World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7, is a time to recognize that breastfeeding provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development, said Janel Rose with the Barton County Health Department. That is why local health departments have banded together as partners of Central Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition to further highlight its theme for 2015, "Breastfeeding and Work - Let's Make it Work."
ELLINWOOD – After 10 months of drama, Mark and Cassie Batchman, owners of The Cutting Edge Salon in Ellinwood, remain in limbo over the fate of their building and the razing of a building connected to it.
The celebration of National Zookeeper Appreciation Week came a week late, and "celebration" may not have been the best word, but the Great Bend Zoological Society treated zoo staff to lunch on Wednesday.
Starting next week, motorists in the northeast parts of Barton County may need to adjust their traffic routes. The 2015 blacktop chip/sand sealing season will likely begin this coming Tuesday, Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips said.
United Way of Central Kansas received some much needed volunteer hours this past Monday. Dillons and Volunteers in Action teamed up to help the United Way prepared much needed items for their 2016 Campaign and cut out flashcards for Literacy Kits that will be distributed next spring at the Kindergarten Round-ups in Great Bend, Ellinwood, and Larned. The volunteers on hand helped UWCK gear up for their 2016 Payroll deduction campaign by preparing the pledge cards and other information in drawstring bags to distribute to the over 60 companies in our community that participate in our payroll deduction program. This ...