Flames from a small grease fire in a stove-top pan exploded 20 feet into the air Wednesday after Great Bend Firefighter Michael Reifschneider sprayed a small about of water onto the blaze.
A Barton County judge has ruled that LaVeta Dawn Miller is competent to stand trial on charges of stealing money that was intended to pay for World War II veterans' trips to Washington, D.C.
LeRoy Weathers was recognized for years of community service on Wednesday when he received the Making Great Bend Greater Award from fellow members of the Noon Kiwanis Club.
Great Bend Public Library will celebrate the unknown during Teen Read Week, Oct. 13-19, said Jennifer King, the Young Adult/marketing librarian.
MANHATTAN - Great Bend native Dr. Bryan Pinkall will help stage the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 7, 2014.
Zoo Director Scott Gregory could barely contain his excitement. Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is getting two grizzly bears and two lions next month. All four animals were born in January and are coming from the Living Treasures Animal Park at Donegal, Pa.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will combine prayer and photography for a one-day nature retreat on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Senators who want to reduce government spending have a point, but those looking to score points by shutting down the government to attack the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are just looking after their own selfish interests. It's time for the moderates on the left and right to take charge and act in the best interest of our nation.
The success of students at Barton Community College can be shown on a series of spreadsheets maintained by math instructor Jo Harrington.
Get ready for a "really big announcement" at Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Sunday, Sept. 29, Barton County Courthouse Square
From Sunday, Sept. 29 at Brit Spaugh Zoo
Great Bend's Tree Board is branching out in October by offering a Trick or Tree contest, spokesman Toni Rice said.
More information on recent accidents was released Friday when reports were made available at the Great Bend Police Department.
Brit Spaugh Zoo will introduce its newest animals, including two baby chinchillas, during the Great Bend Zoological Society's annual meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Zoo & Raptor Center, 2123 Main. There will also be refreshments and about 20 door prizes to give away – and you don't have to be a member to attend, said Joe Cannon, president of the Zoo Society.
Overalls are back in style, according to Amanda Dreiling, emcee for the Great Bend Recreation Commission's annual Spring Style Show at the Senior Center.
Youth baseball and softball pitching limitations were adopted Monday by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. A pitcher may not pitch in more than five consecutive innings in one game, and no more than eight innings in any two consecutive games.
The City of Great Bend continues to take positive steps to encourage housing development.
The animal population at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has sometimes been described as "geriatric," but Zoo Director Scott Gregory is working to change that.
Three grizzly bears at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo turned 1 year old in January, and have been good companions to Max, the older bear in the grizzly exhibit, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said Monday.
A fire at the Karl and Virgina Harmony home, 3106 26th St., did extensive damage Tuesday afternoon, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said. Virginia Harmony was the only one home at the time and got out safely.
Dramatic videos of flying cameras, storms chasers, and a family emerging from a demolished home after a tornado were among the highlights of "Storm Fury on the Plains," a severe weather awareness program presented Tuesday at the Crest Theater. But Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chance Hayes didn't come to Great Bend just to entertain; his presentations provided potentially life-saving information for anyone with a desire to chase after tornados, or anyone who wants to stay safe in case of severe storms.
Great Bend Public Library staff celebrated the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss on Monday with a party for children. "Miss Amanda," as children's librarian Amanda Moran-Jones is known, read the Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham," and then The Cat in the Hat invited the children to sample the same dish - scrambled eggs with green food coloring.
HOISINGTON - Joining Senator Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) and Rep. John Edmonds (R-Great Bend) at Saturday's Legislative Coffee in Hoisington was Kansas Board of Education member Sally Cauble (R-Dodge City).
Tornado sirens will be tested throughout the state, including Barton County, next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Last week, I reported about churches speaking out against House Bill 2433.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees took another opportunity Thursday to discuss the recent selection of four students from the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, who were recognized Feb. 13 at Topeka. They were BCC's 2014 choice for the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team.
Tornado sirens will be tested across the state on Tuesday, as Kansans prepare for severe weather season.
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