The first meeting of a new group, the Barton County Progressives, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Burnside Room of the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Organized by Christina Stein and Marty Keenan, this meeting's speaker will be the Rev. Seth Svaty, a pastor from Sterling and brother of Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty. Afterward there will be a 20-minute talk and discussion.
Santa will be at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, 504 Washington Street at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11. The public is invited to bring children and grandchildren to visit Santa. Holiday treats for all that attend.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend seeks information on a burglary at 1313 Cleveland St., Police Chief Dean Akings said. The residence was burglarized sometime between 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. Taken were jewelry, guns, a flat-screen television, two laptop computers, a Kruggrand (one-ounce gold coin), an iPod and an autographed Chiefs football. Loss was more than $19,600.
The Friendship Meals Christmas dinner will be served at noon Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The menu includes ham and sweet potatoes and the trimmings. Cost of the meal is a suggested contribution of $3 for people over 60 years of age. For people under 60 the meal is $5.
Kim Grossardt will lead a walking tour of the collection of Santas at Santa's Around the World on Wednesday. The tour will start at 1901 Lakin Ave. (next to the Crest Theater) at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $2. Sign up at the Senior Center by Tuesday to reserve a spot on the tour by Tuesday.
Barton Community College will present a student recital at 7:30 tonight in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157. Admission is free.
The Great Bend Public Library's monthly "Free Family Film Night" will feature the third in the series of movies staring Woody and his toy pals. The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Two people were taken to Central Kansas Medical Center on Monday after cars collided on NE 30 Road and NE 10 Ave., three miles north and one mile east of Great Bend.
Central Kansas 9.12 Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in a new location, the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. For more information call 620-797-6202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Program coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick says, "Get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful meal and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group. The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15–12:45 p.m., followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1 p.m."
Join Alicia Westhoff from the Physical Therapy Department at Central Kansas Medical Center, to learn about a new rehabilitation program that is available for people in the community at CKMC and what needs to be done to be able to participate in the program. This informative program will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will hold its annual RSVP Holiday Appreciation Open House from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Great Bend RSVP office, 1026 Main St. This come-and-go event is for all volunteers who have worked throughout the year.
Great Bend Police are investigating several recent theft reports.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees will review a request that the college upgrade its Camp Aldrich facility, when the board holds its monthly study session this week. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building on campus.
Two women were taken to Edwards County Hospital in Kinsley early Saturday after a rollover accident 1.2 miles north of U.S. 50 on 180th Road in Edwards County, the Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the reorganization of the council, election of a council president, an economic development report and a revision to the employee handbook regarding military duty.
The monthly Shine & Show returns this month with an event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Waters True Value, 1649 K-96 in the Westgate Shopping Center. Shine & Show is a free car show presented by Mid-America Mopars.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred the afternoon of March 2, but was not reported.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week, the courthouse video security system and a Fairview Township Board resignation.
Joyce Esfeld will explain the secret to making "The Perfect Pie Crust" in a free program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This is a free Stop 'N Learn Session of the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The Great Bend Area Support Group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.