OMAHA, Neb. - Umpire Randy Wetzel thought working his first-ever College Baseball World Series would be memorable.
LARNED - Michael Bartz said he enjoys working with a local project that will benefit the Larned community.
OMAHA, Neb. - Randy Wetzel, Great Bend High assistant principal, made his College World Series umpiring debut at second base in its first game at T.D. Ameritrade Park, a 7-3 Vanderbilt victory over North Carolina.
LARNED - Singing the National Anthem comes naturally for Kayle Mollenkamp. Her mother, Dara Smythe, remembers elementary school teachers reporting their only complaint about Kayle was she would sing to herself in class. "Yes, Kayle's always loved to sing," Smythe said. "During teacher conferences, they'd tell me that she would sing all the time." Kayle has sung the National Anthem prior to ballgames and rodeos. However, when Kayle sings the National Anthem to start the ...
LARNED - The Larned Pamida and the Pamida Foundation are helping the United Way of Central Kansas to launch the Dolly Parton Imagination Library as a pilot program in Larned.
LARNED – Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts said his favorite part of his job is visiting the employees who serve the Kansas Department of Corrections.
LARNED - Camp Pawnee and the Fort Larned National Historic Site would improve access for pedestrians and cyclists under a $2.6 million grant application for a proposed Pawnee Valley Community Trail Project.
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org STAFFORD COUNTY - "Better than expected." Early returns on the Stafford County wheat harvest have offered promising test weights and better than predicted harvests. "Test weights are good and yields are better than expected," said Jim Bob Lewton of Kanza Co-op. "Everyone seems pleased with what they're seeing as opposed to what they were thinking two weeks ago. We're off to a good start. Test weights were 60 plus and yields ...
LARNED - Pride programs in Larned and Stafford earned special recognition during a Kansas Pride Day recently at the Larned Community Garden. Honorees each received a plaque from the state Pride program on behalf of its local Pride organization.
By Jim Misunas email@example.com A three-ring circus would not be enough to house the activity at the Great Bend Renaissance Faire. Bright colorful costumes mix with sweet melodic sound from every corner of the Great Bend Expo Complex, three miles west of Great Bend off 10th Street. Where else can you see Topeka's Jim Moshier playing a harp next door to Krystina Ratzlaff, a flutist from Arkansas City? There's The Scallywags, The Laundry Lasses, Marko ...
LARNED - The Larned Chamber of Commerce and Pawnee County Economic Development Commission celebrated a year of success at its annual banquet Thursday at the Larned Community Center. Voting for the Employee and Business of the Year was done by Chamber members.
LARNED - Thanks to a fundraiser sponsored by the Pawnee Valley Medical Associates and Pawnee Valley Sport & Spine Physical Therapy, the Larned school district will be able to buy new football helmets.
LARNED – Participating in Miss Fort Larned for Courtney Towery was similar to her work in Big Brothers Big Sisters.
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org LARNED – The Fort Larned Foundation for Education is sponsoring two fundraising events appealing to runners, walkers and golfers June 4-5. Entries are still being sought for the 5th Fort Larned Foundation four-person scramble tournament Sunday, June 5 at Larned Country Club. To register a team, contact Jennifer Anderson at (620) 285-3185; or Larned Country Club, (620) 285-3935. • The Fort Larned Foundation golf tournament is $200 for four-player teams. Registration ...
LARNED - Larned Pride members will realize a big dream Friday. "We wanted to tackle a larger project that would truly change the face of our community," said Angie Murray, Larned Pride member. "We had this idea that became a dream nearly a year ago. We had no idea what we were getting into." When Murray rejoins a few of her friends, a community-wide celebration will coincide with the grand opening for the Splash Pad ...
LARNED - Step back in time at Fort Larned National Historic Site over Memorial Weekend.
By Jim Misunas
Perhaps a Congressional inquiry about the Internal Revenue Service providing extra scrutiny targeting political groups should not be a surprise.
CHENEY - It was a learning experience for Larned High School's golf team at the Class 4A state golf tournament.
Freedom of speech is a founding principle of our country. Freedom of speech also comes with responsibility.
RUSH CENTER - Greg Patterson is a busy guy.
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