HOISINGTON - As a testament to his years of dedication to Hoisington, of devotion to the youth of Hoisington, and of joy that he brought to others through laughter, Troy Bressler has named Hoisington's 117th annual Labor Day parade Grand Marshal. Troy passed away in the fall of 2012.
Great Bend High School Pep Club members Lauren Penka, Kallie Peterson and Lauren Welsch prepare for the opening of school by painting the words to the high school fight song on the sidewalk under the bleachers at Memorial Stadium. School starts in USD 428 on Monday.
Barton County and Great Bend have been the beneficiaries of the massive Transportation Works for Kansas, or T-WORKS, program, since it was implemented 2010. And, according to a report released Tuesday, more projects are on the way.
This Saturday is the last day for humans to take a dip in the city pool this summer, but on Sunday the Wetlands Aquatic Center will be open to canines. The Wetlands will host its annual Bark at the Water Park from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per dog, with proceeds going toward upkeep of the dog park within Veterans Memorial Park, according to Parks Director Terry Hoff.
Today, five American Legion Riders from the Great Bend Chapter 180 will depart for Indianapolis, Ind. They will join over 400 fellow riders to complete a 1,500-mile one-way, five-day ride to Houston, gathering donations for the Legacy Scholarship Fund. Riding this year from Great Bend are Bill Titsworth, Jeannie Munsch, Bob Jarmer, Brenda and Chris Krueger, and Larry Buczinski.
The City of Great Bend will continue its anti-mosquito spraying from about 8 p.m. to about midnight Thursday. Crews will repeat the procedure at the same times Monday through Thursday of next week, weather permitting.
Monday night, USD 428 School Board approved a request by the Great Bend Recreation Center to ask for a mill levy increase from 5.000 to 7.000. However, the request is being contested by a local private busniess owner, Caron Zager of Club 1 Fitness. The issues presented are complicated, with both entities providing the community a valuable service.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's contribution to next month's Party in the Park will be a mud volleyball tournament on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. GBRC Director Diann Henderson said the Rec Commission's new Imagination Station will also be featured at the event planned for Sept. 21.
KERKRADE, Holland– After having been buried for decades in the forests surrounding a small Dutch city, a young man happened on a tiny piece of World War II history, a relic linking him with a community a half a world away – Great Bend.