The Barton County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 300 block of Cottonwood Dr. at 6:58 p.m. Saturday after a party said a viscous brown pit bull tried to attack his grandson and was running at large. The dog had been caught and put up before two deputies and someone from the Golden Belt Humane Society arrived. Officers spoke to the owner of the dog who said it was a puppy and it would be put up and the fence fixed. Before leaving, an officer reported the dog licked his hand.
Justin Moyers, fourth-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, is receiving hands-on clinical training in Great Bend, from Dr. Jean Pringle at Great Bend Internists this month.
Teresa Hickel is being promoted to Assistant Vice President and Operations Officer for First Kansas Bank according to Paul Snapp, President and CEO of the Bank. Snapp remarked, "Teresa has the values, banking experience and work ethic to lead the operations of our Bank. She will continue to strengthen our Bank's commitment to operate in a safe and sound manner while providing personalized service to our customers. We are excited to have Teresa leading this important area of First Kansas Bank."
Sterling House of Great Bend, a Brookdale community, 1206 Patton Road, will host "Stuff the Bus" again this year. The goal is to provide extra supplies for teachers and school children. This year residents will deliver all donated supplies to Riley Elementary on Aug. 30th.
Mark your calendar for August 28, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech, which was delivered to more than 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Challenges facing ranchers and feeders in the nation's capital will be highlighted during the Aug. 21 KLA/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day at Fitzsimmons Land & Cattle near Cunningham. The Dean and Jerree Fitzsimmons and Gary and Mary Fitzsimmons families own and operate this diversified beef cattle and crop farm in eastern Pratt County. The Fitzsimmons have a commercial spring-calving cowherd and background their calves prior to selling them in the spring. In addition, they raise wheat, milo, alfalfa and silage to complement the beef cattle enterprise.