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 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 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.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
When it comes to grants, it's not often more money is offered than originally requested. But, that is the case for a joint county/state project to improve the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook between Hoisington and Claflin, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.