The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled, "Society For Creative Anachronisum" on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 12–1 p.m., at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th. The Society for Creative Anachronisum is an international organization dedicated to researching and recreating the sills and traditions of the pre-17th-century Europe. Members take part in a variety of activities, including costuming, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber art and much more. Members of the local chapter will be on hand to talk and share some information about some of these topics ...
The Barton County commissioners and the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee are inviting the public to attend the dedication of the first Golden Belt Veterans Memorial stone at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Veterans Day.
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.