Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation Thursday designating Sept. 5-11 as Suicide Prevention Week in the State of Kansas. Suicide Prevention Week is recognized nationally as a time to raise awareness and educate people concerning suicide prevention. It is observed in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10.
Dade Cannon,12, Great Bend, has been battling cancer since he was 5. Now, he has been chosen to throw out the first pitch at the Royals game versus the New York Yankees on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 9.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.15 Thursday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20.
The school year is only days old and there is already the tragic story of three young people and one older driver dying in a car crash early last Thursday morning. The two-vehicle wreck occurred near Silver Lake and also critically injured another passenger.
It was a time for the City of Great Bend to come together for one of those old-fashioned community wide celebrations. The fourth-annual Party in the Park was last Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, and Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said it was "an incredible success."
The free summer outdoor movie series is over, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington said. This year the city put more movies on Friday nights as requested last year, however officials found out that Thursday nights had better turn out.
Just as asphalt overlay work is being completed in the Galatia area, the Barton County Road and Bridge Department has plans to keep up its campaign to tackle over 100 miles of county blacktops this year, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.