As to the driver's accoutrements, he had but two, his whip and his voice. The whip had a stock 10 feet long made of a hickory sapling with a lash of the same length made of rawhide. Attached to the end of the lash was a strip of soft leather five to six inches long, called a popper or cracker. A similar whip was used by men capturing wild Spanish cattle in the Everglades. The term "cracker" evolved into the language of the Deep South to designate an unsophisticated person. When the whip was cracked, it produced a sound ...
The staff of the Santa Fe Trail Center announced Thursday the launching of the Trail Center's new website. The project was made possible by a generous grant received from the Golden Belt Community Foundation, Great Bend. The various pages of the website include a Collections page, Education page, Events page, and more.
Betty Unruh of Larned will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception hosted by her daughter, Linda Prins and family, John and Derek, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Country Place Living, 714 West 9th in Larned.
High School Breakfast
All members of the Beta Sigma Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Master met for Beginning Day at the home of President Alice Clapsaddle. Following the supper cooked over an open fire, members reviewed the coming year's activities and adopted the 2010-2011 budget. With regret, Loretta Paulson was granted a leave of absence. The president thanked Merlene Baird and Rosie Rein for hosting the summer social in July and Marcia King for her outstanding contribution in saluting our beloved sister, Marty Buster. Members attending the memorial service placed a yellow rose on her casket. The meeting ended by drawing for ...
(And) commitment, the headline was supposed to say, but there was not room.
Following is a copy of the pledge that the Larned High School football players' parents have made and the commitment of the Larned Indian football players and managers have made for the upcoming year, provided to The Tribune by LHS Head Football Coach Al Troyer.
The Larned City Council, meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 417 Broadway, will review a Community Development Block Grant application for the expansion of the Schnack Fire Station or for conversion of the former National Guard Armory into a fire station.
Activities for the week of August 5-11
The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Mona Marie Wysong, on Wednesday at 12:50 p.m. with the following members present: Charles Wonsetler, vice president; Betty Tauscher, secretary; Thelmarie Wilhite, historian, and Roger Haberman, reporter. Absent was Jim Forrest, treasurer. Also present was Marylee Phinney.
This year Larned High School graciously welcomes three exchange students: Hanna Halvorsen, Virna Menezes and Rolf Pier.
By Jim Misunas
Kylie Miller puts her horse Paint through the paces in the Western Pleasure class during the Pawnee County 4-H Horse Show.
By David K. Clapsaddle
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. July 28 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.
By Jim Misunas
LARNED - It's that time again, your dog's most anticipated day of the summer – the Dogs Days of Summer Swim.
LARNED - Larned Police Chief Chuck Orth said there have been three instances of counterfeit money being passed in Larned.
LARNED - The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin an asphalt road surface sealing project Monday on US-56 Highway from the west city limits of Larned in Pawnee County to the east limits of Kinsley in Edwards County.
LARNED - The 2014 Relay for Life event for Pawnee, Edwards and Stafford counties is scheduled Friday night at Earl Roberts Field at Larned High School. Teams from Pawnee, Edwards and Stafford counties had raised more than $30,000 to fight cancer.
By Jim Misunas
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum & Research Library will be holding an end of summer celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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