USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Riley Elementary School, 1515 10th Street. Items on the agenda include Riley School HVAC project update; survey of the 2013-2014 school calendar; and 2014-2015 calendar development. Riley Elementary School Principal JoAnn Blevins and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and school improvement efforts at the school.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the movie "Groundhog Day" on Friday, Jan. 31, as part of the continuing Movies with a Message series.
The Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau has received a supply of the 2014 Kansas Visitors Guide just released by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Winter Middle School Dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Students need to show GBMS ID's when entering the dance.
Bids to purchase several vehicles will be awarded when the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on personal enrichment of students at Barton, comments from trustees who met with legislators last week in Topeka, and personnel.
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office building.
Great Bend Public Library is cleaning out its collection of old magazines again, Marketing Director Jennifer King said. "We will be putting older back issues out for the public to take beginning Monday, Jan. 27. Come in quickly as they disappear very fast," she said.
Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will present "Food Allergy Facts of Life" at two free programs this week.
Government Commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Assembly of God Church, S. 601 Patton Road, Great Bend. This is a change from the regular distribution point. Commodities are normally distributed at the Kansas Department of Children and Families service office at 1305 Patton Road, but it will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Methodist churches in Great Bend and Claflin will host benefit suppers in the coming weeks.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet in three special sessions at noon on Friday, Jan. 17; 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20; and at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Three candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools have been invited to visit Great Bend on these dates. In addition to the BOE meetings, public events are scheduled.
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday.
The Barton County Young Professionals group will host its Annual Charity Supply Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Walmart Supercenter. The Charity Supply Drive is being organized in partnership with the Great Bend Rotary Club. Shoppers are asked to stop by Walmart to purchase items for area charities. A list will be provided at the event, and cash donations will also be accepted.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about a robbery that occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 in Great Bend. According to Police Chief Dean Akings, a man living in a camper at 835 10th St. was beaten and robbed.
The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development announced this morning that the location for this week's Chamber Coffee will be moved to Wells Sit-n-Sleep, located at 3124 10th Street in Great Bend. Community residents are invited to stop by the locally owned furniture store for free coffee and refreshments from 9 to 10 a.m. Program will begin at 9:30 a.m., with door prize drawings to follow. Chamber Coffees are casual networking events open to any member of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. For more information or to sign up to host a ...
A passenger in a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle that went of U.S. 283 early Monday in Hodgeman County was seriously injured, Kansas Highway Patrol reports.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.