A monetary donation from Great Bend High School students, added to time donated by the Barton County Young Professionals and other volunteers, means area children may be better prepared when they start school. More than 400 literacy kits from the United Way of Central Kansas have been assembled to hand out at Kindergarten Roundups this spring.
The Great Bend Panther Bowling teams traveled to Wichita on Saturday, Jan. 9, to compete in the 27 Team Bishop Carroll Bakers Tournament. The Lady Panthers finished in 9th place. Team members included, senior Hanna Pfeifer; juniors, Allie Brodrick, Kylynn Keeler, McKenzy Black, and Elsi Miller; and sophomore Jordan Vsetecka.
In his last State of the Union Address, that renowned weaver of uplifting platitudes, President Barack Obama, crocheted his constituents one final quilt of bittersweet melancholy to remember him by. Not a victory lap so much as someone pulling his arms inside the chains preparing to dismount a swing over a crocodile pit.
SCOTT CITY - Larned High's Kristopher Nolde (106) won three matches to capture first place at the Scott City Wrestling Classic. Nolde (18-3) pinned Austin Crum of Holly, Colo. in 4:55 in the championship match.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 for a regular meeting. Pawnee County commissioners Kathy Bowman; Donna Pelton, chair; and Gary Caplinger were present. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dr. Sondra Brown, Tallahassee, Fla., received a 2016 Kansas State University Alumni Recognition Award at the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 17. The ceremony was held at the Orlando World Center Mariott.