Due to inclement weather rolling in, organizers of the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event have rescheduled it from this week to until NEXT Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Barton County courthouse square. The walk, during which men wear red stiletto-healed shoes, is a fundraiser for the Family Crisis Center.
"Trees for Great Bend" is the topic of a free Stop 'N Learn program set for noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. District Forester Jim Strine with the Kansas Forest Service will talk about what tree species are adapted to the Great Bend area. There will also be time for questions. The program is sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
PAWNEE ROCK - Charles Wilbur Russell, 90, died April 14 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Born Nov. 17, 1922 in Carroll County, Mo., he was the son of Charles Walter and Lena (Adcock) Russell. On Sept. 6, 1942, he married Berdene Lou (Glaze) in Larned. She preceded him in death. A Pawnee Rock resident from 1959 to 2009, he was a 37 year civil servant for the U.S. Army Reserves.
ELLINWOOD -Julie Bugner-Smith, executive director of United Way of Central Kansas, and the board of directors are pleased to announce their newest addition to the United Way Board of Directors, Ronda Sjogren.
ELLINWOOD -Did you know that more than 2 billion items are checked out of American libraries each year? Wow! There are also more than 16,500 libraries across the United States, more libraries than McDonalds! But most importantly, did you know that libraries offer essential services such as computer access, resources for job and business development, genealogical materials, and much, much more, all for free. All you need is a library card.
Approximately 75 calls for service and 86 officer initiated calls were received for the month of March. Officers responded to eight medical/fire calls. Eight arrests were made and five criminal summonses were served in the month of March.
The Barton Blazers took first place in the Wichita Tournament. They defeated the Wichita Biggins in the championship game 49-40. Players include Brock Skelton, J.J. Heredia, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Evan Campbell, Sam Ryan, Mason Perez, and Connor Griffith. These Blazers play again next weekend in Wichita.
The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.
The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.
This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.
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.