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Free developmental screenings

Free developmental screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 24 at 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend. Sponsored by Sunflower Early Education, the screenings are available for children birth through 2 years of age. For more information or a screening appointment, call 800-692-4087 or 620-792-4087.

June 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Krug to present "Water with Lemon"

Barton County Extension Agent will present a program titled "Water with Lemon," at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Krug will talk about "eight eating habits that will change your life," in this informative program sponsored by the Recreation Commission.

June 17, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Pickin’ at the Deines

The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held this Sunday, June 19 at 820 N. Main in Russell.

June 16, 2011 | | Area Briefs

BCC trustees to fill positions

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees could fill a vacant coaching position when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. The agenda includes action on a recommendation to hire a head women's soccer coach and a custodian.

June 14, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Young Professionals to meet for sand volleyball

The Barton County Young Professionals group will gather for casual sand volleyball at 7 p.m. Thursday, on the south side of Veterans Memorial Park. There is no need to form teams ahead of time and significant others/friends are welcome.

June 14, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Big fight broken up Saturday

Officers were dispatched to the bar at 206 North U.S. 281 at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, after a fight between two women turned into a brawl involving up to 40 people.

June 13, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Photos show 1890s cowboys, combines and small frontier towns

McCRACKEN - The traveling exhibit Cowboys, Combines, and Small Towns of Frontier Photographer F.M. Steele opens July 1 at the McCracken Public Library.

June 13, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Rec Commission will look at budget, capital outlay Monday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will discuss capital outlay goals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also talk about the time line for working on next year's budget, and will schedule a budget work session.

June 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Senior Center to hold monthly potluck Tuesday

Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will serve pizza at its monthly potluck dinner, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning to attend should call Rosy at the center, 792-3906, and let her know by Tuesday morning. There is a small fee for the pizza. Bring a covered dish and your own table service.

June 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Lucas man on bike hit by truck

RUSSELL COUNTY - A bicyclist was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita from the scene of an accident south of Lucas in Russell County, around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.

June 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Crime Stoppers seeks info on NCRA burglary

A burglary that occurred at NCRA in Great Bend sometime between 3 p.m. on May 27 and 6:30 p.m. on June 3 resulted in more than $2,400 in property loss and damage. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said someone broke into a new truck, stealing the stereo, steering column, wire harness and ignition.

June 09, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Aggravated assault outside gun store reported

Great Bend Police are investigating a reported aggravated assault that allegedly occurred at 1:15 p.m. Monday, outside J&L Coins & Jewelry, 1203 Main.

June 07, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Meth found after driver flees from vehicle

A Barton County Sheriff's Officer was attempting to stop a vehicle on South U.S. 281 at SE 20 Road at 12:33 p.m. Saturday. A known person ran from the vehicle before being stopped, but officers weren't sure whether he was the driver. While checking in the vehicle for a registered owner, the officer found suspected methamphetamine and property that may have been stolen.

June 06, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Huelskamp to visit Russell

Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp will attend the Prairiesta festivities in Russell on Saturday, as he continues his plan to visit all 69 counties in the Big 1st District this year. To date, Congressman Huelskamp has hosted more than 50 town hall visits.

June 06, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Cunningham to give program on Irish Belleek China

Mary Jo Cunningham will have samples of Irish Belleek China on display for an informative program on the topic, at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is sponsored by the Recreation Commission.

June 04, 2011 | | Area Briefs

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