The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its New Year sessions of exercise classes for people 18 years of age and older, program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick said. Classes start Monday, and will continue through Feb. 4. All classes will be held at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a local man's report that he was hit in the head and knocked unconscious Tuesday in the area of 10th and Kansas.
Registration for the next weekly Story Time sessions at the Great Bend Public Library starts Monday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said. Parents are invited to bring children to the library, 1409 Williams St., for story time from 10:15 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning Jan. 18. They will hear stories, do a craft, sing songs and have fun at this free program.
Great Bend Public Library will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Christmas. The library will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year's.
The Great Bend Post Office will close at noon Friday and will remain closed until Monday. There will be no mail delivery on Christmas day.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Office and Activity Center offices will be closed Thursday through Monday. The Carl Soden Recreation Center, GBRC Activity Center, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center closed Friday through Sunday. The Activity Center will be open Thursday from 1-5 p.m and on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be open Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The GBRC facilities will be closed Dec. 30 at noon and Dec. 31 ...
The American Legion in Great Bend will be closed Friday and Saturday.
A Great Bend Community Benefit Soup Supper for Shawn and Karen Crane and sons Jacob and Brandon will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th. Free will donations will be taken to benefit the family who lost their home to a fire.
Special Santa tickets are for sale at Landmark National Bank to benefit Blayze Bahe who was injured in a motorcycle accident on Nov 20, 2009. His left foot was amputated as a result of the accident. The Santa was created by Rochelle Van Scyoc, a friend of the family. Tickets are $1 for one or $5 for six. The drawing will be held on Dec. 20.
Barton Community College offices will be closed for the holiday break Dec. 20-31. All offices at the college will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3. Spring semester classes will begin Jan. 10.
Dominican Chapel of the Plains announces its holiday schedule of prayers and Masses, starting today.
The Barton Community College Bookstore will be closed today. The bookstore will resume its regular hours at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
The "Scams" program that was to be at the Senior Center on Friday afternoon has been canceled due to speaker conflict.
The board of trustees at Barton Community College is expected to hire a new head men's soccer coach and a new director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include early childhood education certificate programs and an admissions and recruitment presentation by Todd Moore, director of admissions and marketing.
PEO Chapter DU will meet at 12:30 today at The Club at Stoneridge for their Christmas Luncheon and Social.
Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Aaron's Sales & Lease, 4905 W. 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Cindy Parr and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend.
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.
A dinner and raffle fundraiser for Kadin White medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Ellinwood American Legion. Free will donations will be taken for the dinner. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $40. To donate for raffle tickets message Roch Miller II at 620-786-0405; Ryan Wirtz at 620-617-1355; Shannon Peterson at 620-639-5919; Joe Vinduska at 785-393-4882; or call Toyia Roblyer at 620-796-2133.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include prgram changes at Great Bend Middle School; approval of administrator retirement and licensed teacher resignatioins; and supplement salary committee recommendations. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.
Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Great Bend man Monday after a burglary in progress was report at 9:18 in the 200 block of Bermuda Drive, just southwest of Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the resident at that location advised that a person was breaking in and officers were needed.
Individuals from Greensburg and Woodston died and two people from Garfield sustained possible injury Friday when two pickups collided in Ellis County.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans affairs mobile office will be visit Great Bend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. It will be located in the Walmart parking lot.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality is offering an overnight bird watching tour in the Great Bend and Cheyenne Bottoms wetland area, May 9-10.
Great Bend Knights of Columbus is selling tickets to a chicken fried chicken dinner to raise money for repaving the Columbus Club parking lot. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the K of C Hall, 723 Main.
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.