Looking at the griddle-flat sandy farmland with its golden stubble fields surrounding the former Wheatland School, it is easy to see how the school got its name.
Great Bend authorities are looking for a "young female" in connection to the armed robbery of Daylight Donuts, at the corner of 10th and Williams in Great Bend, late Friday morning.
As of late Thursday, there were no major developments in the Monday, July 4, death of 15-year-old Jessica Cheyanne Shearer of Garden City, a death local authorities are calling "suspicious."
As much as anyone, the occupants of the small house at 2509 Walnut Drive want answers after a 15-year-old girl died in their home Monday afternoon.
In the waning days World War II, the Japanese remained well entrenched in the rugged islands of the South Pacific, forcing American Marines to dig, blast and burn them out one rock at a time.
It is a long ways from the Finnish coastal city Maija Haga calls home to Great Bend. But, her love for animals bridges the nearly 5,000 miles between the two communities.
In the span of one hour Wednesday afternoon, many of the 50 two-member teams participating in the truncated 2011 Air Race Classic stopped and refueled at the Great Bend Municipal Airport.
With flames raging above them, Mark and Josie Roehrman literally made it out of their basement apartment in downtown Ellsworth with the shirts on their backs Sunday evening.
They're a puttin' on extra shifts at the ol' Great Bend Rumor Mill.
Wheelchair-bound since her 20s, Tiffany Nickel continues to teach special education in Wichita. Even her disability can't squelch her passion to teach.
In the 2010 season and, again, in the upcoming 2011 season, the Great Bend High School football team will only play eight games instead of the traditional nine.
Great Bend Regional Hospital wants to encourage people to get out and move, as well as help a local agency in need. To this end, the facility is sponsoring Human (e)Motion Saturday.
Gloria Eppley was like a kid in a candy store Thursday morning. The Hoisington woman couldn't get to the first of the handful of Great Bend Farmers Market vendors fast enough.
Just because summer is coming and folks have stopped using their furnaces doesn't mean there is not danger from household carbon monoxide poisoning, Great Bend Fire Department Battalion Chief Eugene Perkins said.
WICHITA - It was a long, hot weekend for the 20-plus Special Olympians from Barton and surrounding counties as they took part in the Special Olympics Kansas Summer State Games this past weekend at Wichita State University.
At its March 17 meeting, the Great Bend City Council gave the owners of the old, crumbling opera house at 2103 Forest until April 21 to hire a contractor to fix the historic structure or raze it.
The last time ambulance fees for Great Bend Emergency Medical Services were adjusted was in 2009. Much has happened since then and Fire Chief Mike Napolitano told the City Council Monday night a change was in order.
Today marks the official Earth Day 2014. It is a chance for us to step back and look at the natural world around us and examine how we can make it a better place for future generations.
In an effort to help to continue to spur growth in Hoisington, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an interlocal agreement with that city.
Property valuation notices were mailed to the Barton County taxpayers on March 17 and County Appraiser Barbara Konrade reminds residents they have 30 days to appeal their valuation from that mailing date.
It's been about a year since Barton County offices switched to a unified bookkeeping software. Although the conversion was at times rocky, officials are now comfortable with the new system and ready to expand it.
They are words one doesn't often hear in the same sentence – local government, federal government, state government and cooperation. However, they were strung together during the Barton County Commission meeting Monday morning.
Last August, some areas of Barton County experienced severe flooding. The cost of dealing with those storms was high, prompting county officials to apply for a federal disaster declaration to help clean up the soggy aftermath.
The third-annual Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo closed Friday after another successful three-day run. The hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees have gone and the Expo Complex is empty.
One more election in the books, said County Clerk Donna Zimmerman. The April 1 results were canvassed by the Barton County Commission Monday morning and are now finalized.
The boys and girls of summer have already returned to the Great Bend Sports Complex, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night. Ballfield preparations have been made and high school games have started at the new facility.
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