While many enjoy a good play production, few have actually written one. Barton Community College is presenting an excellent opportunity for community members to join those few and a chance to see their plays come to life on stage.
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 proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the purchase of a van for the Sheriff's Office and longevity pay for county employees.
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will hear a proposal for adding a Scale Technician Certificate Program to its course offerings during the board's October study session. The meeting will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.
Ladies can pamper themselves and just have fun or do some serious shopping during Diva Day, going on from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St. Admission is free.
It has been awhile since visitors at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo have been able to view ring-tailed lemurs, but those animals will be moving into an exhibit area this week and ready for public viewing later this month.
The Kansas Attorney General approved the 2016 Neighborhood Revitalization Agreement on Sept. 20, City Attorney Bob Suelter told the Great Bend City Council Monday night. Looking at the agreement, city officials may not want to take part in the program in the future.
The second stone engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial last Tuesday. There are plans for an official dedication on Veterans Day Nov. 11.
By hearing the testimony of local offenders who have either completed or are still completing their involvement with Central Kansas Community Corrections, Barton County Commissioners Wednesday morning got a glimpse into the success of a program designed to keep folks from entering prison, as well as the challenges it faces.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.