Welcome to the 4th edition of Marsh Musings. This week we will be focusing on a critter that carries a very negative stigma in the state of Kansas: the black-tailed prairie dog. Kansans' tend to either love or hate these critters. In Kansas, especially Western Kansas, prairie dogs are known as a destructive pest.
By Derek Grabast
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Great Bend Tribune will follow the journey of Derek Grabast of Hudson for innovative stem-cell treatment in Beijing, China.
By Allen Schmidt
STAFFORD – A traveling exhibit, "Kansans of African Descent: Selected Portraits," is being featured at the Stafford County Museum Library, 100 N. Main Street in Stafford.
LARNED - Pawnee County escaped most of the severe weather that struck south central Kansas Friday afternoon and evening. However, the largest report of hail occurred in Pawnee County.
LARNED - The new school year starts Thursday for Larned USD 495 students. Sophomores through seniors report at noon. Kindergarten through ninth grade report for a full day of school.
Commission to meet
By Jim Misunas
CHICAGO (AP) - The first inning doomed Jeff Francis again on Sunday.
The Eagles Annual Luau Party will be held on Aug. 20th. Roast pig with all the trimmings will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are 48 for adults and $4.50 for children 12 and under. Pina' Colada's will be on special for $2. D.J. the D.J. will playing for your entertainment. Prizes will be available.
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will have August Business After Hours at Vintage Place Assisted Living Facility from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at 1070 E. Wichita Ave. Come and visit with the residents and staff, enjoy some refreshments, and find out what's going on at Vintage Place Assisted Living.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announcees that Kim Stejskal has joined the company as a Records Management Assistant. Kim joined Sunflower on Aug. 1. She will maintain the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and availability of documents, records, and information resources.
Returning faculty and staff will be welcomed back and new faculty and staff will be welcomed aboard at Fort Hays State University's annual Fall Convocation, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., Aug. 17.
LARNED - The Larned High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Tuesday evening.
It is not at all uncommon for a Sunflower Diversified Services client to reach a new milestone. But Thelma Northcutt has hit the trifecta in recent weeks, taking personal growth to the next level.
It's not like St. Rose laboratory personnel set aside time to prepare for inspection. Instead, it is part of the daily routine.
Danny Riggs presents a $700 check to Donita Wolf, director of St. Rose's Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, while Lori Grauer, left, and Annette Schremmer look on. The three joining Wolf represent the Bikers of Central Kansas, who raised money for GBHH&H at their recent Chili Challenge.
Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice (GBHH&H) will sponsor a Monday evening grief support group in Great Bend from May 5 through June 30. It will meet each Monday (except Memorial Day) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin. Entrance is on Lincoln Ave.
Legitimate excuses are in abundant supply for Stephanie Hoover, but one would be hard-pressed to get her to use one.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Hereford Women Board of Directors recently elected Hereford enthusiast Michelle Beran of Great Bend to its board representing the northwest quadrant of the United State. The quadrant includes Washington, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
Crime Stoppers is hoping someone can provide more information about the death of Rhiannon M. Young, who died in what was described as a hit-and-run accident last October in Great Bend.
Great Bend Fire/EMS
WICHITA - The National Weather Service in Wichita issued a thunderstorm watch for Barton County and north central and western Kansas at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday. The watch includes the following counties until 11 p.m. Wednesday - Barton, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Republic, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Scott, Sheridan, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wichita.
LARNED - Eleanor H.J. Tammen, 92, passed away April 21, at the Cedars Care Home in McPherson. Born May 10, 1921, in Albert, she was the daughter of Fred H. and Mattie G. Folkerts Hemken. On Aug. 27, 1941, she married Leonard F. Tammen in Albert. He passed away on March 12, 2009. After living in Colorado Springs from 1957 to 1961, she moved to Larned and was a resident from 1961 to 2005. She then moved to McPherson. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed baking, reading, and loved gardening. She was especially known for her fried chicken, homemade bread ...
RUSH CENTER - Dean M. Misegadis, 88, died April 21, at his home. Born on March 11, 1926, in rural Rush Center, he was the son of Louis and Caroline (Wagner) Misegadis. He was a 1944 graduate of Dodge City High School in Dodge City and attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. On April 24, 1952, he married Betty Keener at Hope Lutheran Church in Rush Center. A resident of Rush Center since 1946, he was the owner of Dean's TV & Appliance in Rush Center and La Crosse. He also was a farmer.
CLAFLIN - Donald E. Cates, 67, died April 22 in rural Pawnee County. Born Oct. 8, 1946, in Cushing, Okla., he was the son of V.E. and Thelma J. (Gower) Cates. On May 29, 1965, he married Ginger Krug in Pratt. A resident of Claflin, he was owner and operator of the 94 Store in Claflin, was a pilot for Pratt Farmers Spraying Service and was a retired commercial airline pilot. He was a Barton County Commissioner.
Steve Elmore, early childhood music teacher from Wichita Collegiate School, will offer a presentation about his travels through Kansas. The presentation, "Kansas Like You've Never Seen It," conveys information about interesting or unusual Kansas sites. The sites are little known to most tourists.
Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.