Every summer, families from around the nation visit Kansas state parks to camp, boat, fish, and just have a great time together. Parks are important for an active, healthy lifestyle. To encourage people to visit parks and also help their favorite park receive badly needed additional funding, Coca-Cola is sponsoring the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.
The Heartland Cancer Center HCC and its support group will host a special visitor who wants to inspire people to give of themselves on behalf of those who are battling cancer. Josh Wolf will be at the HCC, 204 Cleveland St., at 4 p.m. Thursday to tell his story.
Barton Community College's Director of Emergency Medical Services Education Karyl White and Consulting Medical Director Dr. Joel Hornung were honored by the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA) on Aug. 13 during an awards banquet at the Marriot Hotel in Wichita.
Twelve Barton and Pawnee County Senior Companions were recognized for their service to others needing assistance to remain independently in their homes at the in-service meeting held in Great Bend on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Those recognized from Great Bend were Juretta Boswell for one year; Sr. Mary Lou Desena for two years of service; Juanita Lumpkins for seven years; Earl Lumpkins for seven years; Doris Gillis for eight years; and Norma Strobel for ten years with the Program. Jerri Stout from Hoisington was honored for eight years; Ruth Martin, Richard Moore and Lucille Kurtz of Larned were recognized for eleven ...
Veterans and their spouses will be the first admitted to a career and networking job fair at the end of the month in Great Bend, but everyone will have a chance to meet with prospective employers.
Kevin Stansfield has traded his yellow fireman's helmet for a red helmet, signifying his promotion to captain.
Two upcoming birding events have been announced at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, a branch of Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
The Barton County Sheriff Reserves will host their ninth annual Kids Camp on Aug. 27 at the BCSO Range.
By Brenda Grabast
By Brenda Grabast
The Elks Lodge #1127 of Great Bend, had a project to help the Great Bend Elementary schools Art Department. Project chairmen were Bobbie King and Denise King. Elk's members were asked to bring art supplies. A total of $600 was raised for the schools.
Starting Sept. 3, members of the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo's Zoological Society will be allowed to fish at the zoo's ponds. Fishing will be allowed on the first Saturday of each month from 1-5 p.m. Zoo Director Scott Gregory said those coming to fish must first check in at the front desk to get a stamp. Fishers must show their zoological society member card, and will be allowed to bring in two guests.
Leadership Golden Belt is accepting applications for the 2011 class, which begins Sept. 9.
Barton County Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 in the main museum. There will be a catered meal and social hour for members and potential members. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 15 by calling the museum, 620-793-5125, or emiling email@example.com. The cost of the meal will be $9.50, payable at the door. It will include pulled beef and pork, potato salad, vegetables and more served by Tom Burns.
The Barton Community College Library will host "Librarypalooza" from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 on campus.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the First Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Nancy Sundahl with greeters Cindy Parr and Candace Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
A rural Barton County man contacted the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Saturday to report an attempted fraud. He said he received a text that his Visa account had been "locked." He was given a number to call and was asked for secure information, which he did not provide. He also called his financial institution and was told nothing was wrong with his card.
Talaya Schwartz will talk about Health Homes, a new Medicaid service, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room, located in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.
updated 5:26 p.m. Monday
Two vehicles collided at 4:20 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 70, 2.2 miles east of the K-232 junction in Ellsworth County.