On Friday at noon, the USD 428 Hall of Fame committee presented the 2016 Hall of Fame recipients, Shannon Schartz and Ty Cobb, to the many well-wishers, friends, family members and alumni of Great Bend High School who gathered for the annual Hall of Fame banquet at The Club at Stone Ridge.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the transfer of carry-over funds, a conditional use permit for a cemetery expansion by Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin and the purchase of equipment for the Road and Bridge Department.
The alleged sexual assault involving a Great Bend High School boys swim team member on a bus originally believed to have occurred in Saline County on Feb. 3 is now thought to have taken place at least partly in Barton County, a Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Friday.
Without a spark, one won't have a fire. This concept is the metaphor used by Barton business students Thomas Thill, Devon Nelson and Andrew Iverson when they founded The SPARK, an entrepreneurs' club where members are provided resources and guidance related to starting or growing a business. From determining if an idea would be viable and profitable, to marketing practices and tax questions, anything goes.
February 25, 2016|
By BRANDON STEINERT
Barton Community College
The Delano Jazz Orchestra will perform at the 22nd annual Great Bend Jazz Festival, to be held Sunday, March 13 at the Crest Theater. Doors will open at 2 p.m., and the Prairie Winds Jazz Combo, made up of local musicians, will entertain at 2:30.
If the past three days are any indication, the gas price downward fall has now bounced in the other direction, AAA reported this week. The Kansas average was at $1.49 per gallon on Monday and on Tuesday, it rose to $1.52 and Wednesday, it was $1.57. However, Kansans are still enjoying a 26 percent average savings over this time last year.
According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday sheriff's deputies responded to a reported injury accident located in the 300 block of Northeast 10 Ave. just north of 30 Road.
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths were 8 percent higher in 2015 than they were in 2014 - the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years. The Council estimates 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured with injuries requiring medical attention, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.
According to the Health Insurance Marketplace, more than 12.7 million Americans signed up for a health insurance plan for 2016 during the marketplace's open enrollment period that ended Jan. 31. This number includes more than 4 million new enrollees.
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.