GARDEN CITY- The Great Bend Middle School eighth grade football team improved to 3-0 Thursday with a 30-6 victory over Garden City Ken Henderson in the first road game for GBMS. The Panthers totaled 287 yards of offense. Gage Fritz recorded a 38-yard touchdown run in the victory and added an 84 yard kick return into the end zone for good measure. Dalton Miller had a pair of big scoring runs for Great Bend including 60 and 70 yard hauls. The Panthers converted all four of their two-point conversions.
After years of battling toxic blue-green algae in Veterans Memorial Lake, City of Great Bend officials finally got some good news from state officials this week. They were informed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that the beleaguered lake was no longer on its warning or watch lists.
HAYS- Great Bend seventh graders Taylor Lindberg and Aubrey Snapp placed as the top two runners at Thursday's Hays Invitational. Linberg came in with a first place finish of 6:26.5 while Snapp was just two seconds off from Linberg with a second place time of 6:28.3. Jordan Stukey (6:37.7) placed fourth just two seconds behind Hays seventh grader Olivia Diane Rankin.
Earlier this month, the Great Bend City Council paved the way for $1.21 million in improvements to about 90 blocks of city streets. That work begins this coming week, City Administrator Howard Partington said.
The Barton County Landfill, located at 350 NE 30 Road northwest of Great Bend, has listed its final household hazardous waste collection dates for the year. The service runs on the third Saturdays of the month from April through October and is for residential customers only from Barton, Pawnee and Ellsworth counties.