Sometime between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 9, a shed at 457 SE 20 Ave. was burglarized. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend, said items stolen included a Lincoln-brand welder, Hitachi chop saw, Dewald grinder, kerosene heater, cutting torch and other shop equipment. Loss was $2,100.
Barton Community College vocal and instrumental music groups will perform their holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the college's Fine Arts Auditorium for the taping of "Holiday on the Hill" by Smoky Hills Public Television.
Bison Methodist Church will hold their Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 at West 1st and Ash in Bison. The meal will be a traditional home-cooked dinner. Carry-out and home delivery will be available. The meal is free. Volunteers are welcome and appreciated. For more information contact 785-222-2710 or 785-355-2306 in the evenings.
Sunflower Early Education Center will sponsor Free Developmental Screenings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 3 at 1312 Patton Road. The free screening is available to all children birth through two. For more information or a screening appointment call 800-692-40887 or 620-792-4087.
UMB Relay for Life Team of Hudson has organized a Pamper Your Passion party that will take place this Saturday at the Stafford County Annex, located just east of the Stafford County Courthouse in St. John. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the event will continue until 2 p.m. Admission is free. According to a spokesman for the event, the building will be filled with local vendors with ideas and gifts for the holidays. There will also be concessions and a demonstration of the Zumba form of exercising by dancing to Latino music.
The rural Russell man involved in a rollover accident on Tuesday was listed in critical condition, a spokesman for Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital said Wednesday.
An ambulance was summoned after two cars collided Wednesday morning on U.S. 281 at NE 20 Road, but both drivers refused medical treatment at the scene, the Barton County Sheriff's Office reports.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is preparing for its holiday citrus fruit order. The navel oranges and pink grapefruit are from the Indian River area of Florida and are picked, packed, and shipped for rapid delivery. This allows for the
Kim Grossardt will present Santas Around the World at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will talk about the history of the Santas and have information on the upcoming Christmas events that will be held in Great Bend.
Senior citizens are invited to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at the Senior Center Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide the ice cream and cookies.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees is expected to hire eight new employees during the November business meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Five of the new staff members were on the October agenda, but the board was unable to take action due to lack of a quorum. None of the new hire are teachers; the list includes a security officer, customer service representatives and other staff.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by St. Francis Community Services, 1508 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Nancy Sundahl and Brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission now has two locations available for indoor walking, according to GBRC Director Diann Henderson.
The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will celebrate American Education Week with a coffee from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. Unified School District 428 schools' music departments will entertain, and there will be coffee and rolls.
Holiday Home Tour 2010, "Dressed for the Season", will be sponsored by the Barton County Fair Friends from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. The afternoon tour will include five Great Bend houses. Tickets are available for $10 each and are available from the Barton County Fair Friends, Barton County Fair Board members, Community Bank, Credit Union, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and online at bartoncountyfair.com. Proceeds will benefit the Barton County Fair.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on July 21, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a report on the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, report on volunteer recruitment from the Barton County Health Department, discussion on Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10 – Oil & Hazardous Materials of the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and a report on exercise activities from Barton County Emergency Management.
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