LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum has hired Richard Lartz for a limited term position as the exhibit designer for the East Gallery renovation. Museum director Becca Hiller said it is expected to take 12-18 months to complete the work.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Gentiva Hospice, at Great Bend Coffee, 2015 Lakin Ave., at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Steve Swigart with greeters Cindy Brooke and Amy Habiger. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Standing firm in not raising the mill levy in the face of continued revenue declines, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved a budget that instead balanced by tapping into the county's reserves.
Cheyenne Bottoms is a prairie pot-hole area about 41,000 acres in size. It is divided into several different plots of ground including the KDWP marsh, the Nature Conservancy marsh, Hoisington Duck Club and some other private individual pieces of ground. You can recall the stir that occurred when a private landowner was going to drill an oil well in the basin. That is his right on his land. I don't know if he did or not-but we have never seen any ill effects if he did.
Eagles No. 646, 1024 Main, Great Bend, will hold its annual luau from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost is $15 per person. The menu will feature roast hog with all the trimmings. There will also be a raffle for two pork meat bundles.
After a year of racking up thousands of volunteer hours in area communities, the annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program recognition banquet Thursday night was a time to give a pat on the back the hundreds of folks who gave of their time.
RICE COUNTY - The Rice County sheriff believes tall corn is likely the blame for a fatal crash that killed a Sterling teenager. The two-vehicle crash occurred at Avenue U and 14th Road at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday.
HOISINGTON - Adrea Aguilera is a senior at Chase High School. She learned that the Hoisington Emergency Medical Services offers opportunities for volunteer EMTs through a friend while she was attending emergency medical technician training at Barton Community College during her second semester of her junior year. After she completed her training, she took her practical boards in June.
Hoisington's USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night, Aug. 1, for a budget hearing and to conduct regular business. Superintendent Bill Lowry recommended a budget that included 6 mills for capital outlay. The budget was approved as published.