature programs ( July), Perseid Meteor Shower viewing party (August), Butterfly Festival with Monarch butterfly tagging and other activities (September), KWEC Holiday Open House (December), Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Birds Count (December), Winter Kids nature programs (February), Greater Prairie Chicken Lek Tours (April), Great Migration Rally family event (even years in April), Wild Goose Chase 5k/3k Fun Run (even years in April), Wings N Wetlands Birding Festival (odd years in April), Nature Craft Series (Quarterly), and many other public programs throughout the year.
FUN. Want a unique nature experience? Then, visit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. KWEC overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms; the largest inland marsh in the United States. Walk through state-of-the-art exhibits that tell the story of Cheyenne Bottoms. Discover the magniďŹ cence of these wetlands and the animals and plants living there.
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This year’s expo takes place at the Great Bend Events Center, 3017 10th St., from 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 27. Tickets are available at the Great Bend Tribune office, 2012 Forest or online at www.gbtribune.com As part of this annual event, donations and non-perishable food or pantry items will be collected at the door to benefit the Barton County Food Bank. The Great Bend Tribune’s Women’s Expo is a chance for you to see what’s in and new in the worlds of fashion and beauty, health and fitness, personal and work life. There are exhibits, demonstrations, services and wares from area businesses as well as hundreds of door prizes, give-aways provided by vendors and so much more! It’s all available at this years Women’s Expo. Don’t forget to register for tons of prizes. Once again there will be a Grand Prize drawing this year (must be present to win). So, grab your purse, grab your friends and join us September 27.
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ne of the largest farm shows in the United States takes place in the spring at Great Bend’s Expo Complex. In 2016, show manager Darren Dale said the number of exhibitors had grown by 18 percent from the previous year, with more than 700 booths spread over 80 acres, with exhibitors from 27 states, Canada and Australia. “Great Bend is one-of-a-kind,” Dale said. “You have pride in the community and you have pride in this show – and it really shows. ... My wife Tana and I are committed to Great Bend for many years to come.” “Great Bend is the ideal community for an agricultural show like this because of our deep roots in the farming and ranching industries,” said Jan Westfall, expo chairman. “And, we have an eager, supporting volunteer base to make our exhibitors and farmers feel welcome.” It takes about 300 volunteers to pull off the show. These folks make sure the exhibitors have what they need, assist with parking and perform other duties. The Farm and Ranch Expo is a great
place to check out the latest farm and ranch equipment, but the show is also a venue for entertainment and educational demonstrations. Each year is different. Some highlights of last year’s Expo included cattle handling and horse training demonstrations, free health screenings, K-State Research & Extension presentations, a dog demonstration by Randy Bradford, chute side demos and the Peterson Farm Bros. A variety of concessions and a beer garden are available as well. Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison welcomes everyone to the show, taking time to brag about some of the attractions in town for people to visit. Allison noted the show has a positive financial impact at businesses in town. “Motels fill up,” he said, and people visit the shops and restaurants. So, if you’re planning an overnight trip during the next Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, but sure to book ahead. Learn more about the expo online at www.GreatBendFarmAndRanchExpo.net or email Dale at: dales@GreatBendFarmAndRanchExpo.net
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SRCA Dragstrip: Bringing The Love Of Racing Home When the Army decommissioned a B-29 Air Field in 1946, the City of Great Bend took possession. The strip sat, waiting, until 1954 when a group of auto and speed enthusiasts approached the city with an idea that would make Great Bend the go-to racing city it has become. Thanks to the excitement and enthusiasm of the cityâ€™s youth, Great Bend was picked to host the first-ever National Hot Rod Association National Championship in 1955. SRCA origins When young adult fiction writers popularized drag racing with books like â€œHot Rod,â€? â€œStreet Rod,â€? and â€œCrash Club,â€? teen â€œhotroddersâ€? couldnâ€™t resist racing their souped-up cars on remote dirt roads in the country, testing their speed and handling. With speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph, tragedy wasnâ€™t uncommon. Losing friends, it turns out, was not cool. In 1953, young people organized the â€œGasket Blastersâ€? and approached the Great Bend City Council for permission to use the old airstrip for races. The city agreed and in 1954, the group changed their name to the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association, and began holding regular races on Sunday afternoons under the supervision of the Great Bend Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol. One key policy kept members in line. The â€œthree strikes and youâ€™re outâ€? rule was strictly adhered to. Any member with three traffic tickets was automatically banned from the club. Now those with the â€˜need-for-speedâ€™ finally had a place and a time to revel in their hobby. Great Bend first While the SRCA Dragstrip had the honor of being designated the first NHRA National Championship host, drag racing grew in popularity, pulling races to larger cities. Local racers continued to utilize the speedway for decades to come, but â€œlife happenedâ€? to the original SRCA members, and eventually the club disbanded.
But in 1993, the club reorganized with a new focus â€” getting the track listed on the Register of Kansas Historic Places, as well as bringing racing back to Great Bend. Members applied for and received a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation for a much needed track resurfacing in 2000. With its newfound appeal, SRCA members sought to continue improving the dragstrip. A new timing system and scoreboards, a concession stand and tower with meeting room, made the dragstrip bring in new fans. Membership and audience began to grow again. 1320 Go Live Timing was installed, and concrete barriers replaced the hay bales as safety barriers. Today, the SRCA Dragstrip is the go-to place for locals to open up their stock cars and see just what kind of power their welltuned engines possess. â€œRacing gets into your blood,â€? said Hank Denning, president of the club. â€œIt becomes a family experience, with kids and adults coming out to cheer one another on.â€? Age divisions start as young as five years old, so it isnâ€™t unusual to see 1/2 sized dragsters wheeling up to the starting lines with pint-sized drivers behind the wheel. While these Junior Dragsters are limited to the speeds they are allowed to reach on the track, they learn important driving skills and earn NHRA points that help to increase their standings by the end of the driving season. The more points a driver earns during a season, the closer they get to winning NHRA championship titles. NHRA has added a JR Street program which kids with a learners permit can run 1/8 mile with a guardian in the passenger seat 1/8 mile in a door car. They do have to license with NHRA and track official to make sure they feel they are capable of driving the car.
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2016 Race Schedule SRCA Dragstrip Sept. 2 ................................................................ Test and Tune Sept. 3 .......................................NHRA Summit Points Race #7 Sept. 10 .......................................................... Pontiac Uprising Sept. 30 ..................................Test and Tune & Gamblers Race Oct. 1 ..................................... NHRA Summit Points Race #8 â€“ NHRA King of the Track
Oct. 14 ....................................Test and Tune & Gamblers Race Oct. 15 ................................................................NHRA Summit Oct. 28 ................................................................ Test and Tune Oct. 29 .....................................NHRA Summit Points Race #10 Nov. 5 .................................................... SRCA Awards Banquet
A full schedule of events can be found on the website. Schedule subject to change. Check back to www.srcadragstrip.com prior to event. Bringing in the big names With so much going for SRCA, big-name races like Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week, the Lucas Oil Divisional Race, the National and Junior Dragster Challenge and the Rocky Mountain Superchargers keep coming back. In 2016, 27 new teams attended the Lucas Oil Divisional, Denning said, and more made plans to race in Great Bend in 2017. These racers took advantage of the opportunity to race here on their way back home from an event in Bowling Green, Ky., and spread the word. SRCA building a following for Great Bend Over the past year, SRCA has sunk profits from fees directly back into track improvements, Denning said. New scoreboards have been installed at the end of the dragstrip, making it easier to see instant scoring. In addition, a new speaker system and headphones in the tower were installed. These and other improvements helped SRCA Dragstrip to attract the Pontiac Uprising, which will meet at the Great Bend track September 10 for the first time. The group, which for years called Wichita home, pointed to the trackâ€™s history and its condition as factors in their decision to move. In 2015, race organizers from Morrison, Colo., created Rocky Mountain Race Week, where qualified racers travel to four regional tracks to gather points for championship. The event returned to Great Bendâ€™s historic track in July, 2016. July also saw the return of the Sammy Matthews Play Day Charity Event. Sammy Matthews is a street racer event, which includes both grudge races and instant green races done in various classes. All funds raised over
operating costs will be donated to the charity which will in turn be given to the Garden City Relay for Life, as it has for many years now. Rocky Mountain Superchargers returned to Great Bend in August, in conjunction with Race 5 of the Summit Points series. In May, Denning and the club helped the City of Great Bend put on Horsepower on the Plains, a street race on Kansas St. which is located on the east side of the Barton County Courthouse Square. An estimated 1,500 spectators came to this unique event. The club helped the city when Party in the Parkâ€™s car show returned to Veterans Memorial Park in August. In 2015, the show attracted national attention when â€œStreet Rodding American Style,â€? hosts David Wolfe and Cy McCormack interviewed car owners about their rides for a show that aired later that fall.
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BRIT SPAUGH ZOO AND RAPTOR CENTER 2200 Main St., Great Bend 620-793-4226 Open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. • Visitors pay no admission fee. The zoo has two parts. The main part features several new exhibits. Newest additions to the North American exhibits include four grizzly bears and one black bear, and an Arctic fox pair who in 2015 had kits. Stop by the newly installed community orchard behind the Butterfly House to check out modern orcharding. • This free zoo is good for about a 45-90 minute visit.
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Great Bend Army Air Field Great Bend Municipal Airport entrance • Great Bend’s B-29 Memorial Plaza is open to visitors every day, to honor the men and women of the Great Bend Army Air Field. • No admission charge. Self-guided.
• 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. • Thursday nights during Summer Street Stroll 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. June-September
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, primarily duck and goose, is a big draw for locals and those from other states DOROTHY MOSES MORRISON CHAPEL
BARTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & VILLAGE 85 U.S. 281, Great Bend 620-793-5125 • 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 including a one-room school house, a church, and a pioneer cabin. Collections tell the story of this area from the Paleo Period through the Indian Wars to World War II and beyond. CLAYTON M. MORRISON MEMORIAL BANDSHELL Lakin St. side of the Courthouse Square between Main St. and Kansas St. • Home of the Great Bend City Band summer concert series.
245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend 620-792-9342 Barton Community College • 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. The chapel can be rented for events such as small weddings or performances. It has become a popular space for chamber groups and solo recitals.
FORT ZARAH East of Great Bend on Hwy. 56 • 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 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend 620-792-4228 • Renovated former movie theater • Live performances
Northwest corner of Main & Santa Fe, Ellinwood, U.S. 56 at the stoplight 620-564-2400 • 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 and the Historic Wolf Hotel • Tours are conducted only by advance reservation • Admission $6 adult
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1409 Williams, Great Bend 620-792-2409 Monday, Noon to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUMMER HOURS Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday • 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
www.heartlandfarm.ks.org 1049 CR 390, Pawnee Rock 620-923-4585 • Registered agri-tourism operator • Tours welcome by appointment • Workshops and demonstrations held yearround. Advertised in Great Bend Tribune • Walking trails, labyrinth, pottery, fiberarts, weaving, spinning, organic gardening methods • Great spaces for bird watching • Guest house available for small groups of 6-8 or individuals • Home to lovable alpacas
KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER 592 NE K-156, Great Bend 620-566-1456 877-243-9268 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 APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 31 Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. OPEN NOVEMBER 1 - MARCH 31 Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday
KANSAS OIL & GAS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM 5944 10th St., Great Bend 620-786-5666 • 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 Open by appointment only • No admission charge 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.
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HOISINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 120 E. 2nd, Hoisington 620-653-4320 • Open by appointment in cooperation with Chamber events. Call for appointment Pawnee Rock Monument 12 miles west of Great Bend on U.S. 56 Hwy. Pawnee Rock • Natural landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. In the trail days it was 30 feet higher than it is today. A pavilion atop the rock, erected through the efforts of several women’s service clubs a century ago, indicates the original height before The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad took the top portion of the rock to use as fill in railroad construction. • Enjoy a panoramic view across the prairie • Carving in rocks mark where travelers on the Santa Fe trail paused in their journeys, some as far back as the early 1800s.
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SANTAS AROUND THE WORLD AND SANTA HOUSE Presented by the Rosewood Roots and Wings Foundation 1223 Main St., Great Bend 620-793-5888 • Twenty-two one-of-a-kind life-sized, international Santas personally made by Great Bend resident Loretta Miller OPEN NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 23 Thursdays & Fridays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more by appointment Contact Michael Dawes, 620-796-2242 email@example.com Admission is $2 for exhibit. PLANETARIUM 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend 620-792-9320 Barton Community College • Groups can enjoy planetarium shows year-round and the special “Season of Light” and “The Christmas Star” show during the Christmas holidays SRCA DRAGSTRIP 620-792-5079 www.srcadragstrip.com Expo Complex, Great Bend • Home of the first NRHA Nationals in 1955 • Total length of track is 3/4 mile 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 January 1. For more information contact Great Bend Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 620-792-2750 www.visitgreatbend.com
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SHAFER ART GALLERY BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
ne of the major attractions of Barton County is the L.E. “Gus” and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery. Known as the “Gem” of Barton Community College, it is located at the Fine Arts building on the Barton Community College campus, 245 NE 30 Road, Great Bend. “Where the old west meets the future” is the motto of the gallery. Ground was broken in September of 1991 after a donation from Art Inc. and a generous gift from Eva Shafer. The gallery is named after Leonard E. “Gus” Shafer and his wife Eva Shafer. Many different types of art work can be found at the gallery. But it is most famous for the western themed bronze sculptures made by L.E. “Gus” Shafer. “Gus” Shafer was born in 1907 on a farm southwest of Hoisington. He worked as a commercial artist for 38 years. In 1968 he closed his art studio and began sculpting bronzes full-time. He became internationally famous for his work. Shafer passed away March 5, 1985. Many of his sculptures can be seen at the gallery in their permanent art display, with many other pieces of art. The Gallery presents an outstanding schedule of art exhibitions by trending contemporary, regional and nationally known artists. The Shafer Gallery also self-curates
The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday Free admission For more information on the gallery and a schedule of events, visit the web site www.shafergallery.bartonccc.edu exhibitions from its permanent collection of over 800 artifacts. The Shafer Gallery enhances education opportunities by offering a program of studio workshops, early childhood activities and short art history seminars. The gallery has moved into a new direction with more activities for the family. As guests visit the museum and look at the fine art there will be hands-on activities that the people can
participate in and enjoy the gallery at a whole new level. The museum also features trending artists exhibitions and the exhibitions change throughout the year. More than 4,000 people from Kansas, across the country and around the world pass through the gallery every year, giving the gallery an international reputation.
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Great Bendâ€™s municipal swimming pool opened in the 1930s as a Works Project Administration (WPA) project. But in 2005, after major renovation, it became much more than a swimming pool. This destination attraction is one of the finest waterparks in central Kansas.
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The park features multiple slides, spray features, a swimming pool with a divided shallow end separated by floating features, climbing wall, a Water Wars area for slinging water balloons at a friend, and a 300-gallon tipping bucket, which periodically drenches anyone who stands under it. There are bath houses, concession area and several shady spots. In 2015 the website greatbendwaterpark.com was launched. On this site you can find the latest information on prices and rules, and whether the pool is open or closed. The website also has a weather feature which allows visitors
i current and d upcoming i to view weather conditions. The Wetlands Waterpark can also be found on the internet on Facebook and Twitter. Swimming lessons and other aquatics programs are provided in partnership with the Great Bend Recreation Commission. For more information contact the Great Bend Rec Center, 620-793-3755 or www.greatbendrec.net. After the pool closes for the summer, thereâ€™s usually one last splash â€“ for dog paddling. On Dog Day at the Pool, also known as Bark at the Waterpark â€” the Wetlands is open to
i swimmers i l Dogs D canine only. must have their rabies tags and be well behaved. Admission to this event is used for improvements at Great Bendâ€™s off-leash Bark Park, located in Veterans Memorial Park.
The pool supplies dozens of summer jobs for persons 15 years of age and older. To apply for a lifeguard position, you must be at least 16 years old and able to complete the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class before the pool season starts. This class is taught by the Great Bend Recreation Commission
Wetlands Waterpark Brit Spaugh Park 2303 Main, Great Bend A safe, clean, family oriented environment. Opens on Memorial Day weekend, and closes in August before school starts. Weather permitting, the waterpark is open 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., seven days a week. Family Swim Nights 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays.
over spring break. For more information, call 620-793-3755. Employment applications are available at the City Administration Building at 1209 Williams St. The selection for these seasonal positions takes place during the months of January and February, so for best results submit your application early. The City of Great Bend provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals. For more information call 620-793-4111.
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he newest sports facility in Great Bend is the Great Bend Sports Complex at 41 McKinley St. It offers five fields at one central location, where all ages from youth to adults can play baseball and softball on regulation size fields. It features stateof-the-art scoreboards and “constant light level” Musco lighting, along with ample parking, seating and shade. At the hub of the fields is a building that features a concession area, restrooms, locker rooms, and air conditioned officials/meeting rooms. The five fields include a grass infield with lights and four skinned infields with lights. All ball fields are available for rent by individuals, groups or tournaments. The 61-acre complex is located within easy distance to all of Great Bend’s amenities including lodging and dining. There are also batting cages on either side, and there’s ample warm-up space between fields. Organizers of baseball and softball tournaments for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas State High School Activities Association (1A/2A), National Baseball Congress and others have found the complex to their liking, and many volunteers from the community have helped to make visitors feel welcome. Improvements to the area have continued since the Sports Complex opened in 2012. A metal sculpture by B&B Metal Arts, Hoisington was commissioned in 2013. Actual baseball and softball players of Great Bend High School are depicted in heat-colored stainless steel. The structure is 15.5 feet high by 25 feet long.
IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND When tournaments are scheduled, GBRC can set up its Imagination Playground. This durable set of giant foam blocks was designed by famed architect David Rockwell for interactive, unstructured play. It is for children 2 years old and up, but adults like it, too. On select dates, the Imagination Playground is also set up inside the GBRC Activity Center at 2715 18th St. The regular schedule is 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month, except August and September. The Great Bend Park Department, GBRC and Unified School District 428 shared the planning and financing for the Sports Complex. GBRC Sports Director Chris Umphres coordinates the master schedule for the ball complex and is the person to call for questions or making reservations. Chris can be reached at the GBRC office, 620-793-3755, ext. 5.
GREAT BEND BRIT SPAUGH ZOO AND RAPTOR CENTER BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo features animals from around the world. It’s a fun and educational place the entire family can enjoy, and admission is free! Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Enter off north Main Street at 23rd and Main. More than 60 years ago, Great Bend’s park supervisor Brit Spaugh fulfilled his dream to create a zoo and park that would delight area children. In 1953, the zoo started with two deer. Today, the zoo is part of a 46-acre park with 50 different species of animals, including some species that are on conservation lists, such as the arctic foxes, Todd and Vixie. In the spring of 2016, Vixie had her second litter of kits at the zoo. The zoo also has a pair of serval cats, a breed on the Species Survival Program run by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. One of the newest additions is the three-banded armadillo, a smaller South American cousin to the nine-banded armadillos common to North America. Three-bandeds are the only armadillos that can roll themselves into a ball. Sara Hamlin was named zoo supervisor and animal curator in 2015. The zoo is inspected annually by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Two major improvements to the zoo were announced March 21, 2016. A future exhibit for bison is planned, as well as an expanded habitat for the four grizzly bears. These projects were made possible by two gifts totaling $230,000 from the Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation. Other plans include an exhibit area for Ringo, the ring-tailed lemur, and a new exhibit for Poppy, the binturong.
With so much to see at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, there’s also a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Injured birds of prey – raptors – are nursed back to health. All human contact is kept to a minimum to avoid imprinting. The goal is to reintroduce the birds to the wild, if possible.
Photo by Penny Jones Lions from the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.
The Raptor Center is the main building at the zoo, which is very much open to the public. You enter the zoo through this building. Inside are a meeting area, restrooms and a gift shop. The greeter can answer questions and sell you some duck food. The meeting area can be booked for parties and educational programs. Peer through a large window into the veterinary clinic. Visitors can learn more about raptors through the building’s interactive learning stations. Among the displays, you will find a depiction of an eagle’s nest, a camera that provides a raptor’seye view of the zoo, and a wing span chart to see where you measure up to various raptors.
There are several ways to get more involved, either by sponsoring an animal or by serving as a volunteer. Membership in the Great Bend Zoological Society costs $25 a year for an individual or a family. Sign up or learn more at the front desk, or call the zoo office, 620-793-4226. Membership forms may also be found on the City of Great Bend website, greatbendks.net.
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PARKS AND RECREATION BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
ATHLETIC CLUBS/ FITNESS Great Bend Activity Center 2715 18th, Great Bend 620-792-2604 Hoisington Rec Commission 1200 Susank Rd., Hoisington 620-653-4050 Inspire Fitness 1904 12th St., Great Bend 620-923.6195 Jean Cavanaugh Wellness Area Great Bend Recreation Center 1214 Stone, Great Bend 620-793-3755
BOWLING Walnut Bowl 3101 Washington, Great Bend 620-793-9400
Golf Courses Stoneridge Country Club 24th and Frey, Great Bend 620-792-4303
FISHING AND BOATING Big Bend Lake LLC Washington St. & Railroad Ave., Great Bend 620-793-5353 Must abide by fishing regulations. Also available: camping, boating, jet skiing, swimming, sand volleyball, picnicking. Call for membership info. Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo 2123 Main St., Great Bend 620-793-4226 Great Bend Zoological Society members may fish on the first Saturday of each month. Must abide by fishing regulations. McArthur Lake 7th & McArthur, Great Bend 620-793-4160 Public access. Stone Lake Washington St. & Railroad Ave. Great Bend 620-793-4160 Must abide by motor and fishing regulations. Also available: wind surfing, picnic area and a nature trail. Public access.
Veterans Memorial Park and Lake 4800 17th St. Terrace, Great Bend 620-793-4160 No motors allowed, must abide by fishing regulations. Public access.
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Wolf Pond West U.S. 56, Ellinwood 620-564-3161 Fishing regulations must be followed. Public access.
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Ellinwood Municipal Swimming Pool 209 W. 1st St., 620-564-3441
Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755
Hoisington Municipal Swimming Pool 721 N. Center St., 620-653-2535
Barton County Sheriff’s Office 620-793-1876
Great Bend The Wetlands Waterpark 2303 Main, 620-792-1516 www.greatbendwaterpark.com Swimming lessons available through the Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks https://programs.ksoutdoors.com/ Programs/Hunter-Education-Certification – online course
SUMMER BASKETBALL Barton Summer Basketball League BCC Athletic Office 620-792-9377
Claflin Municipal Swimming Pool 400 W. Front St., 620-588-3655
Barton Community College 245 NE 30 Road, Great Bend 620-786-1144 www.bartonccc.edu/publicresources/ pool
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SUMMER BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL American Legion Class AAA – Great Bend Chiefs Class A – Great Bend Braves American Legion Class AA – Hoisington Golden Belt Babe Ruth League 13-years-old and up Bob Willis, 316-461-4933 or 620-326-2711 5-12 years old Paul Unruh, 620-345-2712 ASA Girls Fast Pitch Softball Great Bend Quicksilver Ryan Bownes, 620-282-4942 email@example.com Great Bend Hap Dumont League Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755 Claflin Recreation Commission 620-992-7040 or 620-588-2335 Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755 Ellinwood Recreation Commission 620-566-7323 www.ellinwoodrec.com Hoisington Little League Hoisington Recreation Commission 620-653-4050
PRIDE OF KANSAS FOOTBALL LEAGUE pkfl.org Great Bend Rex Kern, 620-791-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org Ellinwood Junior Eagles Chad Heinz, 620-562-7017 Hoisington Junior Cardinals Gene Mooney, 785-445-5151
YOUTH WRESTLING SUMMER TENNIS LESSONS & Great Bend Wrestling Club TOURNAMENTS Jesse Richter 620-282-2910 email@example.com Hoisington Jr. Cardinal Wrestling Kari Bradley 620-639-4073 hoisingtonkidswrestling@ yahoo.com
Claflin Recreation Commission 620-587-3622 Great Bend Recreation Commission 620-793-3755 Hoisington Recreation Commission 620-653-4050
Ellinwood Recreation Commission 620-566-7323
SWIM TEAM Golden Belt Swim Squad Shannon Somers 620-792-6466 firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKS AND RECREATION BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
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 approximately 7 miles in length
VOLLEYBALL Summer AAU Junior Volleyball www.hoavb.org 17 and under Velocity Volleyball Club Greg and Becca Maxwell 620-617-1594 email@example.com
Walnut Mini Golf 2901 Washington, Great Bend 620-792-6545
OTHER ACTIVITIES GREAT BEND SRCA Dragstrip 455 W. Barton County Road Sunflower Rod and Custom Association Inc. 620-792-5079 www.srcadragstrip.com Central Kansas Off-Road Association David Roat, 620-786-1822 One mile south of K-156 on Radium Road. Call for membership information
Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area 620-793-7730 Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism Hunting, bird watching, trails & other activities Mountain Bike Trail Go North on U.S. 281 out of town, at NW 60 Road turn left at old 4-H Building. Signs direct to the two mile loop. This is a single track, dirt, mountain bike trail
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Bike Tours Golden Belt Bicycle Company 1111 Main Street, Great Bend 620-793-7060 Group rides leave from the store on Tuesdays (road biking) and Thursdays (trail biking) at 6:00 p.m. Open to everyone
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Stoneridge Country Club juniors thriving
toneridge Country Club is investing in the future with its youth golf program. More than 30 youngsters were offered lessons Tuesday through Thursday. Doug Kaiser, Barton Community College golf coach, and Great Bend High School coach Travis McAtee coordinate a summerlong junior golf program. Stoneridge Country Club is part of the seven-club Western Central Kansas Golf League. Stoneridge sponsors a season-ending Fore The Kids Tournament. The season-ending tournaments pairs youngsters with golfers who have tournament experience. “It’s the largest junior program we’ve had,” said Angela Delgado-Sycz, vice president for clubhouse operations. “Doug Kaiser and Travis McAtee have done a tremendous job with the youngsters. It’s a great way to grow the game and showcase a game that’s a lifetime activity.” Delgado-Sycz said the Western Central Kansas Golf League gives the players an opportunity to apply their lessons and see their improvement. “We encourage students to participate and feel welcome,” she said. “We want to create a family atmosphere. The youngsters learn good sportsmanship and golf is an activity they can do with parents. It’s great we’re getting more students involved.”
Stoneridge partners with the Great Bend Recreation Center, which exposes golf to another group of youngsters. Some of the club’s funding purchases equipment. Extra equipment is donated to Great Bend High School’s golf program. Stoneridge Country Club 1458 24th Street, Great Bend 620-792-4306; 620-792-4303
The 18-hole course plays to a par of 72 over 6,495 yards.The course features Penncross bentgrass greens and Bermuda tees and fairways.
Grove Park Golf Club 407 W. 3rd, Ellinwood 620-564-3123
A unique 9-hole par 32 course that features a premium on accuracy with several tree-lined fairways. Rodney Moss serves as golf course superintendent and Kurt Bressler works as the club manager. Daily rates are $15 and weekend prices are $20. Claflin Golf Course NE 150 Ave., Claflin, just off of K-156 9-hole course 2 miles east and 1/2-mile north of Claflin
Lake Barton Golf Club 673 U.S. 281 North between Great Bend and Hoisington 620-653-4255
Offers an 18-hole public course designed by Harry Robb, Sr. in 1916. The par 70 course plays to 5,526 yards. Carts are $20 and daily prices are $16 and $21 for weekends and holidays. Wayne Woods serves as golf course superintendent and Treva Carey is club manager.
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HUNTING BARTON COUNTY
arton County has plenty to offer hunters of upland game and waterfowl and other game animals to include deer, turkey, dove, prairie chicken, and pheasant. One of the main areas to hunt is Cheyenne Bottoms, this area is a 41,000 acre basin located in Barton County. Itâ€™s home to nearly 400 species of migrating birds and other wildlife. Cheyenne Bottoms is primarily a prairie marsh but also includes wet meadows, grasslands, agricultural land, shelterbelts and riparian areas. 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. 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 Education Center, 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 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 at 3111 10th Street in Great Bend or reached at 620-792-2750. Licenses and tags can be purchased at the various venues, courtesy of the KDWPT.
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License/Permit Agent 1400 Main St., Room 202, Great Bend, 620-793-1835 License/Permit Agent 1811 N. Main, Great Bend 620-793-7887 License/Permit Agent 4107 10th St., Great Bend 620-792-3591
License/Permit Agent 1705 K-96 Hwy, Great Bend 620-796-2133 License/Permit Agent 3503 W. 10th, Great Bend 620-792-3632 License/Permit Agent 410 E Santa Fe, Ellinwood 620-564-2087
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Be Well Barton County, a county-wide coalition promoting bicycling and pedestrian travel, completed its Barton County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan in the spring of 2016. That plan has been endorsed by Barton County and all the major cities in the county. This has created a strong, positive vibe and has sparked increased efforts to further develop bicycling opportunities and improve the safety of the roads and byways. The Barton County Commission approved the installation of bike awareness signs on several of the more commonly-used blacktop highways and the City of Great Bend has established the start of a bike route with signs and sharrows. Now, more signs are in the works along with improved trails in city parks. There’s also a strong community of cyclists, both road and off-road, that hold weekly group rides for various skill levels. The Golden Belt Bicycle Company, a bike shop in Great Bend, is a focal point for these folks and is a good place to make connections.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE? If you are the skinny-tire type (or roadie) wanting smooth, paved roads, Barton County has nearly 400 miles of paved county roads, many of which wind through scenic vistas. There are a few hills along the way as well. These are two lane roads with minimum traffic, and biking can be started at any point. In addition, major highways such as U.S. 56, U.S. 281 and K-156 all have wide, smooth shoulders suitable for riding. If you are the fat-tire or mountain bike type looking for the rugged off-road experience, there is an extensive mountain bike trail following the Arkansas River south of Great Bend and an off-road loop circling the dried Lake Barton bed north of Great Bend. In addition, there are roads within the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge available. Now, with the rise of “gravel grinding,” the riding on gravel roads, Barton County also has an extensive network of these. With roads, trails, the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway and Cheyenne Bottoms all within pedaling distance, exploring nature on two wheels is an exciting adventure just waiting for you. There is also a wide variety of terrain available. But, if you are not comfortable on roads, there is the Great Bend Hike and Bike Path, a seven-mile paved levee trail that runs along the Arkansas River and follows the flood control ditch. This path is mostly paved and is the perfect introduction to the habitat and ecology of the river as it exists in this part of Kansas. Signs, sharrows and the on-going effort to improve streets make riding in the cities of Barton County safer and easier, too.
WALKING AND DRIVING TOURS BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
Great Bend and Barton County features a nice variety of walking and driving tours inside and outside the city limits. BIRDHOUSE TOUR Downtown Great Bend features a variety of more than 70 artistdecorated birdhouses designed to combine art and nature. Birdhouse artists and contributors are Davis Barnes, Scott Beahm, Gwendolyn Beouy, Char Brown, Megan Cates, Jason Cauley, Whitney Collier, Kelsey Couture, Greg Ensley, Jill Fitzsimmons, Jeremy Gutherie, Denise Haddon, Megan Hammeke, Diann Henderson, Pam Hitz, Kelsey Hofeling, Robert Joy, Dr. Mark Judd, Jeremy Kennedy, Hillary King, Christina Lamoureaux, Katie Lies, Westen McNeely, Loretta Miller, Matthew Miller, Andy Mingenback, Leslie Mingenback, Karen Neuforth, Sister Rebecca Otter, Laura Reiser, Madison Roach, Sally Rychlec, Melanie Schneweis, Debbie StarkDeutsch, Mary Stude, Rosy Tomlin, Kim Vink, Lance Walters, Marcia Westhoff and Michael Whelan. MURALS Building murals are viewed in various areas in Great Bend. Pick up a map at the Great Bend Chamber office at 1125 Williams, Great Bend. Murals feature Sign of the Times (Main & 7th); The Dance (Main & 10th); Migration (Main & 16th); Clara Barton (Williams & 16th); Something for Everyone (Williams & 16th); Santa Fe Trail (Kansas & 20th); The Lions Mural (Brit Spaugh Park); The North American Mural (Brit Spaugh Park); The Tiger Murals (Brit Spaugh Park); Happy Trails (Washington & 10th); Farm Scene (Williams & Forest); Delgado’s Mexican Restaurant (Stone & 10th); and The Bistro (2920 10th) Murals decorate the walls of many buildings in the downtown area. Painted by high school students, community volunteers, senior citizens, professional artists, and children, the murals are tied together by themes relating to Great Bend past and present. For a map and self-guided tour of the murals, contact the city of Great Bend 620-793-4111.
KANSAS QUILT WALK In the sidewalks surrounding the Barton County Courthouse you will find the Kansas Quilt Walk featuring the Kansas Dugout, Kansas, Farmer’s Daughter, Kansas Troubles, Rocky Road to Kansas, Windmill and Kansas Star. The seven patterns in the sidewalks around the courthouse were chosen because they reflect the early history of Great Bend, founded in 1872. Great Bend’s Quilt Walk is a tribute to those women and their creations who kept their ancestors warm through beautiful fabric, needlework and patterns. 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. This entertaining 1 mile walk begins and ends at the historic Barton County Courthouse. For more information and a copy of a self-guided tour, contact the Barton County Historical Society Museum & Village at 85 S. Highway 281, Great Bend, KS, or the Barton County Health Department. BYWAY TOUR This 77-mile byway connects two of the world’s most significant 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. 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. Featured locations include the Great Bend Cemetery, Stafford Cemetery, Martin Cemetery in Stafford County, Stafford County Historical Museum, Eden Valley Cemetery, Barton County Museum and Village, and Barton County Courthouse Square.
DRIVING TOURS Various driving tours start in Great Bend and feature a wide variety of scenery in a pamphlet authored by the Great Bend Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Cheyenne Bottoms, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and the Basin Rim Overlook are featured stops. • Tour 1 travels west to Heartland Farm, Pawnee Rock, Larned, Rush Center, LaCrosse, Otis and Claflin. • Tour 2 travels north through Hoisington, Russell, Waldo, Luray, Lucas, Wilson and Ellsworth. • Tour 3 moves east from Great Bend to Ellinwood to Chase, Lyons, Geneseo, Kanopolis, Holyrood and Mushroom State Park. • Tour 4 travels south from Great Bend to Stafford County to see St. John, Stafford and Hudson. RIVERSIDE HIKE AND BIKE PATH A multi-phase project that accompanied the Great Bend Flood Control Project along the Arkansas River. Phase 1 of the project has been completed and the path begins at the Front Door at 10th and Hubbard. HEARTLAND WALKING TRAILS A Sunflower Foundation funded grant project that provides an electronic guide to walking trails and paths in the partner counties of Barton, Rice, Stafford, and Pawnee Counties. GPS TOUR Explore the Kansas Raptor Center and Brit Spaugh Zoo, Downtown Great Bend, Cheyenne Bottoms, and the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway. 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 GPS Ranger is available at the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau and various hotels in Great Bend.
Brochures are available for Hiking and Driving Tours and Trail & Walking Path information in Barton County at Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau, 3111 10th, 620-792-2750 or www.visitgreatbend.com
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2016/2017 EVENTS GREAT BEND 2016 September 2-3 .......NRHA Summit Points Race, SRCA Drag Strip September 3 ...........Reunion Music Festival, Bandshell in Jack Kilby Square September 8 ...........K-96 Block Party, Waters True Value parking lot September 9 ...........Mid-America Mopars Shine & Show, Eagle Tire September 9-11 .....SRCA GTO Uprising Car Show and Convention, Dragstrip September 10 .........2nd Annual Wine in the Wild, Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists: Small Worlds, Kansas Wetlands Education Center Suicide Prevention Run 2016, Veterans Memorial Park September 17 .........Butterfly Festival, Kansas Wetlands Education Center September 19 .........Golden Belt Community Concert, “Equinox Little Big Band,”Great Bend Municipal Auditorium September 23 .........11th Annual Gary Gore Memorial Golf Tournament, Stoneridge Country Club September 24 .........Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout, GBMX track at the Expo September 25 .........Craft Series: Natural Dyeing, Kansas Wetlands Education Center September 27 .........Great Bend Tribune Women’s Expo, Events Center September 30October 1................NRHA Summit Points Race, SRCA Drag Strip October 1................Renaissance Fair, Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Jack Kilby Square Golden Belt Community Concert, “David Burnham’s Broadway Saturday,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium October 2................Barton County Young Professionals Fall Fest October 4................Four Corners Oktoberfest, Rosewood Furniture Gallery October 6................Noon Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, Elks Club October 8................Rosewood Rodeo, Expo Complex October 14-15 ........NRHA Summit Points Race, SRCA Drag Strip October 15..............YP5K and Half Marathon, Veterans Memorial Park Golden Belt Community Concert, “The Blackwood Brothers Quartet,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium Mid-America Mopars Shine & Show, Dillons October 29..............Halloween Walk, downtown Zoo Boo, Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo November 3 ............Annual Fire Department Spaghetti Feed November 5 ............Explore Great Bend Open Houses November 12 ..........Explore Great Bend: Caught Ya Exploring! November 15 ..........Golden Belt Community Concert, “Next Generation Leahy,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium November 17-20 .....Great Bend Community Theatre presents “Mom’s Gift,” Crest Theater November 19 ..........Explore Great Bend Find a Turkey Day November 24 ..........Thanksgiving; Trail of Lights begins. November 26 ..........Holiday Parade, Cookie Contest, Mayors Tree Lighting Ceremony, downtown December 4 ............Holiday Home Tour December 11 ..........Craft Series: Clay Jewelry, Kansas Wetlands Education Center Ghosts of Christmas Past, Barton County Historical Society
2017 January ..................Miss Barton County/Miss Golden Belt Pageants January 28 .............Golden Belt Community Concert, “Alina Kiryayeva,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium February 23-26.......Great Bend Community Theatre presents “Love, Sex and the IRS,” Crest Theater March 2 ..................Kiwanis Pancake Feed March 16 ................Golden Belt Community Concert, “All American Boys Chorus,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium
April 5-7 .................Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo April 27...................Walk a Mile in Her Shoes April 27-30 .............Great Bend Community Theatre presents “Exit Laughing,” Crest Theater April 28-29 .............Wings ‘N’ Wetlands Birding Festival April 29-30 .............Hap Dumont Spring Baseball Tournament, GB Sports Complex May 3-7..................KCAC Baseball & Softball Championships, GB Sports Complex May 6 .....................Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Jack Kilby Square May 20 ...................Make a Movement, Brit Spaugh Park May 26-27..............KSHSAA 2A-1A Baseball State Championships, GB Sports Complex June ......................Great Bend City Band and Summer Street Strolls, Thursdays in Jack Kilby Square June 2-4.................June Jaunt, K-96 communities from Tribune to Great Bend June 3-4.................Hap Dumont June Jaunt Baseball Tournament, GB Sports Complex July ........................Summer Sidewalk Sale July 4 .....................City Fireworks Display July 5-19 ................Barton County Fair August 2 .................Party in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park 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
September 24 .........Ellinwood Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament, Grove Park December 4 ............Christkindlmarket
June .......................June Jaunt July ........................44th Annual After Harvest Festival www.ellinwoodchamber.com
September 2-5 .......120th Hoisington Labor Day Celebration October...................Oktoberfest November 25 ..........Annual Downtown Hoisington Christmas Lighting & Santa Visit December 14 ..........Books are Fun Fair, Clara Barton Hospital
June ......................Relay for Life www.hoisingtonkansas.com
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August ....................Pawnee Rockin’ Days Festival usually occurs on the second weekend of August September 17 .........Fall Harvest Dinner Fundraiser, Heartland Farm
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arton County sits near the geographical center of Kansas, and is home to the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and many historic sites that tell the story of how the region helped shape the nation as a whole. From Native Americans to Spanish explorers to settlers on the Santa Fe Trail, many have passed through the region over the centuries. 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 people 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. In June, as part of a larger announcement, a 192-mile portion of the Arkansas River in Kansas was designated as a National Water Trail, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported. The trail begins in Great Bend and ends at the KansasOklahoma border southeast of Arkansas City. On June 3, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in a joint statement that six local and state National Recreation Trails had received the designation. This added more than 350 miles to the National Trails System, and three National Water Trails, adding more than 600 miles to the National Water Trails System. This stretch runs from Stone Lake in Great Bend to near the Oklahoma border. The Spaniards 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, this route became known as the Santa Fe Trail, travelled by pioneers heading west for a better way of life. Then 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
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Barton County Veteran’s Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Cemetery.
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. 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. In the late 1800’s oil was discovered in 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. 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.
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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
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Bend to have a zoo. In 1965, Barton County Community Junior College, now named Barton Community 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 the 2014-15 school year, it reported having 17,200 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.
Population, 2015 estimate ............................................................................................................................ 27,103 Population, 2014 estimate ............................................................................................................................ 27,385 Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base.................................................................................................... 27,674 Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 ..........................................................................-2.1% Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 ..........................................................................-1.0% Population, 2010 ........................................................................................................................................... 27,674 Persons under 5 years, percent, 2015 .......................................................................................................... 6.7% Persons under 18 years, percent, 2015 ....................................................................................................... 24.4% Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2015 ................................................................................................... 17.6% Female persons, percent, 2015 .................................................................................................................... 50.7% White alone, percent, 2015 (a)...................................................................................................................... 95.3% Black or African American alone, percent, 2015 (a) ...................................................................................... 1.9% American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2015 (a) ........................................................................ 0.9% Asian alone, percent, 2015 (a) ....................................................................................................................... 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2015 (a) ........................................................... 0.1% Two or More Races, percent, 2015 ................................................................................................................ 1.5% Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 (b) ........................................................................................................... 14.4% White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2015 ...................................................................................... 82.0% Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2010-2014 ............................................................................ 83.8% Foreign born persons, percent, 2010-2014 ................................................................................................... 5.9% Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2010-2014 ...................................................... 12.4% High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2010-2014 .................................................. 85.8% Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2010-2014 ....................................................... 17.3% Veterans, 2009-2013 ..................................................................................................................................... 1,845 Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ ................................................................................. 17.7 Housing units, 2014 ...................................................................................................................................... 12,641 Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ................................................................................................................. 69.3% Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2014 ...................................................................... $79,800 Households, 2010-2014................................................................................................................................ 11,480 Persons per household, 2010-2014 ............................................................................................................... 2.36 Per capita money income in past 12 months (2014 dollars), 2010-2014 ................................................... $25,750 Median household income, 2010-2014 ....................................................................................................... $43,573 Persons below poverty level, percent, 2010-2014 ....................................................................................... 17.8%
Kansas 2,911,641 2,904,021 2,853,132 2.1% 1.8% 2,853,118 6.8% 24.7% 14.6% 50.1% 86.7% 6.2% 1.2% 2.9% 0.1% 2.9% 11.6% 76.4% 83.4% 6.8% 11.1% 90.0% 30.7% 204,538 19.1 1,253,861 67.1% $129,400 1,112,335 2.52 $27,367 $51,872 13.6%
BC ELECTED OFFICALS BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
Donna Zimmerman - County Clerk/Election Officer 1400 Main, Rm 202, Great Bend 620-793-1835, 620-793-1990 fax
Brian Bellendir - 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. 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.
A four-year term. First appointed to office on June 1, 1995. Fifth term began January 2013. 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 208, Great Bend 620-793-1831, 620-793-1990 fax
Doug Matthews - County Attorney 1400 Main, Room 302, Great Bend 620-793-1851, 620-793-1855 fax
A four-year term. Appointed October 2007. This office acts as a collection agency for the county. It is responsible for 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Pam Wornkey - Register of Deeds 1400 Main, Room 205, Great Bend 620-793-1849, 620-793-1981 fax A 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.
Kenny Schremmer Chairman, 1st District Term began January 2015 kschremmer@ bartoncounty.org
Homer Kruckenberg, Member, 2nd District Term began January 2013 hkruckenberg@ bartoncounty.org
Don Davis Member, 3rd District Term began January 2013 ddavis@ bartoncounty.org
Alicia Straub Member, 4th District Term began January 2015 astraub@ bartoncounty.org
Kinds of records filed in the office: • Patents • Deeds • Mortgages • Leases • Assignments • Releases • Affidavits • Articles of Incorporation • Certificates of Death • Power of Attorney • Military Discharges • Plats • County School Records • Tax Liens (state and federal)
Jennifer Schartz Member, 5th District Term began January 2015 jschartz@ bartoncounty.org
• Cemetery Plats • Ordinances (City and County) • Resolutions (City and County) • Bankruptcy • Cemetery Deeds • Certificates of Valuation • City Boundary • Covenants & Restrictions • Easements & Right of Ways • Sub-divisional Plat • Maps & Surveys • Mechanic’s Liens
Barton County has five elected Commissioners who meet Mondays at 9 a.m. unless otherwise announced. They meet in Room 106, located on the first floor of the Courthouse, 1400 Main Street, Great Bend. All meetings are open to the public. 620-793-1847 620-793-1807 Fax
ADMINISTRATIVE NUMBERS BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
COURTHOUSE County Administrator Richard Boeckman 620-793-1800 County Attorney Doug Matthews 620-793-1851 Clerk Donna Zimmerman 620-793-1835 Treasurer Kevin Wondra 620-793-1831 Appraiser Barbara Esfeld 620-793-1821 Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey 620-793-1849
COURT District Court Clerk Heather Ward 620-793-1856
MAGISTRATE JUDGE Don Alvord 620-257-2383 (Rice)
JUDICIAL DIVISION 1 Ron Svaty 785-472-8931 (Ellsworth) JUDICIAL DIVISION 2 Steve Johnson 620-793-1863 JUDICIAL DIVISION 3 Mike Keeley, Chief Judge 620-793-1863 MAGISTRATE JUDGE Verle Willey 785-472-3832 (Ellsworth) MAGISTRATE JUDGE Marty Clark 785-483-5641 (Russell)
MAGISTRATE JUDGE Timarie Walters 620-549-3296 (Stafford) 20TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT SERVICES (PROBATION SERVICES) 1806 12th, Great Bend 620-793-1887 CENTRAL KANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS 1806 12th, Great Bend 620-793-1940 JUVENILE INTAKE 1213 Baker, Great Bend 620-793-1930
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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 Matt Patzner Financial Officer 1400 Main, Room 107 Great Bend 620-793-1800, 620-793-1807 fax Duties include: In-house fiscal responsibilities, investments, payroll and some community development. Barbara Esfeld 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 Judy Goreham Environmental Management/Zoning 1400 Main, Room 401, Great Bend 620-796-4300, 620-796-2282 fax 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.
Dena Popp Deputy Director 1300 Stone, Great Bend 620-793-1920, 620-793-3222 fax 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. John Debes Information Technology 1400 Main, Rm 201, Great Bend 620-793-1841, 620-793-1990 fax Wanda Ybarra Facilities Management 1400 Main, Room 109, Great Bend 620-793-1873, 620-793-1807 fax Shelly Schneider Health Director 1300 Kansas, Suite B, Great Bend 620-793-1902, 620-793-1903 fax Marissa Woodmansee 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
Barry McManaman 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. Phillip Hathcock Landfill Manager Barton County Solid Waste Landfill 350 NE 30 Road, Great Bend Hours - Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 8:00 a.m. to noon at the landfill, but also by appointment, Monday through Friday. Citizens may contact the Barton County Landfill for more information, 620-793-1898. • The program is open to all residents of Barton, Ellsworth, and Pawnee counties and it is free of charge. Hazardous waste from commercial businesses is not allowed. • What is allowed includes: Herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, any gardening chemical, household cleaners, automotive cleaners or fluids, all paint related products, and all batteries. The facility does not accept agricultural pesticides over 2.5 gallons or 10 pounds total volume per customer. There is also a giveaway program of these items, call for information.
WHO SHOULD I CALL BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
Calls should be made during normal weekday hours, unless otherwise indicated. Police and fire departments — 911
There’s a power outage in your neighborhood? Check utilities listings in the community section for local utility contacts 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 You smell gas? Kansas Gas Service — 1-800-794-4780 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 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 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 — Irlan Fullbright 620-564-3161 Galatia — Steve Wilhelm 620-935-4331 Great Bend — Mike Allison 620-793-4111 Hoisington — Clayton Williamson 620-653-4125 Olmitz – Terry Rieser 620-586-3311 Pawnee Rock — Linda McCowan 620-982-4386 Susank — Dennis Trapp 620-653-7670 Your water main breaks? Great Bend city office 620-793-4100, after hours 620-792-3588 Ellinwood Water Department 620-564-3161 Hoisington Water Plant 620-653-2866
You want to donate something? Salvation Army Thrift Store 2545 10th, Great Bend, 620-792-4299 salvationarmyusa.org Goodwill Store 1705 Main, Great Bend, 620-792-4000 goodwill.org Central Kansas Dream Center 2100 Broadway, Great Bend, 620-282-4104 centralksdreamcenter.org Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas 2201 16th, Great Bend, 620-792-1393 catholiccharitiesswks.org Family Crisis Center, Inc. 1924 Broadway, Great Bend, 620-793-9941 familycrisiscntr.org You want to know if you live in a flood zone? Emergency / Risk Management 1400 Main, Great Bend Judy Goreham – 620-796-4300 Barry McManaman – 620-793-1808 https://msc.fema.gov/ You have a zoning question? Great Bend — Maggie Glynn 620-793-4106 Barton County — Judy Goreham 620-796-4300 Ellinwood — 620-564-3161 Hoisington — 620-653-4125 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 You have a question about water quality? Judy Goreham – 620-796-4300 You have a question about septic systems, water wells or need a water test for a non-public water supply? Barton County Judy Goreham — 620-796-4300 You need a property transfer inspection when a private well and/or private septic system is involved? Barton County Judy Goreham — 620-796-4300
You need a building permit for an unincorporated area? Barton County Judy Goreham — 620-796-4300 You see someone illegally dumping garbage? 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 would like to test your home for radon? Barton County Extension, 1800 12th, Great Bend Donna Krug — 620-793-1910 You have a health question? Barton County Health Department 620-793-1902 You want to escape domestic violence? Family Crisis Center — 620-792-1885 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 farming question? 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 appraisal? Barton County Appraisers Office 620-793-1821 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
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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 January 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. 4-H Junior Leaders Berny Unruh, 4-H and Youth Development Agent 1800 12th St., Great Bend, 620-793-1910 American Legion Post #180 1011 Kansas, Great Bend, 620-793-5912 American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders, Sons of the American Legion 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 BINGO: Argonne Rebels, Inc. 12th & Main, Great Bend Wednesday 7:15 p.m. and Sunday 1:45 p.m. Argonne All Stars Cheer Team Amanda Schnoebelen, 620-617-2341 A.R.M. (Arkansas River Muzzleloaders) Tim Wornkey, Ellinwood, 620-564-2066 Barton Community College Foundation Coleen Cape, 620-786-1136
Barton Co. Extension Educational Program 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.
Clara Barton Hospital Auxiliary Marty Schloemer, 620-653-2313
Barton County Fair Friends Barb Davenport 620-792-2647 or 620-797-FAIR Meet February - June on the 1st Monday at Rosewood Gallery, 1607 Main St. Great Bend
Columbus Club 723 Main St., Great Bend, 620-793-3930 Meets monthly
Barton County Historical Society, Inc. Beverly Komarek, P.O. Box 1091 Great Bend, 620-793-5125 www.bartoncountymuseum.org Meets at the Museum at 7:30 p.m. the 4th Monday. Check schedule for special dates. Check website for changes or updates in meetings. Boy Scouts of America 316-264-3386 Camp Hope-Heartland Gail Moeder, 620-793-9052, 620-786-4055 Central Kansas Photography Club President Jay Miller, 620-793-3333 Meets 2nd Thursday at Rosewood Gallery, 1607 Main St., Great Bend. Standard Time at 7:00 p.m. Daylight Savings Time at 7:30 p.m. Central Kansas Piano Teachers League Rebecca Dudrey, 620-793-5603 Meets 5 times a year
Barton County Association of Churches Nancy Sundahl, 620-793-5894
Central Kansas Threadbenders Quilt Guild Judy Burnette, 620-793-6766 Meets the 3rd Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, Great Bend Visitors welcome
Barton County Association of Retired School Personnel Judy Fox, 620-793-9702 Meets 4 times a year, call for meeting times
Cheyenne Stamp Club Lonnie Wright, 620-982-4519 Meets 2nd Sunday at North Main Pizza Hut, 2:30 p.m. In May they meet the 1st Sunday
Clara Barton Hospital Foundation Michelle Moshier, Executive Director 620-653-5012
Daughters of Isabella, Immaculate Conception Circle #744 Jolene Rziha, 620-793-8585 Great Bend, Ellinwood, Hoisington, Olmitz, Claflin A Catholic womenâ€™s organization. Meets the 2nd Monday at St. Patrickâ€™s Parish Center, 4100 Broadway at 7:00 p.m. Ducks Unlimited John Ritchey, Senior Regional Director over Kansas 785-494-8898(w) email@example.com Josh Williams, Regional Director firstname.lastname@example.org 785-824-3833(w) Cory Wagner, Area Chairman, District Chairman email@example.com 620-923-6175 Ellinwood Community Historical Society Mary Jo Cunningham, 620-564-2242 Joyce Schulte, 620-564-2886 Ellinwood District Hospital Auxiliary Joy Schloctermeier, Ellinwood, 620-564-2548 Ellinwood Garden Club June Stephens, 620-564-2852 Meets 2nd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in membersâ€™ homes. Ellinwood Public Education and Library Foundation 300 N. Schiller, Ellinwood, 620-564-3226 Elks Lodge 1120 Kansas, Great Bend, 620-793-3651
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Epsilon Sigma Alpha/Beta Nu Kathie Keller, 620-793-6397 Etudion Club Barbara Steiner, 620-793-9614 Meets the 2nd Thursday, (September - May) in members’ homes Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1024 Main, Great Bend, 620-792-4582 Meets the 3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Great Bend Desk & Derrick Pam Hitz, Great Bend, 620-793-8551 www.addc.org Meets the 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Waddell & Reed, 1516 Main, 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 10:00 a.m. the 3rd Thursday (September - May) at the Extension Office, 1800 12th St., Great Bend
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Membership Director, Chandra Lay, 620-276-7061 Troops are active during the school year, time and date of meeting times determined by troop leader.
Great Bend Knights of Columbus Council 862 723 Main, Great Bend Dan Bayer, 620-793-3229 Meets at 7:00 p.m. the 3rd Monday
Golden Belt Community Concert Assoc. Justin Engleman, 620-792-2429 Professional musical entertainment brought to this area.
Great Bend Military Moms Leslie (Halbower) Barrett, 620-792-2838 www.facebook.com/militarymoms Sending care packages to deployed military troops.
Golden Belt Community Foundation Christy Tustin, 620-792-3000
Great Bend Saddle Club Natasha Patenaude firstname.lastname@example.org Meets the 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Farmers Bank and Trust, 1612 Main, Great Bend No meeting in July. In existence for over 60 years, the goal is to promote good horsemanship throughout the area. Active in play days, horse shows, trail rides and parades.
Golden Belt Model Railroaders Assoc. PO Box 2069, Great Bend Ken Shelton, Hoisington, 620-653-2939 Mark Orth, Great Bend, 620-282-1432 Meets 3rd Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest, Great Bend Work night on 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Golden Belt Wood Carvers Barry Bowers, Great Bend, 620-793-6121 Meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Great Bend Community Theater Wes and Angela Meitner, 620-792-4228
Hoisington Community Historical Society Janet Boese, 620-653-4320 120 E. 2nd, Hoisington Hoisington Knights of Columbus Council 152 Dan Esfeld, PO Box 149, 114 N. Main, Hoisington 620-282-1897 Meets the 2nd Monday at 7:30 p.m. Hoisington Masonic Lodge Jim Morris, 620-786-4585 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Valley Lodge No. 95 Ken Edgett, 620-792-8380 Meet every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. upstairs at 2025 Forest, Great Bend (back stairwell at rear of Forest Avenue Antiques)
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation PO Box 178, Hoisington, 620-653-2210 email@example.com www.kans4kidsfoundation.org Organization provides funding and emotional support for Barton County children 18 years of age or younger, undergoing treatment for cancer. Kiwanis Club of Great Bend Rob Bauer, 620-793-7239 Noon on Wednesdays at Perkins Restaurant. League of Women Voters Rose Kelly, 620-792-4288 Meets for lunch and program on the 2nd Tuesday at Classic Inn.
Great Bend Zoological Society 620-793-4226 Great Bend Brit-Spaugh Zoo 2123 Main, Great Bend firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Club - Claflin Lois Krier, 620-792-9922 Meets the 4th Monday, Claflin Community Center
Habitat for Humanity, Barton County Sister Judith Lindell, 620-792-1232 HabitatBartonCounty@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/BartonCountyHabitat
Lions Club, Evening - Great Bend Kevin Wondra, 620-793-2564 Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, Great Bend
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Lions Club, Noon - Great Bend Lavern Lessor Meets each Tuesday at noon at Classic Inn, Great Bend
Prairie Godmothers Golden Belt Community Foundation Funds 620-792-3000 goldenbeltcf.org/prairie-godmothers
Mid America Mopar Car Club Gary or Daryl Hertel, 620-792-5105
Progress Study Club Sharon Mauler, 620-793-9487 Meets at 1:15 p.m. the 1st Monday, October - May, usually in membersâ€™ homes
Mu Kappa Chapter Beta Sigma Phi Denise Jahay, 620-564-2746 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (Chapter 1709 of NARFE) Charles Waknitz Meets at noon the 2nd Thursday (September - May) at StoneRidge Country Club, 24th & Frey, Great Bend Optimist of Great Bend Steve Kummer, Great Bend, 620-792-5415 Parnassus Club Darlene Boley, 620-793-7986 Meets the 2nd Tuesday at membersâ€™ homes PEO Chapter HR Jan Keeley, 620-792-7029 Meets at 7:00 p.m. the 2nd Monday, evenings, in membersâ€™ homes PEO Chapter IV Annie Schenk, 620-792-4461 Pheasants Forever Rooster Boosters Scot Moeder, 620-792-7130 http://sagamorepf.com Pilot Club Betty Schneider, 620-793-3181, 785-342-5112 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.
Tri Circle Club Rosemary Robl, 620-564-2209 Tri Circle Duplicate Bridge Club Hal Kasselman, 620-804-3503 Every Friday at the Rec Center in Great Bend at 1:00 p.m. Open to the public.
(RSVP) Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Linn Hogg, 620-792-1614 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend Proactive volunteer clearing house that recruits and connects active adults 55 years of age and older with a variety of volunteer opportunities. 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 Chuck Wilson, 785-282-0665 Rotary Club of Great Bend Jan Peters, 620-792-2401 Meets Mondays at Noon, Lower Level Conference Room of Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, Great Bend www.greatbendrotary.org
Twisted Stitchers Pam Atteberry, 620-587-3610 Meets 3rd Wednesday, except December, at 7:00 p.m., 108 Main Street, Claflin, Independent Township Library Meeting Room United Way of Central Kansas Julie Bugner-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, 620-653-4501 Vintage Wheels Car Club, Inc. Brock McPherson, 620-793-3420 Meets the 1st Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Midwest Energy, Inc. meeting room, 1025 Patton Road, Great Bend Volunteers In Action Linn Hogg, 620-792-1614 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend Xi Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Nancy Sundahl, 620-793-5894
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TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
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
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
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
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
BUFFALO Clerk—Daniel LeRoy, 620-793-5298 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
PAWNEE ROCK Clerk—Brenton Dupuis, 620-804-1535 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 1235 SW 10 Rd., Pawnee Rock, KS 67567
CHEYENNE Clerk—John Lamatsch, 620-587-9977 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
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CLARENCE Clerk—Greg Kellar, 620-923-4209 1156 NW 30 Rd., Albert, KS 67511 Treasurer—LaVerne Oetken, 620-793-9605 1116 NW 10 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530 Trustee—David LeRoy, 620-793-7153 955 NW 20 Rd., Great Bend, KS 67530
GRANT Clerk—Emerson 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
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
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
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—Don Ravenstein, 620-564-2285 328 B SE 80 Ave., Ellinwood, KS 67526
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
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
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
FAIRVIEW Clerk—David Keil, 620-935-4283 1007 NW 220 Rd., Russell, KS 67665 Treasurer—Jane Steinert, 620-935-4353 2257 NW 80 Ave., Russell, KS 67665 Trustee—James DeWald, 620-935-4381 935 NW 180 Rd., Olmitz, KS 67564
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
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 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—Justin Ludwig, 620-617-8267 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 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 Township officials are elected by residents of their township. Elections are held during regular county-wide elections.
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STATE & NATIONAL BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
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) email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attorney General Derek Schmidt 120 SW 10th, 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1597 Phone: 785-296-2215 Fax: 785-296-6296 email@example.com
Secretary of State Kris Kobach Memorial Hall 120 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Phone: 785-296-4564 firstname.lastname@example.org
State Treasurer Ron Estes 900 SW Jackson, Ste. 201 Topeka, KS 66612-1235 Phone: 785-296-3171 email@example.com
Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
District 112 Representative John Edmonds, Republican Capitol Room: 452-S Seat: 83 Phone: 785 296-5593 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Home: P.O. Box 1816, Great Bend, KS, 67530 Phone: 620-792-4121, Fax: 620-792-2999 Email: email@example.com
District 35 Clark Shultz Capitol Room 541-E Seat 23 Phone: 785-296-7354 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 731 McPherson, KS 67460
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 Email: email@example.com
President Barack H. Obama Democrat The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 White House Comments: Phone: 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
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
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
BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
The Kansas Crisis Hotline 888-363-2287 Child/Adult Abuse Reporting 800-922-5330 ChildhelpÂ® 800-422-4453 Stop It Now! 888-773-8368 Missing/Abducted Children National Center Missing & Exploited Children 800-843-5678 Child Find of America 800-426-5678, 800-292-9688 Youth in Trouble/Runaways 800-786-2929 Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault 888-363-2287, 888-END-Abuse 800-799-7233 Rape/Incest 800-656-4673, ext. 1 Crime Victims National Center for Victims of Crime 800-394-2255
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)
Crime Stoppers 620-792-1300, 888-305-1300 Family Crisis Center 620-792-1885, 866-792-1885 Fraud Abuse Hotline 800-432-3913 Kansas Childrenâ€™s Service League-Parent Helpline 316-942-4261, 800-332-6378 www.kcsl.org Kansas Department for Children and Families 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5324 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 Medicaid (Customer Assistance) 800-766-9012 Tobacco Cessation 800-QUIT-NOW
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SUPPORT IN NEED BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Barton & Pawnee Counties 620-225-0432 www.kansasbigs.org
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Group 620-792-1885, 866-792-1885 Family Crisis Center
Central Kansas Court Appointed Special Advocates 1125 Williams, Great Bend 620-792-5544 firstname.lastname@example.org
ADOPTION Youthville 800-593-1950 www.youthville.org
Child Abuse Prevention Education 620-792-2177
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services 785-296-4986, 800-432-3535 Kansas Department of Health & Environment– Bureau of Health Facilities 785-296-1500, 800-842-0078 Nursing home complaints
ALCOHOLISM/DRUG ABUSE Alcoholics Anonymous 1620 Hubbard, Great Bend 620-793-3962 Al-Anon 1620 Hubbard, Great Bend 620-793-3962 1910 17th St., Great Bend 620-639-2320 Claflin Tri County 108 Main St., Claflin 620-587-3944 Central Kansas Dream Center 2100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-282-4014 Dream, Inc. 2006 Washington, Great Bend 620-792-5152 Ellinwood United Church of Christ 701 North Fritz, Ellinwood 620-282-2905 Grapevine 1910 17th, Great Bend 620-639-2320 Hoisington 419 E. 3rd, Hoisington Sunday 9:00 a.m. & Wednesday 8:00 p.m.
The Center for Counseling 5815 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2544 www.thecentergb.org A Full Service, Licensed, Community Mental Health Center Narcotics Anonymous 620-603-0920, 855-732-4673 www.marscna.net Great Bend “Living By Faith” Group 1910 17th St., Great Bend 620-639-2320
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Trinity United Methodist Church 5700 Broadway, Great Bend 620-797-1357, Tandy Boese 620-566-7378, Missy Pflughoeft
AUTISM SUPPORT Connecting The Pieces Autism Support Group Former Washington School 2535 Lakin, Great Bend 620-786-0243 Open to anyone who has a loved one on the autism spectrum, whether diagnosed or not.
BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT La Leche League of Great Bend Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. Call Robin 620-617-1663 or Ronda 620-338-0508.
CANCER SUPPORT Barton County Relay for Life 620-653-2031 Mary Ann Shook, Chairperson Touched By Cancer Support Group 204 Cleveland, Great Bend 620-617-2670, Dana Foss email@example.com Childhood Cancer Family Support Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Inc. Group 620-617-6888, Debbie Reif, Director 620-564-3529, 620-792-2544
CHILD CARE SUPPORT Kansas Department for Children and Families 888-369-4777 Employed parents financial help with child care expenses. (Cash assistance)
CHILDREN IN NEED 20th Judicial District Court Services 1806 12th Street, Great Bend 620-793-1887, Sabrina Chism firstname.lastname@example.org Barton County Young Men’s Organization 1515 Morton, Great Bend 620-792-1619 Barton County Youth Care 2212 Forest Ave., Great Bend 620-792-2902
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. to for report abuse. Safe HavenCall Sites Infants Safe Havenup Sites Infants Newborns to 45fordays old Newborns up to 45 days can be safely given up byold mothers can be safely given up by to employees at Health mothers to employees at Medical Health Departments, Hospitals, Departments, Hospitals, Medical Facilities or Fire Departments in Facilities or Fire in or Kansas with no Departments consequences Kansas with nocharges. consequences or abandonment abandonment charges. This program ensures the safety This the safety and program health of ensures newborns. and health of newborns.
COUNSELING AND OTHER SERVICES
Healing Hearts Ranch Scott Stinemetz 115 SE 1st, Great Bend 620-792-5173 Children and families who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges. email@example.com Hope Counseling Services Julie Zeck, M.S., LCMFT 601 S. Patton Rd., Great Bend 785-769-3327 Licensed marriage and family counseling, as well as counseling for individuals and couples. firstname.lastname@example.org The Center for Counseling Consultation 5815 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2544 www.thecentergb.org A Full Service, Licensed, Community Mental Health Center
ELDERLY Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging 1905 Washington, Great Bend 620-793-6633
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Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas 2201 16th, Great Bend 620-792-1393, 1-800-794-9756
DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED Southwest Developmental Services, Inc (SDSI) 1105 Main Street, Suite D, Great Bend 620-793-7604, 888-793-7604
Emergency Aid Council 3007 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-3345
Central Kansas Dream Center 2100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-603-6283, Kimberly Becker email@example.com
La Nueva Esperanza Hispanic 1905 19th St., Great Bend 620-792-5700 Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc. 1905 19th St., Great Bend 620-792-5700 Naturally Sweet - Type I Central Kansas Christian Academy gym 215 McKinley St., Great Bend 620-617-6700, Candace Herrman Contact for schedule
DIVORCE RECOVERY Divorce Care First Assembly of God Church 601 S. Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5211
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT Family Crisis Center 1924 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-1885, 620-793-9941, 1-866-792-1885 (24 hour crisis line) Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence 888-END ABUSE, 888-363-2287 Kansas Crisis Hotline
EMERGENCY SERVICE AID American Red Cross Disaster Response and Planning 785-827-3644 www.midwaykansas.redcross.org
American Red Cross Central Kansas Chapter 111 North Walnut, Suite B Hutchinson, KS 67501 620-662-3336
LIEAP-Low Income Energy Assistance Program 620-792-5324 Ext. 200 (seasonal) The Salvation Army 2545 10th Street, Great Bend 620-792-4299 United Way of Central Kansas Julie Smith 1125 Williams, Great Bend 620-792-2403 firstname.lastname@example.org
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ElderCare, Inc. 1819 11th Street, Great Bend 620-792-5942, 866-792-5942
EMERGENCY AND TRANSITIONAL SHELTER
Food Bank-Ellinwood 701 N. Fritz, Ellinwood 620-564-2660
Central Kansas Dream Center 2100 Broadway Ave., Great Bend 620-603-6283 centralksdc@gmailcom Transitional living ministry for women with or without children.
Food Bank of Barton County 3007 10th Street, Great Bend 620-792-4001 Food Bank-Hoisington 467 W. 3rd, Hoisington 620-653-2119
Prodigal Ministries of Kansas 620-793-5175, 620-793-9196 815 Hickory, Great Bend Transitional living ministry for men.
Great Bend Regional Service Center Kansas Department for Children and Families 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5324 www.dcf.ks.gov Commodities - Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Financial help with food expenses 888-369-4777
EMPLOYMENT Barton Community College Career Center 245 NE 30 Rd., Great Bend 620-792-9349 Barton Community College Center for Adult Education 1025 Main, Great Bend 620-793-5794, Chris Lemon, email@example.com Central Kansas Educational Opportunity Center 1025 Main, Great Bend 620-793-8164, Susie Burt firstname.lastname@example.org Flint Hills Job Corps Center 4620 Eureka Drive, Manhattan, KS 66503 785-537-7222 Great Bend Regional Service Center Kansas Department for Children and Families 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5324 www.dcf.ks.gov Kansas Works 1025 Main, Great Bend 620-793-5445 email@example.com
Rosewood Services 384 N. Washington, Great Bend 620-793-5888 Vocational training assistance and support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. SES Supported Employment Services 620-792-6012 SER Corporation 1008 E. 17th, No. 7 Hays, KS 67601 785-623-4016, Vicki Lumpkins, 877-723-4016 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sercorp.com Sunflower Diversified Services 8823 4th, Great Bend 620-792-1321 Vocational training assistance, support services for individuals with developmental disabilities
FAMILY SERVICE Family Preservation Kansas Department for Children and Families 785-296-4653 Intensive in-home services are provided through a contract with a Child Welfare Case Management Provider.
FOOD ASSISTANCE Barton County Health Department WIC Program 1300 Kansas Avenue, Great Bend 620-793-1909, 620-793-1902 Beverly Frizell, RD, LD email@example.com Commission on Aging 2005 Kansas, Great Bend 620-792-3906, Rosy Tomlin
Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen 1515 Williams, Great Bend Meals on Wheels 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend 620-792-1614 Prairie Land Food 2543 20th St., Great Bend 620-793-3423 The Salvation Army 2545 10th Street, Great Bend 620-792-4299
FRIENDSHIP MEALS Ellinwood 103 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-3649 Great Bend 2005 Kansas Ave, Great Bend 620-792-3906 Hoisington 419 East 3rd, Hoisington 620-653-2555
Hope Counseling Services Julie Zeck, M.S., LCMFT
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SUPPORT IN NEED BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
Cheyenne Village 5900 Eisenhower Ct., Great Bend 620-792-6074 Ellinwood Heights 515 S Bismark Ave., Ellinwood 620-564-3383 Great Bend Housing Authority 1101 Kansas, Great Bend 620-793-7761
GRIEF SUPPORT Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice Grief Support Group 3520 Lakin #102, Great Bend 620-792-8171 Grief Support Group 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday at St. John’s Parish Hall 122 E. 5th St., Hoisington Family and Friends Suicide Loss Survivors Group 2100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-8171
HOME SCHOOL SUPPORT Golden Belt Home Educators (GBHE) 620-792-3118 www.gbhe.org
HOUSING – SUBSIDIZED
Habitat for Humanity 620-792-1232 Housing Opportunities Inc. 1313 Stone St., Great Bend 620-792-3299
Cardinal Apartments 1400 N. Clay St., Hoisington 620-653-4342
Sommerset Place 5803 16th Street Terrace, Great Bend 620-793-8075
Cedar Park Place 3910 Cedar Park Place, Great Bend 620-793-8115
Sunflower Housing 5957 Eisenhower Ave., Great Bend 620-792-1325
MENTAL HEALTH The Center for Counseling & Consultation 5815 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2544 (24 hour emergency number) www.thecentergb.org A Full Service, licensed, Community Mental Health Center.
Bright Horizons 4801 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-8855, 866-793-8855 Adult peer-to-peer mental health support. Transportation available in Barton County – 620-639-8851. NAMI 785-342-3975 email@example.com National Alliance on Mental Illness, free support group for individuals living with mental illness and their family members.
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SUPPORT IN NEED BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
PARKINSONâ€™S SUPPORT Golden Belt Parkinsonâ€™s Support Group J. Basil Dannebohm email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the list
PHYSICAL DISABILITIES Living Independently in Northwest Kansas (Link) Inc. 1103 Main St., Great Bend 620-792-6600
PREGNANCY Birthright 1420 Wilson, Great Bend Betty Schneider â€“ Director 620-792-3316, 800-550-4900 Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas 2201 16th, Great Bend 620-792-1393, 800-794-9756 Serving all faiths. Adoption, Teen Moms, pregnancy counseling, serving pregnant & parenting teens. Help with drug & alcohol, addiction counseling, marriage education classes, & income assistance.
Safe for Infants Infants Safe Haven Haven Sites Sites for Newborns to 45 45 days days old old Newborns up up to can be safely by can now be safely givengiven up byup mothers mothers to employees to employees at Health at Health Departments, Hospitals,Medical Medical Departments, Hospitals, Facilities Departmentsinin Facilities or or Fire Fire Departments Kansas consequencesor Kansas with with no no consequences or abandonment charges. abandonment charges.
REINTEGRATION/ FOSTER CARE St. Francis Academy 1508 Main, Great Bend 620-792-7454 Youthville 800-593-1950 www.youthville.org
SENIOR MEALS Great Bend Activity Center 2715 18th, Great Bend 620-792-2604, ext. 13 Ellinwood Heritage Center 103 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-3649, 620-564-2877 Claflin Community Center 409 A Street, Claflin 620-588-4321
Commission on Aging 2005 Kansas, Great Bend 620-792-3906 Rosy Tomlin
Central Kansas Association Visually Impaired 620-617-8980, 793-5645
General Public Transportation 2005 Kansas, Great Bend 620-792-3859 Hoisington Public Transportation 419 East 3rd, Hoisington 620-653-2555 Mini-Bus Area Agency on Aging 2005 Kansas, Great Bend 620-792-3859
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FIRST RESPONDERS BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
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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.
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 Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
BARTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1416 Kansas Ave., Great Bend, 620-793-1876 The office 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. Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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.
GREAT BEND POLICE DEPARTMENT 1217 Williams St., 620-793-4120
Some of the services provided are: Community Relations Officer — available to speak to various groups upon request. 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. ALBERT Fire Department 2008 Main, 620-923-4665
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. Police Department Tours — for elementary children, Scout groups, etc. Local Hero’s Award — This awards citizens for setting extraordinary examples of heroism within the community.
BEAVER Fire Department, 620-587-3352
CRIME STOPPERS 1217 Williams, P.O. Box 454 Great Bend 620-792-1300 or 888-305-1300 Cash rewards for anonymous information.
BARTON COUNTY Sheriff’s Department 1416 Kansas Ave. Great Bend 620-793-1876 County Jail 1416 Kansas Ave. Great Bend 620-793-1876
ELLINWOOD Police Department 209 W. 1st 620-564-3001 Fire Department 200 W. Santa Fe 620-564-3161
CLAFLIN Police Department 620-587-3344 Fire Department 309 W. Front 620-587-3498
GALATIA Fire Department Fire Chief Steve Wilhelm 620-935-4331
GREAT BEND Police Department 1217 Williams 620-793-4120 Fire Department 1205 Williams, 620-793-4140 5956 10th St., 620-793-4144 HOISINGTON Police Department 109 E. 1st 620-653-4995 Fire Department 114 E. Broadway 620-653-4125 PAWNEE ROCK Fire Department Fire Chief Heath Dill, 502 Centre 620-639-2381
OLMITZ Fire Department Fire Chief Dave Bitter KBI CONTACT INFORMATION 800-KS-CRIME (800-572-7463) To report or provide information for a crime or to report any drug activity Local Office: 625 Washington, Great Bend 620-792-4354 Topeka (Headquarters) 1620 SW Tyler, Topeka 785-296-8200
FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
GETTING THE NEWS IN BARTON COUNTY Newspapers Great Bend Tribune 620-792-1211, 800-950-TRIB (8742) www.gbtribune.com 2012 Forest, Great Bend
ABOUT THE TRIBUNE
Community journalism is alive and well at The Great Bend Tribune, and has been for 140 years. The first issue of the Inland Tribune went to press on Aug. 12, 1876, back when Great Bend still a rowdy cow town. Even though things began to settle down as the cattle trade moved west, there has always been a need for trustworthy information. One of the most important benefits of reading the local news is a stronger understanding of the communities that make up the Golden Belt. Thousands of readers still have the newspaper delivered to their homes or mailboxes, to enjoy with their morning coffee or any other time that suits them. But many others prefer to receive their news digitally, on their home computer, tablet or smartphone. However you receive The Great Bend Tribune, in print or online, it’s the perfect way to check the pulse of the community — from who’s getting married to where the next street work will be. You can find club news and news from local schools and governing bodies, weather and community events, news about what’s going on at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, Fort Larned National Historic Site or Barton Community College. Our tragedies, joys, milestones and touchstones are there, along with the opinions of our neighbors, our favorite comic strips and puzzles, and coupons for local stores. Visit our website, www.gbtribune.com, or follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ gbtribune, and Twitter, @GB_Tribune. The Tribune online is a favorite for local readers, as well as people around the nation and the world. There are area residents serving in the armed forces abroad who keep up with hometown news thanks to the e-version of the paper. Publisher: Mary Hoisington, Editor: Dale Hogg Advertising Manager: Diane Lacy-Trostle
As a community newspaper, the Tribune welcomes items of interest for publication from the public. • Business pages run Wednesday & Sunday • Farm pages run Sunday • Birth announcements, obituaries, weddings, engagements, and anniversaries can be published for a small fee • Weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birth announcements, reunion announcements and club news run on Sundays • Press releases can be mailed to the Tribune or dropped off between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Tribune office, 2012 Forest, Great Bend, KS 67530 or faxed to 620-792-8381 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reporters’ email addresses are listed in the Great Bend Tribune or on the website at www.gbtribune.com. For more information, you can call the newsroom, 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 emailed or typed, double spaced and no longer than 400 words. Letters are subject to space availability. Letters are subject to editing at the editor’s discretion for grammar, 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 emailed to email@example.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. They must be signed and include an address and daytime phone number. 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. SUBSCRIPTIONS/COPIES The Tribune maintains past copies that can be purchased on a first-come-firstserved basis. Home delivery is available via carrier or mail service. Rack locations are available throughout our service area. Special editions are also held in reserve for purchase until the supply is exhausted. For more information, contact the circulation department, 620-792-1211. 54
Facebook: facebook.com/gbtribune Twitter: @GB_Tribune Instagram: @gbtribune Pinterest: @gbtribune Classified ads may be submitted online at www.gbtribune.com/classifieds Online subscriptions are available as well as online subscription payment. Hoisington Dispatch 620-653-4154, 104 N. Main, Hoisington Ellinwood Leader 620-564-3116, 105 N. Main, Ellinwood GREAT BEND TRIBUNE AT A GLANCE Number of Employees – 29 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 — 8 Tons of paper used a year: 279 or 558,000 pounds. One roll of newsprint weighs about 656 pounds. 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 GREAT BEND WI-FI HOT SPOTS Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th St. Comfort Inn, 911 Grant St. Courthouse Square, 1400 Main Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. Days Inn, 4701 10th St. Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo & Raptor Center, 2123 Main St. Great Bend Coffee Co., 2015 Lakin Ave. Great Bend Events Center/Convention & Visitors Bureau, 3111 10th St. Great Bend Expo Complex, West Barton County Road Great Bend Hotel & Convention Center, 3017 10th St. Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams Great Bend Regional Hospital, 514 Cleveland St. Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, 3212 10th St. McDonalds, 3307 10th St. Perkins Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Perk’s Coffee Shop, 1216 Main St. Playa Azul, 4909 10th St. SRCA Dragstrip, West Barton County Road
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ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God Church 601 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5211 BAPTIST
BAPTIST – NORTH AMERICAN First Baptist Church 503 SE 110th Ave., Ellinwood 620-564-2875 BAPTIST – SOUTHERN
First Baptist Church 1601 19th, Great Bend 620-792-3894 BAPTIST – AMERICAN Central Baptist Church 3301 Lakin, Great Bend 620-793-8491 BAPTIST – INDEPENDENT First Bible Baptist Church 5962 4th Street, Great Bend 620-792-2936 Heritage Baptist Church 2000 Monroe, Great Bend 620-793-9990
First Southern Baptist Church 3301 19th, Great Bend 620-793-8444 Spanish Mission Church Iglecia Bautista Genesaret 242 N. Hwy 281, Great Bend 620-793-5266 Calvary Baptist Church 307 West A, Ellinwood 620-564-2070 Crosspoint Church 57 SE 20 Rd., Great Bend 620-796-2202 • 620-639-1110 New Life Baptist 364 W. 12th St., Hoisington 620-653-4028
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St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church 115 Cleveland, Olmitz 620-586-3306
Community Christian Church 253 NE 30th Rd., Great Bend 620-792-8215
Dominican Chapel of the Plains 3600 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-1232
Pawnee Rock Christian Church 519 Centre, Pawnee Rock 620-804-0041
Holy Family Church 1387 NE 90th Ave., Odin 620-564-2534
CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ 1122 Stone, Great Bend 620-792-4647
Immaculate Conception 310 Main Street, Claflin 620-587-3628
CHURCH OF GOD
Prince of Peace Parish 4100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-1396 St. Patrick Church 4100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-1396 St. Rose of Lima Church 1424 Baker, Great Bend 620-792-1396
First Church of God 1224 Baker, Great Bend 620-793-5231
St. Joseph Catholic Church 214 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2534
LUTHERAN â€“ MISSOURI SYNOD
Bible Holiness Church 502 Stone, Great Bend 620-603-6632 INDEPENDENT BIBLE Hoisington Bible Church 501 E. Second, Hoisington 620-653-4533 LATTER DAY SAINTS (MORMON) 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
Grace Community Church 210 McKinley, Great Bend 620-792-7814 FOURSQUARE
First Christian Church 5230 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-6603
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CHRISTIAN (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
Trinity Lutheran Church 200 W. Ellen, Otis 785-387-2434
First Street Church of God 601 East First Street, Hoisington 620-792-6896
St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church 2701 17th, Great Bend 620-792-6011
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 108. E. Fifth, Hoisington 620-653-2695
Living Joy Community Church 354 W. 1st, Hoisington 620-653-2702
River of Life Foursquare Church 1219 Main Street, Great Bend 620-792-4933
St. Patrick Church
St. Rose of Lima Church
Broadway & Baker
Trinity Lutheran Church 2701 24th, Great Bend 620-793-7894
Our Saviour Lutheran Church 5860 Eisenhower, Great Bend 620-792-6901 Zion Lutheran Church 121 Fifth, Claflin 620-587-3698 St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church 512 N. Wilhelm Ave., Ellinwood 620-564-2044 Concordia Lutheran Church 460 W. Ninth, Hoisington 620-653-4644 METHODIST Foundry Methodist Church 5401 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-3327 NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene 4811 Broadway, Great Bend 620-793-6139
Peace Lutheran Church 1243 CR 400, Rural Albert 620-923-4624 St. Paul Lutheran Church 423 Main, Galatia 620-935-4303 Emmanuel Lutheran Church 1109 Vine, Hoisington 620-653-4345
Hoisington Church of the Nazarene Fifth and Vine, Hoisington 620-653-4122 NON-DENOMINATIONAL The Cornerstone Fellowship 1609 24th, Great Bend 620-792-7852
Our Saviour Lutheran Church (LCMS)
Sunday Eucharist Saturday Saturday Sunday
5 pm 5:30 pm 8 am
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Sunday Sunday Sunday
9:30 am St. Patrick 10 am St. Rose 12:30 pm St. Rose (Spanish)
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Faith Community Church 293B W. Barton Co. Road, Great Bend 620-793-8084 Fellowship of Faith Bible 1301 Sheridan St., Great Bend 620-792-5440 Great Bend Gathering 1101 Kansas Ave. 12th floor, Great Bend 620-474-0450
UNITED ED METHODIST
First Presbyterian Church 2400 Washington, Great Bend 620-792-2594
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New Jerusalem Church 300 Santa Fe, Pawnee Rock 620-982-4520 SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
First United nited Methodist Church 467 W. Third, Hoisington 620-653-2119 3-2119
Heartland Community Church 3400 21st, Great Bend 786-7187
Seventh-Day Adventist Church 7 SW 30 Ave, Great Bend 620-793-5096
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Peace United Church of Christ 4 miles North of Hudson 492 NE 140th St.
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Prodigal Ministries 820 Hickory Street, Great Bend 620-793-5175
First Congregational United Church of Christ 3400 21st Street, Great Bend 620-792-5346
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Immanuel United Church of Christ 701 N. Fritz Ave., Ellinwood 620-564-2950
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Worship & Fellowship SUNDAY SERVICES 9:15am Adult Bible Fellowships, Children’s Sunday School & Teen Church 10:30am Worship Service & Children’s Church (Room LL3) (Ages 4 years through 4th Grade) *Family Sunday is the ﬁrst Sunday of each month & children meet in Sanctuary 6:00pm - Small Group Studies, Teen Group Studies WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES 5:30-6:15pm Evening Fellowship Meal 6:30-7:30pm Adult Bible Study 6:30-7:30pm Children’s Activities 6:30-7:30pm Teen Worship
EATING & NIGHTLIFE BARTON COUNTY SOURCE
GREAT BEND AMERICAN Grannyâ€™s Kitchen 925 E. 10th Street 620-793-7441 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 2920 10th Street 620-792-4386
BAR & GRILL
LUNCH & COFFEE HOUSE
Lumpyâ€™s Bar & Grill 2017 Forest Avenue 620-793-6420
Great Bend Coffee 2015 Lakin 620-603-6465
The Page An American Bistro 2920 10th Street 620-792-8700
Perks Coffee Shoppe 1216 Main Street 620-786-2334
Walnut Bowl 3101 Washington 620-793-9400
Classic Inn Restaurant & Supper Club 30 S. Patton Rd. 620-792-3100
Charlieâ€™s Place 1109 Main Street 620-793-8668
Just Mor Rumors 4301 10th Street 620-793-6090
Chosen Wok 3908 10th St. 620-796-2888
FAST FOOD Braumâ€™s 4209 10th Street 620-792-4596
ICE CREAM Braumâ€™s Ice Cream & Dairy Store 4209 10th Street 620-792-4596 Dairy Queen 2302 North Main Street 620-793-8961
MEXICAN Delgadoâ€™s 2210 10th Street 620-793-3786
ELLINWOOD Lone Wolf Restaurant & Catering 106 N. Main Street 620-564-2829
HOISINGTON Dairy Queen Restaurant 301 E. 9th (East K-4) 620-653-2806 Mi Tierra 118 E. 1st 620-292-6009
Great Bend Taco 3106 10th Street 620-793-5211 Los Dos Potrillos 2020 Forest Avenue 620-793-7585
Kiowa Kitchen 214 E 10th Street 620-793-9855
That New Place Bar & Grill 309 Main Street 620-586-3234
Marias 3212 10th Street 620-792-2173
Playa Azul 4909 10th Street 620-793-6788
JDâ€™s Diner 201 Main Street 620-653-4007
PIZZA Gambinoâ€™s 1309 Main Street 620-603-6272
Kidzâ€› Zone playroom Only indoor play place in Barton County
620-603-6272 Lunch Open 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
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California Roll Topped With Tuna, Salmon, White Tuna and Avocado
Crunchy California Roll
Deep Fried California Roll Topped With Crunchy, Spicy Mayo, Eel Sauce, Masago
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350 NE 30 Rd. — Great Bend 620-793-1898 Hazardous Waste — 8:00 a.m. to Noon on the 3rd Saturday of each month, April through October. Unacceptable materials: Liquid Waste, yard waste, explosive materials, hazardous materials, radioactive materials Ewaste - The landfill no longer recycles televisions or computer monitors, but they are accepted for disposal, with the exception of CRTs (Cathode Ray Tube). For CRT disposal contact Howie’s Recycling Inc., Manhattan, 785-776-8352 — www.howiesrecycling.com
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Knights of Columbus
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2545 10th St., Great Bend 620-792-4299
1705 Main St., Great Bend 620-792-4000
Central Kansas Dream Center 2100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-282-4104
Compost Sites Great Bend
One half (1/2) mile south of Railroad Avenue on Pat Keenan Memorial Road
Recycling Containers for community use or special events Contact Sarah Krom at Sunflower Diversified Recycling, 620-792-1321
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Acme Pipe & Steel Inc. 700 Frey St., Great Bend 620-793-7851
Heavy Metal Recyclers Inc. 76 SE 16 Rd. (South U.S. 281) Great Bend 620-388-5636
Recycling Centers Great Bend
Sunflower Diversified Recycling Center 5523 10th St. – 620-793-5800 Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon
Recycling Center: Parking lot of Wilson State Bank
Recycling Trailer: From Rush County picks up the first week of each month
Pawnee Rock Lions Club: Picks up recycling the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 620-982-4414, 620-982-4628
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Golden Belt Humane Society T
he Golden Belt Humane Society in Great Bend is the place to find and adopt a furr-ever friend, or to pick up the family dog that strayed from home. It is a low-kill facility, networking with other shelters for rescues and placements. In the past four years, the Society has seen a 30-40 percent increase in adoptions and 20-25 percent increase of owners claiming their animals. They have many animals that are needing good homes. Adoption costs Dogs: (Includes Spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, parvo/distemper Vaccine, bordetella, dewormed and heart worm test 6 months and older) Males $131; females $147 Cats: (Includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, feline 4-Way vaccine, dewormer, felv/FIV/ HWT test 8 weeks and older) Males $68; females $94
With a growing number of volunteers, the Humane Society usually goes off site once a month for Adopt-A-Pet, where visitors can view animals. This is typically accompanied by a fundraiser, such as a burger or brat lunch. Money generated helps lower adoption fees, pay for medical treatment, and purchases supplies and equipment. Director Heather Acheson said ongoing programs include training for homeless dogs by inmates at the Larned Mental Health Correctional Facility. This program was started by Bobbie King in 1999, and more than 200 dogs have been trained and prepared for their future homes. A new partnership has been established with Sunflower Diversified Services, whose clients come four days a week to help with daily cleaning routines. â€œSupervised by a Sunflower
ANIMAL HOSPITALS ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL LLC Mike Malone, D.V.M. Jackie Corbett, D.V.M. 3400 10th, Great Bend 620-792-7373 ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER Nels N. Lindberg, D.V.M. Ty Brunswig, D.V.M. Dr. Nickolas Henning, 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 ASSOCIATION 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 MOUNTAIN VETERINARY SERVICES & SURGICAL CENTER Katherine Mountain, D.V.M. Ellinwood 785-319-9050 HOISINGTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL CHTD. Lindsay Mitchell, D.V.M. South U.S. 281, Hoisington 620-653-2862
The Golden Belt Humane Society 151 South U.S. 281, Great Bend Open Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 620-792-4297 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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clean. This partnership is very much appreciated.â€? Other services available at the Golden Belt Humane Society include pet microchipping, as well as trap rentals for nuisance animals. â€œWeâ€™re always looking for volunteers and foster homes,â€? Acheson said. Donations of cash or of pet items are greatly appreciated.
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hether 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’s 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 fouryear 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. PAROCHIAL & PRIVATE Central Kansas Christian Academy (private K-8) 620-792-3477 firstname.lastname@example.org Dottie Dozier, Administrator 215 McKinley, Great Bend Holy Family School (parochial pre-school-6) Karen Moeder, 620-793-3265 email@example.com 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 Ave., Great Bend GREAT BEND 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 5:00 p.m. the second Monday of each month District Education Center 201 S. Patton Road, Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed, 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
Riley Elementary School JoAnn Blevins, 620-793-1506 1515 10th, Great Bend
Eisenhower Elementary School Laurie Harwood, 620-793-1501 1212 Garfield, Great Bend
Great Bend Middle School David Reiser, 620-793-1510 1919 Harrison, Great Bend
Jefferson Elementary School Kip Wilson, 620-793-1502 2716 24th, Great Bend
Great Bend High School Tim Friess, 620-793-1521 2027 Morton, Great Bend
Lincoln Elementary School Misty Straub, 620-793-1503 5630 Broadway, Great Bend
Alternative Learning Center Bill Maddy, 620-793-1521 2027 Morton, Great Bend
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Helping Hands Preschool Michelle Cape, 620-793-1615 2535 Lakin, Great Bend 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
CENTRAL PLAINS 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 6:00 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Central Plains Middle School 600 S. Main, Holyrood Superintendent Greg Clark, 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, Claflin ELLINWOOD USD 355 Mascot: Eagles 620-564-3226 620-564-2206 (fax) 300 N. Schiller, Ellinwood www.usd355.org The Board of Education meets at 6:00 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Ellinwood School Community Library 210 N. Schiller, Ellinwood Superintendent Ben Jacobs, 620-564-3226 Athletic Director Derek Schoenthaler, 620-564-3136
Schools and principals Ellinwood Grade School Julie Josserand, 620-564-2750 750 310 E. 6th, Ellinwood Ellinwood Middle School Mark Cook, 620-564-3136 210 E. 2nd, Ellinwood Ellinwood High School Mark Cook, 620-564-3136 210 E. 2nd, Ellinwood HOISINGTON USD 431 Mascot: Cardinals 620-653-4134 - 620-653-4073 (fax) 165 West Third, Hoisington www.usd431.net The Board of Education meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Education Office 165 West Third, Hoisington Superintendent Bill Lowry firstname.lastname@example.org 620-653-4134 Athletic Director Matthew Shultz email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 315 N. Vine, Ellinwood Hoisington Middle School Pat Reinhardt, 620-653-4951 email@example.com 360 W. 11th, Hoisington Hoisington High School Joel Mason, 620-653-2141 firstname.lastname@example.org 218 E. 7th, Hoisington
PRE-SCHOOL AND PRE-KINDERGARTEN Applied Learning Center 620-793-9733 4500 10th St. Place, 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 Little Blessings Pre-School 620-793-7894, 2701 24th, Great Bend USD 112 Central Plains 785-252-3695, 600 S. Main, Holyrood
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Barton Community College 245 NE 30 Rd., Great Bend 620-792-2701 www.bartonccc.edu K-State at Barton 245 NE 30 Rd., Great Bend 620-786-1188 Science and Math Building, Room S-105
Early Childhood Center 2535 Lakin, Great Bend 620-793-1508
OTHER EDUCATION SERVICES Barton Academy/ESSDACK 5220 W. 10th, Great Bend 620-792-7995 Vicky Gillette High school diploma, ESL program, classes in reading, writing, citizenship and computers. Center for Adult Basic Education 1025 Main (Upstairs), Great Bend 620-793-5794 Basic math and reading, English as a Second Language, citizenship, workplace literacy, free GED tutors, free practice tests, final tests.
Sunflower Early Education Center 1312 Patton, Great Bend 620-792-4087 AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT Barton Community College Child Development Center 245 NE 30 Rd., Great Bend 620-792-7995 TLC Discoveries 2701 24th, Great Bend 620-793-8816 GPS Kids Club Barton County Annex building, 352 W. 12th, Hoisington 620-282-2288
SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR HANDICAPPED 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 Road, Great Bend Pathways, ResCare, Inc. 620-793-8501 2317 Washington, Ave., Great Bend Residential, Day Program, Vocational, Case Management, Health Maintenance.
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School entry requirements and immunizations required for children attending child care facilities licensed by KDHE and early childhood programs operated by the school: • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP): five doses required by kindergarten. All 7-12 graders are required to have one TDaP regardless of the interval since the last dose of Td (tetanus/dipththeria). • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): four doses required. • Measles, Mumps, Rubella: two doses required. • Hepatitis B: three doses required grades K-12. • Hepatitis A: two doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses required. • Haemophilus influenza type B (HiB): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age at 2 mo., 4 mo., 6 mo. and 12-15 mo. in early childhood programs. • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age at 2 mo., 4 mo., 6 mo. and 12-15 mo. in early childhood programs.
Childhood immunizations are administered through the age of 18 on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday at the Barton County Health Department 1300 Kansas Ave., Great Bend 620-793-1902, 1-877-793-1903 www.bartoncounty.org
Immunizations 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 through 26 years of age. • Influenza: yearly vaccination recommended for all ages 6 months & up. Immunizations recommended for adults: • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine • Hepatitis A & B vaccines • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MR) vaccine • Dipththeria-Tetanus-Pertussis vaccine (booster) • Influenza vaccine annually • Zostavax (shingles) vaccine - age 60 and older • Pneumococcal vaccine for adults 65+
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Barton County Health Department 1300 Kansas Ave., Great Bend 620-793-1902 www.bartoncounty.org/Health Catholic Social Service Pregnancy Counseling 2201 16th St., Great Bend 620-792-1393 Clara Barton Hospital Level IV Trauma Center, Skilled Swingbed, 24/7 Emergency Room 250 W. 9th St., Hoisington 620-653-2114 www.clarabartonhospital.com Clara Barton Medical Clinic Family Practice 252 W. 9th St., Hoisington 620-653-2386 1031 Jackson, Great Bend 620-793-6900 www.clarabartonhospital.com
Ellinwood Clinic 611 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-3771 Great Bend Regional Hospital Full Service Hospital with Emergency Room 514 Cleveland St., Great Bend 620-792-8833 www.gbregional.com Heart of Kansas Family Health Care 1905 19th St., Great Bend 620-792-5700 www.heartofkansas.com Heart & Vascular Center At Hutchinson Regional Medical Center 1701 E. 23rd Ave., Hutchinson 620-665.2061 www.hutchregional.com Pawnee Valley Community Hospital A HaysMed Partner 923 Carroll, Larned 620-285-3161 www.pawneevalleyhospital.com St. Rose Health Center HaysMed | Centura Health 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend 620-792-2511 www.strosehc.com
Ellinwood District Hospital 605 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2548 www.ellinwoodistricthospital.org
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Brantley Chiropractic, LLC Scott Brantley, DC 1810 Main, Great Bend 620-793-5588
Hutch Clinic Shannon Haenel, DO 3715 6th St., Great Bend 620-669-2565
Chiropractic Arts, Chtd. Julie Flagor, DC 254 W. 2nd St., Hoisington 620-786-4075
Sauer Chiropractic & Sports Clinic, PA Aaron Sauer, DC 6 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2555 DENTIST Canterbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Kurt F. Martin, DDS, MD 2901 Canterbury Dr., Hays 785-629-1079 HOME EQUIPMENT SERVICES Medical Park Home Equipment 1410 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-7828 HOME HEALTH Angels Care Home Health Serving Barton County & Surrounding Areas 785-445-3500
Mark A. Judd, OD 1701 State Road 96, Great Bend 620-792-8733 20/20 Optix Shop 1701 State Road 96, Great Bend 620-793-7800 The 10th Street Eyecare Center 2601 10th St., Great Bend 620-792-2020 ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Central Kansas Orthopedic Group L.T. Fleske, MD Randall Hildebrand, MD 1514 K-96 Hwy., Great Bend 620-792-4383 PHARMACY Medical Park Pharmacy 1309 Polk, Great Bend 620-792-1221 Cardinal Pharmacy 821 N. Main St., Hoisington 620-653-2200
REHABILITATION/ OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine Teresa Malone, PT Megan Beahm, DPT Kevyn Soupiset, DPT Dan Quillin, DPT Cheryl Ralston, PTA Bonny Schartz, PTA Diane Erb, PTA Dan Crites, PTA 3715 10th St., Great Bend 620-792-7868
PHYSICAL THERAPY/ OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY & SPEECH THERAPY Clara Barton Hospital 250 W. 9th, Hoisington 620-653-5065 RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY Potter Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery PA Kirk D. Potter, D.O. 217 E. 32nd St., Hays 785-301-2250
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Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine The Road To Recovery Starts Here Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine officially opened its doors in July 2012. Since starting four years ago, they have seen steady growth, expansion of services, gained new employees, and enjoyed helping patients from Great Bend and surrounding communities recover from their injuries, surgeries, and various other issues. “In 2012, we started with two therapists and had a very small clinic while the building was under construction. Now, we have 4 Physical Therapists, 2 Physical Therapy Assistants, and 2 office personnel. The growth has been exciting”, Troy Moore, Physical Therapist. There has been several new services that have allowed the Physical Therapy clinic to grow. The biggest change has been providing all therapy for Great Bend Regional Hospital.
evaluation to accurately diagnose each patient’s impairment, then establishes a course of action to solve each problem. “In Physical Therapy, we take an individual approach. Not one surgery or patient is the same. In order for a treatment to be successful, the individual needs or issues of the patient must be addressed. It is because of this principle, we have been successful over the past 4 years”, says Moore, who has been a physical therapist for over 10 years.
Tyler Axman, PT
I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say ‘because of you I didn’t give up’.
“We are very grateful to provide all Physical and Occupational Therapy at Great Bend Regional Hospital. That contract allows patients a continuity of care that is rare in today’s healthcare system”, says Moore, who shares in the role of seeing patients in both locations.
Troy Moore, PT and Chelsey Schroeder, PTA have made the Golden Belt their homes by finding spouses that grew up in the area. “When you have employees that have chosen to make this home, it adds stability and security. It is a win-win situation for the community and our patients”, Moore says.
At Great Bend Regional Hospital, patients can potentially be seen by both Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals depending on why they are in the hospital. In the clinic, a wide variety of patients are treated on a daily basis. Each therapist performs an
Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine takes pride in their “home grown” therapists. Jayme Mayers, PT and Larissa Michaelis both attended Great Bend High School. Tyler Axman, PT and Kayti Trapp, PTA attended nearby Otis Bison High School.
Central Kansas Orthopedic Group Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine has enjoyed impacting patient’s lives over the past 4 years. Building relationships with the community and helping patient’s recovery has and will continue to be their role in Barton County and surrounding areas.
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ElderCare has information vital for senior citizensâ€™ well-being and lifestyle available at: Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams, Great Bend St. Rose Health Center 3515 Broadway, Great Bend Great Bend Senior Center 2005 Kansas, Great Bend (RSVP) Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend Barton County Eldercare Office 1819 11th, Great Bend Barton Community College Adult Education Center 1025 Main, Great Bend
Claflin Community Center 409 A Street, 620-587-3707 Activities, Meetings, Games, Birthday Cake and Coffee, 3rd Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. Bingo, 2nd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.
Ellinwood Heritage Center 103 N. Main, 620-564-3649 Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friendship Meals, 11:45 a.m. Potluck Dinner, 2nd & 4th Monday Aerobics, Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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GREAT BEND RSVP 1025 Main, D114, 620-792-1614 RSVP Advisory Council 2nd Tuesday High Rise, 1101 Kansas Great Bend Housing Authority 1101 Kansas, 620-793-7761 Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams, 620-792-2409 Senior Net, Internet for Senior Adults, Point & Click Internet Class Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, 620-792-1614 Senior Center 2005 Kansas Ave., 620-792-3906 Commission on Aging, 3rd Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Friendship Meals, Monday-Friday, noon Birthday, 1st Monday, noon Canasta, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. Coffee & Donuts, Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. Dominoes, Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Ice Cream, 3rd Thursday, 3 p.m. Legal Services, call 620-792-3906 Pitch, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
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Jean Cavanaugh Wellness Area Great Bend Rec Center 1214 Stone 620-793-3755, ext. 2 Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - noon Great Bend City Auditorium Lakin and Williams Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Walkers and Joggers Burnside Room Rental 620-793-3755 Kansas Equipment Exchange 866-666-1470 Kansas Guardianship Program 800-672-0086 Great Bend Regional Service Center (SRS) 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-793-5324
TRANSPORTATION Mini-Bus 2005 Kansas, 620-792-3859 Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. C.A.B. 620-792-3859 Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. HOISINGTON The Hoisington Commission on Aging 109 E. 1st 2nd Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. Friendship Hall 419 E. 3rd 620-653-2555 or 620-617-2116 Friendship Meals, noon TRANSPORTATION Our Trolley (mini-bus) 620-653-2555 Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
OTHER SERVICES BARTON COUNTY Barton County Health Department 1300 Kansas, Great Bend 620-793-1902 Central Kansas Dream Center 2100 Broadway, Great Bend 620-282-4014 Center for Counseling & Consultation 5815 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2544 or 800-875-2544 Elder Care 1819 11th, Great Bend 620-792-1241 Elder Care Friendship Meals 800-530-5068 Great Bend Public Library 1409 Williams, Great Bend 620-792-2409 Honorary Sportsman Card Barton County ClerkCourthouse 620-793-1835
Living Independently in Northwest Kansas 1103 Main, Great Bend 620-792-6600 Medicaid 800-766-9012 Meals on Wheels 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend 620-792-1614, 620-792-1833 Also serves Ellinwood & Hoisington Pathways, ResCare Home Care 2317 Washington, Great Bend 620-793-8501 Personal care assistance, instrumental activities of daily living, wellness monitoring, housekeeping Parents Teacher Resource Center Washington School 2535 Lakin, Great Bend 620-793-1633 Educational service, copying, binding, laminating, spiral binding
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RSVP 1025 Main, D114, Great Bend 620-792-1614 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 Veterans Administration 800-827-1000 Veterans Hospital 800-878-6881 UTILITY ASSISTANCE Barton County Emergency Aid Council 3007 10th, Great Bend, 620-793-3345 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Food Bank 3007 10th, Great Bend, 620-792-4001 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program 877-505-5150 Low Income Energy Assistance Program 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5324 ext. 200 866-445-4327 Salvation Army 2545 10th Street, Great Bend 620-792-4299 EMPLOYMENT Older Kansans Employment Program-Kansas Works 1025 Main, Great Bend 620-793-5445 Lyle Dotson 620-225-8230 Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Southwest Kansas Agency on Aging 1905 Washington, Great Bend 620-793-6633, 620-225-8230 800-742-9531 HOUSING Cardinal Apartments, Inc. 1400 N. Clay, Hoisington 620-653-4342 Cedar Park Place 3910 Cedar Park Pl., Great Bend 620-793-8115 Claflin Housing Authority 602 W. Albro, PO Box 332, Claflin 620-587-3435 Ellinwood Heights Apartments 515 S. Bismark, Ellinwood 620-564-3383 Cherry Village 5926 Eisenhower, Great Bend 620-792-3207 High Rise Apartments Housing Authority of Great Bend 1101 Kansas, Great Bend 620-793-7761 Housing Opportunities Inc. 1313 Stone, Great Bend 620-792-3299 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, 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 605 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2548 Country Place Senior Living 302 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2100 Woodhaven Care Center 510 W. 7th, Ellinwood 620-564-2337 Cherry Village Nursing of Great Bend 1401 Cherry Lane, Great Bend 620-792-2165 Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center 1560 K-96 Hwy., Great Bend 620-792-2448 Brookdale Senior Living Solutions 1206 Patton Rd., Great Bend 620-792-7000 River Bend Assisted Living Facility 3820 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-7017 Country Place Senior Living 259 W. 6th, Hoisington 620-653-4121
Country Place Home Plus 520 N. Vine, Hoisington 620-653-4121 SPECIAL GROUP ACTIVITIES These groups go on special trips, enjoy social events and expand their knowledge from educational seminars. Call the numbers listed for more information. American Eagle Club American State Bank 620-793-4275 Club 5-0 Farmers Bank and Trust NA 620-792-2411 Hoisington Recreation 620-653-4050 Preferred Status Landmark National Bank 620-792-2196 Silver Cougar Club Barton Community College 620-786-1136
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he cost of a gallon of gasoline in the Golden Belt has seemed to have been on a yo-yo course over this past year, fluctuating around the $2 mark. For a short spell, motorists saw the lowest pump prices in years. But that evaporated as reality set back in the petroleum markets. “There is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel,” said John Farmer IV, a Russell oilman and a vice chairman of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association Board. “However each operator may be different as to when they get back to drilling.” It’s been a long, downhill slide and it will be a long climb. Per-barrel prices were in the $90 range but dropped to a low of $20.88 this past spring. It hovered around $40 in early summer. Barton County’s number of wells fell from 2,339 to 1,186 since 1995. Production tumbled from nearly 2 million barrels to under 150,000 barrels. The oil drilling rig count shadows the crude price. Now that oil prices are headed upwards, the number of rigs is following suit.
A wait-and-see attitude
“There could be a point in a rising crude price environment where a lot of operators will want to start back up with drilling and we could have a shortage of rigs available to accommodate this demand,” Farmer said. Some operators are wanting to see a more established positive cash flow for a while before they begin drilling. Farmer said John O. Farmer Inc. has a “pretty nice” inventory of locations to be drilled once the price recovers. “This may be due to the timing of when we shot 3D seismic over the acreage and the decline of the crude price occurring nearly simultaneously.”
Reversing a trend
Kansas crude oil prices dropped below $20 in early 2016 as a global glut of production drastically dropped
prices. The drop in crude oil prices triggered over 70 bankruptcies of oil gas exploration and production companies, said KIOGA President Ed Cross. However, “a steady contraction in production by U.S. producers and a corresponding slide in crude oil inventories have fueled a modest price rebound,” he said. Other factors bolstering prices include attacks on Nigerian oil installations and massive wildfires in Canada that have undermined Canadian oil production. “I would best describe Kansas producers as cautiously optimistic about oil prices,” Cross said. Companies are refocusing capital expenditures and planning their way out of this downturn. “They are optimizing operating cost structures to achieve more efficiency gains and becoming more specialized regarding their core producing assets,” he said. Total petroleum deliveries in April 2016 rose 3.6 percent from April 2015 to average 19.7 million barrels per day, the American Petroleum Institute reported. Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer gasoline demand, rose 2.5 percent from April 2015 to average nearly 9.4 million barrels per day–the highest April deliveries on record. Crude oil production fell 7.8 percent since April 2015 to average 8.9 million barrels per day, the lowest output level in 20 months. U.S. total petroleum imports in April 2016 averaged 9.9 million barrels per day, up by 6.7 percent from the prior year. Crude oil imports increased 8 percent from April 2015 to 7.8 million barrels per day. Gasoline production for the month of April 2016 averaged 9.8 million barrels per day, up 0.2 percent from the prior year. The gasoline output was a record high for the month. Distillate production fell from the prior year to the lowest April output level in three years. Distillate fuel production fell 4.7 percent. These levels remained constant through the summer, helping paint a rosier picture for an industry that has seen its share of turmoil.
Honoring a vital industry, we celebrate those who have kept the oil flowing. The Kansas Oil & Gas Museum Foundation Hall of Fame Past Recipients: 1989 Clyde Merckle John O. Farmer II Ed Todd Robert E. Davis Rolland J. “Pat” Patrick Dane Bales 1990 Albert L. Abercrombie Mack Colt Clinton Engstrand E.E. McDonald Cecil Burton Leo J. Dreiling Dane G. Hansen Charles W. Steincamp
1991 Jack Hinkle J.A. Mull, Jr. Carl E. Sebits W.L. “Bill” Murfin Carl Gates Jim Rockhold George Bruce F.G. “Sandy” Holl 1992 Robert F. Walter V. Richard Hoover K.T. Woodman Richard L. Shields Thomas A. Allen Paul B. Shivel 1994 Ross Beach Robert M. Beren Thaine C. Francis Warren E. Tomlinson Milton A. Isern Charles “Todd” Aikins
1996 Robert D. Cowdrey E.K. Edmiston Charles G. Koch James B. Devlin John H. Knightley Walter F. Kuhn
2002 Robert “Bud” Allen Wayne Lebsack Dr. Lee Gerhard Roger McCoy Dwight S. Wilson Don Hellar
2011 Grady Bolding Marvin Ratts Wayne Woolsey Patrick O’Shaughnessy Rod Sweetman Red Moffat
1998 Thorton E. Anderson Ned E. Lowry Gerald J. Kathol A. Scott Ritchie Lester Wilkonson E. Jack Rine
2005 J. Paul Jennings James. R. Daniels Dick Pearce Tim Miller Bob Watchous James Tasheff
2015 Robert L. Austin Earl Fox Kenneth C. Gates Timothy F. Scheck Billy Morris Jr. Cletus Younger
2000 Richard D. Smith Ralfe D. Reber Frank Novy Danny Biggs John C. Graves Wilson Rains
2008 Jim Robinson Charles Evenson J. Fred Hambright L.D. Davis Al Yost Earl. F. Wakefield Heber Beardmore
2015 Honorary Hall of Fame Members Robert D. Dougherty Frank Feist Ralph Hamilton L.C. McDorman James Morton Joseph Frederick Strube
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The great news is the 2016 wheat crop was the best in recent memory.
he USDAâ€™s final estimate of a 454 billion bushel crop is the sixth largest Kansas harvest, 41 percent larger than 2015. The not-so good news is the relatively low sale price for wheat, in the low $3 range, is keeping wheat stored rather than sold. The Great Bend Co-op hauled in more than 5 million bushels, the second-time theyâ€™ve passed that barrier. Bushels per acre ranged from 30 to 90 bushels. But low prices have farmers preserving their wheat on storage rather than selling it. The low prices have triggered the Loan Deficiency Payment program (LDP). LDPs provide commodity producers price protection up to the USDA-established commodity loan rate without obtaining a grain commodity Marketing Assistance Loan.
The LDP rate is based on Terminal Markets at Kansas City and the Texas Gulf. Eligible candidates must have AGI less than $900,000. Farmers must have ownership of their wheat on the day they claim the LDP payment. The combined payment limit is $125,000. The grain is delivered to the elevator or buyer must use the exact name and shares as it was listed on the farm program contract. â€œFarmers are very happy about the harvest, but so not happy with the price theyâ€™re getting,â€? said Dennis Neeland, Great Bend Co-op operations manager. â€œItâ€™s a tremendous harvest, but itâ€™s hard to market the wheat because the pipeline is full. Because everybody enjoyed a strong harvest, itâ€™s going to be a challenge for the grain to move.â€? The harvest started early, but was extended by early summer rainfall. Test weights averaged at 62 pounds per bushel, but dropped to 57 pounds per bushel at Kansas locations. Farmers are storing wheat in terminals for a later sale, hoping for an improved price. â€œStorage will sort out after time, but weâ€™re working with a strong corn and milo season too,â€? Neeland said. â€œThere will be a lot of temporary storage and some milo and corn may have some storage issues.â€?
Great Bendâ€™s dâ€™ Bartlett l Grain also l reported d excellent ll production. d â€œWeâ€™ve been really pleased with quality and yields,â€? said Andrew Fullerton, Bartlett Grain merchant. â€œWe were pleased to enjoy a successful wheat harvest. But the lower crop price has led to weak cash flows from the farmerâ€™s perspective. Itâ€™s a challenge for them to sell the wheat when the price is lower. Itâ€™s unfortunate when they have all-time yields they are faced with low prices from the supply and demand side.â€? Most of the wheat is being held on storage programs. The wheat thatâ€™s sold is targeted for long-term flour mill buyers in Mexico. â€œThe grain thatâ€™s been sold has been for cash-flow needs, but a good portion is being held on storage programs,â€? he said. â€œMost are reluctant to sell because they want to time it just right.â€? Bartlettâ€™s yields were reported from 40 to 90 bushels per acre with several in the 70-bushel range. During their busiest time, Bartlett unloaded up to 400 trucks in a day and have sent out 110-railroad cars for shipment. Agriculture is the stateâ€™s largest industry, economic driver and employer in Barton County and Kansas. Barton County has ranked in the top 25 of wheat-producing counties the past three 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.
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here was a groundbreaking ceremony July 6 for the new transload facility that will soon begin operation in the Great Bend Industrial park west of town. The project was made possible by a consortium of city and rail interests. The Kansas Department of Transportation will contribute $3 million for the $6.8 million project, granting approval after reviewing the business plan and financial model proposed by the Great Bend group. Involved in the project were the city of Great Bend, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, Pittsburg-based Watco, which owns Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad, and Kansas Transload Services. “Kansas is in the middle of the United States and Great Bend is in the middle of Kansas,” Watco’s
Pat Cedeno said. This makes Great Bend an ideal fit. In addition, the location near the Great Bend Municipal Airport has access to more than one rail line, on-ground storage and, through an agreement with Fuller Industries, to warehousing options. Watco will run the trains while Sherwood Construction of Oklahoma City, Okla., will manage the Great Bend facility. Transloading is the process of moving goods from one mode of transportation to another, or in this case, from truck to rail and rail to truck. By blending the benefits of shipping by rail and local/short haul trucking, a transload facility can provide more flexible, cost-effective solutions for customers who may not have local access to freight rail service or those who need expanded warehousing. “We are delighted to have the
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opportunity to move forward with this transload project as it will provide a boost to the economy in central Kansas. The contribution from KDOT is what made this project possible,” Mayor Mike Allison said. “We are confident that K&O Railroad and Kansas Transload Services will develop a top flight transportation hub for Great Bend.” The state’s $3 million investment in the project will be used for rail improvements. Pat Cedeno, senior vice president of marketing and sales of Watco Companies of Pittsburg, which owns K&O Railroad, said his company is excited about the
opportunity to work with KDOT, Great Bend and Kansas Transload Services to serve the central region of Kansas. “(Transportation Secretary Mike) King’s vision created this tremendous opportunity for the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad to provide car supply and rail service to the facility. We look forward to building new relationships with the community and the customers we will be serving at the facility,” Cedeno said. Great Bend and Garden City were selected for the sites. There were initially 111 Kansas cities applying for the opportunity.
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ettled in the heartland of Kansas, sits the charming little town of Albert surrounded by prairies, pastures, and wheat fields. It was founded in 1886 the same year the railroad came to the town. Albert is located in the western part of Barton County, 15 miles west of Great Bend off K-96. Before Albert became a town, there was a post office. The first postmaster, Thomas 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 way to trade NW. 70 RD. goods and other services. When the railroad came to town in 1886, this made it official and the railroad house was built and by 1912 the population grew to 170 Waln settlers. ut Cree The people that came to settle this area k came from all over the world. Immigrants MAIN ST. throughout Europe along with pioneers from the Eastern part of the United States and slaves know as “Exodusters” that were looking for a new life helped build the town and make it what it is today. Today Albert, is a small quiet 96 community with a population of 175 (2010 census). The community hosts a bank, restaurant, bar and grill, and a grain 4TH AVE. elevator. Albert is part of the USD 403 BROADWAY school district which consists of Otis-Bison schools. All grades attend school in Otis.
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eaver is an unincorporated small community in Beaver Township in Barton County. It is located 13 miles northeast of Hoisington on NE 190 Road. Its elevation is 1,926 feet. The first settlement in Beaver Township was made in 1876 and among those who located during this year may be mentioned: Abraham R., John and George H. Dressler, John H. Beard and Robert S. Bruce. In 1877 John M. Rearick, Miranda Fothergill, John F. Dale, James and L.H.F. Brinson and John and Thomas Bryant took up locations in this township. During the 1930s there were three elevators, one Catholic and one protestant church, three produce stations, one pool hall and barber shop, public and parochial grade schools, grocery, garage, service station, lumber and hardware stores, two bulk oil and gas stations, a national bank and general store. A post office was opened in Beaver in 1919, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1992. According to the history notes from St. Joseph parish, its dedication took place in 1921. 3,000 people attended the event and there were 700 cars parked in the prairie lots. The town seemed to flourish during the 1930’s but in 1944 and 1953 the town was hit by tornadoes. Today Beaver is a quiet community that consists of a few homes, a volunteer fire department and a grain elevator. The town consists of approximately 30 people and out of these people, 18 are on the volunteer fire department. The key business is the grain elevator that was built in 1958 and serves approximately 200 farmers throughout the county. Beaver Grain Corps, Inc. serves as a farm product warehouse and storage services company. The elevator offers liquid and dry fertilizer, feed mill, bulk feed, custom application, spraying, and feed grinding. Beaver Grain Corp. Inc. is located at 1905 Main St.
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din is a small town surrounded by farms and wheat fields. It is located 24 miles northeast of Great Bend off of NE 90 Ave. and has a population of 101 people according to a 2010 census. The town was originally called Nazareth and the name still remains on the wrought iron fence that goes around the cemetery which is next to the Holy Family Church, 1387 NE 90th. The first church, St. Maryâ€™s, was built in 1878 by Father Hundhausen, who visited once a month from Ellinwood. In 1881, Father Emmerich built the rectory and the first school, and started on a new church. In 1876, the Holy Family Church was commissioned but it burned down. In 1889 Father Heiman was appointed and a new stone church was built. The church cost $30,000, and he built the school that was finished in 1908. In 1999, Holy Family celebrated its 101 year anniversary and the parish, being the oldest in the area, celebrated its 126th anniversary. One popular stop for the people of the town, farmers and ranchers is the Odin Store. It is located at 890 NE 140 Road. The store has been operated by the same family for many years and serves as a place to visit with friends, eat and get your basic goods. Railroads never found their way into Odin, but in the early 1900s the town started to grow. At one time there were two grocery stores, a creamery in back of the pool hall, and a post office. Odin had a post office from 1877 until 1906. The post office was reestablished in 1950, and finally closed for good in 1995.
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ocated north and east of Cheyenne Bottoms is the city of Claflin, home of Central Plains High School, Miller’s of Claflin furniture and flooring store, and many successful entrepreneurs in oil, gas and agriculture. Formed in 1887 when the Missouri Pacific Railroad extended to that point, the city was named Giles for a short period of time, until Stelle Giles sold his 80 acres to John Hamilton. The name was then changed to Claflin, the maiden name of Williamson’s wife. A lumber yard was the first established business, though many more would follow. By 1901, the city incorporated, and elected its first mayor, H.E. Hill on August 2, 1901. By 1903, there were a churches, a school, banks, and a drygoods store. The first oil wells were drilled in the area during the 1920. With them came several devastating fires prompting the city to vote for a water distribution center. Then, in the 1930s, natural gas distribution was also brought to the city. By the end of the 1930s, the city had a sewer system and more businesses, including five grocery stores. For many of the small cities in Barton County, oil production kept the worst effects of the Great Depression at bay. According to one historical document, in 1938 Claflin’s Walter Hickel, who later became governor of Alaska in the 1960s and again in the 1990s, joined a group of boxers in Salina and in a match with a Goodland team Hickel and another teammate won their respective fights. Hickel continues to be a prominent name in the community. Another is Miller. In 1903 J.W. Miller established a hardware, implement, plumbing, heating and repair business now Millers of Claflin, a state renowned furniture store. In 1930 the population of Claflin grew to 607. It stayed pretty stable into the early 1940s and World War II. Patriotism was high in Claflin, and in the August 1945 Claflin Clarion newspaper, it was reported that more than 200 Claflin men had served or were serving in the armed forces. Of those, only eight had been killed in action and three were listed as missing in action. After the war, the population swelled into the 700s, and it continued to grow into the 1960s with the Baby Boom generation, when it reached a high of 968. The growth prompted the city in 1963 to build a new public high school on the west side of town that is still in use today. It competed with the Catholic School on the east side of town, The Immaculate Conception Parochial School, which closed in 1970 as more students were attracted to the public high school. By 1976, the population had shrunk to 943. More young people were attracted to jobs in larger metropolitan areas, and farms continued to consolidate thanks to advancements in agricultural technology. But Claflin remained home to politicians, athletes and accomplished individuals who led the
state in Topeka as well as in the field. Kansas Representative Frank Buehler served with a near perfect attendance and voting record for many years. In the 1980s, the Claflin Wildcats Mens Basketball team began a tradition of excellence that saw the team win its first State Division 1A Championship in 1986. In the early 2000s, the same occurred for the Claflin football team and both the Mens and Womens basketball programs. In 1981, the Claflin Clarion News, of which most of this history comes, was changed to the Tri-County News serving Claflin, Holyrood and Bushton, establishing and institutionalizing a relationship between these cities that remains today. While the Tri-County was eventually purchased by the publishers of the Hoisington Dispatch, which serves as the city’s official newspaper today, the relationship lives on as a school district. In 2010, the school districts of these communities were consolidated into the Central Plains Unified School District 112, with each retaining a school.
Today, elementary students attend school in Bushton, middle school in Holyrood, and high school in Claflin. The Claflin Wildcats became the Central Plains Oilers, though both are welcome at the city’s annual Memorial Day celebration and combined class reunion. Today, the city population has stabilized at around 600 people. In 2015, the community established a Claflin Pride organization to guide efforts for community involvement. The Claflin History Museum, which had been closed for several years after its long time home suffered from structural damage, was reestablished in the old Immaculate Conception school house, now owned by the city. The structure also houses the Claflin Recreation Center and Gymnasium. In recent years, the Claflin Pride Club and the City of Claflin have cooperated in establishing an annual tree lighting ceremony the day after Thanksgiving at the Main Street Park north of Bailey’s Food Bin on Main Street. Mayor Mike Urban and the Claflin City Council are unwavering in their efforts to keep blight at bay within the city limits, so visitors will find a tidy, well kept community that takes pride in its homes, its business community and its parks. In 2016, Claflin endorsed the Barton County Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan, and has agreed to consider ways to make the community and surrounding area friendly to both modes of exercise and transportation. Be Well Barton County, the steering group that created the BPMP, presented the city with bike racks that could be placed in strategic locations around the city to accommodate bicycle commuters as well as those out for leisurely rides. For walkers, the city maintains the well-maintained streets of the “City Loop” and the Tradition Trail located at the Central Plains High School complex on the northwest edge of town. For those who are researching their family history, the museum is open for self-guided tours, and help can be found by stopping in to the city offices or by visiting with Claflin Pride leader Murine Prosser at The Mane Place Salon on the north end of Main Street.
CLAFLIN WALKING TRAILS Tradition Trail 1.12 miles and begins in front of the school at the southwest sidewalk, winds around the front of the school, past the tennis courts, north to the tree belt, then west to the gravel drive and follows the grassy path along the western tree line. It then runs south through the tree belt to the grass and continues south behind the visitors’ bleachers, past the track storage unit and then to the raised knoll near the highway. Turning east on top of the ridge, walkers then should go to the grassy walkway beside the fence. Walkers turn north and continue to the Trail sign to complete the 1.12 mile loop.
City Loop Claflin’s favorite walking path stretches a distance of two miles and winds through much of the city. Courtesy of BartonCounty.org
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llinwood was founded in 1872 during the homesteader era of this country by Colonel John Ellinwood, an employee of the Santa Fe Railroad. The town’s heritage comes from German and Austrian settlers who came to America seeking a new start in a land that promised so much compared to the life they left behind. They faced challenges as they seized a chance to own land and build a life that was not possible on the every-shrinking plots that split with each generation. German heritage can be seen in the Main Street architecture. That heritage is exhibited during the community events that make the city a unique place to visit. Those early pioneers brought their customs with them, establishing a brewery in 1875. Travelers along the Santa Fe Trail stopped at the depot, and crossed the tracks to the doorstep of the Historic Wolf Hotel where clean rooms and all the amenities could be found. Industrious business people were ready to meet the needs of travelers. Baths, shaves, haircuts and dentistry were available in the underground shops and shopping and dining experiences were available at street level, plus all the other amenities of a modern 19th century western city. No visit to Ellinwood is complete without a tour of the historic underground tunnels. Starting at the Dick building, at the corner of Santa Fe and Main, the tour begins. Tours can be scheduled by calling 620-564-2400.
the Santa Fe Trail. Under the Historic Wolf Hotel, which is available to tour by appointment also, store fronts from turn-of-the-century shops recently saw the light-of-day when owners of the hotel re-opened access to the underground, with plans to modernize the spaces in the future. In 2016, owner Chris McCord performed extensive renovations in the basement to provide a separate prohibition-era entry, and opened The Underground Prohibition Saloon. A remnant of the old boardwalk is still intact along a half-block section of the street. Metal wheat shock sculptures on the light poles throughout Ellinwood unify the theme of the traditional rural farming town. Aaron McCaffery, local sculptor and owner of Sentinel Gallery, created the adornments, and other public art in town. The gallery is located south of the railroad tracks on Main Street. Creations of McCaffery as well as other local artists are featured for display and purchase.
Photo by Julie Stielstra Foggy sunrise, an early spring morning outside Ellinwood.
When the city voted to fill in the tunnels in the early 1980s, one property owner, Adrianna Dierolf, would not give the go-ahead. Today, those retail spaces outfitted with period artifacts help tell the story of the industrious town that was a stopping point for travelers along
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Ellinwood After Harvest Festival, scheduled in the middle of July features a carnival, a parade, beer gardens and street dances, as well as a multitude of other activities. At the end of September, the Ellinwood American Legion hosts a craft beer festival at the old train depot on the south side of Santa Fe at Main Street. The festival features beers from regional breweries as well as craft brews from local distributors. Live bands bring a musical aspect to the event. Relax on the tent-covered lawn, or cool off inside the Legion building. On the first Saturday in December, Ellinwood steps back in history to its founder’s German roots with Christkindlmarket. Horse-drawncarriage rides, an authentic-looking German “Father Christmas” making the rounds, and arts and crafts for sale by local vendors at the Wolf Hotel and other store fronts help to bring Main Street to life. A community Christmas tree lighting and living nativity at the Wolf Park bandshell evokes a sense of wonder. Follow this with music and dancing for an evening to remember. Stop in at the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce at 110 1/2 N. Main St. for details.
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tiny dot of a town on in the northwestern part of Barton County, Galatia is home to a charming little church with an interesting and valuable history. St. Paul Lutheran Church celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010, and that prompted members of the congregation and Pastor Adam Wutka to update the church history and directory, something that hadn’t been done since 1985. While Wutka researched the church and town history, much of which was found in archived editions of the newspaper The Hoisington Dispatch, Norma Strecker and Karen Maier began accumulating photographs from the congregation and undertaking efforts to identify people in the photographs. They made trips to area nursing homes to talk with shut-in members, as well as at church gatherings. In all, it took the directory committee five and a half years to complete the project. It was sent to a printer and in February, 2016, the finished volumes arrived.
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The building in which St. Paul Lutheran Church meets was originally built by settlers in the area and was first used by the United Brethren Church. It was originally located where the United Ag Coop now stands, and was built in the 1880s. Back then, Galatia was founded by a wave of settlers of English and Irish origin. Today, GALATIA their influence is lightly felt by common last names NW 200 RD. like Kyle and Barrow. The Kyle farm, Wutka said, is probably the original homestead in the area. Some of these original settlers stayed on, but around the turn of the last century, a wave of German and Russian immigrant farmers homesteaded the area, and brought with them their Lutheran religion. The church building was moved sometime GUSTIN AVE. NE around 1900 in order to make way for a newly WC OM built Methodist Church. By that time, the United BE AV Brethren Church had undergone a split, and one side E. was on its way to consolidation with the Methodist LO CUS T AVE. Church. This was the way the Galatia Church was KA NSAS AVE. going. Soon, that congregation built a new church. Thirteen families chartered St. Paul Lutheran Church, TOPEKA AVE. beginning in 1910. It is believed they existed as a A T & SF NW. 190 RD. home church until 1915, when the former United RAILWAY Brethren Church building was purchased and became its new home. MAIN ST.
CITY COUNCIL Mayor, Steve Wilhelm COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman — Gary Anschutz Councilman — Michael Guertin Councilman — Josh Keil Councilman — Kevin Polzin Councilman — David Strecker Council members meet at 7:30 p.m. (8:00 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time) on the first Tuesday of each month at 150 W. Floyd Council members can be reached by calling the Mayor Steve Wilhelm, 620-935-4331 or 620-923-5028
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GALATIA TODAY Visitors who drive through Galatia today will find remnants of the once thriving little town. An old schoolhouse in town has been converted into a single-family home. Early in the county’s history, Fairview Township where Galatia is located, had four school districts. Eventually, they were consolidated into one district, and students came to Galatia for grade school. Like many rural Kansas towns, Galatia is served by a volunteer fire department. The office for the Galatia Volunteer Fire Department is in a former bank building located across the street from the garage where engines and equipment are stored.
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View of Barton County Court House from a block west on Forest Street.
drive down 10th Street in Great Bend will show how the face of the Barton County seat is changing. The new Holiday Inn Express, the remodeled Quality Inn, landscaping efforts and a construction site that will be home to a new Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburger franchise are among the myriad changes. Furthermore, in keeping with a longrunning City Council goal, in the past two years, several new housing options are being built. There is a new 48-unit apartment complex (which will soon be expanding), new homes in a city-owned housing development and efforts to encourage new construction in other areas. These endeavors are just the most recent evolution of the Great Bend landscape. The historic community dates back well over 100 years. 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, which played an important role in the new community’s development. 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. With a population of only 600, Great Bend was founded in 1872. It was named the
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temporary county seat in May of that year. The next year Great Bend was made Barton County’s permanent county seat. Great Bend started life as a cow town, complete with shootouts, Texas cowboys and saloons. Although this only lasted a
few years, Great Bend’s rowdy cowtown reputation inspired a 2013 Hulu web series called “Quick Draw.” After this, Great Bend grew into 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 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. A soon-to-be-built transload facility in the city’s industrial park west of town will bring more rail and truck traffic to the region. New and expanding grain handling operations east of town are bringing additional business. Also important are outdoor recreational activities. 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 27,674.
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Hoisington, like other Barton County cities, began as a railroad town. The Missouri Pacific Railroad brought jobs for thousands to the area, and drove its early growth. It was the first city in Barton County to feature a “white way.” Not only did individual businesses have electric lighting by 1915, Hoisington’s Main Street featured lights along the buildings, giving it a feel of the metropolitan. It provided residents of that town a point of pride, especially as its neighbor and county seat, Great Bend, delayed creation of a similar white way as council people debated the need and the costs of such modernization. Streets were paved in 1917. It was because of the Missouri Pacific Railroad’s decision to make Hoisington a major hub with a round house that a man-made lake was created in the area. Lake Barton existed for over 50 years, providing a much-needed source of water for the railroad, but also a recreation area complete with boating, swimming and dining for the local people. When the railroad closed the round house, the lake continued to draw recreational visitors. In the 1980s, it was determined water rights belonged to an individual rather than the county, and the lake was drained. Today, hikers and mountain bikers enjoy exploring the wooded area that remains of the former Lake Barton. Piers and playground equipment were left behind as evidence of what once was, and many long-time Barton County residents can relate fond memories of time spent at the lake in the summers. The city embraced the idea that it is the “Gateway to Cheyenne Bottoms,” and in 2012 began installing metal benches and light-pole decorations with intricate scenes of wildlife from the marsh area, as well as other popular landmarks that define the city and its people. Murals on Main Street also depict the marsh and the railroad origins of the city.
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Prior to 2014, the city identified a need for more modern rentals and properties for purchase. With Clara Barton Hospital experiencing growth, and other entrepreneurs and businesses finding a favorable place to do business, incoming employees were having difficulty finding acceptable living quarters, hampering that much-fought-for growth. The city acted, and created the Hoisington Land Bank, and establishing policies by which it could provide free land for residential development. It also adopted an aggressive property tax exemption policy which favors new construction. Since then, duplexes, single family homes and Habitat for Humanity builds have been completed and are in the process of being constructed. Over 18 new homes have been the result. In terms of a small city, this is a boon. The city has also seen new businesses like Casey’s, Subway, and Sonic, as well. Other service and retail business choose Hoisington for their expansions. An active Chamber of Commerce and widespread participation by residents in the Barton County Young Professionals group has helped to maintain a progressive spirit in the city. That spirit, some would argue, has been a characteristic of the city since it was founded in 1886.
Council Members Mayor — Clayton Williamson, term ending in 2017
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 — Chris Kinman 620-653-4050 Police Chief — Kenton Doze 620-653-4995 Fire Chief — Jerry Stricker 620-653-7772 Emergency Medical Service Director — Scott Fleming 620-653-4150
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Clara Barton Hospital 250 W. Ninth, 620-653-2114
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Ward 1 Councilman — Gerald Donovan term ending in 2017 Councilman — Travis Sinn term ending in 2018 Ward 2 Councilman — Carrol Nather term ending in 2018 Councilman — Michael Aylward term ending in 2017 Ward 3 Councilman — Jim Morris term ending in 2017 Councilman — Karen VanBrimmer term ending in 2018 Ward 4 Councilman — Christine Smith term ending in 2017 Councilman — Robert Bruce term ending in 2018 Council members meet at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at Hoisington City Hall located at 109 E. 1st 620-653-4125.
Hoisington Public Library 169 S. Walnut, 620-653-4128
UTILITIES Electricity, Municipal Power Plant 164 S. Elm, 620-653-4675 Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4780 Phone CenturyLink, 800-877-4646 Cox Communications, 866-684-5087 Cable Cox Communications 866-684-5087
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Tornado Fifteen years ago, in April of 2001, Hoisington was hit by an F-4 tornado that destroyed a major portion of the north end of the city. â€œIt gave almost no warning, but in the few minutes it took to drop from the sky and travel through Hoisington, it changed the future of the community and lives of nearly every area resident,â€? it was reported in the Hoisington Dispatch on April 26, 2001. In a 2016 commemorative edition of The Dispatch, reporter Mike Courson recalled watching the radar from his dorm room that night, and later racing home after the tornado hit to help his family. He wasnâ€™t alone, as the entire surrounding county organized to help with rescue and clean-up efforts. The devastation occurred at 9:15 p.m. on April 21, the Saturday that Hoisingtonâ€™s Senior Prom was happening. Instead of celebrating, students spent nearly an hour in the basement below the Knights of Columbus hall, and after the tornado hit, prom did not resume, as parents arrived to claim their children. Some returned home, others whose homes had been destroyed found emergency quarters at the Hoisington Municipal Building. After the cleanup, residents rebuilt homes and the Hoisington Recreation Commission Fitness Center was built for the benefit of residents. Workout equipment, basketball courts, classroom and meeting rooms are available for use and reservation. In 2016, the Barton County Relay for Life was moved to take advantage of the availability of an indoor location with air conditioning.
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2016 marks 120 consecutive years of the Hoisingtonâ€™s Annual Labor Day Weekend celebration. The activity starts on Friday, and runs through Monday, with a wide range of events every day. Whatever interests you, itâ€™s bound to be there, from barbecue, bands, beer, car shows, garage sales, golf, fireworks or facepainting. On Monday, the annual Labor Day Parade and kids parade is arguably the best in the county, and children are showered with gifts at the event by the Labor Day Clown Committee clowns. The committee is one of the most faithful volunteer groups in the community. Ottoway Amusements Carnival and Midway will have blocks full of carnival rides set up for all four days in 2016
In 2014, Clara Barton Hospital added a new physical therapy wing, and in 2015 is celebrating 25 years of the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of the medical facility that is keeping health care state-of-the-art for area residents and bringing excellent medical practitioners to the area. In 2016, the hospital remodeled its clinic, and opened a satellite clinic in Great Bend. It also adopted new healthful eating policies that extend to patients, staff and visitors. Stop in at Claraâ€™s Corner Cafe, the revamped hospital eatery, and enjoy a tall glass of fruit infused water, available daily for free. Donâ€™t be surprised if youâ€™re tempted to try some of the other delicious offerings, and donâ€™t worry about guilt.
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In 2016, construction began on a new elementary school that will replace the existing Lincoln Elementary School. Hoisington Unified School District 431 also completed efforts to remodel and update the other schools in the district for technological and safety reasons. The new school is scheduled to open in 2017, and at that time, the existing 1920s structure will be razed to make way for a modern playground.
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arton County traffic to Olmitz was up as fun-seekers headed north to the Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser April 30, 2016. The goal was to build community and raise money for needed equipment for the volunteer firefighters who dedicate their time to keeping the people of Olmitz and the surrounding area safe. Olmitz fire chief Jim New said the department is in need of a new brush truck and other equipment. The morning started off with a vendor/craft show, including representatives from Pretty Pieces, Hoisington, as well as Treasures and Stuff and Posh, traveling retailers who provided extra support for the event. The craft show was followed by a car show that included 11 vehicles by area collectors. Curtis Peterson with his 1965 Oldsmobile 442 took first place. Second place went to Tom Schneider’s 1970 Chevelle; Galen Peterson’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air came in third and Noel Wheetstone with his 1954 Ford F-100 took fourth place. Entry fees went to help the Olmitz VFD cause. “That New Place” of Olmitz served hamburgers and hot dogs during the day. Beginning late afternoon and into the night, a Beer Garden, Hog Feed, Raffle and Street Dance featuring “Sister Whiskey” provided the entertainment. “We had a wonderful turnout for all of our events and raised a good amount of money to go to the Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department,” said Sarah Donohue, Olmitz, whose father and husband both serve as firefighters. “We are thankful for everyone who came and shared in our event.” Olmitz, 16 miles northwest of Great Bend, was established by Austrian immigrants in 1885 as a trading center on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. It was named after the city of Olomouc (German: Olmütz), in the Czech Republic. As of 2014, there were 113 residents, 54 households, and 33 families in the city. The median age is 44 years. The median household income (in 2013) is $46,546 and the median house is valued at $55,557. The average rent is $590. 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 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. CITY COUNCIL
Mayor, Terry Riese
City Clerk — Mary Bitter City Attorney — Don Reif Jr. Municipal Judge — Joel Jackson Streets — Buck Lindsay Treasurer — Tim Stos Sewer & Water — Tom Schneider
Fire Chief — Jim New 620-639-1308 Maintenance — Tom Schneider 620-586-3311
COUNCIL MEMBERS Councilman - Jim New Councilman - Dave Bitter Councilman - Dennis Carruthers Councilwoman - Karla Hagans Councilwoman - Ashley Elsen Council Members meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Olmitz City Building, 219 Main Street. Council members can be reached at 620-586-3311
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awnee Rock is home to Kansas’ first state historic site. The Pawnee Rock State Park and Historic Site was given to Kansas in 1909 by the Women’s Kansas Day Club who acquired it in 1908, in an effort to save what was left of the prominent rock on the plains that had marked the halfway point between Santa Fe and Missouri for travelers decades before. When the railroad came in 1872, it and settlers of the area extracted the stone for building purposes. The town did grow, and featured a thriving community of Mennonites and others who had immigrated from central Europe and Russia. Churches, businesses, and schools were built, and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe brought lecturers and entertainment and a means of traveling to Kansas City and Denver. For many years, the town even had a newspaper of its own, considered a point of pride for any community in an era where loyalty to one’s home town was cultivated.
Hard blow Pawnee Rock’s residents and businesses supported and took great pride in its schools. In the 1970s, Pawnee Rock High School consolidated with Larned’s unified school district. In protest, many families sent their teens to Macksville to finish their high school educations. It wouldn’t be long after that when the middle school students and elementary school students would be bussed out of town to Larned
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or Macksville, too. The loss of the schools was a hard blow to the community, and many began to move away, the population dwindling over the next three decades. In that time, several businesses and churches closed. Houses were left vacant, and many eventually deteriorated and have been razed. But in recent years, there has been a grassroots effort in the community towards revitalization, albeit on a shoestring.
New start The return of a Municipal Court has aided in enforcing local ordinances. These efforts have reined in the advance of blight in the town, and many problem properties have been brought back into compliance or have been razed. In 2016, the Pawnee Rock Volunteer Fire Department got a boost when it received a newer fire engine, replacing one that had served the town since the 1950s. A reorganization of the department has seen an increase in the number of young volunteers who are on call to rush to the aid of their neighbors at a moment’s notice. According to Pawnee Rock Mayor Linda McCowan, new families are once again moving to Pawnee Rock. Efforts are underway to secure matching grants to make updates to the small park near the city offices on Centre Street. Young people today often play basketball in the park when the heat of the day gives way to cooler evenings.
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“The rain definitely helped the wheat, and made harvest a little more interesting for everyone,” he said. “The rain helped the bushels. Harvest ended up being better than what they expected.” Milo and soybeans are typically harvested in October and November. The Susank Co-op also sells farm supplies and salt blocks. When dinnertime calls, JD’s Diner, 201 N. Main, responds with a variety of lunch and dinner selections served by Dixie Clark and her staff. JD’s Diner is open Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Monday & Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Susank population in 2014 is 34 residents, 19 households, and 10 families. The median age in the city is 53.6 years. The median household income in 2013 is $43,443 and the median house is valued at $26,061. The town was named after Edward J. Susank, who worked with the Santa Fe Railroad and Congress to build the railroad 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.
The Susank city council meets at 7:00 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.
City Clerk, Rue Price Treasurer, Diane Wilson Water Superintendent, Dennis Trapp
Mayor — Dennis Trapp Councilman — Jeff Cotten Councilman — Bill Luerman Councilwoman — Jackie DeBusk Councilman — Lyle Brown Councilman — Mike Hickel
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or the first time in recent years, the Susank Co-op preserved wheat on the ground. It was that type of successful harvest in northern Barton County, according to Jeff Cotten, the site manager at the Susank Co-op. The Susank elevator is owned by Agco, Inc., of Russell. It marked the third conscutive year, the wheat harvest was better than the previous eason. Rain was plentiful for the second consecutive year in northern Barton County. Timely rain boosted the harvest last year too. The Susank elevator takes in 400,000 bushels of wheat in a normal year. “We had wheat piled on the ground at one point,” Cotten said. “It’s a much better harvest than we’ve seen in the past four of five years. In 10 years here, it’s one of the better harvests we’ve had.” Cotten said the local farmers are a cautious group. They never trust in their harvest numbers until everything is completed. The harvest was delayed when rain started to fall on the back end of the harvest cycle. “Wheat harvest took longer than normal because it would rain and that would set back things for a couple more days,” Cotten said. “But for the most part, we got timely rain and it cooled off at the right time.” Cotten said farmers appeared satisfied with their harvest. Cotten kept busy using his testing equipment to measure moisture content, a key ingredient to determine whether farmers complete their harvest.
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he city of Larned is situated along the Santa Fe Trail which was a thoroughfare for early expeditions, traders, and livestock movement. From 1822 to 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was one of America’s most important trade routes, carrying millions of dollars worth of goods annually in commercial traffic between Independence, Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A military establishment was needed along the trail and in October 1859, Camp Alert was constructed. It was renamed Camp on the Pawnee in 1860 and later that same year became known as Fort Larned. The fort became the principal guardian of Santa Fe Trail commerce. In 1869, Captain Henry Booth was appointed Postmaster of Fort Larned. He also operated the post store. When the Santa Fe Railroad began to extend its rails westward toward Dodge City, he joined with several Topeka investors and originated the Larned Town Company in 1871. After a town site was selected in January 1872, the first building was built and was used for a saloon, eating house, school and as a church on Sundays. The first Santa Fe train whistled into Larned on July 20, 1872. The City of Larned was officially incorporated in February 1873 by a proclamation of the Governor. Today the fort is a part of the National Park Service. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1964 and underwent major renovations in the years that followed. It is one of the few frontier forts where the original buildings have been preserved. Many hours of dedicated research and work have gone into restoring the fort. The Santa Fe Trail was established as a national historic trail in May 1987 and trail ruts made by the countless ox and mule drawn wagons can still be seen near the Fort. The Santa Fe Trail Center, located four miles east of Fort Larned, is a regional museum telling the story of the Trail from the prehistoric Indians through the settlement era up to 1919. The Trail Center opened its doors in 1974 and was accredited by the American Association of Museums three years later. The Center was also certified in 1991 by the National Park Service as a site on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. On April 27, 2001, the Governor of Kansas declared the Santa Fe Trail Center as the official museum of the Santa Fe Trail. A non-profit organization, the Center is locally owned and privately funded.
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Area Code — 620 Population — 4,098 (2016) Land Area — 2.3 square miles Average household income – $53,390 (2016) Parks — 6 Churches — 16 Schools — 5 Fire stations — 1 City employees — 48 Police officers — 9 full-time
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The city is governed by the mayor and city council. The city manager is hired by the city council and provides administrative services. City elections are held every year. The mayor is elected from the city at large for a two-year term. Council members are elected for two years from their respective wards and serve staggered terms with an election of one position in each ward annually. There is no limit on the number of terms that may be served. The Larned City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at 417 Broadway. Council members can be reached at the city office, 620-285-8500. City Manager—Lane Massey Finance Director/City Clerk—Russell Pratt Building Inspector—Frieda Smith City Attorney—Ronald Smith Municipal Judge—Julie Fletcher Cowell City Treasurer—Joseph Simmons Police Chief—Chuck Orth Fire Chief—Bill Clapham EMS Director—Joshua Huff Mayor— William Nusser email@example.com 1st Ward— Gary Rainbolt, 620-285-6554 1st Ward— Carroll Bennett, 620-285-6376 2nd Ward— Terry Clark, 620-285-9011 2nd Ward— George Elmore, 620-285-6778 3rd Ward— Harry Zielke, 620-285-2741 3rd Ward— Dennis Wilson, 620-285-3453 4th Ward— Kim Barnes, 620-285-3541 4th Ward— Barbara Hammond, 620-285-2894 MUNICIPAL OFFICES City Clerk, 419 Broadway 620-285-8500 Police Department 419 Broadway Emergencies dial 911 620-285-8545 Animal Control Larned Police Department 419 Broadway 620-285-8545 Fire Department Bill Clapham, fire chief 814 Main Emergencies dial 911 620-285-8520 Emergency Medical Service Joshua Huff, EMS director 123 W. 9th Emergencies dial 911 620-285-8505
Larned Country Club Consists of a nine hole golf course and a clubhouse located in Edwards Park. 611 E. 14th Moffett Stadium Stadium has a seating capacity of 1,100 with a baseball diamond and tennis courts. 318 Mann Jordaan Memorial Library The library, located at 724 Broadway, is a fine asset to the community of Larned. It is a contracting member of the Central Kansas Library System and provides access to a number of research sources. Larned Swimming Pool 620-285-8570 Parks/Cemetery 620-285-8535 620-285-8500 (records) Building Inspection 620-285-8509 Street Department 620-285-8560 Sanitation Department 620-285-8555 Wastewater Treatment 620-285-8513 Pawnee Sanitation 620-285-7780 UTILITIES Electric, Water, Trash, Sewer City of Larned 620-285-8500 Gas Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4780 Cable Cox Communications 866-684-5087 Phone Service AT&T 800-288-2020 Golden Belt Telephone Association 800-432-7965 Nex-Tech Wireless, 122 W. 5th 620-910-7676 OTHER SERVICES
Municipal Court Municipal Court is scheduled for docket cases the first, third Thursdays of each month at 4:00 p.m. for first appearance; 2:00 p.m. for trial on the third Thursday of the month. Fines may be paid in the City Clerk’s Office. 417 Brodway 620-285-8500 Warning System — Siren Signals Every Friday, weather permitting; the City tests the sirens at noon. A 3 minute, high/low blast — is warning of impending natural disaster. Tune to KANS-KGTR 1510 AM radio station or the local tv channel for further information. A 1 minute solid siren tone — signals all clear City Channel Watch Channel 20 to see what is going on in the City of Larned. Community happenings, weather cancellations, holiday schedule for City services, information on Pawnee County Health Department services, and numerous other types of information are televised as a public service.
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SEPTEMBER 3............................... Fort Larned Labor Day Activities 18............................. Pawnee Valley Foundation Golf Tournament 22............................. Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous
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arned’s housing director Charles Spina has learned to be patient. One-by-one, Larned’s 10 duplexes have begun to rent, slowly but surely shifting the 3.2 million Prairie Vista housing project into a success. Six months after Prairie Vista opened, 11 of the 20 units have been filled, giving Spina optimism that the city of Larned has turned the corner. “We were shooting for the half way mark of having half of the units rented by mid summer and we have reached that major goal” Spina said. “We have a nice mix of families, professionals, teachers, nurses and retirees.” Several of the renters are new residents of Larned, a target of the city’s project to build the 3-bedroom rental duplexes that occupy 1,200 square feet. The estimated value of each duplex unit is $135,000.00. They are renting for $875 a month. After four years of home remodeling, Tyson and Stephanie Reynolds sold their home on State Street with the help of her mother Jana Schartz at Picket Fence Real Estate. Tyson works at Mulls Farms & Feeding in Pawnee Rock. “Once we put it on the market, we sold it within a week,” Stephanie said. “We were very surprised and pleased by that. But that’s why we had to find another place to live.” Stephanie said she had liked the Prairie Vista duplexes so much, she had told her hair clients at Bliss Salon and Boutique, 418 Broadway, that she might sell everything and move there. Her initial thought soon became reality. Stephanie said the housing space is sufficient for a young family. “The perks of acquiring something new was something that is worth a lot to us,” she said. “It’s clean and new. They are more spacious than we expected. There is a lot of kitchen storage space. The storage space for clothes sold us on it. Everything was brand new. Once we saw it, there was never a reason to look anywhere else.” The quiet neighborhood north of K-156 and Morris is perfect for their children Taeten and Talon. “It’s peaceful out here,” Stephanie said. “The kids can ride
their bikes and scooters and not have to worry about traffic.” Stephanie believes the interest will continue to grow for Prairie Vista. “There is always people driving around,” she said. “People like to see something nice. The homes are beautiful, the streets are new and the landscaping is all pretty. This is all a good thing.” “The Reynolds family has been a positive ambassador for Prairie Vista and Stephanie has been a great spokesman for Prairie Vista,” Spina said. “She knows and meets a lot of people every day. People like to see what their community and city has done to improve local housing.” Spina said “one big attraction is that the city of Larned provides all the yard and building maintenance for it’s tenants.” “Most people really appreciate the fact that they are very energy efficient, low utility costs, quality construction and come with lots of amenities” Spina said. One change Larned’s city council approved is to allow some of the duplexes to be designated as pet-friendly. A nearby pet park is under construction. “We’ve definitely rented some duplexes because we are allowing pets,” Spina said. Leawood’s Overland Property Group, LLC, served as developer. Jones Gilliam Renz of Salina served as architect. Woodco Construction Solutions of Republic, Mo. served as the builder. Manhattan’s LST Consulting Engineers performed electrical and mechanical work. Salina’s Manley Structural Engineers performed the structural engineering, along with Larned’s local contractors Ike Shaver Plumbing, Haynes Electrical and Eakin Enterprises Inc. Larned used a $400,000 grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Commission to help with infrastructure and development. The city owns the property and helped develop the road, sewer and water infrastructure. Anyone with questions can contact Charles Spina at 620-285-8519.
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Doerr-Vernon Park Splash Pad Ft. Larned Ave. & Vernon Dr., Larned A water tower and other water spray features. The park includes a Fort Playground, General Store, Log Cabin and Covered Wagon.
Pawnee County Area All Veterans Memorial Ft. Larned Ave. & Vernon Dr., Larned Dedicated to all service men and women who served their country. Located in Doerr-Vernon Park.
Larned Golf Course 681 E. 14th Street, Larned 620-285-4955 Well maintained course features small & sloped Bentgrass greens with bluegrass & perennnial rye fairways. Includes sloping, dog legged fairways & treelined water hazards. 9 hole, par 35 course, course rating is 35.9 and it has a slope rating of 106.
STOP AND SEE FORT LARNED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 1767 K-156, Larned Visitorâ€™s Center 620-285-6911 An authentic army post from the 1860s -1870s on the Santa Fe Trail. Nine restored buildings make it the best preserved Indian Wars military post on the trail.
THE SANTA FE TRAIL CENTER 2 miles west of Larned on K-156 620-285-2054 Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed Mondays the remainder of the year. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Museum telling the story of the Santa Fe Trail.
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Ag Systems, Inc. 810 E. 14th and U.S. 56, Larned, 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, factory-trained 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 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 and Debora Fox-Johnson are 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 34 years of age and limited coverage on pivots over 35 years of age. Many policies only cover the depreciated value of a pivot; however,
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PAIN INJECTION CLINIC NOW PART OF PVCH SERVICES For patients looking for another treatment option when neither medications nor other remedies are offering relief from back or leg pain, pain injection therapy maybe the treatment option for them. Pawnee Valley Community Hospital offers a monthly Pain Injection Clinic in conjunction with HaysMed’s Pain Clinic. The epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain and are an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief, and at time the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly an epidural steroid injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional benefits. While the effects of the injection tend to be temporary, providing relief from pain for one week up to one year or longer can be very beneficial for a patient during an acute episode of back and/or leg pain. Plus an injection can provide enough sufficient pain relief that allows a patient to progress with a rehabilitative stretching and exercise program. If the initial injection is effective for a patient, he or she may have up to three in a one-year period. For more information about PVCH’s Pain Injection Clinic call 785-623-5940 or 785-6235041.
WOUND CARE CLINIC BRINGS SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO LARNED EACH WEEK Patients no longer have any reason to live with an open sore. The Wound Care Clinic at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital offers expanded wound treatment for difficult, complicated or atypical wounds. Likely candidates for treatment are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infection and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days. The Wound Care Clinic is staffed with a unique team of specialists dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The combined knowledge of our team creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound management. We are dedicated to healing wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment. In cooperation with PVCH, specialists from HaysMed’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center are providing wound care services in Larned for patients with these conditions: wounds that are 30 days old or more and not improving; diabetic foot ulcers; leg ulcers; pressure ulcers; bone infection (osteomyelitis); skin tears or lacerations; burns; slow or nonhealing surgical wounds. Patients can either be referred by their physician for treatment or if they have had a wound that hasn’t healed within 30 days they can do self-referral. To schedule an appointment, call 620-285-3161
PVCH LAUNCHES AVERA eCARE Pawnee Valley Community Hospital recently announced the addition of Avera eEmergency services in Larned and the surrounding area. PVCH provides emergency services to thousands of patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. In more critical cases, however, the old adage “two heads are better than one” can often be true. PVCH’s new eEmergency service provides extra support to PVCH clinicians when needed. At the push of a button, local physicians and ER staff are instantly connected in virtual access to a team of physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine. Through high-definition videoconferencing, local clinicians are able to get support for complex emergency cases, such as heart attack, stroke, respiratory distress or traumatic injury. The eEmergency team can virtually double the number of clinicians in the room for those all-hands-on-deck scenarios. “With really critical cases, we need to do a lot of things at the same time, while also stepping back to assess the big picture of what’s going on with the patient,” said Kendra Barker, PVCH Nursing Services Director. “The eEmergency system can provide support by making transfer arrangements or completing paperwork so we can stay at the patient’s side.
Avera’s experienced emergency physician can also help us think through the case and talk through what the next steps could be.” The eEmergency service is used for things like multi-victim car accidents, quick baby deliveries, snake bites and hypothermia – cases that most emergency rooms see only once every few years. In these kinds of cases, the eEmergency team can help arrange for a transfer, order a helicopter and contact the receiving hospital if needed. This can save precious time in cases where every minute counts. “eEmergency gives us the ability to extend and enhance the level of health care in our community,” said Barker. “It gives us access to the same type of specialists available in larger hospitals, enabling us to deliver better care, right here in our community, and keep patients here whenever possible.” Other communities have reported that transfers to other cities have been reduced because of eEmergency. “In about 25 percent of the cases we see, we can avoid a transfer,” said Jay Weems, Vice President of eCARE Operations. PVCH OFFERS AT HOME SLEEP TESTING Pawnee Valley Community Hospital’s Sleep & Diagnostic Center is now offering At Home Sleep Testing for patients who have a high pre-test probability of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea without significant comorbidities or other sleep disorders. Home sleep apnea testing provides a board certified sleep medicine physician with the information he or she needs to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. It allows a patient to sleep at home wearing equipment that collects information about how they breathe during sleep. A patient will usually set up the testing equipment themselves. Home sleep apnea testing is used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. A physician may recommend home sleep apnea testing if it is highly likely that the patient has moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and has no significant medical conditions other than the suspected obstructive sleep apnea. An At Home Sleep Test is not recommended for patients with pulmonary diseases (e.g. COPD), congestive heart failure, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease (e.g. stroke, seizures), sleep disorders besides OSA (e.g. restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, insomnia), or any mental or physical condition that would prevent the patient from safely or effectively using the equipment. In these cases, the patient’s physician may recommend an in-lab sleep study instead of a home sleep apnea test. An in-lab sleep study provides the most complete evaluation of a patient’s sleep. For more information about At Home Sleep Studies patients are encouraged to visit with their doctors or can contact the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Sleep & Diagnostic Center at 620-285-8620.
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Great Bend Appliance, Furniture & Sleep Source Emphasizes Service “Our employees understand that they need to treat a customer the way they would want to be treated and that’s the philosophy we live by,” Great Bend Appliance owner Dale Pruter said. Great Bend Appliance, Furniture and Sleep Source has been owned and operated by Pruter since July 20, 1998. The business features 7,000 square feet and five bays that serve a busy crew and provide storage space for a wide array of products including appliances, beds and furniture. The business in located at 2301 10th St. The business was honored as Outstanding Business of the Year in 2005 by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and 2005 Brand Source Dealer of the Year in the Great Plains Division, which included 80 stores in eight states. “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.” 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 Statesto buy brand-market goods. “Brand Source 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 and we can make truly competitive package deals.” Great Bend Appliance showcases Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Amana appliances. The Sleep Source, which opened in 2000, offers beds, mattresses, headboards and sheets.
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