"To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations," said President Woodrow Wilson upon declaring the first Armistice Day for Nov. 11, 1919.
It may be one of the best kept secrets in Kansas, yet it served thousands of Sunflower State residents last year, hundreds of those in Golden Belt.
A partnership of local agencies and businesses has come together to make a stand against a one of the most serious problems facing youth – bullying.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have continued their downward tumble, falling 5.9 cents per gallon in the past week, GasBuddy.com reported. The average earlier this week was $3 per gallon according to a daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in the state. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26.
Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina reported to the City Council Monday night that Explore Great Bend Month kicked off nicely Saturday with Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Chili Cook-off.
Many area residents in the past couple weeks have received an official-looking packet in the mail from U.S. Prescription Discounts. Upon opening the envelope, they found what were labeled prescription cards.
City of Great Bend employees will see no increase in their Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance premiums in 2014, the City Council decided Monday night.
The Kansas State Fair celebrated its 100th birthday this past September. Organizers refer to it as a party on the prairie and it is indeed a major event.
It wasn't part of its regular agenda, but the Barton County Commission was glad to take up the matter.
It was in February of last year that the Barton County Commission approved plans for the fund drive to raise money for an veterans memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. But the idea dates back almost a decade.
A group of Great Bend businesses are joining forces to honor the veterans of America's armed forces by hold a Veteran's Recognition Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Westgate Shopping Center.
The tastes and smells of the annual Charity Chili Cook-off will greet the senses Saturday as 10 entrants vie for bragging rights. All proceeds go to the Great Bend Food Bank, said Sarah Krom of Sunflower Diversified Service which sponsors the event.
Ghosts and goblins aren't the only things motorists should fear on Halloween and through the winter months. Deer distracted by the annual mating season known as the rut can be a real horror.
Purple is powerful.
Two television commercials of late promote that it is better for our youth to stay glued to their video games, TV programs and toys, all of which encourage them to stay indoors and shun the outside.
Unfortunately, for motorists, it is a rite of spring – gas prices climbing in advance of the summer driving season.
In a sick, twisted sort of way, newspaper editorial writers around the state of Kansas may miss the 2014 legislative session. After all, seldom in the history of this esteemed body of lawmakers has there been a group of legislators who have offered as many inane bills on which for pundits can expound.
Although it happens every year, the Barton County Commission's annual approval of grant applications for the Health Department is critical, Health Director Lily Akings told the commission Monday morning.
On Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the Kansas Constitution by ordering the state to pay about $129 million dollars to the schools by July 1. The balance of funding requested by schools will be determined after a lower court redefines the meaning of "adequate" education.
Weather permitting, work on the intersection of 24th and Main in Great Bend should begin this week, City Engineer Rob Winiecke said.
Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison and City Administrator Howard Partington met earlier this week with Capt. Brian Webb and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hammeke of the Kansas National Guard about the Guard's upcoming open house.
Great Bend city officials understand how important Veterans Memorial Lake is to the community and they want residents to understand what is happing with the popular recreational area.
The counties of Kansas are again finding themselves at odds with state lawmakers in Topeka as a bill that would eliminate the mortgage registration fee is winding its way through the Senate.
The venerable Moses Band Shell, a center piece of the Barton County Courthouse Square and the focus of civic celebrations year-round for nearly 90 years, may be in for face lift, the City Council decided Monday night.
Even with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground Monday morning, spring and the threat of turbulent lies weather ahead, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller. So, the Barton County Commission approved a proclamation marking this as Severe Weather Awareness Week in the county.
With all of our minds still thawing out after the recent winter storms, it may be tough to ponder the upcoming severe weather season. But, it will soon be upon us.
First Kansas Bank of Great Bend has agreed to acquire Bank of America branches in Great Bend and Hays, local bank officials announced Wednesday.
It was the Great Bend business community's opportunity to shine Saturday night. The forum was the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.
In the past couple of weeks, Barton County has received a pair of $10,000 anonymous donations to help build the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial. The County Commission took time Monday morning to publicly thank those who stepped up to propel the project forward.
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