"The Hunger Games" was supposed to be fiction, but maybe it was prophetic. Now comes "The Briefcase," CBS's new reality show that pits desperate middle-class families against each other for financial survival. This seems more appropriate for dystopian science fiction than contemporary prime time, and the instinct is to kill the messenger: How dare CBS air this garbage?!
Ducks Unlimited and partners will complete 44 habitat protection and restoration projects in Nebraska and Kansas, thanks to three North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grants. More than $2.9 million in NAWCA funding will be combined with nearly $6 million in funding from 25 partners to restore or enhance almost 4,500 acres in central Kansas marshes. The projects included in these grants will provide high quality foraging habitat for thousands of waterfowl and waterbirds during fall and spring migration, and year-round habitat for other wetland-dependent wildlife.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum will host "Soda Fountains of Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Cindy Higgins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trail Center Museum, two miles west of Larned on K-156.
Dr. Mary Ann Searle's experience as an administrator in higher education has brought her to Barton Community College, where she is one of three candidates for vice president of academics. She met many faculty and staff Wednesday at a public forum held in the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend Chiefs dropped a 2-1 decision to Dodge City in American Legion play Tuesday night. The Chiefs regrouped and defeated DC 7-4 in game two of the twinbill. Tristan Hall and Brett Bayse worked complete games in the series.
OPEKA – Spring and summer are hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking seasons. It is also the time of year when ticks are out. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism remind those spending time outdoors to take precautions to avoid tick bites.
SALINA- Seven Barton Blazers recently attended a four-day Heart of America camp in Salina and by camp's end, all seven were selected to participate in the prestigious 14-player All Star game. Players include Dalton Miller, Chance Sanger, Nick Wondra, Connor Griffith, Sam Ryan, Bryce Brown, and Ray Kuhlman.
Elma Laughlin Lepej will celebrate her 99th birthday on June 30, with a card shower. Elma and her twin brother, Elmer Laughlin, were born on June 30, 1916, on a farm near Alexander. They attended school in LaCrosse. On April 17, 1943, she married Joe Lepej. Elma has been a resident of Great Bend since 1965. She has two daughters, Patti Smith and husband George of Great Bend and Jo Kay Lepej of Topeka;
Michael and Pamela Perry of Great Bend and Toby Bettis of Wilsonville, Ore. announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Bettis to Cameron Cooper, son of Scott and Terri Cooper of Garnett. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gloria and Linus Schamber and Harold and Margaret Bettis, all of Hays; Vernon and Karen Hayes of Great Bend and the late Coyle and Carla Detherage, and Dale Perry; and the great-granddaughter of Norma Mounkes, all of Great Bend. The prospective groom is the grandson of Jim and June Cooper of Garnett and Rosalie Burkhead of Lawrence and the late Dean Burkhead.
Jeff and Carrie Moore of Kechi announce the engagement of their daughter Rhae Ann Moore to Chris Burt, son of Cliff and Kathy Burt of Great Bend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dave Egan, Joyce Markley, the late Shirley Moore, the late Sonny Moore and Charles Honeyman. The prospective groom is the grandson of Patricia Schumacher, the late Duke Burt, the late Betty Lewis and the late Bruce Lewis.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Larned High School's football team, under the direction of head coach A.B. Stokes, participated in a football camp conducted by Sterling College football coaches. The Larned football team was scheduled to compete in a team camp at Newton.
LARNED - Larned High junior Colton Massey shot 3-over-par 75 at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City to qualify for the 2015 Kansas Amateur Golf Tournament July 20-26 at the Wichita Country Club. Massey tied for fifth in qualifying at Garden City.
Camp Hope wrapped up Saturday at Barton Community College. With 68 campers and more than 100 volunteers, the week-long camp made use of the campus, with visits to Great Bend attractions such as the Wetlands Waterpark. The annual golf tournament was held Wednesday at StoneRidge County Club.
June 27, 2015|
Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune
with Jamie Cockerham/Camp Hope