On Feb. 22, four students from Barton County participated in the Kansas State High School Activities Association State Piano Festival held at Wichita State University. These students include Kaylyn Oberle, Claflin "Central Plains", Hannah Wilborn, Hoisington, Melanie Maneth, Great Bend, and Katy Jerke, Great Bend. At the KSHSAA Piano Festival students must perform Classical Repertoire by memory. However, participants must first compete and receive "I" ratings at the Regional Contest held on Feb. 8. Adjudicators listen to the students and write a critique of their musical performance and assign a rating with "I" rating the highest possible score. Students receiving ...
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.
ELLINWOOD - A benefit fundraiser poker tournament will be held for 11-year-old Kadin White, who is suffering from acute lympoblastic leukemia, beginning at 1 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Ellinwood American Legion, 117 N. Santa Fe. White also has Down Syndrome and has an infection. He is in Wesley Medial Center in Wichita.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation invites proposals for its upcoming competitive grant cycle. Applications now are being accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public institutions, including schools, government entities, and clubs and civic/community organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. Funds are available primarily for the health and well-being of youth; however, limited funds are available in many other categories.
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center announces the winners of the 2014 World Wetlands Day Coloring Contest. World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on Feb. 2, and is organized by Ramsar, the organization that has designated Cheyenne Bottoms as a "Wetland of International Importance." The theme for 2014's World Wetlands Day was "Wetlands & Agriculture: Partners for Growth." The coloring sheet, featuring ducks and geese, was colored by 2nd grade students from 11 schools in Barton County. The best coloring sheet from each classroom was chosen; each winner received a certificate, a Top 20 Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms identification card ...
Barton Community College's Shafer Art Gallery and the St. Justa Pottery Guild, a Barton student club, will host a ceramic workshop presented by professional artists Mark and Bambi Freeman from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 in the Barton ceramics studio in the technical building, room T-151.
Dr. Greg Nanney, MD, will speak about life as a cancer survivor when the Touched by Cancer support group meets at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend. The title of his program is, "You Have Been Diagnosed with Cancer - Now What?"
The Cancer Center Kitchen Therapy dietitians are gearing up for another interactive televideo (ITV) presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. The program is designed to help patients whose appetites are affected by cancer treatments.
RUSSELL – Antonio Vindiola, 41, Tuscon, Ariz., has been indicted by a federal grand on drug-related charges, Wichita-based United States Attorney Barry Grissom announced Thursday afternoon. Vindiola is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Jan. 29, 2014, in Russell County.
The University Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Black Box Productions, a showcase of student-directed short plays in the William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall. Performances run at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14-15 and at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 16 Participants include Kendra Hacker, of St. John.
RUSSELL - Custom glassblowing by James Haffner is being featured at The Deines Cultural Center in Russell. The opening reception for the show will be Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m. It will be opening for viewing until March 23.