To commemorate its 15th anniversary next month and to help raise funds for its non-profit foundation, Rosewood Services is bringing the world's largest big-top circus to Great Bend on May 16. The Carson & Barnes Circus will host two shows – one at 4:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m., at the Great Bend Expo Complex.
Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
McPHERSON - The Christian Howes Jazz Trio will appear at the McPherson Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27. A portion of the program will include the McPherson High School Orchestra, with whom Howes will have worked in a two-day series of workshops.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran introduced legislation to protect Kansans from the threat of dangerous natural gas explosions by allowing states to monitor underground natural gas storage in the absence of federal action.
ELLINWOOD - The Kansas Department of Transportation will hold a Public Information Open House on the pavement and curb reconstruction project on US 56/K96 through the city of Ellinwood at 4-6 p.m. on April 30.
The weather has been pretty awful for getting out very much. Sandra and I went to Kansas City for the program "Birds of Paradise" at the Kaufman Center. Practically every birder in the area was there. A couple of guys (including one from KU) spent months in New Guinea photographing and documenting all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise. It was a stunning and beautiful documentary narrated by those two fellows. National Geographic and Cornell University which is huge in the birding world sponsored the study. If you get a chance to see it anywhere-- don't miss it!
Editor's Note: Local historian David Clapsaddle writes about aspects on the Santa Fe Trail. This series profiles how Santa Fe Trail freight, passengers and mail shifted from the overland trail to railways.