ElderCare Inc. recently recognized several employees for their years of service. They include: Bettina Devine of St. John 19 for years; Lorna Lumpkins of Great Bend for eight years; Betty Bender of Great Bend for 11 years; and Janice Holt of Sawyer for 16 years.
48 hours of 4-H was designed for 4-H members to choose a project that would make an impact on their community. Over 75 4-H members rallied on Sunday, October 11, to serve a meal and make some money but most importantly they came to help honor the Kansas veterans.
Lori (Peter) Nelson of Lindsborg received an award Oct. 17, in Andover for the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator of the Year for the South Central Kansas District of the Kansas Music Educators Association. Lori is a graduate of Barton Country community Collage and Fort Hays University and received has masters degree from Baker University.
Xi Delta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sponsoring Holiday Decor again this year from 2-4 p.m. on Nov. 1, at Flavored Celebrations, 1315 Stone in Great Bend. Those attending will get lots of ideas for fall and holiday decorating from local businesses Beautiful Beginnings, Cornerstone Interiors, Kustom Floors, Brick Alley, Evann Stueder, and Kat King. Tickets are $5 and are available from chapter members as well as at the door. Also, chances will be given to win a Santa by Loretta Miller. Proceeds will benefit Prairie Godmothers. For more information, contact Nancy Sundahl at 620-793-5894.
On October 14, Gray Television Licensee, LLC filed an application with the FCC to assign the license of KGBD-LD, Channel 30, Great Bend, from Gray Television Licensee, LLC to Knoxville TV LLC. KGBD-LD operates with 15 kW of power from a transmitter located at 38-24-22N, 98-43-19W.
The Progress Club met on Oct. 5, at the home of Karen Becker. Present were 14 members and one guest, Vicky Dayton. Co-hostesses were Pat Klusener and Janet Engleman. President Sharon Mauler called the meeting to order.
The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2015-16 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:
My friend Mike Miller (Editor of the KDWP&T magazine) invited me and Sandra to a meeting last Monday night at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. That meeting was hosted by Governor Sam Brownback. The focus of the event was to get ideas for better utilizing and promoting the Cheyenne Bottoms as the major resting place for the shore birds, waterfowl and Whooping Cranes as related to tourism, birding, hunting and photography. It was not political in any way that I could discern. Mr. Boeckman discussed the roads into and out of the Bottoms that we all agree need some ...