SALINA – A report has been filed by a parent of a Great Bend High School boys swim team member in Saline county alleging his son was sexually assaulted on a GBHS school bus Feb. 3. This comes as the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office continues its investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving members of the team on the bus coming home from Manhattan on Feb. 6.
Sadly, there are many deserving veterans with ties to Barton County who had not been included on the new Golden Belt Veterans Memorial, such as a veteran of the Civil war and the man who survived the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II.
Brent Hanson and Amber Richter with Great Bend Regional Hospital, at right, present a check and nonperishable supplies donated by hospital employees to Jason Cavender, third from right, executive director for the new Oxford House for men that opened in Great Bend on Feb. 1. Also pictured are several current residents and alumni of the Oxford House program, which provides a safe place and a supportive network for recovering drug addicts. A second Oxford House for women is scheduled to open on March 1. The organization will host an open house at 1614 Morton on Saturday, Feb. 27. Like their ...
Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its "Repurposed" exhibit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 26 in the Shafer Gallery. The exhibit will feature the sophisticated cardboard constructions of Jessie Montes and "Heidegger's Ghost," a visual essay concerning the themes of ontology, New York City and personal vision by Scott Thein.
During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Skip Yowell was posthumously recognized as the first recipient of the Legacy Award for putting Great Bend on the map through lifelong advocacy for the outdoor industry and for proudly hailing his roots in Great Bend wherever he went.
During the 94th Annual Meeting & Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, Matt Hiss was recognized as the 2015 NextGen Leader of the Year for his impressive efforts to give back to the Great Bend community. This award program was launched in 2013 as a joint project of the organization's board of directors and the Barton County Young Professionals Group to recognize up-and-coming leaders for their volunteer service.
Of the 50 years that Sunflower Diversified Services has been serving people with developmental disabilities, Jim Johnson has been at the helm for 42. For his diligent work advocating for an underserved portion of the area population, Johnson received the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award from the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development.
Impressive year-on-year growth and a commitment to the Great Bend community are two reasons the Eagle Media Center was recognized with the 2015 Business of the Year award, Saturday night at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development's Annual Meeting & Banquet.
Trustees of Barton Community College will learn about the impact of a proposed change in employee overtime by the U.S. Department of Labor during the BCC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The board will meet at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a Liberty Township Board resignation and appointment, an update on the Great Bend Tribune's Golden Belt Veterans Memorial update and a proclamation honoring FFA Week.