RUSSELL - Artists at Barton Community College got a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Russell Original Art Review Exhibition at the Russell 4-H Building. The show ran Oct. 11-13 and several Barton students received awards.
The owner of a house at 317 Locust St. awoke shortly before 3:48 a.m. Saturday when his smoke detector went off. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said the man, Jesus Hernandez, went to the back bedroom where the smoke detector was located and found light smoke in the bedroom. He also saw the electrical outlet was charred and burning and had caused the bedding next to the outlet to smolder.
Explore Great Bend Month is about to kick off and run through November, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes told the City Council Monday. This marks the second year for the city-wide business promotion.
The Great Bend City Council Monday night approved a resolution requesting Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George establish a Rural Housing Incentive District in the city. Also, the council OKed the Housing Needs Analysis, required by the state to accompany the RHID application.
This is the draft approved by the Barton Community College Trustees on Monday, Oct. 21: Under approved circumstances and those circumstances permissible by all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including the Kansas Liquor Control Act, alcoholic beverages may be served at approved events in designated location of the Barton County Campus. The service of alcoholic beverages shall be in compliance with the guidelines and policy listed below. 1. In this policy, reference to ...
Barton Community College Trustees voted 3-2 Monday to change the campus-wide "no-alcohol" policy. Policy 1220 allows the BCC Foundation, or its designee, to serve beer or wine in the Shafer Gallery at special events.
Scouting for Food drive will be held in Barton County Saturday. Scouts will collect items at local food markets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
In his 18 years of serving Barton County, first as a congressman and now as a senator, Jerry Moran had never set foot in Fuller Brush. He rectified that Monday afternoon.
Due to the Barton County Commissioners attending the Kansas Association of County annual conference Oct. 29-31 in Wichita, the commission will not meet Monday, Oct. 28. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the courthouse.
The State of Kansas owes Barton County $205,000. That's the county's interpretation of a state statute governing the distribution of Oil and Gas Depletion Fund money. But, how Barton and 70-some other oil-and-gas-producing counties see the law is different from how the State Budget Office sees it. For this reason, the County Commission Monday morning voted to join a law suit against the state to retrieve what it has coming. Officials hope, though, the state ...
With the upcoming retirement of USD 428 Superintendent Dr. Tom Vernon, the USD 428 Board of Education will officially begin the process of searching for his replacement in November. Board president Joyce Carter said the Kansas Association of School Boards will announce the vacancy on Nov. 14. Vernon made his public announcement at the September BOE meeting, and the board at that time voted to use the services of the KASB Leadership Services Field Specialist ...
Everyone was there for Cody. The runners and volunteers at Veterans Park listened intently when Sandy Clanton provided an update on her injured son, Cody Clark. Clark, a 2010 Great Bend High School graduate, was severely injured when he and a friend, Michael D. Tysver, were rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., after Kansas State's Fiesta Bowl game in January. Clark and Tysver were riding in a pedi-cab back to their hotel ...
Five days ago, a thunderstorm triggered hail in Barton County, that measured more than an inch in nearby Pawnee and Hodgeman counties.
The 32nd Annual Central Kansas Toy Run rolled out Saturday in Great Bend.
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.