Great Bend city workers discovered extensive vandalism of Trail of Lights lighting displays at Veterans Park Friday morning during a routine check of the area and reported damage to Great Bend Police. The majority of the damage was done to the "12 Days of Christmas" displays on the north end of the park, in addition to a Santa and sleigh display pulled down on the roof of the picnic shelter and two displays in front of the shelter mangled and pushed over.
Continuing in its long-standing tradition, the First United Methodist Church of Great Bend will offer a Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, in the church sanctuary. Church musicians and guests from other congregations have put together a program of sacred and secular music, said Marc Webster at the church.
Barton Community College Phi Theta Kappa members Michelle Klepper of Ellinwood and Jeff Pike of Great Bend helped load and deliver more than 1,000 items collected for the Family Crisis Center of Great Bend last Tuesday, Dec. 11, as part of the Family Crisis Christmas Drive. Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honor society that places on an emphasis on community service and involvement.
DODGE CITY - Throughout January and February, Catholic Social Service is hosting a four-part workshop series for couples in southwest Kansas who would like to know more about what it takes to adopt an infant. The first three workshops take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City on Jan. 11 and 25 and Feb. 8. These programs will address fears, definitions, what to expect and legal issues. The final workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 16, will feature a panel of individuals and couples who ...
Kansans who enjoy visiting the state parks can count on at least two annual rituals – renewing their vehicle registrations and buying their annual park permits. Currently, these tasks must be completed on separate occasions, at different buildings or online locations, and using separate transactions. That's about to change, thanks to a partnership between the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR).
Christmas season symbolism was epitomized Sunday afternoon at the Shafer Art Gallery's annual Holiday Open House, which featured more than a dozen Christmas trees, two electric train sets complete with miniature villages, live holiday music from Native American musician John Two-Hawks and the big man in red himself – Santa Claus.
The Great Bend High School Debate Team had two teams travel and compete at the Larned Debate Tournament on Dec. 1 and both teams placed in the Open Division. Jordan Otten and Paige VanSteenburgh placed fourth and Morgan Francis and Chase Pumford placed fifth. The team is currently getting ready for the 4 Speaker Regional Tournament at Salina Central on Dec. 15th.
There are a lot of things to love about Christmas ... but one of the best is the gift of giving,
International touring songstress Tia McGraff will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crest Theater. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at noon Thursday poolside at the Highland Hotel. The program will be provided by the Great Bend High School Madrigal Pop Singers.
The Great Bend Middle School and High School Orchestras, and Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Jazz Bands will present their Winter Concerts on Monday, Dec. 10 in the high school gym.
Tickets are now on sale for the next "Barton County's Got Talent" dinner theater, set for Jan. 19, 2013, at Grace Community Church. The event is a fundraiser for the area Habitat for Humanity.
Farm burglaries happen too often and need to be stopped, said Sheriff Brian Bellendir, spokesman for Crime Stoppers. A recent burglary occurred between 4 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 8:30 a.m. on the 10th, at a farm building in the 700 block of NE 220 Road.
On four of the five Wednesdays in October, the community can take a "Hump Day" break and let someone else do the cooking at lunchtime.
Orders are being taken for the Prince of Peace Kolache Bake. Orders may be placed through Oct. 3 by calling Kathleen Chacon, 620-793-3679. Those who get an answering machine will be called back to confirm their orders. The baked items will be available to pick up from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at the St. Rose Auditorium.
See You At The Pole, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at Great Bend High School.
Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, the Seminar Room on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include personnel, revisions to the nursing programs and a Mental Health Technician program. There will be a monitoring report on essential skills, as well as a presentation on the latest Community Report and a faculty council report.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Chris Burger and John Sullivan. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A hunter safety class will be offered at the Odin store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 7;
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include Military Support statement and 2013-2014 KASB Leadership Academy Training recognition. Jefferson Elementary School Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson.
Cherry Village Nursing Home is seeking donations for their Activities Department Garage Sale fundraiser. Donations will be accepted up to Oct. 8 at 1401 Cherry Lane for the Oct. 10 and 11, sale.
Russell Original Art Review is gearing up for its 46th Show. Entry forms have begun to flood the Kansas Art World. Since 1969, the ROAR Show has given Kansas artists the opportunity to show and sell their work of art by professional and amateur Kansas artists in categories of Oil, Watercolor, Other Two-Dimension, Sculpture, Ceramics, Pastels, Photography, and Computer Generated or Manipulated Original
A free educational program which will target Medicare beneficiaries is set for Wednesday, Oct. 8th. Rick Schaffer, Assistant Director for the Southwest Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center, will share a Part D review for Baby Boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries as open enrollment is set to begin. The program will be presented at noon at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street. The same information will be shared at a 4 p.m. meeting at the Hoisington Public Library. Three newly trained counselors will be introduced at these meetings. Pat Brown from Hoisington, and John and Donna Krug ...
Free skin cancer screenings and other tests will be available to visitors at the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) booth during the annual Women's Expo. The event is scheduled for 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Great Bend Convention Center.