QUIVIRA WILDLIFE REFUGE – Armed with nets, a set of keen eyes and determination, children and adults will head into the trees and fields surrounding Quivira Refuge Visitors Center to tag Monarch butterflies during the 14th annual Monarch Mania event on Saturday, Sept. 18.
TOPEKA – Kansas byway travelers can win one of five Flip HD video camcorders by entering their favorite Kansas byway story now through Dec. 31 online at www.mykansasbywaystory.com.
Come in and see our new baby changing stations in both women and men's bathrooms...
The Barton Community College Foundation's 32nd Annual Big Benefit Auction on Aug. 28 gave people a taste of the wine country with its theme, "A Night in Napa," inspiring good times and a generous community spirit. Held at the Highland Hotel and Convention Center, the Big Benefit Auction raises funds each year for academic scholarships and program enhancements at Barton.
Monday, Sept. 20, has been named the International Day of Prayer for Peace. Locally, the Dominican Sisters of Peace, along with Heartland Center for Spirituality, will sponsor an ecumenical prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Great Bend.
Three days of summer remain.
Pursuit begins in city, ends in county
After many years at the St. Rose Auditorium, the annual Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner will be held in a new location. The popular event is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Prince of Peace Parish Center, 4100 Broadway.
Lois Alban, who for many years has given generously to Barton Community College, traveled 1,000 miles to attend the Aug. 12 Renovation Celebration showcasing the college's renovations involving three buildings on its campus. Now living in Mission, Texas, she continues giving to the college.
The Back Room of the Barton County Arts Center at Forest and Main in Great Bend will feature concerts tonight and Monday.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is advising the public to avoid contact with water at the following locations: Central Park Lake, Shawnee County; Centralia City Lake, Nemaha County; Meade State Lake, Meade County; and Veteran's Lake, Barton County (Great Bend).
HOISINGTON - Hoisington will host its 114th-annual Labor Day Celebration, "Proud of our Past - Focused on our Future," with activities for the entire family from Sept. 3 to Sept. 6. This year, a number of new events have been added.
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
The motocross community will convene in central Kansas on Sept. 20-21 for the 2nd Annual Hahn Brothers Supercross Shootout. Hosted by nationally recognized and professional motocross racers Wil and Tommy Hahn, the shootout provides racing opportunities for pro and amateur racers, and an electric atmosphere for spectators and racers, the Hahns said.
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.