The Kansas Water Authority will meet Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 22 at the Garden City Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 1911 E Kansas Ave. in Garden City. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on May 21 and 8:30 a.m. on May 22.
McCRACKEN - A Colwich woman was injured Friday morning in a one-vehicle accident in Rush County, about 4.5 miles north of McCracken. Theresa Marie Schippers, 18, was transported to Hays Medical Center in Hays.
HOLYROOD - A Holyrood man died Friday morning as the result of a vehicular collision on K-156 and 5th Road in Ellsworth County, half a mile east of Holyrood. James L. Thach, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two vehicles were impounded by Great Bend police officers on Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday, after separate instances where drivers fled.
The Great Bend Seventh Day Adventist Church has extended its rummage sale, and will have items Thursday and Friday.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a summer class on Microsoft Publisher from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4 through July 9 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in room D-107.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 26.
The Breakfast Briefings some print editions of the Great Bend Tribune showed the wrong starting time for Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy. The program is from noon to 1 p.m. in the St. Dominic Room at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by High Call Outfitters, 4100 10th Sreet, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jan Westfall with greeters Julie Smith and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Editor's note: An early report from the Barton County Sheriff's Office contained errors, which were published in the Great Bend Tribune. This is the updated information:
Although tornado warnings were sounded Sunday for Barton County, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said no tornados touched down.
Due to Sunday's stormy weather, the Great Bend Seventh-Day Adventist Church has extended its rummage sale. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church, located 1 mile west of 10th St. and Patton Road. All items are now half-price. For questions call 620-791-7314.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: opportunities relating to summer opportunities for students; presentation by GBMS science class; approval to purchase new bus; approval of 2014-2015 BOE meeting schedule; approval to alter District Education Center summer schedule; approval to republish budget; marketing of third party health insurance administrator; reports on Curriculum Day, spring testing Aims Web assessment system, multi-tiered system of supports, 2014 professional development opportunities, and beginning of school calendar; update on GBMS handrails and Riley Elementary School ...
A few spaces remain in the Furniture or Trunk refinishing workshop said by Donna Krug, Barton County family and consumer science agent. The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. May 27, with participants bringing their project to the 4-H building north of Great Bend on Highway 281. The class continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 28 and 29. Participants who pre-register will be sent a list of supplies to bring to the first class. There is a $5 registration fee. Call the Barton County Extension Office for more information or to register at 620-793-1910.
The 2014 Walk Kansas program officially ended May 10th. According to Donna Krug, Barton County family and consumer science agent, the eight-week fitness challenge, has become a positive habit for many Barton County residents. Nearly 375 people participated this year. A Walk Kansas celebration is planned for 5:15 p.m. Thursday, at the Southeast shelter at Vet's Lake. Dee Krier will share a short presentation about Tai Chi with Walk KS participants. Healthy refreshments and door prizes will also be part of the celebration. The program is free and open to everyone. For more information call Krug at ...
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on July 21, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a report on the Region E Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, report on volunteer recruitment from the Barton County Health Department, discussion on Emergency Support Function (ESF) 10 – Oil & Hazardous Materials of the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and a report on exercise activities from Barton County Emergency Management.
The First Church of the Nazarene's children's ministries will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Great Bend Appliance and Furniture Store parking lot, 2301 10th St. Lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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