It's not often that there's a grand opening for a road, but that is what happened Monday on one of the curves on Boyd Road in norther Barton County.
HAYS – The Great Bend High School debate team competed in its first debate tournament of the season Saturday by attending the Hays Arrowhead Invitational Debate Tournament.
Barton County Kansans for Life plan to carry signs in sight of west 10th St. next Sunday afternoon, as a reminder of their stance against abortion.
From 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 28, could be a crucial morning for the development of both Great Bend and central Kansas, and local residents are being encouraged to travel to Hutchinson that morning to support the proposed improvements to K-96 highway between Hutchinson and Sterling.
Back in the Great Depression there was a common saying: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."
LARNED – Local and area churches have recently received letters and phone calls from "Pastor" Bob Ruth, who is in the Larned State Hospital, from the "Church of the Redeemed," soliciting donations and the names of prayer partners for patients at LSH. The letter asks the churches to "join with their LSH ministry in praying for the prisoners."
There's no doubt about it. Crime is a going concern in Kansas, which is why it's so important that programs like Central Kansas Community Corrections do their job to keep convicts out of prison and in programs that point them out of the criminal career.
The timing of Dr. Victor Martin's arrival as Barton Community College's new agriculture coordinator/instructor couldn't have been better. Not only is the program getting a new instructor, it also has a new classroom and new equipment to put its students in the ideal setting for learning about agriculture and the careers it has to offer them.
Two bad drivers plus one patrol car equaled one drug bust, Wednesday morning in Great Bend.
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.
Two armed men reportedly forced entry into a Great Bend residence Wednesday night, tied up the occupants and took electronic equipment.
Motocross racing is a team effort for the Amerine family.
Two water wells have been drilled at the Great Bend Public Library, the first step in adding geothermal heating and cooling.
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday published a decision that upholds convictions of Kenneth "Kenny" D. Crawford, 59, for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and threatening a 12-year-old girl in Barton County in 2005.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington residents will see new faces in October when they visit the Hoisington Library as long term employees Pat Brown and Susan Willis officially retire at the end of September. Both have truly enjoyed assisting patrons.
Barton Community College sophomore Joy Conner used to be shy. Thanks to her involvement with theater, her shyness is a thing of the past. She'll be portraying the role of Truvy Jones in the Barton Theater production of "Steel Magnolias," a role made famous by Dolly Parton in the Hollywood movie. Barton Theater will present the play at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25-27 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
He may have been big, but he definitely wasn't bad.
With the second annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout coming to Great Bend this Saturday and Sunday, motocross promoters Wil and Tommy Hahn spent a couple of hours in Jack Kilby Square on Thursday evening. The free meet and greet was an opportunity for fans to get autographs or to be photographed with the Hahns and their motorcycles. Several tickets to the races were also given away.
A member of the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 hangs a POW/MIA flag in the courthouse square, Thursday evening.
During his Town Hall at Ellinwood Thursday, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said he believes it's time to look at a new school funding formula. "Free lunch isn't the only indicator of at-risk," he said, noting poor students may excel and more affluent students may face other issues.
ELLINWOOD - Following a Town Hall on Thursday at the Ellinwood District Hospital, Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan made a visit to the historic Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5 miles north of town. Tax credits administered through the Kansas Historical Society will reimburse 27 percent of the cost of restoring the former church's iconic steeple, said Ryan Robl from the Sts. Peter and Paul Heritage Association.
ELLINWOOD - Kansas is in a good fiscal position, Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said Thursday at an Ellinwood Chamber Town Hall. One of his key points on Kansas tax policy is that the state ended Fiscal Year 2014 with $434.6 million cash-on-hand.
The Barton County Road and Bridge Department will be doing asphalt work at the intersection of Washington Ave. and 30 Road on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22-23. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, or until the project is completed.
Kansas law provides a three-foot wide passing distance for bicyclists. Tuesday, Dale Phillips and George Coulson with the Barton County Road and Bridge Dept. began installation of bicycle warning signs to remind motorists, with it's first sign erected on W. 10th Street at the Great Bend city limit.
Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano is a hands-on leader.
A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.