A free Stop 'N Learn program titled "Spring Flowers" will be offered at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Jerry Esfeld will talk about a variety of perennials and annuals available to plant in flower gardens this year. Topics will include selecting the perfect flowers, fertilizing, mulching and care, plus a question-and-answer time.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will continue its discussion on youth baseball and softball rules Monday. The board will meet at 4 p.m. at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. It is expected to vote on any rule changes for this summer's ball teams.
Barton Community College will celebrate Poetry month through April by offering community members a chance to share original poetry or to recite others poetry at live reading sessions from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24 in the Student Union as well as an opportunity to upload their own poetry to Barton's website.
EMPORIA - Kansas high school students interested in careers in education have an extra few weeks to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy. With the previous deadline of March 15 having passed, applications will now be accepted through April 12.
PEA RIDGE, Ark. - Alex Roberts has received a Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University, beginning with the fall 2013 semester. Roberts, who is majoring in English education, is the son of Eric and Lisa Tolan. His grandparents are Larry Hunt and Kent and Terri Kohls, all of Great Bend; Connie and Jim Knowles of Grove, Okla.; and Linda and Doug Holley of Shell Knob, Mo.
Barton Community College honored 20 employees during an all-college forum March 28, recognizing them for their years of service to the college. Awards were presented for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.
When an Office Products Inc. customer is wondering how to equip a workplace or home environment, Tom Curran is the go-to guy. His colleagues have long known about his furniture and design capabilities, and now he has received a prestigious award for his efforts, said Jim Grabbe, OPI sales manager.
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.