Barton Community College's Music Department will present its 27th annual Vocal Masterclass on Saturday, featuring Dr. Holly Swartzendruber, an adjunct vocal music instructor at Tabor College and Hesston College.
Haley M. Piland, 19, of Great Bend, was injured Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on a rural Barton County Road. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Piland was driving north in the 200 block of NE 20 Ave. at 1:15 p.m. when she lost control of the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado. The vehicle went into the west ditch, struck a field drive and returned to the roadway, where it continued into ...
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "The Legacy of Floyd Cramer," featuring Cramer's grandson, Jason Coleman, playing in the signature style of his grandfather, the Nashville pianist whose smooth "slip note" style made him a musical legend of the 1960s.
November of 2010 marked a end to the third class of Leadership Golden Belt graduates who attended almost three months of leadership training in the Golden Belt region. Now, the dates for the 2011 session have been announced, said Christy Tustin, director of the Golden Belt Community Foundation which sponsors the program.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Smokey Hill Public Television at the Great Bend Chamber and E.D. Conference Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Lynda Jamison with greeters Julie Smith and Allene Owen. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) is offering a possibly life-saving service during three weeks in March, which is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The service is free of charge.
Dates have been set for USD 428's kindergarten round-up. The event is for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug, 31 and planning to attend local schools in the fall.
The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 23 through May 2, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center, 1311 S. Douglas, in Lyons. Instructor is Linda Runge.
Throughout the month of March, residents of Sterling House Great Bend will be collecting socks for impoverished children of Brazil. The sock drive has a two-fold purpose for residents, said Dawne Leiker, sales and marketing manager. "Sterling House, a Brookdale Senior Living community, is exploring the world throughout 2011 as part of its Celebrations program. March's focus is the country of Brazil. Residents are also reaching out to underprivileged children through ...
Grammy and Emmy award-winning musicians Bill Mize and Beth Bramhall will be featured in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations or tickets are encouraged, said Karen Neuforth with the Arts Council. Seats may be reserved weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, by calling 620-792-5221 or by ...
The BCC Theatre will present "Too Many Sopranos," a one-act student-directed opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, on the stage of the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. The opera will be presented in black-box style with the audience seated onstage. The audience will enter through the stage door located in the hallway leading left from the Fine Arts Office. Students will be admitted free. Admission for the general public ...
Toby, the 5-year-old spotted leopard at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, had his annual physical Wednesday, and a visit from local dentist and mayor Dr. Mike Allison. The leopard weighed in at 100 pounds, or five pounds less than a year ago. Zoo Curator Marge Bowen and Dr. Jackie Corbett, DVM, agreed the weight loss was not a cause for concern. Dr. Mike Malone, ...
Detective Heather Smith from the Great Bend Police Department will present "Warnings About Facebooking" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free program is open to adults and or youths 11 years of age and older accompanied by an adult. The program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick explains, "Technology is an excellent tool in today's society, but ...
The Bikers of Central Kansas raised more than $900 during its annual Chili Challenge to benefit Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice. The money will be used to help the non-profit agency pay for hospice patients' medications. Johnny "Shorty" Adams of The Men MC won $100 for first place and donated his winnings back to GBHH&H. A trophy for second place was awarded to the Ellinwood Clinic, represented Rhonda Settle, ...
The Great Bend High School Forensic Team competed in the Nickerson Forensic Tournament on Saturday, Febr. 26. Eleven students competed and brought home 10 medals. They had four State Speech Championship qualifiers and placed fourth overall in sweepstakes. 29 schools competed at the tournament. The rankings are as follows:
This week's Great Bend Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Community Bank of the Midwest, 2220 Broadway in Great Bend, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. Ambassador in charge will be Aaron Andrews with greeters Jim Vopat and Connie Oetken.
HUTCHINSON – In the Prairie Nutcracker, 1869 Kansas' dances to life in this new century twist on the traditional ballet. Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker music remains, masterfully adapted by Boston composer, Rick Kuethe, a native of Omaha, Neb. Prairie Nutcracker is a biennial event held on the second weekend in December, odd numbered years, and is produced by Prairie Nutcracker Foundation Inc.
By Jim Misunas
Jim Johnson, Sunflower Diversified Services executive director, left, accepts a donation of $365.30 from John Clayton, Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Grand Knight. The K of C donated proceeds from its recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser to the non-profit agency. Johnson expressed gratitude on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and delays who receive Sunflower's services.
Military veterans in Great Bend and surrounding areas are invited this week to visit Argonne Post 180, 1011 Kansas Ave., to learn more about the organization. State headquarters staff from the American Legion will be in town Thursday through Saturday to discuss veterans' benefits and service to the community. Paul Sanford, Kansas membership chairman, said all wartime veterans are invited to learn more about the American Legion and veteran benefits. Membership and veteran information staff ...
Those visiting the Shafer Art Gallery last Sunday could walk in a winter wonderland, yet stay completely protected from the harsh elements of the Kansas cold season at the "Big Holiday Show – Holiday Open House" reception.
Farmers Bank and Trust gave away $5,350 Wednesday to 34 area charities at their 17th Annual Holiday Charity Coffee.
Student artists from Bickerdyke and Simpson Elementary Schools in Russell will host Holiday Art Open House, an exhibition of holiday inspired artworks, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Deines Cultural Center, 802 N Main Street in Russell.
Dance by Design presents Winter Wonderland, a winter dance recital with a whimsical twist. This 8th Annual Winter Show has tap, jazz, and lyrical dance routines performed by local youth from Great Bend, Hoisington and Larned. Owner/Instructor Lee Ann Bashor says, "This adventure will take you down the rabbit hole and off to a curious land. I'm so proud of all my dancers. They have worked hard and we want to share our joy of dance."
On Friday student artists enrolled in the ART 653, Professional Development course will host Studio 653, an exhibition in Moss-Thorns Gallery of Fine Art in Rarick Hall on the FHSU campus. All are welcome to join these student artists and their instructor in a celebration of their achievements in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.
Great Bend Children's Learning Center held a food drive for the local food bank the past couple weeks. The kids were very excited to help out families that may be in need this holiday season. The kids brought in a total of 366 items to donate.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice will offer a free community program, "Getting Through the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died." It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center in Great Bend.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
While the Thanksgiving and Christmas season is a time for gathering with family and friends, it is also a time for remembering loved ones who have passed away.
The Rev. Angela DeVore realizes that sometimes people are not feeling particularly merry at Christmas time. Instead, they may be feeling blue because of a significant loss in their lives.