Staff members and volunteers are hard at work organizing the upcoming Sunflower Diversified Charity Gala and they could use the community's help – especially because this is the non-profit agency's 50thanniversary.
TOPEKA – Fueled by exceptionally strong sales nationwide, the new Powerball jackpot estimate has left the previous record in the dust! The Powerball jackpot for Saturday has been increased to an incredible $800 million annuity, with a cash option of $496 million. That's the highest Powerball jackpot in history and also the highest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes the election of the chairman and chairman pro-tem of the commission, designation of the official county, newspaper and a report on 2015 accomplishments and 2016 goals.
What is a fan? Is it one of those silly-looking guys with no shirt on, waving a "We're Number One" foam finger in the air? Is it the person dressed in an ugly costume, portraying some kind of Oakland Raider? Is it an out-of-control youngster storming the court, knocking people and things out of their way as they clamor to get to.......where? No, I don't think so.
The Tower Wind Quintet will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 17, at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. The Quintet, formed in 2001, is comprised of Friends University faculty members: Amy Hoffman, flute; Cindy Thompson, oboe; Rachelle Goter, clarinet; Denise Kintzel, french horn, and Kimme Whittemore, bassoon. All members are active performers and teachers in the Wichita area, participating in many groups including the Wichita Symphony, Wichita Grand Opera, Wichita Music Theatre, and Ballet Wichita.
The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Prairie Window Concert Series (PWCS) will continue its 2015-16 season with Betse Ellis and Ike Sheldon at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, in Hesston. This duo reunites after a long tenure with The Wilders, a decade-long favorite of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan.