Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
Danielle Ricklefs from Brit Spaugh Zoo will present "Critters in Classrooms" today at noon at the Great Bend Activity Center. Ricklefs, the education coordinator at Great Bend's zoo, will bring a hedgehog and/or other animal ambassadors from the zoo that travel to area classrooms.
The Great Bend Public Works Department will open a gate across the flood control levee system at south Washington Street sometime the Friday afternoon, said City Engineer Rob Winiecke. This is meant to provide access to the Arkansas River for all-terrain and off-road vehicles. Winiecke saod users are advised to be mindful of pedestrians and to stay outside of the fenced areas (including the levees).
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Pilot Club at the Chamber Conference Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Mike and Sheryl Butler (Whittaker) of rural Hays, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Elila Butler to Ethan James Beale, son of Gail Beale of Wichita, and the late James Beale. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Arleen Whittaker of Great Bend and the late Robert (Bob) Whittaker.
Hannah Seiwert and Devon Degenhardt were united in marriage on March 28, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Aaron Andrews. Parents of the couple are Bernard and Lisa Seiwert and Louis Degenhardt and Sheryl Degenhardt. Grandparents of the bride are Patricia Gerstenkorn of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn, and Delia Seiwert of St. Paul and the late Peter Seiwert. Grandparents of the groom are Bernita Degenhardt of Great Bend and the late Walter Degenhardt, and the late Ernest and Evelyn Blazek. The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Barton Community College at Fort Riley celebrated the graduation of more than 242 students on Thursday at Riley's Conference Center. Of those graduating, more than 100 chose to walk. The ceremony was in conjunction with other schools who are members of the consortium in the Fort Riley Education Center.