The Crest Theater's main floor seating was filling up Saturday and volunteers were considering opening the balcony as the Barton County Republican Caucus got underway. Several registered voters were ready to drop their ballots in the box and leave by 10 a.m., but County Chairman Richard Friedeman asked them wait until the end of a short party meeting.
Democrats came from as far away as Scott City to vote Saturday in the party caucus at the Hoisington Activity Center. In the final tally, there were 130 votes for Bernie Sanders and 67 for Hillary Clinton. Southwest Kansas will now send three delegates to vote for Sanders and one to vote for Clinton at the National Convention.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office must now reopen its investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred on a Great Bend High School bus involving members of the GBHS swim team Feb. 3. The action was necessary following the Kansas Bureau of Investigations decision not to accept the case.
Rush Center will host a "St. Patrick Celebration" on March 12. The event will feature a run/walk, breakfast of biscuits and gravy at 9 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. through the afternoon, at the Walnut Valley Senior Center, a parade and BINGO. Downtown will feature a car show and various booths, children's games, a cake walk and Irish Stew in the township hall.
It's a sign of the season – campaigning to support your favorite political candidate. However, if your plans involve placing a political sign, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) reminds you to make sure it's not located on highway right of way.
For the past five years the City of Great Bend has been hosting a Retail Roundtable where members of the retail world are invited to work and guide the Community Coordinator to develop retail based unification and set goals to promote local retail experiences. This year the group has expanded a bit and used the retail platform to strategic plan and set priorities to help Great Bend overall. This Community Team group met first in January and set out priorities as business owners, community members and interested persons to make improvements for Great Bend. The business world has noticed that ...