The Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway, that ribbon of asphalt that winds its way for 77 miles through Barton and Stafford counties, has earned some national recognition.
Work is underway to construct a monument to the former Great Bend man whose invention changed the world as we know it. The project to build the Jack Kilby Plaza on the west side of the Barton County Courthouse started Thursday morning.
Two Great Bend men were arrested at a Great Bend motel Thursday afternoon for robbery in connection with an armed break-in at a Great Bend residence Sept. 22.
Two rural Barton County women were hospitalized Wednesday evening after the cars they were driving collided at a gravel intersection near the southeast corner of the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.
QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – When folks gather to enjoy a pork barbecue and western concert in the wide open spaces of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, Oct. 16, they will be doing more than celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. They will help Gulf wildlife refuges with oil spill.
In regards to reconditioning the U.S. 281 bridge south of Great Bend, things are ahead of schedule.
The members of Great Bend High School Student Council are hosting a United Way "Blackout" at the GBHS Panther football game against the Hays High Indians Friday, Oct. 15, at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. The event is a fund-raiser for the United Way of Barton County.
It is said no man is an island.
A thick cloud of brown dust settled over portions of downtown Great Bend Wednesday and Thursday as a demolition crew carefully began the delicate process of razing the old Trading Post building at 1315 Williams.
The first and second grade students sat on the Lincoln Elementary School library floor Thursday afternoon, seemingly oblivious to the tables full of adults behind them.
A letter signed by Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and sent to the parents of GBMS students this week explains the procedures put in place to control rowdy behavior by some middle school students at Great Bend High School events.
A 72-year-old Great Bend man died Monday morning when he wrecked his pickup in rural Reno County, the Reno County Sheriff's Office reported.
An emailed comment from a woman in Connecticut has sparked improvements to the Barton County and Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway websites, county commissioners learned Monday morning.
Barring any objections from the Kansas State Historical Society, the old limestone bridge three miles north of Beaver will be demolished and replaced by a new, wider, safer one, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.
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.
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