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.
Great Bend's Church of Christ, located at 12th and Stone St., will have a Fall Festival from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the church. Family fun, games and prizes are planned.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Spooky Trails," a free Stop 'N Learn session at Brit Spaugh Zoo, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Zoo Education Coordinator Amber Koch will lead an informational walking tour with fun-filled and haunting facts about the animals.
"Wild West Theater" will be the topic at the next historical society meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Barton County Historical Museum and Village.
A medical fundraiser for Mike Ney will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at the St. John's Catholic Parish Center, 122 E. 5th Street in Hoisington. A freewill donation will be accepted. The menu will be ham, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, dessert and a drink.
Want to see something majestic this season? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, in association with Fort Hays State University, will host free crane driving tours starting at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 29 in the Cheyenne Bottoms wetland.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Haz-Mat Response, 3730 Railroad Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be AJ Chrest with greeters Lana Dietz and Karmi Green. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Golden Belt Humane Society will host a Howl-O-Ween Bash at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas in Great Bend, featuring the band Home Brew. Costume contest, door prizes, appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 a couple. Call Kim at 620-791-7893 for tickets.
USD 428 Board of Education members will meet for a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 23 at noon at Great Bend Middle School at 1919 Harrison for a tour of the new gymnasium led by Khris Thexton, Director of Finance, Operations for the district. Gib Compton, president of Compton Construction Corporation, the general contractor, and Project Manager at HTK Architects, Charley Sexton, the architect, will discuss the progress and completion timelines. At the Oct. 14 ...
"The Culture of Cranes" is the title of a fee Stop 'N Learn program that will be presented at noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Feist, assistant director of the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College, will talk about the cultural symbolism, spirituality and traditions associated with cranes.
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday at the cemetery office.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at noon on Wednesday at Great Bend Middle School to review the status and tour the construction site at the school.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees will consider a proposed policy change that would allow beer or wine to be served on campus during special events. The proposal is on the agenda for a board meeting set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Seminar Room, F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The meeting was changed from the trustees' regular Thursday date because of scheduling conflicts.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.
Barton Community College will hold auditions for its spring musical "Sweet Charity," at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Looking for that unique holiday gift? How about a one of a kind piece of jewelry? The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is offering a make and take beaded jewelry class from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. They'll make two different bracelets using seed beads. Once you learn how simple it is to create your own jewelry, you'll be hooked. There is a $5 materials fee for the class. All materials will be provided. Call ...
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between Oct. 19 and Nov. 6 at 107 East Fourth St. in Ellinwood. The residence showed no signs of forced entry, but a laptop computer, three Ruger revolvers and a Beretta 92SF and an 18-inch double barrel shotgun were stolen. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said loss was in excess of $2,100. Akings asks ...
Barton Community College will be closed for Thanksgiving break Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Friday, Nov. 29. The college will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Dec. 2.