Great Bend's Home for the Holidays Parade was Nov. 26.
Two people sustained possible injury in a four-wheeler accident at 318 Cottonwood Drive, about 1:35 p.m. Sunday. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports Jason Kramer, 41, was driving the Yamaha 125 all-terrain vehicle on his Great Bend property when he hit a dirt embankment and rolled the four-wheeler. Kramer had lacerations to his face and complained that his left arm was hurting, but refused treatment at the scene. His passenger, Shonda ...
Courtesy photo Terry Young accepts a certificate of appreciation from Garden Club president Nancy Swafford, right, as a thank-you for all the work Young has done to help maintain the Memorial Rose Garden at the Great Bend Cemetery. "Terry has put in many hours and much effort helping the Garden Club. We are very grateful to him," Swafford said. Pictured on the left is Alice Young, who heads the rose garden committee.
Erin Hemphill's patients have always made progress but now she hopes to see even better results for those with neurological voice disorders.
Great Bend Community Theatre will present a holiday classic with a twist: "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play."
. A sample of the plethora of performing arts available to Barton Community College students will be on display at the Performing Arts Student Showcase from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The free, open-house style event will feature an hour of entertainment from the BCC theater, choir, dance and instrumental departments, followed by refreshments and a reception. Door prizes and ...
Barton Community College student ambassador Reba Hickel makes a phone call to one of the BCC Foundation's many generous donors Monday evening. Hickel and seven other ambassadors spent their evening making the calls as part of the organization's annual Thank-a-Thon, where donors are simply thanked for their generosity to, and support for, Barton Community College and its students.
The Barton County Young Professionals group got a makeover last Friday, when over 100 men and women attended a mixer at Straub International. Although the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development has sponsored a Young Professionals group for some time, sponsors said the mixer was the kickoff for a revitalized group for working people between the age of 21-40. "Every community ...
A Great Bend man who sustained minor injuries after the semi-trailer he was driving went off a county road on Saturday was later arrested for alleged traffic violations. Donald G. Sample, 45, was hauling a load of grain in a 2003 Freightliner when he went off NW 80 Road at 5:25 a.m. According to the Barton County Sheriff's Office, Sample was eastbound and failed to negotiate the curve at NW 30 ...
A Christmas Bagpipe Recital featuring Pipe Major Ian Briggs, McPherson, will be held after the St. John Christmas Around the Square festivities at 7 pm on Dec. 3, in the community room of Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library. There will be a free will donation.
Barton Community College faculty have some added capabilities thanks to the generosity of those who support the college's annual sporting clay shoot in April, which raised nearly $10,000.
Baleigh Fry of Great Bend took home top honors from two recent events for music students.
Great Bend Internists and St. Joseph Family Medicine employees were among the many rural health-care providers and staff recognized Thursday on the first National Rural Health Day. Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed the special day as part of a national effort to honor those who provide "comprehensive, compassionate, patient-centered and holistic care to patients" in rural areas. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center owns GBI and SJFM.
A former Ellinwood teacher has been placed on probation after pleading "no contest" to attempted electronic solicitation of a child under 16 years old.
Since 1978, individuals and groups in Sterling have cooperated to host one of the largest feasts in Kansas, the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner.
Last year, Great Bend Community Theatre's holiday gift to the community was "It's A Wonderful Life, a Radio Show." This year director Sally O'Connor will deck the halls with "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)." The play opens Thursday, Dec. 5, with nightly shows at 8 p.m. through Dec. 7, and ends with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. The box office will be ...
For those wanting to avoid adding pounds during the holidays, the Great Bend Recreation Commission is forming its late fall exercise classes.
Nine-year-old Haley McCormick recently surprised Brit Spaugh Zoo Director Scott Gregory with a donation for the zoo.