The 30th Annual Central Kansas Toy Run will be held on Oct. 15., sponsored by The Men MC/American Legion Riders Post 180. A Poker Run, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m., will begin at All Things Chopped, 2400 Main. A parade line up will begin at 2 p.m. at Brit Spaugh Park, starting at 3 p.m., ending at the American Legion #180, 1011 Kansas. For information on the parade contact Johnny at 620-282-0027. An Appreciation Party will follow the parade at the American Legion Post #180 with food, entertainment and door prizes. Bring a donation ...
Free flu vaccines for up to 400 people will be available at the drive-through flu-shot clinic sponsored by St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The annual event is set for 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Great Bend Public Library parking lot, 1409 Williams.
When the Raymond and Viola Wagner family learned that Barton County Commissioners eliminated this year's funding for the Early Education Center, they knew they wanted to do something. And they have done that something in a big way.
Australia's "virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues" will make a return appearance at The Back Room tonight. Nick Charles will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton County Arts Center, located at Forest and Main in Great Bend. Seats are $10.
Documents filed by prosecutors in the Adam Longoria case say that scientific evidence was considered in their decision not to seek the death penalty if the defendant is convicted of capital murder. He was bound over for trial on Thursday after a second preliminary hearing, for the Aug. 21, 2010, death of Great Bend teenager Alicia DeBolt.
Adam Longoria made a brief visit to Great Bend Regional Hospital late Wednesday. Sheriff Gregg Armstrong said Longoria, who is charged with capital murder in the death of Alicia DeBolt, had blood in one ear when he was taken from the Barton County Jail to the hospital at 514 Cleveland St., around 11:49 p.m. Longoria received treatment and was returned to jail without incident.
Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend took a stroll around the courthouse downtown square Saturday, Oct. 1, to promote Brain Awareness Month.
When Sarah Krom says she was surprised to receive two recent awards, she is telling it like it is. After all, she missed both formal presentations while attending simultaneous meetings in Manhattan.
The 2011 Zoo Boo is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Brit Spaugh Zoo, 2123 Main in Great Bend. The annual event is a family-friendly opportunity for young people to get treats without a lot of tricks.
The Great Bend Police Department has some stolen items and would like to see them returned to their rightful owners, Detective Terry Millard said.
At the age of 3, a Jewish toddler named Teresa left the only home she knew, to ride on a train from New York to Kansas, and was given to strangers in Ellis County.
The City of Great Bend announced Monday during the City Council meeting that after nearly a year of planning and preparation, a Community Coordinator has been hired. Christina Hayes, a Claflin native, will assume her position with the City of Great Bend in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, Oct. 1st, the Great Bend Debate Team traveled to Lyons and Sterling. The Junior Varsity tournament was held in Sterling. Due to extenuating circumstances, Sylvia Ofoma, Paige Vanstenburgh, and Nathanial Cheney competed as a three man team. They ended the tournament with a 3-2 win-loss record placing 10th out of 30 teams. Mickie McNett and Michael Gieck finished with a 4-1 win-loss record and placed 3rd out of 30 teams.
Great Bend Community Theatre kicks off its 2011-12 season this week with a comedy about the crew of a Broadway-bound play.
Two pickups collided at 3:55 p.m. Friday at 24th and Washington. Blaise Cain was driving north on Washington turning west on 24th and struck the vehicle driven by Joseph Lendenberger IV, who was southbound on Washington. Three people were transported to Great Bend Regional Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released.
Prairie Land Food is a program for families to stretch their food dollars. Cost is $29 plus two hours of volunteer time for a box of fresh food worth $35 to $40.
United States government commodities will be distributed from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Kansas Department of Children and Families office, 1305 Patton Rd. For more information, call 620-282-3086.
Editors Jamie Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, Prairie Ink, have begun accepting entries for its sixth edition.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Let's Hang On!" in a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha in Great Bend have issued the "Choctober Challenge" by creating a fundraising event for chocolate lovers. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Best Western Angus Inn Courtyard.
Barton Community College's Silver Cougar Club will offer a course on Google and Google Drive from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 22-Dec. 3 at the Center for Adult Education, 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.
For people who have ever thought about picking up carpentry or woodworking as a hobby or for those who are just wanting to enhance their existing skillset, Barton Community College is offering woodworking courses from 6 to 9:45 p.m. on Mondays from Nov. 3 to Feb. 23 at Ellsworth High School, 211 W. 11th St. in Ellsworth.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Barton County Historical Society, South Main Street, 85 US 281 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Kevin Sundahl and Kristy Straub. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
TheGreat Bend Recreation Commission will host "Healthy Homes," a free program about indoor air quality. Donna Krug, Barton County Family and Consumer Science Agent, will present the information at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
one2one and Eric Abraham's Flying Pig Studio & Gallery in Lucas will host an event with Wyatt Townley, Poet Laureate of Kansas at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, at one2one/Eric Abraham's Flying Pig Studio & Gallery, 123 South Main Street in Lucas.
Barton County Farm Bureau along with the Ellinwood EMS personnel will host a CPR and First Aid training on Oct. 29th. This three to four hour class will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will certify participants for two years. The training will take place at the Ellinwood Fire Station located at 209 W. 1st in Ellinwood. Registration is limited. Call Barton County Farm Bureau at 620-792-2236 or Ellinwood EMS at 620-564-2408 to have your name added to the participant list. The fee for taking the class is $25 for Farm Bureau members and $30 for non members.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include: recognition of the Horizon Award nominee and R.O.S.E. Award; GBHS Vocal Music proposed trip to Washington, D.C.; KASB Delegate Assembly official delegate; Title VI B and Early Childhood budget; district support plan for "On Watch" schools; schedule for curriculum day; Kansas Committees that Care Survey; Project Lead the Way proposal for GBMS and GBHS; project updates on transportation future projects planning; approval of contribution to Jefferson Elementary School; term ...
The Great Bend Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams are competitive on and off the court.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an appointment to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board, the Sheriff's Office impound sale and an appointment to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.