RUSH CENTER - Starting on Tuesday, June 14, the BNSF Railway Co. will begin a permitted railroad crossing repair project on U.S. 183 just outside of the city of Rush Center on the northern city limits in Rush County.
Barton County Walk To End Alzheimer's will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 20, in the Barton County Courthouse Square. Freewill offerings will be accepted for hot dogs, watermelon and games for kids.
The Great Bend High School roof is undergoing repairs this week. School officials said anyone coming to the GBHS building Thursday or Friday should first call the school office, 792-1521, and ask where it is safe to park. This will prevent possible damage from tar over-spray from the wind.
Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews announced he has filed charges of battery and criminal restraint in connection to a school bus incident involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team.
At the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night, Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development CEO Jan Peters confirmed that Freddy's Frozen Custard is indeed coming to Great Bend, and developers have begun work on the new restaurant that is expected to celebrate its grand opening in early October. Construction was delayed briefly due to the rain received at the end of May, but now work is beginning on the site.
In 1916, Riley Elementary was opened as a modern and sophisticated learning center for the students in Great Bend. Over the past 100 years, the tradition of excellence started by those students and teachers in 1916 has continued to thrive.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo are offering some great classes this summer. Classes will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the next three Thursdays, June 9, 16 and 23, at the zoo. They are open from children 7-12 years old.