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GBRC taking enrollments for exercise classes

The Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming fall exercise classes. The following classes will meet during the month of September at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Pre-registration is required. Enroll at the Recreation Commission office located at 1214 Stone Street. For more information call 793-3755 ext. 2.

September 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Head-on collision kills one; second driver recovering

A head-on collision occurred at 9:10 p.m. Thursday in Rice County, 2.1 miles east of Lyons on U.S. 56. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Luis Gonzales, 55, died after the 1997 Dodge passenger car he was driving crossed the center line, colliding with a 1998 Ford pickup driven by Jimmy M. Bound, 65, Lyons. Bound was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

September 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Vehicle rollover causes Pawnee County fatality

A Topeka woman died Saturday in a one-vehicle accident in Pawnee County.

September 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Russell man recovering after hitting deer with motorcycle

A Russell man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on Sunday after hitting a deer with a motorcycle in Barton County, about nine miles northwest of Hoisington on U.S. 281.

September 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Library showing free movies for kids, grownups

Great Bend Public Library, 1409 WIlliams St., will show free movies and serve free popcorn this Friday, Sept. 7.

September 01, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​ATV stolen from garage

Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft of a 2005 Honda Rubicon 500 all-terrain vehicle, valued at $5,000. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, it was stolen from a garage at a rural residence between Claflin and Ellinwood sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 12 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 13.

August 29, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Barton Community College to close for Labor Day

The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Classes and offices will resume regular schedules Tuesday.

August 28, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Barton’s Silver Cougar Club quilting workshop

Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will host a quilting workshop from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays from Sept.17 through Oct. 22 at the Learning Resource Center on campus.

August 28, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Program offers advice on pre-winter pond care

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer the free program, "Pre-Winter Pond Care," from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Speaker Shawna Beran will explain steps needed to get ponds ready for winter, and will answer questions.

August 28, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Firefighters to collect for MDA

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August 28, 2012 | | Area Briefs


BCC Silver Cougar Club to offer Microsoft Word course

Microsoft Word is likely the most utilized word processing software ever. Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about it with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 5 through Oct. 10 at the Great Bend One Stop Center, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.

August 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Barton County Historical Society to host covered dish supper

Barton County Historical Society will host a covered dish supper for members and their guests at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table service. Memberships for 2013 will be available for returning or new members.

August 21, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Jet skis, grill among items stolen

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent thefts in Great Bend and Barton County.

August 21, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​BCC trustees to hear reports

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees is set to hire an assistant volleyball coach and a developmental lab coordinator when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda are "CBJT Grant Wrap-Up Presentation," "Monitoring Report - End #8 - Strategic Plan," and "Developmental Education Review & Implications."

August 20, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Girl Scouts announce area sign-up parties

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will have a pool party in Larned and a movie day in Great Bend this week to encourage girls in Barton, Pawnee and Rush counties to "Sign Up for Scouting."

August 18, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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