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.
Recently, Great Bend Community Coordinator Christina Hayes met with the other June Jaunt communities. While she had only glowing remarks about this year's event in Great Bend, some other participants were less than enthusiastic.
First-degree murder charges against three men were dismissed Thursday in Barton County District Court. Alejo Villegas, Juventino Villegas and Adam Suppes still face felony charges that include aggravated burglary, stemming from Nov. 15, 2015, when they allegedly broke into the home of Sterling Mills with Aron Villegas. Aron was shot by Mills and died.
This Saturday local pilots will be taking to the skies with their radio controlled model airplanes to help raise money with a Relay For Life Fundraiser and to pay honor to local veterans with a model airplane static display and a model funfly.
Wednesday morning volunteers at Expo 2 at the Barton County Fairgrounds organized displays of vegetables, herbs and flowers for the 2016 Open and 4-H Horticulture judging. For gardeners all over the Golden Belt, it was a chance to show off the area's best potatoes, onions, carrots, tomatoes, beans and more. Holly Dickman, Ellis County horticultural agent, judged the event. A group of 4-H members gathered around to hear results and ask questions.
ELLSWORTH – A judge dismissed the lawsuit filed against the Unified School District 428 School Board and school officials by a Great Bend woman in connection with the assault of her son on a Great Bend High School school bus in February, the attorney for the mother said Thursday afternoon.
Add a peppery flavor to salads, a festive garnish to cakes or a refreshing flavor to your iced tea, all with flowers. Learn which flowers are edible and various ways you can incorporate their delicate flavors in your cooking, during "flower flavors" at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, at 2 p.m. on July 17.
From tiny hairstreaks to large swallowtails, all sizes of butterflies will be counted during the Cheyenne Bottoms annual butterfly quest, beginning at 9 a.m. on July 9 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Rain date will be July 16, same time and place.
Barton County's insurance carrier has denied coverage of the funds not recovered after the Treasurer's Office was scammed out of $48,600 in May, County Administrator Richard Boeckman said Thursday morning.