Kansas nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an agreement between Barton Community College and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associate's degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their Bachelor of Science in nursing from KU's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program. KU signed similar agreements with 18 other colleges as well.
SALINA – UMB Bank announced that Jim Ruble has joined the bank as senior vice president, senior commercial banker. In this role, he is responsible for commercial lending, new business development, customer service, treasury services and commercial banking solutions in north central and central Kansas.
The public is invited to celebrate the Heartland Cancer Center's ninth anniversary this month with tours, refreshments and a balloon launch. The free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the center, 204 Cleveland.
The new Office Products Inc. sales representative is keeping the road hot throughout his territory in central Kansas. Ron Peters is covering the north and east portions of Barton County, all of Rice and Stafford counties, and southern Ellsworth County.
The Great Bend High School class of '57 headquarters for the reunion will be the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Events and activities will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Friends of the class are invited to visit Friday and Saturday after 8:30 p.m. each night at the courtyard. For more information contact Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or email@example.com.
Barton Community College sophomore Drew Reisner spends his afternoons each day creating a new world inside of the Fine Arts Auditorium as a member of the stage production team for Barton Theater's fall production of William Inge's play "Bus Stop." Once he's done with that, he puts on his costume and rehearses with the rest of the cast into the evening. Oh, and he's also learning to play the guitar for the show and handling a full class load. The Hoisington native has a lot on his plate, but it's nothing he can't handle.
HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School Lady Panthers were digging it. They were pouncing at every ball hit their way during a volleyball match with Hutchinson on Thursday evening at the Hutchinson triangular.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina coach Roy Williams is out of the hospital one day after surgery to remove a tumor from his right kidney.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A packed house was rocking and the game hadn't even started yet when Kansas State and Oklahoma players had to be separated and steered toward their own sideline. Once the Sooners took control in a clash of top 15 teams, the K-State fans started booing and stuff came flying out of the stands.
CLAFLIN - Future children of Barton County that receive a diagnosis of cancer will be the beneficiaries of the 7th Annual Fall Fun Festival. The birthday wish of Kylee Kasselman for her 8th birthday back in 2006 was, rather than having a birthday party, to have a fall festival at her parent's farm to raise money for Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation.
There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
HOISINGTON – The Annual Fall City Clean-Up Week will be Monday through Friday, Sept. 24 through Sept. 28.
Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George announced Thursday that the Kansas Main Street program is closed effective immediately. The move comes amid departmental restructuring for a total of 18 affected positions.
TOPEKA – A woman from Mexico has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after she was arrested in Russell County with more than 12 pounds of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Friday.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. fracking boom is getting even bigger with advances in drilling techniques that are making oil and natural gas wells more productive.
United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. For more information, call 620-282-3086.
MIAMI - The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
The Central Plains High School volleyball team is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A by the Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association's latest rankings. As of Wednesday, their record is 27-1 with the Central Prairie League Tournament set for Saturday.
It was a great start to the night for the Barton Community College volleyball team.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for a while now, bad baseball has become a sea of Royals blue as long-suffering fans suddenly find their team in the World Series.
Animal expert Jack Hanna addresses a sold out crowd, Thursday at Barton Community College, while Barton's Vice President Dr. Penny Quinn holds a bearcat. The program was organized by the Great Bend Zoological Society, with the college as a sponsor. Several BCC staff prepared the Fine Arts Auditorium and helped throughout the show. Hanna noted that Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo is deserving of community support. "I can count on one hand the number of free zoos in the United States," Hanna said.
HESSTON – South central Kansas will be the destination for five world class musical acts in a variety of backgrounds and genres when Hesston College and Bethel College (North Newton) team up to host the 2014-15 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts 2014-15 season.
Mike Westerman will appear as Edgar Allan Poe to present "The Raven" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st St., Great Bend. Admission is free.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St., will hold its Fall Harvest Carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be hayrides, costume contests, and trunk or treat time. Members will be serving soup. Everything is free and the community is invited.
Members of First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., will decorate their car trunks and hand out candy on Oct. 31 for Trunk or Treat. Treats will be available from 5 to 7 p.m. on Forest Ave. in Front of the church, located at Forest and Stone.
First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave., will offer a Judgement House walk-through drama. Hours will be 6-10 Friday, Oct. 24; 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; and 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.
The Barton County Association of Churches' annual Chicken Noodle Soup Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center at 4100 Broadway Ave. In addition to the homemade soup, homemade pies will be served. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. This project benefits Emergency Aid. For questions, contact Nancy Sundahl at 620-793-5894.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School will present a musical, "God Will Take You Through," this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. It will be presented at 2 p.m. at Sterling House and a final presentation at 6 p.m. at the Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, 19th St. and U.S. 281 Bypass.