There may not be fire-breathing dragons, but there will be fire-eating performers, belly dancers, pirates who sing, wenches who wash, and local high schoolers who perform Shakespeare.
The bison were removed from Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, and shipped to a 30,000-acre preserve in Nebraska. Zoo Director Scott Gregory, wearing an orange vest with the word "shooter" and standing ready with a shotgun, watched zoo staff herd the animals into a livestock trailer Tuesday morning, before the zoo opened to the public. He said the male and female, along with ...
w/relay logo Just in case Relay organizers make back-up plan BY STAFF REPORTS Ideally, the 2011 Relay for Life of Barton County will go off as scheduled Friday evening in the Barton County courthouse square in downtown Great Bend. But this is Kansas and the spring weather is unpredictable at best. "We're praying it doesn't rain," said event Chairperson Linn Hogg. None the less, forecasts are calling for a chance of precipitation. So, the Relay ...
The passing of the Soroptimist International Club of Great Bend's 13th-annual Gardens Galore garden tour was greatly exaggerated. The fund-raising event actually takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. this coming Sunday.
Almost $800,000 in costs and some eight acres of ground since it began, the newest phase of the Barton County Landfill is done and, hopefully, will be open for use this week, Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt told the Barton County Commission Monday.
Provided city staff can reach an acceptable agreement with Farmers Bank and Trust officers, the city of Great Bend could take up ownership of the Great Bend Convention Center on 10th Street.
Kansas health officials are warning the public that a new product known as tobacco sticks poses some of the same health risks as other tobacco products. Parents especially need to be aware of the products, according to Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department. The smokeless tobacco sticks look like chocolate-covered toothpicks, but are actually coated with finely milled tobacco. They come in matchbook-size packages and ...
From gardens to man caves, the local Soroptimist International Club wants to show them to you. The 13th-annual Gardens Galore garden tour runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 12.
A historic national event will be celebrated in downtown Great Bend later this month as the Black Heritage Club sponsors Juneteenth 2011. Juneteenth originated at the end of the Civil War as a celebration of Emancipation Day. The local even will be held on Saturday, June 18 in Jack Kilby Plaza, in the courthouse square, downtown and will run from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. It will feature music, dancers, speakers, and all sorts of ...
You don't have to be all that observant to recognize it's been more than a little windy lately, and that causes a lot of problems around this area, especially at the Barton County Landfill.
It's hard to imagine the USD 428 Board of Education without her, but after 32 years as a school board member, Jean Cavanaugh is calling it quits. Her last board meeting will be June 13.
A June Jam and BBQ will be held Saturday, June 4 at Community Christian Church next to Barton Community College. The event is planned to help the youth program.
It's not every day that a community is offered a half million dollars, but that will be one of the items up for discussion when the Great Bend City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the city building.
Great Bend Fire Department received three back-to-back fire calls on Monday, including a carbon monoxide alarm, Chief Mike Napolitano said.
Holy Family School's annual Christmas program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway Ave. The school's Christmas tradition continues with songs by children in grades K-4, followed by a musical by fifth and six graders.
This week in 1903, while the people of Great Bend....., half way across the country, in Kittyhawk, N.J., Orville and Wilbur Wright completed their first flight at 10:35 in the morning on the 17th. While they weren't the first to make it into the air--several glider pilots before them succeeded--they were the first to sustain and control their flight.
When Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies come upon an accident that looks like it was caused by inattentive driving, the first thing they do is grab the cell phone.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday announced Jackie McClaskey as Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, succeeding Dale Rodman, who stepped down from the position Dec. 10.
ELLINWOOD -Kent Roth of Ellinwood announced today by social media Facebook post, Facebook:/kentrothesquire, the formation of an Exploratory Committee to test the waters for a race against incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the 2014 Republican primary election.
Barton Community College received an unqualified or "clean" audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, a representative from Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball accounting firm reported Tuesday. But after several years of working with a different auditor, the college did have some changes to make, BCC trustees learned. The management letter that accompanies the audit report noted two violations of state law: When contracting to build a new dormitory, the college entered the ...
The Bully Project, which involved the showing of an anti-bullying movie and other educational activities for local youth last month, seemed to be a success, organizers said.
Monday was Leonard Kaiser's final meeting as a board member of the Great Bend Recreation Commission, at least for now. The outgoing board member received a plaque for 17 years of service.
It should become easier to located offices in the Barton County Courthouse.
"It's so nice just to go hear live music," said Vern Fryberger, director of the Barton County Hilltop Singers. "This is kind of fun because it's mostly big band music but there's also some 50s and 60s and other more modern pieces."
ELLINWOOD - At one time, kindergarten was a place where students learned social skills, to sit still, and even to take a nap during their half day of school. No more.
Christmas came early for several local charities Wednesday morning as Farmers Bank and Trust held its 17th-annual Holiday Charity Coffee.