This photo was submitted by Coleen Suchy, who reports the truck caught on fire around 4 p.m. on Thursday, south of Claflin K-156. "The driver said the truck started missing out and then just lost all power. The next thing he knew it was on fire."
A 16-year-old male from Great Bend was booked into the Barton County Jail on Thursday on charges of: Felony possession of stolen firearms, conspiracy to distribute meth, conspiracy to distribute stolen firearms, using a telecommunications device for distribution of stolen firearms and meth, burglary of an unoccupied non-dwelling, possession of cocaine, and eight counts of criminal possession of a firearm. He was taken to Reno County Youth Services.
A Great Bend man was arrested Friday after a pursuit on U.S. 56, Undersheriff Larry Holliday said. The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Pawnee Rock at 2:30 p.m. after Chris Ketch, 26, reportedly drove away from a domestic dispute but clipped a family member with his vehicle.
When a family member has diabetes, meal planning can be a challenge. After all, diet is a crucial factor in controlling the disease.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office received several weather-related calls on Wednesday.
A large contingent of Great Bend High School business students traveled to Canton/Galva last weekend to participate in the Future Business Leaders of America district competition.
Kellie and Kathie Henderson, sexual abuse victims and twins from Wichita, will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show at 4 p.m. Tuesday on KWCH-TV, channel 12. The twins traveled to Chicago last week for taping, and the entire show is dedicated to their story.
The next meeting of the Central Kansas 9.12 Coalition has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Burnside Room, in the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone.
Officials from Superior Essex, of Hoisington, will be recognized when the Barton County Commission meets at 9 a.m., Monday, in the courthouse.
A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers will meet with the Great Bend City Council when it gathers at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in the city building.
LARNED - A Great Bend man died Thursday after a car and truck collided on K-156, one mile west of Larned.
The Barton County Arts Council invites romantics to spend an evening with a loved one, enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres, fine art and a concert featuring Gary Gackstatter on Saturday. Reservations are $30 per person and will benefit the Arts Council and its support of the arts in central Kansas.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an appointment to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board, the Sheriff's Office impound sale and an appointment to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. until dusk as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...
Copier bids are on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
On Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Great Bend High School counselors will present information for parents of juniors and seniors concerning life after high school. Topics included: scholarships, college applications, ACT, graduation credits, college visits, FAFSA checklists, Career Cruising, and PEP. The same information will be given each night.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. Duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon for a free breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Plains chapter, will meet upstairs at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 620-791-8673.
From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, at 2715 18th St., for all Great Bend Middle School students. Admission is $5 with GBMS students ID. No hats will be allowed. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. Popcorn and water will be provided.
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to its Fun Fly, from 1 p.m. until dusk this Saturday, Oct. 11, at the MACK flying field. The field is located south of the intersection of Patton Road and Railroad Ave. at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Club in Great Bend are asking the public to help them raise funds to pave the parking lot at their club, 723 Main Street, which is used for numerous public events. There will be a fried chicken dinner at the club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 12. Cost is $10 for a dinner with all the trimmings. There will be free hot dogs for kids 5 and under, and to-go boxes are available.
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.