Citing the expense involved with establishing a security plan that would likely involve metal detectors and the hiring of additional security guards, the Barton County Commission Monday morning voted not to seek an exemption from the new state law allowing concealed weapons in most county facilities.
October marks National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. The Family Crisis Center in Great Bend is planning an event for Oct. 7 and want to paint the town purple to raise awareness of this life- and family-shattering problem that often exists in the shadows.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. To battle this memory-robbing disease, the Alzheimer's Association holds walks across the nation to raise awareness and funds.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and the Family Crisis Center Inc. is asking the community to join it in raising awareness by "Turning our Town Purple" on Monday, Oct. 7.
The dogs RaShann Southard rescues from as far away as San Antonio, Texas, are not bad dogs.
TOPEKA - There are signs the state's labor market is making strides in the right direction, the Kansas Department of Labor reported, even if the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, unchanged from July and up from 5.8 percent a year ago.
It took guts for David Roach to stand before the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The 55-year-old Great Bend man has had his share of problems with drugs, alcohol and the law over the years.
David Roach considers himself a success story for Central Kansas Community Corrections.
On July 24, an agricultural crop spraying rig clipped one of the guy wires holding up the Barton County Communications Department's radio transmitting tower north of Doonan GMC Peterbilt east of Great Bend. The collision toppled the tower.
There is a lot happening in Great Bend this month. "There is something for everyone this month," Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. "Come experience something different."
OLMITZ – The population of Olmitz could nearly quadruple a week from Saturday, Sept. 21.
From one extreme to the other. That is how Barton County Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt described the conditions at the the Barton County Landfill recently.
The local America's Promise program kicked off its 2013-14 year Thursday afternoon with a visit to the Great Bend Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo and a meeting for parents.
The last Summer Street Stroll of the season took place last week on a rainy Thursday evening at the Barton County Courthouse Square. But, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the Great Bend City Council Monday night the vendors still sold all of their fresh produce.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes offered her monthly report to the City Council Monday night. It was a full report, highlighted by the on-going Melting Pot Month featuring several diverse activities.
There will be two public, open meetings later this week to give residents, City Council members and others an opportunity to meet the finalist for the job of Great Bend police chief.
The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved sponsoring the annual Job Fest for $1,000. The city has been a sponsor of Job Fest since its inception. The ninth-annual Job Fest event is set for Thursday, April 30.
After a heated discussion Monday night, the Great Bend City Council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an agreement with the Great Bend Public Library Board for the payment and reimbursement of the new heating and air conditioning system at the library in the amount of $762,012.92.
For once, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's efforts to correct the state's massive budget shortfall make a modicum of sense. He has forwarded proposals to raise alcohol and tobacco taxes which are now being reviewed by a legislative committee.