A 13-year-old girl reported missing Monday morning is safe at home now, Detective David Bailey of the Great Bend Police Department said. Brianna A. Feist was missing when her parents looked for her Monday morning, and was considered a runaway. Her photo was published in the Great Bend Tribune in hopes that she would safely return, and Monday evening she did. Bailey said the girl turned herself in.
An article in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune concerning the court case of Adam Longoria contained an error. Longoria's next motions hearing is scheduled to take place in March in Barton County District Court. A date for his trial has not yet been set.
A car went off 150 SE 10 Road at approximately 10:50 p.m. Sunday, striking the embankment and rolling onto its top, after the driver swerved to miss a bump. The driver, Jonathan R. Allende, 14, of Great Bend, was taken to Central Kansas Medical Center with undetermined injuries.
A Barton County man received burns to his upper body, his face and to the top of his head from an industrial accident that happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday at a sandpit in the 10 block of SE 60 Ave.
Robert Yarmer will present a free program on the history of trade beads, at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Trade beads, made in Czechoslovakia and Italy, were used by early whites to give to the Indians for good will, Yarmer says.
Great Bend Police are looking for a suspect with one green, size nine boot.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is giving away old magazines, public relations director Terri Hurley said.
Great Bend Recreation Commission and the 20th Judicial District Juvenile Services will sponsor a winter middle school dance from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Admission is $3. Students need to show GBMS students ID's when entering the dance. Snacks will be provided.
Sometime on Jan. 3 or 4, a shed behind the Highland Hotel at 3017 10th St. in Great Bend was burglarized. Stolen were a roto-rooter, sink cable cleaner and a bundle of cables. Loss was $3,800. Police Chief Dean Akings asks anyone with information about this crime or any other crime in Barton County to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 888-305-1300.
The Board of Trustees of Barton Community College is scheduled to approve hiring of new personnel, including Stephanie Joiner, a candidate for head cheerleading coach, when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include approval of new policy statements on service regions and on strategic planning.
Daryl Ferguson of Great Bend went home with the first-place prize of $750 at Sunday's Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament. Arlene Manning of Ellinwood took second for $300, and Dwight Nett of Kingman won $150 for third place.
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles.
STERLING –Sterling College Theatre Department present two performances of "Ming Lee and the Magic Tree" on Wednesday at the college's Culbertson Auditorium.
The Barton County Spelling Bee, originally scheduled for the morning of Feb. 12 at the Great Bend High School Auditorium, has been rescheduled to Feb. 5. Sponsors said the date was changed because there was a conflict with the use of the auditorium.
Senior Citizens are invited to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and eating ice cream at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. The Senior Center will provide ice cream and cookies.
RUSSELL - The Deines Cultural Center's monthly Pickin' Jam Session starts at 3:30 p.m. today. Music lovers are invited to bring an acoustic instrument and join in, or just come and enjoy listening to others play.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Good Old Baseball Stories" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Presenter John Miarandi played one year for the great Satchel Paige. Miarandi had the opportunity to meet some of the great baseball players of the past.
Kansas Wetlands Education Center Educator Jean Aycok will present "Stories in the Stars" at the next Great Bend Recreation Center Stop 'N Learn. The free one-hour program will be given at noon on Wednesday, March 19, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and repeated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College will have no classes due to spring break from March 17-21. Barton's offices will remain open through March 19, but will be closed March 20 and 21.
The Russell Rural Water District #3 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Water District Office, 121 Main in Susank.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management, 2001 Broadway (SW corner of Broadway & Main), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Allene Owen with greeters Sarah Panning and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Note this is a change from the regular meeting time. Jamie Hutchinson from the HCC will speak.
Great Bend Public will show the movie "Gravity" on Teen Movie Monday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Teen activities are open to students in grades 7-12.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session, "Let's Live A Little: Physical Activity For Fun And Fitness," at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Barton Community College forensic coach Bill Sheffield will present "Test Your Kansas History Skill: Battle of the Brains," at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the college library.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: approval of the 2014-2015 school calendar; first reading of the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks, Teacher Handbooks and Activities and Athletics Handbooks; approval to purchase technology hardware and approval of sale of used technology items; 2014 summer projects; audited student enrollment; approval of contributions; approval of Family and consumer Science donation; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and licensed teacher resignation.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Adam P. Kephart, 33, of Hoisington was injured early Saturday after a sport utility vehicle rolled on a northern Barton County Road.
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