The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming the spring sessions of exercise classes. All classes start Monday, April 11, and continue until Memorial Day. Classes are held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick provided the following course descriptions: Talaya Schwartz leads Noon Body Shaping over the lunch hour. This is a fun, strength and flexibility exercise program to tone and firm. This class ...
Great Bend Municipal Court March convictions and fines Christopher Shawn Adams, no driver license, $376 Emily M. Adams, loud music from vehicle, $96 Joshua Ryan Anderson, driving while suspended/revoked, no proof insurance, $1,426 Kenneth Paul Appleby Jr., battery, $211 Genevieve M. Bartonek, violate traffic control signal, $111 Eugene Vann Black, battery, $561 Todd Eugene Bowers, battery. $276 Antonia Burrow, dog at large, vicious dog, ...
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will look at contracts and other issues when it meets for the monthly study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Contract renewals for faculty and for head coaches are coming up and are on the agenda. Dean of Administration Mark Dean will present a financial statement, and board chairman Dr. Paul Maneth will review "reporting formats." ...
The City of Claflin met at its regular meeting on March 14. Below are the unofficial minutes.
Barton Community College art students and their instructor, Steve Dudek, had their work accepted in Sterling College's 37th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition. The exhibit is continuing through mid April. Dudek received a first-place award for his watercolor painting of Japanese koi fish titled "Gridded Koi." Barton art student Diane Engle, Great Bend, earned a Merit Award for her watercolor painting, "Faith ...
The Barton Community College Foundation anticipates another growth spurt for its Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, which has attracted more and more participants each year since the first event in 2008. The clay shoot is a fund-raiser to provide mini grants for Barton faculty to enhance student learning, said Darnell Holopirek, Barton's Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. This year's event is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, ...
The City of Great Bend Cemetery Rules and Regulations Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Cemetery office.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 19th and Hubbard, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Barry Bowers with greeters Shay Kasselman and brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
LARNED - Larned High School's Over Actors' Anonymous will present 'The Masked Musketeer,' April 9 and 10 at the Larned Community Center.
From a memo to paramedics in Edmonton, Alberta, by Alberta Health Services: Drivers should "respond WITHIN the posted speed limits EVEN when responding with lights and siren." "Our job is to save lives," AHS wrote, "not put them in jeopardy." According to drivers interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News, police have been issuing tickets to drivers on emergencies if they speed or go through red lights. Oh, man, here's your bad idea Thalia Surf Shop ...
HOUSTON (AP) - Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi and the rest of his frontcourt mates led the Huskies to their third national title by succeeding where so many teams have failed: They bullied Butler.
HOUSTON (AP) - The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut's amazing run was the final buzzer.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Already packed with one surprise after another, the NCAA women's tournament has one big dose of intrigue left when Notre Dame and Texas A&M play for the championship.
"It will create a bureaucracy with the efficiency of the Post Office, the frugality of the Pentagon and the compassion of the IRS."– Mantra of those who opposed HillaryCare in the 1990s.
"We have a large government," political consultant David Axelrod offered as a plea of ignorance to all of the scandals swirling around his boss. "Part of being president is there's so much beneath you that you can't know because the government is so vast." And yet, thanks to Axelrod and Obama, we now stand on the precipice of the largest expansion of government power in almost half a century: Obamacare, officially known as the Patient ...
LAWRENCE - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately.
DETROIT - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
HUTCHINSON - The Barton Community College track and field teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the National Junior College Activity Association Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
SAN ANTONIO - Zach Randolph's miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
EMPORIA - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team finished sixth overall at the Class 1A golf tournament on Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
HOUSTON - Matt Dominguez hit a three-run homer and Jason Castro added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
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The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.
KANOPOLIS - The public is invited to take part in a short nature hike and free fishing this Saturday at Kanopolis State Park. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area west of the office at 9 a.m. and follow the park naturalist on the trail. Bring a fishing pole for fishing in the ponds after the hike.
ELLINWOOD - Virginia Manning died May 20 at her home in Ellinwood. Services and survivors are pending with Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood.
After a one-vehicle accident at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 56, milepost 211, the driver was arrested by the Barton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the jail he requested medical assistance for shoulder pain. At 9:27 a.m., a Great Bend Police Officer responded to a disturbance at the Great Bend Regional Hospital Emergency Room, and the BCSO was called to assist. The suspect was served a notice to appear ...
Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.
A 2-year-old boy died Monday and others were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pratt County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:18 a.m.. on K-61, 1.5 miles north of Preston.