McCRACKEN – The annual McCracken Family Fall Fest will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the former grade school in here.
Explore Great Bend Month is about to kick off and run through November, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday. This marks the second year for the city-wide business promotion.
The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a resolution requesting Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George establish a Rural Housing Incentive District in the city. Also, the council OKed the Housing Needs Analysis, required by the state to accompany the RHID application.
In his 18 years of serving Barton County, first as a congressman and now as a senator, Jerry Moran had never set foot in Fuller Brush. He rectified that Monday afternoon.
Two Golden Belt communities are among 14 statewide to share nearly $1 million to encourage children to walk or bicycle to school via the Safe Routes to School program administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation
The State of Kansas owes Barton County $205,000. That's the county's interpretation of a state statute governing the distribution of Oil and Gas Depletion Fund money. But, how Barton and 70-some other oil-and-gas-producing counties see the law is different from how the State Budget Office sees it. For this reason, the County Commission Monday morning voted to join a law suit against the state to retrieve what it has coming. Officials hope, though, the state ...
Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and former Democratic Kansas Governor-now U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius used to have a friendship that dated back decades.
Just because one has a disability doesn't mean they can't be a productive member of the workforce.
Bridge work kept the Barton Count Road and Bridge Department busy recently it was reported to the County Commission Monday morning.
Kansas under Republican Governor Sam Brownbeck has been a laboratory for new fiscal conservative experiments, some of these misguided. The governor has been a right-wing gunslinger blazing his way through policies.
There are about 4.4 million confirmed pregnancies in the U.S. every year. Of those, about one in four end in miscarriage, 26,000 end in stillbirth, 19,000 end in infant death during the first month and another 39,000 end in infant death during the first year.
According to a report published in Linn's Stamp News, the United States Postal Service may wind up trashing its entire run of new forever stamps based on Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative. It is unclear whether or not the stamps have been destroyed yet or not.
TOPEKA- Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Wednesday announced nearly $1 million in grants for the 2014 Children's Advocacy Centers grant program and $4 million in domestic violence and sexual assault services grant award program, which are both funded by state general funds.
With the final numbers yet to be crunched, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said the recently concluded Melting Pot Month was a huge success. Her update was part of City Administrator Howard Partington's report to the City Council Monday night.
Things are looking better for the MyTown project which will enter into its fifth year of trying to fill vacant downtown Great Bend storefronts come November, but money is still a little tight, MyTown Board member Sheryl Cheely told the City Council Monday night.
TULSA, Okla. – This past weekend, Alex and Devin Randolph of Great Bend competed in both the 2013 USA BMX Grand Nationals and the Race of Champions Presidents Cup in Tulsa, Okla. These two races are the "big show" for BMX (bicycle motocross) racing, said their father Delbert Randolph.
Montara Johanson is praying for a Christmas miracle.
It has been a busy year and it has been a good year for Great Bend, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters told the City Council Monday night.
A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will get two new patrol cars to replace aging vehicles currently in service, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
Great Bend High School has announced its 2013 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has served as a diplomat in far-flung regions of the world and one who had hand in significant medical research.
This marks the 22nd year Farmers Bank and Trust has set up twinkling Christmas trees in their Great Bend bank locations in an effort to help give needy children in the community a brighter holiday.
It wasn't what they were expecting.
Vandalized stop signs are once again been an issue in rural parts of Barton County, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported to the County Commission Monday morning. Four signs were damaged in this way with six other being reported as either vandalized or wind damaged.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
When it comes to grants, it's not often more money is offered than originally requested. But, that is the case for a joint county/state project to improve the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook between Hoisington and Claflin, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.
TOPEKA – There won't be an increase in Thanksgiving travel this year, but the roads and skies will still be plenty stuffed, according to AAA's annual travel forecast.
Kansans and other Midwesterners have much to be thankful for come Thanksgiving. They are blessed with gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that fared better than that in other parts of the nation.
Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.