TOPEKA – Veterans Memorial Lake in Great Bend was one of three lakes in Kansas under a warning for toxic blue-green algae, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Thursday afternoon.
What kind of an impression is Great Bend leaving upon newcomers. It doesn't take them long to site unsightly properties.
The Great Bend Police Department has added four new officers.
Members of the Great Bend City Council Monday night congratulated Golden Belt Humane Society officials for what they termed marked improvements in how it handles animals and the public.
It was a case of being in the right place at the right time.
Rain failed to dampen the spirits of Relay for Life of Barton County participants during an abbreviated cancer-fighting event chased indoors by pending Thunderstorms Friday night.
On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported the first case of west Nile virus in Kansas for 2015. The individual that tested positive is an adult from Lincoln County, that's not all that far from here.
When the 2015 Relay for Life of Barton County begins Friday night, it will be kind of a big deal. It will mark the 20th anniversary of the annual cancer-fighting event.
Tax issues, both property and vehicular, were highlights of Barton County Administrator Richard Boeckman's bi-weekly service update to the County Commission Monday morning.
Barton County is crisscrossed with 389 miles of paved roads, ranking it fourth among the 105 counties in state in terms of asphalt blacktops.
It is summer and its is warm. Folks are headed to pools and lakes for a dip to cool down.
What started out as a berm for target shooting and an old farmhouse for Barton County Sheriff's Office training has evolved into a multi-use site utilized by law enforcement agencies around the state.
As today draws to a close, the fourth-annual June Jaunt will be wrapping up as well.
MANHATTAN – Nationally, there seems to be an on-going softening in farm values, However, that may not be the story closer to home.
In a matter of a few weeks, the newest officer will join the Great Bend Police Department. The officer's name is Lazer and she is a two-year-old black German shepherd.
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Soon, Great Bend firefighters will be making their annual rounds to local grade schools. They will show the kids firefighters are not to be feared ...
In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection ...
Do you know who lives next door to you? Have you ever actually exchanged a word with them? If so, congratulations, you're part of ...
Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir last week appointed Steve Billinger as lieutenant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office. On Monday morning, Bellendir introduced the ...
A Barton County Commission split over the cost narrowly approved the practice of the county paying for pre-employment physicals for new hires.
TOPEKA – When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual term next week, it will hear oral arguments in three Kansas capital murder cases, including ...
This past week was Farm Safety and Health Week and when September wraps up Wednesday, so does Farm Safety Month, but the risks of agriculture ...
After years of planning, the first stone inscribed with the names of Barton County veterans is near completion, Barton County Memorial Parks Advisory Committee Chairman ...
It's been a hectic couple of months for many Great Bend city departments, City Administrator Howard Partington said.
It was busy weekend and it was a successful weekend, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday night.
Earlier this month, 120 county appraisers from across Kansas and oil and gas professionals from Kansas and surrounding states converged on Great Bend. They came ...
Great Bend was hopping this past weekend with yet another Bikes, Bombers and Butterflies Weekend. The multitude of events drew scores of spectators and attendees ...
On the large flat-screen monitor where the green patchwork quilt aerial images of Barton County. With a few mouse clicks and key strokes, John Remmert ...
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