Great Bend school board members heard good news on Monday concerning USD 428's progress in the state's Multi-Tiered Support System program. Todd Wiedemann, assistant director of the State of Kansas MTSS Team, said Great Bend's leadership in the program has earned statewide recognition.
The Great Bend Fire Department battled small grass fires over the weekend, but the threat of a large wildfire was always there. Both Great Bend and Ellinwood sent fire trucks to Reno County on Saturday.
Music lovers who attend the Great Bend Jazz Festival on Saturday evening may see a familiar face in the 312th Army Jazz Band from Lawrence. Katie Sperry from Larned - make that Sgt. Katie Sperry from the U.S. Army Reserves, will play tenor saxophone.
More than 400 students from area high schools and middle schools attended a Career Fair on Wednesday afternoon at Barton Community College. There were classroom and lab presentations on fields ranging from agriculture to medical to welding.
Editor's note: This is the second of two stories about a school board meeting held Monday at Great Bend USD 428's District Education Center. It was the board's second work session this year on long-range planning.
Editor's note: This is the first of two stories about ideas discussed Monday at a Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education work session on long-range planning. Part two will look at more ideas, including some that are already in the works.