The fifth-grade Barton Blazers, coached by Troy Griffith, Chris Ryan and Clint Brown, placed second at the Hays Big Brothers/Big Sisters MAYB Basketball Tournament last Saturday. The Blazers defeated Hays Tribe, 29-19; Gray County, 36-16; and the Hays Trojans, 23-7, advancing to the championship game, where they lost in a tough game to the Salina Dawgz, 27-25.
Recognizing the Great Bend High School bowling team's championship accomplishments will be on the agenda when the Barton County Commission meets at 9 a.m. Monday at the Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. Other items of discussion will include commercial software for the county, and grants for the Juvenile Justice Authority and Health Department.
Sollid offense in the first game, followed by solid pitching in the nightcap, the Barton Community College baseball team opened the 2013 Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Western Division season on Thursday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep of Pratt.
Barton Community College graduate Dena Popp is the supervisor for the Barton County 911 Dispatch team, a reserve sergeant for the Barton County Sheriff's Office and also works as a volunteer emergency medical technician in Ellinwood – and she can't imagine doing anything else.
Great Bend Aglow will meet Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 2920 10th St., Great Bend. The guest speakers are Steve and Jennifer Hopkins, Hoisington. Sign-in and social time begin at 9 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph's Catholic Church will hold its annual festival on Sunday, March 17. During this fundraiser for the Altar Society, lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Parish Center, 110 West Second St. in Ellinwood.
At church each Sunday, we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. On several key days at the center of the church year, however, worship takes a particular shape. These central days have come to be known as Holy Week.
The next Lenten Luncheon will be Wednesday, March 13, at Foundry Methodist Church, 5401 Broadway Ave. Host pastors are Dr. Kevin and the Rev. Jana Baxter. The Rev. Dwight Dozier from the Assembly of God will be the guest speaker. The weekly luncheons begin serving at noon – not earlier – and end at 1 p.m. Freewill offerings will be taken to defray the expenses of the host congregation. The public is invited to attend all of the luncheons, which will continue through March 27.
A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.
One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.
Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.
North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.
The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.
First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.
The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.
BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.