HESSTON - Larned's girls rolled past winless Hesston 21-2 and 22-9 for a softball sweep Tuesday. Larned (7-9, 7-9 CKL) plays at Kingman May 10. Hesston (0-14, 0-14 CKL) plays at Hoisington (11-5, 11-5 CKL) Friday.
The Sterling College theatre program will conclude the season with a presentation of student-directed one-act plays at 8 p.m. today and Saturday in Culbertson Auditorium. To fulfill requirements for their play directing class, Bryce Bassett of Cassoday; Derrick Hogan of Rodeo, Calif.; Cody Meins of Canon City, Colo.; Nate Sizemore of Clearwater; and Cassidy Woodard of Abilene, will each be directing a one-act play. The public is welcome to enjoy this free event.
Last week the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring women to register with Selective Service. This means that if Congress ever brings back the draft, women will be forcibly sent to war.
Throughout 2015, numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals took time out their busy schedules to help the United Way of Central Kansas prepare 400 Literacy Kits to be distributed at Kindergarten Round-Ups in Great Bend, Ellinwood, Larned, and Otis-Bison. On May 6, the last of those Literacy Kits will be given out to enrolling Kindergarteners at Holy Family Elementary School.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Responding the 1763 invitation of Catherine the Great for Western Europeans to move to the Russian Empire, more than 30,000 immigrants (mostly Germans) made the trek to the Russian Steppe between 1764 and 1772. Of significance to those whose descendants settled the western Kansas prairie 110 years later, nine Roman Catholic colonies were founded along the Volga River in 1766: Degott (July 18), Graf (June 10), Herzog (July 14), Katharinenstadt (June 27), Louis (June 14), Mariental (June 16), Rohleder (June 14), Schuck (July 18), and Volmer (July 18).