The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "More Plants on the Plate," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve new personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The list of potential employees includes a part-time coordinator for the new Pharmacy Technician Program.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by C & V Home Improvement, 2407 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Kristy Rupe and Lana Dietz. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Dance to Limited Edition and enjoy a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day March 17 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas in Great Bend. Dinner begins serving at 5:30 p.m. and Limited Edition will kick of the music at 8 p.m. Dinner and dance is $15. Dinner only is $9. Don't forget to wear your green.
Cartoonist, author and librarian C. Michael Hall will speak on the subjects of comics, graphic novels and their educational potential at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Barton Community College campus. The location of his programs has been moved to F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will approve changes to the rules for youth baseball and softball and for adult softball when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Also on the agenda are a field groomer specifications and purchase, and an executive session for discussion of personnel.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items of the agenda include approval of the 2012-2013 District Calendar, bond refinancing, approval to purchase computer hardware and software, new GBHS band uniforms, and Superintendent's report on Lincoln Elementary School Principal search update and 7th grade competitive athletics updates.
The Great Bend Police Department plans to test tornado sirens at noon on Monday, March 12, Lt. Bill Browne said.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of items from a storage shed in Great Bend earlier this year. Police Chief Dean Akings said the shed at 800 Washington St. No. 54 was last visited on Jan. 20. The items were stolen sometime between that date and Feb. 20, when it was discovered that the padlock was missing.
A blown out tire and the wind each played a factor in a fire that occurred Tuesday evening southeast of Great Bend.
Larry Rowlison, Veterans of Foreign Wars State Service Officer of the Department of Kansas will be at the VFW Post 3111 at 9 a.m. on Saturday to help all veterans with VA claims. For an appointment call Frosty Bodine at 620-617-2160 or the VFW Post at 792-2754.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by TNT Renovations, 716 Washington, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jill Fitzsimmons with greeters Brian Harrison and Marty Steinert. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Theater Department will have auditions for its upcoming production of the musical, "The Last Five Years," from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Great Bend Police Department arrested a man who was allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a vehicle Sunday night.
The Barton County Producer's meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Wetlands Education Center on Highway 156 by Cheyenne Bottoms. Landowners who have CRP land expiring on Sept. 30 or land that may be eligible for CRP should plan to attend.
A motorcyclist was taken to the Lyons Hospital with possible injuries after an accident Saturday afternoon in Rice County.