SALINA- Great Bend's Steve Courson threw in the Kansas Horseshoe Pitchers Association's annual State Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Salina's Sunset Park. Courson posted an 8-1 record in two days of throwing to win his division. Courson has thrown at World Tournaments in Iowa, Oklahoma and Utah and placed third in his division at the 2015 World Tournament in Topeka in July.
The Rice County Historical Society/Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons will host "The Common and Quirky Mascots of Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Jordan Poland at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14, at the Coronado Quivira Museum, 105 West Lyon in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Coronado Quivira Museum at (620) 257-3941 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.
As mentioned last week in At the Mike, former Barton coach Ray Bechard was in search of his 300th career win at the University of Kansas. He did that in short order sweeping Western Illinois and Duke at the Kansas Invitational to earn that milestone on the opening Friday of play.
September 09, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is presenting Monarch Mania, a special event to be held Saturday, Sept. 19. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira's Environmental Education Classroom. Activities include Monarch tagging, butterfly catching demonstrations, butterfly face-painting, crafts, and a unique outdoor Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies for viewing.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by United Way of Central Kansas, at Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball, 2006 Broadway Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Melinda Kurth with greeters Dale Hogg and Steve Swigart. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend High School FFA members won the Student and Club Category and the over all Sweepstakes awards at the Hosington Labor Day Parade. The students walked with the parade route handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. I have attached 2 pictures of just the float and students on the float. The prize money will be put towards GBHS FFA Chapter scholarship fund.