A collection of art that includes works by noted American artists Thomas Hart Benson and Grant Wood will open in Fort Hays State University's Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art on Friday, Oct. 7.
Stanion Wholesale Electric Company just completed it's ninth Stanion Charity Golf Classic for the benefit of Special Olympics Kansas. This year's event was held at Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor. The tournament raised $81,260 this year, which brings the nine year total to $695,000 since it's inception. Otto Buche, executive vice-president of Stanion is tournament chairman.
Owners of the top animals received auction premiums at the 79th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS), while other exhibitors were presented scholarships. The event, held Sept.23-26 in Wichita, featured 656 youth from 89 counties showing 1,234 head of livestock.
Lois Brichacek and Donna Taggart brouht Bungalow F.C.E. members up to date on "Seasoning with Herbs and Spices" at the September meeting. Becky Dudrey presided at the luncheon session at the Highland Hotel.
Allen Winder, history enthusiast and basketball fan, was guest speaker for the Septenber meeting of NARFE at the Club at StoneRidge. Derinda Dussman, president, conducted the meeting with Charles Waknitz introducing the program.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post #180 annual membership dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at the post home. R.S.V.P. to Norma Titsworth at 793-8636 or Marianne Krallman at 792-1679.
Bill and Lisa Richardson, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shalane Richardson, to Scott Krueger, son of Chris and Brenda Krueger, of Great Bend.
Mildred Meitner of Great Bend will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Angus Inn Courtyard. Hosts for the event will be her son and his wife, Gary and Penny Meitner of Great Bend; her grandsons, Troy and Wes Meitner, both of Great Bend; and her granddaughters, Paula Meitner of Great Bend and Christina Andrews of Dorrance.
Shannon Ward and Luke Snyder, of St. John, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Kathleen Ward, of St. John. The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Christie Snyder, of St. John. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Carolyn Ives of St. John and Harold and Jolene Ward of Oklahoma City, Okla. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Charles Allen, of Hideaway, Texas and the late Shirley Allen.
Jamie and Anjie Weidman announce the birth of their son, Connor Matthew Weidman, on Aug. 29. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 in. long. He was welcomed home by his 2-year-old big brother Max.
Dave and Theresa Leiker, of Great Bend, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Leiker, of Edmond, Okla., to Brendan Donnelly, of Edmond Okla., son of Roger and Christine Donnelly of Manchester, Mo.
Walter and Florence Mai, of Great Bend, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Oct. 9 with a family get-together in Russell.
Duane C. Rouser will celebrate his 80th birthday October 9 with a card shower.
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The Barton Community College softball doubleheader against Bethany College JV scheule for Wednesday has been postponed.
The only certainties about the Big 12 are that Kansas will finish in first place and TCU will be last.
Barton Community College hosted a blood drive Friday in the Case New Holland Training Facility. They received 32 units of blood. Barton Visitor Center Receptionist Reba Hickel, pictured, donated and said she does so as often as she can. "I want to help people in need," she said. "I wish more people would donate because it really does help save lives."
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Hoisington police officer and former Barton County Undersheriff Larry Holliday Jr. was arrested following an injury accident early Saturday in northern Barton County.
Chelsea A. Kaundart, 21, was traveling southbound on Washington in the 300 block and lost control on the snow and ice at about 3 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicle then crossed the center line and entered the east ditch sideways striking a cedar tree, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log.
LARNED - Barbara J. Erway, 70, died March 2, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 5, 1943, in Sumiton, Ala., she was the daughter of Houston and Lilly Fortenberry Greathouse. Moving from Alabama in 1956, she was a longtime area resident of Larned and a Registered Nurse at Larned State Hospital. On June 13, 1962, she married Leonard L. Erway in Larned. He survives. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, going on camping trips and traveling.
Manuel De Jesus Cruz, 22, of Macksville was northbound on 160 Ave. one mile south of D Road in Pawnee County at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, driving a 2003 Ford Windstar.
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed fourth out of nine schools at Central Plains High School in Claflin recently. Sterling finished first; Hodgeman County (Jetmore) placed second, and Sylvan-Lucas placed third.
Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips offered some winter weather advice to motorists during Monday morning's Barton County Commission meeting – as long as it continues to snow, keep the headlights on.
A benefit hog feed will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 8 at Mom's Bar and Grill in Seward. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Team "The Storm" and Kansas School of the Blind "KanLuvKids" program. Tickets are $8 per plate for adults and $5 per plate for kids 12 and under. A raffle will be held at 7:30 p.m. with an auction from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets call Eddie at 620-786-5536 or B.J. at 620-617-1326.
During the last couple months winter had a tight grip on Kansas countryside. Seemed like whenever I'd look outside my office window I saw gray clouds, large flakes of snow and trees blowing in a bitterly cold wind. This made it easy to dream about the spring thaw or the warm summer sun.
Application deadline for Boys State of Kansas 2014 Academy is March 22. Anyone can sponsor a boy's stater this spring. In addition to families, delegates are sponsored by American Legion Post 180, civic organizations, businesses, clubs and interested individuals. The deadline for sponsorship is also March 22.
Steve and Glenna Gaunt of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter JoAnn Gaunt to Trenton Suchy, son of Charlie and Cindy Suchy of Great Bend.