HUTCHINSON – Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson Friday gave Kansans their first look at the artwork for a new postage stamp to be issued next year in celebration of Kansas' sesquicentennial. Parkinson joined Postal Service Executive Director of Stamp Services David Failor in unveiling the stamp design at the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast at the Kansas State Fair.
ELLINWOOD - The tones sound. The message follows - "Ellinwood Police Department, Barton County Sheriff, Kansas Highway Patrol, respond to the Ellinwood High School, 210 East 2nd, for a drill. Respond to the high school for an active shoot drill." More tones, another message. "Ellinwood Ambulance Team 1, Team 2, respond to the Ellinwood High School for an active shoot drill. Multiple injuries. Stand by in the area until law enforcement secures the scene."
The skies may be full this weekend, as the free Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-In brings in a wide variety of historic and futuristic aircraft for the public to see and experience, according to Airport Manager Martin Miller.
Accepting federal grant money may be a routine task for Barton Community College's Board of Trustees, but it's nothing to take for granted, administrators said Thursday. As Barton's trustees met to accept a new Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education, President Carl Heilman said at least one neighboring college did not fare so well.
A recorded jailhouse phone conversation between accused killer Adam Joseph Longoria and his attorney's Wichita office violated attorney-client privilege and is grounds to dismiss the charges against him or at least take the death penalty off the table, according to a motion filed Monday in Barton County District Court by Longoria's attorney Jeff Wicks.
As temperatures start to dip as autumn nears, there will be one thermometer Julie Bogner-Smith wants to see climb.
Kansas Treasurer Dennis McKinney was making the rounds in Kansas, this week, on the campaign trail and he stopped in Great Bend in the process.
It may not have been one of the bigger auctions the county has hosted, still, Barton County and other agencies realized thousands of dollars in extra revenue from the effort last week, County Commissioner Kenny Schremmer told the rest of the commission this week.
HOISINGTON - Time to saddle up - not your horse - but your ATV for Hoisington's first open ATV Rodeo at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bicentennial Park, on the west side of town, sponsored by the Central Kansas Off Road Association, Radium Bridge Riding Area; and Hoisington Main Street Inc.
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters were trying to gain ground on a wildfire in the northern Colorado foothills Tuesday ahead of strong winds expected to move in, potentially spreading the flames.
Coming down to the wire for this weekend's Great Bend Municipal Airport Air Festival and Fly-In, changes and adjustments are continuing to be made, according to Airport Manager Martin Miller.
Commissioner for a Day won't be coming to a day anytime soon, the majority of the Barton County Commission agreed this week.
This weekend, the American Legion Post 180 of Great Bend, along with the American Legion Riders, will pay tribute to Prisoners of War and military personnel listed as Missing in Action. They will also show honor to the American flag by retiring flags that are no longer fit emblems of patriotism.
"Pheasants Forever does amazing things for the Wounded Warrior Project every year," said Troy Brien, the newly appointed alumni manager of the newest Wounded Warrior Project office expected to open in Kansas City in mid summer 2014. "We're excited they've chosen to give back in this way."
Friday evening, nine men, warriors of various conflicts that have spanned a decade and a half involving America, hopped in their vehicles and began driving mostly west. They traveled interstates, two-lane highways and paved roads that eventually turned into dirt roads flanked on both sides by fields and farm houses, until they finally arrived at a lone country church, Peace Lutheran, the landmark for the last turn west that would deliver them to Hidden Hollow Lodge at Albert.
Saturday night, Feb. 22, the 2013 Business Person of the Year and Business of the year were announced at the 92nd Annual Meeting and Banquet of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development at the Great Bend Convention Center.
Robin Lee Branson, the man serving two life sentences for Great Bend liquor store robberies that ended in murder in 1982, may be eligible for parole on June 1.
Beginning next week, the law enforcement and safety agencies in Kansas will join forces to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years – young drivers and passengers dying in car crashes after not using seat belts.
The public is invited to a free memorial concert in honor of Connie Schneweis, set for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at St. Patrick's Church, 4200 Broadway Ave.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
When the Great Bend High School Future Business Leaders of America team went to the annual State Leadership Conference in 2013, watching eight of her fellow classmates win a trip to the FBLA Nationals lit a fire under Selam Ball.
Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington Monday said a number of city staff members and Harms Trust trustees are working with PBA Architects of Wichita to come up with a proposal to present at the March 3 City Council meeting.
The Barton County Fair Association announced Thursday the signing of county group Parmalee to perform at this year's Barton County Fair. Parmalee will perform on Friday, July 11, with special guest the Jared Daniels Band.
The job of city administrator isn't all about pot holes and snow removal. On Monday, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington joined Community Coordinator Christina Hayes as she talked to the city council about plans for Party in the Park on Aug. 16.
It started out as just a routine pick-up for Great Bend cabbie Robert Miller last Wednesday. It turned into a whole lot more and the incident has some calling Miller a hero.
A man convicted of aggravated battery in Ellsworth County will be eligible for a parole hearing in April, for possible release on May 1. Curtis Lee Bentley, 53, is currently housed in the El Dorado Correctional Facility where his custody level is high-medium. He was incarcerated in 2008.
With the winter storms of late, Dale Phillips and the Barton County Road and Bridge Department have been hopping, it was reported at the County Commission meeting Monday morning.