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USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School library. Items on the agenda include updated information on the sale of the Shady Grove property, presentation of the 2010-2011 business audit, projected roofing plan/invitation to bid, approval of quote for replacement doors at Lincoln Elementary, presentation of district's three year technology plan, and fund raising policy for USD 428.

December 11, 2011 | | Area Briefs

GBRC to host photography program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Macro Photography" at noon Tuesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Eric Giesing, Kansas Wetlands Education Center/Fort Hays State University educator, will be the presenter for this one-hour program.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs

BCC trustees to act on vehicle bids Tuesday

In a change of its regular meeting date, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will conduct business at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board will be voting on vehicle replacement bids, a change in the Military Certificate program offered at the college, and personnel. Charles Perkins will present information from the National Center for Education Statistics.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Recreation commission may change rental fees

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will vote on revising its rental fees and guidelines when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Elderly bear at Brit Spaugh Zoo dies

An elderly female grizzly bear at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo was put to sleep last week, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.

December 10, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Barton County Historical Society hosts "Ghosts of Christmas Past"

"Ghosts of Christmas Past" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Barton County Historical Museum and Village, just over the river bridge. No admission will be charged, everyone is encouraged to attend.

December 08, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Semitrailer, van collide

Ambulances were dispatched after a semitrailer loaded with bricks collided with a minivan in the 400 block of North Washington Ave. on Tuesday, but both drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.

December 07, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Pumping unit parts stolen

Oilfiled pumping unit parts were stolen from a lease field at NE 10 Road and NE 40 Ave., and a trailer with a broken wheel was found nearby.

December 06, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Erin Powers and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

December 06, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Hutch man flown to Wichita after rollover in Barton County

A Hutchinson man was flown to a Wichita hospital Monday morning after a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 56, four miles east of Great Bend.

December 05, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Thieves hit storage sheds

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about recent thefts from storage sheds. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings reports that between Nov. 11 and 23, a storage shed at 708 Jefferson St. was broken into and loss was in excess of $2,500. Items reportedly stolen included four 18-inch tires and wheels for a GMC Yukon, Nascar items, oil, filters, a double-texture brush and a Delta-brand kitchen faucet.

December 05, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Board of Education Special Meeting

USD #428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Library, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include Superintendent's Evaluation/Executive Session.

December 04, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Library will accept food for fines

Great Bend Public Library will accept food donations in place of overdue book fines, library spokesman Jennifer King said.

December 04, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Ticket sales start Monday for ‘Barton County’s Got Talent’

Ticket sales start Monday for Habitat for Humanity's "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater on Saturday, Jan. 21. The non-profit organization has hopes for selling out the Grace Community Church sanctuary and raising at least $10,000 through a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships from local businesses, and freewill donations at the event.

December 04, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Boley to talk about WWII's 'Planeview'

Local history enthusiast Joe Boley will present "Planeview, the Miracle City," at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

December 04, 2011 | | Area Briefs

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