The After Harvest Czech Festival will be held on July 30 in Wilson. A Czech Buffet, made by St. Wenceslaus Altar Society will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or when the food runs out, at 2811 Ave. D. Menu consists of roast beef, roast pork, jaternice, potatoes in dill gravy, sauerkraut, dumplings, vegetables, rohlicky, kolaches and a drink. Price is $11 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 10. Kolaches and other homemade items will be sold at the Country Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Simple Haven Bed and Breakfast, 615 27th Street in Wilson, will host an Art and Music Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 30. Featured will be works by Jim Pruner, Terri Horner, Debbie Wagner, Becky Hyberger, Mark Swiderski, Gordon and Rae Zahradnik and Marilyn Pfeiffer-Hake. Music will be provided by John Andrews on the piano at 2 p.m. and The Backwater Boys, bluegrass/country/gospel/folk/Americana, at 4 p.m. by the historic water tower.
Dutch oven cooking is on the educational menu at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center near Great Bend at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 31.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be host the free program "Agriculture Around the World," at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Rena Berrett, Barton County Extension intern, will share some of the experiences she has had with agriculture through her exchange program.
Great Bend Fire Department units were dispatched to the Red Barn plant Tuesday evening after ammonia vented from a condenser unit on the air conditioning cooling tower. Battalion Chief Rick Robison said there were no injuries and the vapors soon dissipated.
A 17-year-old woman from Kinsley died Tuesday after the car she was driving collided with a semi-trailer in Ford County.
Activities for members of the Great Bend High School band are heating up.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at the District Education Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include budge review and approval to publish.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by P&S Security, 1705 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Jan Westfall with greeters Shay Kasselman and A.J. Chrest. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss next year's operating budget and publication of the proposed budget when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, located in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.
Two people were taken to Via Chriti Medical Center's St. Francis Hospital in Wichita on Friday after two vehicles collided on U.S. 50 at the U.S. 281 junction in Stafford County, 2.5 miles south of St. John.
Join us at Barton County Historical Village at 6 p.m. on July 25. Come and see how the game used to be played. Peanuts, popcorn, and hotdogs will be available. Frederick Krebs, courtesy of the Kansas Humanities Council will present a program at 7:30 p.m. entitled "Root Root Root For The Home Team: Community Baseball and the American Dream".
USD 428 is hosting a meeting for substitute teachers at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the District Education Center, 201 S. Patton Road.
The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held this Sunday, at 820 N. Main in Russell.
Heartland Cancer Center's monthly Cancer Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the center, 204 Cleveland St., Great Bend. This will be a sharing meeting.
Donations are being accepted for a May 31 garage sale at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, located at 504 Washington St. in Great Bend. This project is sponsored by the hospital part of VFW Post No. 3111 M.O.C., and all of the proceeds will go to veterans in need of help.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis Club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley St. The event is open to all area children, pre-school through 6th grade. Chairman Mike Nicholson said there will be lots of Easter eggs for all.
The Barton Community College Library is a resource available to the community, and area residents are invited to an open house from 1-3 p.m. April 14.
Barton Community College professionals will offer resume assistance and teach attendees how to create an effective resume during workshops offered this week. The resume workshops will be offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Wednesday in room 117 of the BCC Library. They are open to students and community members.
Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident at 12:52 a.m. Sunday at SW 70 Ave. and NW 210 Road.
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.