The Barton County Arts Council invites romantics to spend an evening with a loved one, enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres, fine art and a concert featuring Gary Gackstatter on Saturday. Reservations are $30 per person and will benefit the Arts Council and its support of the arts in central Kansas.
Traveling to several continents, Dr. John Cody has followed, studied and rendered in exquisite detail the giant silk moths. Christened the "Audubon of Moths" Dr. Cody will present "Night Beauties – The Giant Silk Moths" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
Some animals at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo were able to bear this week's bitter cold spell in newly winterized quarters, thanks to two young men working on Eagle Scout projects. Bryce Divis and Nathan Brungardt, both Scouts in Troop 157, chose to build winter animals enclosures, Zoo Director Scott Gregory said.
Folk duo Friedlander & Hall will bring their reunion tour to The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center, Forest and Main, Great Bend at 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $10 and, since seating is limited, advance reservations are encouraged. Seats may be reserved weekday afternoons at the Arts Center, phone 620-792-4221, or by e-mail through email@example.com.
The Great Bend High School forensics team competed in the first tournament weekend of the season at the Augusta Speech tournament on Saturday.
Great Bend Fire Department Ambulance was on alert Saturday afternoon as several emergencies were reported at about the same time.
The 6th Annual Charity Gala promises to be one of the highlights of the year-long celebration of Sunflower Diversified Services' 45th anniversary, said Connie Oetken, director of development.
College Goal Sunday, a one-day free event to help students and their parents fill out college financial aid forms, is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. The event provides professional, one-on-one help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The Golden Belt Humane Society removed several dead animals from the house at 2001 Holland St. in Great Bend, Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said Glenn R. Bonham - who is also listed as co-owner of the house in last year's community appraisal guide - had not been there for some time, and a neighbor has been feeding a cat that came from the house.
Deputies found blood, but no driver, at the scene of an accident early Friday.
Two people from Dodge City were taken to Great Bend Regional Hospital following a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon in the 400 block of West Barton County Road. They were treated for minor injuries and released.
Eisenhower Elementary School, located at 1212 Garfield St., went into lock-down mode briefly Wednesday afternoon, after a domestic disturbance was reported in the neighborhood. A woman at Dollar Tree, 3502 10th St., called the police at 1:18 p.m., reporting a known person was making threats.
The Great Bend Police Department has released more information about a Wednesday accident in which Thomas Curran, 52, of Great Bend, fell under a semi-trailer. Police were dispatched to the alley behind Office Products Incorporated, 1204 Main, at 1:40 p.m. in reference to a male being run over by a semi.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the critically acclaimed pop opera group Destino at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
Travis Nagel and 4-year-old Jacob Garrett take advantage of warm weather Monday afternoon to have fun with a remote-control motorcycle. Since it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there was no school, they also had plenty of room in the Great Bend High School parking lot. The temperature was in the upper 50s; the rest of this week will only have highs in the 20s and low 30s.
Barton Community College hosted a blood drive Friday in the Case New Holland Training Facility. They received 32 units of blood. Barton Visitor Center Receptionist Reba Hickel, pictured, donated and said she does so as often as she can. "I want to help people in need," she said. "I wish more people would donate because it really does help save lives."
A benefit hog feed will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 8 at Mom's Bar and Grill in Seward. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Team "The Storm" and Kansas School of the Blind "KanLuvKids" program. Tickets are $8 per plate for adults and $5 per plate for kids 12 and under. A raffle will be held at 7:30 p.m. with an auction from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets call Eddie at 620-786-5536 or B.J. at 620-617-1326.
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
Following the success of "On Broadway" during the 2007-08 Community Concert season, Matt Davenport Productions has created a brand new production, "Back on Broadway," and it's coming to Great Bend as the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's fifth concert of the 2013-14 season.
HOISINGTON - The third annual "Taste of Hoisington" will offer a variety of homemade soups and cakes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. For a suggested $6 donation, guests will get two servings of soups, crackers, cake and drink. There will be a drawing for prizes.
First Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its 13th annual Monterrey Dinner next week. Serving will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the church, 3400 21st St. in Great Bend. An accessible entrance is located on the Polk Street side.
The Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist School is taking orders for the spring shipment of Bithell Berries from Boring, Ore. The 14 pound boxes of fresh fruit are flash frozen so to better divide them upon arrival. Available now are Marion blackberries, red raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries, strawberries sliced with sugar, strawberries whole, loganberries, pie cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, apricots, apples and rhubarb. Also available are frozen jams of various flavors and puree. Orders must be in by Friday and will arrive late March/early April. For additional information call 620-791-7314.
WICHITA - Two weather systems are expected to impact south central Kansas Friday through Sunday.
"The Glass Menagerie" opens tonight at Sterling College
At Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation's Valentine party on Feb. 14, all residents were noted as kings and queens, however with a draw of names of residents attending event, LaVane Rohr and Claudine Ringwald represented them as king and queen. They were crowned as Walt Pennington entertained with music. All residents were presented a red rose compliments of Dillons and their customers and cookies and punch were provided by Epsilon Sigma Alpha (Zeta Gamma Chapter).
On Feb. 22, four students from Barton County participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Piano Festival held at Wichita State University. These students include Kaylyn Oberle, Claflin "Central Plains", Hannah Wilborn, Hoisington, Melanie Maneth, Great Bend, and Katy Jerke, Great Bend. At the KSHSAA Piano Festival students must perform Classical Repertoire by memory. However, participants must first compete and receive "I" ratings at the Regional Contest held on Feb. 8. Adjudicators listen to the students and write a critique of their musical performance and assign a rating with "I" rating the highest possible score. Students receiving ...
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.