Heather Nicholas, district manager for Kwik Shop, announced Sunday that Kwik Shop's April fundraiser raised a grand total of $95,500 for Camp Hope, a summer camp for Kansas area children who have or have had cancer.
The Friends of Cheyenne Bottoms Annual Meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156. Prior to a short business meeting, members will be treated to a meal of hamburgers and hot dogs.
Students enrolled in career and technical education courses at Barton Community College are taught accountability and other aspects of professionalism that employers want, Dean of Workforce Training & Community Education Elaine Simmons told the BCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
The Hoisington City Council welcomed newly elected members and honored those retiring from service at Monday night's meeting. Nancy Farmer, Ward 1 and Jim Sekavec, Ward 2 both retired following last week's election. Both were presented plaques, recognizing their many years on the council.
ODIN - Clarence F. "Clare" Zecha, 84, died April 11, 2016, at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Nov. 18, 1931, on the farm near Odin, he was the son of William B. and Frances (Frenzl) Zecha. On Oct. 2, 1957, he married Eleanor A. Zorn, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Odin. A lifetime resident of the Odin area, he was a farmer and a stockman. He also worked for the Independent Township and served as a board member for many years.
Cory Zimmerman came out in front of a field of three write-in candidates to claim a seat on the Great Bend City Council during last Tuesday's general election. This was necessary when incumbent Councilman Matt Hiss decided not to seek reelection and no one filed for the position.
The Barton County Commission Monday morning approved renewing the county's membership in the Dodge City-based Great Plains Development Inc., an economic development agency that works with cities and counties by helping with loans to them as well as entrepreneurs.