<p>A motorist was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday after the car she was driving slid off of West Barton County Road, around 12:45 p.m.
<p>The Great Bend Police Department will begin offering vulnerability assessments to local businesses including armed intruder, beginning about the first of March. The assessment will include flood and tornado threats as well as human.
<p>STAFFORD - Stafford USD 349 students learned agricultural lessons from the ground up with the theme of "The Story of Wheat," during a recent Kansas Day celebration held Jan. 29.
<p>The loss and pain is still vivid, and the contributions of four Mull family members won't soon be forgotten in Barton and Pawnee County.
<p>Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.
<p>Driving a 2001 Impala, 77-year-old Carol J. Patterson of Rozel was injured in a one vehicle accident on Monday. She was southbound on 280th Road, two miles south of Rozel, when for an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled left of center into the east ditch hitting the embankment causing the vehicle to roll one-and-one-half times coming to rest on its top.
<p>Two key street improvement projects are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.
<p>With a Winter Weather Advisory in effect Tuesday morning, schools were closed and Sheriff Brian Bellendir announced that Barton County was experiencing moderate to heavy snowfall, leading to treacherous road conditions.
<p> A person identified as "A Bellevue Mom" on social media site SuburbanTurmoil.com praised Glenn Mull as a hero for avoiding a collision with the YMCA. The letter (<a href="http://suburbanturmoil.com/to-the-friends-and-family-of-glenn-mull/2014/02/04/#sthash.JTAR7cR6.dpuf" title="Suburban Turmoil">http://suburbanturmoil.com/to-the-friends-and-family-of-glenn-mull/2014/02/04/#sthash.JTAR7cR6.dpuf</a>) is printed below:
<p>Pawnee Rock farmer and business owner Glenn Mull; his wife, his wife, Elaine; their daughter, Amy Harter; and granddaughter Samantha Harter have been identified as the victims of a plane crash in Tennessee. Mull owned Mull Farms and Feeding in Pawnee Rock.
<p>The names of those who died in a fiery plane crash in Nashville, Tenn., Monday afternoon have been confirmed. The dead include Glenn Mull, his wife Elaine, their daughter Amy Harter and granddaughter Samantha Harter.
<p>Early in the morning on Dec. 18, a large chunk of the back southwest corner of the old opera house building at 2103 Forest tumbled to the ground. Later in the day, it declared the structure unsafe to occupy, forcing the renters, Euphoria Dance Studio and an apartment tenant, to move.
<p>In this past year, Mother Nature ruled the roost at Cheyenne Bottoms and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Site Manager Curtis Wolf told the Great Bend City Council Monday night in his annual report on the activities KWEC.
<p> A private airplane that flew out of the Great Bend Municipal Airport on Monday afternoon crashed and burned around 5 p.m. in a field near Nashville, Tenn. There were no survivors, according to Tennessee news sources such as NewsChannel5.com, which also reported that the Gulfstream 690C was registered to Mid-Kansas Agri-Co in Pawnee Rock.
<p>BUSHTON - Things worth doing are worth doing well, and seventh graders at Central Plains Middle School put this proverb to work as they invested time and energy learning about notable and not-so-famous Kansans.
<p>While the much-anticipated ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court on Gannon v. State of Kansas school funding law suit answered a few question, several more are bound to surface in its wake.
<p>ELLINWOOD - Curious about life, about people and places, Cynthia Kadohata, who is Japanese-American, became fascinated with custom harvesting, and her book, "The Thing About Luck," is loosely based on an Ellinwood family she met when receiving the "William Allen White Award."
<p>It's been a long time coming, but even though the Kansas Supreme Court has released its decision in the state's appeal of the Gannon vs. Kansas school finance lawsuit, the question of funding schools is still up in the air.
<p>The Kansas Supreme Court announced Friday morning their decision on Gannon v. State of Kansas. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2010 by parents and school districts after the state cut funding to schools back to 2005 levels of funding. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon to discuss the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on the Gannon vs. State of Kansas, The lawsuit asserted lack of adequate funding for education in the state was unconstitutional.
<p>TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
<p>Thursday morning, American AgCredit held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new facility to be built at the corner of 10th Street and Patton Road in Great Bend, in spite of the colder than expected temperature.
<p> Ewalt Elementary School Principal Greg Clark of Augusta has been hired as the new superintendent for Central Plains USD 112 School District. Clark will begin his duties July 1.
<p><strong> </strong>The Barton Community College Foundation kicked off its Annual Academic Enrichment Fund Campaign titled "Slide Rules to Smartphones" on March 1. Longtime supporter and former employee of the college Paul Maneth will serve as the chairman for the month-long fundraising drive.
<p>The animal population at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo has sometimes been described as "geriatric," but Zoo Director Scott Gregory is working to change that.
<p>Three grizzly bears at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo turned 1 year old in January, and have been good companions to Max, the older bear in the grizzly exhibit, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said Monday.
<p>A fire at the Karl and Virgina Harmony home, 3106 26th St., did extensive damage Tuesday afternoon, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said. Virginia Harmony was the only one home at the time and got out safely.
<p>Weather permitting, work on the intersection of 24th and Main in Great Bend should begin this week, City Engineer Rob Winiecke said.
<p>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.
<p>In a vehicle driven by Christopher C. Jaso, 30, of Scott City, Skyler M. Denning, 23, Hoisington, Maria D. Cavender, 32, Great Bend, and Saxon A. Denning, 20, Great Bend were injured in a wreck at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday morning.
<p>HOISINGTON - Building skills and real life experiences, USD 431 Hoisington Future Business Leaders of America have opened a coffee shop serving beverages to student and staff.