With three new Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education members in place on Monday, the 2015-2016 school board ratified the new contract for teachers and approved pay increases for all categories of district employees.
Although they had nothing but respect and appreciation for the work done by the Barton County Extension Council and its flagship youth program 4-H, county commissioners Monday morning declined the council's increased budget request for 2016.
ELLINWOOD -- Downtown blight is a tricky problem to deal with, as many rural cities have found. Ellinwood is finding that out too, and the learning process is causing acute hardship for one couple whose business and livelihood are now at risk because of what started out as the city's good intentions. Early in 2014, the city acquired two dilapidated buildings at 100 and 102 N. Main Stret at a county tax sale. They intended to tear them down, ridding the city of an eyesore. But, as the demolition began, it became clear that the south wall of the adjoining ...
Kansas pork farmers are hoping to make an even bigger impact on communities around the state this year though a partnership supporting American Red Cross Blood Drives that has already collected enough blood to help up to 11,000 patients since 2012.
There are several birds at the Bottoms right now that are just stunning. My friends, Dodge and Lorna Engleman from Salina and San Antonio are here for their annual visit. They are world-class birding experts and travel internationally several times per year to see new birds in their natural environment. It is always a special treat for them to stop by. Their efforts in conservation and habitat preservation are inspiring to all of us.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include, appreciation to the retiring Board Members; adjournment of 2014-2015 Board of Education and organization of the 2015-2016 Board of Education; election of officers and appointments/designations; adoption of 2015-2016 calendar; ratification of 2015-2016 licensed employees' agreement; first reading of BOE policies; approval of change of order for flooring project at Eisenhower Elementary School; budget update; and licensed teacher appointments.
The Great Bend Public Library lower meeting room was filled to standing room only Saturday afternoon for the dedication of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps The Hometown Teams exhibit dedication. Alumni and their parents, including members of the Legion Riders, past instructors and past participants in the corps, some of whom travelled from out of the state to attend, were there to celebrate and reminisce about the years the drum and bugle corps brought national attention to Great Bend.
During a solemn ceremony in the sweltering Kansas National Guard armory Saturday afternoon, the guidon, the banner representing the Great Bend-based Battery E (Target Acquisition), 161st Field Artillery, unit was "cased."
The Ellinwood City Council will conduct the regular council meeting Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. At that meeting, a service award will be presented to electric department employee Chris Komarek for his 35 years of service to the City of Ellinwood. The council will set a date for a work study session in late July, to precede the 2016 budget hearing at the regular council meeting on Aug. 11. Representatives of the Sidewinders will present a request to use the City Park Aug. 22 for the Annual Fallen Brother Run, and request permission for the consumption of cereal ...
The United Way of Central Kansas is teaming up with the City of Great Bend to host our annual Community Hot Dog Feed in conjunction with the Movie in the Square on Thursday, July 16. The event was rescheduled after it was postponed during June Jaunt due to inclement weather.
The 32nd Annual Kansas State Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, September 6, part of this year's four day Labor Day Weekend in Hoisington. The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event, with support from Superior Essex, JRZ Enterprises, and Parr Sound and Lighting. Rules and regulations are available at the Hoisington Chamber office, 123 N. Main in Hoisington or call 620-653-4311. Please visit our website at www.hoisingtonkansas.com for complete information regarding rules and regulations on the Demolition Derby page.
Members of the Great Bend-National Education Association have announced their ratification of the 2015-2016 licensed employers agreement with Great Bend USD 428. The school board is expected to approve that agreement when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday, July 13, at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.