There are going to be a lot of Christmas-y things going on on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2nd and State streets in Larned. One of them will involve George Weber of Great Bend as Santa Claus, in his wagon drawn by his 14-year-old mule, Babe. Babe is a jenny, or female. Weber made all of his wagon, he said, except for the axles and springs.
The City of Larned is concerned about possible leaks in the city's sanitary sewer system. Leaks in the system can allow large amounts of rain water to enter the city's wastewater system, City Manager Don Gaeddert said Saturday.
Veterans Day (Thursday) is fast approaching, and a local man and his brothers were recently honored with a plaque and words of praise.
Dawn Skelton, co-owner of Country Seasons Flower Shoppe, showed Chamber Coffee Hour attendees Thursday a large inventory and many other improvements and changes at the store. Items have been rearranged, and the front/facade of the building has been enlarged and beautified.
You can't keep a good man - or dealership - down. As of Sunday, Oct. 31, Al Hanken Motors in Larned is no longer a General Motors dealership. But, as proprietor Don Hanken told a large crowd at last Thursday's Chamber Coffee Hour, when one door closes, another usually opens.
Bryce Young, chief operating officer, and Bill Overbey, chief financial oficer, both of Hays Medical Center, told Pawnee County commissioners at their Oct. 18 meeting that Dr. David Sanger, M.D., would begin seeing patients on Monday, Nov. 1, at the Pawnee Valley Clinic near Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. They also gave commissioners an update about the mobile nuclear stress testing, the MRI, lab, patient and employee surveys and scheduled health fairs.
The Fort Larned Historical Society will host its Annual Meeting with a program, The German Heritage of Kansas, a presentation and discussion by William D. Keel on Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum and Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the meeting and free program. Contact the Santa Fe Trail Center at 620-285-2054 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.
Larned High School's October Spotlight winners
LARNED - The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recently recognized the employees and volunteer of the quarter for the months of October, November, and December, 2014. These individuals were selected from nominations submitted by their peers; nominees are chosen based upon factors including job performance, dependability, competence, initiative, work ethic, and achievement.
FORT LARNED - Fort Larned National Historic Site is off to a great way of celebrating the National Park Service Centennial - whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or not - you'll want to celebrate too!
PRATT - Two Larned High wrestlers came within one victory of qualifying for the Class 4A state wrestling tournament at Salina. Larned's Hunter Fitzpatrick (106) and Jeremiah Slattery (182) advanced to the consolation finals at the Pratt wrestling regional before losing.
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