The Great Bend Police Department plans to test tornado sirens at noon on Monday, March 12, Lt. Bill Browne said.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of items from a storage shed in Great Bend earlier this year. Police Chief Dean Akings said the shed at 800 Washington St. No. 54 was last visited on Jan. 20. The items were stolen sometime between that date and Feb. 20, when it was discovered that the padlock was missing.
A blown out tire and the wind each played a factor in a fire that occurred Tuesday evening southeast of Great Bend.
Larry Rowlison, Veterans of Foreign Wars State Service Officer of the Department of Kansas will be at the VFW Post 3111 at 9 a.m. on Saturday to help all veterans with VA claims. For an appointment call Frosty Bodine at 620-617-2160 or the VFW Post at 792-2754.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by TNT Renovations, 716 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jill Fitzsimmons with greeters Brian Harrison and Marty Steinert. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Theater Department will have auditions for its upcoming production of the musical, "The Last Five Years," from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Great Bend Police Department arrested a man who was allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a vehicle Sunday night.
The Barton County Producer's meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Wetlands Education Center on Highway 156 by Cheyenne Bottoms. Landowners who have CRP land expiring on Sept. 30 or land that may be eligible for CRP should plan to attend.
Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31, 2012, and planning to attend local schools in the fall.
There will be no school at Holy Family on Monday, so that students and staff may attend the funeral of music instructor Connie Schneweis.
BELFIELD, N.D. - A 22-year-old Great Bend man died Friday, as the result of a motor vehicle accident north of Belfield, N.D. Three other people were injured, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
DODGE CITY - The Office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp is accepting applications from young men and women aged 17-22 seeking nomination to four of the five U.S. Service Academies: The United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Rosewood Ranch will receive nationally televised coverage when it appears on RFD-TV on Wednesday, March 7 in the show America's Heartland . Rosewood's segment is also available for viewing online at rosewoodservices.com, on the homepage of the Rosewood Services website.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center is featuring "Young at Art," an exhibit of art in a variety of media by students attending USD 407 schools. The art is from students at Simpson and Bickerdyke Elementary Schools, Ruppenthal Middle School and Russell High School.
Barton Community College will offer citizenship classes from 10 a.m. to noon and a night class session from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 6 through May 10, at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend.
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.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.