Larned Mayor Bob Pivonka (left) talks with Lane Massey, Larned's new city manager Thursday morning.
LARNED - U.S. Army veteran Kevin Mincio and Matt Sauri, an entrepreneur and philanthropist are cycling across America to provide education and help for families of fallen soldiers and to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001.
By Matt Sauri
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.
By Jim Misunas
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.
By Pawnee Annie
By JIM MISUNAS
BY JIM MISUNAS
Larned will feature several Christmas-related events Saturday in town and at Fort Larned National Historic Site.
LARNED -- The Larned Indians roared into the semifinals of the Gene Keady Classic with an 87-35 victory Monday. Larned (2-0) will meet Ellinwood Friday. Larned led 23-12 after one quarter and 46-20 at halftime.
PRATT - Hoisington High's three-time state champion Brandon Ball led three Cardinal wrestlers to first place at the Pratt Tournament. The Cardinals scored 160 points and finished third behind Wichita Northwest and Augusta.
Larned High featured four first-team selections for the Central Kansas League football team. Hoisington and Kingman tied for the CKL West Division title.
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