Laney Wallace, 16, won the beauty contest at the 53rd Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas and the next day fulfilled the first duty of her reign: to behead and skin a western diamondback.
Some of the best TV in America comes and goes too quickly.
Great Bend Police
The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board of Directors will discuss capital outlay goals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. The board will also talk about the time line for working on next year's budget, and will schedule a budget work session.
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will serve pizza at its monthly potluck dinner, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning to attend should call Rosy at the center, 792-3906, and let her know by Tuesday morning. There is a small fee for the pizza. Bring a covered dish and your own table service.
RUSSELL COUNTY - A bicyclist was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita from the scene of an accident south of Lucas in Russell County, around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.
The annual Bike Safety Rodeo for children 5-14 years old will be held Thursday, June 23, at the Brit Spaugh Park south baseball field near 22nd and Morton streets. Free bikes and helmets will be available for children who don't have them, but the event is important for all children who ride bicycles, according to Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department.
Sunflower Diversified Services – Catch-A-Ride will join with other public transportation systems nationwide in the fifth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16.
Central Kansas Threadbenders Quilt Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington, Great Bend. The public is invited.
The Presbyterian Women thought it was a worthy cause in the early 1980s, and they still do today.
At the outset of Linda Farthing's career, she was an operating room nurse at Central Kansas Medical Center. Now, almost 30 years later, she is the new vice president of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
LARNED - The OPI Print and Copy Center golf team from Great Bend reigned supreme in the Fort Larned Foundation for Education golf tournament.
Velta Irene Kasselman Reed Krom 1927-2011
Joel Thomas Gray 2010-2011
Barry "Bernie' Young 1960-2011
Promoting a growing sector of the state's agriculture economy, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers Market Month in Kansas and the week of August 3-9, as Farmers Market Week.
CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has hired Paul Swanson as vice president, Intermediary Sales and Institutional Relationship Management. Reporting to Senior Vice President Paul Chong, Swanson will lead the company's intermediary and institutional sales efforts.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
In a move less surprising than hot dogs at a ballgame, the House of Representatives voted to give Speaker John Boehner the authority to sue the President of the United States. This isn't like a divorce, or a civil suit for money, it's more of a restraining order. They want Obama to quit trying to resuscitate the government they've been working so hard to render unconscious.
Happy Wednesday, everybody, and God Bless America.
The Barton County township election results from Tuesday's primary. The numbers are unofficial pending the Barton County Commission's canvassing of the ballots at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the courthouse.
A truck driver was taken to the Rice County Hospital in Lyons on Tuesday after his rig hit several cows in the roadway on U.S. 56, 4 miles east of Little River.