More than 300 people who have registered to vote in Barton County are on hold, according to Darin DeWitt, voter registration clerk in the Barton County Clerk's Office.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board heard the latest audit report when it met Monday. Curtis Kuhn from D. McMillen Chartered said he found no transactions that were out of order, and all suggestions made the prior year had been implemented.
Great Bend Boy Scouts spent most of the day Saturday making noodles for their 43rd annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner, set for Feb. 2 at the Elks Lodge.
Improved marketing for Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich was on a recent list of things we said we'd like to see in the new year. This has also been on the minds of people at the college, it turns out.
The Barton Community Foundation Clay Shoot will be held at Camp Aldrich this year, after six successful years at LaSada Sporting Clays and Hunting Service in Russell.
The sounds of rocking Christmas tunes could still be heard Wednesday evening in the courthouse square, for those who tuned to the proper FM frequency. Fifty thousand LED lights were programmed in sync with the music.
The number of pets adopted from the Golden Belt Humane Society more than doubled from 2012 to 2013.
Furry animals hoping to become forever pets could be found Saturday at the Orschlen Farm and Home store in Great Bend, where the monthly Adopt-A-Pet fundrasier was taking place. Echo, a golden retriever mix, had just hit the jackpot.
The trial for the man charged with murdering Damon Galyardt in 2011 has been rescheduled from January to April, giving his defense team more time to prepare for the case.
Organizers of the first "Light to Unite" glow run/bike/walk announced Thursday morning that the event planned for that evening had been canceled. No one wanted to risk injuries with so much ice along the roads.
After 13.5 inches of snow fell on Great Bend in late December, the temperatures plunged and so did attendance at the Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Gerard Holinde never considered himself artistic, but with some encouragement from members of the local woodcarving club the Great Bend man has become an award-winning craftsman in just three years. In November he entered several pieces in the 33rd annual Kaw Valley Woodcarving Show at Topeka and came back with seven ribbons: two for first-place, two for second place, one for third place and two honorable mentions.
This year more than ever, there's no excuse for drinking and driving on New Year's Eve.
Local event organizers have come up with a new way to view part of the Trail of Lights before the lights are turned off for another year. The first "Light to Unite" glow run/bike/walk will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, at three parks in Great Bend.
A project to preserve the history of South Hoisington started with a mini-grant from the Kansas Humanities Council but grew into a major undertaking for the Barton County Historical Society. The historical society has until Jan. 31 to fulfill the terms of the grant, but research on the community will continue, said Beverly Komarek, executive director of the historical society's museum.
Kansas loves the Second Amendment, as the Senate proved again this week when approving the "gun-rights bill," 34-2, and sending it to an equally receptive House.
This week, Zoo Director Scott Gregory signed the contract that will bring Jack Hanna, the star of award winning animal television shows, to Great Bend this October.
Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is getting two young cougars, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said Wednesday.