There may be no pleasing everyone all of the time, but that doesn't stop Karl Sprague from trying.
There is still a chance to attend the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon Friday, Feb. 28. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the GBHS Activities Office, 19th and Morton. Those interested can also call the office at 620-793-1560.
Wanted: A few good volunteers to deliver meals in Great Bend.
Ask anyone who has ever received or witnessed a Singing Valentine delivery, and they can't help but brighten up. A coworker's remembered blush, the costume and the brief spectacle leaves an impression that often outlasts more traditional Valentine gifts.
A motorist was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday after the car she was driving slid off of West Barton County Road, around 12:45 p.m.
The Great Bend Police Department will begin offering vulnerability assessments to local businesses including armed intruder, beginning about the first of March. The assessment will include flood and tornado threats as well as human.
STAFFORD - Stafford USD 349 students learned agricultural lessons from the ground up with the theme of "The Story of Wheat," during a recent Kansas Day celebration held Jan. 29.
The loss and pain is still vivid, and the contributions of four Mull family members won't soon be forgotten in Barton and Pawnee County.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.
Driving a 2001 Impala, 77-year-old Carol J. Patterson of Rozel was injured in a one vehicle accident on Monday. She was southbound on 280th Road, two miles south of Rozel, when for an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled left of center into the east ditch hitting the embankment causing the vehicle to roll one-and-one-half times coming to rest on its top.
Two key street improvement projects are moving forward, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.
With a Winter Weather Advisory in effect Tuesday morning, schools were closed and Sheriff Brian Bellendir announced that Barton County was experiencing moderate to heavy snowfall, leading to treacherous road conditions.
A person identified as "A Bellevue Mom" on social media site SuburbanTurmoil.com praised Glenn Mull as a hero for avoiding a collision with the YMCA. The letter (http://suburbanturmoil.com/to-the-friends-and-family-of-glenn-mull/2014/02/04/#sthash.JTAR7cR6.dpuf) is printed below:
Pawnee Rock farmer and business owner Glenn Mull; his wife, his wife, Elaine; their daughter, Amy Harter; and granddaughter Samantha Harter have been identified as the victims of a plane crash in Tennessee. Mull owned Mull Farms and Feeding in Pawnee Rock.
First Kansas Bank of Great Bend has agreed to acquire Bank of America branches in Great Bend and Hays, local bank officials announced Wednesday.
The Barton Community College Dance team took home the first place trophy in the Region VI dance and cheer competition Sunday in Hutchinson.
Pat Kottas needed both knees replaced. The years of his youth spent crouched as a baseball catcher and playing football coupled with the subsequent years of chasing his kids around, coaching their sports teams and climbing multiple sets of stairs daily at work, had left him unable to stand up straight. After some badgering from his family, which included Barton Community College's Director of Nursing and Healthcare Education Programs Dr. Kathy Kottas, the time had come for him to bite the bullet and succumb to his bilateral knee replacement surgery on Dec. 13, 2013.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Murl Reidel, Director of Grants with the Kansas Humanities Council, felt the story of South Hoisington was a unique story that had not been heard before. So, when the Barton County Historical Society applied for a Heritage Grant to collect and preserve the oral histories of former residents of the now razed town, he was excited to make that partnership possible.
Great Bend Police are investigating a robbery reported Saturday morning at 2002 Holland St. At 10:39 a.m. they were dispatched to that address, where the victim reported he came home and a man was in his house. He said the man hit him in the face and took his wallet and $300 cash, then left on foot.
Shortly before the end of the school day Monday, an incident occurred at Great Bend High School. Although a student had a BB gun in his backpack, it was not pointed at anyone and school dismissed as usual, according to Lt. Bill Browne at the Great Bend Police Department.
As more middle Americans look for ways to save for and transition into a successful retirement, CUNA Mutual Group and its retirement plan business in Great Bend are refocusing efforts to help this often neglected market niche.
The Central Kansas Dream Center, 2100 Broadway in the chapel, will graduate its first group at 2 p.m. this Sunday. The three students, who faced life altering addictions, will share their stories.
In the past couple of weeks, Barton County has received a pair of $10,000 anonymous donations to help build the Golden Belt Memorial Park Veterans Memorial. The County Commission took time Monday morning to publicly thank those who stepped up to propel the project forward.