RUSSELL (AP) - Residents of Russell are mourning a 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a freight train.
The Rev. Bill Johnson and the entire church family will welcome the Forgiven Quartet to First Christian Church of Great Bend at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, March 25. First Christian Church is located at 5230 Broadway.
USD Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Items on the agenda include a list of maintenance and grounds activities projects proposed for summer 2012. Lincoln Principal Laura Blevins and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln Elementary School.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about damage done to a Chevy Trailblazer at 717 Cooledge, Apt. 13, sometime between 8:30 p.m. last Friday and 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, the driver's window was broken out, the hood opened and battery cables cut. An Alpine 2000 watt amp and a Memphis 12-inch sub box were stolen. Loss and damage totaled $1,700.
Two Great Bend women received minor injuries when cars collided Tuesday afternoon at Lakin and Harrison.
Supporters of Sunflower Diversified Services raised more than $38,000 at the non-profit agency's recent Charity Gala.
A man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital on Monday after reporting he'd been hit by a car. Stoney Ryan called 911 at 10:39 p.m., saying he'd been walking in the vicinity of the Great Bend Police Department when a red two-door vehicle struck him and left the area.
A Great Bend man told police Monday that a stranger with a 12 gauge shotgun came to his house demanding his property, but left after a brief struggle.
Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will meet at the Convent at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Ann Byington, president of the Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Sunflower Diversified Services will hold a charity Texas Hold'em poker tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, in the Heritage Room of Great Bend's Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St. Registration will open at 10:30 a.m.
The Cannonball Trail Stagecoach Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Pratt County Fairgrounds, 81 Lake Road. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free with an adult. Proceeds benefit the Cannonball Trail American Red Cross.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Animal Care Hospital, 3400 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Allene Owen and Seth Rolfs. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 26 at the SRS building on Patton Road.
Kevin Regier, a pharmacist at Medical Park Pharmacy in Great Bend, will talk about what people need to know about prescriptions and prescription plans during the Touched by Cancer support group meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Heartland Cancer Center. Reigier will answer questions after his presentation.
Eco-consultant Rebecca Ford will talk about ways to cut energy costs and save money while making homes or businesses more environmentally friendly during the program, "Green Money," at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.