Jean Aycok with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center will present "The Plight of Prairie Dogs" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. These free one-hour Stop 'N Learn sessions are hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Ken Schwamborn and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The local Habitat for Humanity will hold auditions this month for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
A Hoisington woman was taken to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington after the car she was driving hit a deer at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 281, eight miles north of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Kristin Marie Roat, 25, was driving a 2011 Kia and was wearing a seat belt. The Barton County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene and noted the car sustained heavy front-end damage and air bags deployed.
Gabrial Mittel was bicycling when he was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, he told police Thursday afternoon. According to Great Bend Police Department call log, he was westbound on an unknown street sometime Wednesday when the accident occurred. He went to the hospital where he was treated for minor head injuries and released.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will change from its regular schedule for the next two months, spokesman Dana Foss said.
Royal Family Kids Camp is having a chili and soup lunch from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3, at First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend. A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit this camp for children ages 6-12 who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect.
River of Life to hold Men's Breakfast Great Bend's River of Life Church, 1219 Main, will hold a men's breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The Rev. David LeRoy said all men are invited. Eternity Focus will be at River of Life Church for the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 3. Priests meet at Heartland Center Thirty-seven priests from the Salina Diocese and 10 priests from the Dodge City Diocese met Oct. 28 ...
Nancy Clark, Salina, will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time beings at 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9:30.
Barton County residents will have two opportunities to donate blood to the American Red Cross in November. Donations will be accepted from 1:30-5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E. Williamson in Claflin, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. in Great Bend.
The Shafer Art Gallery will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, until Sunday, Nov. 24 in preparation of its holiday exhibit. The gallery will reopen Nov. 24 from 1-5 p.m. with the Festival of Trees exhibit as well as the Jacob's Ladder exhibit featuring ornate quilts from the National Quilt Museum. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held two weeks later on Dec. 8.
A Claflin man escaped injury in a deer-pickup collision Wednesday morning, but an Ellsworth woman was injured when the deer went airborne and struck the car she was driving, six miles west of Claflin on K-4.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Healthcare Center, 1400 Polk (at the corner of Polk & Broadway), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Cindy Parr and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the reported theft of 1,600 gallons of diesel fuel from a tanker car on a K and O Railroad train.
Lightning struck a house Monday night at 237 SE 40 Road, following the cable TV line into the house. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said firefighters were dispatched to the rural home at 10:59 p.m., but there was no fire.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
Barton Community College will hold auditions for its spring musical "Sweet Charity," at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.