Community literacy program One District One Book is underway. On Friday, children in grades K-6 will each receive a copy of the award-winning children's book, "The World According to Ivan," to take home and keep.
When ambassadors from the Sedgwick County Zoo visited Great Bend's elementary schools on Thursday, students got to do two things they really seem to love: learn about animals and raise their hands whenever an adult asks a question.
Just in time for Halloween, the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College will host a free workshop, "Marvelous Mask Making," for anyone from 5 years old up to adult age. Adult supervision is required for children under 11 years old.
The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting two community service drives through Nov. 30, sharing the gift of warmth and making the lives of children a little more colorful. The group, affiliated with the Great Bend Kiwanis Club, is also offering a taco dinner fundraiser on Sept. 30, said club sponsor Frankie Pelster at Rosewood Services.
Barton Community College is celebrating a 10-year partnership with a Great Bend business, Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine. Together they created the Limited Liability Company WorkFit, which offers employers physical capacity testing for new employees or current employees being introduced to new work responsibilities, said Elaine Simmons, dean of Workforce Training & Community Education at the college.
A new sound system purchased for the Great Bend High School Gymnasium could change the experience of watching a program in the gym, school administrators said Monday. It is being installed at the same time as a new scoreboard, during "dead week," also known as the Kansas State High School Activities Association Fall Athletic Buffer Week, Nov. 13-19.
Members of the Kansas Association of School Boards visited Great Bend on Monday to talk to Dr. Roger Marshall, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 1. Great Bend USD 428 hosted the luncheon meeting at the District Education Center, and four school board members also attended.
The soft purple caps coming from members of the Crochet Club at the Great Bend Public Library may save a baby's life. These caps are going to a non-profit group that aims to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome by teaching parents about "The Period of PURPLE Crying®."
Dave Baker was an upper classman at Great Bend High School and his brother Kent was a fifth grader at St. Patrick School when their family left Great Bend. This past week, the brothers returned for the Pontiac Attack Car Show at the Great Bend Expo, traveling from Bella Vista, Arkansas, in classic autos.