The 2016-2017 flu season is rapidly approaching and the Barton County Health Department is prepared. The office will have the vaccines available starting Monday and will hold outreach clinics countywide.
For the past few weeks, Austin Levingston, son of Cindy and Beau Levingston, Great Bend, has been navigating new waters as he's been plunged into the limelight after a post he made on Facebook congratulating U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on his success in Rio went viral. At times, it has been a little awkward, but thanks to the support and encouragement from his family and his friends, the experience has been one of growth.
ELLINWOOD - A visit almost a year in the planning brought author and Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan to the Ellinwood High School gymnasium Tuesday, first for a presentation to Ellinwood Middle School students and visitors from surrounding communities. Then, in the evening, Lazan made a second appearance, meeting adults from the community at an Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce after hours, and presenting her message of hope and perseverance to a crowd of nearly 150.
The Pride of Wildcat Land, the Kansas State University Marching Band, will be joined by band alumni and high school bands from across the state for Band Day at the football game Saturday, Sept. 24, between the Wildcats and Missouri State.
A new sound system purchased for the Great Bend High School Gymnasium could change the experience of watching a program in the gym, school administrators said Monday. It is being installed at the same time as a new scoreboard, during "dead week," also known as the Kansas State High School Activities Association Fall Athletic Buffer Week, Nov. 13-19.
Members of the Kansas Association of School Boards visited Great Bend on Monday to talk to Dr. Roger Marshall, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 1. Great Bend USD 428 hosted the luncheon meeting at the District Education Center, and four school board members also attended.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced more than $1 million in grants for the 2017 Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) grant program. The FVPSA grants provide funds to domestic violence programs that ensure services are available 24-hours a day and are free to domestic violence victims and their children.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services – Westside Market, 5523 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Brooke with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Brandon Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Construction on the much-anticipated Cheyenne Bottoms scenic overlook east of Hoisington on K-4 could begin in November, the Barton County Commission learned Monday morning. This news came after commissioners approved a revised memorandum of understanding with the Kansas Division of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism which is splitting the cost of the project with the county.