The state's 19 community colleges aren't opposed to mergers involving universities and technical schools, but they are concerned about how mergers will affect overall funding, the executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees said.
Instead of backpacks full of books, some students at Great Bend High School were seen carrying work boots into the school Wednesday morning. The entire GBHS population – about 900 teenagers as well as their teachers – was invited to take part in the school's fourth annual Community Service Day.
Great Bend High School students started their fourth Community Service Day with an all-school assembly recognizing volunteer service. They received commemorative T-shirts as they boarded buses and headed to service projects. We found students spreading mulch on the My BackYard playground at the GBRC Activity Center.
Great Bend USD 428 will pay mileage reimbursement to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside of the city limits and 2.5 miles or more from their designated school – by way of the shortest route. The rate of reimbursement will be determined at a later date.
Stories that have played out on the statewide and nationwide level were topics when the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, sponsored by Barton County Emergency Management, held its second quarterly meeting of 2016 on Tuesday, April 12.
Brooklyn, New York, born Don McPherson wasn't shy about sharing his appreciation of his new friends in Great Bend Tuesday. Here for one day to help spread the message that men have a part to play in raising awareness of and battling domestic and sexual violence, he wasn't afraid to share his bothersome concerns of what it means to be in tornado country in the springtime. It didn't make him any less a man. Quite the contrary.
The executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees braved predicted inclement weather Tuesday to drive from Topeka for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting. KACCT Director Linda Fund planned to be back in Topeka today when the 2016 Legislature resumes its work.
The Hoisington City Council met Monday night and approved an annexation request from Kenny Schremmer for a property he owns located just south of the railroad tracks near Railroad Ave. and US 281. A developer has expressed interest in the property, and has conducted a variety of tests including water and soil tests, as well as a traffic assessment in recent weeks. At this time, Schremmer said, he is under contract with the party who intends to bring a Sonic Drive-in restaurant to the location.
Local law enforcement agencies along with Barton County Health Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up to help people get rid of unwanted prescription medicines on Saturday during the National Drug Take-Back Day.