Employees of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. present a "big check" to Julie Bugner-Smith, the Executive Director of United Way of Barton County, employees and the company match raised $33,029.28 for United Way for next year, making CPI the top contributing company in the area for 2011. Presenting the check is Erika Brining, CPI's Director of Human Resources.
Teams from Ellinwood and Great Bend high schools were two of 58 teams that took part in Quest Super Saturday at Washburn University Dec. 4. The contest allows teams of high school students from across Kansas to compete against one another in answering questions on topics such as art, literature, history, math and science.
The holidays are a mixed bag and so is the Bittersweet Christmas Band, says Karen Neuforth at the Barton County Arts Council. BCB will perform seasonal music ranging from the reverent to the ridiculous, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Council's Back Room in Great Bend.
November Marriage Licenses
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed its competitive grant cycle and awarded $18,155.26 to charitable agencies and projects in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties.
This Monday, Dec. 6, marks the annual Christmas Auction of the Delta Tau Sorority. A variety of items and services including Christmas items, baked goods, crafts, gift baskets, dessert of the month, holiday gift wrapping and more will be featured in the live and silent auctions. A scarf designed for the queen of England is among the special pieces that will be auctioned off. The evening will also include a quilt raffle.
Tickets for the Fort Hays State University Madrigal Feaste are still left, but they are selling quickly. The Madrigal Feaste will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Memorial Union.
Sterling College Music Department will be presenting "Candlelight," their annual Christmas concert, at 7 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 3 at the United Methodist Church in Sterling.
The biggest news this week at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo was the arrival of a new animal on Wednesday. (See story on page 1.) Seems like the zoo is always adding new animals, especially if one counts the hundreds of migrating birds that visit every December.
Barton Community College's Criminal Justice Team, Sigma Phi Omega chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, won trophies in four divisions of the Region III LAE American Criminal Justice Association national competition Oct. 15-17 in Overland Park.
This weeks Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Great Bend Health and Rehab Center, 1560 K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Eric Gotsche with greeters Ron Koelsch and Mark Schuckman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Chicago-based music duo Small Potatoes will perform in The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10, with advance reservations or tickets encouraged. Tickets may be purchased weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, 1401 Main, Great Bend, by calling 792-3097, or reserved by e-mail through email@example.com.
This past Sunday, Aug. 24, the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated a collision outside of Overbrook on US-56 Highway, milepost 409, between Croco Road and Paulen Road, in Osage County. It is believed that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking on US-56 Highway. The collision occurred at approximately 5:05 a.m. on Sunday.
Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 8, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2101 Jackson Street, Great Bend.
Visitors can now reserve a campsite at Sand Hills State Park, located just north of Hutchinson, two miles east of the K-61/56th Street intersection. The park is a 1,123 acre natural area of sand dunes, grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands. It features 64 utility sites – 44 sites have water, sewer, and electricity and 20 sites have only water and sewer. All sites have 50-amp service. Twenty sites have concrete pads and camping areas to assist campers with disabilities, and 14 of the sites have horse pens. Long-term camping is available, and modern cabins are planned for the future. A ...