Great Bend Public Library plans to do away with late fees in March, even though the new policy on overdue materials hasn't been written. The plans were discussed Monday when the GBPL Board of Directors met.
Next year's calendar for Great Bend USD 428 schools will be similar to this year's, but the winter break will be two days shorter and spring break will start a week later, Superintendent Brad Reed said.
Two new zookeepers joined the staff of the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in January, filling two vacancies. Zoo Supervisor Sara Hamlin said she is still looking for one more zookeeper. Meanwhile, she is excited about the experience and qualifications of new employees Liz Clark and Kate Beyersdorf.
Barton Community College hosted an open house and reception Tuesday to showcase its new Adult Healthcare Simulation Lab in the Technical Building, room T-119. A presentation recognized the college's long-standing partnership with St. Rose Health Center, which donated about $140,000 in equipment at the beginning of 2015. Items from the former Central Kansas Medical Center, now St. Rose, went to the nursing, pharmacy tech and adult health-care programs.