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​Summer safety program offered Wednesday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program, "Summer Safety for the Family," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

June 06, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Program offers information on Medicare

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program on Medicare at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Speakers from the South West Kansas Area Agency of Aging will present up-to-date information and answer questions.

June 05, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​BCC board reviewing bidding policies

A review of proposed revisions to Barton Community College's bidding procedures is on the agenda for this month's BCC Board of Trustees study session, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Among the proposed changes is the addition of this statement, "Projects with an estimated value in excess of $50,000 shall be submitted to the Great Bend Chamber Plan Room." The proposed changes also include a website where vendors can register if they wish to be considered for contracts.

June 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Handgun, other items stolen from unlocked vehicles

Sometime between noon on May 28 and 8 a.m. on May 31, a white Ford pickup and camper trailer at 2209 Adams St. in Great Bend were broken into.

June 04, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Cancer support group offers more than meets the eye

Dana Foss believes that most cancer patients would be pleasantly surprised to learn that preconceived notions about a support group simply aren't true. As facilitator of the Touched by Cancer Support Group at Heartland Cancer Center, Foss can dispel each of those notions.

May 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Wetlands at Great Bend water park opening delayed

The City of Great Bend had to delay the opening of the Wetlands water park for a least one day due to pump failures. The city parks staff made a special trip to Kansas City Thursday to pick up replacement pumps and have been working continuously to get them up and running, Public Lands Director Terry Hoff said.

May 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Macksville woman in serious condition after collision

A Macksville woman was hospitalized and a Larned man suffered possible injuries Friday after two vehicles collided in Pawnee County, 8 miles north of Macksville.

May 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Free camp for kids of disabled veterans open for enrollment

RALEIGH, N.C. - Children of disabled military service men and women still have time to sign up for Camp Corral, a free weeklong, nationwide outdoor summer camp. The camp, sponsored by the Golden Corral restaurant chain, is for children 8 to 15 and promises a traditional camp experience with recreational water and target sports, horseback riding, crafts and campfire stories.

May 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Sculptor Chet Cale to speak at Arts Center

Chet Cale, whose sculpture "The Gift" was unveiled in front of the Barton County Courthouse last month, will discuss the process of creation during "Dialogue with the Artist," at 7 p.m. Friday at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend.

May 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Business hit by two crimes in one day

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about two crimes that happened the same day at two locations in Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said stolen items belonged to the same local business, Garb's Welding.

May 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​BCC closes for Memorial Day observance

The Barton Community College main campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The college will resume regular summer hours on May 29.

May 21, 2012 | | Area Briefs


GBRC offers free program on backyard pond care

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host the program "Summer Pond Care" from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

May 21, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Parking lot burglary results in estimated $4,000 loss

Great Bend Police are investigating a vehicular burglary that occurred Wednesday in the Walmart parking lot. Detective David Bailey said the victim estimated the loss at $4,000, including a $2,000 pair of eyeglasses. The thief took a small bag that contained the glasses, a $1,400 hearing aid and front dentures. The face plate on the stereo was also stolen.

May 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Counterfeit bills found in Barton County jail deposits

Authorities are investigating a counterfeit $100 bill and a counterfeit $20 bill found in the Barton County Jail deposits.

May 17, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​BCC offers Computer Aided Drafting and Design certificate

Barton Community College has announced its new Computer Aided Drafting & Design 21-hour certificate program with classes beginning from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5 through July 26. Students who start coursework this summer can earn their certificate by as early as Spring 2013.

May 15, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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