Children with cancer want to do all of the fun things that healthy children do. At Camp Hope, that's exactly what happens. This week, 77 children are enjoying a free summer camp based at Barton Community College's Camp Aldrich Conference Center.
Music lovers can get a double serving this week. Great Bend's City Band returns to the Clayton L. Moses Memorial Bandshell Thursday evening for another free concert in the summer series. Then on Friday, a 16-piece group of seasoned musicians will perform big band music.
Sunflower Diversified Services will celebrate 50 years in service Saturday at its Westside Market. 5523 10th St. There will be free hot dogs, chips and bottled water served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until gone. There will also be in-store specials from 9 a,m. to 1 p.m.
Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider attended the State Immunization Conference in Salina where the county received an award for "Outstanding Effort in Turning Around the Immunization Program."
Coming off their tour of city facilities June 13, Great Bend City Council members Monday night took time to outline their goals for the upcoming year as they continued their budget-planning process. Among the top priorities were ramping up clean-up efforts and further developing the city's recreational areas.
A free developmental screening for children from birth to 5 years old will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on June 29, at the Sunflower Early Education Center, 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend. Screening will include developmental milestones, hearing and vision. Professionals will answer questions about child development and make recommendations to ensure your child stays on track. To schedule a appointment call Sunflower Early Education Center at 620-792-4087.
Every year United Way Director, Julie Bugner-Smith speaks to the 5th graders in Barton and Pawnee County about the Community Partners UWCK funds and how they can volunteer and make a difference in their community.
Citing the long-running need to revamp the city's water system, the Great Bend City Council Monday night gave a green light to proceed with the development of a bond financing plan to fund the multi-million-dollar project. This was only the first step in the process and no further action was taken.
With the 2016 special session of the Kansas legislature about to begin, Kansas residents can ask questions about legislation, legislative procedure, state government and more by calling 1-800-432-3924. Calls are answered by experienced reference/research librarians at the State Library of Kansas and kept confidential. Lines are open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Although none were in in Barton County, there have been four confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus in Kansas, Barton County Health Director Shelly Schneider said, adding that we should all still be taking precautions.
Monday morning marked the second time the Barton County Commission tabled discussion on the controversial hiring of a human resources manager. It also marked the second time in as many weeks the matter sparked debate and dissension among commissioners.