Barbara Shirk, retired School Registered Nurse, was recognized for serving six years on the Board of Directors of ElderCare, Inc. Shirk served as Board chair during 2013-2014. Janet Splitter, Executive Director of ElderCare, Inc. presented her with a plaque in appreciation of her leadership and counsel guiding the service to older adults. Current members of the Board include: Richard VonFeldt, Terry Conard, Robin Fabricius, Sharon Manning and Elaine Simmons.
Barton Community College has named 204 students to the President's List for the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association, Inc. 2014 reunion will be held Sept. 8-14, in St. Louis, Mo. at the Hilton St. Louis Airport. For more information contact Don Shade at 866-352-2469 or 716-569-2314; email email@example.com.
Prentice and Carol Weltmer of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 27, with a card shower.
Mr. Gregg Stone of Inman, and Mr. and Mrs. George Shove of Burlington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Teressa Stone, to Ryan Zink, son of Dennis and Teri Zink of Bushton.
Rick and Margaret Shaver of Salina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Shaver to Kade Joseph Kirmer, son of Marvin and Bobette Kirmer of Claflin.
Alissa R. Heilman, Great Bend, has been named to Ottawa Unversity Spring 2014 Dean's List.
A Kansas State University senior agricultural economist says there's a 70 percent chance an El Niño will arrive this fall - and that's good news for the United States.
Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli.
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Park, schools. The program will run from June 2 through June 26 (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation has recently awarded more than $31,000 from 13 scholarship funds managed by the foundation. Of the 66 total applicants, 32 received awards.
If today's crop of young farmers and ranchers plan to play a part in the future of agriculture, they must position themselves where this industry will be – not where it is.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.
Two more photos from Wedsday's Glow Party at the Great Bend Public Library.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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