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.
In police lingo, code 7-10 means "out of service." That's where Great Bend Detective Terry Millard will be after this week. Millard is retiring after 23 years with the Great Bend Police Department and more than 30 years in law enforcement.
The Great Bend USD 428 school board approved the purchase of Chromebook computers and software for two elementary schools when it met Tuesday. The board also accepted a donation for future playground equipment at Park School.
Dr. Robin Garrett was named vice president of instruction and student services Thursday when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees met. Dr. Garrett replaces Dr. Penny Quinn, who left to become president of Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Ill.