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Asphalt crack sealing set to begin on K-4

Starting around Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt roadway crack sealing project on K-4 in Rush County. This project runs from the Ness/Rush County line to the Rush/Barton County line, said Martin Miller with KDOT.

September 15, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​No jam session at Russell this month

RUSSELL - The regularly scheduled "Pickin' at the Deines" will not be held this Sunday, due to the large number of participants who will be at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield. Pickin' at the Deines is a jam session and pot-luck dinner that is usually held on the third Sunday of each month. The next one will be on Oct. 21. The jam session will start at 3 p.m. and the supper at 5 p.m.

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Pink pig yard ornament missing

The theft of a pink pig yard ornament from outside a Great Bend apartment is the subject of this week's Crime Stoppers report. Police Chief Dean Akings said that sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 and noon on Sept. 1, a concrete pig was stolen from 3900 Forest Ave., Apartment 8. "This yard ornament was 3 feet long and 2 feet wide and weighed 400 pounds. The base was green and the value of this ornament was $300. If you have information about this crime, please call 792-1300 or 888-305-1300. Remember we don't want your name ...

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​St. Francis offering free training for prospective foster parents

St. Francis Community Services will offer a free course for individuals interested in becoming foster parents. The course begins Oct. 9 and will be held every Tuesday for 10 weeks from 6-9 p.m. at Saint Francis Community Services, 1508 Main, Great Bend.

September 12, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Vocalists needed for spring musical

Barton Community College is hosting pre-auditions for the 2013 spring musical at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Fine Arts building, room F-129.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​BCC looking at more student housing

A plan to add another student housing unit at Barton Community College will be discussed when the board holds its September study session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will learn about a proposal to add a $4 million dormitory, funded by student housing revenue.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Food safety program targets seniors

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Food Safety for Seniors," at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Since September is National Food Safety month, Donna Krug, Barton County family and consumer science agent, will remind seniors about safe food handling practices.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Audition set for ‘Drinking Habits’

Auditions for the first show in Great Bend Community Theatre's 2012-2013 season, "Drinking Habits," a comedy by Tom Smith, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.

September 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Man reportedly dragged ex-wife with vehicle

A Great Bend man was booked into the Barton County Jail on Sunday on an aggravated battery charge. Jesus G. Zendejas-Luna was reportedly involved in a domestic altercation with his ex-wife around 6 p.m. in the 2800 block of 20th St., and he allegedly took off in his pickup, dragging the victim. Bond was set at $75,000.

September 10, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Touched by Cancer support group announces revised calendar

The Touched by Cancer Support Group has revised its September schedule, spokesman Dana Foss said.

September 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Crime Stoppers seeks recovery of Thompson gun

The theft of a Thompson submachine gun from a Great Bend residence has Crime Stoppers asking the public for information. Police Chief Dean Akings reports the gun, valued at $1,700, was stolen sometime between 4 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 5:11 p.m. on the 28th, from a home at 2821 16th St. "This .45 caliber automatic machine gun was a model T1SB with serial number KH2157," Akings said. "The house was locked but possibly entered through a basement window. If you have information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers, 793-1300 or 888-305-1300. Remember we don ...

September 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Rec Commission to discuss computer upgrades

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will hear a report on new software and the time line for future computer enhancements when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. There will also be a report on enrollment in youth football, soccer and volleyball.

September 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​Little train ready to run Sunday

Weather permitting, the little train at Barton County Historical Society will run from 1-3 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 9.

September 06, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Grace Community Church hosting Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Grace Community Church will host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University this fall. The new course is nine weeks long and will start on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The class will meet each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 8 at the church, located at 210 South McKinley in Great Bend.

September 06, 2012 | | Area Briefs

HFS Back to School Bash is Friday

The Holy Family School Back to School Bash: We are Family, starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus in Great Bend.

September 06, 2012 | | Area Briefs

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