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:
Barton County Sheriff's Office
The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation.
Bernice L. (Walters) King, 80, passed away at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood on Nov. 20. She was born May 27, 1934, in Catherine, to Marcellus and Severina (Karlin) Walters.
ELLINWOOD – Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Ellinwood on Nov. 17. Born Jan. 20, 1928, near Portis, Chuck was the oldest son of Milo and Bessie Frydendall.
ODIN - Anna M. Klug, 84, died Nov. 19 at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita. Born July 23, 1930, in Dubuque, she was the daughter of John and Regina (Schmidt) Werner. On June 4, 1947, she married Leo L. Klug, in Odin. He died on May 28, 1999. She was the postmaster at Odin. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was all about family. She loved gardening, playing games, and cooking for her family.
Pam Martin will present "Kansas Snakes at Cheyenne Bottoms" when the Barton County Historical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the BCHS Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281.
The Great Bend American Legion invites the public to help provide Christmas presents for retired military personnel at the Kansas Soldiers' Home at Fort Dodge.
There's a new membership club in town - Shafer Gallery's League of Aesthetic Engineers. According to Gallery Director Dave Barnes, this is a group of creative individuals who will "explore the world of art-making and creative endeavor."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes recognizing Clark Rusco as the Kansas County Engineer of the Year, an update on the county's social media efforts and the replacement of the sand dredge.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Student in Great Bend High School technology teacher Jake Hofflinger's mass production classes are getting a chance to gain some real-world insight.
It took a while for the Barton Community College women's basketball team to get things going Tuesday night but in the end it was an easy win for the Cougars. Barton returned home for the first time in five games and rolled to an 88-59 win over the Sterling JV at the Barton Gym.
It didn't take long for the outcome to no longer be in doubt. After a slow start the Barton Community College men's basketball put the pedal to the floor, rolling by the Sterling JV 114-43 at the Barton Gym Tuesday night.
The autumn dark is lengthening, which means the English-speaking, Judeo-Christian Holiday Season is about to split open wider than a crocodile mouth at the bottom of a baby duckling water slide. It begins with Columbus Day. No mail and the banks are closed. Much is to be said for starting slow. Then the downward hurtle is set off by Halloween, when people toss about candy, free, incognito.