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Correction

On June 1 the Great Bend Tribune published a story about a 9-year-old boy being hit by a hit-and-run vehicle at 6:40 p.m. on May 27. The Tribune reported that the boy was mowing, which was an error. He had finished mowing and was pushing the mower when a car driven by Tabatha Bomgardner, 25, of Great Bend turned the corner at 12th and Harrison, running over the mower and injuring the boy.

July 01, 2011 | | Area Briefs


GBHS season football ticket renewal going out

Renewal notices for Great Bend High School reserved season football tickets have been e-mailed to current ticket holders. The GBHS Activities Office asks holders to watch for this e-mail, which includes instructions for renewal. Current ticket holders who have not received a notice may e-mail Lana Wolf at lana.wolf@usd428.net and the information will be forwarded to you, or phone the Activities Office at 793-1560.

July 01, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Still time to sign up for summer programs

There are a few openings in the July 7 Kansas Wetlands Education Center "Dancing Dragonflies" morning program for kids ages 4 to 7. The program runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Center. Call KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 by July 1 to register for the program or for more information.

June 29, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Area briefs for June 29, 2011

BCC closes for Fourth of July

June 28, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Wheatland Electric, 2300 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Julie Smith and Karmi Green. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

June 28, 2011 | | Area Briefs


St. John Sunday Jams on hiatus for summer

ST. JOHN - The St. John Sunday Jam, an open jam session for area music lovers, is on summer break and will not be meeting this Sunday. The event, which used to be called Radium City Limits until the venue changed, meets on the first Sunday of every month, October through June, in a building located in the St. John town square.

June 27, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Fire damages Great Bend home

A fire at 3400 Lakin Ave. caused an estimated $12,000 in damage, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

June 27, 2011 | Susan Thacker | Area Briefs


USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of end-of-year budget expenditures, transfers and balances and the 2011-2012 budget update.

June 24, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Enrollment open for Barton's Skype summer workshop

Barton Community College will offer a summer workshop for Skype from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the Technical Building, T-117. To enroll in this workshop, contact Janet Kirmer, 620-792-9294 or 1-866-813-2460.

June 23, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Clapsaddle to bring artifact trunk to historical society

Barton County Historical Society will host its June meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Admission to the Historical Society museum will be free and the public is invited to hear about the Pawnee Tribe in Kansas, presented by David Clapsaddle Ph.D.

June 23, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Victoria Herzogfest planned

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.

June 23, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Dogs, British tea activities happening this week at library

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.

June 21, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

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.

June 21, 2011 | | Area Briefs


High winds cause damage

The Barton County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls related to high winds Friday morning.

June 20, 2011 | By Tribune staff | Area Briefs


Heartland Cancer Center Cancer Support Group to hold “Get Acquainted or Reacquainted” picnic

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 danafoss57@yahoo.com.

June 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs


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