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 proclamation recognizing pregnancy and infant loss awareness, a Union Township Board appointment, Special Alcohol Funding distribution and an update on the county employee handbook.
The two-story brick building at the heart of Faith Community Church compound was originally built for the county poor farm. Blueprints dated Oct. 15, 1929, show the official name of the structure was the Barton County Home. Mann and Company, Hutchinson, was the architect.
Faith Community Church of Great Bend will be celebrating 61 years of ministry and dedicating the new church addition at 10 a.m. this Sunday, Oct. 13. Speakers will include the Rev. Fred Kirkpatrick, founding pastor of 52 years, and Sandy Kennedy, senior pastor.
By Jim Misunas email@example.com John Hoover lost his parents when he was 4 years old. Hoover's life in Stafford began after the tragic loss of his mother and father in a 1949 traffic accident near Lawrence. He was 4 years old when Bennett Edward Hoover and Marjorie Ellen (Mowery) Hoover were killed when another driver ran a stop sign. Hoover's paternal grandmother, Ella Mae Hoover, and maternal grandmother, Ellen Gertrude Martin, raised him and his ...
When the Rosewood Drill Team performs Saturday afternoon at Great Bend Expo III Arena during the Rosewood Rodeo, it will be a first on several fronts. It's the first time for Rosewood to feature a horse-riding drill team and it's a new experience for the riders comprising the team. It also marks the first time that a seasoned coach will showcase an equestrian team.
Two photos from the opening reception for "Choreography of Cranes," Sunday at the Shafer Gallery, Barton Community College. Wildlife artist and juror of the "Choreography of Cranes" exhibit Peter Eades offers comments about the winning works of art at the show's opening reception Sunday afternoon at the Shafer Art Gallery. Eades chose Dodge City resident Mike Umscheid's photograph "Sandhill Symmetry" for first place. Hoisington Resident Christina Lamoureaux's "Trainweaver" (mixed media) and Ellinwood resident Robert Joy's ...
GBHS Debate Squad competes at two tourneys and wins at both The Great Bend High School Debate Squad competed at Lyons and Sterling on Saturday, Oct. 5th. At Sterling in the JV Division, Carter Sheffield and Jordan Stoulil placed 2nd out of 21 teams, with 23 speaker points. Stoulil stated, "It was a good surprise that we placed 2nd and I'm very proud." At Lyons in the Varsity Division, Michael Gieck and Kameko Schultz placed ...
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Therapists at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center have offered guidance to the local Parkinson's Support Group but they wanted to take it up a notch.
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced Wednesday that the Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Mike Keeley to a two-year term as Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial District, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Chief Judge Mike Keeley has served as a district judge in the district since January 1993. He presides over cases in Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties.
Tickets are now on sale for the 24th annual USD 428 Education Foundation dinner that will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Great Bend Convention Center.
Helping Hands Preschool student Aubryuana Delgadillo makes eye contact with Daisy Duke while she pets the horse at Rosewood Ranch on Tuesday afternoon. Also pictured is ranch horse instructor Juan Bodine.
Great Bend Expo III arena will be filled with rodeo family fun in mid-October, all with no admission fee. The public can enjoy children's activities, face painting, Randy the Clown, concessions and three performances of drill-teams on horseback. It happens during the 9th Annual Rosewood Rodeo Oct. 12 at the Great Bend Expo III Arena, two miles west of 10th and Patton.
The Shafer Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will host an opening reception for its first ever national juried exhibit "Choreography of Cranes," from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. The exhibit will also feature the work of the show's juror; renowned wildlife artist Peter Eades.
Barton Community College art students Leona Kasselman and Deb Clothier will have selections of their art in the Fine Arts Building display cases from now until December. The display cases are located in the lobby of the Fine Arts building.
Dogs were removed from 132 Pine St. in Great Bend on Thursday, after reportedly being left without shelter, food or water.
Students at Great Bend's Holy Family School and the Prince of Peace Parish accepted a challenge to make videos about "The Four Pillars of Stewardship."
The National Weather Service in Dodge City issused a winter weather advisory for Pawnee, Stafford and Hodgeman counties, Friday including the cities of Larned, Stafford, St. John, Hudson, Hanston and Jetmore. All counties south of Barton and Rice County are affected. The winter weather advisory for snow and isolated sleet is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday. Snow accumulations betweern 3 to 5 inches are forecast. Snow-packed roads will lead to hazardous driving conditions. One-half ...
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 project to improve the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway overlook east of Hoisington, the Doonan communications tower replacement project and a Southwst Kansas Area on Aging Board appointment.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.