Thanksgiving may be later than usual this year, but the local Salvation Army's annual Kettle Campaign is right on schedule.
A staffing change at Brit Spaugh Zoo will impact the hours of the facility's Raptor Center, which serves as the main entry point for the zoo, Great Bend City Administrator Howard Partington told the City Council Monday night.
It took a tie-breaking vote by Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night to approve the construction of an electronic directory kiosk at Great Bend Municipal Cemetery.
The Barton County Historical Society has been recording memories, recollections, and experiences about people living and working in and around South Hoisington as part of its oral history project "South Hoisington: Stories from the Other Side of the Tracks". Founded in 1886 and incorporated in 1887, the City of Hoisington was formed to attract and benefit from the Kansas and Colorado Railroad, which would later become part of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. To accompany and promote ...
First, Barton County launched its new webiste. Next, it entered the world of Facebook. And, two weeks ago, it jumped into the Twittersphere. County commissioners Monday morning heard a briefing from County Administrator Richard Boeckman on county's expanded use of social media as a means of providing residents instant access and information. It included a video presentation on just how digitally oriented society is becoming. "The county's movement to social media has been very successful," ...
After much deliberation and soul searching, the Barton County Commission Monday morning voted to sell or somehow dispose of the County Annex in Hoisington.
After Keegan McCulley beat Great Bend High student Kade Huddleston, they proved to be a formidable online team in Super Smash Brothers Brawl at the Great Bend Public Library. McCulley and Huddleston finished with a 9-1 record and were ranked fourth against online teams from other libraries around the country to celebrate International Games Day. They were unable to secure a reliable Internet connection to continue in the online tournament that involved dozens of libraries. ...
Just in case you're wondering, the eighth-grade and seventh-grade classes at Great Bend Middle School are blessed with musical talent.
Great Bend's downtown businesses will tempt shoppers with cookies during the Home for the Holidays festivities on Saturday, Nov. 30.
It will be recommended to the Great Bend City Council Monday night that it authorize Mayor Mike Allison to sign an agreement with federal and state agencies, paving the way for the demolition of a World War II-era hangar at the Great Bend Municipal Airport.
The epic story of the Greek gods will play out at Great Bend High School. Well, sort of. The GBHS theater department will present comedy "The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza" at 2 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the school's auditorium, 2027 Morton. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door "Support the arts in our community and support our students," said drama instructor Dan Heath. "Have a great time." Written ...
Networking Specialist programs at Barton Community College were revised Thursday by the BCC Board of Trustees. Jane Howard and others involved in the programs explained that the certificate and specialist degree programs differed between the Barton County campus and the Fort Riley campus.
Youths in the America's Promise program pose for a photo during an hour of Cosmic Bowling, Wednesday at Great Bend's Walnut Bowl. The program is sponsored locally by Community Bank of the Midwest, with City of Great Bend employee involvement. America's Promise is a youth mentoring program with monthly activities.
The Barton County Young Professionals organization has several openings that offer the opportunity to get more involved, said Rachel Mawhirter, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce marketing director. BCYP is operated by a committee of volunteers under the auspices of the chamber.
Great Bend Public Library will open late on Tuesday, Nov. 19, but will be open from 2-9 p.m. The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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.
Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency and a Great Bend business.
Author Tammy Pugh.
David Nichols, 30, of Hoisington was seriously injured Wednesday in a rollover accident on West K-4 near NW 100 Ave. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Nichols was driving a Ford F-250 truck that slid on a patch of ice around 6:26 a.m. The truck slid into the ditch and rolled, ejecting the driver.
Citing violations of wing deicing procedures in 19 flights originating Hays, the Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $304,000 civil penalty against Cheyenne, Wyo.-based Great Lakes Aviation. The airline also operates out of Great Bend Municipal Airport, but this location was not mentioned in the FAA action.
One of the new animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is a 6-month-old African serval cat named Akida. This male cat was shipped to the zoo from New Zealand and Zoo Director Scott Gregory said he will try to find a female from another zoo so they can attempt to breed the pair. Although the zoo already has a female serval, she dates to an earlier time when zoo record keeping was not as ...
The Central Kansas Dream Center continues offering help and hope to those hurting people who have fallen through the cracks of the system. And with that thought in mind plans have begun for a unit for young adults aging out of foster care, called the Dream Center Living Youth.
TULSA, Okla. – This past weekend, Alex and Devin Randolph of Great Bend competed in both the 2013 USA BMX Grand Nationals and the Race of Champions Presidents Cup in Tulsa, Okla. These two races are the "big show" for BMX (bicycle motocross) racing, said their father Delbert Randolph.
Montara Johanson is praying for a Christmas miracle.
A year ago, on the morning of Dec. 14, the news of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., shocked and saddened people all over the country, as well as the world. Twenty children and six educators were killed when a gunman entered the secure school, walked into a classroom and began shooting.