Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents in the last week to $3.37.
The Kansas Governor's Council on Fitness recently appointed Diann Henderson, Janel Rose and Megan Hammeke as Physical Activity Champions for Barton County. Physical Activity Champions across the state are advocating for local residents to be more active and are promoting physical activity and its benefits to individuals, community groups, businesses, schools and churches in their communities.
Amnesty Day is this year's Halloween treat at the Great Bend Public Library. The library will waive the fines for overdue books and other items returned on Oct. 31, according to Jennifer King, marketing director and Young Adult librarian. No questions asked.
Administrators at Barton Community College don't anticipate an increase in tuition and fees for 2014, BCC President Dr. Carl Heilman said. "We think enrollment will grow 7 to 10 percent," Heilman told the BCC Board of Trustees when it met last week. If enrollment continues to grow at the anticipated rate, Heilman said he'll recommend no tuition increase next year. However, a decrease in enrollment could lead to a different recommendation. Tuition increased $2 and ...
Even though late October is not usually the time for short sleeves, that is the attire suggested for the drive-through, flu-shot clinic at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The annual event is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at St. Rose.
The Ninth Annual Fall Gospel Sings Concert will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at Barton Community College's Fine Arts Auditorium.
Fall is a busy time at the Great Bend Recreation Commission, according to Executive Director Diann Henderson.
DeleteDiscussions about the position board members plan to take on a KASB question about teacher negotiations and disappointment with several aspects of the nearly finished gymnasium dominated Monday night's USD 428 Board of Education meeting.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Great Bend firefighters responded to a house fire at 3223 24th St., at the corner of 24th and Harrison. A neighbor, Sonny Tran, said he noticed the smoke coming from the house, went over and knocked on the door, then called 911 to report the fire when no one answered. Tran said the former occupant, Richard B. "Dick" Blazek, had died days before, and ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is accepting applications to fill a future vacancy on its board of directors, Executive Director Diann Henderson said Monday. The position will be for an at-large member who will take the place of Leonard Kaiser, once his term ends on Dec. 31. Having served two consecutive terms for eight years, Kaiser is not eligible to be reappointed to this position. He has actually been a board members for close to ...
A woman who was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle Saturday evening in Great Bend later died as a result of her injuries.
There are about 4.4 million confirmed pregnancies in the U.S. every year. Of those, about one in four end in miscarriage, 26,000 end in stillbirth, 19,000 end in infant death during the first month and another 39,000 end in infant death during the first year.
(Oct. 12) A hit-and-run accident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday on the U.S. 281 Bypass. The Great Bend Police Department reported a woman was hit and was being flown to a Wichita hospital via air ambulance with critical injuries.
When Ana Refinetti, M.D., came to St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center she discovered women were going out of town for breast care and treatment. But she also knew St. Rose had many of the resources to accommodate these patients.
Great Bend's car lovers gathered Saturday for their final Shine and Show of the year, and unveiled "Project X."
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.