The Great Bend Police Department has released the names of the three people shot Wednesday night in Great Bend. All of the victims were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital by Great Bend Emergency Medical Services.
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.
The City of Great Bend Wednesday afternoon announced the death of one of new lions at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 1-year-old Sakima. The lioness was recently acquired, along with her brother, from a Pennsylvania zoo.
The location for the big event is changing but the Charity Gala promises to treat participants to the same great time and great food they have come to expect, said Connie Oetken, Sunflower Diversified Services director of development.
There was a time not that long ago when Tara Prosser thought she had put Lily's story behind her.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At a sentencing hearing last Friday, the Maricopa County. Ariz., man charged with severely injuring two Great Bend men in Scottsdale, Ariz., attending the Fiesta Bowl a year ago, pleaded guilty to counts related to the crash. Joseph Spano, 28, was then sentenced to four years in prison and two years probation.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's recommendation Tuesday that the state's Oil and Gas Depletion Trust Fund payments to county be increased came as good news to the counties most impacted by the fund. Now, if the Legislature gives its nod, a threatened lawsuit will likely be dropped.
More than 300 people who have registered to vote in Barton County are on hold, according to Darin DeWitt, voter registration clerk in the Barton County Clerk's Office.
It happens every winter, much to the bane of motorists and city street crews.
DeleteIn recognition of Board Appreciation Month, Superintendent Tom Vernon thanked board members for their service at the start of Monday night's USD 428 Board of Education meeting. Each member received an apple pie and a verbal pat on the back.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board heard the latest audit report when it met Monday. Curtis Kuhn from D. McMillen Chartered said he found no transactions that were out of order, and all suggestions made the prior year had been implemented.
There was a changing of the guard of sorts at the Barton County Commission Monday morning as Commissioner Kenny Schremmer was named chairman for 2014 and Jennifer Schartz was named chairman pro tem.
The Barton Count Commission Monday morning approved a memorandum of understanding between Barton County and the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council. The MOU pledges the county's support of a statewide study into converting 911 communications from a hodge-podge of analog systems to a uniform digital network.
Michelle Page of Downey, Calif. was crowned Miss Golden Belt, and Bonny Boultinghouse of Great Bend, was crowned Miss Barton County Saturday night at Great Bend High School.
GARDEN CITY - Thursday, farmers, ranchers, and related professionals from western Kansas met at the Finney County Fairgrounds for a workshop focused on managing drought. Climatologists were on hand to give an overview of the current drought. In a nutshell, it's not over.