The Great Bend Public Library will again offer free beginning computer classes.
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College will consider amending the executive limitations of the college president, during a board study session set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 at the Fine Arts Building. Board study sessions are held for planning purposes only and no action is taken.
Great Bend Public Library will show an after-school movie at 3:30 p.m. Friday. In this feature film, a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will have a fall concert on Thursday. The concert will feature the GBMS Jazz Ensemble, 7th Grade Band and the 8th Grade Band. The 7th grade concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the 8th grade concert will start at 8:15 p.m. Both concerts are held in the GBMS gym. Some of the 7th grade band performance selections will be: R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A., Thriller and God Bless America. Some of the 8th grade band selections will be: Don't Stop Believin' and Sweet ...
The program "Medicare Update" will be offered at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Bob Lininger from Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging will give the latest updates to the Medicare and prescription drug plans for the year 2011. He also will show how passage of the Affordable Care Act has already affected Medicare beneficiaries and changed prescription drug plans. Information on where and how to enroll or change plans will also be provided.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th St. invites the community to experience trick or treating from the safety of the church parking lot. Kids are invited to come dressed in their Halloween costume as the youth group passes out candy from the backs of their decorated vehicles from 2-4 p.m. today in the church's south parking lot.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Tree Diseases and Insects," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Jim Strine, district forester with the Kansas Forest Service, will talk about the current and anticipated insect and disease problems facing trees in the Great Bend area.
Great Bend Police Officer Andrew Holinde was arrested early Thursday after an alleged domestic incident. A woman was also arrested, according to reports.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include textbook/resources adoptions and the purchase of a used pickup. GBMS Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
The Great Bend Board of Realtors will meet at noon Thursday at Stoneridge to formally elect officers and approve the 2011 Budget
The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the parking lot of the Willy J's bar at 12:34 a.m. Saturday, for the first of multiple reports that vehicles had been broken into. Items that were eventually reported stolen included two car stereos and a jacket.
A house fire at 178 SE 1 Ave. in Barton County was reported by a neighbor at 8:14 p.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived to find flames showing on the south side by the fireplace of the single-story house. There was heavy smoke coming from the soffit and attic vents.
The Great Bend Police Department received reports of burglaries over the weekend:
Pastor Duane and Sue Kershner from Roca Blanca Mission Base, Mexico, will be ministering at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today at Faith Community Church. In 1990, the Kershners left central Kansas to establish the Roca Blanca Mission Base in the State of Oaxaca located in the southern part of Mexico. Mission statistics show the state of Oaxaca has the greatest concentration of unreached people groups in all the Americas: sixteen major tribes with 155 dialects. For centuries the rugged Sierra Madre Mountains and coastal regions of Oaxaca have been dominated by idolatry, witchcraft, poverty and disease ...
Pumpkin Bash 2010 is going on now at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. Activities include a pumpkin decorating contest and a scavenger hunt.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend Middle School, 1919 Harrison. Items on the agenda include Riley Elementary School HVAC project bids; calendar development; and approval of licensed personnel retirements and licensed personnel resignations. Great Bend Middle School Principal David Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Riley.