Kansas roads and skies, like the rest of the nation, should be busier this Thanksgiving weekend than a year ago, travel experts said.
Perhaps they are looking for the good life. Perhaps they are fleeing a Thanksgiving roasting pan. Whatever the reason, a flock of wild turkeys, called a rafter, roamed and gobbled around central Great Bend Thursday. They occupied backyards, caused motorists to stop and brought homeowners out to snap photos. "I couldn't believe it," said Nancy Rogers, who lives at 19th and Harrison. She only saw one member of the pack but "it was huge." She ...
The Salvation Army in Barton County is about ready to paint the town red as it officially opens its annual Christmas Red Kettle Campaign today. With the theme "Doing the Most Good" and a goal of $15,000, the effort runs through Christmas Eve.
It isn't your ordinary household Christmas tree. The new Great Bend Mayor's Christmas Tree rises from the center of the fountain in the Barton County courthouse square. It is an artificial tree that stands 24-feet. City Park Department employees used a bucket truck and a ladder Tuesday afternoon to insert the individual branches into the metal and plastic hoop-like skeleton. It goes together very much like a tree at home and the limbs come stored ...
The Unified School District 428 School Board Monday night started discussions on establishing a policy governing student and school fund raisers, finding the topic more complicated than they realized.
After launching the 2012 campaign Sept. 1, the United Way of Central Kansas has made significant headway, UWCK Executive Director Julie Bugner-Smith said.
For the veterans, some still bearing the scars of their service, it was a chance to rekindle their common bond and share their experiences with others.
Diane and Steve Henry were in their Hoisington home Saturday night when something rocked their world.
Great Bend High School has announced its 2011 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has touched the lives of students and one who has served presidents.
This marks the seventh year for the Great Bend Beautification Committee's Holiday Tables Spectacular fund-raiser, an event offering seasonal party planners ideas on how to decorate, while at the same time, earning money to improve the community.
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 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.