ABILENE - Seventy years ago today marked the "date that will live infamy."
A stiff north wind whipped across the park at 10th and K-96 Thursday morning, making the cold seem colder.
After nearly three months and a steady interest, an offer has been made on the former Shady Grove School property, the Unified School District 428 School Board learned Tuesday afternoon.
The sculpture paying tribute to the area's rich agricultural past will be officially dedicated in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday. The "Breaking the Prairie Sod" memorial is located in the park at K-96 and 10th Street on the west end of Great Bend.
As Loretta Miller spoke Friday morning, she unwrapped packages containing pre-assembled gingerbread houses in her downtown Great Bend business, the Gallery.
The aroma of 18 turkeys roasting had barely had a chance to waft out of the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen Wednesday morning when the line began to form outside.
Despite the inundation of Christmas advertising luring consumers to far-flung shopping destinations, Great Bend economic development and civic leaders have a simple message – shop local.
The lobby and the pantry of the Barton County Food Bank told the story Friday. The lobby was packed with needy folks, many seeking food to make a Thanksgiving meal possible. The pantry, lined with shelves, looked barren. Then, late that afternoon, several pick-up trucks, two pulling trailers, pulled up to the door. All were piled with food collected and donated by students at Great Bend High School. "This is such a blessing,"said Derinda Bussman, ...
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.
Managing Editor Dale Hogg and his wife, Volunteers in Action Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, have embarked on this two-month lifestyle change experiment as a couple.
Next week Kansas roads will be busy with Thanksgiving holiday travelers going to and from grandmother's house or other destinations. It is also time to take extra care when hitting the road, local and state safety officials said.
Before the Great Bend Planning Commission Monday night is a request from a Kansas City, Mo., developer to rezone land at 29th and Adams for multi-family homes.