Barton Community College and the Center for Adult Education will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 5. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.
The Barton County area Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground and started construction on the first of two new homes in Hoisington. Potential applicants interested in applying for home ownership are asked to attend a mandatory one-hour Homebuyer Orientation session taking place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The Front Door Community Center, 1615 10th St., Great Bend.
By the end of the year, victims of crime in central Kansas will be able to track the status of offenders in the Barton County Jail. They can receive an automatic notification if the offender is released or moved to another facility.
The National Children's Alliance, Children's Advocacy Centers of Kansas and the FBI were at the Family Crisis Center in Great Bend on Thursday, Aug. 25, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dell Hayden Memorial CAC. This contract improves communication and services between the CAC and the FBI by working together to provide forensic interviews and advocacy services to local areas on a federal level.
Great Bend Fire Department firefighters will conduct their annual MDA Boot Block on Friday, Sept. 2, outside Walmart and both Dillons stores. They will be accepting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.
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.
Reservations are being taken for Wine in the Wild, hosted by the Great Bend Zoological Society and presented by Nex-Tech and the City of Great Bend. This fundraiser will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo.
Barton County Health Department will begin administering vaccines to prevent influenza for area residents on Monday, Sept. 19, during regular business hours on a walk-in basis. Flu vaccine available at the health department this year protects against four strains of influenza including:
FORT LARNED - Along with the regular lineup of living history programs and demonstrations, Fort Larned National Historic Site will offer a special program about George Bent by John Steinle this weekend.
Midwest Energy was given the go-ahead Monday morning to proceed with a plan to bolster its communications after the Barton County Commission approved conditional use permits allowing the construction of three radio towers.