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Barton Community College is using star power to help raise money for a renovation project to upgrade its 40-year-old Fine Arts Auditorium. Barton's stars are 10 community members who will compete in a dance competition this spring that will initiate a fund drive and create awareness for the renovation project.
The Sunflower Polka Club will have a free dance from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, located at Second and Main in Hoisington.
The Great Bend Public Library Friends group will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the library's Kansas Room. Plans are being made for National Library Week in April and the annual book sale. Membership is $10 a year.
Christian-based recovery programs
Ayden Davis, Hoisington, gets an up-close view of Digger, a black-tailed prairie dog, during the "Mammals R Us" program at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Saturday. Participants also viewed a least shrew, grasshopper mice and big brown bat, made their own prairie dog, and played a mammal matching game.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Wildlife Photography of Cheyenne Bottoms," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Great Bend Fire Department
HAYS - Roger A. Gray, 73, died Feb. 25, peacefully at his home with the loving care of his wife and Hospice of Hays Medical Center.
KINSLEY - Marcielle Parker, 90, died Feb. 24 at Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley. She was born Aug. 21, 1920, at Kinsley, the daughter of Charles E. and Eva Hildenbrand Countryman. She married Robert L. Parker in September of 1967 at Elkhart. He died Dec. 25, 2004. A resident of Kinsley, she was a teacher.
This is Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings. On the evening of Feb. 14 or the morning of the 15th, Rejuvenation Day Spa and Salon, 503 E. Santa Fe, in Ellinwood was burglarized. Damage to the back door and loss of products and cash totaled $4,0893. If you have information about this crime or any other crime, call 792-1300 or the 24-hour number 620-603=3277. Remember we don't want your name, just your information.
KOC to hold poker tournament
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Judith Robl will be signing her new devotional gift book, As Grandma Says, Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Town Square Emporium in Lyons, 110 West Commercial Street.
Firefighters made five ambulance runs Monday.
O'Linda E. Orr, 99, died April 5, at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
AKFIELD, Tenn. - Edward "Butch" Lee Sanders, 68, died Feb. 12. He was born in Great Bend in 1945. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1965. In 1967, he married Maggie Van Horne in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was a computer programmer at Northwestern Bell from 1970-1994.
Louise Dryer, 97, died April 7 at Scott County Hospital, Scott City. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.
CLAFLIN - Lyle Kent McDermed, 78, was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Lyons, to Carvin and Wilma (Kent) McDermed. Lyle passed away April 6, 2014. Lyle spent his childhood in Kansas where he was a graduate of Claflin High School and Emporia State University.
In the coming week, the Great Bend Public Library will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week - April 13-19.
President Obama took a victory lap on Tuesday, celebrating 7 million Obamacare enrollees.
According to DC Comics, March 30 marked the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman (in "Detective Comics" #27).
Barton County Sheriff