A southwesterly wind was whistling and the wind chill dipped below zero.
Earlier this month, on Jan. 7, Marmies Great Bend took possession of a very special vehicle, purchased August 10, 2013, by Donald and Kathleen Damon, owners of D & B Motors, LLC of Great Bend, from the Reno/ Tahoe Barrett-Jackson Auction. The 2014MY Ford Shelby GT500 convertible brought in $500,000 for the Brain Injury Association of America. Thursday, Jan. 9, the Damons were met by Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison, who handed them the keys, and offered his appreciation for their continued economic and charitable activity.
Chris Schneider winces every time his office phone rings.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood School/Community Library has been chosen as one of six libraries in the state to host the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Institution exhibit from Jan. 31 to March 15, 2015.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees met Thursday and passed on a chance to buy less expensive vehicles from eastern Kansas venders, and accepted local bids.
This much is for sure: It's a Friday Thing and it will be on Fridays.
LARNED - A decorated Marine who lost both his legs above the knee to an explosive while deployed in Afghanistan in 2010 is scheduled to stop in Larned Friday. He's embarked on a 5,400 mile bicycle route to raise money and awareness for American veterans.
The fate of the old opera house building at the corner of Williams and Forest remains in limbo, according to City Inspector Lee Schneider.
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.
Barton Community College will help area high school seniors figure out what they want to do with their futures at the annual "Senior Day," starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 8, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1.
HOISINGTON - Two men Jonas Grubb of Great Bend and Jason McKinnon of Great Bend were booked on Sunday into the Barton County Jail after leading area law enforcement on a manhunt.
The deadline to file for the April local election was noon Monday, and the Barton County Clerk's Office has compiled the list of those who have tossed their hats into the ring.
The Barton County Historical Society's annual meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 27. Prior to the meeting, a catered dinner will be available at 6:30 p.m. from the Wheatland Cafe by reservation only. Those who have not made reservations should do so Wednesday or Thursday by calling 793-5125 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The cost will be $10, payable at the door.
The names of two Great Bend men arrested Friday in connection with recent shootings were released Tuesday, when Barton County Jail logs became available.
A suspect was arrested shortly after an armed robbery was reported Monday night at the Dollar Tree, 3502 10th St.
BELLEVUE, Tenn. - Belmont University student Katie Keast, a Larned native, delivered an inspirational message during a Memorial Service for the Mull and Harter families Saturday night.
Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips offered some winter weather advice to motorists during Monday morning's Barton County Commission meeting – as long as it continues to snow, keep the headlights on.
Even with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground Monday morning, spring and the threat of turbulent lies weather ahead, said Barton County Emergency Management Director Amy Miller. So, the Barton County Commission approved a proclamation marking this as Severe Weather Awareness Week in the county.
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island," Walt Disney is quoted as having said. And soon, foster kids in Great Bend will be receiving some of that loot.
BELLEVUE, Tenn. - The preliminary investigation conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board indicated the plane crash that killed four Kansans crashed nine miles from the John C. Tune Airport in Nashville.
Before you could make a trip to your local department store and pick up a $5 throw rug for your entry, the bathroom or the kitchen, it was up to people to make their own. It was a common skill most women and some men learned before they married, said Heartland Farm's Sister Jane Belanger, O.P. She helped students attending Fiber Space 2014 workshops on weaving recapture those skills.
HOISINGTON - Joining Senator Mitch Holmes (R-St. John) and Rep. John Edmonds (R-Great Bend) at Saturday's Legislative Coffee in Hoisington was Kansas Board of Education member Sally Cauble (R-Dodge City).
The Friends of the Great Bend Public Library meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 2, has been canceled.
Experiencing a warm loving atmosphere is common for many children. Yet for some children, victims of child abuse and neglect, who end up in the foster care system, those loving touches may be few and far between.
Three whooping cranes were spotted at Cheyenne Bottoms on Friday. They were flying among sandhill cranes.
The supper and bingo scheduled for March 1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia has been postponed until Sat. March 8.
It's not the usual comedic fair selected for a high school theater performance, but Dan Heath thinks "Reviving Ophelia" is an important story that needs to be heard.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees took another opportunity Thursday to discuss the recent selection of four students from the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, who were recognized Feb. 13 at Topeka. They were BCC's 2014 choice for the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team.
Thursday, the USD 428 Board of Education met at a noon meeting at Great Bend Middle School. Principal David Reiser and staff took the opportunity to update board members of committee efforts of the school's Professional Learning Communities model.
An Abilene woman suspected of conspiracy to commit first degree murder was apprehended Tuesday in Stafford County, and was held for a time at the Barton County Jail.