"Every since Barton County has existed, we have been represented in every war foreign war this country has fought in," said Beverly Komarek. director at the Barton County Historical Society museum. Visitors to the museum this Memorial Day weekend can view military uniforms from all past wars, from The Spanish American in 1898 to the Mid-East conflicts of today.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) welcomed many Veterans from Kansas who arrived in Washington on their Honor Flight. Huelskamp had nice conversations with Les Stewart, Ned Brack, Roy Titsworth and Jim Gordee, all from Great Bend, and he thanked them for their service to our nation.
Local and state election officials are reminding eligible voters and candidates for public office across the state that the deadline to switch party affiliation is noon June 1. It is also the deadline to officially file a candidacy for public office.
It wasn't the news Great Bend officials wanted to hear Thursday morning. They were notified by the United States Department of Transportation that their appeal to retain essential air service at the Municipal Airport had been denied.
ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood Rotary Club in cooperation with the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is in the process of organizing Ellinwood's After Harvest Festival parade to be held Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. Line-up will begin at 9 a.m. on Park Street on the west edge of Ellinwood.
JUNCTION CITY - The Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club will be taking high school students to Key Leader Camp, June 2-4 at Rock Springs 4-H Camp, Junction City. This three-day event is available for graduating eighth graders through graduating seniors. Cost is $250; however scholarships are still available that could pay all or part of the fee, said Barb Esfeld, local coordinator.
TOPEKA – Fueled by lower gas prices, the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, will see 2.8 million or 13.5 percent of its population, hitting the road for their Memorial Day Getaway, the AAA reported.