It was a furious Great Bend City Council that scolded Central Kansas Library System Director Harry Willems Monday night over the cutting down last week of a tree that blocked the view of the new CKLS sign. The 20-year-old ash at the corner of Broadway and Stone stood on city property but permission from the city was not sought.
Robert J. "Bob" Dole's western Kansas values are a good fit for what Fort Hays State University values. The university will honor Dole at the FHSU Commencement ceremonies May 13 and 14, awarding him the university's first-ever honorary doctorate. He will be the keynote speaker both days.
Improvements to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell area of Jack Kilby Square were discussed at the April 18. City Council meeting. Monday night, those changes took a step closer to becoming a reality.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Amanda Hackerott with greeters Terry Lewis and Sarah Adams. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Students from Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned and Hoisington high schools have their art on display as part of the Shafer Gallery's "Vortex Exhibit" from May 2-4. The Shafer Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is always free.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free and open to the public.
Nearly 20 years ago, Great Bend USD 428's Steve Wolf visited Wichita and saw a resource center where teachers could find everything they needed to make posters and bulletin boards. That was the inspiration for Great Bend's Parent Teacher Resource Center, which opened its doors in January 1997.
Michael Fletcher, arborist with the Great Bend Tree Board, marked a decades long Arbor Day tradition with fifth graders at Great Bend elementary schools and Holy Family Catholic School Friday afternoon. Each spring, the Great Bend Tree Board distributes redbud tree seedlings to fourth grade students in the district as part of its ongoing community outreach project with the National Arbor Day Society.