The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved an amended 2106 operating budget for the three county funds – road and bridge, special bridge, and noxious weed. The action followed a budget hearing where Finance Officer Matt Patzner presented details of the changes.
Icy conditions throughout the state Friday, Dec. 16 led to several highway crashes. For those who had to travel that day, caution and patience were required. Conditions required slower speeds than posted limits. The vast majority of accidents involved drivers losing control of their vehicles while crossing bridges. Eastbound I-70 was closed from around noon until 2:18 p.m. so responders could clear accidents and treatments could be applied to the roadway help prevent further accidents. Two fatality accidents occurred, one in Johnson County, and one in Sedgewick County. In both instances, the fatalities were not wearing safety restraints.
Beginning January 9, the Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina will feature an exhibit by Ellinwood artist Robert Joy. Well-known throughout the Golden Belt, Joy is famous for his unconventional painting style. His paintings incorporate a variety of characters and forms of nature, while addressing social and spiritual issues.
A reception for the First Annual Great Bend High School Art Exhibition will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Great Bend Public Library. Art students of Sergio Ramirez and Brian Hutchinson will have their work featured during a show that will hang until Jan. 9.
Fourteen members of the Great Bend Garden Club met on Dec. 15, and, with many wearing colorful Christmas sweaters, they shared stories of their childhood Christmas memories. Interesting to note was that there was quite a variety of family traditions, from actual candles on the trees, to waiting until Christmas Eve to decorate the tree, to trudging through deep snow in the mountains to cut down the Christmas tree, to celebrating St. Nickolas Day on Dec. 6th, to recording the voices of elderly family members telling of their own childhood Christmas memories, to children performing in Christmas pageants, to opening ...
December 17, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
Barton Community College will help area high school juniors plan for their futures at Junior Day, starting at 9 a.m. Feb. 15, with a sign-up deadline of Feb. 1. Those interested can sign up at juniorday.bartonccc.edu.
The Central Kansas Community Choir is recruiting singers for the 2017 spring season. The CKCC strives to provide challenging and quality performances to the residents of central Kansas. Choir membership is open to all choral singers high school age and older. Participants must have some choral singing background and be able to attend all rehearsals as the choral literature will be challenging and rehearsal time is relatively short.
Grace Drennon, left, Cherry Village resident, shares a holiday meal with her guests Beverly Cates, Wayne Campbell and Allen Drennon, right, at the long-term-care facility. The foursome joined approximately 185 other people for the ham dinner recently at Cherry Village.