A light mist fell on a fog-shrouded Brit Spaugh Zoo Wednesday morning as a deftly operated mini-excavator nibbled away at chucks of broken ice and concrete at the park.
The arrest warrant has been dropped against the Great Bend man originally sought by Great Bend authorities for allegedly beating and cutting of his ex-fiance a week ago and who turned himself to the Gardner police Thursday, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said Friday.
They made it. United Way of Central Kansas reached its 2011 campaign goal of $235,000, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith announced Friday. A $12,483.24 contribution from the disbanded Victim Offender Reconciliation Program of Central Kansas broke the top out of the fundraising thermometer. "This donation put us over the top," Bugner-Smith said. "We are grateful that the Board members of the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program considered United Way of Central Kansas for these funds." Last ...
PAWNEE ROCK – Digging through piles of dusty boxes and brittle, yellowed documents found in the old Pawnee Rock city office yielded a unique treasure for the residents of this small western Barton County community.
TOPEKA – The marketing of the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway received a boost, thanks to a grant from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
There were no forests or big game in sight in the halls of Central Kansas Christian Academy Tuesday afternoon, but there was plenty of camouflage to go around.
It's about time to satisfy that sweet tooth once again. The seventh-annual Central Kansas Court Appointed Special Advocates chocolate auction is set for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Highland Convention Center. Silent auction/cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction begins at 8. Auctioneers will be Mike Niedens and TR Esfeld. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the door. In all, the event will feature about 50 live and 100 ...
It is only in the discussion phase, but teachers and administrators at Great Bend High School are examining switching from block scheduling back to offering seven class periods each day. The topic came up in passing during the Unified School District 428 School Board's luncheon meeting Tuesday at Riley Elementary School.
Siblings Blaine, Bryce and Brynn Mermis thought the gathering at Eisenhower Elementary School Friday afternoon was just a celebration of a school-wide accomplishment – no tardies during the last quarter.
Putting on a farm show every year is a daunting task, but Darren Dale is up to the challenge, thanks to all the local help he's received.
A Larned man faces burglary charges and similar charges are pending against a Great Bend juvenile after a Great Bend man recognized their car as one involved in a burglary on his property, and pursed, rammed and shot at them early Wednesday morning, according a new release from the Barton Count Sheriff's Office.
It cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, yet this lethal gas is found in one out of every 15 homes in the United States.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have not moved in the past week, but experts believe tensions in the Middle East, particularly Iran, that could change that in a hurry. "Gasoline prices have slowed their rise in the last week as oil prices have temporarily stabilized," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "I'm sure this leveling off in retail price won't last terribly long as tension mounts with Iran. I still expect 2012 to ...
A survey of Barton County residents on their perceptions of the Alicia DeBolt murder and the man accused of killing her, Adam Longoria, is being conducted by a Lincoln, Neb., firm Foot in the Door using a questionnaire prepared by professors at Pittsburg State University, said Troy Comeau of PSU's Communications Department.
The Unified School District 428 School Board approved Friday afternoon the sale of the Shady Grove School property.
A sign on one of the tables read "we're hiring."
The new digital finger printing machine has arrived and it will soon be in use by the Barton County Sheriff's Office. Activation is pending approval from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman said during the County Commission meeting Monday morning.
Paving work along Kansas Avenue is complete, according to Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke. Joint sealing crews were done Monday, and it was open to traffic as of Tuesday.
For the City of Great Bend and its Convention Center, it's back to square one – sort of.
This week marks the fourth-annual Senior Corps Week, an opportunity to thank Senior Corps volunteers for their service, said Donna Baugh, Volunteers in Action director. One way folks can become involved is by purchasing their Memorial Day flowers from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program this year. The flowers are on display at the RSVP office, 1025 Main, room D114 in Great Bend, and at the RSVP Thrift Store at 158 S. Main in Hoisington.
After an often heated exchange between Great Bend City Council Member Randy Myers and several fellow council members over his alleged ethics violations, Myers stood up and walked out of the governing body's Monday night meeting.
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.