HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Cardinal Forensics Team wrapped up its 2011 season with two medalists at state competition, held May 7 at East High School in Wichita.
In 2006, the U.S. EPA estimated that 55-65 percent of the waste generated in the United States is residential. Most of what we throw away is organic materials that could be vermicomposted, composted, or recycled. Paper and paperboard products account for 34 percent, and food scraps and yard trimmings make up 25 percent (by weight). Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost – worm castings – which increases plant growth and reduces attacks by plant diseases and pests. Vermicomposting is easy, involves little work and can be done indoors or outdoors. All you need is a container ...
Monday, May 16-LHS Music at Community Center; Golf Regional at Lake Barton; Larned Softball vs. SW Heights at Scott City; Larned Baseball at Russell
LARNED - Larned High Senior Class President Ivan Garcia and Karlee Rainbolt, Stuco president, will deliver speeches during the 2011 Larned High School graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. May 21.
LARNED - Larned High School selected its May Spotlight students of the month.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Even by Jose Bautista's recent standards, this a remarkable stretch of hitting.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Coming off his worst performance in the playoffs, Kevin Durant couldn't get his shots to fall again.
The names of more than 4,800 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring - representing 99 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 59 other countries - have been announced by the University Registrar.
Great Bend Rotary recognized this year's Junior Rotarians at a luncheon on Monday. Two students are selected each month during the school year from Great Bend High School Seniors. These students are given the opportunity to attend weekly meetings with Rotary to learn about the organization as well as the community through a variety of special presenters. Rotary also presented Louis Burley with a $500 Junior Rotarian scholarship.
May is American Wetlands Month and was created in 1991 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its federal, state, tribal, local, non-profit, and private sector partners to celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the Nation's ecological, economic, and social health and to educate Americans about the value of wetlands as a natural resource.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Katelyn Zink of Quivira Heights High School, Bushton, was selected to attend the 28th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 1, in Topeka.
Lenora Margaret Hutton (Budig), will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 22 with a surprise "Come and Go" reception at 608 E. Lakeview Drive in Barton Hills.
Tim and Sonya Viegra will celebrate their 25th anniversary at 5 p.m. on May 15 with a reception at the Community Christian Church, 253 NE 30 Road, just east of the college. The couple requests no gifts.
HOISINGTON – Helen Margaret (Penka) Kalina, daughter of Emil and Hedwig (Heger) Penka, died Dec. 11, 2014, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
BY TIFFANY HSU
The Prince of Peace Altar Society is taking orders for its spring Kolache Bake and Take. Orders can be picked up from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the St. Rose Auditorium.
The members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 3400 21st Street, will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. This is a fundraiser where all items are by donation. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local missions including the Prairie Godmother's, Barton County Emergency Aid and missions throughout the year. Pictured are Lou Ann LeRoy, Marilyn Button and Juanita Weathers. For questions or more information, please contact the church office 792-5346.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave. in Great Bend. There will be refreshments and door prizes, along with operating model trains and layouts featuring Std., G, O, HO and N gauge trains.
Veterans and other guests who meet regularly for coffee and doughnuts at the American Legion Post in Great Bend will changes things up a bit this Wednesday, April 22. The coffee and doughnuts will be at the Doonan Truck Museum east of Great Bend at 9:30 a.m. Any veteran who needs a ride may call Bill or Cheryl Pickle before Tuesday. Bill's telephone number is 620-791-7017 and Cheryl's number is 620-617-6757.
"Flowers Popping Color" is the title of the next Great Bend Recreation Commission Stop 'N Learn session. The free one-hour program will start at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
Barton Community College is hosting Enrollment Days sessions to help students prepare for the upcoming school year. Space is limited so students need to call 620-792-9286 to sign up, or they can sign up online at bartonccc.edu/admission. The schedule is as follows:
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Larry M. Sittner 1941 - 2015
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. The agenda includes the appointment of the new police chief, the appoint of a First Ward council member and the Veterans Lake algae remediation project.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a social media update, the distribution of tax dollars, occupancy agreements for the county office building at 12th and Kansas in Great Bend and household hazardous waste collection.
The 26th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Wamego's City Park. More than 150 Kansas communities will showcase all there is to see, do, hear, taste, learn and buy in the state.
During the last month of the HomeWords column, we're running longer cinquain sequences that have arrived at our door from across the state. The American Cinquain is just five-lines long, its 22 syllables fractured into a 2-4-6-8-2 form.