The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation,an insurance dividend return check presentation, the Barton County Historical Society's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of "The Rifleman" statue and the payment of audit fees.
RUSSELL - The exhibit Prairie Structures: Natural or Man-made, will open Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell. There will be an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. that day at the gallery.
A champion inline skater and two professional BMX bikers rolled into the Holy Family School parking lot Thursday morning. The Lone Star Action Sports team performed some high flying jumps and stunts to reward students for a successful magazine sales campaign.
On Oct. 22, the Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center Inc. hopes to turn the community purple. The campaign, in which residents are encouraged to wear all things purple, is designed to call attention to domestic violence.
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.