Leah Parsons and Cody Wondra were named the winners of the 2015 Kansas Fairs & Festivals Association Ag Challenge of Champions. Parsons and Wondra will receive a $2,250 scholarship to be used for their college tuition. The scholarship is awarded to the top two winners of the contest that is held in conjunction with the Kansas State Fair. Contestants have to identify cuts of meat, grains, grasses and weeds, feed and livestock breeds, veterinarian equipment, four written exams on farm management as well as give a 3 minute extemporaneous speech.
Time to yodel a big old welcome back to the same old grind from our too brief summer respite. And yes, that does include the umpteen-gazillion presidential candidates returning from their home districts with batteries and bank accounts recharged. With an emphasis on the moolah.
Last week's column concerning Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis generated a strong response from readers, and much of it, as predicted, was negative. The majority felt Davis' refusal to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples because it violated God's law was a principled exercise of civil disobedience.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Sunflower Diversified Services, 8823 4th Street (plant location near airport), at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters Connie Oetken and Brian Ewing. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
LARNED – Tuesday, Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Pawnee County Sheriff's officers seized the business assets of Larned Automotive which owed $47,803.24 in state sales, withholding and consumer compensation taxes.
Luis G. Mata-Ortiz, 28, died Sept. 10, 2015, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Feb. 2, 1987, in Durango, Durango, Mexico, he was the son of Sergio and Susana (Ortiz) Mata. On March 26, 2010, he married Elizabeth Arias in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 2007, he was a welder for Doonan Specialized Trailers.
Sandra J. Boyce, 78, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born on Sept. 27, 1936, at Bar Harbor, Maine she was the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Reynolds) Dwelley. She graduated from Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine and later attended Nursing College in New Hampshire for two years. On Oct. 25, 1978, she was united in marriage to James L. "Jim" Boyce at Swan Valley, Idaho. He died on Jan. 16, 2012. The couple lived in Whittier, Calif. and Idaho Falls, Idaho for many years prior to moving to Great Bend in 1998 ...
HUTCHINSON – It was a dominate day for the Barton Community College women's cross country team. Not only did superstar Lydia Mato win the Terry Masterson Classic in Hutchinson, her teammate Asha Douglas came in right behind her for a 1-2 finish.
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MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune
CLEVELAND- Carlos Carrasco turned in a strong performance, Lonnie Chisenhall drove in three runs and the Indians continued to stay in the American League Wild Card hunt with an 8-3 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Progressive Field.
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Bill Snyder Family Stadium will be filled with the sound of music from Kansas State University's annual Band Day performance Saturday, Sept. 19, at halftime of the Wildcats' football game against Louisiana Tech.