Vicky Dayton, the driving force behind Housing Opportunities Inc. since it started in Great Bend in 1996, recently received the Kansas Housing Conference's 2010 Affordable Housing Trail Blazer (Rural) Award, one of its Ad Astra awards. Housing Opportunities Inc. is a Community Housing Development Organization dedicated to providing affordable owner and renter-occupied housing in Barton, Pawnee and Rice counties. To date, HOI has created 134 new rental housing units for ...
Attorney General Steve Six has asked the court to rule on whether a common law marriage exists between capital murder suspect Adam Longoria and Eva Brown, the woman he was living with at the time of his arrest. Longoria, 36, is the Great Bend man charged with killing 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt on the weekend of Aug. 21. He is charged with capital murder, criminal sodomy and vehicle theft. Barton County ...
With a week left to go before the 2010 Barton County Tax Sale, county officials are warning property owners who are affected by the sale that they have a short time left to redeem at risk property.
State officials have determined - again - that there is not sufficient cause for a traffic signal that the Great Bend City Council had previously dedicated to paying for itself.
Anyone who has sat in the west bleachers at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium recently has probably noticed the menacing panther eyes on the eastern stadium wall no longer glare at them.
Fall fashions for all generations were on display Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center's annual fashion show. Local businesses supplied the clothing and accessories for volunteer models. This program is organized each year by the staff at the Senior Center, with help from Linda Marqueling at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Marqueling and Senior Center Site Manager Rozena Tomlin were among the models of items from Maurice's, Walmart, Mainstream ...
The City of Great Bend public water supply system violated a drinking water microbiological standard for total coliforms in its distribution system during September 2010, said Donald Craig, director of public works. Although this is not an emergency, you as customers have a right to know what happened and what is being done to correct the situation.
Bright orange and black monarch butterflies have filled sunflower and goldenrod blossoms surrounding the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for the past three weeks, providing an outdoor classroom for several area schools.
EDITOR'S NOTE – Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke's heroic efforts as a nurse on the Civil War battlefield earned her great affection. Later, Bickerdyke (1817-1901) was a veterans' pensioner and advocate and helped many veterans settle in Kansas. A one-time Great Bend resident, she is one of the Kansas Sampler Foundation's 24 finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas People. The public will have until Oct. 22 to vote to determine the top eight. On ...
Sometimes children think they cannot talk about a loved one who has passed away. They don't want to upset the adults and, therefore, keep it all bottled up.
The Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway, that ribbon of asphalt that winds its way for 77 miles through Barton and Stafford counties, has earned some national recognition.
County staffers will continue to receive longevity pay as they have in the past, the Barton County Commissioners decided this week, after discussing other possible options.
Work is underway to construct a monument to the former Great Bend man whose invention changed the world as we know it. The project to build the Jack Kilby Plaza on the west side of the Barton County Courthouse started Thursday morning.
Barton Community College's Sneak Preview Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium, will be the opening act for Barton's observance of National Arts and Humanities Month.
An assortment of baseball memorabilia will be one of the highlights at the Central Kansas Medical Center Golf Classic Auction. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Stone Ridge Golf Course.
A staffing change at Brit Spaugh Zoo will impact the hours of the facility's Raptor Center, which serves as the main entry point for the zoo, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.