The Great Bend Prairie aquifer provides water to approximately 130,000 people through public water systems and an additional 33,000 people from private wells.
Barton’s Director of Instrumental Activities Jamie Minneman participated in a once-in-a-lifetime experience last week by marching with the Saluting America's Band Directors (SABD) in the 97th Annual Macy’s Parade in New York City.
The Barton Community College Library will team up with the English department and Barton’s literary annual “Prairie Ink” staff to host a writing workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Cavanaugh Room in the Barton Library.
Old West history expert Gary Kraisinger stopped by the Cohen Center for Kansas History in the Barton Community College Library in early October to research for an upcoming book he is working on with his wife Mary.
Barton Theatre’s Barton Bards troupe, in conjunction with the Great Bend Community Theatre will present a live, “old-fashioned” radio show presentation of “A Christmas Story,” by Jean Shepard at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave., in Great Bend. Admission is free as a gift to the community.
Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon begin another nine-week session of classes.
Author of kid-friendly books, “Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments” and “Dragons vs. Unicorns,” Dr. Kate Biberdorf, will be the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Jack Kilby Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Day (JKSD) .
Science Interactive, a leader in supporting effective online science education, announced its 2023 Interactive Science Educator Award winners. In its inaugural year, this awards program recognizes innovative educators who are positively impacting student success and advancing online science education.
The Central Kansas Community Choir (CKCC) will perform its holiday concert featuring uplifting vocal selections at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the First Presbyterian Church 2400 Washington St., in Great Bend.
The Barton Performing Arts Department invites the community to enjoy nostalgic, holiday-themed entertainment at its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 1 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.