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!" That is the official theme for Fire Prevention Week, 2010. The week runs through this Saturday in the rest of the country, but for the Great Bend Fire Department, this is just the start of a month of fire prevention efforts. According to information from the National Fire Protection Association - the agency that heads up the annual fire prevention efforts - the week was initiated ...
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. Housing Opportunities Inc. is a Community Housing Development Organization dedicated to providing affordable owner and renter-occupied housing in Barton, Pawnee and Rice counties. To date, HOI has created 134 new rental housing units for ...
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. Longoria, 36, is the Great Bend man charged with killing 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt on the weekend of Aug. 21. He is charged with capital murder, criminal sodomy and vehicle theft. Barton County ...
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. Local businesses supplied the clothing and accessories for volunteer models. This program is organized each year by the staff at the Senior Center, with help from Linda Marqueling at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Marqueling and Senior Center Site Manager Rozena Tomlin were among the models of items from Maurice's, Walmart, Mainstream ...
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 ...
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.
County staffers will continue to receive longevity pay as they have in the past, the Barton County Commissioners decided this week, after discussing other possible options.
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 ...
Each November, the USD 428 Board of Education plans a noon meeting at Great Bend High School. Not only is it their opportunity to learn first-hand from Principal Tim Friess about the ongoing school improvement program and get vital information about the academic programs, it's also a chance to shine a light on the culinary skills of students and faculty at the school. Kerri Batman, Family and Consumer Science teacher, and her students prepared a ...
Heavy sleet created hazardous driving conditions at midday Thursday in central Kansas.
The weather was definitely a factor in a rollover accident Thursday morning on U.S. 56, west of Great Bend, Undersheriff Bruce Green said. An earlier accident south of town on U.S. 281 was also reported, promoting the Barton County Sheriff's Office to post a reminder on Facebook for everyone to stay off the highways if possible and drive carefully.
Jack Hanna, the star of award winning animal television shows, is coming to Great Bend on Oct. 16, 2014, Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory announced Thursday.
Ellinwood will transform into an authentic German holiday village brimming with traditional Christmas activities at the first-ever Christkindlmarket on Dec. 1. The roots of its German heritage run deep in the community that was settled by Germans in the late 1800s.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
The head of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and two members met today with President Obama to discuss the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Next week Kansas roads will be busy with Thanksgiving holiday travelers going to and from grandmother's house or other destinations. It is also time to take extra care when hitting the road, local and state safety officials said.
Before the Great Bend Planning Commission Monday night is a request from a Kansas City, Mo., developer to rezone land at 29th and Adams for multi-family homes.