Landscaping for the Barton County Historical Society's new Bushnell Building was done by Michael Sisson as his Eagle Scout project. This photo taken Sept. 13 shows Christy Tustin from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, left, along with Bob Parrish and Bev Komarek from the historical society, touring the building.
In the Barton County Commission story that appeared in the Tuesday, Sept. 17, issue of the Great Bend Tribune, it was incorrectly reported that an oil well on land owned by the Reed family produced 42,000 barrels of oil per year since it was drilled in 2007. In fact, it has produced a total of 42,000 barrels in that span. The Tribune regrets the error.
The Timken Hill Bar and Grill will celebrate their 5th anniversary by hosting the annual car show "Hot Rods on the Hill" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22. Any make, model and year of vehicles are welcome, with free entry and awards. Food and drinks will be served all day. For more information or to enter the show call Marty at 620-786-5324, Zack at 620-804-2747, or the Hill at 785-355-2355.
The Mud Creek chapter of the Kansas Anthropological Association (KAA) will host an Artifact Identification Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the city of Salina. The event will take place at the Smoky Hill Museum, 211 West Iron, Salina. Hours for the event will be from 10
Stress and its link to the immune system is the topic for the next interactive televideo (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. It is scheduled for 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the basement-level St. Dominic Room.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: Administrators David Reiser and Kathy Hafner will provided a status report regarding the addition of 7th grade athletics and new sports at Great Bend Middle School; Riley School HVAC project; approval of Site Council Members; update on Mentor Program; Assessment Performance Index data report; project updates on gym construction and parking lot north of Great Bend High School; and approval of Grant Award and Memorial Contributions.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association begins its 2013-14 season with Exile, famed as the 1960s rock band that gained greater popularity with its country hits in the 1980s. Reunited after two decades apart, J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman look back on a career arc that embraces 11 No. 1 country and pop hits, two gold albums and thousands of fans.
Barton Community College at Fort Riley celebrated the graduation of more than 242 students on Thursday at Riley's Conference Center. Of those graduating, more than 100 chose to walk. The ceremony was in conjunction with other schools who are members of the consortium in the Fort Riley Education Center.
During a conversation about high blood pressure, Jill Doerfler, M.D., uses the phrase "silent killer" on several occasions. Since the condition doesn't usually have symptoms, the phrase accurately describes what can happen if it is left untreated, she explained.
Leaders of the early education programs at Sunflower Diversified Services have a track record of seeking advanced training about perhaps the most important part of children's lives – social/emotional development.
The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has changed the date of its upcoming fundraiser to 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. It will be a bake sale. The group will not offer walking tacos as previously announced.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Seaport Airlines, 9047 6th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Dale Hogg and Matt Aycock. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
An exhibit of watercolor paintings by local artists Diane Engle and Karen Shaner is on display through June 1 at Petr's Frame House & Art Gallery, 2009 16th St. in Great Bend. There will be a reception for the artists from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 22. The exhibit and reception are free
Barton County Historical Society will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 1 to 5 p.m. The Schulz Library in the museum will be open but no research assistance will be available during the afternoon.
Renovating a basketball court or adding a sign to the outskirts of town may seem like small steps, but in some rural Kansas communities they are part of a bigger effort to enhance the quality of life for the area's citizens.