WICHITA -- Defending doubles champion Keeley Hipp and Janae Ryan (31-0) of Central Plains and returning singles champion Anna Reidmiller (25-1) of Wichita Independent highlight the Class 3-1A girls state tennis qualifiers Friday and Saturday at Wichita Riverside Park.
Great Bend High School (6-0, plus 102 points) would be projected to be the third western seed after six weeks of Class 5A high school football. The Panthers wind down the regular season at Liberal Friday and against Garden City Oct. 21.
QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Annually each fall, central Kansas is one of the few places where it is possible to see whooping cranes. From late October through early November, up to 60 or more of these rare birds are sighted at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Stafford County. The earliest-recorded first arrival, Oct. 6, occurred in 2000, but the average first arrival date is Oct. 21.
October 11, 2016|
Special to the Tribune
Two weeks ago, the second engraved with the names of veterans with ties to Barton County was set in place at the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial. Tuesday, plans for the official dedication on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 were announced.
ABILENE - June (Cary) Boxum, 94, died Oct. 9, 2016, at Village Manor in Abilene. Born June 19, 1922, in Downs she was the daughter of Warren and Celeste Cary. She attended school in Downs, graduating in 1940. Later, she graduated from Brown Mackie School of Business. On June 17, 1945, she married Lloyd Boxum. He died on Oct. 22, 2009. After retiring as a secretary from Great Bend School District #428, she was employed at the Hatchet Motel in Moran, Wyo. She also spent many years making and teaching ceramics in her ceramic shop.