Saturday, Great Bend officially welcomes the Christmas season. The City of Great Bend's Community Coordinator, Christina Hayes, in conjunction with several businesses and organizations, have planned several activities to bring together the community in celebration.
According to AAA nearly 3.8 million in the West North Central Region of the U.S., of which Kansas is a part, will journey more than 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving holiday, the second highest travel volume for the region since 2007.
Great Bend shoppers have the opportunity to participate in a fun event this Saturday as they visit local retail stores and support Small Business Saturday. The seventh annual Great Bend Holiday Cookie Contest is being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing people to sample cookies from 16 participating business locations and vote for the best cookies in town.
Great Bend Fire Department dispatched units to the west of Radium Road in the area of the Arkansas River (SW 60 Ave. and West Barton County Road) at 12:06 p.m. Monday for the report of hay bales on fire. They arrived on scene and found several large hay bales as well as grass and trees on fire.
A Russell woman was taken to Russell Regional Hospital after the 2013 Ford Focus she was driving went off Old U.S. 40, half a mile west of Bunker Hill, at 7:50 a.m. Monday. Kansas Highway Patrol reports Ashtyn Elizabeth Brown, 17, was driving east when the car entered the south ditch and collided with a sign before coming to rest at an access road. She sustained possible injury; she was wearing a seat belt.
The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, at the district office, 201 S. Patton Road. The agenda calls for a one-hour executive session for the discussion of personnel. According to the agenda, no action is expected after the executive session.
A gift to your favorite charity with be worth even more during the next few days. More than 60 area nonprofit organizations are participating in the Golden Belt Community Foundation's second Giving Day on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Nearly once a month, the Barton Community College Board of Trustees hears a report on how well the college is meeting one of its nine overarching goals, known as ENDs. For the ENDS report on "Regional Workforce Needs," the board heard from five community volunteers – industry professionals who serve on advisory boards to Barton's workforce training programs.
November 24, 2015|
By TRIBUNE STAFF
Additional reporting by Joe Vinduska, BCC