Detective Denton Doze from the Great Bend Police Department will talk about scams during a free program at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Doze will share information about scams that have been cropping up lately by e-mail, telephone and mail.
The monthly ice cream social will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Senior Center will provide ice cream and cookies. For more information call 792-3906.
High winds created problems for motorists Saturday morning, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports. At 10:26 a.m., a motorist reported as she was going over an overpass on K-156 at East K-4, a vehicle lost a cargo trailer, which was in the ditch. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.
A roast pig benefit dinner for Robert Yarmer, who is recovering in Denver from a farm accident, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Knights of Columbus in Olmitz. Free will donations will be taken or can be mailed to the Community Bank, 112 Main, Otis, Ks., 67565.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information on a burglary that occurred sometime between 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 22 at Ensueno Hair Studio, 2100 10th St. in Great Bend. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, Rosario jewelry, contact lenses and cash were stolen. Loss was $7,800.
The public is invited to come learn about some of the early doctors in Kansas during a program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Local history buff Joe Boley will present an informative program titled "Kansas Quackers," where he will talk especially about Dr. John Brinkly (1885-1942), the infamous "Goat Gland Docotor."
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Kala Steffan with greeters Ron Koelsch and Jim Vopat. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Driver injured on NE 30 Road
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansasworks center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
Veterans families and guests are invited to bring children and grandchildren to visit Santa at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 at 2 p.m. on Saturday. It was previously reported open to the public. The Tribune regrets the error.
A juvenile motorist was involved in an injury accident on Maple St. at 9:25 a.m. Sunday. The driver was northbound in the 300 block and struck a parked vehicle in a yard at 314 Maple, continued north and hit a curb at Fifth and Maple, then struck the railroad tracks, a fence and a shed, then hit the residence at 917 Eighth St., and then an object flew in the air and struck a window in a screen door at 917 Eighth St. The driver was treated on scene by Emergency Medical Service and refused to be transported ...
Those interested in forming a new Neighborhood Watch group in Great Bend are invited to attend a second preparatory/discussion meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rosewood Meeting Room, at 16th and Main. The first meeting of the group was held Nov. 17. Attendees were particularly concerned about a perceived large increase in incidence of burglaries in a northwest/midtown area of Great Bend.
Two youths were taken to Russell Regional Hospital after two vehicles collided on Interstate 70 in Russell County.
The first meeting of a new group, the Barton County Progressives, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Burnside Room of the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Organized by Christina Stein and Marty Keenan, this meeting's speaker will be the Rev. Seth Svaty, a pastor from Sterling and brother of Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty. Afterward there will be a 20-minute talk and discussion.
Santa will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Washington Street at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11. The public is invited to bring children and grandchildren to visit Santa. Holiday treats for all that attend.
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.