By Jim Misunas
Barton Community College will host the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp Friday through Sunday at Camp Aldrich. RYLA is a worldwide program that provides future leaders the opportunity to expand and hone their leadership skills. The program enables young people to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communication skills, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends.
Reports for July 26
The Po.L.K. of A. Kansas Chapter will hold its 25th annual Polka Days, Aug. 19-21 at the Highland Hotel Convention Center in Great Bend.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina has fired football coach Butch Davis.
HOISINGTON - William Edmond Hobdy, 33, Hoisington, passed away July 23 in Omaha, Neb.
HOISINGTON - Helen V. Harmon, 74, died July 25, 2011 at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
ABILENE - Mary Alice Schlitter, 92, died July 26, 2011 at the Village Manor in Abilene.
GREAT BEND - Elgie L. Unruh, 85, a longtime resident of Pawnee Rock, went to be with his Lord and Savior July 25, 2011 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
SCOTT CITY - G.T. Riner, 90, passed away July 26, 2011 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City.
LARNED - Eight members attended the Jordaan Library's book club Tuesday. The new Evanovich book "Smokin' Seventeen" was discussed and there were several suggestions for other authors who write humorous mystery series. The next meeting will be Aug. 16.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met July 11 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - Fort Larned USD 495 finalized personnel decisions for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school year in a recent meeting of the board of education. The following are approved minutes from the June 13 meeting.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pirates president Frank Coonelly issued a statement on Wednesday, a day after his team's 4-3 loss to the Braves in Atlanta that included a highly controversial call in the 19th inning.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ervin Santana pitched the first no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading them past the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday.
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.