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​BCC to close for Easter break

April 02, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Brass valves stolen from tank batteries in Barton County

The Barton County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of brass valves stolen from tank batteries east of Ellinwood in the last week.

April 02, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Speakers announced for cancer support group

Mark Mingenback from St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of Heartland Cancer Center's Touched By Cancer Group. That meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend.

March 31, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Ralph Terry will talk baseball during hot-dog luncheon

The Recreation Commission will be serving grilled hot dogs and Ralph Terry will be talking baseball from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.

March 31, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Giant Easter Egg Hunt moves to GBHS practice field


March 29, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Hays player wins Sunflower poker tournament

The top three poker players in the recent Sunflower Diversified Services Texas Hold 'Em tournament split the pot. Janette Handle of Hays had the most chips and won $400. Yvonne West of Great Bend and Leslie Heeke of Larned each won $275.

March 29, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Barton music students to present recital

Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.

March 28, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Crime Stoppers seeks tips on stolen trailer


March 28, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine, 3715 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Julie Smith with greeters Allene Owen and Jan Westfall. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

March 27, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Hit-and-run case is now aggravated battery case

An accidental hit-and-run case is now considered an aggravated battery case, based on new information received by the Great Bend Police Department, Lt. Bill Browne said Monday. The man who reported being hit by a car as he was walking the night of Monday, March 19, now says the driver tried to run him over.

March 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Summer Driver Education

Parents of students interested in enrolling in the summer session of Driver Education are invited to attend a Driver Ed meeting held by Mr. Meter on April 11 in the GBHS commons. Meeting times are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Attendance at the meeting is recommended but not required. Class dates, times and expectations will be discussed at this meeting, followed by a question and answer session. Enrollment forms are available on the USD 428 website as well as the high school activities office and the middle school office. Cost for the course is $150 ($100.00 ...

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs

GBRH Lab Fair to be held April 3 and 6

All sorts of numbers are etched in our minds because we use them throughout our daily lives. But few people know the numbers that matter most – those numbers related to health. Great Bend Regional Hospital is offering an inexpensive way for members of the public to learn their health numbers at Spring Check-up Lab Fair, which will be held from 6-7:30 a.m. April 3 and 6 at GBRH.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Library Friends to elect officers


March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Russell boy struck, killed by freight train

RUSSELL (AP) - Residents of Russell are mourning a 9-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a freight train.

March 25, 2012 | | Area Briefs

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