The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public comment period for two proposed oil wells inside the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Refuge came to an end July 14. The vast majority of comments collected indicate public concern for the wildlife that inhabits and uses the wetlands area as a migration stop-over. Overwhelmingly, both private individuals and governmental organizations ask the applications by H&C Oil Operating, Inc. and L.D. Drilling, Inc. be denied.
HOISINGTON - Cody Stetler of Hoisington has been chosen to play on the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game scheduled for Wednesday evening in Topeka. He was one of 24 players from all leagues selected to play.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Daniel W. Cates, 47, of Blue Springs, Mo., and a native of Great Bend, passed away on Aug. 5, at Indian Meadows Healthcare Center in Overland Park after a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are pending with Charter Funerals of Great Bend.
When communities are flooded, homeowners' and businesses' first response is to ensure the safety of loved ones and staff and then prevent as much damage as possible and in the days following, everyone's focus turns to the clean-up effort and getting all utilities in working order.
The inaugural Windy Hill Disc Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, Aug. 17, at Barton Community College as a fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life of Barton County. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and tee-off is at 9 a.m. for the 18-hole tourney. Entry fee is $10 per person and hole sponsorships are available for $50.