According to the Great Bend Fire Department, at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, units responded to a report of smoke coming from the attic of 1220 Taft. Upon arrival the first unit reported heavy smoke was showing. No one was inside at the time of the fire. The first in crews were able to get the family dog out of the structure. There was light smoke on the main floor and as the crews made their way to the upstairs they encountered heavy smoke, heat and fire. They fought the fire as much as they were able to inside ...
The Great Bend USD 428 Education Foundation will host Tastes of the Town, a benefit dinner/auction for the school district, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Great Bend Events Center, 3007 10th St. Guests will sample cuisine from around Great Bend with a walking dinner featuring five different caterers.
Great Bend High School Hall of Fame member Skip Yowell passed away in October, and a celebration of life will be held in his memory from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
The community gave St. Rose Health Center a hearty welcome Wednesday evening at the facility's grand opening and Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, said Mark Mingenback, director of public relations and marketing.
Harry Willems, director of the Great Bend Public Library and Central Kansas Library System, may not retire next year as previously announced. The GBPL Board of Directors will meet at 4:45 p.m. Monday and one item on the agenda is a request from Willems to change his retirement date to 2017.
Information about advanced placement (AP) courses at Great Bend High School will be shared at the next Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education meeting, at 4 p.m. Monday at the District Office, 201 S. Patton Road.
The Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave., will have a hog feed with all the trimmings on Saturday, Nov. 14, featuring a hog cooked by Ed Crosby of Larned. It is open to the public and should use the north dining door off 12th Street.
Student-inmate Parrish Bourn has been incarcerated for more than 23 years, but will release March 8 of 2016. He began his education through Barton Community College at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in 2012. He has taken 57 credit-hours and maintained a 3.87 GPA.
Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional and Mental Health Facility.