The Great Bend Recreation Commission's after-school art classes and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center's upcoming workshop in making clay jewelry are but two examples. Barton Community College, private businesses and groups such as the Golden Belt Woodcarvers are all places to learn a new skill.
It was time to talk turkey this week at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. After-school art classes offered at Lincoln, Jefferson and Eisenhower elementary schools allowed children 5-12 years old to create "button turkey" wall decorations.
Great Bend Superintendent Brad Reed asked the board of education Monday if it could get behind a plan for a new maintenance building/bus barn next to the District Education Center, and remodeling of the DEC.
The ensemble cast of "Mom's Gift" weren't giving away any secrets at a recent rehearsal. K.B. Bell, who is co-directing the award-winning comedy, said the audience "won't see the ending coming. I think they'll laugh and I think they'll cry."
Pheasant season opened Saturday, and dozens of hunters got an early start with breakfast at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. Serving of the organization's annual Community Breakfast began at 5:30 a.m.
Great Bend High School students listened respectfully Friday morning as one of their alumni, Michael Harbaugh, described his military career. He was the guest speaker at the school's annual Veterans Day program.
Great Bend's First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St., will provide free Thanksgiving meals to anyone who needs them. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "or until we run out of food" on Thursday, Nov. 24, said LiAnna Keith at First Baptist.
In 2014, the Pew Research Center reported, "Among all Democrats, 27 percent say GOP policies are a threat to the well-being of the country; among all Republicans, more than a third (36 percent) think Democratic policies threaten the nation."
Two Barton County Commissioners were re-elected Tuesday. With no opponents on the ballot, Republicans Homer Kruckenberg and Don Davis won easily, although Kruckenberg did face a write-in opponent in Sharon Wondra.