This morning the Kansas Senate approved an amendment co-written by 36th District Senator Allen Schmidt, of Hays, which will add Hodgeman County to a list of state Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ's).
K-STATE CATTLEMEN'S DAY Make plans now to attend the 98th annual KSU Cattlemen's Day will be held on Friday, March 4. This program is designed to provide producers, allied industry and individuals with information about new developments in the beef industry. The day will begin with the Commercial Trade Show and Educational Exhibits at 8 a.m. in Weber Arena. The morning program will start at 10 a.m. with a welcome by Dr. Ken Odde, followed ...
The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) announced the 2010 Emerging and Existing Businesses of the Year this week, including T&C MFG & Operating Inc. of Great Bend. T&C MFG & Operating Inc. is owned by Craig Pangburn and Thomas McGlinn, Great Bend,
Preceptor Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 22 at First Congregational United Church of Christ for a "Winter Wonderland Party" hosted by Sister Chapter Xi Delta Upsilon. The Sister Chapter served chili with various toppings and cherry crunch with ice cream for dessert. Xi Delta Upsilon also presented each Preceptor Pi member with a stuffed snowman holding a fleece blanket.
"Tartuffe" a classic and well-loved French comedy is being performed by the Sterling College theatre department at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3, 4 and 5 in Culbertson Auditorium on the Sterling College campus.
The Kansas Forest Service's 55th consecutive Conservation Tree Sales Program has reached mid-term. In spite of the weather, sales have been relatively brisk. At the half-way point of the season, we are not sold out of any species, but we are running low on black walnut seed, elderberry, pawpaw, and persimmon.
Dear Editor, I was stunned to read in the Tribune Public Forums that a local company, Venture Corp., bid under the engineer's estimate for work to be done in the city and Randy Myers wanted to get bids from out of town. Give the work to a local contractor that has a great reputation, and is under the estimated cost. We - local contractors - pay taxes here, put our kids through schools here and ...
I'm going to bankrupt this country by any means necessary, and if you try to stop me or slow me down, I'll shut the government down and blame it on you.
Glenn Crawley, 55, who describes himself as a "man of the water," flipped his catamaran off the coast of Newquay, England, for the 13th time and had to be rescued, running the costs of attending to his miscues to the equivalent of nearly $50,000.
Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the Public Forum by Derrick Sontag in which he states that HB 2130 provides workers the ability to protect themselves from financially supporting political candidates they otherwise wouldn't support. Mr. Sontag, you're kidding, right? Public employees are given opportunities to have their paychecks automatically deducted with the payments going to various entities including charitable organizations (like the United Way), health care accounts, and, yes, for union dues ...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - After making the trip to see another dominant performance by twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris, a throng of Kansas fans stuck around a few minutes longer for one last cheer when Big 12 leader Texas got upset at Colorado.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Kansas State was willing to go into a swoon once Saturday when Jacob Pullen went to the bench with foul trouble. Only once.
Virginia Tech 64, No. 1 Duke 60 BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Terrell Bell scored 12 points, including five straight to give Virginia Tech the lead for good, and the Hokies beat No. 1 Duke 64-60 on Saturday night. The Hokies (19-8, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), badly in need of a signature victory to enhance their NCAA tournament credentials, got it thanks to 12-4 run over a span of 4½ minutes that turned a 53-47 deficit ...
Barton Community College is using star power to help raise money for a renovation project to upgrade its 40-year-old Fine Arts Auditorium. Barton's stars are 10 community members who will compete in a dance competition this spring that will initiate a fund drive and create awareness for the renovation project. The auditorium needs new lights, sound equipment and carpeting, said Darnell Holopirek, executive director of Institutional Advancement at Barton. The renovation ...
The Sunflower Polka Club will have a free dance from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, located at Second and Main in Hoisington. The Wes Windholz Band will perform. There will be no BYOB or setups. The public is welcome to this event. The dance club enjoys a variety of music and dance styles, not just polka.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Ethan Kaufman, Russell High School, Taylor Fry, Great Bend High School and Conner Birzer, Ellinwood High School, were selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 5, in Topeka.
Andy and Joanie Wise of Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Wise to Nathan Humphreys, son of Robert and Lori Humphreys of Sterling.
Ruth (Shook Pound) Hoard will celebrate her 85th birthday with a surprise birthday party from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 26 at the First Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. No gifts are requested.
Derek and Angie Linden announce the birth of their son, Connor Michael Linden, on April 10 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He has a big brother, 7-year-old Jordan Alexander Brough and a big sister, 3-year-old Hayden Elizabeth Linden.
Rodrigo (Kino) Adame and Nakita Fischer announce the birth of their son, Kacen Rodrigo Adame, on March 18th. He weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long.
Jessica Pearson and Robert (Jake) Johnson were united in marriage on Jan. 26, in an outdoor service in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic. Parents of the bride are Linda and Clayton Pearson of Great Bend. Parents of the groom are John and Peggy Johnson of Wichita.
Ryan and Katie Thurman announce the birth of their son, Grady Ryan Thurman, on March 24 in Lawrence. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 in. long.
Brent and Jamie Taylor announce the birth of their son, Connor James Taylor, on April 10 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 1/4 in. long.
Earl Burroughs of Aurora, Colo. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a surprise Open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the Front Door in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be his daughter, Anita Burroughs, granddaughter, Erica St. James and grandson Andrew St. James, all of Aurora, Colo. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Lonnie Kuhn and Stephen Keller were united in marriage on May 3, 1948 at St. Mary's Church in Ellis in a ceremony officiated by Father Virgil Kuhn. Stephen is retired from the Barton County Highway Department. Lonnie is a retired teacher. They have four daughters, Yvonne and Darel Hoffman of Crowley, Texas, Debbie and Dean Allen of Tonganoxie, Stephanie and Kirk Thompson of Topeka and the late Rebecca Ann Keller; five grandchildren, Kristen and Ricky ...
Vera Burfield will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 24 with a card shower.
Jon and Marilyn Reifschneider of Arlington announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Reifschneider, to Andrew Francis Heimann, son of William and Teresa Heimann of Hays.
Violet Kasselman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 25 at the American Legion, 117 E Santa Fe Blvd in Ellinwood. Hosts for the event will be her children, grandchildren and their families.