Barton Community College early childhood education students will lead activities for children participating in the observance of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week Nov. 16 at the Great Bend Public Library. The college and the State Library of Kansas are co-sponsoring the event set from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the library, 1409 Williams. This year, Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week focuses on food, nutrition and where food comes ...
Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau will have an All You Can Eat Pancakes/Sausage Fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the college's Technical Building CNH Lab, T-186. Tickets are on sale now for $6 and will also be sold at the door. Children 5 and younger can eat free. Tickets can be purchased from any Barton County Collegiate Farm Bureau member or from Luanne Fry, 792-9255, Technical Building, T-198. <p ...
"Time Management: Time Is Life - Make the Most of It" is the focus of Barton Community College's Continuing Nursing Education set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the college's Fine Arts Building Seminar Room, F-30. Speaker will be Jenni Reling, M.S., B.S.
Commission on Aging, Barton County Farm Bureau and the Recreation Commission are sponsoring a Defensive Driving Class from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 15-16, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The class is taught by Steve Billinger, an officer of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Most insurance companies will lower premiums for participants that receive certificates at the end of the class, sponsors said. For more information or ...
A Veterans Affairs service officer will be at Great Bend's VFW hall, 504 Washington St., on Saturday, to help veterans and their families with Veterans Affairs claims. The representative will be available starting at 9 a.m. This is a drop-in service; no appointment necessary.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Heart of Kansas Family Health Care at the Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Erin Powers and Kala Steffan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
USD #428 will meet at 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Board of Education, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include notifications of Title VI B and Early Childhood Flow-through budget application, Kansas assessments update, roofing update, door and window replacements and teacher evaluation committee update.
The Olmitz Knights of Columbus will hold their annual soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. The meal includes three different homemade soups and homemade pies. A raffle with items from area business will also be held. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Rec Board to meet Monday The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Items on the agenda include information about winter activities, holiday hours and the Kansas Recreation and Parks Association's state conference in February. GBRC forming fall exercise classes The Great ...
Senior Center to hold Thanksgiving potluck dinner Join your friends at the Senior Center for turkey and dressing at the Potluck Dinner, Monday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center by noon Monday, if you are going to attend. There is a small fee for the turkey and dressing. Bring a covered dish and your own table service. There will be entertainment after dinner. <p ...
Kansas Driver License Exam offices in the western half of the state will be closed today for in-service training, the Department of Revenue announced. Offices in the eastern half of the state were closed Wednesday. Area offices closed today, Nov. 4, include those at Great Bend and Russell.
Elevator repairs are completed at the Great Bend Public Library, allowing for the return of the popular free film nights, said Terri Hurley, public relations director. Family Film Night will feature Roddy, a decidedly upper-crust "society mouse" who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has a few openings left for its Discovering Music and Fun program. This program meets from 9-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 4 through Dec. 16, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
A representative will be at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, to give legal advice to senior citizens 60 years of age and older.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Catholic Social Service, 2201 16th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Rebecca Ford with greeters Nancy Sundahl and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will also switch to summer hours on May 28. It will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.
WICHITA - Donors who present to give blood between May 23 and 31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, the American Red Cross announced. In addition, their donations will honor those who gave their life for our country and support those in need of care. The Red Cross serves about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country, including many Veterans Affairs medical centers.
The Panther Paw Restaurant staff and management at Great Bend High School have produced a cookbook containing recipes of dishes served throughout the school year.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Arts Council, 1401 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and Jim Vopat. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 has partnered with Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory. Post cards, phone calls and e-mails may be forthcoming this summer. This is a reputable company that the district has worked with for the past 20 years.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, Commission on Aging and Barton County Farm Bureau will host a defensive driving course next week at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Classes run from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21.
History buff Joe Boley will give a program on greyhound racing at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Boley's free program explains how Great Bend is part of greyhound racing history.
A riding lawn mower stolen from Lang Diesel Inc. in rural Ellinwood was too heavy for two people to push up onto a trailer, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said the mower was stolen from 15 SE 90 Ave. sometime between 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and 8 a.m. on Friday.
The Parkinson's Support Group will not have a meeting this month. Sponsors of this new group have decided to meet every other month, so the next meeting will be June 25. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October and December).
PAWNEE ROCK - An abandoned mobile home in Pawnee Rock was destroyed by fire Monday, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The fire at 128 Rock St. was reported around 11:15 a.m. Great Bend Fire Department was called to assist the Pawnee Rock Fire Department, GBFD Chief Mike Napolitano said when they arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. "The fire is suspicious in nature and the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office was called," Bellendir said. ...
Great Bend Public Library will show "Annie" at the next Teen Movie Monday, 4 p.m. on May 20. The free movie is open to all students in grades 7-12. The library will have another free computer class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. The class will explain Goodreads, the largest world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
An art exhibit featuring paintings by Rhea Grandon is on display at the Great Bend Public Library through May 25.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape report. On Friday morning, a woman came to St. Rose Urgent Care and said she had been raped two days earlier. She said a man in a vehicle asked for directions then attacked her on a dirt road near the college (in the 100 block of SE 20 Ave. and NE 10 Road).
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton road. Items on the agenda include approval of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; options for replacement of current HVAC system at Riley Elementary School; approval of FBLA trip to Anaheim, Calif. for national competition; approval to alter summer hours at the District Education Center; approval of sign purchase by Lincoln School PTO; approval to renew ...
A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.