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Ribbon cutting celebrates new BCC dorm

Barton Community College President Dr. Carl Heilman is joined by Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ambassadors for a ribbon cutting at the new residence hall, Thursday evening.

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Barton Community College is putting the final touches on Bluestem Hall, a three-story student housing building with 150 rooms. At a Great Bend Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday evening, Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman invited community members to tour the “recently completed — VERY recently completed” facility.

Construction began in the summer of 2013. Mike Johnson, chairman of BCC’s Board of Trustees, warned that anyone who stayed too long Thursday might be asked to help unload furniture from trucks scheduled to arrive that evening. Actually, everyone was invited to picnic fare in the Student Union.

Johnson praised C ...

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