There has been much hoopla over the planned Great Bend Transload Facility to be located in the Great Bend Industrial Park west of town. The project has been in the works for about a year and the deal was consummated with a ground breaking ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the construction site.
A veterans support group will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. of the second Wednesday of the month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Main. The meetings are open to all veterans. The next meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.
Mike Johnson, chairman of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, wants to know how much it costs the college to comply with federal mandates. The topic will be discussed when the board holds its next study session at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Administration Building Conference Room. This luncheon meeting will include a presentation on the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees by Johnson; he represents Barton on the KACCT and was recently elected KACCT president.
GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend Boom baseball team hammered six home runs to shock the league leaders Garden City Wind 15-9 Thursday at Clint Lightner Field. Mitchell Gonsalvez (1-0) worked three innings and yielded one run.
LARNED - Any Pawnee County students in grades sixth through eight interested in learning about business must register by Friday for the Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp sponsored by Pawnee County Economic Development Commission.
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) houses about 230 male juvenile offenders. LJCF has seven general population units, two mental health units and one special management unit. All units are surrounded by a secure perimeter fence.