LARNED - Courtland Holman, Larned chamber of Commerce director, welcomed Clark Conaway, the 7th District Commander of the American Legion to Larned Tuesday. Conaway has previously served as Vice Commander of Post 414 in Kingman for 13 years and Vice District Commander of District 7.
LARNED - Larned Pride organizers received the Larned city council's blessing to proceed with a plan to add a corn maze to Camp Pawnee in 2012. Organizers believe a corn maze will be another tourist attraction that will enhance Camp Pawnee several weeks in the fall.
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LARNED - Jordaan Library's new Pathfinder automation system provides some interesting statistics. Jordaan Memorial Library owns 26,881 adult books and 12,729 juvenile books for a total of 39,610 books as of Dec. 31, 2010.
FORT LARNED - Pete Bethke of Larned remembers watching westerns on television when he was growing up as a youngster. He's always had an appreciation of history, even dating back to the bustling Fort Larned days.
Larned city manager Don Gaeedert (left) talks with Bruce Dirks at a reception Friday at Larned city hall. Gaeddert received a clock and a honorary key to the city.
LARNED - A presentation by a UMB banking official presented the apparent lowest cost and lowest interest rate for a proposed $18 million bond for the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met June 20 at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee Commission clerk Ruth Searight.
LARNED - A fast-paced first week has featured a crash course on the 2012 city budget and multiple meetings with various department heads.
The public is invited to join the city employees for a retirement celebration and reception for Larned city manager Don Gaeddert from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the city offices, 417 Broadway. Larned city manager Don Gaeddert and ncoming city manager Lane Massey have worked closely this week on budget preparation. Gaeddert announced his retirement this spring after serving as city manager for 18 years. Gaeddert and his wife, Marie will travel to China for a two-year period. They will teach English as a second language to the Chinese.
LARNED - Piper Jaffray's banking spokesmen said current interest rates have created a favorable financial climate for a proposed $18.9 million Pawnee Valley Community Hospital.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 with a special preview of the interior renovation of the Frizell Railroad Depot on the Trail Center's grounds. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Depot was relocated to the Santa Fe Trail Center from Frizell.
Activities July 3-July 9
LARNED - Larned USD 495 presented University of Kansas Certificates of Service to those Kansas teachers who have taught 25 years, at a recent school board meeting. The following are approved minutes.
FORT LARNED - During the weekend of July 2 through 4, the Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
Photo by Janet Fleske
• Santa Fe Trail Center-Two miles west of Larned on KS 156.
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