Studio potter and Wichita State University professor Brenda Lichman is presenting a free ceramics workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in T-151 at Barton Community College. Lichman has been a visiting artist at the Shafer Gallery, brought in by art instructor Bill Forst who specializes in ceramics. Forst applied for a mini-grant from the Barton Foundation in August to bring Lichman in for the workshop.
February 04, 2017|
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The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1024 Main, will serve their annual Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday, Feb. 11. The will serve prime rib, green beans, twice baked potato and a salad from 6-8 p.m. The dinner will be $20 per plate or $36 per couple. A DJ will play music from about 8 p.m. until they close.
Registration is now open for the 2017 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the state. The 43rd year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history - a 513-mile ride across the state - begins on Saturday, June 10.
Three people were arrested around 3 a.m. Friday after fleeing from Barton County Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The vehicular pursuit began near the 200 block of NE 20 Ave. in Great Bend and ended just east of U.S. 281 near NE 80 Road south of Hoisington. At one point during the chase, one of the occupants fired several rounds from the car.
National speaker Katie Koestner, director of the Take Back the Night Foundation, had some straight talk about digital citizenship, bystander intervention and her own inspiring story, Thursday at Barton Community College.
The staff of Great Bend Middle School will hold Parent/teacher conferences from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Call the office at 620-793-1510 to schedule a conference time.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announced the winners of the 2017 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. Nearly 400 second graders completed a coloring sheet featuring Red-Eared Sliders, one of several turtle species commonly found at Cheyenne Bottoms.
February 03, 2017|
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A criminal complaint charging former Great Bend High School track coach Todd Eric Kaiser with one count of sexual exploitation of a child was filed Thursday, Feb. 2, in Barton County District Court. The defendant was arrested June 6, 2016, and posted a $50,000 surety bond, which remains in effect.
TOPEKA - The Kansas Press Association Day at the Legislature fell on Thursday. Organized by KPA leadership, it provides newspaper editors and publishers an opportunity to travel to Topeka, network with, and meet en masse with legislators. Thursday, Great Bend Tribune Publisher Mary Hoisington and Managing Editor Dale Hogg were among the 50 members in attendance.
When Jadisyn Andrasek, 8, overheard her grandmother talking to a friend about the Box of Love promotion sponsored by the United Way of Central Kansas, she wanted to help. She thought for a moment, and decided she could share a nice Valentine note to be put in each of the packages. Using the pages from the friend's heart-shaped notepad, Jadisyn went to work on the project, and wrote 80 Valentine's greetings. She also attached a sweet treat to each one. Her sister, Jaizley, 7, wanted to help too, so Grandma bought her a package of Valentines also, which ...