The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include: approval of Blizzard Energy Inc. Solid Waste processing facility certification; purchase of Palm Print Scanner for the Sheriff's office; Road and Bridge asphalt mix 2013 bids and authorization to purchase power broom for county's equipment pool; Noxious Weed Department annual report; and Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss roofing repairs at the Administrative Building and moving police equipment ...
Barton Community College will be closed on Good Friday, March 29, and Monday, April 1. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 2.
Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the motion picture "Journey of the Universe" at 6:15 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. A freewill donation is requested. Refreshments and discussion will follow the movie. This documentary is part of the Movies with a Message series that will conclude on April 26 with "The Big Year."
Holy Family School Fun Night will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the St. Patrick Parish Center and HFS Commons Area. There will be raffles, carnival games, silent auction and a meal.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church will present "Christ's Sacrifice" at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, March 23. The church is located one mile west of 10th and Patton Road.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about vandalism to vehicles in Great Bend. Sometime between 10:30 p.m. on March 4 and 7:46 a.m. on March 5, someone poured paint thinner on a gold-colored 1990 Cadillac Deville parked facing south in the 1400 block of Adams St. Damage was $1,000. Anyone with information is asked to call 792-1300 or 888-305-1300 to leave an anonymous tip
Announcer to give sports program at Barton County Historical Society Radio announcer Steve Webster, "The Voice of the Cougars" will share stories from his years of covering sports when he speaks at the next Barton County Historical Society program, at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting takes place at the Barton County Historical Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend. Webster's program, "Been to the Circus, Seen the ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Catholic Social Services, 2201 16th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Julie Smith with greeters Jim Vopat and Jill Fitzsimmons. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show the movie "10 Things I Hate About You" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25. Teen Movie Monday is free and open to all students in grades 7-12. The library will have Teen Game Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include 2013 tax sale; membership in the Kansas County Commissioners Association; purchase of grouting equipment by the Road and Bridge Department; Sheriff Brian Bellendir will discuss an emergency vehicle designation request; John Debes, Information Technology Director, will join Mr. Boeckman in discussing options related to the Courthouse telephone system; and Dale Phillips, Road and Bridge Director, will review ...
TOPEKA - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation received information late Wednesday afternoon that Robert Helms targeted a grocery store in Walsh, Colo., 18 miles from the Kansas border in southeast Colorado. Helms portrayed himself as a deputy from a fictitious Adams County, Kan., Sheriff's Office. He produced a fake law enforcement officer badge which said "Adams County/Deputy Sheriff" on it. Based on his previous pattern, he may possibly try to pass some more bad checks ...
The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held on Sunday at 820 N. Main in Russell.
Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 18-22. Barton's offices will remain open through March 20, but will be closed March 21 and 22. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 21-23 but will be open from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
Barton Community College will host a presentation at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in the Cohen Center in the Learning Resource Center titled "Buffalo Hunt," about buffalo hunting in Kansas in the 1800s and how it affected the state. Barton librarian and Kansas history enthusiast Ron Kelly will be the presenter. Kelly has presented on various Kansas history topics in the past and has worked with the Ellinwood Historical Society. He is also currently working ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Go, Slow and Whoa Foods," at noon Thursday, March 14, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This one-hour program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Presenter Donna Drug, Barton County extension agent, notes that March is National Nutrition Month. She will talks about foods that can be enjoyed ...
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.