SALINA – A report has been filed by a parent of a Great Bend High School boys swim team member in Saline county alleging his son was sexually assaulted on a GBHS school bus Feb. 3. This comes as the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of the team on the bus coming home from Manhattan on Feb. 6.
Sadly, there are many deserving veterans with ties to Barton County who had not been included on the new Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, such as a veteran of the Civil war and the man who survived the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II.
In 2015, according to Kansas Department of Transportation statistics, Kansas tragically lost 13 high school teens in motor vehicle crashes. Of those teens, nearly 40 percent were not properly restrained.
ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth County Sheriff Tracy Ploutz said Tuesday he believes there was some form of criminal activity that occurred on a Great Bend High School bus Saturday, Feb. 6. It is alleged a GBHS boys swim team member was sexually battered by teammates on that bus as it was returning from Manhattan.
In a move that will benefit both the facility and its customers, Solid Waste Director Phil Hathcock requested and obtained approval from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to accept waste liquids in the Barton County Landfill.
A defiant Unified School District 428 Superintendent Brad Reed admonished the media Monday afternoon for its coverage of sexual battery allegations involving members of the Great Bend High School boys swim team while assuring Great Bend residents the school system is addressing the matter with the utmost vigor.
The actions, or inactions, of the Unified School District 428 administration regarding the alleged sexual battery of Great Bend High School swim team members have been appalling. The refusal to comment, offer comfort to those involved or take on these heinous allegations head-on shows a failure of leadership.