BISON - Lora Marie (Lauer) Kaus, 58, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at rural Bison. Born June 2, 1957, in Hays, she was the daughter of Anthony and Shirley Lauer. In 1975 she graduated from St. John's Catholic School in Beloit. On Dec. 29, 1984, she married Michael "Mike" Kaus at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Timken. A resident of Rush County since 1984, moving there from Beloit, she was a homemaker and spent most of her time canning whatever was in season, gardening, and with her grandchildren.
ELLINWOOD - Betty J. Loewen, 80, was born in a farm house in rural Meade County, March 9, 1935 to John H and Elizabeth Harder. Betty received Jesus Christ as her Savior as a young girl. Betty attended her church, grade school and graduated from a parochial high school, as Salutatorian, all within a few miles from her family home. She graduated from Grace University, Omaha, Neb., with a three-year degree in Biblical Studies.
Barton Community College will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. Barton's Center for Adult Education and the Shafer Art Gallery also will be closed. Offices will reopen and classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs cobbled together an 11-game win streak that included their first playoff triumph in 22 years by using backups, third-stringers and a whole lot of scotch tape.
Donations to the Barton Community College Foundation may lead to a new name for the weight training room in the college's Kirkman Building. The details of a proposed agreement to name the "Kip & Kelly Spray Family Strength Training Center" will be discussed at the next BCC Board of Trustees study session, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building at BCC.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. -2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
One of the misfortunes of progress in education is the demise of the small country school. As I look back on all the attributes of attending a two-room school during the first eight years of my life, I wonder if we may have lost something we can never replace.
January 10, 2016|
John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to host the 13th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on Jan. 19-20 at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, Kansas.