A 29-year-old Hays man was injured Friday in a one-car accident on Interstate 70, nine miles west of Russell.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will offer free computer classes next week.
Great Bend Public Library will show the move "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," on Teen Movie Monday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. The library will also have another Teen Game Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Programs are open to students in grades 7-12.
A free Stop N Learn program titled "Know Your Credit" will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Great Bend Activity Center, and again at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
ELLSWORTH - A fixed-wing aircraft crashed Thursday at the Ellsworth Municipal Airport as the pilot was attempting to land. The pilot was not injured.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will hold its annual "Roast Beef Dinner" on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St. The menu includes roast beef, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drink. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carry-out will be available. Admission is by freewill offering. All proceeds go to support the Christian Education programs for the children of the church.
The course "Defensive Driving" will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Participants must register by noon Friday, Feb. 14, at the Great Bend Recreation Commission office, 2114 Stone St., or by calling 793-3755 ext. 2.
A 44-year-old Lyons man died Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident in Rice County.
Surveillance cameras recorded the theft of a snowblower from Walmart last week, but Crime Stoppers is seeking more information from the public. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, a red, 24-inch Craftsman snowblower was taken from the parking lot at 3503 10th St. at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The snowblower had a primer gray auger on it and was on a trailer attached to a pickup.
A gas leak Monday evening caused McKinley St. to close north of Lakin Ave. while Kansas Gas Service worked on repairs. The street reopened Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will give remarks tonight at the annual Water PACK meeting. He is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m., following at 6 p.m. dinner at the Great Bend Convention Center. Formed in 1990, Water PACK is an organization of about 400 agricultural producers and businesses covering more than 550,000 acres of irrigated crop production. Water PACK's goal is to educate its members and the general public about the management of sustainable irrigated agriculture and its long-term benefits.
Tickets for Barton Community College's spring musical "Sweet Charity" are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at SweetCharity.bartonccc.edu. Curtain times for the performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating or $12 for general admission at the door.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Advanced Therapy at 3715 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will Nancy Sundahl be with greeters Jim Vopat and Curtis Wolf. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Young children can meet the new lion at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at the zoo. This program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission for children 3-5 years old, who must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will show the lion cub, at GBRC's Cindy Warner will help kids make a craft to remember their trip. Cost is $7.
Dr. Tom Bauer, MD, will give a talk on journaling when the National Alliance on Mental Illness support group meets, at 7 tonight in the Thelma Harms Room, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.
Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Great Bend Cemetery building.
Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.
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.