A group of local grade school students were recognized by the Great Bend City Council Monday night for their involvement in promoting the growth of trees.
City officials have approved a program that will help improve access to the Arkansas River recreation areas from Stone Lake.
Ten area celebrities showed their star power Tuesday night, raising $23,089 for Barton Community College through the "Dancing with the Barton Stars" competition. The couple that raised the most money was the team of Lynda Jamison, assistant vice president and lending officer at Sunflower Bank, paired with Mark Mingenback, president and executive director of Central Kansas Medical Center's CKMC Foundation Inc. Mingenback also raised the most money of any of ...
SEWARD - Donations that were intended for an 8-year-old boy's expensive medical procedure were stolen, and the area Crime Stoppers organization is seeking information about who took it. Mom's Bar and Grill, located at 420 Lincoln St. in Seward, was burglarized sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. on March 18. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, a bowl of cash donations to assist Derek Grabast ...
A former Ellinwood High School teacher, now living in Topeka, has been charged in Barton County District Court with two felony counts of electronic sexual solicitation of a minor between the age of 14 and 16 years. Seth Lee Converse Stevens remains free on a $30,000 surety bond. Both of the alleged victims were 15 years old in the spring of 2009. The charges filed allege Stevens used a telephone, Internet ...
HOISINGTON - Time stood still on April 2001 for the small community of Hoisington when the fury of the plains struck with unrelenting force, tearing through the city, destroying hearts and homes.
County Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg turned to American poet Carl Sandburg to argue in favor of accepting a low bid on a county project when the Barton County Commission met Monday, but Sandburg did not carry the day.
Great Bend City Council reorganized Monday night, implementing the decisions that local voters made in the April 5 election. Mayor Mike Allison and council members Mitch Haney, Dale Westhoff, Allene Owen and Dana Dawson were sworn into office. They were all reelected in the election. Owen was chosen by the council as its president, a position that fills in if the mayor is absent. And the council also approved the official city depositories, following with ...
Kindle, iBook, NOOK eReader. Technology has helped move reading along in many ways, but for Shelly Post, Early Childhood Education teacher at Helping Hands Preschool, there's nothing better for children than the printed page. "Books are so important for children to learn," Post said. She named a huge list of valuable skills, including how print is read left to right and top to bottom, turning pages one at a time, how to take care of ...
A Great Bend man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol was arrested after an injury accident Sunday night. According to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department, officers responded to the intersection of Odell St. and Walnut Drive at 9:46 p.m. Aaron Andrews, 29, who was arrested at scene, was eastbound on Walnut Drive in a Pontiac G8 and reportedly ran a stop sign. His car struck ...
Patrons of the Barton County Treasurer's Office will need to work on the ground floor when they come to the courthouse for the next couple of weeks.
On Jan. 11, 2007, Treasa Lynn Carter was brutally stabbed to death by her husband in Pawnee Rock. Prior to her death, there had been reports loud arguments in the home, but not of violence.
It's almost show time. Five pairs of local celebrities, who have been polishing their moves for the past two months, will hit the stage dancing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as the main attraction of "Dancing with the Barton Stars." Their stage is the Barton Community College fine arts stage and their goal is to raise funds and awareness for renovating the college's 40-year-old Fine Arts Auditorium.
Crystal Cross, Great Bend High School English teacher, wants to bring the war in Iraq and Afghanistan home to Great Bend. Not physically, of course, but mentally and emotionally for her students.
As the Great Bend mock disaster drill, simulating a tornado touching down in the city, wrapped up Thursday afternoon, the area fell under a real tornado watch.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
It wasn't what they were expecting.
Vandalized stop signs are once again been an issue in rural parts of Barton County, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported to the County Commission Monday morning. Four signs were damaged in this way with six other being reported as either vandalized or wind damaged.
Monday, Dr. Max Heim and Gary Secrest from the Kansas State Board of Education arrived in Great Bend to meet with patrons, faculty and staff, administration and USD 428 board members to discuss the newly begun search for a superintendent.
Second graders from Park Elementary School took a trip to the Golden Belt Humane Society on Monday for story time. After Kennel Technician Aaron Pike read a story, there was time for cookies and juice. Children also got to pet some puppies and kittens while learning important lessons about animals from the shelter's staff. Heather Acheson, director of the humane society, compared lessons on approaching injured or stray animals to what kids learn about "stranger ...
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
When it comes to grants, it's not often more money is offered than originally requested. But, that is the case for a joint county/state project to improve the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook between Hoisington and Claflin, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.
TOPEKA – There won't be an increase in Thanksgiving travel this year, but the roads and skies will still be plenty stuffed, according to AAA's annual travel forecast.
Birds have always known that Cheyenne Bottoms is an important stop on the central flyway for the hundreds of thousands of water fowl and shore birds that migrate south each winter and north each spring. Although it's not always recognized as such by humans, Cheyenne Bottoms was designated a wetlands of international importance in 1971.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, Paul Davis, made a campaign stop in Great Bend on Saturday and spoke to a crowd of about 50 people. Davis expressed concerns about sales tax, property tax, college tuition and utility rates all rising.
Great Bend's holiday events calendar explodes this week as Thanksgiving and the annual Home for the Holidays celebration approaches.
A fire at 1418 20th St. did extensive damage to the house, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said. Firefighters were dispatched at 2:42 a.m. Friday, for a possible window air conditioner on fire. They arrived to find smoke coming from the attic. Inspector Luke McCormick from the GBFD said police also arrived at the house and said the door was hot to touch. Firefighters forced open the front door and found fire in the ...