The USD #428 will be hosting a "American Education Week Coffee" on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 9–11 a.m, at the Senior Center located at 2005 Kansas Avenue. Join the USD #428 for an enjoyable morning of coffee, rolls, and entertainment by the grade school thru high schools' music departments.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Farmers Mutual Insurance Company/Jensen & Associates Insurance Agency, 16 N Main Street, in Ellinwood, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Mike Fortkamp with greeters Cindy Parr and Sarah Adams. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is Christmas," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board will recognize Tyler Shirley, a physical education teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, for winning the Kansas Horizon Award, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education to recognize outstanding first-year teachers.
The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Donations will be taken at the door and will go toward new equipment and materials for the theatre program. The play was adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.
According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the 200 block of North East Baker, north of the city of Great Bend. Four firearms were stolen.
The Barton County Clerk's Office will sponsor an electronic poll book demonstration at 9 a.m. Friday in the Clerk's Office at Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main, Great Bend. The demonstration will be provided by Henry M. Adkins and Son Inc. of Clinton, Mo.
Barton County will join with Johnson County in a "mandamus action" lawsuit against the state regarding a newly minted statute that county appraisers across Kansas feel will create unfair property values.