MANHATTAN - The Emily Ryan show at Bramlage Coliseum opened to rave reviews. It's predicted to be the continuation of a three-year title run at Class 2A state basketball history for Central Plains High School.
Two people were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Thursday after a vehicular pursuit by law enforcement ended in a collision. Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2004 Cadillac driven by Howard L. Johnson, 21, Wichita, was being pursued by the Great Bend Police Department and the Barton County Sheriff's Office at 4:37 p.m. in the 2300 block of 19th St., near Great Bend High School.
The public is invited to the First Presbyterian Church for the 54th Annual Irish Stew. Their famous stew recipe and delicious pie will be served 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church at 24th & Washington Streets in Great Bend.
The Great Bend Masonic Lodge No. 15, A.F.&A.M., will hold a pancake and sausage feed from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the lodge, 1917 17th St. Cost is $5 per person; kids 5 years old and younger eat free. This is a fundraiser to support scholarship programs.
Irena Ravitskaya, concert pianist and associate professor of music at Fort Hays State University, has organized a recital series starring young pianists from China, Israel, Moldavia and the United States.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture–Division of Water Resources (KDA–DWR) is working with Barton County communities in the Cow Creek watershed to update FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps in that area. The draft FEMA floodplain maps can be reviewed and commented on by the public. A public review web map is available at gis2.kda.ks.gov/gis/cow/ and can also be accessed through the KDA–DWR website.