Barton Community College's main campus offices and the Center for Adult Education will begin summer hours May 14.
BUNKER HILL - Smoky Hills Public TV, Bunker Hill, and KPTS, Wichita, will air "A Conversation with Rep. Tim Huelskamp" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. The interview with Fort Hays State University Professor Chapman Rackaway will also air at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, on SHPTV.
Two men convicted of felonies in Barton or Pawnee County will be eligible for parole hearings in June, the Kansas Prisoner Review Board reports.
Celtic music duo Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend.
WICHITA - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the McDonald's Reading Challenge, an initiative that has encouraged more than one million Kansas students to read more books.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to approve the hiring of two new employees, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
HOISINGTON - American Legion Post 286 of Hoisington Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion meeting 2 p.m. Saturday at the post home, 204 Main. There will be a dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. also at the post home.
Central Plains Middle School is pleased to honor Kendi Maxwell as the April Student of the Month. Kendi is the daughter of Jim and Kim Maxwell and is an 8th grade student at CPMS. Kendi has one sister, Kami, a junior at Central Plains High School.
HOISINGTON - A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. Hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That's the message organizers are touting with the 2012 National Hospital Week theme, "Making Miracles Happen."
Meet Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn. Jamie conducts Cooking School shows across the country. Her love of traveling to experience the flavors of different cities combined with her enthusiasm for cooking allows her to share her culinary passion with people just like you!
By Dave Ranney
CLAFLIN - Robert Bonomo, 69, died April 27 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 15, 1942, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of John and Margaret (Miller) Bonomo. Robert graduated from Lovingston High School in New Mexico and went on to study at Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Mexico. He then obtained his teaching certificate from San Diego State University and later attended Fort Hays State University to further his education. In December 1966 he married Billie Carpenter in Albuquerque, N.M. He retired in 1988 ...
Health Fair Thursday
The Great Bend High School softball games postponed at McPherson on Tuesday because of wet fields have been rescheduled for Thursday.
Wednesday, July 15
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas on Sept. 20-21 for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
The First Church of the Nazarene's children's ministries will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bend Appliance and Furniture Store parking lot, 2301 10th St. Lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
"Where God guides and provides" is the central theme for "Wilderness Escape" Vacation Bible School at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. The church will hold its annual VBS from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, through Thursday, July 24.
Actors from Prince of Peace Parish will host a pageant performance of the symbolic story, "The Miraculous Apparitions of the Virgin Mary," at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Pageant is being done in conjunction with the "Estamos Aqui" exhibit at Shafer Gallery.
The Trinity Lutheran Church Social Concerns Team will host its annual fundraiser and the proceeds this year will be donated to the Oaks Indian Mission in Oklahoma. The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 27, 2014 following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 24th & Adams in Great Bend.
MANHATTAN - There have been a number of videos interviewing people concerning their knowledge of historical and political information. This method of interviewing started with Jay Leno. It was then picked up by Sean Hannity, and later by several others. The results are both interesting and concerning.
The International Spy Academy is a Vacation Bible School where kids get to be special agents for God, according to sponsors at Community Christian Church in Great Bend. This Vacation Bible School starts Sunday and will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 20-24 at the church, located at 253 NE 30 Road, just east of Barton Community College. It is intended for children who have completed kindergarten, through middle school.
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.
Two more photos from Wedsday's Glow Party at the Great Bend Public Library.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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