A Lyons man has been charged in federal court with armed bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced. Jacob W. Schrock, 27, is also charged with unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of bank robbery, all stemming from Sept. 13 when he allegedly robbed the Citizens Bank of Arlington in Reno County. His was one of several indictments handed down last week by ...
Starting in the fall of 2012, students in the Registered Nursing program at Barton Community College may need one more three-hour course to graduate. These and other items are on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees' October study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Auditorium. According to study session materials, the plan is to add the course RN Leadership & ...
The Great Bend High School Band and Orchestra will hold a Chili Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Homecoming, Oct. 7, at the GBHS Jack Kilby Commons. Carry-out will be available. Cost is $6 per ticket. To place orders for cinnamon rolls call 793-1521, ext. 189 or 785-650-2194. Cost for a dozen cinnamon rolls is $9 and $5 for six.
Members of the Quivira Council Boy Scouts of America will conduct a Scouting for Food collection on Saturday, Oct. 8. Residents in Great Bend, Hoisington and Ellinwood are asked to place non-perishable food items on their porches by 8 a.m. that day. All items collected will be donated to the Barton County Food Bank.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about the theft and destruction of a gray Chevy pickup from Great Bend. Police Chief Dean Akings said the truck was stolen from 6001 Broadway Ave. around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. At 3 a.m. on the 22nd, it was spotted by security cameras at Barton Community College. "This vehicle struck a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, a green Jeep Cherokee and ...
Tickets are now available for purchase to the USD 428 Education Foundation dinner/auction. The fundraiser is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Highland Convention Center. Tickets are $50 each. The Western-themed evening will include a barbecue buffet, silent auction, old-time photographs, country music provided by the Great Bend High School Madrigal Pops Singers and an opportunity to learn line dancing. This Education Foundation event helps fund the ...
A retirement reception for Great Bend City employee Willard Renfro will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Cemetery Office, located at 4500 Broadway Ave. He will be retiring from the City with 22 years of service.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Linda Jamison and Jan Westfall. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend will be holding their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.
A Barton County motorist was injured Sunday when he swerved to avoid a deer, 0.4 miles north of SE 50 Road on SE 100 Ave. The accident occurred around 4 a.m. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Jacob Delgado was driving the 1997 Dodge pickup. It went into a ditch and then came back onto the road but entered into a side skid into the other ditch, rolling three-quarter times. ...
The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism to a Methodist cemetery located northeast of Hoisington on NE 10 Ave. and NE 120 Road. On Saturday evening a man reported finding stones broken and overturned. Officers continued their investigation on Monday. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers, 792-1300 or 1-888-305-1300.
Larry Robert Bates, 60, from Rogers, Texas, was injured when his semi-trailer went off a Russell County road at 11:10 a.m. Friday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports the right wheels dropped off the edge of U.S. 281 about 0.6 miles south of Paradise Road, and when the driver attempted to correct, the weight of hay bales caused the semi to be pulled down into the ditch where it rolled one and a quarter ...
The annual Zoo Society meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo. President Penny Quinn will host a slide show presentation to update members on activities and answer questions. Zoo Director Scott Gregory said members will take a behind-the-scenes tour and view the newest animal at the zoo, a 167-pound cougar named Phoenix, who is on loan for a year from Panthera Research in Texas. ...
The Central Kansas Library System Executive Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at CKLS Headquarters, located in the basement of the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St. An executive session for a personnel item, followed by possible action, is on the agenda.
The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave., in Great Bend. A $25 donation is suggested for having a booth. Proceeds will go toward helping veterans at the Fort Dodge Soldiers Home. For more information call Brenda at 620-793-2796 or the post, 793-5912. This event will be open to the public.
The Indian River citrus fruit will be available from 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton. Extra navel oranges, pink grapefruit and Georgia pecans will be available. For more information call 620-791-7314.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Entertaining Meals program at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Get into the Christmas spirit with a meal catered by Delgados and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group.
American Legion Auxiliary will hold a benefit soup supper from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the American Legion Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave, Members and guest are welcome.
Tickets for the "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater to benefit Habitat for Humanity go on sale Thursday, Dec. 5. They will first be available when the non-profit organization hosts the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 1125 Williams.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Habitat for Humanity, 1125 Williams, Chamber Board Room, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters AJ Chrest and Lana Dietz. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A Great Bend man was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a one-vehicle accident at noon Thursday on SE 100 Ave. and SE 70 Road in Barton County, approximately 7 miles south of Ellinwood.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
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.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss the search for USD 428 Superintendent of Schools.
The monthly Barton County Historical Society meeting scheduled for Monday evening, Nov. 25, has been canceled.
Touched by Cancer Support Group will depart from its regular schedule in December. The group usually meets each month on the first Tuesdays, from 2-3 p.m., and third Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend.
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