The future will be a time of promise and peril for agricultural producers, a pair of nationally know ag market experts said Wednesday morning.
As the holidays draw near, local and state health officials are urging all Kansans to get their annual flu vaccination to fight the spread of the respiratory influenza this season.
ABILENE - Seventy years ago today marked the "date that will live infamy."
A stiff north wind whipped across the park at 10th and K-96 Thursday morning, making the cold seem colder.
After nearly three months and a steady interest, an offer has been made on the former Shady Grove School property, the Unified School District 428 School Board learned Tuesday afternoon.
The sculpture paying tribute to the area's rich agricultural past will be officially dedicated in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday. The "Breaking the Prairie Sod" memorial is located in the park at K-96 and 10th Street on the west end of Great Bend.
As Loretta Miller spoke Friday morning, she unwrapped packages containing pre-assembled gingerbread houses in her downtown Great Bend business, the Gallery.
The aroma of 18 turkeys roasting had barely had a chance to waft out of the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen Wednesday morning when the line began to form outside.
Despite the inundation of Christmas advertising luring consumers to far-flung shopping destinations, Great Bend economic development and civic leaders have a simple message – shop local.
The lobby and the pantry of the Barton County Food Bank told the story Friday. The lobby was packed with needy folks, many seeking food to make a Thanksgiving meal possible. The pantry, lined with shelves, looked barren. Then, late that afternoon, several pick-up trucks, two pulling trailers, pulled up to the door. All were piled with food collected and donated by students at Great Bend High School. "This is such a blessing,"said Derinda Bussman, ...
Kansas roads and skies, like the rest of the nation, should be busier this Thanksgiving weekend than a year ago, travel experts said.
Perhaps they are looking for the good life. Perhaps they are fleeing a Thanksgiving roasting pan. Whatever the reason, a flock of wild turkeys, called a rafter, roamed and gobbled around central Great Bend Thursday. They occupied backyards, caused motorists to stop and brought homeowners out to snap photos. "I couldn't believe it," said Nancy Rogers, who lives at 19th and Harrison. She only saw one member of the pack but "it was huge." She ...
The Salvation Army in Barton County is about ready to paint the town red as it officially opens its annual Christmas Red Kettle Campaign today. With the theme "Doing the Most Good" and a goal of $15,000, the effort runs through Christmas Eve.
It isn't your ordinary household Christmas tree. The new Great Bend Mayor's Christmas Tree rises from the center of the fountain in the Barton County courthouse square. It is an artificial tree that stands 24-feet. City Park Department employees used a bucket truck and a ladder Tuesday afternoon to insert the individual branches into the metal and plastic hoop-like skeleton. It goes together very much like a tree at home and the limbs come stored ...
The Unified School District 428 School Board Monday night started discussions on establishing a policy governing student and school fund raisers, finding the topic more complicated than they realized.
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.