McPHERSON - Multi-award winning Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen is playing the McPherson Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.
WINFIELD - Kansas Voices, sponsored by the Winfield Arts & Humanities Council, is back for its 25th year. Submit short stories, prose, or poetry. Winners will be honored and invited to read their work at a special dinner presentation at Winfield Baden Square, 700 Gary, Winfield, on May 3.
The annual meeting of the Lake Barton Golf Club will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the clubhouse. All members are encouraged to attend.
American Legion Post 180 will hold a soup supper from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the post, 1011 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. Ham and bean soup, vegetable soup and chili will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's tuition rates during the next board study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Trustees will also review bids to purchase three cars and two vans to replace high-mileage vehicles in the college fleet. Other items on the agenda include reporting program pass rates, the annual BCC Foundation Clay Shoot, a March board retreat and an open house for the refurbished Fine Arts Auditorium.
RUSSELL - Deines Cultural Center's annual Russell Area Artist Exhibit: Local Color, opens Friday, Jan. 10, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Center, 820 N. Main St., Russell.
The Daughters of Isabella will hold a Soup Sampler Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the St. Patrick Parish Center.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will have its annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Rosewood Galleries annex, 1607 Main, Great Bend.
The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms Officers and Board of Directors will host the second annual Winter Social from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014, at the Classic Inn, located a 1 South Patton Road, Great Bend.
Starting in 2014, the Touched by Cancer Support Group's regular meetings will be at 2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and 5:15 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. The evening meetings will start 30 minutes earlier than they did in 2013, spokesman Dana Foss said.
A Stafford man and a Missouri woman died in a Christmas Eve collision on U.S. 166 in Chautauqua County.
An 83-year-old woman from Jetmore died Monday after the Ford Taurus she was driving went off a Hodgeman County road.
ST. JOHN - Barton Community College will offer outreach classes for the spring 2014 semester at St. John High School, 406 N. Monroe.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 30, and Wednesday, Jan. 1 for the New Year's holiday.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Cornerstone Interiors, 1405 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Robert Rugan and Marty Steinert. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
A Garden City man driving a motorcycle was injured Saturday afternoon on K-96 in Ness County, 4 miles west of Alexander.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the reorganization of the council, election of a council president, an economic development report and a revision to the employee handbook regarding military duty.
The monthly Shine & Show returns this month with an event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Waters True Value, 1649 K-96 in the Westgate Shopping Center. Shine & Show is a free car show presented by Mid-America Mopars.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred the afternoon of March 2, but was not reported.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week, the courthouse video security system and a Fairview Township Board resignation.
Joyce Esfeld will explain the secret to making "The Perfect Pie Crust" in a free program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This is a free Stop 'N Learn Session of the Great Bend Recreation Commission.