The Big Bend Bike Rally Poker Run, sponsored by Bikers of Central Kansas, will be held on Sunday. The run will begin at 10 a.m. with the last bike in at 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per hand or $25 for three hands. After drawing the first card, poker run participants will leave the Great Bend Expo Complex and enjoy a scenic ride around beautiful Lake Wilson heading to the K-18 Cafe. From the K-18 Cafe, riders will travel west on Highway 18 to Highway 281, where they will head south to the Fossil Fueling Station in Russell ...
Bob Parrish will present "Great Bend - The First Hundred Years. Fiction and Facts from Bob's Almanac," during the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Detective Rick Popp from the Barton County Sheriff's Office will talk about crime prevention and safety at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host this free program.
Barton Community College's Performing Arts Departments have announced auditions for the college's spring musical, "L'il Abner," based on the book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and the characters created by Al Capp.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Corner Bistro, 407 McKinley, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Connie Oetken and Brett Middleton. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Central Kansas Association for The Visually Impaired's annual Craft/Food Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Convent auditorium, 3600 Broadway, with easy access north of the Convent off 17th St. Baked goods, crafts, and new and used items will be available for purchase.
Barton Community College, with the help of Command Spanish Inc., is working to bridge the communication gap between English- and Spanish-speaking individuals with a month of workshops titled Command Spanish for the Community.
Heartland Center Touched by Cancer group will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. Guest speaker Betty Keenan's topic will be "Always changing Medicare." She will discuss new deadlines and other information.
HAYS - Thousands of model trains will be available to look at and buy at the fourth annual Western Kansas Train Show , Sept. 24-25 at the Ellis County Fairgrounds, 1344 Fairgrounds Road, in Hays.
The Great Bend High School newspaper, Panther Tales, is now available for online viewing at www.greatbendhighpanthers.net, Panther Tales link. Archived 2010-2011 issues are also available at the same location.
'Potato Bar Season" will begin Sept. l8, at the Walnut Valley Senior Center in Rush Center. Beginning 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., slow baked potatoes, a large variety of salads and desserts to select from and coffee or tea are served. Planned dates are Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 13; Dec. 18; Jan. 15; Feb. 19; March 25; April 15; and May 20. The public is welcome. The proceeds help to maintain the former grade school building for use by the community.
The Great Bend High School Booster Club will hold a Tailgate from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, north of the Panther Athletic Center. Costs is $5 for a hambuger and brats dinner. The public is welcome.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, Inc., 8823 4th Street (plant location), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Connie Oetken with greeters Jill Fitzsimmons and Mark Judd. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to act on the five-year Barton Success Plan and on the Barton Yearly College Plan when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Trustee Robert Feldt will also report on the Camp Aldrich Advisory Committee.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include the R.O.S.E. Award, Electronic Communications Policy, the Shady Grove Property, and bond refinancing.
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.
BISON - An American Red Cross Blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Bison Gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be John Sullivan with greeters Steve Swigart and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidates; approval of 2014-15 activities and athletics handbooks; approval of Kansas Association of School Boards membership for 2014-2015; teacher evaluation and student growth measures; state assessment update, proposal and program updates; approval of new District Accountant; approval of 2014 KDOT Walking School Bus Project grant; approval of contribution to Riley Elementary School and gift certificates to Jefferson Elementary School; and approval of licensed teacher resignations and ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will renew GBRC liability insurance and vote on health insurance when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Information items on the agenda include training, a coaches' guide for youth sports and plans for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball and softball tournament coming to Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will present "Flowers Popping Color," a free Stop N' Learn program, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 22.
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
The Hoisington Fire Department spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday extinguishing the remnants of 80 large round bales of hay at 850 NW 50 Ave.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.