CLAFLIN - The city officials say 4-4,500 people were in town maybe even close to 5,000. So many back yard barbecues were held. Plans are already being made to do another event in five years.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will offer a special presentation on Caring for Your Keepsakes at the Trail Center's auditorium at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19.
The Pawnee County Humane Society will sponsor an Adoption Fair from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend Orscheln Farm and Home Supply and during Orscheln's Moonlight Madness event at 5320 11th Streer.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 31 in a special session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
Activities June 12-18
Free fall, injury prevention offered
Jehovah's Witnesses are inviting all in the area to attend a program focusing on a government that millions, perhaps billions, pray for God's Kingdom government, which is requested in the world-famous model prayer taught by Jesus Christ, will be the focus of the 2011 "Let God's Kingdom Come!" District Convention to be held at Century II Convention Hall, 225 West Douglas Avenue in Wichita.
Sterling College graduated 119 students at the College's 119th annual Commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 14.
The Young Swedish Singers, a 34-member gospel singing group from Hässleholm, Skåne, Sweden, will appear in concert at Trinity Lutheran Church, 24th and Adams, in Great Bend, at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. The group's tour includes stops in Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Iowa, June 14-July 5.
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DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him and the Dallas Mavericks finally ahead in these ultra-close NBA finals.
Scottish artist Jane Forbes, 47, won the "Shoe Is Art" competition in Dundee with a work, "Ad Infinitum," that a University of Dundee spokesman called "awe-inspiring."
SEDGWICK - After starting the season at 3-1, the Great Bend Braves are now having trouble even finishing a game.
John D. Trimmer, 65, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock and Dundee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Belleville, to George Franklin and Edna Alene (Larr) Trimmer. He graduated from Republic County Schools in 1965 and was united in marriage to Diana Levingston on June 10, 1976, at Pawnee Rock. She died on July 22, 2013. John worked as a chain hand in the oilfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed rock collecting, watching wrestling and spending time with family.
Industries regulated under the Great Bend Wastewater's Industrial Pretreatment Program were recognized by the Kansas Water Environment Association for their compliance achievements during the previous year. "We extend our congratulations and appreciation to the following award winners for a job well done," said Charlie Suchy, Great Bend utility superintendent who oversees the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant.
John Landis's "Trading Places" is one of the 1980s' most fondly remembered comedies. There is far more to its story than frozen orange juice, however.
Boy, are the folks at the syndicated game show "Jeopardy" in trouble after introducing a new category: "What Do Women Want."
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes an appointment to the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board, the Sheriff's Office impound sale and an appointment to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Perhaps it is to be expected in an industry noted for its legacy businesses, but whether their companies consist of a single publication or dozens of media enterprises, families are dominant forces in newspapers.
CLAFLIN -The Kasselman Family of rural Claflin continued their tradition of hosting another very successful Fall Fun Festival with all proceeds being donated to Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation on Sept. 28. This was the 9th year for the event and the largest to date with an estimated 900 people in attendance.
The Model Association of Central Kansas (MACK) is an organization providing a safe, family-oriented environment to promote education and wholesome recreation for its members and the community as a whole through modeling activities. Join MACK on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. until dusk as members will be flying and talking about model airplanes during this free come and go event. Who knows? You may even have a chance to fly one of these model airplanes with the aid of a MACK instructor. This program is for all ages, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult ...
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Professional development workshops to be held