The new interior walls that separate the children's area from the rest of the Great Bend Public Library are something librarians have requested for years, GBPL Director Harry Willems said. The project always appeared to be too expensive, before now.
Bill McKown was a true friend of the Shafer Art Gallery. He passed away in March of 2014, but his legacy lives on through numerous art-related improvements that have been made on the Barton campus as a result of a generous gift from his estate. The final element funded by his estate is the "Winged Aspiration" sculpture which will adorn the circle driveway in front of the Shafer Gallery. Barton will unveil this aesthetic enhancement and at the same time pay tribute to the man that made it possible, Mr. McKown. A ceremony will be held at 5 p.m ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Fire Prevention" on Wednesday, October 7th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.
Much to the chagrin of numerous taxing entities in Barton County, the sales tax distribution that was due out by Sept. 20 has yet to be made. The delay is creating hardships for those anticipating the funds.
At the Great Bend Panthers homecoming parade Friday, observers saw a return to a tradition that has taken a hiatus since 2006. While concern over predicted rain evaporated, floats representing several Fall sports teams went before the homecoming court of attendants who rolled slowly by, waving from the back seats of convertibles provided by a number of Great Bend community members.
On Oct. 5, around 2:47 p.m., Barton County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 700 block of Northeast 20 Ave., to a reported motor vehicle accident. Officers were advised that a vehicle had rolled and was on fire.
The Great Bend City Council Monday night adopted a resolution setting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 as the dates for a pubic hearings for the unsafe and dangerous structure at 1318 Kansas Ave., owned by Trent Mermis, and 1324 Kansas Avenue, owned by Norma Ward.
The last of the World War II B-29 hangers at the Great Bend Municipal Airport has been near collapse for several years, and the recent storm just made things worse. Noting that it is a shame to see the landmark go, the Great Bend City Council Monday night authorized Stone Sand Company to raze the beleaguered historic structure.
Sunset was still a couple of hours away Monday as the Great Bend Public Library started its first of three Nocturnal Night programs. A crowd of children, mostly in grades K through 2, showed up with their parents to learn more about nocturnal creatures.