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."
October means the start of the new 4-H year. Oct. 6 - 12 is National 4-H Week, and members have been promoting area clubs by wearing 4-H T-shirts, hanging banners, and speaking about their clubs at school or at church. In addition to projects, camp and fair, they also talk about the friends they've made and the fun they've had with their families. For one Barton County family, 4-H has been a tradition for several generations.
Barton Community College officials took a moment Thursday to remember chemistry instructor Guy Causey, who died Oct. 4 at his home in Great Bend. He was 58 years old.
For the second time, members of the Barton Community College Foundation Board have asked the college's Board of Trustees to ease the campus-wide ban on alcoholic beverages. At their October study session, held Thursday at the college, trustees discussed the idea of allowing an occasional wine and cheese party or other events featuring adult beverages. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman said this has been recommended by the BCC Foundation, which presented a similar recommendation in ...
LYONS - Gordon and Rae Zahradnik enjoyed a lifetime of love of artwork and each other.
This marks the 22nd year Farmers Bank and Trust has set up twinkling Christmas trees in their Great Bend bank locations in an effort to help give needy children in the community a brighter holiday.
Editor's note: The Kansas State Department of Education earlier this month released it's 2013 School Report Card. At first glance, it appears Kansas kids are scoring poorly compared to even a year or two ago. But with schools all over the country rolling out of the new Common Core and College and Career Readiness standards, the rules of the game have changed. The tests haven't however, and that skews the data scores are supposed to ...
The Great Bend Sports Complex will host the 2014 baseball and softball championships of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Kansas Lottery is restructuring its field staff in order to provide better service to lottery players and retailers, and increase sales and transfers to the state. As part of the restructuring, the Lottery will close its Great Bend office. The last day the office is open to the public will be December 13, 2013.
It wasn't what they were expecting.
Vandalized stop signs are once again been an issue in rural parts of Barton County, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips reported to the County Commission Monday morning. Four signs were damaged in this way with six other being reported as either vandalized or wind damaged.
Monday, Dr. Max Heim and Gary Secrest from the Kansas State Board of Education arrived in Great Bend to meet with patrons, faculty and staff, administration and USD 428 board members to discuss the newly begun search for a superintendent.
Second graders from Park Elementary School took a trip to the Golden Belt Humane Society on Monday for story time. After Kennel Technician Aaron Pike read a story, there was time for cookies and juice. Children also got to pet some puppies and kittens while learning important lessons about animals from the shelter's staff. Heather Acheson, director of the humane society, compared lessons on approaching injured or stray animals to what kids learn about "stranger ...
Barton County Office Buildings will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Barton County Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will also be closed both days. The Barton County Landfill will be closed on Thursday. It will reopen on Friday between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. On Saturday, it will return to normal operational hours. Emergency services will be in normal operation.
When it comes to grants, it's not often more money is offered than originally requested. But, that is the case for a joint county/state project to improve the Cheyenne Bottoms Scenic Overlook between Hoisington and Claflin, County Administrator Richard Boeckman told the County Commission Monday morning.