Recently, the Barton County Health Department hosted an immunization carnival in an effort to bolster sagging immunization rates, but the low numbers remain a problem, especially among the teenaged population, Health Director Shelly Schneider told the County Commission Monday morning.
Great Bend USD 428 held a Back-To-School Celebration for its employees last Thursday. Superintendent Brad Reed told them that Kansas educators – and especially those in Great Bend – can take pride in what they do.
There is a large new crop of teachers joining the ranks in Unified School District 428 this fall. A total of 41 new instructors will be working with students in seven of the district's schools. They include:
A kickoff presentation is planned for the Barton County Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156. There will be an open house from 6-6:30 p.m., with the presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Chris Solida, who was involved in a four-hour standoff with authorities in Great Bend Friday night, remains in the Barton County Jail on a no-bond warrant from the District Court at Woodward, Okla., for attempted murder in the first degree.
There will be a special meeting Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Barton Community College Board of Trustees. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The board will review applications for the position and vote on a recommendation.
The local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness will hold a bake sale and family-fun day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the north end of Brit Spaugh Park in Great Bend. The event will also include a barbecue meal for $5, dunk tank, snow cones and other activities.