As Loretta Miller spoke Friday morning, she unwrapped packages containing pre-assembled gingerbread houses in her downtown Great Bend business, the Gallery.
The aroma of 18 turkeys roasting had barely had a chance to waft out of the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen Wednesday morning when the line began to form outside.
Despite the inundation of Christmas advertising luring consumers to far-flung shopping destinations, Great Bend economic development and civic leaders have a simple message – shop local.
The lobby and the pantry of the Barton County Food Bank told the story Friday.
Kansas roads and skies, like the rest of the nation, should be busier this Thanksgiving weekend than a year ago, travel experts said.
Perhaps they are looking for the good life.
The Salvation Army in Barton County is about ready to paint the town red as it officially opens its annual Christmas Red Kettle Campaign today. With the theme "Doing the Most Good" and a goal of $15,000, the effort runs through Christmas Eve.
It isn't your ordinary household Christmas tree.
The Unified School District 428 School Board Monday night started discussions on establishing a policy governing student and school fund raisers, finding the topic more complicated than they realized.
After launching the 2012 campaign Sept. 1, the United Way of Central Kansas has made significant headway, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said.
For the veterans, some still bearing the scars of their service, it was a chance to rekindle their common bond and share their experiences with others.
Diane and Steve Henry were in their Hoisington home Saturday night when something rocked their world.
Great Bend High School has announced its 2011 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has touched the lives of students and one who has served presidents.
This marks the seventh year for the Great Bend Beautification Committee's Holiday Tables Spectacular fund-raiser, an event offering seasonal party planners ideas on how to decorate, while at the same time, earning money to improve the community.
The cause of an early Thursday morning fire that destroyed the building owned by Estes Trash Service and Cliff's Commercial Trash Service at 323 NE 20 Ave., remains unknown, said Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano Thursday afternoon.
The National Football League and its Commissioner Roger Goodell have been embroiled in a seething controversy since Sept. 8, when a video was released showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice slugging his then-fiancée in an elevator.
September is Farm Safety Month and this upcoming week is Farm Safety and Health Week. The observance is a program of the National Safety Council's National Education Center for Agricultural Safety.
He may have been big, but he definitely wasn't bad.
The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo lost one of its older residents Monday. Barusha, an 18-year-old female lion had to be euthanized due to ill health.
The Great Bend Renaissance Fair is starting to take off, organizer David LeRoy told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. So, in his annual request for financial assistance he asked for less than in years past.
Great Bend's historic Sunflower Rod and Custom Association drag strip was filled to the brim this last Thursday as Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week made a pit stop here, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.
"They are electronic, alternative smoking devices that simulate the sensation of smoking. They do not expose the user, or others close by, to harmful levels of cancer-causing agents and other dangerous chemicals normally associated with traditional tobacco products."
As of Monday, not only will be illegal to light up in county buildings, but the use of electronic cigarettes will also be banned.
Some southwest Barton County residents who had complained about the condition of township gravel roads got some good news at the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.
It isn't always convenient, recycling.
Thirteen years ago this morning, 343 New York City firefighters perished when the World Trade Center buildings collapsed.
Despite an up tick in pump prices that briefly interrupted a general decline, the cost of a gallon of gasoline should resume its downward trend, petroleum industry analysts report.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Supreme Court last week reversed Court of Appeals ruling and that evidence in a 2010 Rice County drug case was seized illegally. The high court's decision affirmed that of the original Rice County District Court decision.
About a month ago, rural Barton County resident Judy Demel complained to the Barton County Commission about the poor and potentially hazardous condition of the dirt roads near her property just west of the Great Bend Municipal Airport.
At at time when county coffers see more money going out, it was good news for Barton County Monday morning.