Congressman Roger Marshall will begin his March Listening Tour on Saturday, March 11 and it will continue through Saturday March 18. Constituents are encouraged to attend those stops. He will also be visiting areas near Hutchinson and Bucklin impacted by the ongoing wildfires.
LARNED - Michele Cresci, 48 of Pawnee Rock, appeared in custody Wednesday afternoon before Pawnee County Magistrate Judge Julie Cowell. Judge Cowell advised the defendant that she faces five charges of criminal damage to property, Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett reported.
Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas is working with United Way, Red Cross and other local agencies to provide assistance for individuals and families who have lost homes, property and livestock in the wildfires that continue to sweep through southwest Kansas.
A public hearing on the proposed adoption of a Neighborhood Revitalization Plan for Great Bend that started during the City Council meeting Monday night will be reconvened when the council next meets March 20.
Chirps, whistles, croaks, and clicks all combine in an animal opera of high drama for eavesdropping scientists. The public can discover what animals are saying during the free program, "Listening to Animals," at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center at the Cheyenne Bottoms Refuge, northeast of Great Bend on K-156.
The Great Bend City Council had intended Monday night to honor former mayor and longtime community supporter Bob Parrish in person. However, Parrish died last Thursday, one day shy of his 90th birthday.
Barton County Democrats will meet from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, at St. John Episcopal Church, 2701 17th St., Great Bend. The agenda includes committee assignments, event planning, District 4 Congressional Campaign and Washington Days report.
The Great Bend Fire Department battled small grass fires over the weekend, but the threat of a large wildfire was always there. Both Great Bend and Ellinwood sent fire trucks to Reno County on Saturday.