Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend seeks information on a burglary at 1313 Cleveland St., Police Chief Dean Akings said. The residence was burglarized sometime between 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. Taken were jewelry, guns, a flat-screen television, two laptop computers, a Kruggrand (one-ounce gold coin), an iPod and an autographed Chiefs football. Loss was more than $19,600.
The Friendship Meals Christmas dinner will be served at noon Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The menu includes ham and sweet potatoes and the trimmings. Cost of the meal is a suggested contribution of $3 for people over 60 years of age. For people under 60 the meal is $5.
Kim Grossardt will lead a walking tour of the collection of Santas at Santa's Around the World on Wednesday. The tour will start at 1901 Lakin Ave. (next to the Crest Theater) at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $2. Sign up at the Senior Center by Tuesday to reserve a spot on the tour by Tuesday.
Barton Community College will present a student recital at 7:30 tonight in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157. Admission is free.
The Great Bend Public Library's monthly "Free Family Film Night" will feature the third in the series of movies staring Woody and his toy pals. The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Two people were taken to Central Kansas Medical Center on Monday after cars collided on NE 30 Road and NE 10 Ave., three miles north and one mile east of Great Bend.
Central Kansas 9.12 Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in a new location, the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. For more information call 620-797-6202 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick says, "Get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful meal and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group. The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15–12:45 p.m., followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1 p.m."
Join Alicia Westhoff from the Physical Therapy Department at Central Kansas Medical Center, to learn about a new rehabilitation program that is available for people in the community at CKMC and what needs to be done to be able to participate in the program. This informative program will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will hold its annual RSVP Holiday Appreciation Open House from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Great Bend RSVP office, 1026 Main St. This come-and-go event is for all volunteers who have worked throughout the year.
Great Bend Police are investigating several recent theft reports.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees will review a request that the college upgrade its Camp Aldrich facility, when the board holds its monthly study session this week. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building on campus.
Two women were taken to Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley early Saturday after a rollover accident 1.2 miles north of U.S. 50 on 180th Road in Edwards County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
The Great Bend Public Library will show an after-school movie on Friday, and will hold a tree-trimming party on Saturday, Children's Librarian Eric Coulbourne said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Holiday Breads" on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
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.
BISON - An American Red Cross Blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Bison Gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome.