TOPEKA - There are signs the state's labor market is making strides in the right direction, the Kansas Department of Labor reported, even if the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, unchanged from July and up from 5.8 percent a year ago.
It took guts for David Roach to stand before the Barton County Commission Monday morning. The 55-year-old Great Bend man has had his share of problems with drugs, alcohol and the law over the years.
David Roach considers himself a success story for Central Kansas Community Corrections.
On July 24, an agricultural crop spraying rig clipped one of the guy wires holding up the Barton County Communications Department's radio transmitting tower north of Doonan GMC Peterbilt east of Great Bend. The collision toppled the tower.
There is a lot happening in Great Bend this month. "There is something for everyone this month," Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said. "Come experience something different."
OLMITZ – The population of Olmitz could nearly quadruple a week from Saturday, Sept. 21.
From one extreme to the other. That is how Barton County Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt described the conditions at the the Barton County Landfill recently.
The local America's Promise program kicked off its 2013-14 year Thursday afternoon with a visit to the Great Bend Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo and a meeting for parents.
The last Summer Street Stroll of the season took place last week on a rainy Thursday evening at the Barton County Courthouse Square. But, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the Great Bend City Council Monday night the vendors still sold all of their fresh produce.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes offered her monthly report to the City Council Monday night. It was a full report, highlighted by the on-going Melting Pot Month featuring several diverse activities.
It's not fair, Barton County resident Jana Reed told the County Commission Monday morning in regards to the wind energy transmission line that is proposed to cross her family's property near Galatia.
In regards to the safety of Barton County employees, the County Commission Monday morning received good news for the fifth year in a row.
It's not that the Miss America Pageant is the pinnacle of American culture, but the program Sunday night showed that the event was truly more than a beauty contest.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does." These words by American anthropologist Margaret Mead certainly ring true.
Great Bend Fire Department firefighter Nick Maddy climbed for Harvey Harrell.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and banquet took place Saturday night. A full house at the Convention Center heard a about the strides made in the business community.
Why buckle up?
The two 2014 inductees into the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame were recognized at a luncheon Friday afternoon.