In his bi-weekly update to the City Council Monday night, City Administrator Howard Partington said local tournament organizers did it again. The city hosted the Kansas State High School Activities Association 1A/2A baseball and softball tournament and a Hap Dumont Baseball tournament at its Sports Complex in the past couple of weeks.
Welcome rain in western and central Kansas Sunday evening was accompanied by 60 mph wind and hail up to 21/2 inches in Meade County.
The on-going effort to replace the walking path at Veterans Memorial Park will be completed after action taken by the Great Bend City Council Monday night.
Anyone who has ever tried to plan a trip in this digital age knows the frustration of doing an internet search, finding a site dedicated to their destination, and not finding what they need to find. Perhaps there are no phone numbers or contact name. Maybe the site hasn't been updated since 2007 and is clunky to navigate or the information desired is nowhere to be found.
Good magicians don't reveal their secrets, but scientists are happy to share. Monday afternoon, "Mad Scientist" Erik Pratt entertained dozens of children to kick off the summer reading program at the Great Bend Public Library.
Two men were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital and a third man was arrested early Saturday at a Great Bend residence, the Great Bend Police Department reports.
The home page of the new Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway website says the byway "will forever reshape your image of the 'Sunflower State.'"
June Jaunt weekend kicks-off Thursday in Great Bend, and all weekend long, communities along Hwy 96 from Ellinwood to the Colorado border encourage travelers to "Get (their) fix on K-96" as they have for the past two years. A day-long slate of Live music and other entertainment, Kids Zone inflatables, vendors and a community beer garden from 3-11 p.m. hosted by The Odin Store are planned for Saturday, at Jack Kilby Square, and a community party in the park is planned for Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park. Around town, businesses will get in on the fun too. While there ...
The camaraderie was perfect and the stories, well, you had to be there.
Nearly 100,000 quilts have been individually presented to veterans since the national Quilts of Valor program started in 2003, and central Kansas quilters have provided many of them. Friday evening, local quilters surprised five veterans at Great Bend's American Legion Post 180 with quilts.
Barton County Health Department, Barton County Sheriff's Office, Great Bend Police Department, and the Barton County Landfill have announced that their annual Bike Safety Rodeo for children ages 5 to 14 has been rescheduled to Friday, June 27, at the Britt Spaugh Park northeast baseball field near 22nd and Morton streets. Ellsworth Correctional Facility will not have enough reconditioned bikes ready until later than originally planned resulting in a postponement for the event.
Barton County Health Director Lily Akings told county commissioners Monday morning some disturbing news.
HOISINGTON – Hoisington High School Principal Meg Wilson filed for the Kansas State Board of Education, District 5 Thursday. Wilson is a Republican who supports the vision of the Kansas State Board of Education "to prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous academic instruction, 21st century career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents."
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has posted its most current list of bodies of water in Kansas that fall under health advisories, among them is Veterans Memorial Lake in Great Bend at the most serious warning status due to its on-going problem with blue-green algae.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
Hoisington Municipal Court - July 18
Three bidders have had a peek inside the old opera house building at Forest and Williams, all eying the possibility of razing the beleaguered structure.
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament to be held
Noting that it was more than double previous projections, the Great Bend City Council Monday night voted to reject a bid submitted for utility improvements in the Amber Meadows housing development.
Monday, volunteers were on hand at the St. Rose Auditorium for the day-long 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive that has become an annual tradition in Great Bend. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, Great Bend Chief of Police Dean Akings and Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano were some of the first in line to roll up their sleeves to give blood. Community members who donate blood can vote for their favorite agency. The winning agency gets bragging rights for the year.
Hoisington Winner Plans to Pay off Home with Lottery Prize
Her voice brimming with enthusiasm, new Big Brothers, Big Sisters area director Diane Shoemaker has come on board with the non-profit organization which provides a little attention to kids-in-need, but has big results.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Heritage Senior Center will feature guest speaker Linda McCaffrey during a July 28 noon pot luck lunch.
It was a time Monday morning to show appreciation. The Barton County Commission recognized two long-time county employees who are leaving after years of service.
After somber deliberation, a unanimous Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a non-binding resolution calling for the resignation of County Treasurer Kevin Wondra.
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas on Sept. 20-21 for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
ELLINWOOD - Overcast skies made for a pleasant morning Saturday when the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival parade brought crowds to the red, brick streets of the community.
TOPEKA – Ruling the jury instructions may have violated his constitutional rights, the Kansas Supreme Court Friday overturned the death sentence for Sidney Gleason, convicted of capital murder in the 2004 killings of a Great Bend woman and her boyfriend.