HOISINGTON – Hoisington High School Principal Meg Wilson filed for the Kansas State Board of Education, District 5 Thursday. Wilson is a Republican who supports the vision of the Kansas State Board of Education "to prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous academic instruction, 21st century career training, and character development according to each student's gifts and talents."
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has posted its most current list of bodies of water in Kansas that fall under health advisories, among them is Veterans Memorial Lake in Great Bend at the most serious warning status due to its on-going problem with blue-green algae.
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.
Like a sequel to the award winning children's story, "Make Way for Ducklings," residents of one Great Bend neighborhood took part in a duck tale of their own over Memorial Day weekend.
"Mad Science" will be part of the summer entertainment during the Great Bend Library's Summer Reading Program. Members of the Mad Science franchise from Kansas City, Kan., will do demonstrations at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the library, 1409 Williams St.
The Nextech Zoo Fest at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. That will be the first time the general public can purchase tickets for the fall fundraiser, a program by animal expert Jack Hanna, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.
Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Board of Directors members tour the Case IH addition at Barton Community College, Wednesday morning.
Chris Umphres adds a touch of art to the state baseball/softball tournaments coming to the Great Bend Sports Complex.
Barton County commissioners were enraged to learn Tuesday morning that shortcomings found by auditors in the beleaguered Treasurer's Office had still not been rectified, thus preventing Adams, Brown, Beran and Ball from conducting the 2013 audit and delaying the county's entire budget-planning process.
It was a morning of mixed emotions for the Barton County commissioners Tuesday.
Great Bend honored veterans on Memorial Day with its traditional ceremony at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery. This year's program was coordinated by Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27.
With the dedication of a new veterans memorial on Sunday, Barton County had an additional ceremony honoring those who have answered the call to serve the United States as members of the armed forces.
Other than the county-wide burn ban, few people in Barton County have come to terms with just how desperately dry the region really is, Barton County Emergency Manager Amy Miller said.
At about 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, Shannon Schartz, an avid tennis player and coach, was playing the game he loved. Then, he suddenly collapsed on the court gasping for air.
BY JOEL MCGINNIS