Barton Community College offices will be closed for the holiday break Dec. 19-30. All offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 9.
Barton Community College will be offering a new 21 credit-hour Computer Aided Drafting certificate program beginning in the upcoming spring 2012 semester. Supported by grant funds, the program will offer students the ability to work with state of the art CAD software. The program includes classes on campus with the option of taking some courses online.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a burglary that occurred between 1 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 4:10 p.m. on Nov. 27 at 1912 Adams St. in Great Bend, at a house that was being remodeled.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Ron Koelsch and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Patricia M. Halseth, 41, of Great Bend, was transported to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington on Sunday after the car she was driving slid off U.S. 281 near NE 60 Road in Barton County.
Mathew Cooley of Hoisington was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with a possible head injury after a one-vehicle accident Monday on U.S. 281.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School library. Items on the agenda include updated information on the sale of the Shady Grove property, presentation of the 2010-2011 business audit, projected roofing plan/invitation to bid, approval of quote for replacement doors at Lincoln Elementary, presentation of district's three year technology plan, and fund raising policy for USD 428.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Macro Photography" at noon Tuesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Eric Giesing, Kansas Wetlands Education Center/Fort Hays State University educator, will be the presenter for this one-hour program.
In a change of its regular meeting date, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will conduct business at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board will be voting on vehicle replacement bids, a change in the Military Certificate program offered at the college, and personnel. Charles Perkins will present information from the National Center for Education Statistics.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will vote on revising its rental fees and guidelines when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
An elderly female grizzly bear at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo was put to sleep last week, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.
"Ghosts of Christmas Past" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Barton County Historical Museum and Village, just over the river bridge. No admission will be charged, everyone is encouraged to attend.
Ambulances were dispatched after a semitrailer loaded with bricks collided with a minivan in the 400 block of North Washington Ave. on Tuesday, but both drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.
Oilfiled pumping unit parts were stolen from a lease field at NE 10 Road and NE 40 Ave., and a trailer with a broken wheel was found nearby.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Presbyterian Church, 2400 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Erin Powers and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Becky's New Car," by Steven Dietz, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave. Note this is one week later than previously announced.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner"on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St.
The First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. in Great Bend, will host a women's Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The subject will be "Becoming a Woman of Grace."
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia is hosting a Soup Supper/Bingo night on Saturday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo following at 7 p.m. Chicken noodle/butterballs, green bean dumpling, chili and homemade desserts will be served.