The flag goes down on the 24th-annual Mid-America Mopar Car Show Sunday at Brit Spaugh Park, come rain or shine.
When looking at gas prices in Kansas, Great Bend, and most of the surrounding communities for that matter, fall about in the middle of the pack, according to the most recent report from KansasGasPrices.com.
It took a lot of courage for Barton County Sheriff's Office deputy Kyle Reed to pull an accident victim from a flaming vehicle wreck last summer. That heroic action earned him the Barton County Employee Recognition Award from the County Commission Monday morning.
The pilots huddled around the tabled in a cramped break room at the Great Bend Municipal airport Saturday evening. As if preparing for a military operation, they planned how the two World War II war birds would coordinate their passes over downtown Great Bend as part of the dedication of the Jack Kilby statues.
Downtown Great Bend changed forever Saturday night, a change that will be seen in broad daylight as well as when the sun sets.
The deadline may be a month away, but those thinking about running for public office and want to be included in the August primary need file sooner rather than later, said Donna Zimmerman, Barton County clerk and election officer.
The second phase in the two-year effort by the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee to enhance the Great Bend Public Library's exterior is almost done.
The Unified School District 428 School Board took another look at a proposed new gymnasium at Great Bend Middle School as it met there for its monthly luncheon meeting Tuesday.
The second in a series of three meetings about a federal plan to better map and understand the multi-county Cow Creek Watershed takes place Hoisington Wednesday morning, and Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco is encouraging anyone with a tie to the area plan to attend.
Granted, its not the most sexy topic, in fact, discussing it seems, well, dry. But water is definitely a crucial topic. It was addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning as it heard a report on a new Federal Emergency Management Agency program designed to better understand rural watersheds. County Engineer Clark Rusco recently attended a national conference in Maryland on FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. Referring to a slide ...
A couple weeks ago, the Adam Longoria murder trial ended in Barton County. He was convicted of murdering 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt in August of 2010.
Motorists beware, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said. From Tuesday, May 2, through Monday, May 7, his and other county and state offices will not be available to handle vehicle title work, renew vehicle registrations, or handle drivers licenses or other identification cards as the state installs a new computer system. "People will need to look ahead," he said. There has been publicity on this change, but Wondra wants to make sure residents are prepared. ...
When it comes to those with handicaps, there statistics and there are people who live with the disabilities. Both add to the complex and often lonely tapestry that is being handicapped or a caregiver of a handicapped person in America. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration recently published a troubling new study in the journal Pediatrics entitled "Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in ...
For the most part, Great Bend-based Central Prairie Resource Conservation and Development Council flies along under the radar – quietly working behind the scenes on a number projects in central Kansas.
Heroism has many definitions. A look inside the Eisenhower Elementary School library Wednesday afternoon revealed several of those. Hero one – Trenton Lane, a 9-year-old third grader who suffers from the crippling neurological disorder lissencephaly. Confined to a wheelchair, he's forced to rely on his teachers, parents and schoolmates to do just about everything for him. He's learning and, by his standards, his quality of life improves. "The doctors said I didn't have a very ...
It is fitting that Barton County celebrate Kansas Tourism Week this week, Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Cris Collier told the County Commission Monday morning.
Three weeks ago, a fertilizer storage facility in West, Texas, not all that different from plants in many, small, rural communities, exploded. It killed 14 people, leveled much of the tiny town and rocked the nation.
Sunshine Week, the national initiative by journalists to assure that sunshine illuminates every crevasse in the halls of officialdom, runs March 10-16. During that week, newspapers traditionally run editorials and columns extolling the importance of open government as it relates to our freedoms as Americans.
Saturday marked the opening of Travel and Tourism Week in Kansas, which runs through next Sunday. The Barton County Commission Monday morning is set to authorize a proclamation to recognize the importance this industry plays in our local, regional and state economies.