The job of maintaining the City of Great Bend's army of 500 fire plugs falls to the Water Division of the Public Works Department. This is no insignificant task as these steel sentinels stand ready to help save property and lives in times of crisis.
Safety officials are urging motorists and community members to be careful as Halloween approaches. Caution can be the key to safety as an increasing number of people will be out this weekend with Halloween, including pedestrians walking, parents driving their children, and people attending Halloween parties, said Lieutenant Adam Winters, Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman. It is imperative that safety play a role in the fun during the day and evening's celebrations.
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday and as communities prepare to "fall back" one hour, the Great Bend Fire Department and the Office of the Kansas State Fire Marshal urge residents to practice fire safety by testing their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and changing the batteries.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by C & V Home Improvement, 1107 E 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., today. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Shawn Panzer and Dale Hogg. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
This week, we bring you a summary and round-up of stories from several Kansas newspapers concerning a murder that occurred around this time in 1915. At the time, it was considered one of the most horrifying cases in the state's brief history since the Indian massacres.
Barton Community College has refinanced its debt on the Library renovation and the addition to the Technical Building, paid for in 2008 with certificates of participation. The BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday authorized a new lease-purchase agreement at lower interest rates.