Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed a competitive grant cycle and awarded $21,331.00 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. The July 2014 competitive grant recipients are:
Think Small: Little Free Libraries boost reading and sharing
At first glance, the wooden boxes popping up in Barton County might be mistaken for a new version of Great Bend's big, decorative "bird houses." But these structures have something inside - books - all free for the taking.
The Great Bend Police Department received two more reports Thursday of counterfeit money being passed at businesses.
Three Great Bend residents were arrested on aggravated battery charges Wednesday after a 25-year-old male was hit in the head with a golf club. The Great Bend Police Department was dispatched to 1445 Park Ave. at 1:34 p.m. and located suspects over the next hour.
Items for the silent and live auctions that benefit Heartland Cancer Center patients are now being accepted. The event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Club at Stoneridge.
An injury accident was reported at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday when two vehicles collided at K-96 and Patton Road. The Great Bend Police Department reports Jairo Martinez was driving northeast on Patton Road in a Lincoln Navigator and failed to yield right of way to a Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Leroy Rube, who was traveling northwest on K-96. Rube and passenger Dorothy Rube were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital.
The League of Women Voters is conducting a newspaper questionnaire to run in the Great Bend Tribune the week before the primary election. All candidates for the Barton County Commission and The Kansas State Board of Education District's were sent
Great Bend High School Panther card sales will begin on Saturday, Aug. 9. High school student athletes will be canvassing the community beginning on that date to raise funds for the athletic department.
Free physicals for USD 428 high school and middle school athletes will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 in the commons area at Great Bend High School. This is the only date these physicals will be offered.
Enrollment dates are quickly approaching for USD 428 schools.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Murray Chiropractic, 2100 Kansas Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend High School freshmen band members, drum majors and section leaders will meet Monday, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-13 to prepare for the upcoming marching season. Drum majors and section leaders will congregate at 7:30 a.m., with freshmen needing to check out a school instrument meet at the high school at 7:45. The schedule has few days, but longer times this year so the Panther Pride Marching Band will be prepared for the many fall activities. The entire freshman band will start playing at 8-11:30 a.m. and also from 1-3 p.m.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend is seeking the public's assistance in the recovery of an all-terrain vehicle stolen last week from a building north of Ellinwood.
Renewal notices for Great Bend High School reserved season football tickets have been mailed to current ticket holders. Watch for this mailing, which includes instructions for renewal, and reply as soon as possible. If you had tickets last year, but do not receive this notification, please email email@example.com, or phone 620-793-1560.
The Visual and Performing Arts Department of Barton Community College will host its annual Sneak Preview Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Volunteers in Action, Barton Workforce Building, 1025 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Amanda Hackerott and Nancy Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Some people live for challenges.
Two racing motorcycles with a combined value of $11,525 were stolen last week from the 700 block of Washington St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The Sept. 26 theft is featured this week by Crime Stoppers.
The date for Country Square Dance Lessons has been changed to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of 24th and Washington. There will be no charge for the first class for those who want to learn social "mixer" dancing. High school, college, young couples and adults are welcome.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "Cooking Vegetarian" from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Presenter Gloria Hernandez will show how to cook vegetarian dishes which include cheese, eggs and milk. Each participant will make a veggie spring roll.
On Saturday the GBHS debate squad placed 3rd at Valley Center against 16 schools and 66 teams. In the novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 4th with a 4/1 win/loss record. Keeler said "I am really proud of everyone that competed. It was a lot of fun!" Also in the novice division the team of Uriel Renteria and Sara Allen had a 3/2 win/loss record that contributed to the sweepstakes placing. In the JV division the team of Carter Sheffield and Kris Gieck placed 7th with a 4/1 win/loss ...
On Sunday, Oct. 5, the Central Christian College Concert Choir and Chanter Tigres, a select vocal ensemble, will perform at 10 a.m. Community Christian Church, located east of Barton Community College at 253 NE 30 Road.
Since a conversation about the challenges of living with acute or chronic illness wouldn't be complete without a discussion of depression and anxiety, these will be topics during the next interactive televideo (ITV) session at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
As summer fades into autumn, one of nature's most impressive displays begins! The monarch butterfly's annual 2,000 mile migration is unique in the whole world. Unfortunately, we're in danger of losing this incredible natural phenomenon.
The annual Kansas Originals Spirit of Kansas Festival will be held on Oct. 11th. Starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., a line-up of musicians from around the area will be performing under the Big Tent and talented artists, craftsmen and food producers will be hand on for visitors to meet and learn from. To add to the days fun and excitement, Autumn Leaf Alpacas of Natoma, will be bringing their alpacas and angora goats for people to pet and enjoy. A large selection of specialty Kansas foods will be available for taste-testing. The day will ...
The Office of the State Fire Marshal has opened a new challenge for Kansas residents to create an infographic on Fire Safety using Kansas fire data. The contest, Visualize Kansas Fire Safety, is open to all Kansas residents currently enrolled in a university, college or technical school with entries due by 8 a.m. on Nov. 3. Interested participants should visit www.ksfm.ks.gov/Visualize for more information.
The Haynes Hideaway is just one of many attractive items for the live auction at the upcoming Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) Benefit, said Mark Mingenback, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center director of marketing.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, St. Mark Lutheran WELCA will host its annual Soup Lunch. The menu includes homemade chicken noodle/butterball soup, homemade taco soup, homemade dessert and other accompaniments. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson Street. Carry-out will be available.