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Motorcycle goes off U.S. 281 in construction area

Michael W. Cavender, 61, Great Bend, was injured Monday afternoon when he laid down a 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in road construction on U.S. 281.

October 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs

BCC trustees to hold retreat

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a retreat on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room A-113 of the Administration Building on the Barton campus. The retreat will be led by Dr. Marie Kane, retreat consultant from the Association of Community College Trustees. Topics for discussion will include building community relationships, communications, approaches to presidential evaluation, and the Higher Learning Center's Academic Quality Improvement Program system appraisal feedback.

October 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Crime Stoppers seeks info on trailer theft

A stolen trailer and all terrain vehicle were recovered, but Crime Stoppers would still like information about the theft, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. At 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, a witness spotted a white extended cab pickup pulling a trailer northbound on SW 40 Road near the airport. When the witness arrived at 9025 4th street in Great Bend, he noticed a trailer and a red Arctic Cat four-wheeler were missing. Loss was estimated at $7,275.00.

October 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of GBHS class scheduling; update on Dance Line trip fund-raising; GBHS vocal music information regarding proposed trip of A Capella Choir to Washington, DC; approval of copier agreements; project updates on GBMS gymnasium construction and GBHS gym bleachers; 2012-2013 student enrollment; and update on Pioneer League membership request.

October 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Car overturns on I-70

A woman and child from Denver, Colo., were injured Friday morning on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County when a car overturned. The accident occurred at 10:34 a.m., approximately 22 miles east of Russell.

October 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Stolen trailer and four-wheeler recovered

A Great Bend resident reported seeing someone in a white pickup steal a trailer and an all terrain vehicle Thursday night from his residence, 9025 Fourth St. Sometime after 11:30 p.m., the truck was seen traveling on west U.S. 56 and SW 50 Ave., pulling the trailer that carried the four-wheeler. The suspect unhooked the trailer from the truck and ditched the stolen property in the 300 block of SW 10 Road.

October 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Masonic Lodge to hold Pancake Sausage Feed

The Masonic Lodge will hold a Pancake Sausage Feed on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 1917 17th. Cost is $5 for all you can eat. Proceeds help fund the Masonic High School Scholarship program.

October 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​American Legion Auxiliary benefit soup supper set for Monday

Great Bend's American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper on Monday, Oct. 8, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave. Cost is $6 for all you can eat soup, and dessert. Proceeds benefit American Legion veteran programs, including Military Moms and Fort Dodge Soldiers Home.

October 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Prince of Peace Altar Society to hold Kolache Take and Bake next week

Prince of Peace Altar Society will hold a Kolache Bake and Take starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. Apple, apricot, cherry, peach and poppy seed kolaches will be available.

October 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Memory Makers scrapbook group offers ‘Croptoberbest’ at First Baptist Church

ELLINWOOD - Memory Makers of First Baptist Church, 503A SE 110 Ave., Ellinwood, will host its annual fall "Croptoberfest" scrapbook crop night on Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Everyone brings a snack, so there is always lots of food, said Pam Hendricks, administrative assistant at First Baptist Church.

October 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​St. Mark Lutheran announces soup lunch

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will hold its annual Soup Lunch on Sunday, Oct. 14. The menu includes homemade taco soup or chicken noodle with butterball soup, and homemade dessert. Serving will be in the Church Fellowship Hall at 21st & Jackson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available.

October 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

GBRC program "Heart Health"

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free program at the Senior Center (2005 Kansas Ave.) titled, "Heart Health" at 1 p.m. on Friday. Join Dr. Gerasimos Stavens, Cardiologist, as he presents a program on heart health. For more information call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail at

October 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Barton Arts Department hosts Sneak Preview Concert

The Barton Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

October 01, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Forester to talk about drought and trees

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Tree Diseases and Insects," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. District Forester Jim Strine with the Kansas Forest Service will talk about the current dry conditions and anticipated insect and disease problems facing trees in the Great Bend area.

October 01, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Man injured in oilfield

Aaron Owen, 27, was flown to a Wichita hospital via air ambulance after an oilfield accident Monday morning. Owen was working at an oilwell pulling unit two miles west of Susank and 1.25 miles north (at NW 200 Road and NW 20 Ave.) when a pipe fell out of an elevator and landed on top of his head. He was conscious and suffering from a laceration on the side of his head when the accident was reported at 10 a.m.

September 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs

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