HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce Promotion Committee presents the annual Shop Hoisington Chimney Hop beginning Oct. 28- Dec. 9 in conjunction with Hoisington Main Streets "Ladies Night Out". Gift certificates will be drawn for up to $100 on Dec.9 when the promotion ends.
Welcome to another edition of Marsh Musings. This week we will be writing about one of our most recent adventures in Cheyenne Bottoms. Dr. Witt, along with trusty "Queen Smooch," took me duck hunting for the very first time, and what a special experience it was.
Children of Barton County living with cancer will benefit from a new fundraiser hosted by Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation. The organization has announced that a Shrimp Boil will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall. The evening will kick off with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with live music provided by Tony Rubio and friends.
HOISINGTON - Hoisington Main Street, Inc.'s (HMSI) Board of Directors has approved a $10,000 loan to Kindscher's Mule Barn from its local Revolving Loan Fund. Kindscher's Mule Barn will be opening March 1, 2012 and will provide a variety of products including animal care, lawn and garden, tools, hardware, plumbing, electrical, farm supplies, automotive, paint and cleaning supplies. The business will open in the building Duckwall previously occupied.
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present the Water Coolers, an award-winning musical comedy troupe, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) samples recreational bodies of water for blue-green algae when the agency is alerted to a potential algae bloom. When harmful algal blooms are present, KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), responds by informing the public of these conditions.
Instrumentalist Ed Huffman ("Sanctified Sax") of Maize and bass soloist David Arasmith of Topeka will perform a concert of gospel music and message at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street in Great Bend. The public is invited.
At 7 p.m. on Nov. 6, American Baptist International Missionary in Laos and Thailand, Matt Mann, will talk about his work among street children who are victims of human trafficking. The service will take place at Central Baptist Church, corner of Lakin and Harrison. Human Trafficking is an urgent issue that many churches around the world are fighting. Human Trafficking plagues our own country as well. Matt is a second generational missionary whose parents served in Thailand since 1959. Matt's brother, Mike, also serves as a missionary in Thailand in tribal economic development. Come and learn what we ...
Final score: Pittsburgs Colgan-15, Medicine Lodge-0. Colgan wins third state championship and finishes the season at 14-11 while Medicine Lodge ends their season at 19-5. Medicine Lodge suffered six errors in the title loss. In the third place game, Salina-Sacred Heart trounced Oxford, 14-1. SSH posted an 11-3 hitting margin over Oxford in that contest.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), along with the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) in Hutchinson, will host a Wild Horse Adoption and Open House on June 5-6. The public is invited to observe training demos all weekend by inmates in a rehabilitation program at the facility. Free screenings of the documentary film "Unbranded" – the dramatic story of four riders and 16 mustangs making a 3,000-mile trek across country – will be shown throughout the weekend.
Persons interested in exploring foster parenthood are encouraged to register for a upcoming 10-week course provided free of charge by Saint Francis Community Services, starting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1, at 1508 Main Street in Great Bend.
Reports coming out of Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria convey hundreds of dead and burned bodies littering streets and thousands of people displaced and on the run. Loss after loss, setback after setback, the White House remains resolved: The president's Islamic State [ISIS] strategy is an "overall success," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest on May 19.
This summer Smoky Hills Public Television is working with public libraries throughout central and western Kansas to conduct summer reading programs through the Share a Story project. At 10 a.m. on June 13, Share a Story will visit Great Bend. The program will be in Ellinwood on at 10 a.m. on July 15.
A Rush County man was driving a semitrailer that was hit by a Union Pacific railroad train, Wednesday evening in Clark County. The truck driver, 30-year-old Joshua L. Coleman from Alexander, was able to get out of the vehicle and was not injured.