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.
Area children didn't have to travel far on Wednesday for a field trip to a national treasure. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center on K-156 overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms, the largest inland marsh in the United States and a Ramsar-designated Wetland of International Importance.
On Tuesday at about 9:46 p.m. Barton County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the area of NE 10 Road and NE 120 Ave. A vehicle was reported to be abandoned in the roadway. The vehicle was located and impounded by deputies. The owner of the vehicle was reported to be Kenneth Lamb.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Doonan GMC, Junction 56/156 Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Claudia Elsen with greeters Curtis Wolf and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Earlier this month, 120 county appraisers from across Kansas and oil and gas professionals from Kansas and surrounding states converged on Great Bend. They came to attend the Kansas Department of Revenue, Property Valuation Division meetings.