It should be more treat than trick at the gas pump as we approach Halloween, petroleum analysts believe.
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. "They are good dogs that no one wants," she said. Long an advocate for abused and neglected pets, Southard started Hands of Hope in August. With a network of volunteers spanning the central United States, she helps save dogs slated for euthanation by transporting them to foster families, shelters with space or by seeing they are adopted. "This ...
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. The 55-year-old Great Bend man has battled alcohol and drug demons since his teens. This culminated in his fourth drunk driving arrest, and charges of methamphetamine and marijuana possession. But, he told the Barton County Commission Monday morning, he is clean. He thanks his experience with the parole system for giving him the chance to rebuild his life. "Before, I just didn't have ...
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.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
Great Bend High School has announced its 2013 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has served as a diplomat in far-flung regions of the world and one who had hand in significant medical research.
This marks the 22nd year Farmers Bank and Trust has set up twinkling Christmas trees in their Great Bend bank locations in an effort to help give needy children in the community a brighter holiday.
It wasn't what they were expecting.
Vandalized stop signs are once again been an issue in rural parts of Barton County, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported to the County Commission Monday morning. Four signs were damaged in this way with six other being reported as either vandalized or wind damaged.