WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Great Bend couple is in the nation's Capitol this week, being honored for opening their home to orphans.
Tickets are now available for purchase to the Unified School District 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fund raiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St., Great Bend. Tickets are $50 each.
"Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!"
One in 10 Kansas women will report being a victim of domestic violence, but that only begins to tell the story, according to Family Crisis Center Executive Director Laura Patzner.
Vicky Dayton, the driving force behind Housing Opportunities Inc. since it started in Great Bend in 1996, recently received the Kansas Housing Conference's 2010 Affordable Housing Trail Blazer (Rural) Award, one of its Ad Astra awards.
Attorney General Steve Six has asked the court to rule on whether a common law marriage exists between capital murder suspect Adam Longoria and Eva Brown, the woman he was living with at the time of his arrest.
With a week left to go before the 2010 Barton County Tax Sale, county officials are warning property owners who are affected by the sale that they have a short time left to redeem at risk property.
State officials have determined - again - that there is not sufficient cause for a traffic signal that the Great Bend City Council had previously dedicated to paying for itself.
Anyone who has sat in the west bleachers at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium recently has probably noticed the menacing panther eyes on the eastern stadium wall no longer glare at them.
Fall fashions for all generations were on display Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center's annual fashion show.
The City of Great Bend public water supply system violated a drinking water microbiological standard for total coliforms in its distribution system during September 2010, said Donald Craig, director of public works. Although this is not an emergency, you as customers have a right to know what happened and what is being done to correct the situation.
Bright orange and black monarch butterflies have filled sunflower and goldenrod blossoms surrounding the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for the past three weeks, providing an outdoor classroom for several area schools.
EDITOR'S NOTE – Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke's heroic efforts as a nurse on the Civil War battlefield earned her great affection. Later, Bickerdyke (1817-1901) was a veterans' pensioner and advocate and helped many veterans settle in Kansas. A one-time Great Bend resident, she is one of the Kansas Sampler Foundation's 24 finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas People. The public will have until Oct. 22 to vote to determine the top eight. On the website (8wonders.org), Marci Penner has more information and list places where a person can go to learn more about these people. Voting ...
Sometimes children think they cannot talk about a loved one who has passed away. They don't want to upset the adults and, therefore, keep it all bottled up.
The Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway, that ribbon of asphalt that winds its way for 77 miles through Barton and Stafford counties, has earned some national recognition.
Sen. Jerry Moran said Thursday was his first Town Hall where he was handed a soda and offered popcorn. Moran said he learned about the new Golden Belt Cinema 6, site of the meeting, from his press secretary, Great Bend native Katie Niederee.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees reviewed the policies on "Essential Skills," during Thursday's business meeting.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood High School Vocal Music Department will present "Bye Bye Birdie" for its annual fall musical scheduled for November 14-15.
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, Inc. celebrated it's 20th Anniversary during the 4th Annual Kans for Kids Auction & Dinner held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus. With the theme, "Hog Wild for Kans for Kids", guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening of good food, friends, three silent auctions, a live auction, and a photo booth provided by Kansas Kandids. When it was all said and done, over $25,000 had been raised for the local non-profit organization that provides both emotional and financial assistance for Barton County children who receive a diagnosis of childhood cancer.
The Barton County Health Department will offer out-reach flu shot clinics throughout the county in the coming weeks. The is as follows:
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.
Students who wonder what path to take after high school were able to learn some options Wednesday, when Barton Community College held "All About Careers."
Approximately 45 students showed up early Wednesday at Great Bend High School to take part in See You At The Pole, part of a global prayer initiative.
The community will have a chance to "pray our goodbye" to the Allied Services Building (ASB) during a closing ceremony this weekend, said Sister Celeste Albers, worship director at the local Dominican Sisters Motherhouse.
Great Bend High School English instructor Holly Johnson wears green for "Color Day," Wednesday. Color Day was one of the Spirit Week observances leading to Friday's 2014 Homecoming. Green was the color for staff; seniors wore purple.
Great Bend High School will celebrate its 2014 Fall Homecoming Friday. Activities get underway in the afternoon and run through the evening.
ELLINWOOD - USD 355 has added a new program, the Ellinwood Eagle Backers Club, to support athletic and activity programs of Ellinwood High School.
CLAFLIN -To spend a fall afternoon with family and friends while supporting Barton County kids living with cancer, join the Kasselman family of rural Claflin for the 9th Annual Fall Fun Festival. The birthday wish of 8-year-old Kylee Kasselman in 2006, the festival began as a small event with a petting zoo and activities for children. All of the proceeds from that event were donated to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.