The Barton County Commission hopes a letter to area lawmakers might help render obsolete a lawsuit to recover state Oil and Gas Valuation Depletion Trust Fund money owed to the county.
It is nothing to sneeze at, Barton County Brian Bellendir told the Barton County Commission Monday morning.
A simple comment by one of those attending the Great Bend's annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday morning summed up the meaning of the observance.
Last week, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved granted a permit to Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC to construct the Kansas portion of a high voltage transmission line and related facilities.
"To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations," said President Woodrow Wilson upon declaring the first Armistice Day for Nov. 11, 1919.
It may be one of the best kept secrets in Kansas, yet it served thousands of Sunflower State residents last year, hundreds of those in Golden Belt.
A partnership of local agencies and businesses has come together to make a stand against a one of the most serious problems facing youth – bullying.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have continued their downward tumble, falling 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, GasBuddy.com reported. The average earlier this week was $3 per gallon according to a daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in the state. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina reported to the City Council Monday night that Explore Great Bend Month kicked off nicely Saturday with Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Chili Cook-off.
Many area residents in the past couple weeks have received an official-looking packet in the mail from U.S. Prescription Discounts. Upon opening the envelope, they found what were labeled prescription cards.
City of Great Bend employees will see no increase in their Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance premiums in 2014, the City Council decided Monday night.
The Kansas State Fair celebrated its 100th birthday this past September. Organizers refer to it as a party on the prairie and it is indeed a major event.
It wasn't part of its regular agenda, but the Barton County Commission was glad to take up the matter.
It was in February of last year that the Barton County Commission approved plans for the fund drive to raise money for an veterans memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. But the idea dates back almost a decade.
A group of Great Bend businesses are joining forces to honor the veterans of America's armed forces by hold a Veteran's Recognition Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Westgate Shopping Center.
"Where else can a dollar donated touch so many lives," said Rick Chochon, United Way of Central Kansas pacesetter co-chair and United Way Board member. He was addressed the UWCK's first-ever Pacesetter Luncheon Thursday afternoon. It was an opportunity to honor the top 15 payroll companies and other special award winners.
For anyone one who has to renew a commercial vehicle tag, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has two important pieces of advice.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced the recipients of the $267,572 grant from the 2015 Federal Sexual Assault Services Program. SASP grants provide intervention; advocacy; accompaniment to court, medical facilities, and police departments; support services; and related assistance to adult, youth, and child victims of sexual assault; family and household members of sexual assault victims; and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault victimization.
Ostensibly, the employment picture in the nation as a whole and in Kansas is a rosy one, said Linda L. Bonewell, human resources manager for Fuller Industries. But, the numbers only show part of the picture.
TOPEKA – Although it remains unofficial, a heartbroken J. Basil Dannebohm said Monday he may resign his seat in the Kansas Legislature due to the debilitating ravages of his young onset Parkinson's disease.
The world of agriculture is changing, and so is a long-standing youth program that promotes it.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.
Why buckle up?
The two 2014 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame were recognized at a luncheon Friday afternoon.
The Barton County Appraiser's Office is in the middle of establishing 2015 valuations, County Appraiser Barb Esfeld said. Real Estate values will be mailed on or before March 13.
Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the K-96 Regional June Jaunt Committee, plans are coming along nicely, she said.
Beginning Feb. 23 and running through March 6, the Great Bend Police Department will join other Kansas Law Enforcement agencies to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years – teens not using seatbelts.
Overly dark vehicle windows are a threat to the safety of the public and to the police officers patrolling the streets, Great Bend Police Sgt. Jay Bachar told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. So, the City of Great Bend Police Department is undertaking a strong effort to monitor window tinting.
As of this weekend, there were two laboratory-confirmed cases of whooping cough in Great Bend, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning. One of the cases is in a school-age child and the other in a younger child, both of whom had been vaccinated.
The county employees honored for longevity by the Barton County Commission represented 270 collective years of service to the county. Recognized were folks who have had continuous employment for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years.