The Great Bend Recreation Commission on Friday unveiled its new GBRC Activity Center at 18th and Adams St., with an open house. That was followed by a dance for Great Bend Middle School students, one of the first big events at the facility.
Camp Aldrich has seen better days, officials at Barton Community College said Thursday. The once-profitable conference center owned by the college may be ready for a reboot.
Last year, Americans who took the time to be vaccinated against the seasonal flu virus were later encouraged to receive a second vaccine, for the 2009 H1N1 flu strain. This year, one dose - delivered by injection or nasal spray - should handle all of the most anticipated strains of influenza, health experts report.
Shawn Ney, the 32-year-old man charged with murdering Steven Calderwood and attempting to murder his wife Sarah Ney on July 10, has been found competent to stand trial, a spokesman for the Kansas Attorney General's office said. Ney has been at Larned State Hospital for evaluation, but now his preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Oct. 18.
At some point, Brit Spaugh Zoo underwent a branding change, and started being known at Great Bend Zoo. But in recent days, city officials have reaffirmed the inclusion of the zoo's founder's name. City Administrator Howard Partington said the zoo's name is "Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo."
Vicky Dayton, the driving force behind Housing Opportunities Inc. since it started in Great Bend in 1996, recently received the Kansas Housing Conference's 2010 Affordable Housing Trail Blazer (Rural) Award, one of its Ad Astra awards.
Attorney General Steve Six has asked the court to rule on whether a common law marriage exists between capital murder suspect Adam Longoria and Eva Brown, the woman he was living with at the time of his arrest.
Fall fashions for all generations were on display Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center's annual fashion show.
Students at Barton Community College had an opportunity Tuesday to meet with prospective employers, as well as with representatives from four-year colleges.
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Ema Davis, 102, died Sept. 17 at her residence in Fairhope, Ala. She was born Jan. 26, 1908, in Hoisington, to Abraham and Lydia (Radke) Boger. After completing high school in Hoisington, she was encouraged to pursue the field of chiropractic medicine and enrolled in Colvin Chiropractic College in Wichita. It was there she met another student, Otis Davis. Upon receiving their degrees, they married and set about travelling throughout the United States holding health workshops. In 1941 they arrived in Mobile, Ala., liked the city, opened a chiropractic practice, and worked side by side until Otis became ...
The state fire marshal and Great Bend Police Department are investigating a fire that destroyed a Great Bend home early Saturday morning, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said.
Barton County Kansans for Life plan to carry signs in sight of west 10th St. next Sunday afternoon, as a reminder of their stance against abortion.
Two bad drivers plus one patrol car equaled one drug bust, Wednesday morning in Great Bend.
Two armed men reportedly forced entry into a Great Bend residence Wednesday night, tied up the occupants and took electronic equipment.
When the organizers of a car show to benefit Relay for Life realized their fundraiser was the same weekend as the Big Bend Bike Rally, they decided to take their event where the crowd would be. So, people who attend the motorcycle rally this Saturday at the Great Bend Expo will also get to see some classic cars, said Valerie Locke at CPI Qualified Plan Consultants.
The judge who ordered a mental competency evaluation for first-degree murder suspect Jeffrey Wade Chapman now wants to hear why the evaluation at Larned State Security Hospital took less than a day.
The jury trial for the Great Bend woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 in money earmarked to honor World War II veterans was scheduled to start this week, but is on hold, with no date scheduled as of Tuesday. LaVeta D. Miller's court-appointed attorney has requested the trial be rescheduled to November or December if possible.
Photos taken Sept. 13, 2014 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Most Kansas festival planners are at the mercy of Mother Nature to some degree, especially when nature is the featured attraction. Saturday's weather, an early taste of fall, was perfect for most humans attending the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's annual fall Butterfly Festival. Those who wished they'd brought a jacket could sip coffee or hot chocolate indoors before heading outdoors in the 55-degree weather.
Larned State Hospital Superintendent Dr. Tom Kinlen praised Barton Community College staff Thursday for creating a program that will allow LSH employees to advance in their careers and better serve patients. A program for a Mental Health Technician certificate is expected to begin by the fall of 2015, college trustees were told at their monthly study session.
Gold Girls Club, a ministry of teenage girls, is sponsoring "A Reflection of Christ," a conference for women and teenage girls, featuring author Kris Goertzen from Hutchinson. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Perkins Party Room, 2920 10th St., Great Bend.
A youth sporting event turned into a brawl, this past Monday in Wichita. According to reports, a parent complained that his son wasn't getting enough playing time; then six men surrounded the coach and started hitting him. Police said one of the men had brass knuckles and one had a gun. Then the coach's wife pulled out a gun of her own and fired it into the air. The coach headed to his car to retrieve a gun, too.
TOPEKA - Kansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday heard oral arguments in appeals to Adam Longoria's capital murder conviction. No decisions were made as the case was taken under advisement.
The iron lung exhibit from the Barton County Historical Society Museum is featured this week at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
Larned State Hospital Superintendent Dr. Tom Kinlen will attend Thursday's study session with the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, set for 4 p.m. in the Seminar Room, F-30 on the lower level of the BCC Fine Arts Building. This is billed as a "linkage" meeting between the trustees and LSH. Other guests from Larned will be Holly Hertel, former director of nursing; and Julie Belt, interim director of nursing.
A Great Bend man was booked on charges that included kidnapping following an incident that occurred south of Great Bend last Friday. The alleged victim was also arrested on outstanding warrants.
M & N Screen Printing in Great Bend was awarded the contract to print T-shirts for the Great Bend Recreation Commission for the next year.
As a reminder that God hasn't been expelled from public schools, students plan to gather around school flagpoles later this month for prayer. But first, One Hope ministries in Great Bend will host a kick-off rally for See You At The Pole 2014. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in the Great Bend High School auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m.