A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review management staff contracts and administrative contracts during the next board study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. They will vote on renewals at the next business meeting.
A Great Bend man was allegedly battered by four other people, Saturday night or early Sunday at the Kwik Shop at 24th and Main. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating after viewing a surveillance video of the altercation. Two officials from the Barton County Sheriff's Office, a member of the BCSO Reserves and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer all went to the convenience store around 2:05 a.m. Sunday, but the GBPD eventually took the ...
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their spring band concerts on Thursday at the Great Bend Middle School gym. The 7th Grade Band the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. The 8th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch and assisted by Mark DeWald.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session on container and small space gardening" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Alicia Boor, agriculture and natural resources extension agent in Barton County, will be the present information about ways to garden ...
Barton Community College will host its sixth annual Sidewalk Art Contest May 8 and 9 on the sidewalk outside the Shafer Art Gallery.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Spring Style Show at 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Clothes will be provided by Maurice's, E&E Glass and Beautiful Beginnings. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Bend Saddle Club will have a Fun Day from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the Great Bend Rodeo Arena, located at the Expo grounds. There will be horse-related games and activities. Everyone is invited to come and bring a horse if you have one, but the club requests no stud animals. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Those who bring twine will be able to make their own ropes. Non-member riders ...
Students of the Barton Community College Dance Theatre class will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in the Fine Arts Auditorium and freewill donations will be accepted to benefit Barton baseball player Skylar Hill in his fight against cancer.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Julie Smith and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend Public Library will show "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" during Teen Movie Monday, at 4 p.m. on May 13. The free movie is open to students in grades 7-12. The library will have another free computer class from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. The class will cover Beginner's Internet. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
281 Bypass Antiques, located at 1135 U.S. 281 Bypass in Great Bend, will host a reception for artist Dustin Poche from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday May 11.
For the second year, the Kansas Pork Association is sponsoring several blood drives throughout Kansas with a goal of collecting 150 pints of blood. Because each pint could help save up to three lives, up to 450 patients could benefit.
The Barton Music Department awards 11 scholarships every year at about $1,000 each, and it couldn't be done without the help of the community's support of the annual Music Endowment Concert, which is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Dominican Sisters of Peace invite the public to join them Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their annual Spring Blessing free family fun event. Guided tours of the straw bale buildings, a labyrinth walk, and a tree planting are planned. Come visit the alpacas, including two-month old baby Joy. Drop in or stay for the whole day. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs and a picnic and relax and enjoy ...
The Tomy trains will roll again at the Stone Church in Luray this week-end. Station doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, giving railroad enthusiasts of all ages another chance to play with a large collection of battery-operated trains on loan from Bruce Libal; the last run of the day on both days is at 4 p.m. Free rail passes will be issued at the door, and concessions will be ...
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ronda Sjogren with greeters Connie Oetken and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
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.
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.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will also switch to summer hours on May 28. It will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.
WICHITA - Donors who present to give blood between May 23 and 31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, the American Red Cross announced. In addition, their donations will honor those who gave their life for our country and support those in need of care. The Red Cross serves about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country, including many Veterans Affairs medical centers.
The Panther Paw Restaurant staff and management at Great Bend High School have produced a cookbook containing recipes of dishes served throughout the school year.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and Jim Vopat. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 has partnered with Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory. Post cards, phone calls and e-mails may be forthcoming this summer. This is a reputable company that the district has worked with for the past 20 years.