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.
A Hutchinson man was flown to a Wichita hospital Monday morning after a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 56, four miles east of Great Bend.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about recent thefts from storage sheds. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings reports that between Nov. 11 and 23, a storage shed at 708 Jefferson St. was broken into and loss was in excess of $2,500. Items reportedly stolen included four 18-inch tires and wheels for a GMC Yukon, Nascar items, oil, filters, a double-texture brush and a Delta-brand kitchen faucet.
USD #428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School Library, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include Superintendent's Evaluation/Executive Session.
Great Bend Public Library will accept food donations in place of overdue book fines, library spokesman Jennifer King said.
Ticket sales start Monday for Habitat for Humanity's "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater on Saturday, Jan. 21. The non-profit organization has hopes for selling out the Grace Community Church sanctuary and raising at least $10,000 through a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships from local businesses, and freewill donations at the event.
Local history enthusiast Joe Boley will present "Planeview, the Miracle City," at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Youngsters from Central Kansas Christian Academy will be singing Christmas carols, and candy canes will be distributed.
Barton Community College will again host the Jingle Bell Swing dance, with music provided by the Hilltop Singers and a 17-piece big band made up of area musicians. The dance runs from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave.
Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will offer private pilot ground school classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through May 9, in BCC's Technical Building, T-178.
Young Living will present the "Raindrop Technique" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 1st at The Front Door Facility, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. This event is free to the community. Following a video presentation will be a hands on demonstration. This energizing technique has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. Powerful benefits include reduced pain and inflammation, improved circulation, stress relief, improved immune function and facilitating the release of emotions. For more information call 793-9258.
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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