The tastes and smells of the annual Charity Chili Cook-off will greet the senses Saturday as 10 entrants vie for bragging rights. All proceeds go to the Great Bend Food Bank, said Sarah Krom of Sunflower Diversified Service which sponsors the event.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 10.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.06 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.30.
The Kansas Association of Counties will hold its 38th-annual conference and exhibition today through Thursday in Wichita, and among the nearly 700 attendees will be members of the Barton County Commission.
According to the Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas home sales rose by 7.2 percent in August 2013 compared to the same period last year. Sales totaled 3,469 units in August, up from 3,235 units in 2012. In comparison, sales on a national level rose by 13.2 percent for the month.
Explore Great Bend Month is about to kick off and run through November, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday. This marks the second year for the city-wide business promotion.
The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a resolution requesting Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George establish a Rural Housing Incentive District in the city. Also, the council OKed the Housing Needs Analysis, required by the state to accompany the RHID application.
Two Golden Belt communities are among 14 statewide to share nearly $1 million to encourage children to walk or bicycle to school via the Safe Routes to School program administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation
The Great Bend City Council will hold a special meeting a noon Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams, to consider the discharge of fireworks on July 3, City Administrator Howard Partington said Thursday.
Barton County Emergency Management has been working to accumulate information on storm-related damages since May 4, said Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller. The result has been a local disaster declaration and inclusion in the State of Kansas disaster declaration.