On Oct. 22, the Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center Inc. hopes to turn the community purple. The campaign, in which residents are encouraged to wear all things purple, is designed to call attention to domestic violence.
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.
Blake Wornkey, Ellinwood, is an Army veteran, diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, who along with 15 to 18 fellow veterans will lead a Carry the Fallen Rucksack March at the Cheyenne Bottoms Wetlands Area Saturday morning.
As of Monday average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Office Products Inc., 1204 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Steve Swigart and Mike Fortkamp. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
In all, Barton County Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock said 52 participants dropped off 258 pounds of household hazardous waste at the Sept. 19 collection at the Barton County Landfill. In addition, 3,400 pounds of E-Waste was recycled during the reporting period.