USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road in Great Bend. Items on the agenda include recognition of USD 428 volunteers; 2012-2013 Boardsmanship Academy Awards; approval of capital outlay resolution; KASB policy revisions; approval to request e-rate funding; approval to continue pursuing details of the Kansas Reading Roadmap Grant; review of Student Outcomes; Riley Elementary School HVAC and GBMS gymnasium updates; 2014-2015 school calendar review; approval of Zinn Memorial contributions; and approval of GBHS Student Council, KAYS and Dance Line Pink Out Night.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about Microsoft Word's advanced features with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 26 –April 2 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room D-107.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Wild Romance," a free Stop 'N Learn session, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will be repeated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Great Bend Senior Center will host a Valentine party from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. A king and queen will be crowned at noon before lunch. The party will start with entertainment by the Park Elementary School music department. Refreshments will be served.
Plans for an open house of the renovated Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Action items on the agenda include approved revisions to the Employee Handbook and waiving the generally accepted accounting practices. There will be information on winter/spring enrollment, and a time line for summer programs. There will also be a report on the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The KCAC website shows Great Bend will host the baseball tournament April 30-May 3.
A Chevy Malibu driven by Dana Noble, 43, of Larned slid off West Barton County Road at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, injuring the driver. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Noble was westbound in the 1200 block when the car hit an icy spot and went 415 feet in the ditch, where it came to rest after striking the embankment of the wash. Great Bend Fire Department ambulance transported her to Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Barton Community College music students will present "Kansas History Snapshot: Music from the Civil War" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Learning Resource. Catered refreshments will be served.
Great Bend Middle School will hold its parent/teacher conferences from 5- 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 12:30 3:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call the office at 620-793-1510 to schedule a conference time.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Up N Rollin Skate Center at 2805 9th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Jim Vopat and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Board of Education meeting called for Wednesday at the Great Bend Middle School gymnasium construction site has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for 11 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Great Bend Public Library is now offering a basic computer class in Spanish, Marketing Director/YA Librarian Jennifer King said.
WICHITA - Alleda M. Hickel, the Claflin woman injured in a two-vehicle accident last Saturday in McPherson County, was in fair condition Tuesday, a spokesman at Wesley Medical Center said.
A Rozel woman was injured Monday after the car she was driving went off a Pawnee County road, two miles south of Rozel on 280th Road.
The Great Bend Evening Lions Club Ham and Bean Supper that was scheduled for this Thursday has been rescheduled. It will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Presbyterian Church, 24th and Washington. Meals are $6, which includes drink and dessert; carry-out available.
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.