The Great Bend Recreation Commission's board of directors will hear the 2012-13 audit report when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other items on the agenda include the election of officers and information on programs and attendance, the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association state conference, board meeting calendar and the National Recreation and Parks Association legislative forum.
McPHERSON - Multi-award winning Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen is playing the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
WINFIELD - Kansas Voices, sponsored by the Winfield Arts & Humanities Council, is back for its 25th year. Submit short stories, prose, or poetry. Winners will be honored and invited to read their work at a special dinner presentation at Winfield Baden Square, 700 Gary, Winfield, on May 3.
The annual meeting of the Lake Barton Golf Club will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the clubhouse. All members are encouraged to attend.
American Legion Post 180 will hold a soup supper from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Ham and bean soup, vegetable soup and chili will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's tuition rates during the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will also review bids to purchase three cars and two vans to replace high-mileage vehicles in the college fleet. Other items on the agenda include reporting program pass rates, the annual BCC Foundation Clay Shoot, a March board retreat and an open house for the refurbished Fine Arts Auditorium.
RUSSELL - Deines Cultural Center's annual Russell Area Artist Exhibit: Local Color, opens Friday, Jan. 10, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Center, 820 N. Main St., Russell.
The Daughters of Isabella will hold a Soup Sampler Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the St. Patrick Parish Center.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will have its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Rosewood Galleries annex, 1607 Main, Great Bend.
The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms Officers and Board of Directors will host the second annual Winter Social from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014, at the Classic Inn, located a 1 South Patton Road, Great Bend.
Starting in 2014, the Touched by Cancer Support Group's regular meetings will be at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and 5:15 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. The evening meetings will start 30 minutes earlier than they did in 2013, spokesman Dana Foss said.
A Stafford man and a Missouri woman died in a Christmas Eve collision on U.S. 166 in Chautauqua County.
An 83-year-old woman from Jetmore died Monday after the Ford Taurus she was driving went off a Hodgeman County road.
ST. JOHN - Barton Community College will offer outreach classes for the spring 2014 semester at St. John High School, 406 N. Monroe.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Adam P. Kephart, 33, of Hoisington was injured early Saturday after a sport utility vehicle rolled on a northern Barton County Road.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Vegan Cooking" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Oregon. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree.
American AgCredit will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate start of construction of its Great Bend office. The ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at the site, 5634 10th St.
The dynamic demographics of the United States come with many advantages, but they also present some challenges, like communication barriers.
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A passenger in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle that went of U.S. 283 early Monday in Hodgeman County was seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include Riley Elementary School HVAC project bids; calendar development; and approval of licensed personnel retirements and licensed personnel resignations. Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Riley.
A motorcyclist was taken to the Lyons Hospital with possible injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon in Rice County.
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