Anyone who has served as a volunteer at the Barton County Historical Society this year was invited Thursday to an appreciation reception and a sneak peek at the holiday exhibit. The public can view the exhibit free during the Ghosts of Christmas Past Open House from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Barton County Historical Society Village and Museum, south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.
Area endowed funds received a total of $210,780 during the Golden Belt Community Foundation's Giving Tuesday event on Dec. 1. The event, also billed as "Give Where You Live," attracted more than 400 donors to organizations throughout Barton, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford counties. The total includes a $50,000 match.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a public hearing on amendments to the budget, a letter of appreciation for out-going Great Bend Convention and Visitors' Bureau Director Cris Collier and the installation of Next Generation 911 equipment.
Members of Great Bend High School's A Cappella Choir rehearse for the annual Vespers Concert. It will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the GBHS Auditorium. There will be a Youth Choir Concert in the auditorium at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The GBHS Vocal Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, also in the auditorium.
Cris Collier has lead the Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau for the last 30 years. This month Loren Unruh, chairman of the board and the board of directors of the bureau announced her retirement as president of the organization.
December 11, 2015|
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
According to the Hoisington Police Department, on Thursday the Hoisington Police Department with the assistance of the Great Bend Police Department's K-9 Unit, executed a search warrant to recover stolen property in the 100 block of East 7th Street in Hoisington.
Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir contacted the Great Bend Tribune Friday morning to report that several citizens of Great Bend and Barton County have been receiving phone calls since Thursday night, Dec. 10, from an individual identifying himself as Sgt. Smith of the Barton County Sheriff's Department. While there is a Sgt. Smith at the department, this is a scam.