Pawnee commission weekly minutes LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met May 9 in regular session. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight. 9 a.m. - Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman and John Haas were present. Donna Pelton arrived at 9;15 a.m. Commissioners sorted through mail. Commissioners approved and signed checks for payroll, bills and expenses. Commissioners read and approved minutes of May 2, 2011. Tina Keeler, Pawnee County appraiser's ...
Larned USD 495 calendar Friday, May 20-See You at the Pole, 7:30 a.m.; LES Field Day at LHS Track; Track 3A Regional at Phillipsburg Saturday, May 21-Larned High Graduation at LMS, 2 p.m. Monday, May 23-Fourth Grade Instrument Display at LMS, 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 24-LMS Eighth Grade Promotion at LMS, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25-LHS Athletic Activity Awards at LMS, 1 p.m.; LHS Athletic Banquet at Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
LARNED - Larned High School's Kara Amon and Liberty Turner and Sarah Hales of Pawnee Heights High School have been awarded Cliff and Nina Fell Foundation Scholarships. The 2011 scholarships provide $2,000 each for the three winners to be used in attending a Kansas college or university.
Sometime between 1 p.m. on May 1 and 2 p.m. on May 3, a burglary occurred at a drilling rig owned by Petromark Drilling. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend, said the rig was located near SE 40 Ave. and 150 Road. Copper wiring from a generator to the rig, space heaters and a dog house trailer were damaged. Loss and ...
Randy Smith, director of the Criminal Justice program at Barton Community College, will present a free educational program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Smith will talk about crime scene investigation, home protection and personal safety. The program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. For more information call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755.
Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., will provide ice cream and cookies at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at its ice cream social. For more information call the Senior Center, 792-3906.
Professor Jim Hoy from Emporia State University will present the program, "Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore," at the Barton County Historical Society. The program will take place during the monthly historical society meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the museum, located just south of Great Bend's Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281. The public is invited to this free event. Hoy is a professor of English and ...
Habitat for Humanity of Barton County volunteers hope to raise at least $8,000 for their next building project with Habitat's third annual golf tournament, June 18. Hole sponsorships and team registration are being sought now, tournament organizer Matt Hiss said. The tournament will include a $1 million giveaway for anyone who can score a hole-in-one on a particular hole, as well as the opportunity to win a new ...
The Family Crisis Center Inc. is one of 10 organizations that will benefit from a recent fundriaser by Kansas Department of Corrections employees. KDOC employees banded together during Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 10-16, to raise nearly $4,100 to support organizations that serve crime victims throughout the state. This year's total is more than twice the amount that was raised last year. The Family Crisis Center provides advocacy and services ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made six ambulance runs on Tuesday. There were no fires. Barton County Sheriff Tuesday reports: Tires and other junk were dumped at NE 20 Road and NE 40 Ave. Scrap metal and an oxygen tank were stolen from a Roto-Mix work site. A truck hit a deer on SE 20 Road and SE 60 Ave. at 8:54 p.m. <p ...
The time is drawing near to claim a piece of Great Bend High School history. Brass nameplates removed from the original Great Bend High School Memorial Stadium before it was razed last summer will only be available until the end of May. The board of education decided to return the nameplates to family members on a first-come, first served basis. So far, only about 400 of the 881 available nameplates have been claimed. A special ...
LARNED - At the beginning of the school year, the members of the theater organization at Larned High School, Over Actor's Anonymous, talked about producing the first-ever LHS variety show for their student body.
LARNED - As spring cleaning season gets under way, the Fort Larned Lions Club is asking people to look through drawers and closets for old unwanted eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State basketball coach Frank Martin is recovering at home after being treated for blood clots that formed after a recent knee surgery.
Doug Guetzloe, one of central Florida's most prominent political operatives - and a subject of investigations by the Florida Elections Commission and an expressway commission in Orlando - had long infuriated prosecutors with his slippery denials of knowledge of unethical campaigns that they were certain he was deeply involved in.
Hoisington NHS inducts new members
HOISINGTON - Sonja Dee Ritter, 49, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. She was born May 4, 1964, at Larned, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Patricia J. (Freeburg) Hanken.
Lending an ear to a person takes on a new meaning when it is part of the E.A.R.S. program. "Everyone Able to Read through Sharing," is a program that was created over 10 years ago through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Last week, when Bill Clinton said President Obama should allow people to keep their health-insurance coverage - an early attempt to distance Hillary and himself from ObamaCare - I began to worry that the Clintons may be serious about another run at the White House.
"The holiday turkey sure looks grand this year," Dick Cheney said. "Why don't we go around the table and say what we're thankful for?"
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It had to be a painful experience for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, someone who prides himself on being an offensive innovator, to relive the first quarter of last Sunday's game in Denver.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
TULSA, Okla. - Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa for a 77-54 win Wednesday night.
Chattanooga. Idaho. The Citadel. Coastal Carolina.
The Great Bend Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team started their season with a pair of victories, beating Colby 40-9 and Goodland 46-7 at the Hays Tournament on Saturday.
LARNED - It is time to get out the cranberry sauce and serve up my annual Turkey Awards for the year for the sporting world.