This holiday season, one can find unique gifts made by artisans from around the world at the Fair Trade Market at R.B. Tellers, 1210 Main St. in downtown Great Bend.
BARTON COUNTY - Armed with determination in search of knowledge of their own surroundings, more than 100 high school students from across the state participated in a scavenger hunt and an interpretive play, and took tests about herpetology and woodland ecology on Thursday at the Kansas State Eco-Meet held at Camp Aldrich and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. The Eco-Meet is where learning of Kansas' wildlife and plants led to fun and scholarships.
Shawn Ney will stand trial for the first degree murder of Steven Calderwood, and for attempted first degree murder of Sarah Ney, Shawn's wife, on July 10. After a preliminary hearing Friday in Barton County District Court, Senior Judge Barry Bennington found probable cause for both counts, and for a last-minute charge of aggravated burglary. Following the preliminary, Bennington presided over Nye's arraignment during which the charges were read ...
The conversation at Barton Community College's board study session Thursday centered on the ENDS. That's what college trustees call the keys to how they oversee Barton. "ENDS," as in goals, final outcomes and desires, are usually referred to in all capital letters and are presented in the form of six ENDS statements, such as ENDS Statement No. 1: "Students will have the essential skills to succeed in the workplace." ENDS ...
The area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors will hold auditions next week and the following Sunday, for the second annual Barton County's Got Talent dinner theater. The program, on Jan. 15, 2011, will be a fun, local spin-off on the TV show "America's Got Talent," sponsors said. Audition sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday and 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Grace Community Church, 210 ...
TOPEKA - Two men who were part of a drug- trafficking operation that sold methamphetamine in Great Bend, Topeka and Kansas City, Kan., have pleaded guilty, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Thursday.
Smoky Hill EAA Chapter #1127 will host a Young Aagle Day on Saturday at the Ellsworth Airport. Young people age 8 to 17 are welcome to experience a demonstration flight in an airplane. The flights are provided free of charge to any youth wishing to participate. Registration and flights will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. Each youth must have a signed permission form from their parent/guardian. Forms are available from chapter members or can be filled out Saturday.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles about property crime in Great Bend and the steps that are being taken to address it.)
Tests performed on Great Bend water in September found e. coli and total coliform bacteria. However, a second set of "repeat" samples all tested negative, city Water Department officials said. They will continue the required routine testing.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles about the continuing effort to promote the K-96 highway project.)
BUSHTON - Harkening back to the days of yesteryear prior to rural electrification in central Kansas, food was kept in the first half of the 20th century by home canning and smoking. Women would work through the night to ensure that food was safely preserved for their families.
HOISINGTON – A speeding car led to a pursuit that ended at a Hoisington service station with a standoff and the use of tear gas Wednesday night, Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong said.
Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Mike Malone found himself eyeball to eyeball with an eagle. Malone is veterinarian to Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo. This week he completed collecting blood samples on 20 of the zoo's birds. Samples will be sent to a lab to determine the sex of the birds. The eagle has been at the zoo for several years, but its sex was never known for certain, Zoo Director ...
This is a grand year for St. John's 14th annual Victorian Tea, on Nov. 7. The Tudor building where the tea is currently held is 100 years old this year.
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.