The cause of an early Thursday morning fire that destroyed the building owned by Estes Trash Service and Cliff's Commercial Trash Service at 323 NE 20 Ave., remains unknown, said Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano Thursday afternoon.
Chicago has its cows. Lindsborg has its dala horses. Marion has its rhinos. Very soon, Great Bend will have its bird houses. As part of a community-wide tourism campaign capitalizing on the area's winged wetland creature heritage, numerous decorative fiberglass bird houses will dot sidewalks. The goal – create an attraction and get shoppers to flock to the businesses. "We want to drive foot traffic," said Cris Collier, executive director of the Great Bend Convention ...
ELLINWOOD – The Kansas Sidewinders Motorcycle Club will hold it's annual casino night to benefit United Way of Central Kansas from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the group's clubhouse, 21 N. Main in Ellinwood.
OK. Halloween is over. The ghost, ghoul, pirate and princess costumes lie in heaps on the floor. However, the sugar-high, Halloween hangovers remain, along with bowls heaped with candy and other seasonal swag. For nutritionists and oral health experts, this is the really scary part of the holiday. "Unfortunately, this is just not a good time," said Donna Krug, family and consumer science agent for the Barton County K-State Research and Extension office. "There is ...
It only takes a quick scan of the Barton County Sheriff's Office accident logs to see an emerging pattern – the number of car versus deer wrecks is on the rise.
The date for the jury trial for Adam Longoria, the Great Bend man charged in the August 2010 murder of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt, has been set, it was announced Wednesday.
United States Sen. Jerry Moran made a much-needed pit stop in Great Bend Thursday morning. "Before I head back to Washington, I wanted to get a dose of common sense," he said during a brief impromptu appearance at the Nex-Tech store on 10th Street during the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee. Moran was on his way from his Hays home to a luncheon in Salina before heading back to the nation's capitol. "I ...
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.
MANHATTAN – The Plains-parching drought gripping North American has caused dramatic changes in native fish communities, including those that call Arkansas River home, a Kansas State University researcher said. These changes could have a damaging impact on the health of the Ark as it trickles around Great Bend. "A couple of key species that we have been studying have virtually disappeared where they historically were abundant," said Keith Gido, a KSU biology professor who studies ...
Three local lessons can be gleaned from a new Kansas State University report outlining the fiscal health of the 105 counties in the Sunflower State.
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.