The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program on the history of Cheyenne Bottoms at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Eric Giesing, an educator with the Kansas Wetlands Education Center and Fort Hays State University, will present a brief history of the Bottoms. Afterward, participants will be invited to share interesting stories of their lives while growing up in the Barton County area.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission has rescheduled the Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Macro Photography" to Tuesday, Dec. 13t, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free program was originally scheduled for this week.
On Thursday, the Great Bend Public Library will join libraries across the state in participating in "Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Kansas Libraries." The purpose of the event is to demonstrate how important academic, public, school and special libraries are to the citizens of Kansas, said Jennifer King, head of the GBPL marketing department.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by LINK, Inc., 1103 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be John Sullivan with greeters Allene Owens and Randy Bahe. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will consider roofing bids for the Administration Building when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a monitoring report on regional workforce needs, financial aid presentation, personnel and an executive session for the discussion of personnel matters.
Thomas Beier of South Hutchinson took home $500 for his first-place win in the recent Sunflower Diversified Services Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament. June Garrett of Claflin won $300 for second place and Karen Watts of Hays earned $150 for third.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will act on vehicle bids when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
The Olmitz Knights of Columbus Annual Soup Supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on today at the K of C Hall in Olmitz. Vegetable beef soup, chili, chicken noodle soup, veggie's, homemade bread and pie will be served. A raffle will be held with prizes from local businesses.
The 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 district's Shady Grove property, Board of Education representatives for the Great Bend Recreation Board, and Kansas Assessments update.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is holding its annual Longest Tail Feather contest. Pheasant hunters can bring the tail feather from their prize bird to the GBRC office, 1214 Stone St., during pheasant season.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about last week's burglary at 3220 Lakin Ave. in Great Bend.
WICHITA - A Lyons man has been charged with the armed robbery of a bank in Arlington, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Wednesday.
Barton County Historical Society will pay tribute to veterans on Friday, Nov. 11. All veterans and their families will be admitted to the museum at no charge. The museum, located south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and light refreshments will be available during the afternoon. An exhibit of uniforms from the Spanish-American War through the Gulf War is on display.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will celebrate National Gaming Day from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Young Adult Librarian Jennifer King said students in grades seven and up, as well as adults, are invited to come to play a variety of board games, card games, video games and computer games.
Great Bend High School will honor veterans at 9:40 a.m. on Friday with an assembly. Student Council president Luke Abbott will lead everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance, and the GBHS Madrigals will sing the Star Spangled Banner. The GBHS Marching Panther Band will play Salute to Freedom and Salute to America's Finest. The Jazz Band will play God Bless the USA. Mr. Dan Eyestone will give the history of Veterans Day and have a reading of Flanders Field. Mr. Radke will also give a short speech. The assembly will be held in the GBHS gym and ...
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.