If you see local youths being hauled around on Friday in police cars or in the back of ambulances, it is not because they are in trouble with the law or injured in an accident. Approximately 70 seventh and eighth graders are participating in the annual City of Great Bend Youth Academy.
The 2011-12 USD 428 activities calendar is now available on line.
STAFFORD - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Rep-KS) has canceled a planned trip to Stafford Friday. The recess was cancelled and the Senate was called back in session so he will be in Washington, D.C. However, they do plan on rescheduling in Stafford although a time is not yet set.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Dr. Mark Judd, O.D., 1701 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be John Sullivan with greeters Ron Koelsch and Shawn Panzer. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
A free program, "Employers and Job Seekers Ages 55 and Older," will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hold a retreat from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday in room A-113 of the Administration Building on campus. The purposes of the retreat are to review college policies and service operations, development of the fiscal year 2012 budget development and strategic planning. Although all board meetings are open to the public, no action will be taken.
On June 1 the Great Bend Tribune published a story about a 9-year-old boy being hit by a hit-and-run vehicle at 6:40 p.m. on May 27. The Tribune reported that the boy was mowing, which was an error. He had finished mowing and was pushing the mower when a car driven by Tabatha Bomgardner, 25, of Great Bend turned the corner at 12th and Harrison, running over the mower and injuring the boy.
Renewal notices for Great Bend High School reserved season football tickets have been e-mailed to current ticket holders. The GBHS Activities Office asks holders to watch for this e-mail, which includes instructions for renewal. Current ticket holders who have not received a notice may e-mail Lana Wolf at email@example.com and the information will be forwarded to you, or phone the Activities Office at 793-1560.
There are a few openings in the July 7 Kansas Wetlands Education Center "Dancing Dragonflies" morning program for kids ages 4 to 7. The program runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Center. Call KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 by July 1 to register for the program or for more information.
BCC closes for Fourth of July
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Wheatland Electric, 2300 Broadway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Julie Smith and Karmi Green. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
ST. JOHN - The St. John Sunday Jam, an open jam session for area music lovers, is on summer break and will not be meeting this Sunday. The event, which used to be called Radium City Limits until the venue changed, meets on the first Sunday of every month, October through June, in a building located in the St. John town square.
A fire at 3400 Lakin Ave. caused an estimated $12,000 in damage, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include approval of end-of-year budget expenditures, transfers and balances and the 2011-2012 budget update.
Barton Community College will offer a summer workshop for Skype from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the Technical Building, T-117. To enroll in this workshop, contact Janet Kirmer, 620-792-9294 or 1-866-813-2460.
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.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Nex-Tech Wireless, 3705 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Matt Hiss and Ronda Sjogren. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.