Judge William McMosley from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, awarded the Varsity and Junior Varsity Bands I ratings on April 13. The in-house contest was held in the GBHS gym. After listening to the two bands, McMosley worked with the bands as a clinician in addition to his adjudication.
At the District National Qualifying Forensics Tournament held on April 15 and 16 at Hutchinson High School, the Great Bend High School Forensics Team took eight students and competed in 11 events. The Great Bend High School Forensics team had two members advance to semi-finals and another member advance to finals.
A friendly frog is one of several chalk art creations in front of the Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College. The annual sidewalk art contest concluded at 4 p.m. Thursday. Gallery Director Dave Barnes will judge the sidewalk art and announce the winners.
Barton Community College Forensics and Theater departments will host "A Night in the Theatre," beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and ending at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7. "A Night in the Theatre" is open to all high school and college students interested in theater and forensics.
Robert E. "Bob" Button will present a program on an 1847 Colt "cap and ball" pistol that once belonged to James Chestnut Jr., during the Barton County Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
At least four Barton County children with cancer will be the beneficiaries of a recent Kans for Kids fundraiser. Approximately $36,000 was raised during the first Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation Radiothon.
On Saturday, April 16, eleven Barton County 4H'ers wrapped up the 2011 shooting season by competing in the 4-H State Air Rifle Match held in Great Bend.
For the third year in a row, First Assembly of God is sponsoring its Easter egg hunt. At 1 p.m. Saturday, children through sixth grade are welcome to come to the Great Bend High School Football field to get in on over 35,000 Easter eggs that will be given away during the event. In addition to the candy-filled eggs, other prizes will be given away this year.
Healing Hearts Ranch to begin evening worship services
"Nurses: Trusted to Care" is the theme for the 20th annual Clara Barton Colloquium offered by Barton Community College. The event is set from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, 3017 W. 10th Street.
NESS COUNTY - A Western Plains bus driver certified as a EMT is being hailed as a heroine following a bus accident in northern Ness County Friday morning.
When someone in the family is diagnosed with diabetes, mealtime can either become a problem or an opportunity. Gloria Siefkes and Donna Krug suggest the latter and will be available to offer meal-planning advice at an upcoming free event.
Yukoners Sarah Macdougall and Gordie Tentrees are hitting the highways around the world March 25-June 18, including a 7:30 p.m. stop Wednesday at Great Bend's Barton County Arts Council Back Room.
HOLYROOD - The new Oilers logo, an oil derrick and the letter "O" in forrest green, was approved at Monday's meeting of the Central Plains USD 112 board of education.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will sponsor a Fall Middle School Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Great Bend Activity Center, at 2715 18th St., for all Great Bend Middle School students. Admission is $5 with GBMS students ID. No hats will be allowed. Pizza will be available for $1 per slice. Popcorn and water will be provided.
The Model Association of Central Kansas invites the public to its Fun Fly, from 1 p.m. until dusk this Saturday, Oct. 11, at the MACK flying field. The field is located south of the intersection of Patton Road and Railroad Ave. at 114 SW 20 Ave.
Members of the Knights of Columbus Club in Great Bend are asking the public to help them raise funds to pave the parking lot at their club, 723 Main Street, which is used for numerous public events. There will be a fried chicken dinner at the club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 12. Cost is $10 for a dinner with all the trimmings. There will be free hot dogs for kids 5 and under, and to-go boxes are available.
Each week we'll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We'll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what "the rest of the story" turned out to be.
The Barton Community College Library will hold an art contest to determine the artwork for seven Cohen Center for Kansas History (CCKH) trivia pamphlets. Submissions can be done in any medium and must be postmarked by Nov. 10. Contest is open to all students, Barton employees and community members. Multiple entries are accepted.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend accepts anonymous tips that may help solve crimes or recover stolen property. On Saturday, Oct. 4, just after midnight, Great Bend Police officers responded to an alarm at L&M Contractors on K-96. A garage door was found open, and it was determined a Stihl chain saw, chop saw, chipping hammer, transit, angle grinder and a 14-inch saw were stolen. Loss was $6,700.
At the Lyons Invitational Debate Tournament, the GBHS debate team placed first overall. In the novice division the three man team of Uriel Renteria, Becca Kay and, Sara Allen placed 5th with a 4/1 win/loss record. Also in the Novice division the team of Kylynn Keeler and Hadley Murphy placed 6th with a 4/1 win/loss record. The open division the team of Kris Gieck and Carter Sheffield went undefeated with a 5/0 win/loss record placed 5th and the team of Aaron Miller and Ashtin Heath placed 7th with a 4/1 win/loss record ...
one2one presents the collaborative group exhibition "Pop-Machine" by current visiting Artist Rebecca Parks-Ramage,
It's time to dust off that recipe from last winter and make a big pot of chili for entry in the 5th Annual Charity Chili Cook-off. This year's event will take place on Lakin Street between Main and Kansas.
Great Bend Middle School parent/teacher conferences will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 21, and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. Call the office, 620-793-1510, to schedule a conference time.
A Great Bend woman who has attended several of the Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy sessions is hoping for a big turnout at the next presentation. It will be the last one of the year.
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