The Great Bend High School forensics team competed in the first tournament weekend of the season at the Augusta Speech tournament on Saturday.
Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance was on alert Saturday afternoon as several emergencies were reported at about the same time.
The 6th Annual Charity Gala promises to be one of the highlights of the year-long celebration of Sunflower Diversified Services' 45th anniversary, said Connie Oetken, director of development.
College Goal Sunday, a one-day free event to help students and their parents fill out college financial aid forms, is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. The event provides professional, one-on-one help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The Golden Belt Humane Society removed several dead animals from the house at 2001 Holland St. in Great Bend, Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said Glenn R. Bonham - who is also listed as co-owner of the house in last year's community appraisal guide - had not been there for some time, and a neighbor has been feeding a cat that came from the house.
Deputies found blood, but no driver, at the scene of an accident early Friday.
Two people from Dodge City were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon in the 400 block of West Barton County Road. They were treated for minor injuries and released.
Eisenhower Elementary School, located at 1212 Garfield St., went into lock-down mode briefly Wednesday afternoon, after a domestic disturbance was reported in the neighborhood. A woman at Dollar Tree, 3502 10th St., called the police at 1:18 p.m., reporting a known person was making threats.
The Great Bend Police Department has released more information about a Wednesday accident in which Thomas Curran, 52, of Great Bend, fell under a semi-trailer. Police were dispatched to the alley behind Office Products Incorporated, 1204 Main, at 1:40 p.m. in reference to a male being run over by a semi.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the critically acclaimed pop opera group Destino at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Travis Nagel and 4-year-old Jacob Garrett take advantage of warm weather Monday afternoon to have fun with a remote-control motorcycle. Since it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there was no school, they also had plenty of room in the Great Bend High School parking lot. The temperature was in the upper 50s; the rest of this week will only have highs in the 20s and low 30s.
Throughout the years, Kansas settlers marked their weddings or the birth of a child with one of the most functional works of art known - the quilt. Some are fabric masterpieces; others were made with scraps, flour sacks or whatever fabric was available, for the sole purpose of providing warmth.
Barton Community College music student and opera specialist Jessica Perez will present a special recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel in the Fine Arts Building.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management will be hosting a Regional Mitigation Plan Kickoff Meeting at 1 p.m. on April 25, in the Stafford County Annex Building, 201 E. 3rd St., St. John. Entities, including school districts, municipalities, special districts, and certain non-profits, within Barton County have been invited to attend the meeting. Interested individuals are also invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the plan and the planning process.
The CPI Barton County Endowment was established in 2009 through the Golden Belt Community Foundation when CUNA Mutual Group acquired CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) and made a generous donation establishing the corporate grantmaking fund. Since then the fund has grown and CPI employees have begun reviewing projects that will benefit Barton County. Earlier this year CUNA Mutual Group announced the rebranding and newly targeted focus for CPI, which included a new name: CPI is now known as CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions.
Children at Tiffany's Day Care in the 900 block of Williams enjoy an early Easter visit from the Eastern Bunny. The business is operated by Tiffany Nily.
Several runners and walkers came out for the first Roger Berger Memorial 5K, April 12 at the Barton Lake Trails.
Sunflower Diversified Services will hold its first bowling tournament at 6:30 p.m. on May 13 at Walnut Bowl.
The 17th Annual FHSU Foster Grandparent Program Recognition Celebration was held on Thursday, April 10, at the FHSU Memorial Union. Approximately 90 people were in attendance including State Representatives Sue Boldra and Travis Couture-Lovelady, Rep. for District 110 in the Kansas House; Margaret Gabelmann and state Silver Hair Legislature representatives from the area as well as Ellis Mayor Lyle Johnston.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
Being realistic about your health at any age is the focus of the 2014 Full Circle on Aging, held in Hays at the Messiah Lutheran Church, on Friday, April 25. This event, sponsored in part by K-State Research and Extension, Fort Hays State University and the Northwest Area Agency on Aging, brings together aging experts to help caregivers and individuals alike. With both a public track and a professional track for those involved in the health care industry, Full Circle offers a unique learning opportunity.
Central Plains Elementary School library in Holyrood has been awarded a Kansas Book Festival Grant for $750. On March 31, Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback announced the winners of the 2014 Kansas Book Festival Grants during a news conference at the Statehouse. Eight libraries throughout the state received book grant money. CPES library will be using the grant to purchase nonfiction books for the lower elementary grades that will help satisfy Common Core standards.
Months of hard work will culminate Monday night at 7 p.m. as all of the Great Bend Sixth Grade Band members join forces for their annual concert at GBHS gym. Schools represented include Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, Park, Riley, Holy Family and Central Kansas Christian Academy.
The final sprayer demonstration of the 2014 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo never got off the ground.
Stress is part of everyday life for most people. But when a chronic illness such as cancer is involved, stress can be an especially disruptive influence on a patient's daily routine – including sleep patterns.
How far would you go to defend your belief in God?
Angela DeVore, chaplain at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, has been participating in the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy events this year and encourages others to join in.