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Heart of Kansas Quilt Guild show

Heart of Kansas Quilt Guild will hold their "Quilts on the Prairie" quilt show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 29 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds Domestic Arts Building in Hutchinson. Quilted items will be for sale. "Trunk Show" by Lola Jenkins will be held at 11 a.m. on July 30. Cost for the two days is $5.

July 26, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Aaron's Sales and Lease, 4905 W. 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche, with greeters Lynda Jamison and Rebecca Ford. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

July 26, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Pawnee County extends burn ban

A burn ban in effect for Pawnee County has been extended for another week. During Monday's Pawnee County Commission meeting, commissioners extended the burn ban for seven days.

July 25, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Hoisington man taken to hospital after rolling car

A Hoisington man was injured in a one-vehicle accident in the 10 block of NW 100 Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports James Lyons, 25, was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital by Hoisington ambulance with undetermined injuries.

July 25, 2011 | | Area Briefs


After Harvest Czech Festival

The After Harvest Czech Festival will be held on July 30 in Wilson. A Czech Buffet, made by St. Wenceslaus Altar Society will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or when the food runs out, at 2811 Ave. D. Menu consists of roast beef, roast pork, jaternice, potatoes in dill gravy, sauerkraut, dumplings, vegetables, rohlicky, kolaches and a drink. Price is $11 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Kolaches and other homemade items will be sold at the Country Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 24, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Simple Haven Bed and Breakfast Art and Music Festival

Simple Haven Bed and Breakfast, 615 27th Street in Wilson, will host an Art and Music Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 30. Featured will be works by Jim Pruner, Terri Horner, Debbie Wagner, Becky Hyberger, Mark Swiderski, Gordon and Rae Zahradnik and Marilyn Pfeiffer-Hake. Music will be provided by John Andrews on the piano at 2 p.m. and The Backwater Boys, bluegrass/country/gospel/folk/Americana, at 4 p.m. by the historic water tower.

July 24, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Dutch oven cooking taught here: Wetlands Education Center

Dutch oven cooking is on the educational menu at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center near Great Bend at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 31.

July 24, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Extension intern to give world ag program

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be host the free program "Agriculture Around the World," at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Rena Berrett, Barton County Extension intern, will share some of the experiences she has had with agriculture through her exchange program.

July 21, 2011 | | Area Briefs


No injuries reported after ammonia vents at Red Barn

Great Bend Fire Department units were dispatched to the Red Barn plant Tuesday evening after ammonia vented from a condenser unit on the air conditioning cooling tower. Battalion Chief Rick Robison said there were no injuries and the vapors soon dissipated.

July 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Kinsley teen dies in highway accident

A 17-year-old woman from Kinsley died Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer in Ford County.

July 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs


GBHS Band Camp

Activities for members of the Great Bend High School band are heating up.

July 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs


USD 428 Boardof Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge review and approval to publish.

July 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by P&S Security, 1705 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Shay Kasselman and A.J. Chrest. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

July 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees to discuss budget

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's operating budget and publication of the proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, located in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

July 18, 2011 | | Area Briefs


Two injured in Stafford County accident

Two people were taken to Via Chriti Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on Friday after two vehicles collided on U.S. 50 at the U.S. 281 junction in Stafford County, 2.5 miles south of St. John.

July 18, 2011 | | Area Briefs


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