Two rural Barton County women were hospitalized Wednesday evening after the cars they were driving collided at a gravel intersection near the southeast corner of the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.
The momentum has been building for several months and Jim Johnson is hoping the legwork will come to fruition during the next Kansas legislative session.
Efforts to develop a Hazard Mitigation Plan for Barton County are moving forward and are meeting with great success so far, according to Barton County Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller.
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.
ELLINWOOD - The City of Ellinwood received Wednesday afternoon the first ever recycling and composting plaque from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for its total environmental stewardship, recognizing the efforts of Ellinwood to manage waste.
QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – When folks gather to enjoy a pork barbecue and western concert in the wide open spaces of Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, Oct. 16, they will be doing more than celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. They will help Gulf wildlife refuges with oil spill.
Every year, as school begins, there is the period in which students have to learn that there may be different rules at school than at home. They are needed for school to run smoothly and to make sure people are safe.
You could say this is all about water under the bridge, except it's really more about water out of the faucet and a job well done after a lot of years of public service in Great Bend.
Students at Barton Community College had an opportunity Tuesday to meet with prospective employers, as well as with representatives from four-year colleges.
In regards to reconditioning the U.S. 281 bridge south of Great Bend, things are ahead of schedule.
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.
The state fire marshal and Great Bend Police Department are investigating a fire that destroyed a Great Bend home early Saturday morning, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said.
The members of Great Bend High School Student Council are hosting a United Way "Blackout" at the GBHS Panther football game against the Hays High Indians Friday, Oct. 15, at GBHS's Memorial Stadium. The event is a fund-raiser for the United Way of Barton County.
It is said no man is an island. Well, that's not entirely true. Take Great Bend native Kenny Penka. Those who don't know Penka most likely have seen him. He's they guy pushing the lawnmower around and around the islands on Broadway Avenue. "Once I get done, its about time for me to start over again," a sweaty Penka joked on a recent steamy morning. He cares for 16 of ...
A year ago, on the morning of Dec. 14, the news of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., shocked and saddened people all over the country, as well as the world. Twenty children and six educators were killed when a gunman entered the secure school, walked into a classroom and began shooting.
It has been a busy year and it has been a good year for Great Bend, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters told the City Council Monday night.
All Ralph wanted was a Red Rider BB Gun, and P& S Security's float took top honors depicting Ralph finding it under the tree. P & S claimed the Holiday Spirit award with additional recognition as they won the Grand Marshal Theme award and Best Float. Judges Vicki Richardson and Debbie Jones had their work cut out for them as this year's parade was packed with exceptional entries, said Sarah Krom from Sunflower Diversified Services, ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will get two new patrol cars to replace aging vehicles currently in service, the Barton County Commission decided Monday morning.
Cub Scout Pack 157's float in the Home for the Holidays Parade completes the parade theme "All I want for Christmas Is ..." with "My two front teeth." The parade got underway Saturday evening at Brit Spaugh Park, and continued down Main Street. Festivities continued in the courthouse square.
The Great Bend Tree Board received several entries to its first Trick or Tree photo contest. Here are some more of the non-winning entries.
Editor's note: This story by Esther Sayler and the accompanying tree photo won first place in the "Most Interesting Story" category of the Great Bend Tree Board's first Trick or Tree Contest, October 2013. Little Arthur (the second Arthur M. Sayler of four so named) was only 10 years old when he first saw the wonderful cottonwood tree with its dancing leaves, full- grown, standing alone in a dusty wheat field south of Albert, Kansas. ...
As the fall colors began to turn, Great Bend's Tree Board announced its first Trick or Tree photography contest. Contest coordinator Toni Rice announced the winners this past week. "We had so many wonderful entries," Rice said. Although six were named winners – and will be awarded gift certificates – Rice had many "favorites" among the submissions – which brought out the variety in species as well as the history of trees in Barton County. ...
Great Bend High School has announced its 2013 inductees to the GBHS Hall of Fame. Recognized will be two individuals, one who has served as a diplomat in far-flung regions of the world and one who had hand in significant medical research.
After Thanksgiving, the elves at the north pole get busy. A winter tradition, Santa's Workshop will be open from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the City Auditorium. Garet Fitzpatrick at the Great Bend Recreation Commission notes that a number of volunteers will help to transform the City Auditorium into the 17th annual Santa's Workshop, a free event "designed for preschool through sixth graders and their families and those young at heart." Enter through the ...
The newest holiday display in Great Bend is located on the north side of the courthouse square. Christina Hayes, Great Bend Community Coordinator, described the interactive light display. "We are very excited about this new feature," she said. "It's set to music where you can park your car and tune in your radio, and the lights will dance with the music." Parks Director Terry Hoff described the synchronized light show as a major addition to ...
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
This marks the 22nd year Farmers Bank and Trust has set up twinkling Christmas trees in their Great Bend bank locations in an effort to help give needy children in the community a brighter holiday.
Editor's note: The Kansas State Department of Education earlier this month released it's 2013 School Report Card. At first glance, it appears Kansas kids are scoring poorly compared to even a year or two ago. But with schools all over the country rolling out of the new Common Core and College and Career Readiness standards, the rules of the game have changed. The tests haven't however, and that skews the data scores are supposed to ...
The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.