The Great Bend Zoological Society will have its Annual Meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10 at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo and Raptor Center.
Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park, and Summer Street Stroll next year.
The Great Bend City Council will hold a special team-building meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13. The purpose of the session is to reexamine city codes regarding substandard housing, City Administrator Howard Partington said.
Alicia Straub of Ellinwood won over Ken Lebbin in the race for county commissioner of the fourth district. The vote was 1,231 for Straub to 448 for Lebbin.
The communities of Hoisington and Claflin both pursued sales tax adjustments this election and both communities approved that.
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There were many races to follow Tuesday night at the Republican Election Watch Party, and by 8 p.m. many were too close to call. But one local race showed a clear favorite, with Rep. John Edmonds being re-elected to the 112th district by a landslide. After advanced ballots were tallied, Edmonds had almost 69 percent of the votes, leading Democrat challenger Stephen Muehleisen 955 to 435. Edmonds went on to win the election with more than 75 percent - receiving 4,480 votes to Muehleisen's 1,459 in the election night final tally. Both men are from Great Bend.
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday and continued the discussion of the future of Lincoln School. The board has been discussing various scenarios, including remodel and building a new school.
HOISINGTON - Ducks Unlimited will host a dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Knights of Columbus.
Sharon M. Dennis, 66, died Nov. 3, at her home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 5, 1948, in Eureka, she was the daughter of Oscar Logan and Doris Marie (Simmons) Evenson. On Dec. 17, 1967, she married E. C. Dennis in Towanda. A Great Bend resident since 1977, coming from Wichita, she was employed by CPI in Human Resources and was a teacher at Claflin and Carlton Junior High in Derby.
When the first sketch of the upcoming addition to Great Bend's Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) was finalized, it seemed to represent enough room to accommodate all patient and family needs.
Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park each Summer Street Stroll next year.
Barton County will be taking the lead in the Kansas bridge-building world.
Passengers using Great Bend Municipal Airport, as well as others, will now have two car rental options. The City Council Monday night authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign an auto rental lease agreement with Hertz Corporation and with EAN Holdings LLC, or Enterprise car rentals.
Great Bend motorists and bicycle enthusiasts will begin to notice some new traffic signs and markings around Great Bend. The installation of bicycle awareness signs started Friday afternoon and the painting of sharrows started Tuesday, all of which should be done by today.
One task the Great Bend Recreation Commission will face in 2015 is planning the city's next public playground, which will be located outside of the Great Bend Activity Center at 2715 18th St.
Friday afternoon, the Barton Community College Spirit Squad visited Riley Elementary. They were there to reinforce this year's motivational theme, "Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow." Principal JoAnn Blevins worked with a group of hand-picked student leaders before students arrived in the lunchroom for the assembly, instructing them on how students would be seated. Then, as students arrived, class by class, her helpers jumped into action, making sure the kids stayed in straight lines with the proper amount of space between. The close quarters were necessary because the group would need plenty of room to perform.
It's been a busy year at the historic Great Bend Drag Strip said Hank Denning, president of the Sunflower Rod and Custom Association. He gave his annual report on the activities at the track during the City Council meeting Monday night.
Barton County commissioners who attended the Kansas Association of Counties annual meeting in Wichita last week came away with two overall impressions. First, the State of Kansas is in dismal financial straits, and second, Barton County is in good shape compared to most of its 105 peers counties.
Wednesday afternoon, people reported feeling the ground shake as far north as Manhattan when a 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred near Conway Springs, located between 80 and 90 miles from the Oklahoma border, west of Wichita.
Barton Community College's music department will present the timeless holiday musical classic "A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Live theater choices abound this weekend in Barton County. Adults seeking to quench their thirst for laughter should save at least one night for the Great Bend Community Theatre production, "Beer for Breakfast."
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy but it also can bring heartache to those who have lost loved ones.
Many talk of living a lifestyle in communion with the earth, but few actually do that. One young couple, Liston and Calvin Marsh have made living close to their rural roots a choice.
With a splash of bold and bright colors, the art show "Drifting Down the Moonlit Path" will highlight the work of artist Jacquelyn Fisher throughout the month of November at Petr's Frame House, 2009 16th St. A reception will be held at 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. There is no cost and wine and cheese will be served.
Kansas Highway Patrol worked an injury accident at 5:04 p.m. Friday in Stafford County, after two pickups collided 4 miles southeast of Stafford in the 300 block of SE 100 Ave.
CLAFLIN - Three people were taken to Barton County hospitals on Thursday after a motorist swerved to miss a deer on K-156 at NE 130 Ave., 1 mile south of Claflin.
Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation announced Wednesday that all of the $215,000 in tax credits awarded to the organization by the Kansas Department of Commerce earlier this year have been purchased and will allow the organization to contribute $300,000 to Barton Community College toward the rebuilding of the Camp Aldrich conference center/dining hall that was lost in a fire early in 2014.
There for a little while, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center physicians didn't know if a popular primary-care program for military veterans would continue.