TOPEKA - Storm and crop damage estimates in Kansas for 2011 have hit a record $1 billion, according to the Kansas Department of Insurance.
The Barton Community College Theater Department will present its take on the theme of love and relationships with the production of "Almost, Maine," at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in the BCC Fine Arts Auditorium.
BY TRIBUNE STAFF
The live and silent auctions promise to appeal to a variety of tastes and budgets at the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Golf Classic/Auction, said Stacy Hefley, St. Rose marketing and volunteer coordinator.
The line is long at the recent Sunflower Diversified Services pancake dinner. The annual fundraiser attracted a good turnout, with a lot of familiar faces and many newcomers.
Balloons are released at the Heartland Cancer Center's 8th anniversary celebration Sunday. The HCC's Support Group sponsored the event.
The Stafford Oktoberfest will be held on Oct. 1 in Stafford. Everything from arts and crafts to Wiener Dog Races is on the line-up for the day.
Dakota Ochs was quick on her feet and calm, a perfect combination to capture a Monarch butterfly Saturday morning at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
The USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Tuesday at Eisenhower Elementary School, 1212 Garfield. Items on the agenda include approval of donations, and update on Shady Grove property. Eisenhower Principal Tricia Reiser and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Eisenhower Elementary School.
The Kansas Historical Society announced it has published a new children's activity book, "Kid's Kansas". This full-color, 44-page book features stickers, pull-out famous Kansan trading cards and flags, and several pages of puzzles, activities, and Kansas stories. The book will make its debut at the Kansas Book Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today that former U.S. Senator Bob Dole will be the first Kansan to be honored on the Kansas Walk of Honor. Sen. Dole and his wife, Elizabeth, will join Governor Brownback and the First Lady to witness the unveiling of the bronze plaque at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at the southeast corner of the Statehouse south lawn. The event is open to the public.
Dr. John Cody, dubbed "The Audubon of Moths," has had his paintings featured at the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Natural History, and soon the Shafer Art Gallery when its next show, "Endangered Journey: Monarch Migrations," opens on Oct. 2.
Ellinwood artist Robert Joy's art, which will be featured at the Shafer Art Gallery's Oct. 2nd opening, can be identified loosely as having an ever-moving and ever-morphing style. In a fairly current phase of his artistic mood, there has been a focus on the insect world.
Great Bend High School wants its students to be successful.
HUTCHINSON – While visiting the Kansas State Fair on Sunday, Keith and Tammy Bell of Great Bend stopped by the Kansas Lottery Building to try their luck at winning a "muscle car" in a second-chance drawing. Although they didn't win the car, they did walk away with a $5,000 cash prize playing a $5 Muscle Car Money instant scratch ticket.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports vandals opened the valves on three oil lease stock tanks in rural Barton County, causing the release of approximately 188 barrels of oil. The crime occurred sometime between 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and 8:25 a.m. on Saturday in the 800 block of SW 10 Road. Bellendir called the vandalism a "senseless act" and said loss is expected to exceed $12,000.
Kansas Department Wildlife, Parks and Tourism educator
Enrollment for the fall term at Incredible Years Preschool is open now for children ages 2 1/2 to 5, and since space is limited, parents are encouraged to register soon.
Lochner Engineering Consults will perform an up-close special bridge inspection on Barton County Bridge No. 202, over the Walnut Creek on Tuesday, July 22. The bridge is located on East Barton County Road, approximately 2.9 miles East of Great Bend. Be advised this will require temporary closure of the bridge to traffic from approximately 1 to 6 p.m.
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.