EMPOIRA – When it comes to competition and the economy, students from more than 15 Kansas high schools have been learning the ins-and-outs. Words like monopolies, oligopolies and externalities are becoming more familiar. Inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy and supply & demand are now seen in the routines of life. These students have discovered the world of economics.
Barton County Extension and the Great Bend Recreation Commission is hosting a pep rally to celebrate the half way point of the 2011 Walk KS program. The event will be held Tuesday at the northeast shelter at Brit Spaugh Park.
Barton Community College art instructors Steve Dudek and Bill Forst have donated art work to the Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction. The auction is set for 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Monday, April 17 and 18.
As part of the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence, the local Family Crisis Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Walk-a-Mile fundraiser from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Jack Kilby Square, in dowtown Great Bend.
Relay for Life of Barton County events
Great Bend police officers were dispatched to 2530 Russell Parkway at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, in reference to a fight. Officers arrived and contacted Ryan Haberman, who said he was stabbed in the leg by his brother Steven Wilkinson during an argument.
This week, the Great Bend Tribune will publish its annual guide to animals of the zoo. Watch for that supplement in Sunday's paper. In it, Zoo Director Scott Gregory talks about the ongoing effort to earn AZA accreditation.
ELLSWORTH - The newly-formed Central Plains USD 112 school district elected seven members for its school board Tuesday.
Social studies instructors Debbie Hagans of Western Plains High School in Ransom and Val Kepple of Ness City High School, along with retired social studies instructor and newly-published author Joanne Emerick of Hoxie, are the recipients of grants from the Life in a Jar Foundation sponsored by the Lowell Milken Center, Fort Scott.
STAFFORD - Four candidates emerged from a nine-person ballot for the Stafford USD 349 board board election Tuesday. Earning spots on the board were Jay M. Minnis (280 votes); Keith McNickle (192); Lucas Newell (148) and Rodney Roush (148).
The Barton Community College Foundation anticipates another growth spurt for its Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, which has attracted more and more participants each year since the first event in 2008. The clay shoot is a fund-raiser to provide mini grants for Barton faculty to enhance student learning, said Darnell Holopirek, Barton's Executive Director of Institutional Advancement.
Many people have a strong fear of snakes. However, some people get excited every time they encounter one of these misunderstood critters. One such person is herpetologist Joseph Collins of the Center for North American Herpetology. Collins has many stories about encountering snakes in the wild. He also has recently co-authored a revised edition of the "Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles of Kansas."
Wade Babcock is seeking election to the school board this coming Tuesday. Babcock a western Kansas native moved to Great Bend in 2001. He and his family came to Great Bend when he began employment with Central Kansas Orthopedic Group as a practicing Physician Assistant. Wade and his wife Lisa have three children Kaleb, Jacob, and Sophia. Kaleb and Jacob currently attend school at Jefferson Elementary. Babcock has served on the 428 school board since 2009 after being appointed. Since being on the board Babcock's number one priority has been to put the students first by working to create ...
Four Great Bend Senior Companions were honored for their service to frail adults at the August in-service meeting held on Aug. 20, at the Great Bend Senior Center. Those recognized for their service were Jeanetta Deutsch for one year; Bernita Degenhardt and Earl Lumpkins for ten years and Beverly Davis for eleven years of service to individuals in private homes in the community. These Companions provide daily assistance and friendship to adults needing support to enable them to remain living in their homes as independently as possible.
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) requests comments on the amendment of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) FY 14-17.
Barton Community College is offering a course to help people become more familiar with some of the basics of exploring the Internet. Classes will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Oct. 15, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., room D-107, Great Bend.
Barton history instructor Linda McCaffery will teach a course via Barton's Silver Cougar Club titled "From Idealism to Disaster; 1920-1950." Classes will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday from Sept. 2 through Oct. 28 in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will host a hunter safety class Sept. 6 and 7 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
The 2003 movie "Luther" will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. There will be refreshments and discussion time.
PAWNEE ROCK - Heartland Farm will hold its annual Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sponsors invite the public to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. There is no charge for admission.
Two Great Bend churches will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) series, starting in September.
The 2014 installment of the annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in the southeast portion of the Wildlife Area on Kansas Highway 156.
The Barton Community College library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25 in the Barton Library. The event, which is open to students, employees and community members, was originally scheduled for Aug. 21.
Larned's Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th. This is a change from the Wednesday date originally announced, said Julie Bunger Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas.
At 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to 5817 16th St. Terrace for a report of an oven on fire. According to a report released Wednesday, crews found light smoke coming from Apartment 42. Inside, they found a smoldering fire along the baseboard of the wall behind the stove and extinguished the remaining fire.
The Great Bend High School guidance counselors will host a freshman parent meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the GBHS auditorium. Counselors will review their responsibilities as counselors and also discuss attendance, grades, communication, office procedures, graduation requirements, qualified admissions/Kansas scholars requirements for getting into college and expectations for freshmen. This meeting will be about 30-45 minutes in length, depending on questions.
L & M Contractors will begin bridge repairs to the bridge over the flood control channel, located on West Barton County Road (West 10th Street) on Monday, August 25th.
RUSSELL COUNTY – Teresa Magna, 51, Spring Valley, Calif., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Wichita. She is charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 6 in Russell County.