Since becoming mayor, the City of Great Bend has once again become a community that looks to the future. These 14 years have witnessed a complete turnaround in Great Bend; from "the last one out of town, turn out the lights" to a growth attitude with many stepping forward with ideas and investment. The population of Great Bend has increased from 14,750 to more than 16,000 ..
Ron Estes, State Treasurer, will be presenting an informative seminar on 520 Educational Plans. He is being sponsored by the American Eagle Club & American State Bank & Trust. This seminar will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Front Door, 1615 10th Street. Reservations required as seating is limited. Call Krista at 620-793-4275 to reserve your spot.
The following meals will be served February 19 through February 22. 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.
On Feb. 9, ten members of the Barton County 4H air rifle program traveled to Offerle for the Edwards County Air Rifle Match. There were a total of 47 competitors representing 12 counties from across Kansas. The Barton County participants brought home nine individual medals and a 2nd place team medal.
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.
On Feb. 4, Sterling College students studying education had an opportunity to hear from the top professionals in the field when the Kansas Teacher of the Year team was hosted on campus. Both prospective and current education majors were given the chance to hear two separate presentations that were focused on strategies for teaching.
The Barton County Farm Bureau is hosting an event for the National Food Check-Out Week. The week of Feb. 17–23 is dedicated to stretching your grocery dollar with healthy, nutritious food. Farm Bureau will be at Town and Country Market from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Hoisington.
Marc Waite, a recent graduate from Ellinwood High School, has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Barton Community College this fall. Pictured front row, left to right are EHS coach Lesli Taylor, Waite and, back row, parents Mel and Mary Waite.
GREAT BEND - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently participated in Great Bend's sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes relay race. The event is a playful opportunity for men to increase awareness in their community, as well as to raise funds to combat violence against women.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently formally recognized three newly-promoted staff at the Town Hall meeting May 6 - Charles Perez, Juvenile Corrections Officer II (sergeant); and Justin Veeder, Juvenile Corrections Officer III (lieutenant); and Sam Sullivan, Juvenile Corrections Officer II sergeant);
Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area's citizens.
We all know that the 2016 campaign will cost way more money than ever before - $10 billion is the latest head-spinning estimate - and that the reform laws aimed at curbing fat-cat clout have virtually collapsed. But still, it was shocking last week when the nation's top watchdog said that she's powerless to police the new Wild West.
Due to inclement weather forecasted for the area, today's 5A Region 1 softball tournament at the Great Bend Sports Complex has been postponed and moved to Thursday, May 21. Starting times for the tournament remain as originally scheduled.