Approximately 149 calls for service and 131 officer initiated calls were received for the month of May. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls. Eight arrests were made and 10 criminal summons were served in the month of May.
HOISINGTON - "This annual benefit brings the community together every year," said Lois McLeland, vice president of the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's Board of Trustees. "Clara Barton Hospital is important for so many people, and they show it in grand gestures at the auction. It's truly wonderful to see this type of support."
Clara Barton Hospital to host Lab Fair
HAYS – HaysMed will present a Wound Symposium on Friday, June 27 in its Hadley Conference Rooms. The presentations will run from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 am.
Students that attended Chaffee District 71 country school are having a reunion a 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at St. Mark Lutheran Church at 21st and Jackson in Great Bend. All students, their families and interested persons are invited to attend. Bring any pictures, clippings or obituaries that might interest the group.
A local philanthropic organization and local business recently awarded a total of three grants to Sunflower's Early Education Center (EEC). The funds have helped finance advanced training and playground equipment.
The known savings to Sunflower Diversified Services (SDS) will be almost $13,000 a year but Executive Director Jim Johnson predicts other possible cost reductions, as well as benefits that can't be figured with a calculator.
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Looking for something for the kids to do during the depth of summer vacation? Sign them up for the Kansas Wetlands Education Center summer programs held Thursdays in July, from July 10 through July 24.
A Larned man was injured Thursday night when the car he was driving hit a deer on U.S. 56, 3 miles east of Kinsley in Edwards County.
(An excerpt from Tom Purcell's new book, "Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!")"Who the heck cares about a bunch of guys playing footsie with a little ball?"
At their convention, Texas Republicans compared immigrants to terrorists, claimed therapy can cure homosexuality, and insisted that the only thing a rape survivor has the right to choose is to stay home and raise her child. A zombie hunting for brains would have starved in Fort Worth, but the dumbest thing to come out of their convention wasn't in the program, but from the mouth of the state's next Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller.
RUSSELL - The culmination of a three-month long undercover drug investigation by the Russell County Sheriff's Office concluded on Monday with the arrest of three suspects.
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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