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Public Library forms new teen group

The Great Bend Public Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group to help with various areas of the Young Adult Department. In addition to making suggestions for new books to purchase for the collection, they will also help plan future teen programs, such as Movie Nights and Game Days. Teens in grades 7-12 are welcome to join.

September 03, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Crime Stoppers: Wire thieves damaged AT&T generator

Crime Stoppers of Barton County is seeking information about damage done to a generator at 1300 Stone St. in Great Bend, Police Chief Dean Akings said.

August 31, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Barton Community College closes for Labor Day

The Barton Community College campus and Center for Adult Education will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Classes and offices will resume regular schedules on Tuesday.

August 30, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Free computer classes offered at Great Bend Public Library

The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will once again be offering free computer classes to the public beginning Tuesday, Sept.13. Classes are one-hour long and are available twice on Tuesdays, at 3:30 and 7 p.m.

August 30, 2011 | | Area Briefs

BCC trustees consider Fire Science certificate; revisit policy manual

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss the creation of a Fire Science certificate program during its September study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include a change in the Home Health Aide course required for a Licensed Practical Nurse certificate, and proposed changes to the board policy manual. Dean of Administration Mark Dean will present the financial statement, and will talk about "Higher One."

August 29, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Citizens Watchdog group announces ice cream social

The Citizens Watchdog Association will hold an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Rosewood Galleries, 1607 Main Street, Great Bend. The group is a neighborhood watch association open to burglary victims and anyone concerned about crime in the community.

August 24, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Businesses warned of counterfeit $100 bills

Detective David Bailey at the Great Bend Police Department confirmed a report that counterfeit $100 bills have been circulated within the business community in recent days. While there is no active police case, one Great Bend bank reported that several of its business customers have accepted fake $100 bills, printed on bleached $5 bills.

August 24, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Cemetery Board meeting

The Cemetery Board will beet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Cemetery Office.

August 24, 2011 | | Area Briefs

BCC will offer Medication Aide Update Sept. 20-21

Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles.

August 23, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Prairie Winds Community Concert Band will begin fall rehearsals

Barton's instrumental music instructor Steven Lueth invites all area musicians high school age or older to join the Prairie Winds Community Concert Band. No audition is necessary, only that they enjoy playing concert band literature, Lueth said.

August 23, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Historical Village offers free event for car lovers

Barton County Historical Society will provide an event for car lovers from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday at its Historical Village and Museum, located just south of the Great Bend Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281. Members of Vintage Wheels Car Club, D and B Motors, and other friends of the society will bring classic vehicles from the past to display on the grounds.

August 23, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sterling House, 1206 Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Shay Kasselman and Karmi Green. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.

August 23, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Police seek info on co-op burglary

Sometime between 6 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 7:15 a.m. on Aug. 8, the Great Bend Co-op at 1600 Kansas Ave. was burglarized. Police Chief Dean Akings reports windows were broken to gain entry. Fire extinguishers and flashlights were stolen, for a total loss of $320.

August 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area information night

The annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area information night will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Kansas Wetland Education Center. The Ed Center is located northeast of Great Bend on Highway 156 in the southeast portion of the Wildlife Area.

August 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Barton offers Certified Medication Aide course as hybrid class

Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide hybrid course in Great Bend and Wilson, beginning Sept 12. Hybrid courses are delivered in the classroom through lecture and supplemented by online components. Students will spend time in the classroom and at a clinical site, and complete the remainder of their coursework online.

August 19, 2011 | | Area Briefs

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