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Gifts and grants approved by USD 428 board

Here is a summary of other business from Monday's Great Bend School Board meeting:

October 12, 2015 | | Local News


Energy management pays off at USD 428

For the past 11 years, Great Bend Middle School instructor Greg Wells has been leaving sticky notes is classrooms throughout the school district. In addition to his teaching duties, Wells serves as the USD 428 energy manager, overseeing a conservation program. The notes may remind a teacher to turn off a computer or the light at the end of the day.

October 12, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Tax distributions still not complete

The Barton County Commission Monday morning learned that the property tax distributions that were due out by Sept. 20 from the County Treasurer's Office have yet to me made. In addition, there are still tax abatements and refunds that have not been cleared up either.

October 12, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Edible art

Mrs. Kaiser's preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington wrapped up Fire Prevention Week Friday by making a themed snack. Using graham crackers, pretzels, oreo cookies and frosting, they created firetrucks. Pictured are Tinley Christians and Braylin Rossman.

October 12, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Local News


Hunter Safety class

A Hunter Safety Class will be offered in Odin at the Odin Store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17, 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 18, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 20th. Students must be at least 11 years old and attended all classes to be eligible for certification. There is no charge for the class. For more information contact John Bogner at 620-587-3317, Jim Steiner at 620-653-4293 or Jerry Steiner at 620-587-3972.

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


Big First Congressional campaign in full swing

Although the primary for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress is still ten months away, don't tell that to Dr. Roger Marshall of Great Bend. Marshall, who is hard at work to replace sitting U.S. Congressman Tim Huelskamp as the standard-bearer for the GOP in next year's general election, made yet another swing through north central Kansas last week, making at least nine campaign visits there since March.

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen

The Central Kansas Dream Center (CKDC) recently received garden produce from members of the Grass Roots Environmental Advocacy Team (GREAT). CKDC operates the Hungry Heart Soup Kitchen and other faith-based social services at the old Roosevelt Junior High School building on Broadway, Great Bend. The Soup Kitchen serves lunch to about 70 persons on weekdays. CKDC also provides faith-based human services meeting immediate and long-term needs in the areas of homelessness, hunger relief, life controlling issues and education, including shelter for women and women with children. GREAT is a local environmental organization whose members come from a wide variety of ...

October 11, 2015 | | Local News


​Gifts for Panther sign, Park playground on BOE agenda

Accepting two gifts of $5,000 is on the agenda for the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, set for 5 p.m. Monday at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


​Search begins for future GBPL director

The Great Bend Public Library's Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday in the Dane G. Hansen Media Center, on the lower level of the library. There will be a report from the search committee, as GBPL and Central Kansas Library System prepare for the retirement of Director Harry Willems in 2016.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


​Dueling Pianos to raise funds for youth program

A dinner and dueling pianos show, "Fun Pianos 176 Keys," will take place Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


​BCC trustees schedule Tuesday retreat

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a retreat from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Conference Room of the Administration Building. There will be a tour of campus facilities: Camp Aldrich Dining Hall, Fine Arts Building, Indoor Sports Training Center, Baseball Press Box, Wrestling Practice Facility & Locker Room/Offices, Child Development Center, and Welding shop & Storage.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


YP5K and Half Marathon photos

Photos taken Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Barton County Young Professionals YP5K and Half Marathon.

October 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


Let's Get It Started

The Barton County Young Professionals group championed the cause of fitness Saturday by sponsoring the first YP5K and Half Marathon at Veterans Memorial Park. Twenty participants started the half marathon at 7 a.m. An hour later, 56 more runners/walkers started the 5K event.

October 10, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News


County tax sale set for Tuesday

The annual Barton County tax sale takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. Commission Chairman Kenny Schremmer will conduct the auction.

October 10, 2015 | Dale Hogg | Local News


Commission to hold Monday morning meeting

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes cereal-malt beverage licence renewals and changes to the regulations dealing with the memorial parks and cemetery.

October 10, 2015 | | Local News


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April 16, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local News


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