A free Stop 'N Learn program titled "Spring Flowers" will be offered at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Jerry Esfeld will talk about a variety of perennials and annuals available to plant in flower gardens this year. Topics will include selecting the perfect flowers, fertilizing, mulching and care, plus a question-and-answer time.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will continue its discussion on youth baseball and softball rules Monday. The board will meet at 4 p.m. at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. It is expected to vote on any rule changes for this summer's ball teams. Health insurance and workers compensation insurance are also listed as action items on the meeting agenda, along with an item labeled, "Imagination Playground."
Barton Community College will celebrate Poetry month through April by offering community members a chance to share original poetry or to recite others poetry at live reading sessions from 12:15-12:45 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24 in the Student Union as well as an opportunity to upload their own poetry to Barton's website.
Between 11 p.m. on March 28 and 2:51 a.m. on March 29, 11 mailboxes were destroyed. Five were at apartments at 2314 31st St., and six more were in the 2000 block of 32nd St. in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said each box was valued at $50, for a total loss of $550. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.
The Barton Community College Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Shafer Art Gallery. The theme for the concert is "Military Music for Orchestra" featuring works by Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Other orchestral works include Mozart's "Symphony No. 15 in G Major" and an adaptation of Vivaldi's "Double Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor." Admission is free. A reception will follow the performance.
The Central Kansas Community Choir accompanied by the Barton Community College Orchestra will present a concert themed "On Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. The group will perform substantial medleys from popular Broadway titles such as "Les Miserables" and "The Lion King," as well as single selections from "Porgy and Bess," the "Wizard of Oz" and more.
Barton Community College's theater department will host "Kansas Drama" at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Community Room in the Learning Resource Center. Barton theater students will perform "Settling the Kansas Territory" from the "Shared Stories of the Civil War" reader's theater project.
American Red Cross announces the following opportunities for people to donate blood this month: Barton County – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Ellinwood High School, 210 E. Second. Edwards County – 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Edwards County Fair Building, 1305 S. Niles in Kinsley. Ness County – 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Ness City High School, 200 N. Fifth. Pawnee County – 9 a.m. to ...
The next Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Northview Nursery and Landscape, 172 North U.S. 281. There will be coffee, refreshments and door prizes. Jim Vopat is the ambassador in charge, Randy Bahe and Shay Kasselman are greeters.
A metal art sculpture at the Great Bend Sports Complex will be unveiled at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, as a kick-off for the first high school baseball game of the season. The public is invited.
RUSSELL - Entries are arriving at the Deines Cultural Center for the 2013 First Congressional High School Arts Competition. The winning "best of show" artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The presentation of this year's competition is hosted by The Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main in Russell. Art work will be on display only between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Awards will be given in each ...
Michael Pata, 18, Hoisington, received minor injuries Sunday night after rolling a Ford Expedition in the 600 block of NW 20 Ave. Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Pata was driving south at 11:40 p.m. when he was distracted by the use of a cellular phone and ran off the road into the west ditch. He over-corrected his steering and the vehicle re-entered the roadway in a sideways skid, entered the east ditch and rolled one ...
A free program, "Home Modifications for Aging in Place," will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and at 1 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31, 2013, and planning to attend local schools in the fall.
Great Bend Public Library will show two teen movies Great Bend Public Library's Teen Movie series continues with free movies for students in grades 7-12. The movie "Hackers" will be shown at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8. The movie "The First Time" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12. For evening shows, the north door to the library opens at 6:45 p.m. and closes at 7:10. For more information visit greatbendpl.info or ...
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review management staff contracts and administrative contracts during the next board study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. They will vote on renewals at the next business meeting.
A Great Bend man was allegedly battered by four other people, Saturday night or early Sunday at the Kwik Shop at 24th and Main. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating after viewing a surveillance video of the altercation. Two officials from the Barton County Sheriff's Office, a member of the BCSO Reserves and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer all went to the convenience store around 2:05 a.m. Sunday, but the GBPD eventually took the ...
The Great Bend Middle School Band Department will be having their spring band concerts on Thursday at the Great Bend Middle School gym. The 7th Grade Band the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. The 8th Grade Band and the GBMS Jazz Ensemble concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public. The bands are directed by Kurtis Koch and assisted by Mark DeWald.