LENEXA- EPA has designated Sept. 21-25, 2015, as SepticSmart Week. In recognition of this event, EPA and its state, local and industry partners are working around the country to help raise awareness about the need for proper care and maintenance of septic systems and to encourage homeowners to do their part.
LARNED - Olive Marie Ruehlen, 81, died Sept. 20, 2015 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born on Nov. 10, 1933 on a farm next to a creek just north of Schaffer, She was the third daughter born to her parents, Ike & Lois (Russell) Scheideman.
WICHITA - The Emery Park BMX Championship Finals were held over the weekend. Hundreds of riders and their families from around Kansas and neighboring states were on hand to compete at Wichita's Emery Park. Riders battled for the title of State Champion in multiple categories and age groups. Two Great Bend brothers competed as well.
A resolution to refinance 2008 certificates of participation at Barton Community College will save roughly $105,000 over the life of the bonds, college officials said. That resolution is on the agenda for the BCC Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in room F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.
Starting Monday, September 21, the Barton Planetarium will present shows every other Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. For new guests, we are located in the Science Building on the north side of campus.
Bombers Baseball, a local non-profit baseball association, will be conducting last chance baseball tryouts for both 8-under and 9-under baseball teams this Thursday, September 24th at 5:15 p.m. at Vets West baseball field. This tryout is for the 2016 baseball season. Winter workouts prior to spring competition will also be held. Anyone that will be 7-years old this school year, but cannot be 10 prior to May 1, 2016, is invited attend. There is no cost for the tryout, but, upon making the team, there will be a $200 player fee plus the cost of uniforms for next ...
U.S. farmers are growing fewer types of crops than they were 34 years ago, which could have implications for how farms fare as changes to the climate evolve, according to a large-scale study by Kansas State University, North Dakota State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less crop diversity may also be impacting the general ecosystem.