An orange and gray Trek bicycle was stolen from Golden Belt Bicycle Company, 1111 Main, on March 18. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings reports a man asked to test drive the bike and never returned. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 215 pounds, with red hair and a diamond earring.
The Barton Community College Music Department will host the Kansas High School Activities Association Regional Small Ensembles and Solos Music Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Seasoning With Spices And Herbs," from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. The program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sr. Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
Great Bend High School instrumental students will present their solo and small ensemble contest selections at 7 p.m. on Monday, in the GBHS Band Room (#190).
There will be a Drivers Ed parent meeting in the Commons area of the high school on Wednesday Students interested in taking driver education must be age 14 by June 1. Last names starting A-M will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Last names N-Z will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Enrollment will take place after the meeting, enrollment forms will not be accepted without payment. Cost for the class is $150 ($100 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunches).
There will be a Drivers Ed parent meeting in the Commons area of Great Bend High School on Wednesday. Students interested in taking driver education must be age 14 by June 1. Last names starting A-M will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Last names N-Z will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Enrollment will take place after the meeting; enrollment forms will not be accepted without payment. Cost for the class is $150 ($100 for students qualifying for free/reduced lunches).
The Tanner Hlavaty Memorial Scholarship Benefit Dinner will be held from 4-7 p.m. April 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Olmitz. The menu will include Tanner's favorite foods: Hot dogs, beans, chips, macaroni and cheese, and Oreo dirt cake. Free-will offerings will be accepted and proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund for Otis-Bison High School seniors.
A tag sale at the Barton County Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, has been rescheduled. Executive Director Karen Neuforth said the said will be held Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items including ceramics, paintings, frames and LPs will be on sale, with proceeds benefiting the BCAC. Donations are also welcome.
Join Mary Jo Cunningham for an informative and amusing program on the War of 1812, at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. She will talk about the war from the Niagara Valley to the Old Northwest.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Grove Chiropractic and Sports Injury P.A., 1309 Williams, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Scott Donovan with greeters Randy Bahe and Erin Powers. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Busy Bees" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th. Greg Swob, owner of Swobee Honey Farm, will share information about bees, honey production and basic equipment used in beekeeping during this informational program.
Sometime between Feb. 20 and March 11, a storage building at 900 MacArthur Road in Great Bend was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports two 3-ton York air conditioners were stolen. "The electrical cables and lines were cut, and the units were hauled off. Loss was $4,700," Akings said.
The Childhood Cancer Family Support Group, sponsored by Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Inc., will hold its next quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Center for Counseling and Consultation, 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend. For more information contact Taunya Schlessiger at 620-564-3529 or 786-5700; Gail Sullivan at The Center for Counseling, at 620-792-2544 or 793-5184; or Kristy Jerke at 792-1018.
The Sterling Chorale will perform the last concert of its annual spring tour at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Sterling. This is the same concert the Chorale took on a tour during Sterling's spring break. There is no admission charge for the event.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Great Bend is rasing money to restore the neon eagle sign outside the FOE social room at 1024 Main. One fundraiser will be a dance from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with The Country Plus Band playing. The suggested donation is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
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.