When a cat's body was found in some bushes last month, the Great Bend Police Department logged it as a cruelty to animals case with no leads.
It wasn't part of its regular agenda, but the Barton County Commission was glad to take up the matter.
Jean Cavanaugh recently attended a local soccer game where she witnessed something that made her eyes tear up a bit.
It was the "mane" event Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Elementary School. The second-grade Lincoln Lions were visited by representatives of the Great Bend Noon Lions and Scott Gregory, director of the Brit Spaugh Zoo. Club members shared how the youngsters could win a stuffed lion by competing in a story-writing contest to choose names for the new lion cubs coming to the Brit Spaugh Zoo next week. No "lyin'." The club is helping promote the ...
It was in February of last year that the Barton County Commission approved plans for the fund drive to raise money for an veterans memorial at Golden Belt Memorial Park. But the idea dates back almost a decade.
Beautiful Beginnings won the Tasters Choice Award at the 2013 Charity Chili Cook-off, Saturday in downtown Great Bend. Those who bought a $5 taster bracelet were allowed to sample the chili from 11 entrants, and to vote for their favorite. The entrants donated the chili, and proceeds will go to the Barton County Food Bank, said Sarah Krom with Sunflower Diversified Services, event organizer. Michael Beaver served Beaver's JSBBY Chili, taking third place for Johnsons ...
A group of Great Bend businesses are joining forces to honor the veterans of America's armed forces by hold a Veteran's Recognition Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Westgate Shopping Center.
HOISINGTON - Three Hoisington School District students recently used school acquired skills in a real life film for Ellsworth Correctional Facility. The video will be submitted for a marketing grant, which if the facility receives it, will be used to market the bicycle refurbishing program and the upgrades to the Spiritual Life Center.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story and photos were submitted by Brandon Steinert at Barton Community College. Steinert notes: All photos showing inmates have been approved to be published by the Kansas Department of Corrections. I have omitted the last name of a prisoner identified in the story to protect the victims and the inmate's identity, as requested by ECF personnel. Also, know that names shown on certificates in photos have been blurred out for the same ...
Female employees at the Barton County Appraisers Office dressed as the female evil villainesses from Disney movies on Halloween. Pictured are, from left: Wendy Prosser, Ursula, Sleeping Beauty; Barb Swayze, Evil Queen, Snow White; Ellen Fisher, Magnificent, Sleeping Beauty; Tracy Miller, Wicked Witch, Oz the Great Bend Powerful; Kathy Briney-Wagner, Mother Gothel, Tangled; and Jame Allen, Curella DeVille, 101 Dalmations.
The tastes and smells of the annual Charity Chili Cook-off will greet the senses Saturday as 10 entrants vie for bragging rights. All proceeds go to the Great Bend Food Bank, said Sarah Krom of Sunflower Diversified Service which sponsors the event.
Ghosts and goblins aren't the only things motorists should fear on Halloween and through the winter months. Deer distracted by the annual mating season known as the rut can be a real horror.
TOPEKA - In an effort to help Kansans who are struggling to find health insurance coverage information on the federal marketplace website, the Kansas Insurance Department's www.insureKS.org website has new features about Kansas plans, prices and assistance.
Tuesday night, the Great Bend High School vocal music department performed the Fall Concert at the high school auditorium. Freshman and Sophomore choirs, A Cappellas, Madrigals, and a Male Chorus performed from a wide variety of genres including pop, spiritual, and traditional choir songs. This year marks 20 years that Vocal Director Susan Stambaugh and piano accompanist Nancy Baxter have worked together to develop and showcase the talent of Great Bend's youth.
A Great Bend man says he was ripped off by local auto mechanics David Stanley Sr. and David Stanley Jr., who have each been charged with one count of felony theft by deception.
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.