A Hoisington woman was taken to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington after the car she was driving hit a deer at 8:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 281, eight miles north of Great Bend. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Kristin Marie Roat, 25, was driving a 2011 Kia and was wearing a seat belt. The Barton County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene and noted the car sustained heavy front-end damage and air bags deployed.
Gabrial Mittel was bicycling when he was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, he told police Thursday afternoon. According to Great Bend Police Department call log, he was westbound on an unknown street sometime Wednesday when the accident occurred. He went to the hospital where he was treated for minor head injuries and released.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will change from its regular schedule for the next two months, spokesman Dana Foss said.
Royal Family Kids Camp is having a chili and soup lunch from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 3, at First Assembly of God Church in Great Bend. A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit this camp for children ages 6-12 who are in foster care due to abuse or neglect.
River of Life to hold Men's Breakfast Great Bend's River of Life Church, 1219 Main, will hold a men's breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The Rev. David LeRoy said all men are invited. Eternity Focus will be at River of Life Church for the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 3. Priests meet at Heartland Center Thirty-seven priests from the Salina Diocese and 10 priests from the Dodge City Diocese met Oct. 28 ...
Nancy Clark, Salina, will be the speaker at the next Great Bend Aglow Lighthouse meeting, set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St. Coffee and social time beings at 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9:30.
Barton County residents will have two opportunities to donate blood to the American Red Cross in November. Donations will be accepted from 1:30-5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Immaculate Conception Church, 110 E. Williamson in Claflin, and from 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at St. Rose Auditorium, 1412 Baker Ave. in Great Bend.
The Shafer Art Gallery will be closed Friday, Nov. 1, until Sunday, Nov. 24 in preparation of its holiday exhibit. The gallery will reopen Nov. 24 from 1-5 p.m. with the Festival of Trees exhibit as well as the Jacob's Ladder exhibit featuring ornate quilts from the National Quilt Museum. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held two weeks later on Dec. 8.
A Claflin man escaped injury in a deer-pickup collision Wednesday morning, but an Ellsworth woman was injured when the deer went airborne and struck the car she was driving, six miles west of Claflin on K-4.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Healthcare Center, 1400 Polk (at the corner of Polk & Broadway), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Cindy Parr and Julie Smith. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the reported theft of 1,600 gallons of diesel fuel from a tanker car on a K and O Railroad train.
Lightning struck a house Monday night at 237 SE 40 Road, following the cable TV line into the house. Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said firefighters were dispatched to the rural home at 10:59 p.m., but there was no fire.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Oct. 31 at Lincoln Elementary School, 5630 Broadway. Items on the agenda include, two grant applications for Special Services and science. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Misty Straub and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Lincoln.
HOLYROOD - The Women's Guild will hold a bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 301 E. Nassau, Holyrood. Soups, sandwiches and pie will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guild members will also be selling craft items, food, nearly new items and Halo Noodles.
• Barbecue Benefit Meal - 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at King United Methodist Church, 1608 Odell St., Great Bend. Freewill offering taken at door. Menu includes sandwich, chips, pickles, pie and drink. Takeout available.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.