The fall migration is here. There are more shore birds right now than I have ever seen this time of year. It is usually a bit later when they migrate in numbers by my recollection. Karl and Charlie and KWEC will have the exact dates of arrivals if you want to check. Whooping Cranes will be later in the fall (I think their goal is to shut down duck hunting at Quivira NWR as completely as possible. Ha!) and I think we will get some great pictures of those birds. I will try to get more pictures on Facebook this ...
Saturday morning, the mud, goo, and foam was flying at Great Bend's Veterans' Memorial Park as over 200 runners participated in the Tuff Enuff Obstacle Run. It was the kick-off to the third annual Party in the Park, which featured the run, mud volleyball tournament, dog park fun, and much more.
Great Bend's annual Party in the Park offered a full day of fun in the sun and shade. With a variety of attractions and contests, there was something for everyone in the family - including the family dog.
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hold its monthly study session concurrent with a special meeting/budget hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. New employees will also be approved during the special meeting.
An agreement with Athco (http://athcollc.com/) for the My Back Yard playground is on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting. The board will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The safe child policy that was tabled at the July meeting is back on the agenda for Monday's Great Bend Public Library Board of Directors meeting. The board will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on the lower level of the library. New business on the agenda includes an executive session to discuss personnel changes.
RUSSELL - The next exhibition at the Deines Cultural Center in Russell will feature Hoisington artist Christina Lamoureaux. "Pulse of the Prairie" features ceramics, paintings and installations which reflect on her memories as a child experiencing nature.
The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will approve a 2015-2016 budget for publication when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road. The final budget will be approved at a special meeting on Aug. 24.
The City of Great Bend website has two job openings listed at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo - for a zookeeper and for a part-time helper at the main building, the Raptor Center. The positions were held by Zookeeper Stacie Hayes, who is moving to Texas, and Gabby Hildalgo, a greeter at the Raptor Center, who plans to become a stay-at-home mom.
Thanks to the efforts of Eagle Scout candidate Eric Frieb, Olmitz, The Dominican Sisters of Peace now have shade and accessibility at Heartland Farm events covered. Literally. Since early spring, Frieb, his parents and a host of volunteer labor have undertaken a project to construct a pavilion in the center of the farm's herb garden. With the project nearly complete, the farm plans to hold a dedication ceremony at the annual fall harvest celebration Sept. 12, said Jane Belanger, O.P. It will also mark a milestone for Frieb, when Boy Scout Troop 7130 holds an Eagle Court of ...