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Prairie Ink accepting submissions

Editors of Barton Community College's annual literary magazine, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for its third edition.

October 08, 2011 | | Area Briefs


GBCT announces auditions for "It’s a Wonderful Life"

Auditions for the second show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2011-2012 season, "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry, will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.

October 04, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber of Commerce Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Family Crisis Center, 1924 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Erin Powers and Rebecca Ford. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

October 04, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Lyons man charged with armed bank robbery

A Lyons man has been charged in federal court with armed bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced.

October 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees to discuss degree changes

Starting in the fall of 2012, students in the Registered Nursing program at Barton Community College may need one more three-hour course to graduate. These and other items are on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees' October study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Auditorium.

October 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs


GBHS Band and Orchestra Chili Supper

The Great Bend High School Band and Orchestra will hold a Chili Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Homecoming, Oct. 7, at the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons. Carry-out will be available. Cost is $6 per ticket. To place orders for cinnamon rolls call 793-1521, ext. 189 or 785-650-2194. Cost for a dozen cinnamon rolls is $9 and $5 for six.

October 02, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Boys Scouts will collect items for food bank

Members of the Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America will conduct a Scouting for Food collection on Saturday, Oct. 8. Residents in Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood are asked to place non-perishable food items on their porches by 8 a.m. that day. All items collected will be donated to the Barton County Food Bank.

September 29, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Crime Stoppers seeks info on truck that was stolen, burned

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft and destruction of a gray Chevy pickup from Great Bend.

September 28, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Tickets on sale for USD 428 dinner/auction

Tickets are now available for purchase to the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Highland Convention Center. Tickets are $50 each.

September 28, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Retirement reception planned for Renfro

A retirement reception for Great Bend City employee Willard Renfro will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Cemetery Office, located at 4500 Broadway Ave. He will be retiring from the City with 22 years of service.

September 28, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Linda Jamison and Jan Westfall. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

September 28, 2011 | | Area Briefs


DAV Meeting

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend will be holding their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.

September 27, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Barton County man injured after swerving to miss deer

A Barton County motorist was injured Sunday when he swerved to avoid a deer, 0.4 miles north of SE 50 Road on SE 100 Ave. The accident occurred around 4 a.m.

September 26, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Rural cemetery vandalized

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism to a Methodist cemetery located northeast of Hoisington on NE 10 Ave. and NE 120 Road.

September 26, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Driver injured after semi-trailer carrying hay bales rolls in Russell County

Larry Robert Bates, 60, from Rogers, Texas, was injured when his semi-trailer went off a Russell County road at 11:10 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the right wheels dropped off the edge of U.S. 281 about 0.6 miles south of Paradise Road, and when the driver attempted to correct, the weight of hay bales caused the semi to be pulled down into the ditch where it rolled one and a quarter times. Rogers was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with undetermined injuries.

September 26, 2011 | | Area Briefs


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