When the Barton Community College Foundation received memorial funds honoring the late Robert P. Keenan, his family asked that part of those funds be given to Barton's Learning Resource Center and they designated that the remainder go to help the college's Shafer Gallery in some way.
HILLSBORO - Tristan L. Burrow of Great Bend graduated from Tabor College on Saturday, May 21.
Barton Community College announced its 2010-11 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year at a luncheon May 12 in the Plaza de Cavanaugh in Barton's Learning Resource Center.
The retirement reception for Dr. Richard Preston has been scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The event will be held in the atrium in the Medical Office Building on the west side of St. Rose.
Sunflower Diversified Services will host an activity-filled weekend to celebrate its 45th birthday and thank central Kansans for their support throughout the years.
In the past, when Julie McClaren recommended a colposcopy to her patients, she had to refer them to another health-care provider. Now she can perform the procedure herself.
Members of the First Presbyterian Church along with the Deacons, Presbyterian Women, and Presbyterian Men's organizations have responded to a request from the Presbytery of Southern Kansas Disaster Response Team by providing clean-up buckets for use by Church World Service. The buckets will be used by residents in areas of the United States affected by this spring and summer's weather related disasters. The many disasters which have already occurred this spring in the U.S. have rapidly diminished the CWS supply of buckets.
Alexandrea Arriola Nicole Phillips of Great Bend, was honored at the annual Seminary Graduation of the Salina Kansas Stake (an area similar to a Parish) on May 13. This young woman completed the four year program, which required her to attend 6 a.m. classes each day before going to her regular high school classes. These early morning classes were taught by volunteers, Alicia Carlton and John Berkheimer under the direction of Sterling Knapp, Stake President and Seminary and Institute coordinator. To graduate, each student had to pass courses in Church history and doctrine, as well as show a mastery ...
HOISINGTON - USD 431 Board of Education hired staff for several positions for the 2011-12 school year at a special meeting on Thursday. Jeb Detter was hired for fourth grade instructor; Miriam Bolyard for Spanish instructor; Katrina Edgerton for 4-year-old pre-school instructor; Bridgette Schneweis for .6 Title position; Janel Rugan for .4 Title position; Kathy Hoffman for .4 elementary counselor, Steve Husted for custodian to begin immediately and Zach Baird for summer weights assistant this summer.
Barton Community College will offer a Leadership Excellence Series presenting four sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Superior Essex, 75 E. State Rd. 4, Hoisington. The fee for the four sessions is $65, which includes the workshops, training materials and refreshments.
HOISINGTON - The 18th annual Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's Golf Benefit is looking to hit a "big drive for Cardiac Equipment." On Friday, June 17, the Foundation will hold its annual event to raise vital funding to replace aging cardiac equipment in the Emergency Room. Cardiac Care equipment is vital to the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of our cardiac patients and is extraordinarily expensive. The Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 17, at Lake Barton Golf Course with tees time beginning at 8 a.m. Organize your four person team and participate in a fun-filled golf scramble.
The Hoisington pool will open Memorial Day weekend. The Ellinwood pool will open on May 30.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD - Trash pickup for the city of Ellinwood for the week of May 29 will be Tuesday and Thursday on the east side and Wednesday and Friday on the west side due to the Memorial Day holiday.
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."