The purchase of real estate is on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting. An executive session for discussion of the proposed purchase is also on the agenda. The meeting will start at 5 p.m. at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.
Wheat yields in Kansas might have increased during the 2015 harvest, but test weights and protein content were down statewide. According to the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service, data was collected from 7,233 carlot samples from 47 counties which showed an average test weight of 59.9 pounds per bushel. In comparison, the 2013 and 2014 harvest averages were 60.7 and 60.5 pounds per bushel, respectively.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident at 4:58 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. 56/K-156 junction east of Great Bend. A 2013 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Linny K. Ott, 35, of Russell was southbound on K-156 approaching the "T" intersection and failed to make the turn. The vehicle continued south through the intersection, through the ditch and over the railroad tracks, coming to rest in a field.
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.
The Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons will host "The Common and Quirky Mascots of Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Jordan Poland at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14, at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Coronado Quivira Museum at (620) 257-3941 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.
Despite assurances from a property owner that most of the properties were going to be rehabilitated, the Great Bend City Council Tuesday night adopted resolutions declaring several structures as unsafe and dangerous and directed that the structures be razed.