At the first of this year, national pet treat manufacturer Redbarn moved to Great Bend, occupying the massive plant vacated by Great Bend Packing.
The Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway, that ribbon of asphalt that winds its way for 77 miles through Barton and Stafford counties, has earned some national recognition.
Work is underway to construct a monument to the former Great Bend man whose invention changed the world as we know it. The project to build the Jack Kilby Plaza on the west side of the Barton County Courthouse started Thursday morning.
Two Great Bend men were arrested at a Great Bend motel Thursday afternoon for robbery in connection with an armed break-in at a Great Bend residence Sept. 22.
Two rural Barton County women were hospitalized Wednesday evening after the cars they were driving collided at a gravel intersection near the southeast corner of the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.
QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – When folks gather to enjoy a pork barbecue and western concert in the wide open spaces of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, Oct. 16, they will be doing more than celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. They will help Gulf wildlife refuges with oil spill.
In regards to reconditioning the U.S. 281 bridge south of Great Bend, things are ahead of schedule.
The members of Great Bend High School Student Council are hosting a United Way "Blackout" at the GBHS Panther football game against the Hays High Indians Friday, Oct. 15, at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. The event is a fund-raiser for the United Way of Barton County.
It is said no man is an island.
A thick cloud of brown dust settled over portions of downtown Great Bend Wednesday and Thursday as a demolition crew carefully began the delicate process of razing the old Trading Post building at 1315 Williams.
The first and second grade students sat on the Lincoln Elementary School library floor Thursday afternoon, seemingly oblivious to the tables full of adults behind them.
A letter signed by Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and sent to the parents of GBMS students this week explains the procedures put in place to control rowdy behavior by some middle school students at Great Bend High School events.
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.
Blame it on the geese choking the lake, lawn-care chemical run-off from nearby homes or shear age, but Veterans Memorial Lake has a serious problem with toxic blue-green algae. This has made the popular recreational area murky for years, and the solution to the issue remains just as clouded.
Beginning next week, the law enforcement and safety agencies in Kansas will join forces to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years – young drivers and passengers dying in car crashes after not using seat belts.
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