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​Great Bend Public Library announces open art show

The Great Bend Public Library announces an open call for artists for an exhibit in celebration of the June Jaunt. This show is open to any artist from Barton County, said Jennifer King, Young Adult/Marketing librarian.

May 15, 2012 | | Area Briefs

RSVP selling recycled Memorial Day flowers

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Central Kansas has memorial flowers for sale at the RSVP office, 1025 Main D114, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and at the RSVP Thrift Store in Hoisington, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

May 15, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Boley to present 'Titanic and the Music' at Senior Center

Joe Boley will present a free program, "Titanic and the Music," at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

May 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Pickup burglarized over weekend

Crime Stoppers seeks information about a vehicular burglary that occurred between 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 6:50 p.m. on Sunday in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said a 1995 Toyota pickup parked at 1400 18th St. was broken into and items stolen.

May 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​College trustees to vote on renewing contracts

Contract renewals fill the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 in the Fine Arts Building. Following an executive session for discussion of personnel matters, the board will vote on renewing contracts for faculty, head coaches, management staff, the vice president and deans, and the college president.

May 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​BCC offers private pilot ground school

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 6-9:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through July 26 in Barton's Technical Building, T-184.

May 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Driver arrested after pursuit

A Loraine man led law enforcement officers on a vehicular pursuit Saturday morning in Barton County.

May 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Fire does major damage to Great Bend home

Great Bend firefighters were dispatched to the Robert Wiley home 2403 31st St. at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday for a house fire.

May 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Free youth ATV safety training session offered

The Central Kansas Off Road Association will host a youth ATV safety training session for youths 15 years and younger this Saturday. The session will be held at 1 p.m. the Radium bridge riding area.

May 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Crime Stoppers seeks help solving theft of trailer

Crime Stoppers seeks information on the theft of a 2005 Diamond T trailer. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said it was stolen April 25 or 26 from behind a residence at 3010 17th in Great Bend.

May 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Wildlife centers will offer Saturday event

The Great Migration Rally will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants start at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and "migrate" the Wetlands and Wildlife Scenic Byway to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, stopping at three points and acquiring cards worth points along the route. Lunch will be served at the Dozier Winery.

May 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Second audition session set for ‘Pirates of Penzance’

Barton Community College, in conjunction with the Russell Arts Council, will host a second session for auditions for the upcoming summer musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan's satirical opera "Pirates of Penzance," 6 p.m. Monday, May 14 in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell.

May 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Free program explains growing spices and herbs

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Growing Spices And Herbs," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.

May 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Great Bend to hold grand opening for Sports Complex

The grand opening ceremony for the Great Bend Sports Complex will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the complex, located at 41 McKinley St.

May 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Teen in good condition after car-crane collision

A St. John teenager was flown to Via Christi Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita via air ambulance on Friday, after the car he was driving was hit by a construction crane at the U.S. 50 junction with U.S. 281, three miles south of St. John in Stafford County.

May 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs

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