Dear Editor, Many of you may be aware of the recent budget cuts the Kansas Senate and House have proposed placing upon the higher education in the state of Kansas. With the projected budget cuts, the administration of the University of Kansas has proposed closing our campus in Salina. This would be a huge loss to the state as a whole. KU School of Medicine-Salina is committed to producing quality physicians who will return to ...
Dear Editor, The organizers of Shoot for No Malaria would like to thank everyone who helped with the free throw shootout Sunday, April 14th. We appreciated USD 428 for the use of the Panther Activity Center and their equipment. A big thank you goes to the members of the Barton womens and mens basketball teams who helped with the event. The volunteers from Trinity United Methodist and First United Methodist were a blessing for giving ...
HAYS - Hays High School registered a 4-0 soccer victory over the winless Great Bend Lady Panthers on Monday night in Western Athletic Conference action.
Editor's Note: The version of On the Record posted earlier Tuesday has been updated to include Monday and early Tuesday reports.
The Barton Community College Theater Department will hold its last performance of the school year at the Thespian Showcase, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Barton Theatre students will perform monologues, scenes, musical theater, improvisation and original work. The theater department will hand out year-end acting and technical awards. A reception to follow.
Barton Community College will host its sixth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 1 and 2 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.
The Performing Arts Department at Barton Community College is seeking community members interested in participating in the spring 2014 musical to come to an open call audition from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Singers are asked to bring their own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Barton is also looking for costumers, hair stylists, stagehands, etc. All interested community members are invited to attend. For more information contact Barton ...
A winter storm in late April? That was the case in Great Bend Monday night, as an unseasonably cold, wintry blast descended on the Golden Belt. The temperature dipped below 32 degrees, the winds kicked in and ice pellets were visible. By this morning, there was a substantial amount of snow on the ground. It wiped out virtually the entire sports schedule today. As of 9:10 this morning, the Great Bend High School swim team's ...
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul's running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over Memphis on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
SALINA - Great Bend High School placed sixth out of 17 teams on Thursday during the Salina South Invitational golf tournament at Salina Municipal.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks not only expect a Boston adjustment, they can guess what it is.
With the how and when of college football playoffs determined, it's time to lock in the where.
The Big 12 wants to have a greater postseason presence in Florida and get into more bowls that its fans can reach by car.
LAWRENCE - Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps racked up 257 yards on 20-for-28 passing, earning co-offensive most vaulable player honors as he led the Blue squad to a 34-7 victory in the annual Blue-White spring game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The final image that Kansas State fans will have of Angel Rodriguez in a Wildcat uniform will be an air ball at the buzzer in an NCAA tournament game against La Salle that could have prevented a massive upset loss.
The Great Bend City Band will begin rehearsals for their season beginning at 7:30 p.m. on May 28th at the Crest Theatre. Any instrumentalist who loves to play is welcome to participate in the band. Summer concerts will be given at the courthouse band shell and will begin Thursday, May 30th and every Thursday in June. A special big band swing concert will also be given at the band shell on Friday, June 28th. All ...
The "Check Out Hunger" food drive for the Community Food Bank of Barton County was a huge success. RSVP volunteers partnered with 6th grade students from Holy Family School, a local Brownie troop, and Barton County Youth Care manned tables at Dillon's on 10th Street and Walmart on Saturday, April 6th. Persons entering the stores received a handout about the Community Food Bank with a grocery list of needed items. The volunteers collected 1,749 lbs ...
In 1955, the National association of Conservation Districts began a national program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. Stewardship Week is officially celebrated from the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May. It is one of the world's largest conservation-related observances.
The Desk and Derrick Club of Barton County recently donated $100 to the Great Bend Military Moms, to help with the costs of sending care packages to deployed military personnel. The Great Bend Military Moms have sent more than 4,300 care packages, to those serving so far away from home, and are getting ready for the next shipment. If you know of anyone currently deployed, get their military address to Leslie Barrett, 620-792-2838, as soon ...
Mr. Stan Ewy, a teacher at Otis-Bison Elementary School in USD 403, was recently awarded a classroom grant by the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE), a non-union professional educators association serving Kansas teachers. Mr. Ewy will use the funds to purchase an educational nutrition program for his physical education classes.
On January 26, Nathan Chlumsky of Larned was inducted into Action Martial Arts Magazine's Hall of Honors 2013 as an "Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts" in the category of "Excellence in Teaching Martial Arts."
Mike and Jan Keeley of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Diane to Mitchell Birt, son of Randall and Christine Birt of Omaha, Neb. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Bill and Pat Schartz of Larned and the late Terry and Barbara Keeley.
Josh Koelsch and Meredith Ramsey announce the birth of their daughter, Lennon Ramsey Koelsch, on March 23. She weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Bill and Joni Hafner of Prairie Village announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Hafner, to Heidi Wetzel, daughter of Mark and Rita Wetzel of Roeland Park.
Della Hurd will celebrate her 74 birthday on May 8 with a card shower.
On Saturday, April 27, approximately 240 Sterling College students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages joined together to serve the town of Sterling, by participating in the fourth annual Love Sterling event, a town-wide day of service. Overall, Love Sterling was a community effort with an estimated 1,500 man hours being given over the course of the day.
Do you have a small backyard? Do you wish you had the space for a garden, but don't want to sacrifice your entire yard to be able to grow your favorite vegetables? Well, an option for you is to garden is a small raised bed. When you garden in a raised bed system, one of the most important things to consider is the soil that you are going to use. One of the major reasons ...
The following meals will be served May 6 through May 10. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The four Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 25 with an evening dinner program in the Cavanaugh Room located at Barton Community College's Learning Resource Center.