Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has filed for reelection to a second full term as County Treasurer. Wondra was first elected to the office in October 2007 by the Republican Precinct committee to complete the term of the retired Jan Karlin. He then won election to a full term in November 2008.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs Mobile Office is coming to Great Bend this week. The air-conditioned mobile office staffed with veteran service representatives will be at the Great Bend Dollar General store, 5318 10th street, from 2-7 p.m. Today, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Veterans can learn more about VA and state benefits and even apply for benefits on site. Some of the benefits that veterans and eligible family members may qualify for are service connected disability compensation, improved pension benefits, death pensions, VA health care benefits ...
TOPEKA - Sleeping bag? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Safety guidelines? A must! While the preparations for a family camping or hiking trip usually include a review of the necessary gear, parents should also review safety guidelines with their children, paying special attention to potential hazards specific to camping, hiking, outdoor recreation, water and falls.
By Jim Misunas
It's hot. We know, and our animals know it – including the animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo.
The Shafer Gallery at Barton Community College will be the site of an "elegant, afternoon high-tea fundraiser" reminiscent of 1800s England.
A Rice County woman's grandmother is terminally ill and unable to care for her granddaughter who has a developmental disability. The young woman, 18, is now in the residential program at Sunflower Diversified Services and soon will be in the non-profit agency's day-services program.
Stanion Wholesale Electric is responsible for one of the final finishing touches on the Habitat for Humanity house being completed at 1906 Hubbard in Great Bend. The local business donated all of the light fixtures needed to complete the three-bedroom home.
Tia McGraff, described as having "a voice stolen from angels," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, in the Ray Schulz Library at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, 85 South U.S. 281 (south of the Arkansas River bridge).
Special Assistant Attorney General Kevin O' Connor, who was the prosecutor during the Adam Longoria trial, speaks to a room full of area law enforcement professionals, Tuesday at Barton Community College. His topic was Systematic Responses to Sexual Assault. The day-long seminar was part of the Lee Turner Lectureship Series, an endowment-funded program designed to help law enforcement personnel meet continuing education requirements. There will be another session on Wednesday, July 25. The deadline to register is July 11.
RUSSELL - Eye patches will be in excess when the Russell Arts Council and Barton Community College cosponsor the summer musical, "The Pirates of Penzance," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, in the Ruppenthal Middle School Auditorium, 400 North Elm St., Russell.
Members of the Disabled American Veterans from throughout the state of Kansas will hold their annual Department Convention June 22-24 in Great Bend at the Highland Hotel.
One goal of the new local partnership with the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) is to provide education for the Touched by Cancer Support Group. But it goes beyond that and reaches into the entire community, said MCA Director of Outreach Brooke Groneman.
By Jim Misunas
Addison Westhoff, Grace Ball and Kaeli Amerine pose for a photo with Sen. Ruth Teichman and Gov. Sam Brownback, on March 26 when the girls served as pages. The girls are students at Central Kansas Christian Academy in Great Bend.
Farm burglaries happen too often and need to be stopped, said Sheriff Brian Bellendir, spokesman for Crime Stoppers. A recent burglary occurred between 4 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 8:30 a.m. on the 10th, at a farm building in the 700 block of NE 220 Road.
On four of the five Wednesdays in October, the community can take a "Hump Day" break and let someone else do the cooking at lunchtime.
Orders are being taken for the Prince of Peace Kolache Bake. Orders may be placed through Oct. 3 by calling Kathleen Chacon, 620-793-3679. Those who get an answering machine will be called back to confirm their orders. The baked items will be available to pick up from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at the St. Rose Auditorium.
See You At The Pole, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at Great Bend High School.
Law enforcement officers across the state will be collecting unused leftover medications for safe disposal on Saturday, September 27, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30, the Seminar Room on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. Items on the agenda include personnel, revisions to the nursing programs and a Mental Health Technician program. There will be a monitoring report on essential skills, as well as a presentation on the latest Community Report and a faculty council report.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by USD 428 Foundation, 201 S. Patton Road, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Chris Burger and John Sullivan. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A hunter safety class will be offered at the Odin store meeting room. Classes will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 7;
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Jefferson Elementary School, 2716 24th Street. Items on the agenda include Military Support statement and 2013-2014 KASB Leadership Academy Training recognition. Jefferson Elementary School Principal Art Baker and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Jefferson.
Cherry Village Nursing Home is seeking donations for their Activities Department Garage Sale fundraiser. Donations will be accepted up to Oct. 8 at 1401 Cherry Lane for the Oct. 10 and 11, sale.
Russell Original Art Review is gearing up for its 46th Show. Entry forms have begun to flood the Kansas Art World. Since 1969, the ROAR Show has given Kansas artists the opportunity to show and sell their work of art by professional and amateur Kansas artists in categories of Oil, Watercolor, Other Two-Dimension, Sculpture, Ceramics, Pastels, Photography, and Computer Generated or Manipulated Original
A free educational program which will target Medicare beneficiaries is set for Wednesday, Oct. 8th. Rick Schaffer, Assistant Director for the Southwest Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center, will share a Part D review for Baby Boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries as open enrollment is set to begin. The program will be presented at noon at the Barton County Extension Office, 1800 12th Street. The same information will be shared at a 4 p.m. meeting at the Hoisington Public Library. Three newly trained counselors will be introduced at these meetings. Pat Brown from Hoisington, and John and Donna Krug ...
Free skin cancer screenings and other tests will be available to visitors at the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) booth during the annual Women's Expo. The event is scheduled for 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Great Bend Convention Center.