The Barton County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls related to high winds Friday morning. A wheat truck's brakes were not engaged and the wind blew the truck into a house at 214 Jackson St. at 6:34 a.m. Wind damage to a power line pole on North U.S. 281 and NW 160 Road was reported at 8:03 a.m. Midwest Energy was contacted. Hoisington Fine Department also responded, due to smoke coming ...
Heartland Cancer Center Cancer Support Group will hold a "Get Acquainted or Reacquainted" picnic at 6 p.m. on June 21 at Veterans Park west shelter house. If necessary, the picnic will be moved indoors. Newcomers are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Meat, drinks, and plates will be furnished. RSVP by noon on Monday to Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free developmental screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 24 at 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend. Sponsored by Sunflower Early Education, the screenings are available for children birth through 2 years of age. For more information or a screening appointment, call 800-692-4087 or 620-792-4087.
Barton County Extension Agent will present a program titled "Water with Lemon," at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Krug will talk about "eight eating habits that will change your life," in this informative program sponsored by the Recreation Commission. "Never underestimate the power of one good habit!" Krug says. "These seemingly simple habits, when adopted one after the other - at a pace that works ...
The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held this Sunday, June 19 at 820 N. Main in Russell.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees could fill a vacant coaching position when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. The agenda includes action on a recommendation to hire a head women's soccer coach and a custodian. Other items on the agenda include the crop protection program curriculum; welding certificate; property, liability and workers compensation insurance; and renewing the emergency succession ...
The Barton County Young Professionals group will gather for casual sand volleyball at 7 p.m. Thursday, on the south side of Veterans Memorial Park. There is no need to form teams ahead of time and significant others/friends are welcome. Admission is free; BYOB. The event is open to anyone between the ages of 21 and 40 who lives or works in the Barton County area. RSVPs are welcome, but not required. ...
Officers were dispatched to the bar at 206 North U.S. 281 at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, after a fight between two women turned into a brawl involving up to 40 people.
McCRACKEN - The traveling exhibit Cowboys, Combines, and Small Towns of Frontier Photographer F.M. Steele opens July 1 at the McCracken Public Library.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will discuss capital outlay goals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also talk about the time line for working on next year's budget, and will schedule a budget work session. Other items on the agenda are an action item on cellular phone service and an executive session for discussion of personnel. Information items ...
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will serve pizza at its monthly potluck dinner, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning to attend should call Rosy at the center, 792-3906, and let her know by Tuesday morning. There is a small fee for the pizza. Bring a covered dish and your own table service.
RUSSELL COUNTY - A bicyclist was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita from the scene of an accident south of Lucas in Russell County, around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.
A burglary that occurred at NCRA in Great Bend sometime between 3 p.m. on May 27 and 6:30 p.m. on June 3 resulted in more than $2,400 in property loss and damage. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said someone broke into a new truck, stealing the stereo, steering column, wire harness and ignition. Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in the area, is asked to call Crime ...
Great Bend Police are investigating a reported aggravated assault that allegedly occurred at 1:15 p.m. Monday, outside J&L Coins & Jewelry, 1203 Main. After an incident in which one or more people attempting to sell a gun were told to leave, a 19-year-old male returned, holding a shotgun as he stood outside the business, wanting the business owner to come out. At last report no arrest had been made.
A Barton County Sheriff's Officer was attempting to stop a vehicle on South U.S. 281 at SE 20 Road at 12:33 p.m. Saturday. A known person ran from the vehicle before being stopped, but officers weren't sure whether he was the driver. While checking in the vehicle for a registered owner, the officer found suspected methamphetamine and property that may have been stolen.
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. will be the featured speaker at this years Memorial Day Service hosted by Arden H. McKee American Legion Post 128, Sterling. The event location is the Sterling Community Cemetery located at 500 E. Cleveland.
The Tomy trains will roll again at the Stone Church in Luray this week-end. Station doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday, giving railroad enthusiasts of all ages another chance to play with a large collection of battery-operated trains on loan from Bruce Libal; the last run of the day on both days is at 4 p.m. Free rail passes will be issued at the door, and concessions will be ...
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on Tuesday, May 28.
The Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday for Memorial Day. Executive Director Beverly Komarek noted the museum is usually closed on Mondays. "This special opening is to accommodate families and visitors here for the holiday." Regular admission will be charged. The historical society is located just south of the Arkansas River bridge in Great Bend on U.S. 281.
Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Bank, 3600 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ronda Sjogren with greeters Connie Oetken and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve contracts for head coaches, management staff and administrative personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be an executive session for discussion of personnel.
KANOPOLIS - The public is invited to take part in a short nature hike and free fishing this Saturday at Kanopolis State Park. Meet at the Wildlife Viewing Area west of the office at 9 a.m. and follow the park naturalist on the trail. Bring a fishing pole for fishing in the ponds after the hike.
After a one-vehicle accident at 6:26 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 56, milepost 211, the driver was arrested by the Barton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the jail he requested medical assistance for shoulder pain. At 9:27 a.m., a Great Bend Police Officer responded to a disturbance at the Great Bend Regional Hospital Emergency Room, and the BCSO was called to assist. The suspect was served a notice to appear ...
Several people from Colorado Springs, Colo., were injured at 6:10 p.m. Sunday in Russell County, when a Suburban pulling a camper-trailer attempted to pass a semi-trailer on Interstate 70, 1 mile east of Bunker Hill. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the vehicle became unstable as it passed the semi, entering the median. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle entered the ditch, rolling several times. The trailer broke free and landed upright, while the Suburban landed on its roof.
A 2-year-old boy died Monday and others were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Pratt County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at 10:18 a.m.. on K-61, 1.5 miles north of Preston.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will also switch to summer hours on May 28. It will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.
WICHITA - Donors who present to give blood between May 23 and 31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, the American Red Cross announced. In addition, their donations will honor those who gave their life for our country and support those in need of care. The Red Cross serves about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country, including many Veterans Affairs medical centers.
The Panther Paw Restaurant staff and management at Great Bend High School have produced a cookbook containing recipes of dishes served throughout the school year.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and Jim Vopat. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.