VICTORIA - The 29th Annual Herzogfest in Victoria will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, with grounds and vendors opening, along with Fun Cycles & Banana Bikes and free swimming, all at the Victoria City Park and downtown Victoria.
Two dogs will visit the Great Bend Public Library today for a Summer Reading Program activity. Pam Jones, animal control officer from the City of Hays, will bring her therapy dogs Hank and Jacques at 2 p.m. to teach children about dogs.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Alliance Insurance Group, 2120 16th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Ken Schwamborn with greeters John Sullivan and Robert Rugan. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls related to high winds Friday morning.
Heartland Cancer Center Cancer Support Group will hold a "Get Acquainted or Reacquainted" picnic at 6 p.m. on June 21 at Veterans Park west shelter house. If necessary, the picnic will be moved indoors. Newcomers are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Meat, drinks, and plates will be furnished. RSVP by noon on Monday to Dana Foss at 620-793-5811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free developmental screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on June 24 at 1312 Patton Road in Great Bend. Sponsored by Sunflower Early Education, the screenings are available for children birth through 2 years of age. For more information or a screening appointment, call 800-692-4087 or 620-792-4087.
Barton County Extension Agent will present a program titled "Water with Lemon," at 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Krug will talk about "eight eating habits that will change your life," in this informative program sponsored by the Recreation Commission.
The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held this Sunday, June 19 at 820 N. Main in Russell.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees could fill a vacant coaching position when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. The agenda includes action on a recommendation to hire a head women's soccer coach and a custodian.
The Barton County Young Professionals group will gather for casual sand volleyball at 7 p.m. Thursday, on the south side of Veterans Memorial Park. There is no need to form teams ahead of time and significant others/friends are welcome.
Officers were dispatched to the bar at 206 North U.S. 281 at 1:28 a.m. Saturday, after a fight between two women turned into a brawl involving up to 40 people.
McCRACKEN - The traveling exhibit Cowboys, Combines, and Small Towns of Frontier Photographer F.M. Steele opens July 1 at the McCracken Public Library.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will discuss capital outlay goals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also talk about the time line for working on next year's budget, and will schedule a budget work session.
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will serve pizza at its monthly potluck dinner, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning to attend should call Rosy at the center, 792-3906, and let her know by Tuesday morning. There is a small fee for the pizza. Bring a covered dish and your own table service.
RUSSELL COUNTY - A bicyclist was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita from the scene of an accident south of Lucas in Russell County, around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.
Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Aaron's Sales & Lease, 4905 W. 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Cindy Parr and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Late registration is still available for the second annual Wild Goose Chase 5K/3K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Bottoms. Registration and check in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, northeast of Great Bend.
Smoke from a large grass fire burning north of Interstate 70 on Monday caused a chain reaction accident involving five vehicles, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Kansas historian Leo Oliva will present the program, "What Did They Eat on the Santa Fe Trail?" when the Barton County Historical Society hosts a joint meeting with the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association next week. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Ray Schulz Research Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281 (Main Street) in Great Bend.
A dinner and raffle fundraiser for Kadin White medical expenses will be held at 6 p.m. on May 17 at the Ellinwood American Legion. Free will donations will be taken for the dinner. Raffle tickets are $10 or five for $40. To donate for raffle tickets message Roch Miller II at 620-786-0405; Ryan Wirtz at 620-617-1355; Shannon Peterson at 620-639-5919; Joe Vinduska at 785-393-4882; or call Toyia Roblyer at 620-796-2133.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include prgram changes at Great Bend Middle School; approval of administrator retirement and licensed teacher resignatioins; and supplement salary committee recommendations. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.
Barton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Great Bend man Monday after a burglary in progress was report at 9:18 in the 200 block of Bermuda Drive, just southwest of Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the resident at that location advised that a person was breaking in and officers were needed.
Individuals from Greensburg and Woodston died and two people from Garfield sustained possible injury Friday when two pickups collided in Ellis County.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans affairs mobile office will be visit Great Bend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. It will be located in the Walmart parking lot.
The Heartland Center for Spirituality is offering an overnight bird watching tour in the Great Bend and Cheyenne Bottoms wetland area, May 9-10.
Great Bend Knights of Columbus is selling tickets to a chicken fried chicken dinner to raise money for repaving the Columbus Club parking lot. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the K of C Hall, 723 Main.
MACKSVILLE - The Fifth Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally will be held May 3-4 at City Park in Macksville. The event starts at noon Saturday and continues until noon the following day. Food vendors will be available for lunch and supper, and camping in the park is free, according to Macksville residents Don and Rhea Overbey with Oberbey Ministries.
Members of Rosewood Miracle Workers, a Kiwanis Aktion Club at Rosewood Services, will be selling peanuts from 10 a.m. to about 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. They will be in front of the Walmart Supercenter at both entrances. The club is also selling trail mix. It is available at the Rosewood Gallery.
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.