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 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.
A suspect kicked in the back door of an occupied home in Great Bend and removed guns and money, according to information from Crime Stoppers. The nonprofit organization is seeking information about an aggravated burglary that occurred at 5221 Eisenhower on Friday, June 27. Great Bend Police were dispatched to the residence at 7:51 that morning.
The Great Bend Police were summoned to 14 Third St. at 8:06 p.m. Friday after a man reportedly pulled out a shotgun and pointed it at several people. Victor Valencia, Great Bend, was arrested and booked into the Barton County Jail on an aggravated assault charge. He was released Saturday after posting a $20,000 surety bond.
A tuition increase is on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include athletic insurance; property, liability and work comp insurance; personnel; and a report on construction of the new residence hall.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Angels Care Home Health at the Chamber Boardroom, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters AJ Chrest and Ronda Sjogren. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.