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.
Barton County department heads are asked to submit a bi-weekly activity report of statistical information or a summary of services. The latest report was released Monday at the Barton County Commission meeting.
Officers from the Great Bend Police Department obtained and served a search warrant Monday, Nov. 21, at 1206 Polk Street, in reference to illegal drugs. Although the resident, Jorge Aguilar, 27, was not present when the warrant was served, officers are searching for him in order to question him about illegal narcotics found during the search warrant, according to the GBPD news release.
Great Bend Tree Board President Toni Rice asked the Great Bend City Council Monday nightfor permission to move forward on the purchase of a pergola for the Argonne Forest. The feature will be part of an overall renovation project the group hopes to complete in time for a military anniversary with local significance.
The fourth graders at Eisenhower Elementary School really know their presidents. Students of Priscilla Rose and Sherri Brantley were each assigned a random U.S. president to research. On Tuesday, other students were invited to the "Hall of Presidents" in the Eisenhower library, where each student had a presentation about his or her former POTUS.
The Barton County Commission met with members of the Barton County/Kansas State University Extension Council on Monday to learn more about a proposal to join with the Ellis County Extension Council, forming a new Barton-Ellis Extension district.
HOISINGTON - Raising awareness is a crucial step in finding a cure for diseases like breast cancer, because without it a lot of research would go unfinished. With the help of some local people the fight to finding a cure for breast cancer can march forward with great stride.
The new equipment at the Great Bend Fit Trail in Veterans Memorial Park is ready to use, and a grand opening is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 on the north side of the park. Mayor Mike Allison and members of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club, along with staff from the City of Great Bend, Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Golden Belt Community Foundation, will perform the ribbon cutting honors.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Room F-30 on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Charles Perkins, dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Information Services, will present an update on strategic planning and Mark Dean, dean of Administration, will report on the security summit on safeguarding college campuses that staff attended earlier this year in New Orleans.