Patrons of the Barton County Treasurer's Office will need to work on the ground floor when they come to the courthouse for the next couple of weeks.
On Jan. 11, 2007, Treasa Lynn Carter was brutally stabbed to death by her husband in Pawnee Rock. Prior to her death, there had been reports loud arguments in the home, but not of violence.
It's almost show time. Five pairs of local celebrities, who have been polishing their moves for the past two months, will hit the stage dancing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday as the main attraction of "Dancing with the Barton Stars." Their stage is the Barton Community College fine arts stage and their goal is to raise funds and awareness for renovating the college's 40-year-old Fine Arts Auditorium.
Crystal Cross, Great Bend High School English teacher, wants to bring the war in Iraq and Afghanistan home to Great Bend. Not physically, of course, but mentally and emotionally for her students.
As the Great Bend mock disaster drill, simulating a tornado touching down in the city, wrapped up Thursday afternoon, the area fell under a real tornado watch.
As of the end of 2010, there were 211 children with open child abuse and neglect cases in Barton county.
Sometimes, Paul Berscheidt considers himself lucky. Dealing with visual impairment his entire life, the Great Bend man didn't have to be told that poor eyesight isn't an obstacle to a full life. Not everyone realizes that. Young people - and some adults - used to react when he worked in customer service and reached for his magnifying machine. ...
It doesn't take a climatologist to know that conditions in this region are dry - though there are plenty of climate experts who can't wait to discuss the issue.
Local residents are being encouraged to travel to Russell Monday for a public meeting on taxes.
"Reshaping the future - honoring the past." That is the theme of this week as officials around the nation recognize the victims of crime. This week the Barton County Commission approved setting it as National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Barton County Attorney's Office Victim Advocate Camila Komarek noted those victims are not just far away, either. She told the commissioners that there continue to be plenty of victims of crime right here at home. In ...
The Kansas Oil and Gas Museum Foundation of Great Bend is again presenting its triennial Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Saturday at the Highland Hotel Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend.
Just because Kansas - at least this part of Kansas - has been hotter and dryer than normal this spring, doesn't mean that conditions won't change.
On the one hand, there was national news Tuesday that oil prices need to stabilize, which led to a drop in the cost of oil. Locally, however, Great Bend saw gasoline prices increase again Tuesday, hitting $3.66 per gallon.
It's more than coloring. It's more than finger painting. It's more than playing with clay. Elementary art these days is so much more than most adults were exposed to back in the day. Shannon Wedel and Melissa Watson, elementary art teachers, are responsible for the art education of every USD 428 grade-school student. And it's the educational aspect that sets the local public school art program apart from many others. Art instruction at the elementary ...