Kansas Wetlands Education Center is celebrating Earth Day 2013 with solar-baked cookies, organic gardening, nature art and alternative energy vehicles. The free public event runs from 1:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the KWEC, located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156 just inside Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.
Kraft Pillow Service will be in Great Bend from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in the parking lot of the RSVP office, 1025 Main. The location for this annual fundraiser for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has changed. Come to the southwest door off the parking lot to sign in and leave pillows or comforters for refurbishing. The Krafts also have new feather and down pillows for sale.
A torch cart with an oxygen bottle and an acetylene bottle were stolen sometime between 8 p.m. on April 6 and 9 a.m. on April 9, from a construction site at 5520 10th St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said loss was $700. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.
Area high school students presented their artwork in a juried exhibit in the Shafer Art Gallery on Wednesday with the top three award winners receiving $500 scholarships from the Barton Foundation during Central Prairie League Art Day at Barton Community College.
HUTCHINSON – Hutchinson Community College Theatre Department will present the drama "The Oresteia," April 18-20. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Stringer Fine Arts Recital Hall on the HCC campus.
RUSSELL - Approximately 50 people were on hand April 6 when the Deines Cultural Center hosted the awards ceremony for the 2013 First Congressional District High School Arts Competition. The crowd viewed a gallery display of the 130 pieces submitted by students representing six high schools.
Students from Holy Family School recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. On Monday, April 8, the students took part in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a national provider of fraternal financial services and programs.
Author Sandy Barnard will discuss George Armstrong Custer during a joint meeting of the Barton County Historical Society and the Quivira chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association on Monday, April 22. Barnard, a well known Custer expert, will provide the program, "Where Custer Fell and Where is He Buried?" at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located south at 85 South U.S. 281 – just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend.
Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center. Guest speak will be Dr. Ana Refinetti, MD, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Dr. Refinetti is a surgeon, providing general surgery services, with a specialization in breast surgery.
The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.
The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.
This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.
A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.
One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.
Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.
North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.