The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will set the time line for next year's budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Use the parking lot west of the hospital.
LORRAINE -- A Lorraine man was injured Saturday in a one vehicle accident in Ellsworth County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident happened shortly before 8 p.m. at Ave. V and 10th Road, just south of the city of Lorraine. Christopher Scott Chamberlain, 26, was northbound on 10th Road, attempting to turn left or west onto Ave. V. Chamberlain said the rear wheels of the Chevy S-10 pickup he was driving locked up, sliding him into the ditch.
The jury trial for LaVeta D. Miller that was scheduled to start this month has been rescheduled for Aug. 18-22 in Barton County District Court. The trial had been scheduled for June 23-27, but the prosecution requested the new date because a witness was unavailable.
Robin Lee Branson, serving two life sentences for 1982 murders committed during liquor store robberies in Great Bend, has been denied parole. Branson was eligible for a hearing before the Kansas Prisoner Review Board in May, and public comments were accepted in April.
The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a federal program that will provide $30 in checks for income-qualifying seniors age 60 and older, to purchase locally grown fresh vegetables and herbs, fruits and honey.
Property loss from a recent vandalism spree in Great Bend will exceed $2,800, according to information from Crime Stoppers.
The 12th annual Firefighters for MDA Run and Fun Walk will take place Saturday, June 7, at Great Bend Fire Station No. 1, 1205 Williams St. Registration opens at 7 a.m.; 5K and 10K runs are at 8 a.m. and the 1.8-mile Fun Walk starts at 8:15 a.m.
Barton County Arts Council will hold its annual meeting of voting members at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, in the Ray Schulz Research Library of the Barton County Historical Society, 85 South U.S. 281, Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission wants to help dads start off the summer with a golf outing with their kids. GBRC's Golf Outing with Dad event is for children ages 8-16 years of age accompanied by an adult. The outing will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the StoneRidge Golf Course.
Great Bend's Wetlands aquatic center is open daily, but Family Swim Nights do not start until Tuesday, June 3. This popular attraction is a great way to get the family in to swim after work hours and get a discounted rate, City Parks Director Terry Hoff said. Admission on Family Swim Nights is $2 per person and this takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a safe and guns from a Great Bend residence on May 23.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by TLC Pet Setters at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Karmi Green with greeters Cindy Parr and Regan Ochs. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Someone broke the back window on a vehicle at 5305 Broadway, it was reported Saturday. It was the first of several such incidents reported to the Great Bend Police Department.
Kevin M. King, 31, Great Bend, was flown from Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington to a Wichita hospital via Eagle Med air ambulance following a one-vehicle rollover around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on East K-4 and NE 80 Ave. in Barton County. A Via Christi Medical Center spokesman said he was in good condition late Tuesday morning.
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 Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
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.
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