A cruelty to animals case was taken after a brown and white Shih Tzu dog was found on 10th St. with two blow gun darts stuck in its fur, around 2:20 p.m. Thursday. Seth Orebaugh with the Golden Belt Humane Society picked up the dog.
Between 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 25 and 2:50 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2010, Bright Horizon-Buddy Program at 4811 10th St. in Great Bend was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports two Acer-brand notebook computers were taken. Loss and damage was $800.
The date of the Barton County Spelling Bee has been moved from Feb. 12 to Feb. 5, and now is back on Feb. 12, a spokesman for the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis said. However, now the location has been moved. The spelling bee will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Great Bend Middle School gymnasium.
A 13-year-old girl reported missing Monday morning is safe at home now, Detective David Bailey of the Great Bend Police Department said. Brianna A. Feist was missing when her parents looked for her Monday morning, and was considered a runaway. Her photo was published in the Great Bend Tribune in hopes that she would safely return, and Monday evening she did. Bailey said the girl turned herself in.
An article in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune concerning the court case of Adam Longoria contained an error. Longoria's next motions hearing is scheduled to take place in March in Barton County District Court. A date for his trial has not yet been set.
A car went off 150 SE 10 Road at approximately 10:50 p.m. Sunday, striking the embankment and rolling onto its top, after the driver swerved to miss a bump. The driver, Jonathan R. Allende, 14, of Great Bend, was taken to Central Kansas Medical Center with undetermined injuries.
Robert Yarmer will present a free program on the history of trade beads, at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Trade beads, made in Czechoslovakia and Italy, were used by early whites to give to the Indians for good will, Yarmer says.
Great Bend Recreation Commission and the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will sponsor a winter middle school dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Admission is $3. Students need to show GBMS students ID's when entering the dance. Snacks will be provided.
Sometime on Jan. 3 or 4, a shed behind the Highland Hotel at 3017 10th St. in Great Bend was burglarized. Stolen were a roto-rooter, sink cable cleaner and a bundle of cables. Loss was $3,800. Police Chief Dean Akings asks anyone with information about this crime or any other crime in Barton County to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College is scheduled to approve hiring of new personnel, including Stephanie Joiner, a candidate for head cheerleading coach, when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include approval of new policy statements on service regions and on strategic planning.