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CLAFLIN - The USD 112 Interim Board of Education met on Sept. 13. at the Quivira Heights Elementary/Junior High School Library for the September board meeting. Board members present were Bert Besthorn, Dawn Dolezal, Ron Etchison, Cherlyn Maier, Alan Siemer, Malcolm Shaw and Jim Vance.
CLAFLIN - The governing body of Claflin met in regular session on Sept. 13.
HAYS – The Great Bend High School debate team competed in its first debate tournament of the season Saturday by attending the Hays Arrowhead Invitational Debate Tournament.
The top prize in the upcoming Sunflower Diversified Services poker tournament will depend on the number of people who play. If more than 250 players sign up, first prize is $1,500.
Janelle Smith, Sunflower Early Education Center office manager, takes registration for the upcoming Fall Into Fun Early Childhood Conference.
One non-football highlight of Homecoming Weekend this year at Fort Hays State University will be the re-dedication of Picken Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Anne Marie Hagerman and Jason Philip Bledsoe were united in marriage on May 8 at the Larned United Methodist Church in a double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Bill Fitzgerrel. Parents of the bride are Ben and Elaine Appel and the late Robert Hagerman. Parents of the groom are James Bledsoe and Lea Harbour. Anne was given in marriage by her uncle, Alan Hagerman and stepfather, Ben Appel.
Mitchell and Julia Weber of Hays announce the engagement of daughter Rebecca Ann Weber, to Dace Andrew Winkelman, son of Terry and Nancy Winkelman and Michelle and Bob Edwards, all of Ellinwood.
Jeff and Lori Underwood of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Underwood, to Christopher Berger, son of Roger and Trish Berger of Ellinwood.
Sherry Suppes of LaCrosse and Patrick and Kathleen Suppes of Otis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Suppes, to John Hoverson, son of Dennis and Diane Myers of Wathena, and Raymond and Cindy Hoverson of Atchison. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Julius and Elsie Suppes of Otis, Ed and Velta Dreher of LaCrosse, and Merten and Mary Bevitt of Overland Park. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Elizabeth Hoverson of Troy, and the late Russell Hoverson, Adelaide Walters of Gravios Mills, Mo. and the late Fred Walters.
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Marshall of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Marshall, to Christopher Jordan Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel O. Weems Jr. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Victor Marshall of El Dorado and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fogarty of Jacksonville, Fla. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnard of Jackson, Miss.
Bob and Vicki Kaiser of Odin announce the engagement of their daughter Emilee Frances Kaiser to Victor Dominic De Martino, son of Victor A. De Martino of Park Ridge, Ill. The prospective groom is the son of the late Marie De Martino.
Shane and Amber DeWald of Olathe announce the birth of their daughter, Hailyn Kennedy DeWald on April 19 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 in. long.
Lorraine (Robl) Phelan will celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower-reception from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Holyrood Fire Station, 100 S. County Road. She has six children, Pat and Barbara Phelan, Rita McCarthy, Tom Phelan, Dennis and Jacque Phelan, Mark and Gladys Phelan and John and Carolyn Phelan.
It's been a long time coming, but even though the Kansas Supreme Court has released its decision in the state's appeal of the Gannon vs. Kansas school finance lawsuit, the question of funding schools is still up in the air.
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Approximately 125 calls for service and 82 officer initiated calls were received for the month of February. Officers responded to 17 medical/fire calls. Seven arrests were made and nine criminal summonses were served in the month of February.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held up his hand, clenched his fist and given "half a peace sign" to the Ukraine, Europe and especially to President Barack Obama. And so the debate has begun:
Has it really been 10 years since I wrote a heartfelt letter to my newborn son, Gideon Lewis Tyree? (See my blog at www.dannytyree.blogspot.com for a collection of Gideon columns.)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional.
ELLINWOOD -There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
ELLINWOOD -Donors for the Ellinwood Community Mural were honored at the Cake and Cobbler Reception at the annual meeting of the Ellinwood Community Historical Society March 4 in Ellinwood. 117 donors contributed over $5,000 in amounts from $10 to $500 for the mural featuring the history of Ellinwood on the Old Santa Fe Road. They were shown the plaque to be affixed to the building at Main and Santa Fe Ave where the Ellinwood Emporium is now located. It has names of all who donated a "bucket of paint" contribution ($25) or more toward this community project sponsored by ...
The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) announced Thursday the recipients of the 2014 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards. Among the winners was Pam Martin of the Kansas Wetland Education Center, Great Bend.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Agriculture Friday announced the result of the elections held for the state's five grain commodity commissions – corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat in districts Four, Five and Six in the central region of the state.
MANHATTAN – Lee Borck, Chairman of Innovative Livestock Services Inc., was recognized March 6 as Kansas Stockman of the Year at a banquet in Manhattan. The award is presented annually by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council at Kansas State University.
LAWRENCE - Andrew Wiggins remembers sitting in the bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse long after the final whistle, watching as the crowd showered the departing Kansas players with love.