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BCC announces auditions for musical ‘The Last Five Years’

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.

March 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Vehicular burglary suspect arrested

The Great Bend Police Department arrested a man who was allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a vehicle Sunday night.

March 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Barton County Producer's meeting

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.

March 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

USD 428 Kindergarten Roundup

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.

March 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Holy Family School will be closed Monday for funeral

There will be no school at Holy Family on Monday, so that students and staff may attend the funeral of music instructor Connie Schneweis.

March 03, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Great Bend man dies after head-on collision in North Dakota

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.

March 03, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Huelskamp seeking applications for service academies

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.

March 03, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Rosewood Ranch on RFD-TV; segment available on website

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, on the homepage of the Rosewood Services website.

March 03, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Deines Cultural Center features 'Young at Art'

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.

February 29, 2012 | | Area Briefs

BCC to offer citizenship classes in Great Bend

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.

February 29, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Microsoft Word course offered to Silver Cougar Club

Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about Microsoft Word with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 7 through April 11, at the Great Bend One Stop Center, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.

February 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Silver Cougar Club offers ‘Native People of Kansas’ class

Barton Community College history instructor Linda McCaffery will teach a course about the Native Americans who inhabited Kansas, beginning with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The class, "Native People of Kansas," will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 6 through May 1, in room F-30, the seminar room of Barton's Fine Arts Building.

February 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Wheels stolen from Jeep

Sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. on Feb. 18, the wheels and tires were stolen off a 1980 Jeep CJ 7 Renegade parked at 2107 Madison St. in Great Bend. A yellow, 6-foot recovery strap was also stolen. Loss was $1,620.

February 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Social Networking program offered

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Social Networking: Making the Connections," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Social networking websites have increased in popularity over the last several years. For many members of the younger generation, social networks are the main way they communicate with others, sponsors said. This presentation will cover the difference in the way generations communicate, the history of social networking and how social networking sites work today. Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will be ...

February 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Presbyterian Women to hold rummage sale

Presbyterian Women of Great Bend will hold their annual Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the church Fellowship Hall at 24th and Washington. Funds raised by the rummage sale are contributed by Presbyterian Women to local charities and service organizations as well as to national and world-wide missions. A wide variety of minimally priced useful items in good condition will be for sale, spokesman Carol Woodmansee said.

February 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs

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