County officials are hoping that local volunteers will take up some of the slack after the decision was announced that Red Cross is pulling back further from this region.
Great Bend City Council has approved the bid for the 2011 residential street reconstruction and resurfacing project, which will provide for a great deal of neighborhood improvements.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Kennedy assassination. The 9/11 attacks. It seems that every generation has its moment in history – a time that is forever frozen by the sheer horror of an event. And although people would just as soon forget it ever happened, they somehow find solace in discussing their connection to it – their personal story of where they were when the event unfolded. Whether the conversation takes place hours, days, ...
As the Barton County Health Department braces for the approaching flu season, public health educator Janel Rose, said there should be no shortage of influenza vaccine for 2011-2012.
ELLINWOOD - The sound of a thundering herd of 400 longhorn cattle will reverberate through the streets of Ellinwood at 1:30 p.m. Saturday as they are driven through the city as a part of the 150th birthday celebration of Kansas' statehood. Committees have been meeting and plans made since January. Professional cowboys have driven the cattle overland with all of the provisions for water and hay and food that were required 150 ...
County officials have cooperated on updating the county's nuisance code and have improved the protection of county residents in the process, Environmental Manager Judy Goreham told the Barton County Commission this week.
his week, Great Bend City Council approved spending almost $2,000 in city funds to assist paying for the Family Crisis Center to move into its future location in the former federal building at Broadway and Main.
WICHITA - After months of work, the 9/11 Memorial crafted by Bruce and Brent Bitter from Hoisington was revealed in Wichita on Wednesday.
ANTHONY – Over 1,300 miles separate New York City and Anthony, but a bond cultivated between the communities since the 9/11 terrorist attacks erases that distance. And, as America solemnly commemorates the 10th anniversary of fateful September morning this weekend, they, along with Great Bend, will again be inexorably linked.
A Hoisington family's continuing effort to raise attention and funding for the fight against one of the dread diseases of our time was honored by the Barton County Commission this week.
Twice on Sunday, local officials will honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in the attack on America a decade ago.
When the classroom moves to the farm, kids have a lot of questions. "Does it hurt a horse when you nail a shoe to its hoof?" No "How many eggs does a queen bee lay in a day?" 2,000-3,000. "Can I hold a chicken?" Of course! Barton County's 18th annual Kids Ag Day was held Wednesday ...
Fences will be erected around the upper-level parking area at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center on Monday, Sept. 12, when the parking lot construction project will begin. But patients and their families will still be able to use the regular main entrance to the facility.
Since there is no water, there's little chance that the two minnow species that are considered endangered under Barton County's roads will be at risk this winter, but two of the county's more important bridges are endangered, and the Barton County Commission has approved a plan to get them fixed and made safer.
Three local governments will cooperate to improve access to an important local facility. The Great Bend City Council approved a cost-share plan for the improvement of the township road that leads to the Great Bend compost site. The issue was discussed by the Barton County Commission Tuesday morning and by the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night. It had been raised by the commission at its Aug. 8 meeting and the commissioners then approved the ...