ELLINWOOD - After the turkey is eaten, and your family is thinking about ways to make this holiday season one to remember, one suggestion is to head out to Ellinwood's Wolf Park where starting Friday evening a unique and imaginative tradition will once again make its appearance.
There should be a name for the six-day period that starts on the fourth Thursday of November. After all, five of the days are already tagged: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now Giving Tuesday. (Sunday is still Sunday, thank goodness.)
Area residents are invited to kick up their heels at the Barton Community College Jingle Bell Swing big-band dance from 8–11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at the Great Bend American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave. The evening will feature a live big band and the Hilltop Singers will also provide a special presentation during the evening.
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.