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.
A burglary that occurred at NCRA in Great Bend sometime between 3 p.m. on May 27 and 6:30 p.m. on June 3 resulted in more than $2,400 in property loss and damage. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said someone broke into a new truck, stealing the stereo, steering column, wire harness and ignition.
Great Bend Police are investigating a reported aggravated assault that allegedly occurred at 1:15 p.m. Monday, outside J&L Coins & Jewelry, 1203 Main.
A Barton County Sheriff's Officer was attempting to stop a vehicle on South U.S. 281 at SE 20 Road at 12:33 p.m. Saturday. A known person ran from the vehicle before being stopped, but officers weren't sure whether he was the driver. While checking in the vehicle for a registered owner, the officer found suspected methamphetamine and property that may have been stolen.
Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp will attend the Prairiesta festivities in Russell on Saturday, as he continues his plan to visit all 69 counties in the Big 1st District this year. To date, Congressman Huelskamp has hosted more than 50 town hall visits.
Mary Jo Cunningham will have samples of Irish Belleek China on display for an informative program on the topic, at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This free program is sponsored by the Recreation Commission.
Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings reports there have been several vehicular burglaries in recent days.
A Great Bend man and two children were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Tuesday after a one-vehicle accident in the 300 block of NE 10 Ave. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Ricky Jo Staab, 42, was driving a Mazda 929 and swerved to miss a deer around 8:20 a.m. The car went out of control and struck a utility pole.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend will hold their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180 northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.
Local history buff Robert Yarmer will speak at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. His free informative program, "Tramps in the Late 1800s," is sponsored by the Recreation Commission. Toward the end of the 19th Century tramps came in with the railroads and provided challenges for each community, Yarmer says.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on July 21, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a report on the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, report on volunteer recruitment from the Barton County Health Department, discussion on Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10 – Oil & Hazardous Materials of the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and a report on exercise activities from Barton County Emergency Management.
The First Church of the Nazarene's children's ministries will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bend Appliance and Furniture Store parking lot, 2301 10th St. Lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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