WICHITA - May 8 is World Red Cross Day, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to celebrate by donating lifesaving blood in their communities. The need is constant, and all blood types are needed, especially O negative, B negative and A negative.
Kansas First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that he will host three town hall meetings during the first week of May. Huelskamp has already conducted twenty-six town hall meetings across the state this year, and will host a town hall in each one of the sixty-three counties he represents.
Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens ...
Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20. "We did catch one on a video in Walmart parking lot where the side glass of a semi tractor was shot out," Akings said. The suspect ...
Barton Community College students will present a recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of north U.S. 281. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Emelia Fricks, 17, Hoisington, ran into the back of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Elizabeth Mater, 47, of Olmitz, as Mater was slowing for another vehicle that was turning at a private drive. Mater was treated at the scene but not transported.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Robert Rugan and Aaron Andrews. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Theater Department will hold its last performance of the school year at the Thespian Showcase, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Barton Theatre students will perform monologues, scenes, musical theater, improvisation and original work. The theater department will hand out year-end acting and technical awards. A reception to follow.
The Performing Arts Department at Barton Community College is seeking community members interested in participating in the spring 2014 musical to come to an open call audition from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Singers are asked to bring their own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Barton is also looking for costumers, hair stylists, stagehands, etc. All interested community members are invited to attend. For more information contact Barton ...
Faculty contracts and bids for a new dormitory are on the agenda for the next Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board is also expected to approve a resolution that will combine financing for the new dorm with refinancing debt on the 1999 debt for construction of the Cottonwood Hall dormitory.
Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?"
Great Bend Police have arrested a Hoisington man suspected of multiple check forgeries. Joshua Steven Greer was booked into the Barton County Jail Tuesday on a warrant for 21 counts of forgery and 23 counts of theft by deception, with bond set at $10,000. Greer was also booked on a Barton County warrant for theft, with bond set at $2,500.
There was an error in Thursday's article listing upcoming Barton County Relay for Life fundraisers. The Rosewood Gallery Heartstrong Team will hold a garage/bake sale on April 27, not this Friday as listed. The sale will start at 8 a.m. and will take place under the awning at the 1607 Main Street location.
Eight people were injured Wednesday when two vehicles collided in Russell County. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban carrying students from Clifton-Clyde High School lost control on the hail-covered road at 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 70, five miles east of Russell. The Suburban then crossed the median, sliding sideways. The driver's side of the Suburban hit the front of an Oldsmobile Alero. The Suburban then rolled on to its top and ...
Due to inclement weather rolling in, organizers of the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event have rescheduled it from this week to until NEXT Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Barton County courthouse square. The walk, during which men wear red stiletto-healed shoes, is a fundraiser for the Family Crisis Center.
Great Bend Public Library will show "Annie" at the next Teen Movie Monday, 4 p.m. on May 20. The free movie is open to all students in grades 7-12. The library will have another free computer class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. The class will explain Goodreads, the largest world's largest website for readers and book recommendations. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit the library's website at greatbendpl.info or call 792-2409.
An art exhibit featuring paintings by Rhea Grandon is on display at the Great Bend Public Library through May 25.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rape report. On Friday morning, a woman came to St. Rose Urgent Care and said she had been raped two days earlier. She said a man in a vehicle asked for directions then attacked her on a dirt road near the college (in the 100 block of SE 20 Ave. and NE 10 Road).
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 Patton road. Items on the agenda include approval of 7-12 English Language Arts resource adoption; options for replacement of current HVAC system at Riley Elementary School; approval of FBLA trip to Anaheim, Calif. for national competition; approval to alter summer hours at the District Education Center; approval of sign purchase by Lincoln School PTO; approval to renew ...
A benefit dinner and dance for Laura Brown, who was diagnosed with cancer, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas. A silent auction will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to help pay medical expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Rick Schwager at 786-5255; Becky Sigler at 617-3321; Courtney Kelly at 282-0608; or Chadd Brown at 282-1064.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will review management staff contracts and administrative contracts during the next board study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. They will vote on renewals at the next business meeting.
A Great Bend man was allegedly battered by four other people, Saturday night or early Sunday at the Kwik Shop at 24th and Main. The Great Bend Police Department is investigating after viewing a surveillance video of the altercation. Two officials from the Barton County Sheriff's Office, a member of the BCSO Reserves and a Kansas Highway Patrol officer all went to the convenience store around 2:05 a.m. Sunday, but the GBPD eventually took the ...