Kansas Wetlands Education Center is celebrating Earth Day 2013 with solar-baked cookies, organic gardening, nature art and alternative energy vehicles. The free public event runs from 1:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the KWEC, located 10 miles northeast of Great Bend on K-156 just inside Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area.
Kraft Pillow Service will be in Great Bend from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, in the parking lot of the RSVP office, 1025 Main. The location for this annual fundraiser for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has changed. Come to the southwest door off the parking lot to sign in and leave pillows or comforters for refurbishing. The Krafts also have new feather and down pillows for sale.
Great Bend Fire Department
A torch cart with an oxygen bottle and an acetylene bottle were stolen sometime between 8 p.m. on April 6 and 9 a.m. on April 9, from a construction site at 5520 10th St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said loss was $700. Anyone with information about this crime or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.
Area high school students presented their artwork in a juried exhibit in the Shafer Art Gallery on Wednesday with the top three award winners receiving $500 scholarships from the Barton Foundation during Central Prairie League Art Day at Barton Community College.
HUTCHINSON – Hutchinson Community College Theatre Department will present the drama "The Oresteia," April 18-20. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Stringer Fine Arts Recital Hall on the HCC campus.
RUSSELL - Approximately 50 people were on hand April 6 when the Deines Cultural Center hosted the awards ceremony for the 2013 First Congressional District High School Arts Competition. The crowd viewed a gallery display of the 130 pieces submitted by students representing six high schools.
Students from Holy Family School recently gained the opportunity to demonstrate their public speaking skills and take pride in personal accomplishments. On Monday, April 8, the students took part in a speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, a national provider of fraternal financial services and programs.
"Happy Hour" will take on a whole new meaning for those who attend the next Interactive Television (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
Author Sandy Barnard will discuss George Armstrong Custer during a joint meeting of the Barton County Historical Society and the Quivira chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association on Monday, April 22. Barnard, a well known Custer expert, will provide the program, "Where Custer Fell and Where is He Buried?" at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located south at 85 South U.S. 281 – just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend.
Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland Cancer Center. Guest speak will be Dr. Ana Refinetti, MD, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Dr. Refinetti is a surgeon, providing general surgery services, with a specialization in breast surgery.
Roosevelt School holds kindergarten screenings
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Barton Community College cheer and dance teams competed on Thursday in the preliminary rounds of the 2013 NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships.
The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo wrapped up its second successful show Friday afternoon. Jan Westfall, chairman of the Great Bend Area Chamber of Commerce expo committee, said while the first day of the Expo started off slow because of cold, wet weather, subsequent days saw the numbers of visitors building.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
Teachers were gifted with nearly $30,000 by the USD 428 Education Foundation when the non-profit group recently awarded 28 minigrants. The amount distributed was higher than any previous year. Successful fund raisers, gifts from benefactors and investments resulted in more money being available than in the past, according to Matt Hiss, president. Education Foundation trustees also agreed to not cap the limit for each minigrant this year. As a result, two applicants received significantly more than $1,500.
Two individuals and three groups are receiving the state's 2015 People Saving People Award for their efforts to improve traffic safety on April 1 as part of the 21st annual Kansas Transportation Safety Conference in Wichita.
EMPORIA- With two remaining conference meets left to the season, the Barton Community College women's golf team have the luxury of already claiming the conference championship as the Lady Cougars won their fourth straight conference meet this past Monday with a sixty-two stroke victory. Held at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course, Barton held a commanding thirty-nine stroke lead after day one's eighteen holes before widening the gap on Monday's final nine holes. Barton shot a team score of 517 to easily outdistance second place Colby Community College's 579 and Dodge City Community College's 589. Barton ...
During this last month of HomeWords, we're printing a series of longer cinquain sequences that explore the idea of "home." A number of poets really let their hems out in this project, some of them saying they've become "addicted" to the tiny cinquain. (I understand!)
According to the 2010 U.S. census, less than 0.02% of Americans live to be centenarians. Actress Patricia Morison joined that exceptionally rare group last month when she turned 100.
For decades Democrats have gone to extraordinary lengths to impose new energy taxes. They do not, to put it mildly, have the support of the American people. So they have turned to increasingly complex schemes to pretend the taxes they are advancing are not taxes. They've now reached an unprecedented level of obfuscation: a federal regulatory agency acting without Congress to coerce states into imposing regulations that will bury cost increases in the electricity rate base - and they might get away with it. Congress should therefore act immediately to, if they can't stop what is happening, at least ...
Does everyone remember Angela Corey?
Will he or won't he? Will Wichita State's Gregg Marshall leave a good situation for another, another that pays more? That scenario is being repeated all across the country as athletic directors "dance with the stars" trying to entice them to coach at their respective schools.
Meals On Wheels volunteers gathered for an appreciation breakfast Thursday morning Great Bend Recreation Commission Burnside Room to help commemorate Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service which will take place Tuesday.
Great Bend's First Baptist Church, located at 1600 19th St., will hold its annual Good Friday service at 1 p.m. today. An Easter morning breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. on Sunday, April 5. The public is invited.
The River of Life Church in Great Bend will sponsor a local Easter egg hunt at Heizer Park, 8th and Heizer, at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold a giant Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 11, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington in Great Bend.