EDITOR'S NOTE: This story and photos were submitted by Brandon Steinert at Barton Community College. Steinert notes: All photos showing inmates have been approved to be published by the Kansas Department of Corrections. I have omitted the last name of a prisoner identified in the story to protect the victims and the inmate's identity, as requested by ECF personnel. Also, know that names shown on certificates in photos have been blurred out for the same reason.
Barton County residents will have two opportunities to donate blood to the American Red Cross in November. Donations will be accepted from 1:30-5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E. Williamson in Claflin, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. in Great Bend.
The Shafer Art Gallery will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, until Sunday, Nov. 24 in preparation of its holiday exhibit. The gallery will reopen Nov. 24 from 1-5 p.m. with the Festival of Trees exhibit as well as the Jacob's Ladder exhibit featuring ornate quilts from the National Quilt Museum. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held two weeks later on Dec. 8.
TOPEKA - In an effort to help Kansans who are struggling to find health insurance coverage information on the federal marketplace website, the Kansas Insurance Department's www.insureKS.org website has new features about Kansas plans, prices and assistance.