Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 12:30 p.m. on the 28th, an Arctic Cat four-wheeler valued at $8,422 was stolen from Gottschalk Equiptment, at 160 south U.S. 281, near Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, reports the vehicle is sunset orange in color and its vehicle identification number is 4UF13ATV3DT208637. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is providing consumers opportunities this week to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents and conducting consumer education programs throughout the state.
An unknown person entered a power substation of Midwest Energy at 530 NW 30 Road, cutting two locks, it was discovered Monday morning. A Sunflower Electric power station at 335 NW 50 Ave. was also broken into. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendier said nothing was taken, but the damage was reported to the Department of Homeland Security. "Transformer stations are part of the critical infrastructure," he explained.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Completely Kids, 2025 Forest, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Shawn Panzer and Robert Rugan. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "The Snakes of Kansas," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Jean Aycock from the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, will share fascinating facts about one of the most misunderstood groups ...
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will show "Wreck-It Ralph" on Teen Movie Monday, March 11. The movie will be shown at 4 p.m. and is free to students in grades 7-12.
There will be a soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at American Legion Post 180, located at 1011 Kansas Ave. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will serve three different kinds of soup.
The Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Irish Stew from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the church's Fellowship Hall, located at 24th and Washington St. in Great Bend. Presbyterians will be serving Irish stew and homemade pie. Tickets are $6 and available at the door; preschoolers can eat for free. Carry-out can be purchased and picked up at the northeast church entry.
Kiwanis will be serving pancakes and sausage from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Expo I building, for the 55th annual Great Bend Kiwanis Pancake Day. Tickets are $3. Proceeds allow the club to sponsor a number activities for youths and other nonprofit entities.
Mark Mingenback from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will talk about updates at St. Rose at the next Touched by Cancer support group meeting, set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St.
The Barton Community College Silver Cougar Club will host a class on the ultimate presentation tool, Microsoft's PowerPoint, from 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday, March 13 – April 17 at the Great Bend Workforce Center, 1025 Main St., room D-107.
Grief Encouragement Group, sponsored by Harden Hospice Kansas, will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. on the following dates: March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24, and May 8 and 22, at 1117 North Washington St. in Great Bend. Register by calling Chaplain Dave Delinger, 620-664-5757.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Becoming an Amateur Paleontologist," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will share her experiences in the field while becoming an amateur fossil hunter.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a 900-gallon fuel trailer from Straub International, 214 SW 40 Ave.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by The Gallery, 2021 Forest, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Judy Reed with greeters Allene Owen and Cindy Parr. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend Public Library will show "Annie" at the next Teen Movie Monday, 4 p.m. on May 20. The free movie is open to all students in grades 7-12. The library will have another free computer class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. The class will explain Goodreads, the largest world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
An art exhibit featuring paintings by Rhea Grandon is on display at the Great Bend Public Library through May 25.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape report. On Friday morning, a woman came to St. Rose Urgent Care and said she had been raped two days earlier. She said a man in a vehicle asked for directions then attacked her on a dirt road near the college (in the 100 block of SE 20 Ave. and NE 10 Road).
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton road. Items on the agenda include approval of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; options for replacement of current HVAC system at Riley Elementary School; approval of FBLA trip to Anaheim, Calif. for national competition; approval to alter summer hours at the District Education Center; approval of sign purchase by Lincoln School PTO; approval to renew ...
A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.
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.