The possibility that the State of Kansas could rob highway project funds to solve the state's fiscal crisis has come up at recent Barton County Commission meetings. Local officials are worried about work that is promised to the area but that now may be delayed if not cancelled.
LARNED - Bernice S. Zook, 91, passed away Nov. 20, at Diversicare of Larned. She was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Stafford County, the daughter of Owen E. and Powerley Gilliland Smith. A lifetime area resident, she was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker.
Encouraged by the lowest gas prices in recent memory and a brighter economic outlook, the number of those going over the river and through the woods this Thanksgiving weekend will be the highest in several years.
"These aren't your grandmothers' quilts," has become an unofficial tagline for the Shafer Art Gallery's annual exhibit from the National Quilt Museum - and for good reason. The ornate designs and craftsmanship of the 18 quilts on display far exceed that of what most people likely think of when they hear the word "quilt."
The Barton Community College debate and forensics team's season is in full swing. The team earned awards at a tournament at Hutchinson Community College Nov. 1-2 and a two-part debate and forensics tournament at Tulsa Community College Nov. 14-16.
HOISINGTON - The Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation is one of over 30 non-profits participating in Give Where You Live Giving Day. The Golden Belt Community Foundation will host its first-ever Giving Day on Tuesday, Dec. 2. This is an important one-day event to grow non-profit endowments exponentially.
Through the Michelin Soccer Program, Great Bend Recreation Commission has received more than $650 from G-B Tires and Michelin. Closing its 15th year, the Michelin Soccer Program has raised more than $18 million in funds for youth all across the country.
DeleteMark and Krista Ball were named the 2014 Great Bend Greater Award recipients during a rare evening meeting of the Noon Kiwanis Club, Thursday at Montana Mike's. In addition to recognizing the couple for their commitment to community service, the club gave away more than $1,500 to area organizations to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include reviewing and approving the 2013-14 audit. The college reports it has received a clean audit for the period.
HOISINGTON - The USD 431 School Board met at its regular meeting on Monday and continued the discussion of the future of Lincoln School. The board has been discussing various scenarios, including remodel and building a new school.
Sharon M. Dennis, 66, died Nov. 3, at her home in Great Bend. Born Oct. 5, 1948, in Eureka, she was the daughter of Oscar Logan and Doris Marie (Simmons) Evenson. On Dec. 17, 1967, she married E. C. Dennis in Towanda. A Great Bend resident since 1977, coming from Wichita, she was employed by CPI in Human Resources and was a teacher at Claflin and Carlton Junior High in Derby.
Great Bend has applied for a Levitt Music Series Grant worth $25,000 to help fund musical performances at upcoming city events such as June Jaunt, Party in the Park each Summer Street Stroll next year.
The 2014-15 basketball season if officially off and running for the Barton Community College men's basketball team. With several new faces on the roster, the Cougars were able to get a good look at them with a pair of easy wins at the Best Western/Pizza Hut Classic at the Barton Gym over the weekend.