The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed one of its three competitive grant cycles and awarded $22,236 to charitable agencies and projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider insurance proposals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other action items on the agenda include the employee handbook, refund service charge and an executive session for discussion of personnel.
Barton Community College will host its fourth annual Sidewalk Art Contest April 19-21 on the sidewalk outside the College's Shafer Gallery. The contest is open to artists, high school age and above, from Great Bend, Claflin, Ellinwood and Hoisington, and any home-schooled high school students in the Barton area. Artists wishing to participate must register and pick up their free chalk at the Shafer Gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ...
Great Bend Police A hit-and-run vehicle struck a parked vehicle at an unknown location, it was reported Thursday. A hit-and-run accident in the 1800 block of Washington St. was also reported. When a man was stopped for driving with a suspended license, Thursday afternoon on 17th St., an unknown passenger ran from the vehicle. Police later received a tip that a person with outstanding warrants had fled the vehicle. Barton ...
USD 428 Board of Education and Interest-Based Bargaining Teams of GB-NEA will meet at 8:30 a.m. on April 27 at the District Education Office.
BY SHARON STURGIS There are new books available at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are: "Slog's Dad" by David Almond. Slog believes that the scruffy man on a bench outside Myer's butcher shop is his dad, returned from death to visit him one last time. Can it be that some mysteries are never meant to be solved? That belief, at times, is its own reward? "Cloaked" by Alex Flinn. This modern ...
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Board of Education District Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling Champs recognition, Teacher of the Year candidates, and State and Federal Programs updates.
April 11 USD 431 Hoisington pre-school enrollment for 3 or 4 year olds for 2011-12 - 5 to 7 p.m. at the school. April 13 USD 431 Town Hall meeting - 6:30 p.m. to discuss the definition of a "suitable" education for students. It will be held at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. April 14 Open House at the Hoisington Public Library* - ...
The Hoisington Swinging Stars will host a square dance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 1409 Main Street in Great Bend. The caller will be Bob Tucker of Wichita. Call Garry Dassow, 620-653-4741, for more information.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday, and adopted a resolution regarding a 'suitable' education and is seeking input from the community on what a suitable education is. The Kansas Constitution requires that students be provided a 'suitable' education.
April means that Tax Day is just around the corner. For those folks who are working – or scrambling – to meet the deadline, you should know that you have until April 18th this year. But even if you have already filed, you might be wondering how last the bipartisan tax cut compromise reached last December affects you and your family.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 23. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street. The event is open to all area children pre-school through 6th grade. Sponsors said there will be lots of Easter eggs and prizes will be given for special ...
Great Bend Senior Center's monthly potluck dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This month's dinner will feature a baked potato bar. The fee is $1.50 for the baked potato and toppings. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table services to the dinner. Entertainment will be provided. Call 792-3906 to make reservations.
Barton Community College art instructors Steve Dudek and Bill Forst have donated art work to the Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction. The auction is set for 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 17 and 18. The Barton instructors' art work will be auctioned live on SHPTV between 7 and 8 p.m. April 17. The SHPTV live auction is the largest and most popular fundraiser for the ...
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TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Lisa Taylor has been appointed public information director for the Kansas Judicial Branch. Taylor succeeds Ron Keefover, who founded the court's public information office in 1981 and retired in September.
The state's number one librarian will visit the Great Bend Public Library when it holds an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?