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.
Golden Belt Community Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The foundation will use the day to encourage gifts to local endowment funds. Occurring this year on Dec. 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to ...