It was about 3:15 Monday afternoon, dismissal time for Great Bend Middle School. Harrison Street in front of Becky Dudrey's house was choked with students and their parents.
In the past week, the average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 0.3 cents per gallon to an average of $3.26 per gallon as of Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.42, according to gasoline price website KansasGasPrices.com.
The Kansas State Board of Education Tuesday afternoon voted to apply for a waiver, exempting the state from portions of the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind law which requires students to meet federally mandated proficiency targets in reading and math.
After much discussion, the Unified School District 428 School Board reluctantly approved Monday night giving the entire Great Bend High School student body a half day off, that is if the upcoming National Honor Society's food drive reaches its goal of collecting 8,000 items.
There is a much to be proud of for the organizers of the 2011 Relay for Life of Barton County.
In a brief statement following the second preliminary hearing for the man accused killing Great Bend teen Alicia DeBolt, the DeBolt family said Thursday afternoon they backed the prosecution's call to not seek the death penalty for Adam Longoria.
Great Bend High School will hold its 2011 Fall Homecoming today. Events are planned throughout the afternoon and evening.
The 200-plus students of Eisenhower Elementary turned the brown playground across from their school into a sea of blue Monday afternoon.
Although any development would be years down the road, St. Louis, Mo.-based wind energy developer Wind Capital Group purchased a proposed wind power project in central Kansas, a company official said Friday.
When the film "A Dolphin Tail" opened in Great Bend last weekend, 8-year-old Addie Ehrlich was among the first in line.
On a recent afternoon, dozens of students from Jefferson Elementary School roamed the Long Pumpkin Patch northeast of Great Bend.
Timber! Well, sort of. The skyline of downtown Great Bend changed Wednesday morning as the 30-year-old radio tower beside the Great Bend Police Department came down. "It definitely looks different now," said Police Chief Dean Akings. "You say 'wait a minute, there's something missing.'" Akings was among several city officials watching as crews from Mobile Radio Services and Great Bend Crane Rental scaled the tower to attach the cable, detached it from its concrete base ...
For the Unified School District 428's proposed policy governing electronic communications between teachers and students, it was takes three and four at the School Board's luncheon meeting Tuesday.
PARADISE – Paradise lost? Perhaps not, but it may become a little harder to find, at least by mail. The United States Post Office in this small northwestern Russell County community made the U.S. Postal Service's short list for potential closure. The residents are not happy. At a meeting called by the USPS Tuesday night in the Paradise Methodist Church, 50 folks vented their frustration with the plan they feel would place a severe hardship ...
SUSANK – Things are dry in the northeast Barton County community of Susank, and they are about to get dryer. The Russell Rural Water District No. 3 based there issued a notice to its users this week requesting they do what they can to save water, a resource made more precious by the blistering hot, dry summer.
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.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
When it comes to grants, it's not often more money is offered than originally requested. But, that is the case for a joint county/state project to improve the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook between Hoisington and Claflin, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.