This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Bright Horizons, 4801 W. 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Karmi Green and Linda Jamison. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Barton Community College offices will be closed for the holiday break Dec. 19-30. All offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2. Spring semester classes will begin Monday, Jan. 9.
Barton Community College will be offering a new 21 credit-hour Computer Aided Drafting certificate program beginning in the upcoming spring 2012 semester. Supported by grant funds, the program will offer students the ability to work with state of the art CAD software. The program includes classes on campus with the option of taking some courses online.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a burglary that occurred between 1 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 4:10 p.m. on Nov. 27 at 1912 Adams St. in Great Bend, at a house that was being remodeled.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jim Vopat with greeters Ron Koelsch and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Patricia M. Halseth, 41, of Great Bend, was transported to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington on Sunday after the car she was driving slid off U.S. 281 near NE 60 Road in Barton County.
Mathew Cooley of Hoisington was taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital with a possible head injury after a one-vehicle accident Monday on U.S. 281.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend High School library. Items on the agenda include updated information on the sale of the Shady Grove property, presentation of the 2010-2011 business audit, projected roofing plan/invitation to bid, approval of quote for replacement doors at Lincoln Elementary, presentation of district's three year technology plan, and fund raising policy for USD 428.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Macro Photography" at noon Tuesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Eric Giesing, Kansas Wetlands Education Center/Fort Hays State University educator, will be the presenter for this one-hour program.
In a change of its regular meeting date, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees will conduct business at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The board will be voting on vehicle replacement bids, a change in the Military Certificate program offered at the college, and personnel. Charles Perkins will present information from the National Center for Education Statistics.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will vote on revising its rental fees and guidelines when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
An elderly female grizzly bear at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo was put to sleep last week, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.
"Ghosts of Christmas Past" will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Barton County Historical Museum and Village, just over the river bridge. No admission will be charged, everyone is encouraged to attend.
Ambulances were dispatched after a semitrailer loaded with bricks collided with a minivan in the 400 block of North Washington Ave. on Tuesday, but both drivers declined medical treatment at the scene.
Oilfiled pumping unit parts were stolen from a lease field at NE 10 Road and NE 40 Ave., and a trailer with a broken wheel was found nearby.
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.
The Great Bend Area Support Group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.