ULYSSES - The Golden Belt swim squad won the Western Kansas Swim Club title on Sunday.
HUTCHINSON--Loventrice C. "Lovey" Hutter, 88, died July 16 at Hester Care Center in Hutchinson. Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Quitman, Ark., she was the daughter of James Frank and Eva Lena Bevins Hooten.
Great Bend Fire Department
A vehicle driven by Saul Moreno Leal was backing from a parking stall in the 1800 block of Main St. at 7:58 p.m. Sunday and struck a vehicle driven by Rachelle Widener, who was also backing up. Leal reportedly left the scene and was stopped at Seventh and Main, where he was arrested for driving without a license. He was booked into the Barton County Jail and released after posting a $500 surety bond.
The Ness County Sheriff's Office reports recovering a gun stolen from Great Bend. Ness County contacted the Great Bend Police Department at 11:54 p.m. Saturday to report it had recovered the weapon previously reported stolen.
An individual on a dirt bike eluded police Saturday night after allegedly committing traffic violations on Third Street. The incident occurred at 10:33 p.m. and officers were unable to locate the bike after it went through a field.
Great Bend Police are investigating an accident that occurred Saturday when a vehicle struck a pedestrian at 10th and Frey. David Mack was reportedly driving east on 10th St. at 6:11 p.m. and struck Robert Galliart, who was walking south on Frey St. Galliart was transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where he was treated for a broken wrist and released.
ELLINWOOD -The Ellinwood School/Community Library will be closed for cleaning and maintenance July 17 through July 20. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 23.
HOISINGTON -The Clara Barton Foundation awards scholarships annually to local applicants interested in the pursuit of education in a medical field of study through scholarship endowments that have been established over the years. The Foundation awarded seven $500 scholarships this year.
Activities July 15-21
Kansas law provides a three-foot wide passing distance for bicyclists. Tuesday, Dale Phillips and George Coulson with the Barton County Road and Bridge Dept. began installation of bicycle warning signs to remind motorists, with it's first sign erected on W. 10th Street at the Great Bend city limit.
Photo by Janet Fleske
LARNED - The 2014 Pawnee County Toy Run is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
A free program on Digital Mammography will be offered at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Great Bend Regional Hospital staff will talk about their new full field digital mammography machine that shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.
The annual celebration and meet-n-greet of Barton Athletics and the community will take place this Sunday, Sept. 21. Hosted by the Cougar Booster Club, the event will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Kilby Square in downtown Great Bend with social interaction including free refreshments.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Simply Sinatra" as its first concert of the season. The show features Steve Lippia, accompanied by a 10-piece big band, singing many of the songs made popular by Frank Sinatra. Lippia is noted for blending classic and contemporary styles in his music. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
GREAT BEND – Darlene L. Anderson, 91, died Sept. 16, 2014 at Winter Meadow Homes, Inc., Topeka.
Matthew A. "Matt" Smolik, 90, passed away on Sept. 16, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Plains Computer Service (CPCS), 608 Patton Road, Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Terry Lewis and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Gavilon Grain, LLC today announced it has acquired a 981,000-bushel grain facility in Silica. The Silica facility primarily handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans, with 60-car shipping capabilities on the Kansas-Oklahoma railroad.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Whither the Islamic State? That's a real double-edged question: where is the group otherwise known as ISIS headed, and can the United States and other civilized nations make it shrivel up and die? The group is and has taken off like a bat out of hell, gobbling up territory and becoming a virtual murder machine.
The number of Americans living in poverty has dropped year-over-year for the first time since 2006, and childhood poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years, according to new figures released Monday by the United States Census Bureau.
The Great Bend Madrigal Pops Singers are now selling tickets for their fall chili supper fund raiser. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26, at the high school's Jack Kilby Commons area, prior to the football homecoming game against Wichita North.