Sometime between 1 p.m. on May 1 and 2 p.m. on May 3, a burglary occurred at a drilling rig owned by Petromark Drilling. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend, said the rig was located near SE 40 Ave. and 150 Road. Copper wiring from a generator to the rig, space heaters and a dog house trailer were damaged. Loss and ...
Randy Smith, director of the Criminal Justice program at Barton Community College, will present a free educational program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Smith will talk about crime scene investigation, home protection and personal safety. The program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755.
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide ice cream and cookies at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at its ice cream social. For more information call the Senior Center, 792-3906.
American Petroleum Institute and Barton County Desk and Derrick Club will have their Annual Scholarship Night, Wednesday, May 18, at The Club of Stoneridge. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. and a steak dinner follows at 7:30 p.m. Following the meal, Dick Schremmer, chairman of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, will speak on KIOGA activities. Desk and Derrick will present its annual scholarship and API will present four $1,000-per-year ...
Great Bend Public Library will begin operating under summers at the end of the month. Effective May 31, the library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays. Regular hours will resume Sept. 6.
For the next two Saturdays, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be selling recycled Memorial Day flowers in the Zarah Mall. This fundraiser for RSVP will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14 and 21, in the area behind the Miss Pretty Pickles store at 1218 Main. People wishing to purchase flower arrangements should enter on the north side of the mall at 1919 Lakin Ave. ...
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Image Total Fitness, 1209 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Jim Vopat and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Senior Center will serve Mexican food for its monthly potluck dinner, set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Participants should bring a covered dish and their own table service. There is a fee for the Mexican food, and those planning to attend should call the Senior Center, 792-3906, and let them know.
The American Red Cross and Great Bend Recreation Commission are offering a Water Safety Instructor Training course.
Panther Band members will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday in the GBHS Gym. The band seniors and their parents will be recognized, as well as all of the band student's achievements during the year.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, will show free movies this week, and will serve free popcorn. The monthly After School Movie will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday. In the movie, Lucy and Edmund Pevenside return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace, where they meet with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Trader. Friday is also Family Flick night. At 7 p.m. ...
Barton Community College has announced enrollment times for its summer 2011 outreach courses. The college's summer bulletin of classes lists all outreach courses and workshops. Bulletins are available at area libraries and high schools. Enrollment for outreach classes in Russell is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Russell High School. Courses include English Composition I (ITV), Introduction to Sociology (ITV), English Composition II and College Algebra. These outreach classes will ...
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, May 7 through June 11. Clinicals will take place at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation. Classroom sessions will be at KansasWorks, 1025 Main. Participants must be Certified Nurse Aides to enroll. Instructor is Mary Boman. Pre-registration is required. Students are required to complete a reading assessment and make pre-payment for the ...
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1024 Main, will have a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, with the band Country Plus. This event is a fundraiser for the ongoing effort to restore and re-light the neon "eagle" signs outside the building. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
Surrendered Family Ministries is sponsoring a free program Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The public is invited to the event, which starts at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. An interdenominational, area-wide choir has been practicing and will lead the singing. The speaker will be Joseph Ametepe with Yesuli International Ministries. A sign-language interpreter will be available.
Upcoming events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 William St., include movies, an author visit and a book club meeting.
Roger Fry, author of "The Chronicles of John Grant," will visit the Great Bend Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to launch his new book. The event will begin with a book reading at 6 p.m. This will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information visit the library's website, greatbendpl.info, or call the library, 792-2409.
At least two fender benders in Great Bend were attributed to icy roads on Monday.
Rich Schaffer from the South West Kansas Area Agency on Aging will present "Are You Smarter Than a Scam Artist" at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session at the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Tuesday, Dec. 10. "Jungle Bell Rock" runs for noon to 1 p.m. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will explain how the "cold-blooded" animals eat, sleep and live. From basking on rocks to hanging from trees, these reptiles can teach humans a thing or two about how they keep warm.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in room F-30, the "Seminar Room" of the Fine Arts Building. Approval of a revitalization interlocal agreement with the city of Claflin is on the agenda. Similar plans have been in place for several years. Other items on the agenda include the 2012-2013 audit report, a Faculty Council presentation and a monitoring report on meeting regional workforce training needs.
American State Bank and Trust Company will sponsor its 9th annual Mitten Tree Project at its six locations through Dec. 15.
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, a trip proposal for the GBHS Dance Line to perform at a bowl game; GBHS Student Council Community Service Project; 2012-2013 Business Audit; approval of Capital Outlay Resolution; first reading of GBHS Program of Studies Book; 5 R's of Accreditation; ACT Data; Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Survey Data; ...
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Get into the Christmas spirit with a meal catered by Delgados and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Members and guest are welcome.
Tickets for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5. They will first be available when the non-profit organization hosts the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 1125 Williams.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 1125 Williams, Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Lana Dietz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.