A head-on collision occurred at 9:10 p.m. Thursday in Rice County, 2.1 miles east of Lyons on U.S. 56. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Luis Gonzales, 55, died after the 1997 Dodge passenger car he was driving crossed the center line, colliding with a 1998 Ford pickup driven by Jimmy M. Bound, 65, Lyons. Bound was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
A Topeka woman died Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in Pawnee County.
A Russell man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on Sunday after hitting a deer with a motorcycle in Barton County, about nine miles northwest of Hoisington on U.S. 281.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 WIlliams St., will show free movies and serve free popcorn this Friday, Sept. 7.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft of a 2005 Honda Rubicon 500 all-terrain vehicle, valued at $5,000. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, it was stolen from a garage at a rural residence between Claflin and Ellinwood sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 13.
The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Classes and offices will resume regular schedules Tuesday.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will host a quilting workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays from Sept.17 through Oct. 22 at the Learning Resource Center on campus.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer the free program, "Pre-Winter Pond Care," from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Speaker Shawna Beran will explain steps needed to get ponds ready for winter, and will answer questions.
Microsoft Word is likely the most utilized word processing software ever. Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about it with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 5 through Oct. 10 at the Great Bend One Stop Center, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
Barton County Historical Society will host a covered dish supper for members and their guests at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service. Memberships for 2013 will be available for returning or new members.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent thefts in Great Bend and Barton County.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is set to hire an assistant volleyball coach and a developmental lab coordinator when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda are "CBJT Grant Wrap-Up Presentation," "Monitoring Report - End #8 - Strategic Plan," and "Developmental Education Review & Implications."
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will have a pool party in Larned and a movie day in Great Bend this week to encourage girls in Barton, Pawnee and Rush counties to "Sign Up for Scouting."
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about vandals who put paint on the Pawnee Rock water tower this past week. Great Bend Police Cheif Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said someone vandalized the tower sometime between 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and 8 a.m. on Sunday. The cost of repairs is $1,000.
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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