A jury heard opening arguments Monday in the trial of a Great Bend man accused of rape, aggravated burglary and criminal damage to property. Steven Terry Jordan, 44, is accused of committing these crimes at a residence in the 1100 block of Morphy St. in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 2013.
Mel and Darnell Holopirek were the Old Bill Honorees at the Barton Community College Foundation's Big Benefit Auction, Saturday, Aug. 22. The event, "A Ghostly Gala," had a Halloween theme and spooky auction items included a stay at the hotel that inspired Stephen King's novel, "The Shining."
The Welding Certificate program at Barton Community College started this fall, and on Tuesday the BCC Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 10 complete multi-process welding machines for the lab. Because this purchase was over $50,000, the administration sought bids and brought them before the board, which approved the low bid of $57,759.58 from Scott's Welding in Great Bend.
Three Kansas Department of Corrections inmates with convictions in area counties will be considered for parole this fall. The Prisoner Review Board will hold parole hearings in October for possible release in November to the following:
Donita Wolf from Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice takes another shopping cart of donated items to a waiting bus, Wednesday afternoon in front of the Walmart Supercenter. GBHH&H is one of 19 United Way of Central Kansas agencies. The "Stuff the Bus" event seeks donations of items commonly used by the member agencies.
Great Bend USD 428 held a Back-To-School Celebration for its employees last Thursday. Superintendent Brad Reed told them that Kansas educators – and especially those in Great Bend – can take pride in what they do.