The course "Defensive Driving" will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 17-18, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Participants must register by noon Friday, Feb. 14, at the Great Bend Recreation Commission office, 2114 Stone St., or by calling 793-3755 ext. 2.
A 44-year-old Lyons man died Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident in Rice County.
Surveillance cameras recorded the theft of a snowblower from Walmart last week, but Crime Stoppers is seeking more information from the public. According to Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, a red, 24-inch Craftsman snowblower was taken from the parking lot at 3503 10th St. at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The snowblower had a primer gray auger on it and was on a trailer attached to a pickup.
A gas leak Monday evening caused McKinley St. to close north of Lakin Ave. while Kansas Gas Service worked on repairs. The street reopened Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran will give remarks tonight at the annual Water PACK meeting. He is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m., following at 6 p.m. dinner at the Great Bend Convention Center. Formed in 1990, Water PACK is an organization of about 400 agricultural producers and businesses covering more than 550,000 acres of irrigated crop production. Water PACK's goal is to educate its members and the general public about the management of sustainable irrigated agriculture and its long-term benefits.
Tickets for Barton Community College's spring musical "Sweet Charity" are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at SweetCharity.bartonccc.edu. Curtain times for the performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating or $12 for general admission at the door.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Advanced Therapy at 3715 10th St., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will Nancy Sundahl be with greeters Jim Vopat and Curtis Wolf. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Young children can meet the new lion at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at the zoo. This program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission for children 3-5 years old, who must be accompanied by an adult. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will show the lion cub, at GBRC's Cindy Warner will help kids make a craft to remember their trip. Cost is $7.
Dr. Tom Bauer, MD, will give a talk on journaling when the National Alliance on Mental Illness support group meets, at 7 tonight in the Thelma Harms Room, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road in Great Bend. Items on the agenda include recognition of USD 428 volunteers; 2012-2013 Boardsmanship Academy Awards; approval of capital outlay resolution; KASB policy revisions; approval to request e-rate funding; approval to continue pursuing details of the Kansas Reading Roadmap Grant; review of Student Outcomes; Riley Elementary School HVAC and GBMS gymnasium updates; 2014-2015 school calendar review; approval of Zinn Memorial contributions; and approval of GBHS Student Council, KAYS and Dance Line Pink Out Night.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club is offering a chance to learn all about Microsoft Word's advanced features with a course scheduled for 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 26 –April 2 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St., Great Bend in room D-107.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Wild Romance," a free Stop 'N Learn session, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will be repeated at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission and Great Bend Senior Center will host a Valentine party from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. A king and queen will be crowned at noon before lunch. The party will start with entertainment by the Park Elementary School music department. Refreshments will be served.
Plans for an open house of the renovated Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Action items on the agenda include approved revisions to the Employee Handbook and waiving the generally accepted accounting practices. There will be information on winter/spring enrollment, and a time line for summer programs. There will also be a report on the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The KCAC website shows Great Bend will host the baseball tournament April 30-May 3.
Plans for a March retreat are on the agenda for the Barton Community College Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Sunday's Great Bend Tribune featured a story from Barton Community College about Carli Newkirk and the Medical Assistant program. There were two errors, a college spokesman said.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "New Zoo Friends" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.