It is a long ways from the Finnish coastal city Maija Haga calls home to Great Bend. But, her love for animals bridges the nearly 5,000 miles between the two communities.
In the span of one hour Wednesday afternoon, many of the 50 two-member teams participating in the truncated 2011 Air Race Classic stopped and refueled at the Great Bend Municipal Airport.
With flames raging above them, Mark and Josie Roehrman literally made it out of their basement apartment in downtown Ellsworth with the shirts on their backs Sunday evening.
They're a puttin' on extra shifts at the ol' Great Bend Rumor Mill.
Wheelchair-bound since her 20s, Tiffany Nickel continues to teach special education in Wichita. Even her disability can't squelch her passion to teach.
In the 2010 season and, again, in the upcoming 2011 season, the Great Bend High School football team will only play eight games instead of the traditional nine.
Great Bend Regional Hospital wants to encourage people to get out and move, as well as help a local agency in need. To this end, the facility is sponsoring Human (e)Motion Saturday.
Gloria Eppley was like a kid in a candy store Thursday morning. The Hoisington woman couldn't get to the first of the handful of Great Bend Farmers Market vendors fast enough.
Just because summer is coming and folks have stopped using their furnaces doesn't mean there is not danger from household carbon monoxide poisoning, Great Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins said.
WICHITA - It was a long, hot weekend for the 20-plus Special Olympians from Barton and surrounding counties as they took part in the Special Olympics Kansas Summer State Games this past weekend at Wichita State University.
The passing of the Soroptimist International Club of Great Bend's 13th-annual Gardens Galore garden tour was greatly exaggerated. The fund-raising event actually takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. this coming Sunday.
From gardens to man caves, the local Soroptimist International Club wants to show them to you. The 13th-annual Gardens Galore garden tour runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Clara Wicoff, the Iola seventh grader who spelled her way to her second Sunflower Spelling Bee victory in March, barely missed making it to the nationally televised semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee today in Washington, D.C.
The Great Bend Municipal Airport is on of 30 in Kansas selected for a share of $3.5 million is state money awarded to enhance safety and service at the facilities
Whether it runs on two wheels or four, there is a lot going on next weekend as area residents rev up their efforts to fight cancer.
In response to the whooping cough outbreak that has cause on death in Barton County, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provided the Barton County Health Department additional pertussis vaccine supplies to prevent the disease.
TOPEKA – Showing a continued strong jobs market, Kansas' December seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the November revised unemployment rate and down from 4.9 percent in December 2013, the Kansas Department of Labor reported.
It was sobering news Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider delivered to the County Commission Monday morning. The county, she said, is in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak.
The Barton County Commission districts, last set three years ago, will remain the same for another three years, it was decided at the commission meeting Monday morning.
With five current cases of whooping cough and one fatality from the disease in the past month, Barton County is now in the throws of a pertussis outbreak, Health Director Shelly Schneider said Monday morning.
On Saturday night, the Barton County Soil Conservation District (part of the Natural Conservation Service) held its annual Conservation Awards banquet at Barton Community College.
United Way of Central Kansas Executive Director Julie Bugner Smith had good news for her board members and campaign co-chairs Wednesday. She announced that the 2015 fundraising drive had met and surpassed its goal.
It is much cheaper for an offender to be to be supervised than it is to throw them in jail. For that reason and due to increasing demands for its services, the short-handed Central Kansas Community Corrections requested the addition of an extra supervisor.
TOPEKA – Seven-year-old Owen Klug suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and endures dozens of seizures every day.
The Barton County Health Department has been chosen to participate in the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Initiative, Health Director Shelly Schneider said.
Although the Golden Belt area has experienced a warm-up over the weekend, Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller cautions that winter weather can return at any time to the area.
TOPEKA - Citing an already heavy work load in the Kansas House, veteran local lawmaker John Edmonds resigned from the state House Appropriations Committee, relinquishing his position as its vice chairman.
If one goes back two or three years, they would find the condition of the flood control levees around Great Bend had deteriorated, a fact driven home in less-than-flattering reports from the United States Army Corps of Engineers in the past.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning paved the way for the 2015 tax sale by authorizing tracts of real estate be sold for back taxes.
It's a frightening possibility, but what would happen if there was an Ebola outbreak in Barton County?