Traveling to several continents, Dr. John Cody has followed, studied and rendered in exquisite detail the giant silk moths. Christened the "Audubon of Moths" Dr. Cody will present "Night Beauties – The Giant Silk Moths" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
Some animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo were able to bear this week's bitter cold spell in newly winterized quarters, thanks to two young men working on Eagle Scout projects. Bryce Divis and Nathan Brungardt, both Scouts in Troop 157, chose to build winter animals enclosures, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.
Folk duo Friedlander & Hall will bring their reunion tour to The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations are encouraged. Seats may be reserved weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, phone 620-792-4221, or by e-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Bend High School forensics team competed in the first tournament weekend of the season at the Augusta Speech tournament on Saturday.
Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance was on alert Saturday afternoon as several emergencies were reported at about the same time.
The 6th Annual Charity Gala promises to be one of the highlights of the year-long celebration of Sunflower Diversified Services' 45th anniversary, said Connie Oetken, director of development.
College Goal Sunday, a one-day free event to help students and their parents fill out college financial aid forms, is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. The event provides professional, one-on-one help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The Golden Belt Humane Society removed several dead animals from the house at 2001 Holland St. in Great Bend, Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said Glenn R. Bonham - who is also listed as co-owner of the house in last year's community appraisal guide - had not been there for some time, and a neighbor has been feeding a cat that came from the house.
Deputies found blood, but no driver, at the scene of an accident early Friday.
Two people from Dodge City were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon in the 400 block of West Barton County Road. They were treated for minor injuries and released.
Eisenhower Elementary School, located at 1212 Garfield St., went into lock-down mode briefly Wednesday afternoon, after a domestic disturbance was reported in the neighborhood. A woman at Dollar Tree, 3502 10th St., called the police at 1:18 p.m., reporting a known person was making threats.
The Great Bend Police Department has released more information about a Wednesday accident in which Thomas Curran, 52, of Great Bend, fell under a semi-trailer. Police were dispatched to the alley behind Office Products Incorporated, 1204 Main, at 1:40 p.m. in reference to a male being run over by a semi.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the critically acclaimed pop opera group Destino at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Travis Nagel and 4-year-old Jacob Garrett take advantage of warm weather Monday afternoon to have fun with a remote-control motorcycle. Since it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there was no school, they also had plenty of room in the Great Bend High School parking lot. The temperature was in the upper 50s; the rest of this week will only have highs in the 20s and low 30s.
The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. until dusk as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...
Copier bids are on the agenda for the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Board meeting, set for noon Friday, Oct. 10, at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.
On Monday, Oct. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. the Great Bend High School counselors will present information for parents of juniors and seniors concerning life after high school. Topics included: scholarships, college applications, ACT, graduation credits, college visits, FAFSA checklists, Career Cruising, and PEP. The same information will be given each night.
Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the Cheyenne Bottoms area. Duck hunters are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center from 8 a.m. to noon for a free breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice will be served. The breakfast is sponsored by Great Bend Regional Hospital.
ELLINWOOD - The Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Plains chapter, will meet upstairs at the Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors are welcome. For more information call 620-791-8673.
From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
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.