The second in a series of three meetings about a federal plan to better map and understand the multi-county Cow Creek Watershed takes place Hoisington Wednesday morning, and Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco is encouraging anyone with a tie to the area plan to attend.
Granted, its not the most sexy topic, in fact, discussing it seems, well, dry. But water is definitely a crucial topic. It was addressed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning as it heard a report on a new Federal Emergency Management Agency program designed to better understand rural watersheds. County Engineer Clark Rusco recently attended a national conference in Maryland on FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. Referring to a slide ...
A couple weeks ago, the Adam Longoria murder trial ended in Barton County. He was convicted of murdering 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt in August of 2010.
Motorists beware, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra said. From Tuesday, May 2, through Monday, May 7, his and other county and state offices will not be available to handle vehicle title work, renew vehicle registrations, or handle drivers licenses or other identification cards as the state installs a new computer system. "People will need to look ahead," he said. There has been publicity on this change, but Wondra wants to make sure residents are prepared. ...
When it comes to those with handicaps, there statistics and there are people who live with the disabilities. Both add to the complex and often lonely tapestry that is being handicapped or a caregiver of a handicapped person in America. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration recently published a troubling new study in the journal Pediatrics entitled "Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in ...
For the most part, Great Bend-based Central Prairie Resource Conservation and Development Council flies along under the radar – quietly working behind the scenes on a number projects in central Kansas.
Heroism has many definitions. A look inside the Eisenhower Elementary School library Wednesday afternoon revealed several of those. Hero one – Trenton Lane, a 9-year-old third grader who suffers from the crippling neurological disorder lissencephaly. Confined to a wheelchair, he's forced to rely on his teachers, parents and schoolmates to do just about everything for him. He's learning and, by his standards, his quality of life improves. "The doctors said I didn't have a very ...
MINNEAPOLIS – Three of the four Kansas Department of Corrections inmates housed at the Ottawa County jail here who escaped at about 5 a.m. Wednesday remain at large, according to a KCOC news release.
If all goes well, movies will be shown in the new downtown Great Bend Cinema Six by next May as the facility draws thousands to the business district.
Barton County Records Clerk Marion Beck checked her e-mail in-box one Monday morning in February and found a message that started like this: "Good evening, Marion, from a very wet southeast England."
The City of Great Bend's arrangement with the owners of the Highland Hotel to manage the city-owned convention center will remain in place, at least through the end of September, the City Council decided Monday night.
The Barton County Health Department will be up to date after the County Commission approved the purchase of new computer equipment Monday morning.
When the Great Bend City Council meets Monday night, it will take up an issue months in the making. It's an issue that drew two petitions from residents in the southeast part of town and may force two council members to recuse themselves from voting.
It seemed like an odd comment for Rod Stambaugh to make as he stood at his Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo outdoor booth Thursday afternoon.
Aiden Loveland Koster wants everyone get their blue on today and raise awareness of problem too often kept tucked in the shadows – child abuse.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will get two new patrol cars to replace aging vehicles currently in service, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
Great Bend High School has announced its 2013 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has served as a diplomat in far-flung regions of the world and one who had hand in significant medical research.
This marks the 22nd year Farmers Bank and Trust has set up twinkling Christmas trees in their Great Bend bank locations in an effort to help give needy children in the community a brighter holiday.
It wasn't what they were expecting.
Vandalized stop signs are once again been an issue in rural parts of Barton County, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported to the County Commission Monday morning. Four signs were damaged in this way with six other being reported as either vandalized or wind damaged.