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.
The Barton County Commission will not meet on Monday due to the annual Kansas County Commissioners Association annual meeting in Manhattan. The next meeting will be 9 a.m., Monday, May 9. The meetings are held at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Room 106, Great Bend.
Thirty years ago this week, the world began to get an inkling of just how destructive nuclear power can be when the Soviet Union's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant experienced a meltdown at one of four reactors.