The newspaper business-both small and large papers-has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct mail company ADVO in 2006.
HOISINGTON -Future children in Barton County who are diagnosed with cancer will benefit from the annual Hamburger Hotdog Feed held Sept. 9 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus. Hosted by Friends of Kans for Kids, a very large crowd enjoyed a meal of hamburgers, hotdogs, baked beans, chips, roasted corn, cookies and drinks. 100% of the proceeds went directly to Kans for Kids.
NEW ORLEANS - Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans' offseason.
LARNED - Pawnee County Health Department has started seasonal flu vaccine clinics. An outreach flu clinic will start Monday at the Welcome inn and Pawnee Plaza. For information, call (620) 285-6963 or 1-800-211-4011.
Norbert and Cheri Moeder of LaCrosse, along with Jeff and Marla Copper of Hays, announce the engagement of their children Cameron Scott Moeder and Maggie Michelle Copper. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Gary and Lela Eller of Hays, the late Meldean Moore, and Don and Francie Copper of Smith Center. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Emma Moeder and Roya Zimmerman both of LaCrosse, the late William Moeder and the late Larry Zimmerman.
Kami Maxwell of Odin and Ambonirina Nathanael Razafindrabe of Antananarvio, Madagascar were named Barton Community College's 2015 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy introduced them and presented their awards, after which they took the opportunity to address their fellow graduates during the college's 45th commencement ceremony Friday.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Kevin Brabb has joined the company as a Telecommunications Technician in Great Bend. He joined the company on May 11. Brabb will install, test, inspect, calibrate and repair electronic equipment. He will also diagnose telecommunications problems and interpret manufacturer's drawings and instructions, and will perform corrective and preventive maintenance as required.
Michelle Rooney, right, is congratulated by Robert Felt, after being named recipient of the 2015 Great Bend Jazz Festival Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who has participated in the music program at Great Bend High School and intends to continue with music in college.
Bradley R. Penka, an expert on barbed wire and post rock history, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Barton County Historical Society meeting. The program, which will be held at the historical society museum, is free and open to the public.
The Great Bend chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will sell walking tacos and hold a bake sale from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at the Elks Lodge, 1120 Kansas Ave. NAMI is a free support group for individuals living with mental illness, and their family members. For more information contact email@example.com or call 785-342-3975
HOISINGTON - Everyone 21 years and over is invited to play in a Texas Hold'em poker tournament to raise funds for area charities. The tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 North Main.
Barton County children ages 5 to 12 years can have a great start to a safe summer by participating in the Bike Safety Rodeo the morning of Friday, May 29. It will be held at the small ball field on the northwest side of Brit Spaugh Park, near 22nd and Morton St.