The deadline may be a month away, but those thinking about running for public office and want to be included in the August primary need file sooner rather than later, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton County clerk and election officer.
The second phase in the two-year effort by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee to enhance the Great Bend Public Library's exterior is almost done.
The Unified School District 428 School Board took another look at a proposed new gymnasium at Great Bend Middle School as it met there for its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday.
The second in a series of three meetings about a federal plan to better map and understand the multi-county Cow Creek Watershed takes place Hoisington Wednesday morning, and Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco is encouraging anyone with a tie to the area plan to attend.
Granted, its not the most sexy topic, in fact, discussing it seems, well, dry. But water is definitely a crucial topic. It was addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning as it heard a report on a new Federal Emergency Management Agency program designed to better understand rural watersheds. County Engineer Clark Rusco recently attended a national conference in Maryland on FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. Referring to a slide ...
A couple weeks ago, the Adam Longoria murder trial ended in Barton County. He was convicted of murdering 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt in August of 2010.
Motorists beware, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said. From Tuesday, May 2, through Monday, May 7, his and other county and state offices will not be available to handle vehicle title work, renew vehicle registrations, or handle drivers licenses or other identification cards as the state installs a new computer system. "People will need to look ahead," he said. There has been publicity on this change, but Wondra wants to make sure residents are prepared. ...
When it comes to those with handicaps, there statistics and there are people who live with the disabilities. Both add to the complex and often lonely tapestry that is being handicapped or a caregiver of a handicapped person in America. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration recently published a troubling new study in the journal Pediatrics entitled "Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in ...
For the most part, Great Bend-based Central Prairie Resource Conservation and Development Council flies along under the radar – quietly working behind the scenes on a number projects in central Kansas.
Heroism has many definitions. A look inside the Eisenhower Elementary School library Wednesday afternoon revealed several of those. Hero one – Trenton Lane, a 9-year-old third grader who suffers from the crippling neurological disorder lissencephaly. Confined to a wheelchair, he's forced to rely on his teachers, parents and schoolmates to do just about everything for him. He's learning and, by his standards, his quality of life improves. "The doctors said I didn't have a very ...
MINNEAPOLIS – Three of the four Kansas Department of Corrections inmates housed at the Ottawa County jail here who escaped at about 5 a.m. Wednesday remain at large, according to a KCOC news release.
If all goes well, movies will be shown in the new downtown Great Bend Cinema Six by next May as the facility draws thousands to the business district.
Barton County Records Clerk Marion Beck checked her e-mail in-box one Monday morning in February and found a message that started like this: "Good evening, Marion, from a very wet southeast England."
The City of Great Bend's arrangement with the owners of the Highland Hotel to manage the city-owned convention center will remain in place, at least through the end of September, the City Council decided Monday night.
The Barton County Health Department will be up to date after the County Commission approved the purchase of new computer equipment Monday morning.
Memorial Day is the traditional start to summer as folks begin dreaming of vacations, picnics and time in the sun.
The Great Bend Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3111 is organizing the Great Bend Memorial Day service this year. It is set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Circle, Great Bend Municipal Cemetery
Orange cones and construction crews are already in place on the U.S. 281 bridge just north of the Great Bend city limits as the Kansas Department of Transportation begins to replace the span, a project that could take until next spring.
BY DALE HOGG
Great Bend residents George and Zola Weber said they love living in this community. But now they live in fear of their neighbors' pit bulls and suggested to the City Council Monday night it ban such vicious dogs from inside the city limits.
June Jaunt is just over a week away. This event, which showcases communities from Tribune to Great Bend along K-96, is a chance for these towns to shine.
The last week in April may have been National Crime Victims Rights Week, but the needs of those impacted by crime continue even without any special recognition, Camila Komarek told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
When Dale Phillips first started working for Barton County, the oil used to seal the county's 380-plus miles of paved roads cost 15 cents per gallon. This year, it costs $2.50.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle
The Great Bend Kansas National Guard armory should escape unscathed the round of federally mandated National Guard furloughs announced Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, said Sharon Watson with the KNG Public Affairs Office.
LYONS – A Lyons man was sentenced Wednesday to 17½ years in prison after pleading no contest to charges of rape and aggravated indecent liberties, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman offered his biweekly update on the activities of various county departments during the County Commission meeting Monday morning. Highlights included:
At an adoption event this past Saturday, Ebert warmed the hearts of many. But, he still needs a home.
We are fortunate to live in a region with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of the most diverse of these opportunities is the Arkansas River.
It's only a matter of time before someone is hit by a stray bullet while enjoying the Arkansas River bed south of Ellinwood, local resident Tom Komarek told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.