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.
Great Bend High School English Teacher Crystal Cross has received a well-deserved place in the Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame. She will be inducted in a ceremony on June 11 in Dodge City.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office along with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks will host a hunter safety class Sept. 6 and 7 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
The 2003 movie "Luther" will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, 3600 Broadway Ave. There will be refreshments and discussion time.
PAWNEE ROCK - Heartland Farm will hold its annual Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sponsors invite the public to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. There is no charge for admission.
Two Great Bend churches will offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) series, starting in September.
The 2014 installment of the annual Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area Information Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in the southeast portion of the Wildlife Area on Kansas Highway 156.
The Barton Community College library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25 in the Barton Library. The event, which is open to students, employees and community members, was originally scheduled for Aug. 21.
Larned's Stuff the Bus drive will take place in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Dillons, 423 Main St., and Shopko, 908 E. 14th. This is a change from the Wednesday date originally announced, said Julie Bunger Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas.
At 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, Great Bend Fire Department was dispatched to 5817 16th St. Terrace for a report of an oven on fire. According to a report released Wednesday, crews found light smoke coming from Apartment 42. Inside, they found a smoldering fire along the baseboard of the wall behind the stove and extinguished the remaining fire.
The Great Bend High School guidance counselors will host a freshman parent meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the GBHS auditorium. Counselors will review their responsibilities as counselors and also discuss attendance, grades, communication, office procedures, graduation requirements, qualified admissions/Kansas scholars requirements for getting into college and expectations for freshmen. This meeting will be about 30-45 minutes in length, depending on questions.
L & M Contractors will begin bridge repairs to the bridge over the flood control channel, located on West Barton County Road (West 10th Street) on Monday, August 25th.
RUSSELL COUNTY – Teresa Magna, 51, Spring Valley, Calif., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Wichita. She is charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of interstate travel in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 6 in Russell County.
A traditional breakfast is on the menu again for the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner, which is the official kick-off to the non-profit agency's Sunrise Campaign.
Students at Central Kansas Christian Academy in Great Bend will start with a half-day Wednesday. The school, 215 McKinley, features classes from kindergarten through eighth grade.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Landmark National Bank, 1623 Main, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Marty Steinert with greeters Shawn Panzer and AJ Chrest. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will host a ribbon cutting for the newly-installed electronic directory kiosk at the entrance to the Great Bend Cemetery, 4500 Broadway Ave., at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21.