World War II veteran Art Gruber served his country in the U.S. military before he could finish high school. On Sunday, May 8, 2016, he received an honorary high school diploma from Hoisington High School.
Area high school students from Ellinwood, Great Bend, Larned and Hoisington came to Barton Community College to get hands-on experience from art professionals and participate in a juried art exhibit Thursday, May 5.
Students of Sergio Ramirez, Great Bend High School art teacher, swept the painting and color media categories at the Barton Community College's Vortex Juried High School Art Exhibition on May 5. The local show features student artwork from Larned, Ellinwood, Hoisington and Great Bend high schools.
Great Bend High School's new head boys basketball coach, Tim Brooks, will meet student athletes Tuesday morning. Brooks also attended Monday's USD 428 Board of Education meeting where his appointment was approved. He will also serve as assistant activities director at Great Bend Middle School and will be a strength-conditioning coach at GBHS.
Saturday, April 30, Barton County traffic to Olmitz was up as fun-seekers headed north to the Olmitz Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser. The goal, to build community and raise money for needed equipment for the volunteer firefighters who dedicate their time to keeping the people of Olmitz and the surrounding area safe.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by AlternaCare, 2708 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Cindy Parr with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Mark Mingenback. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Due complaints about mosquitoes, the City of Great Bend Public Works Department will begin to spray for the pesky insects this coming Thursday. This is earlier than originally planned, Great Bend Street Superintendent Mike Crawford said.
Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its 2016 ABC campaign developed to support education in our communities. Over $7,450 of the total is being donated to schools and students in Great Bend and Ellinwood. The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for schools and students in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.
Staff from Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will present a program entitled "Grasses and Grass-like Plants" from 7 to 8 p.m. on May 23, at the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library in St. John. This free educational workshop, designed for Middle School age children through adults, is an introduction to this often confusing and difficult to learn group of plants. For more information, call Barry Jones at 620-486-2393.
Panther band members will present their spring concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Great Bend High School gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year. Selections the Panther jazz band will play are "String of Pearls," "Chameleon," "Swing Shift" and "Spain. Junior varsity band members will perform "Farnfare for the Third Planet," "Salute to Beethoven," "Pevensey Castle," and a medley from the movie, "Cars". Varsity band members will play "Amparito Roca (Spanish March)," "Celtic Suite," "Into the Storm," and a medley of ...