Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?
Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20.
Barton Community College students will present a recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Barton Community College service area will be a safer place thanks to a new tool employed by the college's criminal justice program, a Use-of-Force Simulator. The simulator puts officers in extreme situations and forces them to make split-second decisions on what type of force to apply in a given situation.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident shortly before 5 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of north U.S. 281. A Chevrolet Blazer driven by Emelia Fricks, 17, Hoisington, ran into the back of a Chevrolet Colorado pickup driven by Elizabeth Mater, 47, of Olmitz, as Mater was slowing for another vehicle that was turning at a private drive. Mater was treated at the scene but not transported.
On April 12, Hoisington High School hosted a Red Cross blood drive. Over 60 students, faculty, staff, and community members went through the process of donating. Out of the 60 plus people that came in to donate, the Red Cross received 54 good units of blood. The goal for the Hoisington High School and Community was 41 units of blood. The Hoisington community has not hit their goal in over a year.
Barton County business offices, the Health Department and the Records Division of the Sheriff's Office will be closed for the Independence Day Holiday on Friday. The Landfill will be open from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday, and will be closed the remainder of the holiday weekend. Emergency services will be in normal operation on that day.
SALINA – St. John's Dean Wade, headed for Kansas State University, scored 15 points and grabbed a team high nine rebounds to help the White team roll past the Blue team 118-91 in Saturday's Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Boys All-Star Game at Mabee Arena.
The Barton Blazers took first place in the Great Bend MAYB tournament this past weekend. The Blazers defeated the CK Select in the championship game 49-38. The Blazers will play at Nationals the weekend of July 30th in Wichita. Players include Brock Skelton, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, J.J. Heredia, Evan Campbell, Dalton Miller, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, and Ray Kuhlman.
LAKIN- The Golden Belt Swim Club Barracuda won their final regular season meet in Lakin on Saturday. Matt Huslig and Aubrey Snapp won all of their events. Other top swimmers were Kira Cook, Brady Daniel, and Phane Pedigo.
The Great Bend Fourth of July community fireworks display Saturday, July 4, at the Great Bend Expo Complex west of town. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m. The show, which is choreographed to music, will begin as soon as it is dark enough (between 9:45 and 10 p.m.).
Harvest is here. Combines, trucks, chaff and grain. Kansas big heart is beating in the hot sun and wind. The heritage of history to support our families and validate the wisdom of our forefathers who risked everything to come here is palpable and visible in the faces of our farmers. It is religious to watch this process draw families, neighbors, custom-cutting visitors and friends together to process the harvest. It was nail-biting to get the rain and risk not getting into the fields in time. Kansas seems to grin at that possibility and solved the problem with 100 degrees and ...
Former students of Country School District 71, south of Great Bend, held a reunion on June 20, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Marla Brocher served refreshments to the 20 students and spouses. Those attending were: Bill and Marie (Roach) Stanley, Patricia (Wright) Mauch, Mary Brocher Smith, Marla (Whorton) Brocher, Marvin and Marcia (Bliss) McNett, Cathy (McNett) Johnson, Gary and Jimmy Ellis, Rex and Virginia Ramey, Val and Arlene (Lundquist) Bakumenko, Terry and Susie Lundquist, David Gaunt, Patricia (Bliss) Julian, Robert Blake, and Arleen Whittaker.
Kansas Certified organic produces or farmers interested in becoming certified organic growers are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The cost share program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill to assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.
Almost every farmer has said in one way or another, "My life begins with the land." Look at it any way you want but this bedrock principle remains as it has for generations. Land ownership is the key to farming and ranching. Farmers are proud of the crops they grow and the land they work.
June 28, 2015|
John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau
By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.