The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 tonight, Dec. 12, at the District Education Center. Items on the agenda include state assessment data, a report on USD 428 Foundation minigrants, personnel report and an executive session for discussion of personnel.
The Great Bend Public Library's board of directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. today, Dec. 12, in Library Director Harry Willems' office at the library, 1409 Williams St. Items on the agenda include staffing and reduced city income.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve vehicle bids and the audit for Fiscal Year 2016 when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include personnel and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce needs.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes approval of township treasurer bonds, pest control proposals for Barton County buildings and bridge deck repair of the Arkansas River bridge on SW 50 Avenue.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week on a Barton County man's appeal of his first-degree murder conviction. Jeffrey Wade Chapman was convicted of murdering 25-year-old Damon Galyardt in 2011.
The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education held a quick meeting Thursday evening to discuss personnel matters. It was the second special meeting this week and in both cases the board called for executive sessions that were closed to the public. The Kansas Open Meetings Act allows non-elected personnel to be discussed in executive session in order to protect the privacy of persons being discussed.
ST. JOHN - Kenneth N. Parten, 83, passed away Dec. 5, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital in Stafford. Born on Feb. 1, 1933, at Prather Hill, he was the son of Carl and Ruth (Mann) Parten. On Sept. 14, 1952, he married Jan (Huffman) at St. John. He was owner-operator of Parten Oil and Gas Co. He was a former councilman and mayor for the City of St. John.