Making Barton County as healthy as possible is the goal of the Health Department, and National Public Health Week calls attention to this cause, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.
Part of the Great Bend High School Speech Team competed at the Pratt Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 1. Ashtin Heath and Aaron Miller competed in three individual events each and placed in all of them. Heath placed first in Impromptu Speaking and Original Oration and second in Serious Solo Acting. Miller placed second in Impromptu Speaking, third in Original Oration and third in Humorous Solo Acting.
TOPEKA - Last week, 20 Great Bend High School students traveled to Topeka for the state Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Leadership Conference. The students competed in 21 business and career-related events.
Golden Plains Quilts of Valor awarded quilts to 15 veterans on Friday, March 31 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend. The group awarded its 300th Quilt of Valor that night, and then one more for a total of 301.
The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opens Wednesday at the Expo Complex, 455 West Barton County Road. Now in its sixth year, the three-day event features hundreds of exhibitors, as well as free entertainment and informational programs.
The jury trial for the man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 deaths of Shawn and Danielle Schellenger has been delayed. Meanwhile, a civil suit against the defendant, Great Bend landscaper William Howard Baker, has been settled, according to records in Barton County District Court.
HOISINGTON - There will be a public open house to review the Cow Creek floodplain mapping project in Barton County from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoisington Recreation Center, 1200 Susank Road in Hoisington.