It was a double play at the Great Bend City Council meeting Monday night as the council authorized Mayor Mike Allison to sign lease agreements with both the professional Great Bend Boom and the collegiate Great Bend Bat Cats organizers for their 2017 summer seasons.
LARNED - Thanks to a surplus in emergency preparedness funding provided to the Pawnee County Health Department through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, schools in Pawnee County will be receiving 120 emergency buckets filled with a variety of items to help with sheltering in place. This could be helpful in the event of natural disasters, like tornadoes, or in the event of a school lockdown.
ELLSWORTH - Authorities have released the name of a suspect who was shot as he was being apprehended by officers from multiple law enforcement agencies in Ellsworth County, last Thursday night and Friday morning, Sept. 15-16 in Ellsworth County.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Salvation Army – 2445 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Tiffany Schoendaler with greeters Amanda Baxter and Shannon Stafford. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Rosewood Miracle Workers Aktion Club is conducting two community service drives through Nov. 30, sharing the gift of warmth and making the lives of children a little more colorful. The group, affiliated with the Great Bend Kiwanis Club, is also offering a taco dinner fundraiser on Sept. 30, said club sponsor Frankie Pelster at Rosewood Services.
The Coronado Quivira Museum will be the site for the Collectors' ID Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Coronado Quivira Museum, located at 105 West Lyon in Lyons. Archeologists will be on hand to examine and help identify artifacts which are brought into the museum by regional residents. The identification workshop is hosted by the Mud Creek chapter of the Kansas Anthropological Association.
Twice a year, the sun becomes more of a concern for drivers, and one of those time periods is quickly approaching, as you may have noticed on your morning drive. On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Autumnal Equinox will occur.