The Great Bend City Council heard some good news on the housing development front Monday night.
Memorial Day is Monday and that means the unofficial beginning of summer. So, starting this weekend, folks will be flocking to the state's many lakes.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved allowing a professional fireworks display as part of Camp Hope at 9:30 p.m. June 19 at Barton Community College.
The new Veterans Memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend will be looking good come time for its dedication at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, the day before Memorial Day.
Ancient civilizations understood the concept, but the idea got lost in the dusts of architectural time, until recently that is.
Valuation notices for real property were mailed on March 17, and this is followed by a 30 day appeal deadline, said Barton County Appraiser Barbara Konrade.
The partnership between Barton County and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to enhance the Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington has taken on a life of its own, County Administrator Richard Boeckman said.
Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra again came under fire from members of the County Commission Monday morning over his office's continuing struggles to finish reconciling tax rolls, struggles that drew a stern warning earlier this year from the county's auditors.
May is National Bike Month, so dubbed by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. It is a celebration of all things bicycle and a chance to get out doors.
The thunderstorms that drenched parts of Barton County Sunday night were scattered, besides, the fickle Kansas weather can dry things up in a heartbeat. These reasons prompted the County Commission Monday morning to let stand the county-wide temporary burn ban.
The convention of Fourth District Barton County Commission delegates whose job it is to replace the late Commissioner Don Cates will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend, said Barton County Republican Committee Chairman Richard Friedeman.
At least for now, Kansas and Arizona residents can keep registering to vote with a federal form and without having to show proof of citizenship, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling handed down Thursday.
Those with political aspirations for the Aug. 5 primary election need act quickly to toss their hats into the ring, Barton County election officials said. The primary filing deadline is noon Monday, June 2.
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball and Softball Tournament wrapped up this past Saturday at the Great Bend Sports Complex. Participants left feeling the city had hit a home run.
Many of the Canada geese have fled Veterans Memorial Lake, and plans are set to get rid of the stragglers, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.
Fall is around the corner and students are back in the classroom for another school year. This means the annual inundation of school activities will begin very soon.
Like so many holidays, the true message and meaning of Labor Day has gotten lost in commercial hype.
It's not often that being told "you're all wet" is a good thing, especially in the news business.
A flashing orange arrow, cones and warning signs greeted motorists starting this week west of Great Bend.
It's nice to know the system still works.
When it came to the 2015 Barton County operating budget, to say the year was difficult would be an understatement, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.
In a single day last year, 2,220 Kansas school bus drivers reported 798 instances of drivers illegally passing their stopped busses.
It was a chance meeting at the annual Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Producers meeting in Wichita earlier this week. State Sen. Mitch Holms, R-St. John, sat and dinner with representatives of T&C Manufacturing and Operating Inc.
There has been some confusion about the recent news of American State Bancshares moving to Wichita.
It has been a long time coming, but the electronic directory kiosk at Great Bend Cemetery is up and running. It was officially christened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.
It was back in November of 2012 that Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters introduced Blizzard Energy to the Great Bend City Council. Since then, it's been a long road for the tire recycling business to establish a state-of-the-art facility, which is still not up and running.
The Barton County Road and Bridge department is in the middle of the summer sealing season. This is the time when crews tackle a portion of the county's nearly 400 miles of blacktop roads.
The goal for the 2014 Relay for Life of Barton County was $104,000. All the money has now been turned in and the annual cancer-fighting fundraiser fell a little short, netting $92,000.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes could hardly contain her enthusiasm during the City Council meeting Monday night.
Several steps were taken Monday night to move along the development of the new apartment complex on Grant Street, known as the Reserves at Trail Ridge. The action came during the Great Bend City Council meeting.