Work is under way to get the first of Barton County's stressed bridges back to normal - and ahead of schedule - County Administrator Richard Boeckman announced at Monday's Barton County Commission meeting.
For a long time, it was the Great Bend Petroleum Club. In the mid-'80s, it was the Five Oaks Supper Club. Most recently it has been Diggers, a downtown bar at 1318 Kansas, and late Wednesday night it sustained more than $100,000 in fire damage, according to Fire Chief Mike Napolitano. Fire departments from seven area communities responded to the downtown fire, in part, Napolitano explained, because at one point it appeared that the fire ...
We are still in the process, as a society, of deciding just how this relatively new communications facility, the Internet, is to operate in our society, and we have tended so far to allow it to be a free-wheeling operative. That's not always bad, but it is frequently not good.
Work is continuing on a plan that will help prepare for emergencies that could strike our community, according to Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller.
Why are there so many songs about rainbows And what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, And rainbows have nothing to hide. So we've been told and some choose to believe it I know they're wrong, wait and see. Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, The lovers, the dreamers and me. - Kermit the Frog Sometimes, in the midst of all the news - all that stuff that we adults ...
Local motorists who had traveled around the state over the past weekend reported to the Tribune that they found significantly lower prices on gasoline in other parts of the state, especially in Wichita, and according to an Internet site that tracks fuel prices, there are several points in Kansas where gasoline is lower-priced than the common local price, at $2.66.
Some of you claim that you can't believe it, that the school year is starting again - as if you were so carried away with the mosquitoes and the pain of trying to grasp a red-hot steering wheel was so pleasing that the time just flew by this summer.
If there is anything for which Great Bend is nationally - even internationally - known, it is drag racing.
In the words of Jimmy Cagney - "Never steal anything ... small."
It appears that there have been enough new jobs added to Red Barn Pet Products since the operation opened in the former Great Bend Packing facility south of Great Bend that more than $57,000 in county funding will be released. However the Barton County Commission is seeking proof that the jobs were created before that money is released, it was decided Monday.
Harley's Heroes are coming to Great Bend next week to offer free help to veterans.
In the old Disney movies, it all looks so simple. You discover a wild orphan and take it in. With a little love and the right kind of "wild-animal formula," you raise up your wild baby into a one-of-a-kind pet that follows you around and becomes part of the family. Depending on the program, that pet could be a deer, or a bear that hibernates in your cellar, or a wild goose, or a coyote. ...
At a time when it's difficult to pick up the national news without finding out about more financial tragedy, the results of the Barton County 2009 audit were a ray of sunshine.
Great Bend City Council members indicated Monday night that they wavered on whether to approve an increase of approximately 1 mill in the city tax levy for 2011 or not, and ended up supporting the increase because of a need for city employee raises.