The dog days of summer made a brief comeback of sorts this past Saturday; the temperature was an unseasonably warm 82 degrees, and the parking lot at Advance America on 10th St. was filled with dogs and dog lovers.
The American Red Cross is responding to Hurricane Matthew in five southeastern states and more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers have supported the relief efforts, and more will be needed as the massive response continues over the days and weeks ahead.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a letter of support for a Kansas Department of Transportation grant applied for by Sunflower Diversified Services, biennial KDOT bridge inspections and a 30-minute executive session for attorney-client privilege.
Following two executive sessions totaling 90 minutes Friday morning, the Barton County Commission emerged to announce County Administrator had resigned effective Friday at the request of the commission, pending the buyout of his contract.
The Barton County Commission will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. It is suggested that the commission retain Watkins Calcara, Chtd. to provide services and the agenda includes a one-hour executive session for attorney-client privilege.
Paying a visit to the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), told those gathered at Tele-Communications Inc. that he hates to be introduced as being from Washington, D.C.
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.
HOISINGTON - Wednesday afternoon, Lincoln Elementary School first through fourth grade students made their mark on the history of their town. The students, outfitted in toy hard hats and vests came from the existing Lincoln school on foot and from Roosevelt Elementary by bus to the construction site where contractors had prepared the I-beam that would top the entrance of the new school. There, they waited in line for their turn to select a permanent marker and sign their name before workers attached it to a crane and lifted it into place.
PRATT - Mary Jo Taylor, Stafford, and Matt Bristow, Ellinwood, both candidates for Kansas Senate Dist. 33, were invited to debate at the Pratt Town Hall held at Liberty Middle School Wednesday night. They are running to fill a vacancy left by Kansas Sen. Mitch Holmes, Republican, who opted not to file for another term.
Ellsworth native Lu Adams will portray the life of Mary "Mother" Bickerdyke for the program at Monday's Barton County Historical Society meeting, set for 7:30 p.m. at the BCHS Museum. The public is invited.
November will be Explore Great Bend month again and participating retailers will be ready to host a different event each Saturday, City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.
Kids will be able to get a new or recycled Halloween costume at no cost from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Great Bend Public Library. The event will take place in the library's basement, said Barb Esfeld, president of the Great Bend Kiwanis Club.