We've all heard the saying, "a little goes a long way." For 57 families in a six-city area, the saying rings true, says Vicky Dayton of Housing Opportunities Inc. The non-profit housing solutions company builds affordable housing through the use of federal and state grants. Since 1999, over $40 million in federal and state awards have been awarded, but it almost didn't happen, Dayton said.
ELLSWORTH - Ellsworth County Attorney Shepack announced Thursday he will file two juvenile offender complaints alleging battery, stemming from the events that took place Feb. 6 on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus coming back from a boys swim team meet.
ELLSWORTH - Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack said two juvenile offender complaints of alleged battery will be filed in connection with events that occurred on Feb. 6, on a Great Bend USD 428 school bus returning from a boys swim team event.
The County Commission will meet as the Board of County Canvassers 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 11, at in the Office of the County Clerk. At that time, they will canvass ballots from Tuesday's city general election for Ellinwood, Great Bend and Hoisington and the Ellinwood District Hospital Board of Trustees.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) will host a free farm and ranch team barbecue from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday outside Expo I at the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo west of Great Bend. Moran will give remarks and make a special announcement at noon. Moran for Kansas staff is also hosting a booth at the expo inside Expo 1.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the March competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $21,163. The foundation supports programs or projects that are innovative, collaborative, proactive, measurable and sustainable.
Since its founding in 1872, Great Bend has held spring elections for local officials, and this year saw the last. In 1886, there was a particularly tight race for mayor, so in the spirit of honoring the past and saying goodbye to a long-standing election tradition, this week Out of the Morgue looks back at that election and the results.
The Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo is planning activities from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in honor of Earth Day. There will be booths set up with crafts, interactive stations and a scavenger hunt. This free event is geared for kids but is open to all ages.