A 43-year-old Russell man was injured after wrecking a motorcycle while fleeing police at 2 a.m. Saturday.
The Great Bend Public Library is observing Black History Month by featuring works by African American artists in its Fine Arts Room. Works by Thelma Russi, Billie Broils, Danny Nobles, Mike Clark Jr., Sharmara Shellman and Alonzo Snipes are on display.
Karen Sessler of ElderCare will present "Safeguarding Our Seniors," at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Participants can learn how to keep themselves or a loved one safe at home. Sessler will cover tips on fall prevention, medication safety, identity protection, and signs that indicate an individual needs assistance.
Sunday will be the last day people can view the Marko Fields and Carol Long Ceramics Exhibit at Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery. The Black History Month exhibit, "Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds," an exhibit of posters from the Smithsonian Institute, also will end Sunday.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will hear a faculty presentation by history instructor Linda McCaffery, with Dr. Bill Brenner of Larned, when it meets at 4 p.m. Friday in room F-30, in the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.
Sheriff Greg Armstrong announced that the Barton County Sheriff's Office will be taking over the VIN program again, as noted in Tuesday's Great Bend Tribune.
The Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will have its Valentine's Day party, with the crowning of the King and Queen, at noon today (Feb. 15) before lunch, and a party at 1:15 p.m. with entertainment by Eisenhower 1st and 2nd graders and refreshments after the program.
A tour of the GBRC Activity Center is on the agenda for the Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The purpose of touring the new facility at 2715 18th St. is to consider adding instructional indoor soccer walls.
The Rooster Booster Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its 17th-annual banquet Saturday, March 12, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 10th St. in Great Bend. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7:15 p.m.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking information about break-ins at Venture Corporation, at both the home office, 214 South U.S. 281, Great Bend, and the plant at Dundee. Copper wire was stolen at both locations, and both buildings had damage. Property loss and damage are estimated at $30,000.
ST. JOHN - Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library, 406 North Monroe, St. John, will host a Quivira National Wildlife Refuge program, "Introduction to Birds and Birdwatching," from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. The presenter, Barry Jones, visitor services specialist at Quivira NWR, will intended for the beginner or less-experienced birdwatcher. He will share 10 steps to easier birding, followed by a presentaiton on common birds and bird groups of Quivira and the surrounding area. There will be samples of bird field guidebooks and optical aids.
The Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is asking the public to become a library valentine on Monday.
The next meeting of the Citizens Watchdog Association set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Rosewood Gallery, located at 16th and Main in Great Bend.
A land auction for Habitat for Humanity of Barton County, scheduled for Tuesday evening, was rescheduled because of the unsafe weather conditions. Habitat co-chairman Rachel Mawhirter said the auction will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the board room of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, 1125 Williams. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Donna Krug, Family and Consumer Science agent at the Barton County Extension, will present the program "Sugar - More Than Just a Sweetener," at 1 p.m. Friday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
BISON - An American Red Cross Blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Bison Gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be John Sullivan with greeters Steve Swigart and Amanda Hackerott. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include special recognition of Teacher of the Year candidates; approval of 2014-15 activities and athletics handbooks; approval of Kansas Association of School Boards membership for 2014-2015; teacher evaluation and student growth measures; state assessment update, proposal and program updates; approval of new District Accountant; approval of 2014 KDOT Walking School Bus Project grant; approval of contribution to Riley Elementary School and gift certificates to Jefferson Elementary School; and approval of licensed teacher resignations and ...
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board will renew GBRC liability insurance and vote on health insurance when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Information items on the agenda include training, a coaches' guide for youth sports and plans for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball and softball tournament coming to Great Bend.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will present "Flowers Popping Color," a free Stop N' Learn program, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 22.
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
The Hoisington Fire Department spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday extinguishing the remnants of 80 large round bales of hay at 850 NW 50 Ave.
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.