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.
Two Great Bend men were arrested at a Great Bend motel Thursday afternoon for robbery in connection with an armed break-in at a Great Bend residence Sept. 22.
The momentum has been building for several months and Jim Johnson is hoping the legwork will come to fruition during the next Kansas legislative session.
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.