Brit Spaugh Zoo will introduce its newest animals, including two baby chinchillas, during the Great Bend Zoological Society's annual meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Zoo & Raptor Center, 2123 Main. There will also be refreshments and about 20 door prizes to give away – and you don't have to be a member to attend, said Joe Cannon, president of the Zoo Society.
Security cameras are everywhere. If you look for them, you can often see them – keeping an eye on places where people gather. Our banks, businesses, offices and schools – not to mention student housing – are under surveillance.
The trees are there, but most people don't see the forest on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park. Now the Great Bend Tree Board is in the budding stages of a project to "rejuvenate, restore and refurbish" the area known as the Argonne Forest.
Telling the story of Barton County requires good information, and sharing information helps spread the word. Now the Barton County Historical Society and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center are working together to share information about Cheyenne Bottoms.
ST. JOHN - Plans to restore the historic Gray's Photography Studio in St. John took a leap forward last week when the state arts commission awarded a $75,000 grant to the non-profit group in charge of the project.
The newest building at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village won't be open to the public, but it makes room for more artifacts to be seen by visitors, Museum Director Beverly Komarek said.