Due to lingering concerns about the economy, the number of Americans expected to travel during summer's last gasp this weekend is down from the 2010 Labor Day travel period, the American Automobile Association reports. The same holds true for Kansas and the other states in AAA's West North Central Region.
It's a tough number to get a handle on, but Kansas Action for Children estimates there are 75,000 children in the state without health insurance.
Bill Koelling and Max came out of their front door at 2530 20th St. Tuesday morning. In what has become a regular routine over the past six weeks, Max bolted across the grass, yipping at the men working in the street.
There are changes and improvements in store for the venerable Highland Hotel, a facility that was once a jewel in Great Bend's tourism crown but that has since fallen on hard times.
Residents of Barton and Pawnee counties will again have the opportunity to show they can "Live United" as the United Way of Central Kansas' 2011 campaign opens Thursday.
WILSON – On Saturday, Sept. 3, a glowing landmark will return to the Wilson skyline. The original sign will again adorn the roof of the historic limestone Midland Railroad Hotel. The lighted red sign, which was removed for renovations to the Midland, has been reinstalled, and will be dedicated and lit at 9 p.m. on that Saturday. "It's kind of an iconic sign," said Tom Mahoney, a Dorrance native who along with his wife Heddy ...
Sometimes when it comes to the agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties that serve those in need, that need isn't about money.
EL DORADO – A last-minute fund-raising campaign has saved a southeast Kansas ranch that has served as a camp for thousands of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, at least for now. The Kansas Cerebral Palsy Ranch was slated to go on the auction block Saturday, Aug. 27.
When looking at gas prices statewide, Great Bend falls about in the middle of the pack, according to the gasoline price website KansasGasPrices.com.
Continuing a modest fluctuation, the July unemployment rate in Kansas rose to 6.8 percent from 6.7 percent in June, but was down from 7.0 percent in July a year ago, the Kansas Department of Labor reported Thursday.
"Love u." "Love and miss you." "We love you sweet babygirl." "A big hug for you from mom." These were among the balloon-borne messages lofted into the golden dusk sky above Great Bend Cemetery North Sunday night. It was an evening filled with hugs, tears and laughter as family and friends of the slain Alicia DeBolt marked the first anniversary of the 14-year-old's disappearance. "Look upon us with favor as we remember the life and ...
Due in part to the lingering economic downturn, the well-being of Kansas children dropped to its lowest level in seven years, placing the Sunflower State 19th in the nation, according to a national study released Wednesday.
WICHITA – A Federal Grand jury in Wichita Wednesday indicted Mark R. Wintholz, 44, and Tiffinie D. Moore, 26, both of Great Bend. They are charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Great Bend Street Department crews armed with rollers and large buckets of white paint have spent the past couple weeks preparing cross walks and parking places around school buildings for the start of public school classes today.
An object that looked like a pipe bomb and several other "suspicious looking items" were deemed to contain no explosives by an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and members of the Wichita Police Department bomb squad late Monday night.
The Memorial Parks Advisory Committee is on a mission.
The Great Bend Water Department has begun testing for nutrients at Veterans Memorial Lake which has, in the past, been plagued by toxic blue-green algae.