Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History will host two Halloween events on Sunday, Oct. 31.
Chandra Devine of Seward, was honored as a winner of a $500 Kansas State Civic Leadership Book Scholarship. The scholarships, funded by Farm Bureau Financial Services, are given to Kansas State freshmen who have demonstrated excellence in serving their communities.
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Oct. 19 at the CPI Annex. Susan Brown served as hostess and Jeanne Schmitt was co-hostess. President Brenda Black led the meeting.
The 2010 PIF Sweetheart Award was presented to Debbie Jones (on the right) by Norma Ward, local PIF Representative. Debbie was honored for her outstanding service on the fund raising and projects committees. She has hosted the annual geranium sale pickup at her home for the last two years and also held a club garage sale. Currently, she is co-chair of the Projects Committee. A donation in her name has been sent to the Pilot International Foundation and she will receive recognition in the international Pilot Log magazine.
After an historic site along the lower Jordan River was closed for a day this summer for public health reasons, an environmental group, EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth (Middle East), called for a permanent suspension until the governments of Israel and Jordan (on either side of the river) assure that it is safe from agricultural discharge and untreated sewage.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - It looks like journeyman Todd Bouman will make his first start in nearly five years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - All those critics who've been carping about the way Todd Haley uses his running backs have all of a sudden fallen silent.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Jerrod Johnson broke Texas A&M's career record for total offense, and backup Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes to help the Aggies roll past hapless Kansas 45-10 Saturday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) - After 14 seasons of futility and lopsided losses in the Big 12, Baylor finally gave its fans a reason to celebrate Saturday night.
The Touched By Cancer (TBC) support group meeting for Nov. 21 has been canceled due to conflicts. The next meeting for the group will be at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Heartland Cancer Center.
Sisters of Hope, a new support group for recently widowed women, is planning an informational "meet and greet." It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the Fireside Room at First Assembly of God Church, 601 S. Patton Road in Great Bend.
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Each fall, the Barton County Extension Council holds an election to fill positions on our various program development committees. Mark Wednesday, Oct. 29 on your calendar and stop by the Barton County Extension Office at 1800 12th St. to cast your ballot. Election time is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Any Barton County resident who is at least 18 years of age may vote in this election.
The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.
RUSSELL - Artists at Barton Community College got a chance to showcase their talents at the annual Russell Original Art Review (ROAR) exhibition at the Russell 4-H Building. The show ran from Oct. 10 through 12. The show had 262 entries from 91 artists from 33 cities.
If more Americans were self-employed independent contractors, the country would soar.
"Ewww!" said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover "Breaking Bad" meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is hosting a hunting showcase at 10 a.m. today at HorseThief Reservoir in Jetmore to spotlight the economic benefits of Kansas hunting and fishing and to release the 2014 Tourism Economics data.
GBHS Band and Orchestra students are selling Cherrydale products through Nov. 2, for their 2016 trip. There are many food items as well as a wide variety of gift items. Items can also be ordered online and sent directly to someone. The items will arrive around Dec. 4. Call GBHS (620-793-1521, ext. 189) and leave a message to have someone place your order or answer any questions.
Venture Corporation is planning to begin construction of the City of Great Bend's 2014 residential street resurfacing and reconstruction project this coming week, said Great Bend City Engineer Rob Winiecke.