If the old saying is true - "There's no rest for the wicked and the righteous don't need it" - it certainly applies to the Great Bend Fire Department.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of articles on fire prevention efforts. The articles will continue throughout October as the Great Bend Fire Department presents Fire Prevention Month.)
Storm chaser and research meteorologist Jon Davies brought new excitement to talking about the weather during his presentation as the keynote speaker for Jack Kilby Science Day on Tuesday morning at Barton Community College.
Ellinwood High School Girls Tennis Team Coach Lyle Stickney had more than a little praise for his team when he met with the Barton County Commission Monday.
Barton County has been chosen to receive $3,815 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
"It's a terrific monument," said Dr. Dennis Montagna, director of the National Park Service's Monument Research and Preservation Program in Philadelphia. Monday morning, he inspected the south facing Union Civil War bronze statue located in the courthouse square.
It's still a week away, so now is the perfect time to prepare - correctly - for those little goblins who will go door-to-door for Trick or Treat next Monday night.
Storm chaser and research meteorologist Jon Davies will address more than 500 high school juniors and seniors on Tuesday morning, and a similar number of middle school students in the afternoon, during Barton Community College's Eighth Annual Jack Kilby Science Day. For the juniors and seniors, the day will run from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with Davies speaking at 9 a.m. in the Fine Arts ...
It is not simply an alternative to a Halloween haunted house. "Collision," the teen-oriented message drama that is being presented this week at the Great Bend Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway, has an important message, according to Dale E. Pruter, one of the event organizers. Almost 1,000 people a year have gone through the local event over the past few years and it continues to be a major production, Pruter said. About 200 people ...
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions.
County departments are currently involved in a variety of new projects, County Administrator Richard Boeckman reported to the Barton County Commission this week.
Barton Community College trustees met Thursday and approved a plan to allow commercial bow hunting for deer at the Camp Aldrich facility. Two of the biggest hurdles have been crossed, with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the college's insurance company both giving their approval, Dean Mark Dean told trustees. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman commented, "Quite a lot of attention and detail has been ...
The attorney for Shawn Ney is seeking to suppress a confession and other statements reportedly made by for the man charged with shooting his estranged wife and fatally shooting his brother-in-law on July 10, 2010. Ney appeared in Barton County District Court on Thursday with his court-appointed attorney, Robert Anderson. Assistant Attorney General Travis Harrod represented the state at this motions hearing, with District Judge Hannelore Kitts presiding. Ney ...
Thanks to the hard work of a lot of county staffers, almost $5,000 above and beyond the owed taxes was generated at this year's annual county tax sale, County Treasurer Kevin Wondra reported to the Barton County Commission.