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Pawnee County History ................................................................... 6-7 Administrative Numbers..................................................................... 8 It’s The Law ....................................................................................... 9 Department of Corrections ............................................................... 10 State Government ............................................................................ 12 Decision Makers .............................................................................. 13 National Offices ............................................................................... 13 Townships Map................................................................................ 14 Township Officials ............................................................................ 15 Helpful Numbers .............................................................................. 16 Post Offices ..................................................................................... 16 Hotline Numbers .............................................................................. 17 Support/In Need.......................................................................... 18-19 Clubs & Organizations...................................................................... 20 Recycling ......................................................................................... 21 Pawnee County Humane Society ...................................................... 22 Dining ......................................................................................... 23-27 Health & Immunizations ................................................................... 28 Health ......................................................................................... 29-37 Senior Citizens ............................................................................ 38-39 Education ................................................................................... 40-44 Lasting Legacy ................................................................................ 44 Pawnee County Events Calendar ...................................................... 45 Recreation .................................................................................. 46-47 Santa Fe Trail Center Museum .................................................... 48-49 Points of Interest in Pawnee County ............................................ 50-51 Points of Interest in Barton County .............................................. 52-54 Churches ......................................................................................... 55 Pawnee County Fair .................................................................... 56-57 Hunting ............................................................................................ 58 Golf.................................................................................................. 59 SRCA Drag Racing ........................................................................... 60 Shafer Art Gallery - (Barton Community College) .............................. 61 Kansas Wetlands Education Center .................................................. 62 Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo ............................................................. 63 Wetlands Waterpark ......................................................................... 64 Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau ......................................... 65 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo ....................................................... 66 Agriculture .................................................................................. 68-70 Oil & Gas .................................................................................... 71-74 Kansas Oil & Gas Museum ............................................................... 72 Burdett ............................................................................................ 77 Garfield ............................................................................................ 78 Larned ........................................................................................ 79-83 Larned Chamber of Commerce ........................................................ 83 Rozel ............................................................................................... 84 Area Events ..................................................................................... 85 Great Bend ................................................................................. 85-89 Hotel & RV Parking ........................................................................... 90 Area Lodging ................................................................................... 91 Media .............................................................................................. 92 Pratt ................................................................................................ 93 Service Directory ............................................................................. 94
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SOURCE PAWNEE COUNTY HISTORY
he land recognized as Pawnee County was a high-traffic area long before its boundaries were officially plotted and a permanent settlement began in 1872. The buffalo and Indians roamed freely for centuries before the white soldiers arrived in 1859 to establish a military post at Fort Larned to assist in commerce and travel along the Santa Fe Trail. George Custer, Kit Carson, William Cody, Black Kettle, Satanta, and Yellow Bear were but a few of the legendary people frequenting the fort. The establishment of Fort Larned in 1859 on the Santa Fe Trail was significant not only for defense of the trail, but also to assist settlers in the area. The Hancock-Custer expedition, referring to General Winfield S. Hancock and Colonel George Custer, arrived at Fort Larned on April 7, 1867, and the two men conducted meetings with Cheyenne Chiefs Tall Bull and White Horse in an attempt to satisfy Indian displeasure at white settlers. The meeting delayed problems along the Santa Fe Trail. It was Henry Booth (1838-1898), retired captain of Company L, 11th Kansas Calvary, who petitioned the state for official organization of the county in 1872, naming it after the familiar Pawnee River as well as recognizing the Pawnee Indians who inhabited the area historically. Booth served in the Kansas Legislature, serving as the Legislature’s Speaker of the House. The organization of Pawnee County is colorful. A colonizer from Chicago, Dr. Samuel Grant Rodgers, had arrived in the Pawnee County area and he and his associates had laid out a town, naming it Petersburg in honor of an official of the Santa Fe Railroad, T.J. Peters. Today it is called Kinsley.
Realizing that Petersburg was a threat to Larned, as both towns were within the original boundaries of Pawnee County, Booth and other Larned promoters moved at once toward organization of the county. A law passed that same year by the Legislature prescribing that a petition asking for organization of a new county was to be signed by “40 householders who were legal electors of the county.” There were not 40 legal electors in Pawnee County, but Booth and A.H. Boyd secured the signatures by an extra-legal procedure. One report said they stopped an immigrant train that was toiling westward along the Santa Fe Trail and forced the men in the party to sign their petition. Booth forwarded the petition to Gov. James M. Harvey recommending F.C. Hawkins as a good man to take the census.
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Governor Harvey accepted Booth’s recommendation and appointed Hawkins. Nine days later Hawkins finished his enumeration and filed his certified report with the governor. It showed a population of 674 men, women and children, an amazing figure in view of the difficulty Captain Booth had experienced in finding 40 legal electors to sign his petition. Dr. Rodgers was in Chicago recruiting settlers for his colony while Booth and his associates were taking the preliminary steps toward county organization. It is assumed that Dr. Rodgers went to Topeka and that he registered a protest with the governor and secretary of state, but they must have convinced him that nothing could or should be done to delay the organization of Pawnee County. Gov. James M. Harvey’s proclamation admitting Pawnee as the 65th county was dated November 4, 1872 by Henry Booth, A.H. Boyd, Timothy McCarthy, and George J. Cox. Larned became the permanent county seat of Pawnee County in an election held on October 7, 1873. Dr. Rodgers and Booth were opposing candidates for state representative. Rodgers won the seat, but Booth, although denied membership in the Legislature, had considerable influence in that body. The boundaries of Pawnee County were changed, cutting 12 miles off the south, which left out Dr. Rodgers’ town, Petersburg, and adding six miles on the north, taken from Rush County and six miles on the east, taken from Stafford County. This, Booth observed, “brought Larned nearer the center of the county and strengthened it as the county seat.” It also cut off Petersburg and practically every other town in the county. When in 1874, a petition was presented to the Legislature asking that the original boundaries of Pawnee County be restored, the Legislature again came to the rescue of Booth and his county seat by returning one township to Pawnee – the one containing Garfield – and creating Edwards County from the “orphan townships.” Interesting sites in the county include the nine original buildings at Fort Larned, the Pawnee County Courthouse (former), the Eagle Optic Building, the Masonic Building, the Campbell House (1886) and the Patterson House (circa 1876). The Larned Presbyterian Church was organized on July 15, 1873. The first county fair was held in 1876. Currently it is a 4-H fair. The first school district was Pawnee Number 1, formed in Larned on June 24, 1873. Pawnee County’s most recognized citizen is Clyde W. Tombaugh (19061997), who discovered the planet Pluto in February 1930. Tombaugh graduated from Burdett High School in 1925. He discovered Pluto while working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. Other notable Pawnee County natives include Hall of Fame coach Gene Keady, former Purdue basketball coach; Ralph Terry, former New York Yankees pitcher; Gary Patterson, Texas Christian University head football coach; John Zook, All-Pro NFL player and All Big 8 player at the University of Kansas; Mitch Webster, major league baseball outfielder; Hal Patterson, Canadian football player; and Belle Jennings Benchley, former director of the San Diego Zoo. Pawnee County currently includes the cities of Garfield, Burdett, Rozel and Larned.
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Pawnee County Commission Pawnee County has three elected commissioners who meet Monday of each week at 9:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the courthouse, second floor, 715 Broadway Larned 620-285-3721; Fax: 620-285-2559 Gary Caplinger, 1st District 620-285-3416 Donna Pelton, 2nd District 620-285-6586 Kathy Bowman, 3rd District 620-285-2530 Directory of Departments www.pawneecountykansas.com Pawnee County Appraiser Carl Miller 620-285-2915; Fax: 620-285-3802 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pawnee County Attorney John M. Settle 620-285-2139; Fax: 620-285-6293 email@example.com Pawnee County Clerk Ruth M. Searight 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3721; Fax: 620-285-2559 firstname.lastname@example.org Clerk of District Court Kay Schartz 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6937; Fax: 620-285-3665 email@example.com County Highway Administrator Kurt Demel 615 East 10th, Larned 620-285-6141; Fax: 620-285-2910 firstname.lastname@example.org County Health Administrator Robin Rhiza 620-285-6963, 800-211-4401 Fax: 620-285-3246 email@example.com
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620-285-8509 The Larned City and Pawnee County planning and zoning boards decide planning and zoning matters. Joan Basgall Pawnee County Register of Deeds 620-285-3044 Delores Wren Barbara Bland 620-285-3276; Fax: 620-285-2908 620-285-6018 firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Froetschner 620-285-2737 Pawnee County Sheriff Tim George Scott King 620-285-2826 116 W. 8th, Larned Jim Haynes 620-285-2211; Fax: 620-285-7073 620-285-7318 email@example.com Viola Prosser 620-285-2494 Pawnee County Treasurer Pam Theis Tami Keenan 620-285-6789 620-285-3746; Fax: 620-285-6704 Joan Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org 620-285-3453 Janell Barton Emergency Preparedness/Zoning 620-285-6033 Director Mark Wagner 620-285-8966; Fax: 620-285-8910 Planning Board email@example.com Planning Administrator Frieda Smith Solid Waste Supervisor County Transfer Station Rod Wheaton 723 NE Trail; 1.5 mile south, 0.5 mile east of Larned 620-285-2016; Fax: 620-285-2910 firstname.lastname@example.org ADA Committee Marilyn Bell 620-285-2245 Cheryl Beckwith 620-285-7117 Marcy Beer 620-285-3638 Debbie Brooks 620-285-6866 Linda Harkness 620-285-2240 John Holt 620-285-6373 Sharon McGinness 620-285-6382
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PAWNEE COUNTY Sheriff Scott King Undersheriff Derek Slack Pawnee County Jail 116 W. Eighth, Larned 620-285-2211 Fax: 620-285-7073 PAWNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE Pawnee County Court Services 715 Broadway St., Larned 24th Judicial District 620-285-3100 Pawnee County Attorney John Settle 620-285-2139 Fax: 620-285-6293 Pawnee County District Court District Judge Bruce Gatterman 715 Broadway St., Larned 620-285-2247 Magistrate Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell 715 Broadway St., Larned 620-285-6937 Clerk of the District Court 715 Broadway St., Larned Chief Clerk Linda Atteberry 620-659-2217 Clerk Kay Schartz 620-285-6937
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LARNED Police Chief Charles Orth 419 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8545 Fax: 620-285-8547 CRIME STOPPERS 419 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3277 COURT SERVICES Larned Municipal Court 417 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8500 1st and 3rd Thursdays Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell PROBATION SERVICES 202 W. Sycamore, Ness City Director Sue Fehrenbach 785-798-3695 606 Topeka, Suite 4, Larned Shana Oâ€™Neil 620-285-3100 COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS 606 Topeka, Suite 102, Larned Director Denise Wood 620-285-3128 JUVENILE INTAKE 606 Topeka, Suite 102, Larned Director Denise Wood 620-285-3129
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LARNED CORRECTIONAL MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY
n 2017, the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) will mark 25 years serving as a Kansas Department of Corrections facility mandated to meet the long-term needs of mentally ill inmates. Construction of the 150-bed facility began on the grounds of the Larned State Hospital (LSH) in 1991 and the facility was dedicated in December of that same year. The facility received its first inmates on January 22, 1992. The LCMHF is the only correctional facility within the Kansas Department of Corrections whose main function is to provide services to male maximum custody inmates with major mental illnesses. It houses the most severely and persistently mentally ill adult male inmates within the KDOC, along with a significant number of inmates with borderline personality disorders or a conduct disorder which makes them an unacceptable risk for housing in another facility. LCMHF consists of a maximum-security central unit with 150 beds and a minimumsecurity West Unit with 288 work detail beds. The facilityâ€™s Central Unit serves as a transitional unit for inmates who are not
able to function in the general population of a traditional correctional institution for mental health reasons, but are not in need of psychiatric hospitalization. Inmates are assigned to this facility by mental health staff at other correctional institutions. In addition, 115 beds are reserved for KDOC offenders housed in the Isaac Ray Building on the Larned State Hospital campus. There, inmates are provided mental health care and treatment in either the acute care or the residential rehabilitation program (RRP). The purpose of RRP is to provide psychiatric rehabilitation and vocational services to adult males referred from the KDOC with the intent of preparing these individuals for successful reintegration into the community or back into KDOC services as determined on an individual basis. The West Unit provides support and community work programs for minimum-custody inmates. The West Unit also houses inmates who are admitted to the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP) or they can apply for jobs at work release or Non-Prison Based Industry employers in the community.
An A education d i program provides both remedial education and GED preparation to the maximum and minimum populations.
As A with i h other h ffacilities ili i under d the management of the Secretary of Corrections, medical services, health services, library services, chaplaincy services and re-entry services are available.
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility 1318 KS Highway 264, Larned, 620-285-6249 Warden Doug Waddington email@example.com
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MITCH HOLMES, REPUBLICAN, SENATE DISTRICT 33 Capitol Room: 237-E Seat: 5 Phone: 785-296-7667 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Home: 211 SE 20th Ave., St. John, KS 67576 Phone: 620-234-5834 Email: email@example.com First Term: 2013 Barton, Edwards, Kiowa, Lane, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Scott and Stafford Counties Hodgeman County: Cities: Hanston and Jetmore (part). Townships: Center, Hallet (part), Marena, North Roscoe, and Valley. Rice County: Cities: Alden, Bushton, Chase, Frederick, and Raymond. Townships: Bell, Center, Eureka, Farmer, Lincoln, Pioneer, Raymond, and Valley.
GREG LEWIS, REPUBLICAN, HOUSE DISTRICT 113
Capitol Room: 166-W Seat: 106 Phone: 785-296-7682 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Home: 910 NE 30th Ave., St. John, KS 67576 Phone: 620-458-3541 Email: email@example.com First Term: 2015 Pratt and Stafford Counties Barton County: Cities: Ellinwood and Pawnee Rock. Townships: Comanche, Lakin and Pawnee Rock. Pawnee County: Townships: Logan, River and Valley Center. Rice County: Cities: Alden, Chase, Lyons and Raymond. Townships: Atlanta Bell, Center, Harrison, Lincoln, Pioneer, Raymond and Valley.
JOHN EWY, REPUBLICAN, HOUSE DISTRICT 117
Capitol Room: 512-N Seat: 63 Phone: 785-296-7105 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Home: 312 Park Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 Phone: 620-357-6417 Email: email@example.com First Term: 2013 Edwards, Hodgeman, Kiowa, and Ness Counties Finney County: Township: Garfield (part) Ford County: Cities: Bucklin, Ford, and Spearville. Townships: Bloom, Bucklin, Ford, Sodville, Spearville, and Wheatland. Pawnee County: Cities: Burdett, Garfield, Larned, and Rozel. Townships: Ash Valley, Brownâ€™s Grove, Conkling, Garfield, Grant, Keysville, Larned, Lincoln, Morton, Orange, Pawnee, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Ridge, Pleasant Valley, Santa Fe, Sawmill, Shiley, and Walnut. Rush County: Cities: Alexander, LaCrosse, Liebenthal, and McCracken. Townships: Alexander-Belle Prairie, Big Timber, Hampton-Fairview, LaCrosse-Brookdale, and Union.
Governor Sam Brownback State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 241S Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: 785-296-3232 Toll Free: 877-KSWORKS (877-579-6757) firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of State Kris Kobach Memorial Hall, 1st Floor 120 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Phone: 785-296-4564 email@example.com
Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: 785-296-5669 Toll Free: 800-748-4408 Fax: 785-296-5669 firstname.lastname@example.org
State Treasurer Ron Estes 900 SW Jackson, Ste. 201 Topeka, KS 66612-1235 Phone: 785-296-3171 email@example.com
Attorney General Derek Schmidt 120 SW 10th, 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1597 Phone: 785-296-2215 Fax: 785-296-6296 firstname.lastname@example.org
Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer 420 SW 9th St. Topeka, KS 66612-1678 Phone: 785-296-3071 Fax: 785-296-7805 Consumer Assistance Hotline 1-800-432-2484 (KS only) email@example.com
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PAWNEE COUNTY The Pawnee County Commission has three elected commissioners who meet Mondays at 9:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Courthouse, second floor, 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3721, Fax: 620-285-3802 www.pawneecountykansas.com Gary Caplinger, 1st District. 620-285-3721 Donna Pelton, 2nd District. 620-285-3721 Kathy Bowman, 3rd District. 620-285-3721 CITIES Burdett City Council City Hall, 207-1/2 Elm, Burdett 620-525-6279; 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Mayor Leon Jennings, 620-804-0683 Councilman Gary McJunkin, 620-525-6238 Councilman Joe Griffie, 620-525-1003 Councilman Joe Miller, 620-525-6209 Councilman Norma Delaney, 620 525-6523 Councilman Gary Schmidt, 620-525-6322 Garfield City Council City Building, 217 3rd Street, Garfield 620-569-2385; 1st Monday, 7:00 p.m. Mayor Kevin Greathouse 620-569-2544 Councilman Ed Ummel, 620-569-2463 Councilwoman Denise Hoch, 620-569-2382 Councilman Robert Hoch, 620-569-2382 Councilman John Ebert, 620-569-2203 Councilwoman Janet Olson, 316-214-3370 Councilman Eldon Meckfessel, 620-569-2317 Rozel City Council City Hall, 110 Main St., Rozel Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Wednesday 620-527-4399; 2nd Monday Mayor Nancy Wilson, 620-527-4462 City Clerk, Helen Thorne Councilman Ritch Foos, 620-527-4217 Councilman Justin Ploutz, 620-525-6466 Councilman Terry Ryan, 620-527-4354 Councilwoman Erin Josefiak, 620-527-4404 Councilwoman Pamela Taylor, 620-527-4493 Larned City Council City Hall, 417 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8500; 1st Monday, 6:30 p.m. Mayor William Nusser, firstname.lastname@example.org First Ward, Gary Rainbolt, 620-285-6554 First Ward, Carroll Bennett, 620-285-6376 Second Ward, Terry Clark, 620-285-2334 Second Ward, George Elmore, 620-285-6778 Third Ward, Dennis Wilson, 620-285-3453 Third Ward, Harry Zielke, 620-285-2741 Fourth Ward, Kim Barnes, 620-285-3541 Fourth Ward, Barbara Hammond, 620-285-2894
NATIONAL OFFICES President Barack H. Obama, Democrat The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 White House Comments: Phone: 202- 456-1111; Fax: 202-456-2461 www.whitehouse.gov/president U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Republican 109 Hart, Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510-1605 Phone: 202-224-4774; Fax: 202-224-3514 www.roberts.senate.gov Committee Membership: Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senate Select Committee on Ethics, Standing Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Rules and Administration, Standing Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Republican Room 361A, Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-6521; Fax: 202-228-6966 www.moran.senate.gov Committee Membership: Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Veteran’s Affairs U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Republican, 1st District 126 Cannon HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202- 225-2715; Fax: 202-225-5124 www.huelskamp.house.gov Committee Membership: Committee on Small Business, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH LEGISLATORS You feel strongly about an issue, and want to make sure your elected officials know how you feel. Where to start? Here are some tips for getting your message heard. Write a letter 1. Make it brief, no more than two pages. 2. Limit yourself to one topic. Be sure to state your reasons for support or opposition to a bill. Personalize the issue if you can. 3. Include a return address and ask your legislator to send a return letter explaining their position on the issue. Visit face to face 1. Probably the most effective means of communicating your like or dislike of an issue is face to face. Attend a town hall meeting and stick around afterwards for the best chance to catch your senator or representative. If that’s not possible, you can request an audience. 2. Elected officials’ websites usually include instructions on how to schedule a visit. 3. Offer the following information when scheduling: Requested dates, number attending, the location and duration of the meeting, the subject and details of the meeting. On the day of the meeting, provide point-of-contact
information, including your name, phone number, address, organization/affiliation (if applicable), and email address. Send an email 1. Email is not the best communication tool. 2. Identify yourself as a constituent, and back it up with your name, street address, city, state and zip code. You are competing with thousands of emails a week. 3. Address only one issue. Clearly state what you are asking your elected official to do. 4. Ask for a response. Make a phone call 1. You will likely be speaking to a staff member, but don’t fret — they will make sure your elected official is informed of your opinion. When calling, ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue you are concerned with. 2. Identify yourself as a constituent. A zip code will help verify this. 3. Once you have done this, be sure to ask to leave a message letting the elected official know why you support or oppose the bill in question. You may ask that the legislator respond to your phone call in writing, and ask that they respond with their position on the bill.
PAWNEE COUNTY APPRAISERS OFFICE MAP DATE: MAY 2008 It is understood that while the Pawnee County Appraisers Office has no indication or reason to believe that there are inaccuracies in the information incorporated in this map, Pawnee County Appraisers Office personnel make no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, with respect to the information or data displayed. Property boundary lines represent taxation purposes only, and are not intended as a legal survey.
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Trustee—Tim Dryden, 620-285-2406 2063 150th Ave., Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Margaret Spreier, 620-285-2523 1638 X Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Jon Roy Kelty, 620-285-7039 2171 140th Ave, Larned, KS 67550
TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS 2016
Trustee—Stanley Bryant, 620-525-6720 3248 O Rd, Burdett, KS 67523 Treasurer—Don Stejskal, 620-525-6680 3368 S Rd, Burdett, KS 67523 Clerk—Gary Pelton, 620-525-6586 3592 R Rd, Burdett, KS 67523
Trustee—Ron Pfenninger, 620-527-4456 3040 X Rd, Nekoma 67559 Treasurer—Greg Umberger, 620-527-4472 3018 U Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—Alan Hagerman, 620-527-4491 2247 270th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574
Trustee—Alan Converse, 620-569-2296 2216 J Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Treasurer—Richard Meckfessel, 620-569-2359 2450 K Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—Steve Hall, 620-569-2499 933 220th Ave, Garfield, KS 67529
LOGAN PLEASANT VALLEY
Trustee—Dallas Hiebert, 620-527-4255 2132 W Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Treasurer—Joe Colglazier, 620-527-4223; 620-527-4355 2532 U Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—Marc Pieschl, 785-372-4463 2316 210 Ave, Rush Center, KS 67575
Trustee—Jerrod Smith, 620-285-2729 357 K Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Kathy Zook, 620-285-2577 895 40th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Alan Crane, 620-285-3323 1191 30th Ave, Larned, KS 67550
Trustee—Eldon Meckfessel, 620-569-2317; 620-569-2454 115 N Sherman, Garfield, KS 67529 Treasurer—Melvina Prescott 620-569-2563 687 200th Ave, Garfield, KS 67529 Clerk—Daryl Prescott 620-569-2563 687 200th Ave, Garfield, KS 67529
Trustee—Justin Vanmeter, 620-527-4504 1513 US 183 Hwy, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Randy Parker, 620-285-1703 1703 190th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Stanley D. Crawford, 620-285-6266 1809 200th Ave, Larned, KS 67550
Trustee— Bill Lange, Jr., 620-569-2368 1670 D Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Trustee—Jerry Knauf, 620-527-4265 Treasurer—Robert Cline, 620-569-2459 204 Smith St, Rozel, KS 67574 Treasurer—Robert Hammeke, 620-525-6675 1674 D Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Clerk—Thomas Prescott, 620-804-3435 2968 O Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 1594 B Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Clerk—David Schartz, 620-527-1023 1482 290th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574 PAWNEE KEYSVILLE Trustee—Allan Smith, 620-285-3087 1666 150th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Trustee—John Woelk, 620-527-4424 Treasurer—Roy Pleasant, 620-285-3632 1146 270th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574 1529 140th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Bill Price, 620-527-4443 Clerk—Chad Erway, 620-285-0086 817 270th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574 1457 160th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Ray Colglazier, 620-527-4236 2638 I Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 PLEASANT GROVE LARNED Trustee—Sharla Woods, 620-285-6773 1041 K19 Hwy S, Larned, KS 67550 Trustee—Jerald Hadley, 620-285-5560 Treasurer—Pete Schartz, 620-285-2951 1254 O Rd, Larned, KS 67550 826 I Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Debora Fox, 620-285-7449 Clerk—Jane Zook, 620-285-3362 1354 100th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 1227 I Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Ken Fenwick, 620-285-7229 833 O Rd, Larned, KS 67550
Trustee—David Hammeke, 620-995-3665 1205 C Rd, Belpre, KS 67519 Treasurer—Ruth Colglazier, 620-285-2560 1081 F Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—David Zook, 620-285-2507 496 Main, Larned, KS 67550 RIVER Trustee—Marty Loving, 620-982-4430 351 T Rd, Pawnee Rock 67567 Treasurer—Linda Slavik, 620-982-4480 399 R5 Rd, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567 Clerk—Steve Apley, 620-285-2598 1456 60th Ave, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567 SANTA FE Trustee—Jared Larry Skelton, 620-285-5963 1153 180th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Clint Barger, 620-285-7353 1692 I Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Clerk—Bryan L. Fischer, 620-285-7466 1649 L Rd, Larned, KS 67550 SAWMILL Trustee—Dan Ryan, 620-525-6748 927 330th Ave, Burdett, KS 67523 Treasurer—Jim Ryan, 620-525-6664 1023 330th Ave, Burdett, KS 67523 Clerk—Leon Keith Winter, 620-525-6515 3215 M Rd, Burdett, KS 67523 SHILEY Trustee—Edgar Schadel, 620-525-6794; 620-525-6617 3724 Y Rd, Alexander, KS 67513 Treasurer—Rodney Albrecht, 620-525-6628 3448 T Rd, Burdett, KS 67523 Clerk—Steve Miller, 620-525-6551 3535 U Rd, Burdett, KS 67523
16 SOURCE HELPFUL NUMBERS There’s an emergency. Police and fire departments – 911 There’s a power outage in your neighborhood. KPL – 800-794-4780 Midwest Energy, Rozel & Burdett 800-222-3121 You suspect child abuse. Kansas Department for Children & Families – 620-792-5324 Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 You smell gas. Kansas Gas Service – 800-794-4782 Black Hills Energy, Burdett – 800-303-0752 You want to know if you are eligible for an affordable rental or housing unit. Contact a local real estate agent Department of Housing and Urban Development www.hud.gov Housing counseling for home buyers and renters. 1-800-569-4287 You want to complain about a parking ticket or loud music. Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 You find an injured animal. Burdett – City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 Garfield – Mayor – 620-569-2479 Rozel – City Office – 620-527-4399 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 You see someone being cruel to an animal. Burdett – City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 Garfield – Mayor – 620-569-2479 Rozel – City Office – 620-527-4399 Larned Police – 620-285-8545
Your pet is at the pound. Burdett – City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 Garfield – Mayor – 620-569-2479 Rozel – City Office – 620-527-4399 Larned Police – 620-285-8545
You see someone illegally dumping garbage in an unincorporated area. Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 You have a health question. Pawnee County Health Department 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401
You want to register to vote. Pawnee County Clerk – 620-285-3721 You want to escape domestic violence. Pawnee County Health Dept. – 620-285-6963 Family Crisis Center Larned City Office – 620-285-8500 620-793-1965 You want to talk to the mayor. Burdett – Leon Jennings – 620-804-0683 Garfield – Benny Burger – 620-569-2479 Larned – William Nusser – 620-285-6061 Rozel – Nancy Wilson – 620-527-4462
You need a referral for day care. Pawnee County Health Department 620-285-6963 or 800-211-4401
Your water main breaks. Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399
You want to subscribe to a local newspaper. Great Bend Tribune, 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend – 800-950-8742 The Tiller & Toiler 115 W. 5th, Larned – 620-285-3111
You want to know if you live in a flood zone. Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Wagner, 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8966
You want a business license. Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2373 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399
You have a zoning question. Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned – 620-285-8500 Pawnee County – 620-285-3721 Rozel – 620-527-4399
You have a question about farming activities. Pawnee County Extension 620-285-6901
You know of an unsafe sidewalk or street or have a street light problem. Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399
You want to dispose of household hazardous waste. Pawnee County Landfill – 620-285-2016 You dispute your property tax bill. Pawnee County Treasurer – 620-285-3746
You are interested in adoption or foster care. You have a question about water quality. Catholic Social Service – 620-792-1393 Burdett – 620-525-6279 Youthville – 800-593-1950 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399
POST OFFICES Burdett 67523 Postmaster Gayle Sullivan 202 Elm, 620-525-6631 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. * VPO (Village Post Office) Burdett 106 Locust St., 620-804-0146 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - noon Forever stamps and priority mail flat rate envelopes may be purchased at VPO Burdett
Garfield 67529 213 3rd, 620-569-2210 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon Saturday 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Rozel 67574 Postmaster Preston Duncan 108 N. Main, 620-527-4229 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Larned 67550 Postmaster Steve Penick 803 Broadway, 620-285-2791 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
HOTLINE NUMBERS Child/Adult Abuse Reporting 800-922-5330 CrimeStoppers 620-285-3277 Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault 888-363-22873, 888-END-Abuse Family Crisis Center 620-792-1885, 866-792-1885
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Kansas Legal Services, Inc. 800-723-6953 www.kansaslegalservices.org
Tobacco Cessation 800-QUIT-NOW
Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program 877-505-5150
Safe Haven Sites for Infants Newborns up to 45 days old can now be safely given up by mothers to employees at health departments, hospitals, medical facilities or fire departments in Kansas with no consequences or abandonment charges. This program ensures the safety and health of newborns. In Kansas, no one ever has to abandon a child again.
Medicaid (Customer Assistance) 800-766-9012
Fraud Abuse Hotline 800-432-3913
Nursing Home Complaints Kansas Department of Health & Environment 800-842-0078
Kansas Department for Children and Families 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5324 www.dcf.ks.gov
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Kansas Childrenâ€™s Service League Parent Helpline Box 517, Wichita 316-942-4261, 800-332-6378 www.kcsl.org
800-273-TALK (8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas 800-860-5260 Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services www.kdads.ks.gov Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Self-Help Network of Kansas 800-445-0116 A statewide clearinghouse for self-help groups; referrals provided to more than 3,000 Kansas and national support group organizations and help-lines with cost-free technical assistance to new and existing groups.
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United Way of Central Kansas 1125 Williams, Great Bend Julie Bugner-Smith, 620-792-2403
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES Elder or dependent adult abuse can be physical, psychological, sexual, emotional or financial. Abusers can be caregivers, acquaintances or family members. Report Abuse Kansas Department for Aging and Services 800-922-5330 Nursing Home Complaints Kansas Department of Health & Environment 800-842-0078
ALCOHOLISM/ SUBSTANCE ABUSE Narcotics Anonymous meets at First Christian Church Annex, 716 Broadway, Larned Meetings are Sunday 8:00 p.m. Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Thursday 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 p.m. AMERICAN RED CROSS Reno County Chapter Megan Gottschalk Hammersmith 111 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, KS, 67501 620-663-0804, 1-800-REDCROSS www.redcross.org email@example.com
EMERGENCY AID First Christian Church 620-285-2964 First United Methodist Church 620-285-3183 Pawnee County Ministerial Alliance Provides emergency aid. Most pastors in Pawnee County are contacts. Helping Hands Ministries Pawnee County Food Pantry Salvation Army vouchers Groceries and prescription assistance. 620-264-0020
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Family Crisis Center Inc. Great Bend 620-792-1885 FOOD SERVICES Friendship Meals 113 W. 4th, Larned 620-285-3504 Pawnee County Food Pantry 501 Main Street, Larned Linda Wyman, 620-285-3449 Open Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice 3520 Lakin #102, Great Bend 620-792-8171
Angels Care Home Health (Serving Pawnee County Area) 785-621-4200
SEXUAL ASSAULT Family Crisis Center Inc. Great Bend 620-792-1885 888-END-ABUSE (888-363-2287) JUVENILE JUSTICE AUTHORITY
Hospice Care GENTIVA Hospice 620-664-5757
606 Topeka, Larned 620-285-2487, Fax: 620-285-6721 1301 K264 Hwy., 620-285-0300
IN HOME SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS
ElderCare, Inc. 1819 11th St., Great Bend 620-792-5942
The Center for Counseling Consultation 5815 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2544 www.thecentergb.org A Full Service, Licensed, Community Mental Health Center SOCIAL AND REHABILITATION SERVICES CHILDREN IN NEED, ECONOMIC & EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT Larned State Hospital, Larned 620-285-4630 Temporary assistance for families (cash assistance), food assistance, medical assistance, child care assistance and general assistance.
20 SOURCE CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS LARNED 4-H Clubs of Pawnee County Pawnee County Extension Office 715 Broadway, Rm. 6, Larned 620-285-6901 The Pawnee County clubs are Gem Dandys, Pawnee Peppers, Tiny Toilers, Western Wranglers, Zook Zippers Walter S. Chears American Legion Post 106 American Legion Community Building 115 E. 7th St., Larned 620-285-6146 Commander Larry Miller 620-804-1498 American Legion Auxiliary Post 106 American Legion Community Building 115 E. 7th St., Larned Rita Kurtz, 620-285-1262 American Legion Riders Chapter 106 Larned, Director Doug Lewis 620-910-7521 Veterans of Foreign Wars Jack Kreiger Post No. 7271 603 Edwards St., Larned 620-285-6036 VFW Auxiliary Post No. 7271 603 Edwards St., Larned Rita Kurtz, 620-285-2278 DAR Merlene Baird, 620-285-6070 FCE Units in Pawnee County Pawnee County Extension Office Rm. 6, 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6901 The units in Pawnee County are Sunflower Homemakers FCE, Rozel FCE, Modern Homemakers FCE Kiwanis Club William Nusser firstname.lastname@example.org Knights of Columbus Norman Dreiling, 620-285-2035 1216 M Road, Larned Meets 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Larned Music Club Jerry Ford, 620-285-3662 Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. September-May at Jordaan Club Room at Larned’s Chamber of Commerce building Larned Civic PRIDE William Nusser, 620-285-6901 Meets every Monday noon - 1:00 p.m. First Monday at the Larned Chamber of Commerce office All other Mondays at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital meeting room 923 Carroll, Larned
Community Health Organization Harry Zielke, 620-285-2741 Women’s Golf Association Marilyn Bell, 620-285-3935 Larned Quilting Bees Ann Hicks, 620-285-1056 Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday 7:00 p.m. at Larned Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall 8th and Morris Laureate Beta Nu Terri Barton, 620-285-6283 Meets in member’s homes, call for location. Meets 2nd Tuesday during the school year Fort Larned Lions Club Steven Lewis, 620-285-1609 email@example.com Meets 1st and 3rd Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Sweets and Eats, 422 Broadway, Larned Noon Lions Club Troy Langdon firstname.lastname@example.org Meets Wednesday at noon at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital
BURDETT Frederick A. Browne American Legion Post 280 206 Elm, Burdett Commander Orel Schadel 620-525-6770 American Legion Auxiliary Post 280 American Legion Community Building 206 Elm St., Burdett Linda Schadel, 620-525-6770 EMS (volunteer) Senior Center, 211 Elm, Burdett Brandi Johnson, Director 620-285-5620 Meets 1st Monday Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station 209 Elm, Burdett Gary McJunkin, 620-525-1038 Meets 3rd Monday Shiley Club Mona Archuleta Meets 2nd Tuesday at Senior Center, 203 Elm St., Burdett
Pawnee Co. Farmers Union Tom Giessel, 620-285-2517
Burdett PRIDE Katie Hammeke, 620-525-6498 Meets 4th Monday, 7:00 p.m. at former grade school 601 Elm, Burdett
P.E.O. Nancy Adams, 620-285-2053
Prairie Arts Unlimited 606 Topeka, Larned Patricia Hassman, 620-285-7223 Rotary Club Meets Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 923 Carroll, Larned
Rozel Lions Club Kevin Milch, 620-527-4258 Meets 3rd Monday September - May at Rozel Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m. Rozel PRIDE Pam Taylor www.facebook.com/rozel.pride
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PAWNEE COUNTY RECYCLING BURDETTďšşROZEL A Pride Committee organizes recycling efforts. A trailer is shared between Rozel and Burdett. When itâ€™s in Rozel itâ€™s located on Main Street. When itâ€™s in Burdett itâ€™s located on Elm Street. LARNED RECYCLING 831 E. 14th, 620-285-8555 email@example.com The Larned Recycling Center is a dropoff center for the citizens of Larned and the surrounding communities of Pawnee County. Larned operates a 24-hour per day, single bin, self service system. Outside containers accept paper, magazines, books, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, glass, water, pop, tin and aluminum cans
PAWNEE COUNTY SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION 1044 K Road, Larned 1.5 miles south of Larned on K-19 south to K Road, then 1/2 mile east on the north side of the road Supervisor Rod Wheaton 620-285-2016 HOUSEHOLD WASTE: ďšŽTRANSFER STATIONďšŻ A. Trash should be bagged B. Furniture, TVâ€™s, carpet, 5 gal. containers other than chemicals, box springs and mattresses C. Oil filters with a hole punched in the end and drained D. Burned trash must be put in plastic bags or box
SUNFLOWER DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. 8823 4th Street Great Bend, KS, 67530 620-792-1321 Retrieves Pawnee County recyclables
BURNPIT: ďšŽNO TRASHďšŻ A. Tree limbs
GENERAL INFORMATION The following items can be recycled: Newspapers, magazines, telephone books Paperâ€”NO junk mail unless itâ€™s shredded and bagged Bagged shredded paper Booksâ€”hardback, paperback, manuals, calendars Glass bottles, jarsâ€”DO NOT leave glass outside after hours Tin cans, aluminum cans Paperboardâ€”cereal, kleenex, soda pop cartons (etc.)
WHITE GOODS: APPLIANCES ďšŽNO TRASHďšŻ A. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners B. Stoves, furnaces, dishwashers, washers & dryers, water heaters C. Clean wire will be accepted with no posts in an adjacent area (ask Attendant)
RINSE, DRAIN, REMOVE LID (throw away the lid) for the following â€˘ Plastic milk jugs â€˘ Plastic pop bottles â€˘ Plastic detergent bottles
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION PIT: ďšŽNO TRASHďšŻ A. Concrete, composition shingles, house demolition debris, plaster, lath and sheetrock (Ask attendant)
ITEMS NOT RECYCLED Plasticâ€”hangers, baskets, bowls, lids, bags, buckets Glassâ€”light bulbs, ceramic, window glass, candle glass dishes, bowls, drinking glasses Paperâ€”kleenex, gift wrap, packaging NO Styrofoam accepted Electronicsâ€”TVs, microwaves, computer equipment Household Hazardous Waste
GUYâ€™S LIQUOR, LLC
COMPOST: ďšŽNO TRASHďšŻ A. Yard waste grass & leaves, do not bag
USED OIL: A. No anti-freeze or other liquids
LANDFILL HOURS Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Note: All trash with mixed loads must be taken to transfer station first Household hazardous waste: Call Transfer Station
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Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon
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uring the summer of 2016, the Pawnee County Humane Society (PCHS) rescued it’s 2,000th animal. Opened in 2005, it is a no kill facility and chooses to be innovative and up-to-date in the way they treat the animals they care for. They offer low-cost micro-chipping for a fee of $10 per animal. They also oversee a program where dogs are trained at Larned State Hospital by Department of Corrections’ inmates, which benefits both the animals and the prisoners. Dogs in the DOC program are with the handler 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Dogs aged nine months to 10 years old can enter the program where any behavior that keeps them from being adopted is dealt with. They are taught basic commands, social skills and interaction with other dogs. “It’s a really awesome thing,” said Reva Preeo, president of PCHS. PCHS is an integral part of resolving the nationwide problem with feral cats with a Feral Cat Trap Neuter Return program. Feral cats are trapped by volunteers, sterilized and then released. Feral cats are neither tame nor are they house pets. Preeo said the program works very well when they have volunteers able to trap. “You can see a difference when it’s done,” she said. “It’s very much needed.” These cats reproduce at astounding rates. One male and one female cat and their offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 kittens in six years. Dogs are spayed or neutered and micro-chipped before they are adopted. The shelter takes animals possessing the proper disposition to nursing homes in the Larned area as a pet therapy outreach. Stafford High School’s Training to Lead program also adopts dogs from the shelter to go through the program in which high school students foster abandoned or unwanted dogs during the school year as they work with instructor Mike Cargill to train them into service dogs. At the end of summer, on the last
day that the Larned City Pool is open, the Pawnee County Humane Society sponsors the annuall dog swim at the pool. It’s a fun fu day when owners and their dogs can r rained and enjoy the pool before it is drained cleaned. Each year, PCHS acceptss pictures nttest. One for the annual calendar contest. picture will be chosen for the h cover he shot, while 12 others will bee selected as “Pet of the Month.” Votess are then re featured accepted, and the winners ar are in the calendar. s In addition, patrons can show ngg T-shirts, support for PCHS by buying m mblazoned sweatshirts or hoodies, all emblazoned with PCHS. Don’t forget thee o which ok, “Pawsitively Tasty” cookbook, has 350 recipes submitted byy Pawnee httened by County residents and brightened ice Skelton. the illustrations of Mary Alice m mane The Pawnee County Humane e 25 dogs ely Society houses approximately and 35 cats each day. For thee animal ption i fees f lover who wants a pet, adoption are: dogs, neutered /spayed, $100; cats, ees vary for neutered/spayed, $10; and fees unaltered animals. Animals are also micro-chipped and current on their vaccinations. Surrender fees are $20 per animal, or, if surrendering a litter, add an additional $5 per animal. PCHS thrives with its volunteer base. Volunteers exercise dogs, clean kennels, feed the animals, act as a receptionist, do laundry, provide clerical help, hold fundraisers, and act as pet companions. In addition, DOC minimum security inmates work at the facility Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. caring for the animals and providing help cleaning, mowing and other tasks around the shelter. Dr. Christina Frick, DVM, Frick Veterinary Services, Dr. Kristy Mull, DVM and Dr. Mike Burdett, DVM, Larned Veterinary Clinic, help care for the animals. From July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, the shelter took in 309 animals. Of these, 190 were adopted, five were transferred to breed specific rescues, and 94 lost dogs and cats were returned to their owners.
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28 SOURCE HEALTH & IMMUNIZATIONS PAWNEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 715 Broadway; Larned 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 Fax: 620-285-3246 www.pawneecountykansas.com/ HealthDepartment Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m The Pawnee County Health Department is a public health agency that provides preventive health care, such as immunization clinics and well child clinics. It can assist clients to obtain medical care if needed. Pawnee County Health Department’s professional staff provides care to individuals through its services available to residents of Pawnee County. Services are strictly confidential. Emphasis is placed on preventive health care services and education. Health care with the department is partly paid for through federal and state grants; Fees for service/self pay; Medicaid, Medicare and other 3rd party insurance. Breastfeeding The health department has breast pumps for rent or purchase along with the necessary tools. Breastfeeding education and support is provided by an international board certified lactation consultant staff member. Child Health Assessments Health assessments are provided to children for first time Kansas school entrants, child care required assessments and KanCare-eligible to age 19 or Medicaid-eligible to age 21. Services include physical examinations, developmental evaluation, laboratory tests, vision and hearing screenings and referrals.
Child Care Licensing Child care licensing helps protect the health, safety and welfare of children in care away from their own homes. Application information available for state child care programs for licensing day care homes, group day care, child care centers, and pre-schools. Services include on-site annual evaluation visits of licensed facilities, initial inspection visits of the day care home or center to verify compliance with state regulations, investigation of complaints, consultation visits, providing information to those interested in becoming licensed or registered child care providers. Call for times and dates of the child care orientation class. Disease Control Services include tuberculosis testing, consultations, prophylactic treatment. We also provide consultation, education and follow-up on other communicable diseases.
Outreach Clinics Blood Pressure checks at the Pawnee Plaza and Welcome Inn Senior Center. Call for dates and times. Flu vaccine clinics held each fall. Mini-health fairs by arrangement. Nail care clinics, trimming of fingernails and toenails. Preventive Services Lipid profile and blood sugar screening; blood pressure; hemoglobin (anemia); urinalysis; vision; hearing (audiometer/tympanometry); lead screening; tuberculosis testing, medication and monitoring. Follow-up of other communicable diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites that may present a hazard to other individuals and/or the community.
WIC Nutrition Program Free nutrition education and supplemental food program, for pregnant or breast feeding women, infants, and children up to the age Health Screening Clinics of 5 years in Pawnee County. Services include blood pressure check, Financial, nutritional, and/or medical hearing test, urine test, health counseling, requirements must be met to be eligible. hemoglobin (anemia), weight check, Services include nutritious foods that supply pneumonia, tetanus/diphtheria and yearly flu specific nutrients, nutrition education, regular vaccinations. Pawnee Plaza and Welcome Inn (blood pressure checks only on designated days) assessments and breastfeeding support. Nursing Health Assessments Consultation and Evaluation. Assessments may include health history, exam, hearing, vision, developmental, and laboratory screenings. Brief nursing assessment; kindergarten physicals; day care children, providers; Kan Be Healthy (Medicaid). Monthly Lab Day 4th Friday of each month by appointment. Several different blood tests available. Private pay fees. No health insurance is billed including Medicare.
Women’s Health Care Health care for women of all ages. Provides a complete physical and laboratory tests. Birth control information and methods of birth control available. Annual exams, breast exam and referrals. Monthly clinics scheduled. Evening clinic hours are available. Pre-conception information for a healthy pregnancy. Reproductive counseling, referral for infertility. Sliding fee scale charge. Medicaid cards accepted and some other insurances. Pregnancy testing.
School entry requirements and immunizations required for children attending child care facilities licensed by KDHE and early childhood programs operated by the school: • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP): five doses required by kindergarten. All 7-12 graders are required to have one TDaP regardless of the interval since the last dose of Td (tetanus/dipththeria). • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): four doses required. • Measles, Mumps, Rubella: two doses required. • Hepatitis B: three doses required grades K-12. • Hepatitis A: two doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses required. • Haemophilus influenza type B (HiB): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age at 2 mo., 4 mo., 6 mo. and 12-15 mo. in early childhood programs. • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age at 2 mo., 4 mo., 6 mo. and 12-15 mo. in early childhood programs.
Immunizations recommended for school children: • Meningococcal (MCV4): one dose recommended at 11 years with a booster dose at 16 years of age. • Human Papillomavirus (HPV): three doses recommended for males and females at 9 years of age. • Influenza: yearly vaccination recommended for all ages 6 months & up. Immunizations recommended for adults: • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine • Hepatitis A & B vaccines • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MR) vaccine • Dipththeria-Tetanus-Pertussis vaccine (booster) • Influenza vaccine annually • Zostavax (shingles) vaccine - age 60 and older • Pneumococcal vaccine for adults 65+
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CHIROPRACTORS Larned Chiropractic Clinic 1202 W. 11th, Larned 620-285-6909 Brantley Chiropractic, LLC Scott Brantley, DC 1810 Main, Great Bend 620-793-5588 www.brantleychiro.com Sauer Chiropractic & Sports Clinic PA Aaron Sauer, DC 6 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2555 www.sauerchiropractic.com DENTISTS Joe O. Rosenberg, DDS, PA 613 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3886 205 N. Santa Fe, St. John 620-549-3323 Canterbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Kurt Martin, DDS 2901 Canterbury Dr., Hays 785-629-1079 www.canterburyoms.com HEALTH CARE SERVICES Catholic Social Service Pregnancy Counseling 2201 16th St., Great Bend 620-792-1393 Clara Barton Medical Clinic Family Practice 252 W. 9th St., Hoisington 620-653-2386 1031 Jackson, Great Bend 620-793-6900 www.clarabartonhospital.com
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Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Exceeding Expectations PVMA ANNOUNCES NEW CLINICIAN Pawnee Valley Community Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. M. Crystal Hill and Bonnie Landgraf, APRN, FNP have joined the staff at Pawnee Valley Medical Associates. Dr. Hill earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS and Wichita, KS in 2002. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, KS. Dr. Hill is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and is board certified with the American Board of Family Practice and American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Bonnie Landgraf, APRN, FNP received her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Carlow University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, with clinical experience in areas including Primary Care, Oncology, Urgent Care, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Geriatrics, and Family Practice. Bonnie has worked in Healthcare as a Nurse and most recently was the Administrator on Duty at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is excited to begin her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Bonnie is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Call Pawnee Valley Medical Associates at 620-804-6007 to set up an appointment. PAIN INJECTION CLINIC NOW PART OF PVCH SERVICES For patients looking for another treatment option when neither medications nor other remedies are offering relief from back or leg pain, pain injection therapy maybe the treatment option for them. Pawnee Valley Community Hospital offers a monthly Pain Injection Clinic in conjunction with HaysMed’s Pain Clinic. The epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of low back pain and leg pain and are an integral part of the non-surgical management of sciatica and low back pain. The goal of the injection is pain relief, and at time the injection alone is sufficient to provide relief, but commonly an epidural steroid injection is used in combination with a comprehensive rehabilitation program to provide additional benefits. While the effects of the injection tend to be temporary, providing relief from pain for one week up to one year or longer can be very beneficial for a patient during an acute episode of back and/or leg pain. Plus an injection can provide enough sufficient pain relief that allows a patient to progress with a rehabilitative stretching and exercise program. If the initial injection is effective for a patient, he or she may have up to three in a one-year period. For more information about PVCH’s Pain Injection Clinic call 785-623-5940 or 785623-5041.
WOUND CARE CLINIC BRINGS SPECIALIZED SERVICES TO LARNED EACH WEEK Patients no longer have any reason to live with an open sore. The Wound Care Clinic at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital offers expanded wound treatment for difficult, complicated or atypical wounds. Likely candidates for treatment are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infection and wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days. The Wound Care Clinic is staffed with a unique team of specialists dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The combined knowledge of our team creates a multidisciplinary approach to wound management. We are dedicated to healing wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment. In cooperation with PVCH, specialists from HaysMed’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center are providing wound care services in Larned for patients with these conditions: wounds that are 30 days old or more and not improving; diabetic foot ulcers; leg ulcers; pressure ulcers; bone infection (osteomyelitis); skin tears or lacerations; burns; slow or non-healing surgical wounds. Patients can either be referred by their physician for treatment or if they have had a wound that hasn’t healed within 30 days they can do self-referral. To schedule an appointment, call 620-285-3161. PVCH LAUNCHES AVERA eCARE Pawnee Valley Community Hospital recently announced the addition of Avera eEmergency services in Larned and the surrounding area. PVCH provides emergency services to thousands of patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. In more critical cases, however, the old adage “two heads are better than one” can often be true. PVCH’s new eEmergency service provides extra support to PVCH clinicians when needed. At the push of a button, local physicians and ER staff are instantly connected in virtual access to a team of physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine. Through high-definition videoconferencing, local clinicians are able to get support for complex emergency cases, such as heart attack, stroke, respiratory distress or traumatic injury. The eEmergency team can virtually double the number of clinicians in the room for those all-hands-on-deck scenarios. “With really critical cases, we need to do a lot of things at the same time, while also stepping back to assess the big picture of what’s going on with the patient,” said Kendra Barker, PVCH Nursing Services Director. “The eEmergency system can provide support by making transfer arrangements or completing paperwork so we can stay at the patient’s side. Avera’s experienced emergency physician can also help us think through the
case and talk through what the next steps could be.” The eEmergency service is used for things like multi-victim car accidents, quick baby deliveries, snake bites and hypothermia – cases that most emergency rooms see only once every few years. In these kinds of cases, the eEmergency team can help arrange for a transfer, order a helicopter and contact the receiving hospital if needed. This can save precious time in cases where every minute counts. “eEmergency gives us the ability to extend and enhance the level of health care in our community,” said Barker. “It gives us access to the same type of specialists available in larger hospitals, enabling us to deliver better care, right here in our community, and keep patients here whenever possible.” Other communities have reported that transfers to other cities have been reduced because of eEmergency. “In about 25 percent of the cases we see, we can avoid a transfer,” said Jay Weems, Vice President of eCARE Operations. PVCH OFFERS AT HOME SLEEP TESTING Pawnee Valley Community Hospital’s Sleep & Diagnostic Center is now offering At Home Sleep Testing for patients who have a high pre-test probability of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea without significant comorbidities or other sleep disorders. Home sleep apnea testing provides a board certified sleep medicine physician with the information he or she needs to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. It allows a patient to sleep at home wearing equipment that collects information about how they breathe during sleep. A patient will usually set up the testing equipment themselves. Home sleep apnea testing is used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. A physician may recommend home sleep apnea testing if it is highly likely that the patient has moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea and has no significant medical conditions other than the suspected obstructive sleep apnea. An At Home Sleep Test is not recommended for patients with pulmonary diseases (e.g. COPD), congestive heart failure, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease (e.g. stroke, seizures), sleep disorders besides OSA (e.g. restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, insomnia), or any mental or physical condition that would prevent the patient from safely or effectively using the equipment. In these cases, the patient’s physician may recommend an in-lab sleep study instead of a home sleep apnea test. An in-lab sleep study provides the most complete evaluation of a patient’s sleep. For more information about At Home Sleep Studies patients are encouraged to visit with their doctors or can contact the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Sleep & Diagnostic Center at 620-285-8620.
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PAWNEE VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL A HaysMed Partner 923 Carroll Ave., Larned, 620-285-3161 www.pawneevalleyhospital.com • 24 Hour Emergency Care • Rehabilitation Service
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awnee County senior citizens are invited to socialize at the Welcome Inn Senior Center, 113 W. Fourth Street in Larned, and the Burdett Senior Center, 203 Elm Street in Burdett. Both offer coffees and meetings, and weekly carry-in meals. Larned is also a Friendship Meal Site. Services available in Pawnee County: Senior services The SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging (www.swkaaa.org) is a planning, coordinating and funding agency for services to anyone age 60 and older living in southwest Kansas. This includes rental assistance and caregiver programs. Eligibility requirements among the programs administered by SWKAAA vary. Call 800-742-9531. Offices are at 240 San Jose Drive, Dodge City, and 1905 Washington, Great Bend. SWKAAA has information vital for senior citizensâ€™ well-being and lifestyle. Printed materials can be picked up at either senior center. ElderCare Inc. (www.eldercareks.org), 1819 11th St., Great Bend, can be reached at 620-792-5942 or 877-792-5942. Services include Friendship Meals and home services such as care management, personal care, homemaker, respite, medication management, nutrition management, wellness checks with a Registered Nurse and companionship. Employment The Older Kansans Employment Program (OKEP) is funded by the Kansas Legislature through the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist individuals age 55 and older in obtaining gainful employment. SWKAAA is the contracted provider for these and other employment services. For information contact Lyle Dotson, OKEP Coordinator, at 800-742-9531 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Legal services Elder Law Hotline, 888-353-5337, is a project of Kansas Legal Service. At the toll-free hotline, attorneys answer questions in civil cases for Kansans age 60 or older. Cases may be referred to a local Senior Citizens Law Project attorney or a private attorney. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Transportation The Welcome Inn Senior Center dispatches the Pawnee County Bus, which is available to anybody who needs transportation, not just senior citizens. Call 620-285-3504 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The eight-passenger bus is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation through grant money, and volunteer drivers operate the bus. Schedules are built on the availability of the bus and drivers. The fare for in-county transportation is $2 per person. Out-of-county fares are $7. On-call trips, if available, are made to Hutchinson, Great Bend, Hays and Wichita for doctorsâ€™ appointments. Burdett Senior Center 203 Elm Street, Burdett 620-525-6655 Activities and meeting times: Potluck Mondays at noon Shiley Club 2nd Tuesday Coffee and doughnuts 3rd Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Ladies Coffee Monday - Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mens Coffee Sunday - 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome Inn 113 W. Fourth St., Larned 620-285-3504 Open 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The building can also be rented. Friendship Meals Director MonaMarie Wysong said lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon, followed by cards and dominoes. Lunch is $3.25 for those 60 years or older and $5.50 for those younger than 60. Take-out meals and frozen meals are available. Home-bound meals are also available for eligible persons. Welcome Inn Board officers are, Martha Appel, Gwen Walter, Pat Birzer, Jim Forrest, and Lewis Young. Officers are elected in September.
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724 Broadway, Larned 620-285-2876 Large print books, audio books, Talking Books, magazines, DVDs, meeting room, copy machine, Internet access, microfilm reader, microfilm of Pawnee County newspaper and censuses, magnifiers and vision aids.
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HOMEMAKER SERVICES ElderCare Inc. 620-792-5942 Fax: 620-792-6049 Services such as meal planning, laundry, shopping and house cleaning.
Center for Counseling and Consultation 5815 Broadway Ave., Great Bend 800-875-2544 (24 hour emergency number) www.thecentergb.org A Full Service, Licensed, Community Mental Health Center Ongoing service is available at an office The Center maintains in Larned: 804 Broadway 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays (Substance abuse counseling by appointment only)
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HOME HEALTH ElderCare Inc., Great Bend Personal care and respite care Brandi Gruber 620-792-5942 Fax: 620-792-6049 Personal care may include bathing, dressing and medication management. ResCare Great Bend Sarah Philburn 2317 Washington, Great Bend 620-793-8501 Angels Care Home Health 2101 E. 13th St., Hays Layton Hein 785-621-4200 Fax: 785-621-4201
HOUSING AUTHORITIES AND SUBSIDIZED HOUSING Apartments for age 62+ or handicapped or assistance for families under age 62. Larned Housing Authority Pawnee Plaza 1801 Broadway, P.O. Box 8 Larned 620-285-6661 Santa Fe Trail Apartments 1312 Carroll, Larned 620-285-2630 Housing Opportunities Inc. 1313 Stone, Great Bend 620-792-3299 HOI develops affordable housing projects in a three-county area. Pawnee County projects include Prairie Villas, Hearthstone, Meadowbrooks and Street of Dreams (all ages).
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120 E. 6th, Larned, KS 67550 620-285-3185, Fax: 620-285-2973 The Board of Education meets the second Monday of each month at the district office.
Phinney Elementary Lea Harding, Principal 5113 E. 12th 620-285-3181
Board of Education: Sharon Lessard, President Jay Haremza, Leroy Lyon, Jenny Manry, Dr. David Sanger, Kimi Bowman, June Barger. Jon Flint, Superintendent Phil Martin, Attorney Tiffany Burris, Board Clerk Larned High Troy Langdon, Principal 815 Corse 620-285-2151 Tri-County Cooperative, ALC Patricia Holaday, Special Education Director 1022 Kansas 620-285-3119
Larned Middle School Shane Sundahl, Principal 904 Corse 620-285-8430
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Westside School Meg Wilson Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility 1301 K-264 620-285-0300
Golden Rule Preschool Emily Bird 1020 Topeka 620-285-1112
Tri-County Preschool Patricia Holaday 1022 Kansas 620-285-3119
Stepping Stones Preschool Lana Amspacker 816 Topeka 620-804-2901
Pawnee County Learning Center Pete Russum 209 E. 6th 620-285-7700
Morning Out for Mothers Brenda Holopirek 701 Main (FUMC) 620-285-3183
Larned Head Start Preschool Kristin Gilliland 1024 Broadway 620-285-6860
Jump Start, Hillside Elementary Lea Harding, Principal 502 W. Fifth 620-285-2311
Pawnee Heights USD 496 in Rozel has a tradition of excellence. In 2014, Pawnee Heights High School earned a 2013 Governorâ€™s Achievement Award because it ranked among the top 5 percent of Kansas high schools in both reading and mathematics on the Kansas State Assessments, and had a high graduation rate. A low student to teacher ratio provides for more one-on-one instructional opportunities in the classroom. Pawnee Heights USD 496 100 W. Grand, Rozel, KS 67574 620-527-4212 www.phtigers.net The Board of Education meets at the district office. Board of Education: Phillip Hammeke, President; Candi Polson, Vice-President; Rochelle Miller, Rod Eldridge, Cory Reece, Kevin Milch, Laurie Josefiak. Daniel Binder, Superintendent and K-6 Principal Antoinette Root, 7-12 Principal Phil Martin, Attorney Shannon Milch, Board Clerk
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ort Larned Superintent Jon Flint is enjoying his silver anniversary, working his 25th year with the district. Heâ€™s a year away from celebrating his chief accomplishment of overseeing a $22.2 million building project. Fort Larned USD 495 voters passed a $22.2 million bond issue by a 2-to-1 margin in 2015 that will construct a new elementary school. The centerpiece is a new prekindergarten through grade 5 school building. The school is being built near East 21st between Toles and Broadway. The projected completion date is June 2017. The land for the elementary school site was donated. The middle school will lose fifth-graders, who will return to an elementary school setting. â€œWhat I enjoyed was the way the bond passed in tough economic times,â€? Flint said. â€œIâ€™m very proud of our community. We had a lot of hard work and support from the community. This is a year where everyone will exhibit patience and flexibility for the inconvenience.â€?
Construction managers and past and present Fort Larned USD 495 school board personnel and the Foundation for Education volunteers performed groundbreaking north of Larned. â€œThe Foundation for Education made this happen,â€? Flint said. â€œWhat Iâ€™ve enjoyed is how well everyone has worked together.â€?
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The work is supervised by Bob Simpson of Wichitaâ€™s Simpson Construction, which serves as the construction management firm. Wichitaâ€™s Howard and Helmer is the architectural firm and Piper Jaffray is the financial advisor. Larned-based Haynes Elecric was awarded the electrical portion of the project. â€œSimpson Construction meets every two weeks and theyâ€™ve been a great business partner which has been easy to work with,â€? Flint said. Flint said metal and block layers have been installed and parking lots were scheduled to be installed in August. Interior cinderblock work will pay homage to the Santa Fe Trail history. Sibleyâ€™s Camp and Pike Camp will be designated between class halls for larger groups. A blockhouse fort style will be featured in the media center. â€œWeâ€™ve achieved big benchmarks and continue to be right on schedule,â€? Flint said. â€œThe great thing about Simpson Construction is they understand what weâ€™re trying to accomplish.â€? At the high school, $5.1 million of improvements and additions will be completed in August 2017. A multipurpose storm shelter and weight room/community fitness center will be built. A $250,000 donation cut the cost for the wellness center, which will be shared with the community. Interior work is on schedule and north parking for seniors has been completed. Parking is being utilized south of the
high school and near the middle school. When school is dismissed in May, 2017, final work will completed for interior renovation for science and chemistry classes. The bond increases property taxes $93 annually for a $75,000 house; $204 annually for a $75,000 business and $72 for 160 acres of dryland crop land. Current structures to be replaced include â€” Pre-K (3-4 year olds), Hillside and Sacred Heart; kindergarten, Hillside Elementary (1955); first, second grades, Phinney Elementary (1952); and third, fourth grades, Northside Elementary (1965).
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Since Larned High School is currently under construction, to see the statue go to south side of the Larned High School football field and walk to the far northeast side of the field.
he 6-foot-6 bronze Indian statue featuring stunning detail is dedicated to Larned football fans everywhere. One of the plaques at Earl Roberts Field pays tribute to Brandon Bartz’s late father Michael with the inscription — “For the Love of the Game.” Michael Bartz died during the summer of 2013 due to a heart attack just before Brandon played high school football with his brother Jeromy at Larned High School. Their parents, Michael Bartz Michael and Sandi, were Larned High sweethearts destined to be together. Michael Bartz played on Larned’s 1985 playoff team. Eighteen years later, Michael Bartz never got a chance to see his sons compete in a 2013 playoff game. Brandon said he wanted people to remember his father’s work behind the scenes to promote the local Western Kansas Junior Football League. “My dad loved junior-tackle football and always wanted youngsters to experience the chance to play football and learn life’s lessons from the game. He grew up loving football.” Brandon wanted the Indian statue to be built first-class. He ordered it from “Bronzeman,” in Los Angeles. The website writes — “All of our bronze sculptures are hand crafted and cast in the ancient ‘Lost Wax Process,’ which captures incredible detail and results in a higher quality bronze sculpture.” “It was very expensive,” Brandon said. “But when the people knew why I was making the statue, I think they sent my project to the top of the list.” Every time a donation arrived, Brandon thought of his father, who had performed good work for others because it knew it was the right thing to do. Major $2,500 contributors were the Bartz Family, Kyle and Tamara Beckwith, Lewis Young, Jim and Suzan Haynes and the Larned Junior Indian Football Club. “I knew most of the people who donated personally. I knew when they gave donations it was because of what my dad has done for others over the years,” he said. “It had nothing to do with me. People have been awesome.” Larned High teacher Janet Fleske knew Brandon had the passion to raise more than $35,000 in donations for the most ambitious “Do Hard Things,” English project she’s ever witnessed. “Brandon’s project was special because he first had a ‘why’ for his project — to give honor to his dad and to the sport he loved,” Fleske said. “He then came up with the idea of the Indian. That’s why the project was so successful — he had the ‘why’ before he had the idea.” Brandon first got the idea of creating a life-size Indian statue when he saw a stuffed Eagle at Kingman High School last year. Fleske said Brandon achieved the valuable lesson of engaging others to help with a project. “It’s to help them learn to achieve something that is too big to do alone,” Fleske said. “They learn to work with others, learn how to overcome obstacles, and learn to self-reflect.”
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2............................. Annual Car Show 2............................. Chamber Last Chance Golf Tournament 8............................. Fort Larned Candlelight Tours 8-9 ......................... Tired Iron at Santa Fe Trail Center 31 .......................... Halloween Haunted Trails
Fort Larned Old Guard Santa Fe Trail Kite Day
Fort Larned Kids Fitness Day Fort Larned Living History
10 .......................... Holiday Business Open House 11 .......................... Veterans Day Parade 11 .......................... Turkey Shoot, Garfield 12 .......................... Pawnee Valley Auxiliary Holiday Fair 13 .......................... United Methodist Thanksgiving Dinner 17 .......................... Pawnee Valley Angel Tree
DECEMBER 2016 3............................. Christmas Parade 3............................. Santa House arrives 10 .......................... Kiddie Movie 10 .......................... Fort Larned Christmas Past 15 .......................... Fort Larned Lions Club Christmas 17 .......................... Kiwanis Civic Pride Kiddie Day 17 .......................... Final Days Christmas Countdown
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FEBRUARY 2017 10-12 ..................... Chamber Antiques and Collectibles 14 .......................... Valentineâ€™s Day Community Dinners
8............................. Larned Chamber ambe mber mb er Banquet Ban nqu quet 9-11 ....................... Santa Fe Trail Days 10 .......................... Pawnee Valley 5-K Run 11 .......................... Fort Larned USD 495 Foundation Golf Tournament
JULY 2017 4............................. July 4 Celebration 4............................. Santa Fe Run/Walk 3-5 ......................... Fort Larned July 4 Celebration 19-23 ..................... Pawnee County 4-H Fair
AUGUST 2017 5............................. Rozel City Celebration
SEPTEMBER 2017 3-5 ......................... Fort Larned Labor Day Activities
46 SOURCE RECREATION LARNED Burgess Park, 1120 W. 7th Camp Pawnee, 2 miles west of Larned Doerr Vernon Park Splash Pad Ft. Larned Ave. and Vernon Dr. Tera Jordaan Park 1600 Toles Ball diamond, room for major activities Schnack/Lowery 1st and Carroll Ball field, picnicking, swimming, playground, skate park, fountain, rose garden John Schnack Express Train Southeast Neighborhood Park Corner of Park and E. 3rd St. Playground, Free rides. Earl Roberts Stadium 8th and Corse Football field and track Moffet Stadium 4th and Carroll Baseball diamond and tennis court Larned Recreation Commission 1500 Toles, 620-285-6002 Recreation Director, Mike Seeman Auditorium, gymnasium, kitchen and meeting facilities Childrenâ€™s activities: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball Adult activities: Aerobics, basketball, coed softball, yoga, volleyball OTHER ACTIVITIES: Baseball American Legion Baseball (19 and under) Jon Skelton, 620-285-5206 Chad Erway, 620-285-9705
Fastpitch Softball Larned Renegades (10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 16 and under) Mary Perez, 620-285-2312
Garfield Downey Memorial Park North of U.S. 56 on East end of town Tennis courts, picnic area, basketball court, potable water
Golf Course Larned Country Club 681 E. 14th, 620-285-3935 Disc Golf Course Noon Lions Family Disc Golf Course Pawnee County Fairgrounds
Athletic Club Unique Physique Gym 424 W. 14th, 620-285-7015
Rozel Park Grant Ave. and Main Street Tennis courts, basketball courts, playground equipment and picnic shelter
CITY PARKS Burdett Burdett City Park Locust & Michigan Basketball court, two tennis courts, playground equipment, picnic shelter, miniature golf, two shelter houses For recreation information, contact the city office at 620-525-6279
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MIDDLE SCHOOLS Larned Middle School Indians Russ Wrinkle, 620-285-8430 Boys sports: Football, basketball,, track, wrestling Girls sports: Volleyball, basketball, track, cheerleading Pawnee Heights School Tigers Mark Pywell, activities director 620-527-4211 Boys sports: Football, basketball, track Girls sports: Volleyball, basketball, track HIGH SCHOOLS Larned High School Indians Central Kansas League (CKL) Dustin Wilson, athletic director 620-285-2151 Boys sports: Football, cross country, basketball, wrestling, track, tennis, golf, baseball Girls sports: Volleyball, cross country, tennis, basketball, track, softball, golf, cheerleading Pawnee Heights School Tigers Southern Plains Iroquois Activities Association (SPIAA) Mark Pywell, activities director 620-527-4211 Boys sports: Football (co-op at Larned), basketball, track, golf Girls sports: Volleyball, golf, basketball, track
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he Santa Fe Trail Center Museum has hired Richard Lartz as the exhibit designer for the East Gallery renovation. Museum director Becca Hiller said it will likely require 12 to 18 months to complete the work. Lartz earned a master’s degree in public history from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in 2014. “Richard has got some great ideas, building on ideas that we already had in place,” Hiller said. The museum has been working on gallery renovation, but until now there wasn’t one person who could focus exclusively on that project. Along with designing and building exhibits, Lartz is responsible for deciding what artifacts go into the exhibits. “This has been an ongoing project for several years,” Hiller said. The “Go the Distance Fund Drive,” was spearheaded by Elaine Mull, Keith Mull and Larry Carr, who recognized the need for updated interpretation and exhibits in the museum. This effort has raised money for the renovation, new lighting in the exhibit spaces and traveling exhibits. The lights in the museum have been replaced with LED motion activated lights, the old East Gallery exhibits were disassembled, and the Hispanic Trader exhibit in the lobby was moved to the East Gallery. In addition, project team members Bev Howell, Hiller and Monte Martin – with Dallas-based Martin & Martin Design – have developed basic concept ideas and storylines. Doug Springer has also built some of the new exhibit pieces. “Richard has a big job ahead of him,” Hiller said. “He is responsible for building on what has already been accomplished and bringing the team’s vision to fruition.” The museum, two miles west of Larned on K-156, is dedicated to the historic commerce route known as the Santa Fe Trail. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Fort Larned Historical Society, which owns and operates the Sante Fe Trail Center Museum, first ran a small curio shop with some historic displays at Fort Larned. The museum has grown to encompass a large complex of ten buildings, located on 10 acres two miles west of Larned. The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum launched a new website, SantaFeTrailCenter.org, in July. Hiller said the new site is the next best thing to visiting the museum in person. It allows guests to request information or make a donation in the convenience of their homes. Last November, the museum participated in Giving Tuesday through the Golden Belt Community Foundation. Donations made to the SFTC endowed fund were matched by a donator to use on the website. The museum is still accepting donations for the Go the Distance Fund Drive. For more information contact Hiller at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum, 620-285-2054.
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The museum has an extensive collection of authentic objects in its collections, including prehistoric American Indian artifacts, trade items from the trail, antique furniture, agricultural equipment, vintage automobiles, tools, toys, paintings, rugs, clothing, medical equipment, and more. These artifacts help us interpret and share the history that has shaped our country and our community. Photographs With over 7,000 historic photographs and 2,300 magic lantern glass slides, you get a glimpse into the past and a better understanding of what was important to people of the late 19th and early 20th century – historic sites along the Santa Fe Trail, dust storms, Pawnee County businesses, pioneer families, celebrations, farming, and more. And many of these pictures are available to view in our Online Photograph Collection. The Sante Fe Trail Center Museum has a wealth of resources available for researchers. Whether you want to learn about 19th century agriculture or are researching your family tree in Pawnee County the museum’s Research Library & Archives will be able to help you. Over 700 linear feet of archival records document life in Larned, surrounding communities, and Pawnee County. The museum is the official repository of historic Pawnee County records. In addition, genealogical documents are housed, such as personal papers, family histories, business records, church records, obituaries and fraternal organization records.
The museum has an extensive collection of books in its research library, including topics on American Indians, Spanish exploration, pioneer life on the plains, the Santa Fe Trail, Westward Expansion, trappers and much more. The library is free and open to the public; however, we recommend that you make an appointment in advance. Call 620-285-2054 to schedule a time. The museum is a non-profit organization owned by the members of the Fort Larned Historical Society, and operated by a board of volunteer members. It relies on contributions and membership fees. Several levels of membership are offered from individual starting at $30. The museum is funded by contributions, memberships and attendance. The complex includes nine buildings, 10 acres, and thousands of artifacts to care for. The volunteers and small staff love history, or the mission would cease to exist. The Tired Iron Show, the second weekend in October, is a family event, and a multi-faceted educational opportunity for today’s children to learn about the progression of agriculture and their heritage in this part of the country. The museum sponsors an annual Family Kite Fly event the first week of May. For information, call 620-285-2054 or go to the website: www.santafetrailcenter.org and be a friend of the museum on Facebook.
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FORT LARNED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 1767 K-156, Larned Visitor Center 620-285-6911 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. There is no charge for any of the park’s activities. An authentic army post from the 1860s -1870s on the Santa Fe Trail. Nine restored buildings make it the best preserved Indian Wars military post on the trail.
SCHNACK-LOWREY PARK W. First and Carroll, Larned Visit the duck pond and John A. Schnack Memorial Fountain, especially at night when the water is illuminated providing a water show reminiscent of fireworks. ZEBULON PIKE PLAZA The Plaza is located on the south edge of Larned on US Highway 56 next to Schnack Park. It commemorates Pike’s nearby crossing of the Pawnee River in October 1806 on his mission to conduct an exploratory expedition of the southwest portion of the Louisiana Purchase. It provides a reference to Pike and other explorers who traveled the Santa Fe Trail and has a picnic area. PAWNEE COUNTY AREA ALL VETERANS MEMORIAL
LARNED FISHING POND South Main & Cleveland St. Larned is proud to offer a fishing pond to our community and guests. Located west of South Main Street you will find the handicap accessible pond. The pond is stocked regularly and includes a wide variety of fish. The pond also features shaded picnic areas, open daily and no admission fee.
Located in Doerr-Vernon Park at the intersection of Fort Larned Avenue and College Street. Dedicated to the servicemen and women of Pawnee County and the surrounding area. The engraved memorial ncludes Veteran Honor Rolls from the Indian Wars to the Modern Era. Memorial benches, stones and pavers. “THE LAST ALARM” Memorial to fallen Larned firefighters Larned Cemetery One mile west of Larned on K-156, then 1/2 mile south
POINTS OF INTEREST IN PAWNEE COUNTY SOURCE 51 THE SANTA FE TRAIL An itinerary of 73 markers placed on the five separate routes of the Santa Fe Trail in present day Pawnee, Edwards, and Ford counties in Kansas. Many of the sites can be viewed from the roadside. Check out www.santafetrail.org for trail events, trail tours, geocaching, and information on the Wet and Dry Routes of the Santa Fe Trail. THE LITTLE RED HOUSE THE SANTA FE TRAIL CENTER 2 miles west of Larned on K-156 620-285-2054 Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Museum telling the story of the Santa Fe Trail. Outdoor museum, sod and dugout houses and one-room schoolhouse. Offers living history programs during special events throughout the year, call for times. Admission: $6 adults, $3 students 12-18, $2 children 6-11, free to preschoolers, Fort Larned Historical Society Members Free. School groups with teachers receive a 50 percent discount.
Corner of Second & State Streets, Larned Replication of Larned’s first building constructed in 1869. The building was used as a residence, post office, hotel, restaurant, saloon, dance hall, brothel, church, school and courtroom. Available for school groups and others interested in the early history of Larned. CENTRAL STATES SCOUT MUSEUM In April, 2016, a fire destroyed the museum and most of the exhibits and collections of boy and girl scouting memorabilia. However, some was saved, along with items stored off-site dating back to the 1920s. Work is underway now to reopen the museum in early 2017. It will be located on Hwy 156 at 215 W. 14th St., Larned. The collection will be available by appointment until the new facility is open. 620-285-6427
GARFIELD MEMORIAL WAYSIDE CHAPEL US-56, Garfield Downey Memorial Park Garfield’s first citizens in 1873 honored their former congressman, James A Garfield of Ohio, by naming the town after him. In gratitude, he gave the town a bell for the first church erected. That church was Garfield’s Congregational Church, built in 1875. The Wayside Chapel is a memorial to the church, made from pieces of the church, and inside visitors can view the bell.
DISCOVERER OF PLUTO HISTORICAL MARKER Whether you consider it a planet or a dwarf planet, Pluto has received plenty of press lately. Burdett is the boyhood home of Dr. Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of the Pluto. It was here that his love of stars began, as he began his love-affair with the night sky. Take a drive past the marker and learn more about the man who not only discovered today’s most controversial planet-like body, but also made several other notable space discoveries. Find it on K-156, at the west edge of Burdett
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52 SOURCE POINTS OF INTEREST IN BARTON COUNTY BRIT SPAUGH ZOO AND RAPTOR CENTER 2200 Main St., Great Bend 620-793-4226 Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. â€˘ Visitors pay no admission fee. The main part of the 200 features several new exhibits. Recent additions to the North American exhibits include four grizzly bears and one black bear, and an Arctic fox pair who in 2015 had kits. Stop by the newly installed community orchard behind the Butterfly House to check out modern orcharding. â€˘ This free zoo is good for about a 45-90 minute visit.
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Great Bend Army Air Field Great Bend Municipal Airport entrance â€˘ Great Bendâ€™s B-29 Memorial Plaza is open to visitors every day, to honor the men and women of the Great Bend Army Air Field. â€˘ No admission charge. Self-guided.
â€˘ Broadway Parking lot of Great Bend Public Library, Great Bend. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings in the spring, summer and fall â€˘ Jack Kilby Square, downtown, Great Bend. Thursday nights during Summer Street Stroll 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. June-September
CHEYENNE BOTTOMS â€˘ The largest marsh in the interior of the United States, designated a â€œWetland of International Importanceâ€? â€˘ The Bottoms is one of the most important ecosystems in Kansas and one of the most important migration points for shorebirds in North America â€˘ Hunting, primarily duck and goose, is a big draw for locals and those from other states DOROTHY MOSES MORRISON CHAPEL 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend 620-792-9342 Barton Community College â€˘ Part of the Fine Arts Building on the BCC Campus, the chapel boasts five stained glass windows from the razed First Congregational Church in Great Bend. The chapel can be rented for events such as small weddings or performances. It has become a popular space for chamber groups and music recitals.
BARTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & VILLAGE 85 U.S. 281, Great Bend 620-793-5125 â€˘ Located on five acres, just south of Great Bend on US 281, across the Arkansas River Bridge, the Village boasts several authentically furnished period buildings including a one-room school house, a church, and a pioneer cabin. Collections tell the story of this area from the Paleo Period through the Indian Wars to World War II and beyond. CLAYTON M. MORRISON MEMORIAL BANDSHELL Lakin St. side of the Courthouse Square between Main St. and Kansas St. â€˘ Home of the Great Bend City Band summer concert series.
FARMERâ€™S MEMORIAL K-96 Park at the corner of K-96 and 10th St., Great Bend â€˘ 20-foot stainless steel sculpture created by Bruce and Brent Bitter, B & B Metal Arts of Hoisington. A tribute to early pioneer families who settled Great Bend and the surrounding communities FORT ZARAH East of Great Bend on Hwy. 56 â€˘ Roadside park located near one of the two original locations of the fort â€˘ Fort was established in 1864 to help protect mail service along the Santa Fe Trail GREAT BEND COMMUNITY THEATRE 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend 620-792-4228 â€˘ Renovated former movie theater â€˘ Live performances
ELLINWOOD UNDERGROUND WORLD Northwest corner of Main & Santa Fe, Ellinwood, U.S. 56 at the stoplight 620-564-2400 â€˘ Built in 1887 and listed on the Kansas State Historical Register â€˘ Houses the Ellinwood Museum â€˘ Tunnels originally connected the business district â€˘ Original flooring, wallpaper, and barberâ€™s mirror â€˘ Tunnels under the Dick Building and the Historic Wolf Hotel â€˘ Tours are conducted only by advance reservation â€˘ Admission $6 adult
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POINTS OF INTEREST IN BARTON COUNTY SOURCE 53 GREAT BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY
1409 Williams, Great Bend 620-792-2409 Monday, Noon to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUMMER HOURS Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday • Permanent art display featuring works by Birger Sandzen, Charles B. Rogers, Bill Shaddix and others along with local artists • Free Internet access • Tours by arrangement
www.heartlandfarm.ks.org 1049 CR 390, Pawnee Rock 620-923-4585 • Registered agri-tourism operator • Tours welcome by appointment • Workshops and demonstrations held yearround. Advertised in Great Bend Tribune • Walking trails, labyrinth, pottery, fiber arts, weaving, spinning, organic gardening methods • Great spaces for bird watching • Guest house available for small groups of 6-8 or individuals • Home to lovable alpacas
KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER 592 NE K-156, Great Bend 620-566-1456 877-243-9268 www.wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu • Branch museum of Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History • Located on the SE corner of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area on Hwy. 156 along Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway • Interpretive exhibits on Cheyenne Bottoms, including the importance of wetlands and the plants and animals inhabiting them • Scheduled educational programs, Nature Trail, Classroom, Auditorium, Gift Shop • Free admission OPEN APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 31 Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. OPEN NOVEMBER 1 - MARCH 31 Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday
GOLDEN BELT VETERANS’ MEMORIAL 59 NW 50 Rd., Great Bend • Honoring Barton County Veterans • Two stones are in place with the names of 766 veterans. The second stone to be dedicated November 11, 2016. Names are being accepted for a third stone. SANTA FE TRAIL KANSAS OIL & GAS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM 5944 10th St., Great Bend 620-786-5666 • History of oil and gas industry including displays, a model drilling rig and model salt water disposal facility • Biographies and pictures of inductees into the Hall of Fame • Geologic history and maps plus cores and samples of different formations • Education center reveals the importance of energy conservation and environment protection • Contact to schedule a tour Open by appointment only • No admission charge
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The Santa Fe Trail throughout Barton County. From Plum Buttes to the Walnut Creek Crossing to Pawnee Rock, the area that is now Barton County played a major role in the history of the Santa Fe Trail. • Big Bend of the Arkansas River — This was the next overnight campground after leaving Cow Creek and the only reliable source of water in the area. Located on the west edge of Ellinwood. • Walnut Creek Crossing — Located east of Great Bend. Also known as Allison Booth Ranch and Peacock Ranch. From 1855 through 1872, a number of enterprises were located there, including a trading post (ranch), stage station, post office, toll bridge, Camp Dunlap and Fort Zarah.
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54 SOURCE POINTS OF INTEREST IN BARTON COUNTY HOISINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 120 E. 2nd, Hoisington 620-653-4320 • Open by appointment in cooperation with Chamber events. Call for appointment
PAWNEE ROCK MONUMENT 12 miles west of Great Bend on U.S. 56 Hwy., Pawnee Rock • Natural landmark along the Santa Fe Trail. In the trail days it was 30 feet higher than it is today. A pavilion atop the rock, erected through the efforts of several women’s service clubs a century ago, indicates the original height before the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad took the top portion of the rock to use as fill in railroad construction. • Enjoy a panoramic view across the prairie • Carving in rocks mark where travelers on the Santa Fe trail paused in their journeys, some as far back as the early 1800s.
SANTAS AROUND THE WORLD AND SANTA HOUSE Presented by the Rosewood Roots and Wings Foundation 1223 Main St., Great Bend 620-793-5888 • Twenty-two one-of-a-kind life-sized, international Santas personally made by Great Bend resident Loretta Miller OPEN NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 23 Thursdays & Fridays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Groups of 10 or more by appointment Contact Michael Dawes, 620-796-2242 email@example.com Admission is $2 for exhibit.
PLANETARIUM 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend 620-792-9320 Barton Community College • Groups can enjoy planetarium shows year-round and the special “Season of Light” and “The Christmas Star” show during the Christmas holidays
SRCA S C DRAGSTRIP G GS 620-792-5079 www.srcadragstrip.com Expo Complex, Great Bend • Home of the first NRHA Nationals in 1955 • Total length of track is 3/4 mile TRAIL OF LIGHTS GREAT BEND • Memorable Christmas lights with original works designed and crafted by park department employees. • Trail includes Brit Spaugh Park on North Main St., Jack Kilby Square, Downtown Main St. and Veteran’s Park located on McKinley St. Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and ending January 1. For more information contact Great Bend Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 620-792-2750 www.visitgreatbend.com
CHURCHES SOURCE 55 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Assembly of God Church 921 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3077 www.larnedchurch.com Pastor Ryan Webster Sunday worship: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. BAPTIST Rozel First Baptist Church 100 Grand, Rozel 620-527-4385 First Southern Baptist Church 1224 Corse Ave., Larned 620-285-3294 Pastor Mark Slattery Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 10:45 a.m. Complete schedule: fsbclk.com Independent Baptist Church 124 E. 14th St., Larned 785-826-6397 Pastor Plato Shepherd Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday worship: 7:00 p.m. CATHOLIC Sacred Heart Church 1111 State Street, Larned 620-285-2035 Father Warren Stecklein Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. For more service times at the church, Larned State Hospital and Belpre, see the website: sacredheartlarned.org CHRISTIAN First Christian Church Eighth and Topeka, Larned 620-285-2964 CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL Escue Chapel CME 1220 Carroll Street, Larned 620-285-6611 Rev. Cameron J. Moore Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship: 11:00 a.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST Larned Church of Christ 1515 Carroll Ave., Larned 620-285-6143 EPISCOPAL Sts. Mary & Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church 803 Main St., Larned 620-285-6503 Vicar Mark Cowell Sunday worship: 10:00 a.m. JEHOVAH’S WITNESS Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 922 Park Street, Larned 620-285-6519 Elder Jack Roberts Public talk: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Theocratic ministry school: Thursday 7:30 p.m.
LUTHERAN – ELCA Garfield Lutheran Church 203 Sherman, Garfield Sunday worship: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school: 10:15 a.m. LUTHERAN – MISSOURI SYNOD Grace Lutheran Church 524 Carroll, Larned 620-285-2013 Sunday service: 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible study and Sunday school: 10:20 a.m. NAZARENE New Beginnings Church 1010 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6392 Daryl Riffel Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible study: 7:00 p.m. NON-DENOMINATIONAL The Father’s House of Larned 221 E. 10th St., Larned 620-285-7377 The Lord’s Remnant 521 Corse Ave., Larned 620-285-3724 Saturday worship: 10:30 a.m.
Burdett United Methodist 502 Elm, Burdett 620-525-6232 Pastor Bradley McCoy Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship: 11:00 a.m.
Rozel Christian Fellowship Smith & Edwards Street, Rozel 620-525-1500 Pastor Stan Bryant Saturday worship: 7:00 p.m. Covered dish dinner 6:30 p.m.
Rozel United Methodist 103 Lowery Street, Rozel 620-527-4375 Pastor Bradley McCoy Sunday worship: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship and Sunday school follows worship
Life Center Shabbat Fellowship 112 E. 6th St., Larned 620-804-1776 Saturday Fellowship: 11:00 a.m.
Garfield United Methodist 204 Sherman, Garfield 620-285-3183 (Larned office) larnedumc.org Pastor Bethann Black Sunday worship: 8:45 a.m. Thursday Bible study: 6:00 p.m.
Faith Fellowship Church 27311 NE 232 Road, Hanston 7 miles west of Burdett on K-156 620-525-6261 Pastor Doug Ellison Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study: 6:30 p.m. Shift 418 Broadway, Larned Sunday service: 6:00 p.m. 620-804-2003 PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 1004 W. Eighth Street, Larned 620-285-6033 Rev. P.J. Southam Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 11:00 a.m. Children’s church: 11:20 a.m. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 701 Main, Larned 620-285-3183 larnedumc.org Pastor Bethann Black Sunday worship: 10:15 a.m.
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he Pawnee County Fair is an important event for people of 4-H and others in the surrounding communities. The fair allows 4-Hers to showcase their projects of different varieties, and to showcase their livestock. There is also open class for citizens to showcase their talents as well. Most of the 100 Pawnee County 4-H members have agricultural backgrounds. K-State Research and Extension publicizes membership in 4-H through promotions at the elementary school and middle school level. The fair hosts many different categories for the people of 4-H. These categories can include; 4-H fashion revue, 4-H and open trap shoot, 4-H cat and hand animal pet show, 4-H dog show, 4-H photography, and 4-H crops. The 4-H arts and crafts has its own categories which include; electronics, rocketry, woodworking, geology, entomology, flowers, plants, terrariums.
The showing of livestock is another major event at the fair. These categories include 4-H horse show, halter performance and speed events, 4-H and open swine show, 4-H and open sheep show, 4-H and open shepherds lead, 4-H and open goat show, 4-H and open bucket calf and feeder show, 4-H rabbit show, 4-H and open beef show and the dog agility show. The fair also offers other events to include a beer garden, pedal tractor pull, watermelon feed, ranch rodeo, music, two mile and a 5K run, bike and trike rodeo, round robin showmanship, team fitting contest, frog and turtle races, and pig wrestling. At the end of the fair the 4-Hers auction off their projects and livestock. After the auction the 4-Hers host a lunch for the buyers, The Pawnee County Fair is a big part of the county and the people in the surrounding areas, it brings people of all ages together for family fun. It also teaches youth very important life skills that they will need as they grow into adults.
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Pawnee County is home to five 4-H chapters: Gem Dandys led by Audra Seeman and Deb Kirby Pawnee Peppers led by Ted VanHorn and Beth Smith Tiny Toilers led by Joan Forrest and Tara Duerksen Western Wranglers led by Erin Josefiak and Chelsea Steffen Zook Zippers led by Debbie Makings and Jennifer McNett The clubs meet once a month. Pawnee County 4-H annually awards college scholarships to graduating seniors. The Kansas Key Award recognizes 4-H members across Kansas. Publicity is generated by the annual 4-H banquet held annually in October, which helps raises funds for camps and scholarships. Pawnee County 4-H Fair Board Chad Hauck, Chair; Thomas Prescott, Vice Chair Chelsea Steffen, Secretary Kathy Couchman, Treasurer Chaz Beckwith, Clint Bowman, Mike Burdett, Kathy Hammeke, Doug Harter, JonRoy Kelty, Matt Koch, Bob Rein
The Pawnee County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Collects and invests donations of cash and real estate and membership fees. The interest from the investments is used to fund trips, awards, scholarships, and activities to promote 4-H work in Pawnee County. It incorporated November 17, 1967. Foundation board members: Jason Murray, 4-H PDC Chair; Lynn Hanson, Chair Jim Forrest, Secretary Benny Bowman, Vi Prosser, Larry Skelton, Kathy Bowman, Leon Steffen K-State Research and Extension 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6901 Donna Preisner serves as the Pawnee County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Shannon Rogge is the agriculture and natural resources extension agent. Office hours are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extension Council: Angie Murray, Chair Karen Frick, Vice-Chair Sharon Toll, Secretary Patrick Hutchins, Treasurer Cindy Grant, Jamie Kirby, Rob Manry, Doug Nord, Dale Seeman
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awnee County is made up primarily of ranch and farmland which provide excellent feed and cover for whitetail deer and turkey. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has secured leases from various Pawnee County landowners and have 27 walk-in hunting areas available to the general public from September 1 to January 1 and/or November 1 to January 1. When hunting on private land, hunters should always obtain written permission from the land owner before hunting. Game most likely to be found here include pheasant, quail, dove and deer. Turkey hunting can also be found throughout the county. The KDWPT Fall hunting atlas, which details public walkin hunting areas, can be found at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/ KDWPT-Info/Locations/Hunting-Fishing-Maps-by-County/FallHunting-Atlas For those who prefer the guidance of an outfitter check through the KDWPT website. Licenses can be ordered online at www.ks.wildlifelicense.com
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arned Country Club Superintendent Dan Collins first played golf with former New York Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry 50 years ago. Collins and Terry cultivated their friendship through golf, and Collins insures that Larned Country Club is maintained in prime playing condition. Heâ€™s spent the past seven summers serving as golf course superintendent. He first started work at the course as a high school sophomore. Collinsâ€™ grandson, Braeden Corman, has worked the past few years at the course. â€œItâ€™s enjoyable to spend time working with my grandson,â€? Collins said. Consultant Neil DeWerff provides agronomic advice for Collins, who works with part-timers Harold Dixon and Steve Webb. Michael Reece, another past part-time employee, spent the summer at Hutchinsonâ€™s Prairie Dunes Country Club. Reece is studying turf management at Kansas State University. The courseâ€™s biggest addition is a fullyoperational driving range west of the clubhouse that allows multiple players to hit range balls. The fully-lighted north/south driving range featuring buffalo grass stretches out to 330 yards. A golf-ball retriever replaces the prior
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system where players hit their own golf balls on the range, a slow and unsafe process. Now, there are more than 2,000 golf balls struck on the driving range. â€œNow, multiple players can hit at the driving range,â€? Collins said. â€œWe have five times more players working at the range. Itâ€™s also brought traffic onto the course. Itâ€™s allowed the younger players who can work on their game.â€? The work crew has installed five new trees in the past year, including several diseaseresistant trees. The crew had previously planted oak and maple trees to replace aging maple and cedar trees. Theyâ€™ve planted shrubs and pampas grass. The third green has been improved with a larger green. â€œThe new grass needs to fill in, and in a year, itâ€™s as good as new,â€? Collins said. The newest project features a â€œgreen nursery,â€? that will grow plots that can replace needed places on the greens. â€œWeâ€™ve got that nursery accomplished,â€? he said. Typical maintenance includes reseeding the fairways and includes work on the greens and maintenance on the sprinklers. Building a retaining wall at the No. 7 tee box is still on the schedule. â€œWe like to do at least one project every year,â€? Collins said.
A wet spring has seen wild barnyard grass flourish along with the bluegrass and perennial rye fairways. â€œItâ€™s been a lot of mowing this year, and spot spraying for weeds and grasses we donâ€™t want,â€? Collins said. David Blackwell serves as Larned Country Club president. Larned Country Club operates the Pin High Bar & Grill, which serves customers in the clubhouse, 620-804-6238. The Pin High is generally open at 5:00 p.m. each day the course is open for business. Green fees are $15 during weekdays and $20 on the weekend. Larned Country Club opened in 1950. It is a well-maintained course featuring small and sloped Bentgrass greens with bluegrass and perennial rye fairways. Three of the sloping fairways are doglegs and tree-lined. Water hazards come into play on three holes. The nine-hole Larned Country Club layout features 2,747 yards of golf from the longest tee for a par of 35. The course rating is 33.9 and it has a slope rating of 106. The golf course property is owned by the city of Larned, which pays for the water and irrigation system. Golf carts and cart shed rentals are available. Larned Country Club features members from Pawnee, Barton and Edwards counties.
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Schedule subject to change Check back to www.srcadragstrip.com prior to event A lot has changed in drag racing over the last 50 years. There are more sponsorships by larger corporations, more regional races, and many more classes of dragsters. Theyâ€™ve all had a go on the former B-29 air strip, thrilling spectators who marvel at the speeds, the sounds, and the smells of serious racing. Itâ€™s also been the go-to place for locals to open up their stock cars and see just what kind of power their well-tuned engines possess. â€œRacing gets into your blood,â€? Hank Denning said. â€œIt becomes a family experience, with kids and adults coming out to cheer one another on.â€? Age divisions start as young as five years old, so it isnâ€™t unusual to see miniature versions of dragsters wheeling up to the starting lines with pint-sized drivers behind the wheel. While these Junior Dragsters are limited to the speeds they are allowed to reach on the track, they learn important driving skills and earn NHRA points that help to increase their standings by the end of the driving season. The more
points a driver earns during a season, the higher the chance they can win NHRA championship titles. NHRA has added a JR Street program which kids with a learners permit can run 1/8 mile with a guardian in the passenger seat of a door car. They do have to license with NHRA and track official to make sure they feel they are capable of driving the car. In 2014, the SRCA dragstrip was part of Hot Rod Magazineâ€™s prestigious Drag Week event for the second time, an honor only a few tracks have received since the magazine was first published. In 2016, 27 new teams attended the Lucas Oil Divisional, Denning said, and more made plans to race in Great Bend in 2017. These racers took advantage of the opportunity to race here on their way back home from an event in Bowling Green, Ky., and spread the word. Highlights from 2016 included the Rocky Mountain Race Week; the Sammy Matthews Play Day Charity Event; the Rocky Mountain Superchargers; the NHRA National Dragster and Jr. Dragster Challenge.
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ne of the major attractions of Barton County is the L.E. “Gus” and Eva Shafer Memorial Art Gallery. Known as the “Gem” of Barton Community College, it is located at the Fine Arts building on the Barton Community College campus, 245 NE 30 Road, Great Bend. “Where the old west meets the future” is the motto of the gallery. Ground was broken in September of 1991 after a donation from Art Inc. and a generous gift from Eva Shafer. The gallery is named after Leonard E. “Gus” Shafer and his wife Eva Shafer. Many different types of art work can be found at the gallery. But it is most famous for the western themed bronze sculptures made by L.E. “Gus” Shafer. “Gus” Shafer was born in 1907 on a farm southwest of Hoisington. He worked as a commercial artist for 38 years. In 1968 he closed his art studio and began sculpting bronzes full-time. He became internationally famous for his work. Shafer passed away March 5, 1985. Many of his sculptures can be seen at the gallery in their permanent art display, with many other pieces of art. The Gallery presents an outstanding schedule of art exhibitions by trending contemporary, regional and nationally known artists. The Shafer Gallery also self-curates
The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday Free admission For more information on the gallery and a schedule of events, visit the web site www.shafergallery.org exhibitions from its permanent collection of over 800 artifacts. The Shafer Gallery enhances education opportunities by offering a program of studio workshops, early childhood activities and short art history seminars. The gallery has moved into a new direction with more activities for the family. As guests visit the museum and look at the fine art there will be hands-on activities that the people can
participate in and enjoy the gallery at a whole new level. The museum also features trending artists exhibitions and the exhibitions change throughout the year. More than 2,000 people from Kansas, across the country and around the world pass through the gallery every year, giving the gallery an international reputation.
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Itâ€™s in our Nature! Visit an internationally-known attraction right here in Barton County! Cheyenne Bottoms is a 41,000 acre wetland complex designated a Wetland of International Importance due to its importance as a stopover for migrating birds along the Central Flyway. More than 340 species of birds have been documented at the wetlands. Ducks, geese, herons, egrets, cranes, pelicans, and sandpipers are commonly seen throughout the year. Birds are not the only visitors to the largest wetland on the interior of the United States. Visitors from all over the United States, and even other countries, flock to the wetlands to bird watch, hunt, and to see the expansive landscape and wildlife. The wetlands include the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area managed by Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism and the Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve managed by The Nature Conservancy. Visitors can access the wetlands by vehicle by driving raised dike roads and county roads through the wetlands. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) is your one-stop shop for every visit to Cheyenne Bottoms and is located at Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 highway 10 miles northeast of Great Bend. The 11,000 square foot museum operated by Fort Hays State University is home to the Koch Wetlands Exhibit gallery, a classroom with live animal exhibits, an auditorium, and the Wetlands Gift Store. Admission is free! Van tours, a nature trail, a pollinator garden, and many public programs provide a glimpse of what Kansas wetlands are and what you can find in them. Staff at the KWEC will be happy to answer questions about the wetlands and give advice for how the average visitor can experience Cheyenne Bottoms. The KWEC is open Monday through Saturday 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday 1-5p.m. The Center is closed on Mondays from November 1 through March 31 and on major holidays. The KWEC offers a wide selection of public programs and events throughout the year. Check the KWEC website (http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu) for more information on upcoming events or call 877-243-9268. Plan your visit around these favorite programs: Summer Kids nature programs ( July), Perseid Meteor Shower viewing party (August), Butterfly Festival with Monarch butterfly tagging and other activities (September), KWEC Holiday Open House (December), Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Birds Count (December), Winter Kids nature programs (February), Greater Prairie Chicken Lek Tours (April), Great Migration Rally family event (even years in April), Wild Goose Chase 5k/3k Fun Run (even years in April), Wings N Wetlands Birding Festival (odd years in April), Nature Craft Series (Quarterly), and many other public programs throughout the year.
FUN. Want a unique nature experience? Then, visit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. KWEC overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms; the largest inland marsh in the United States. Walk through state-of-the-art exhibits that tell the story of Cheyenne Bottoms. Discover the magniďŹ cence of these wetlands and the animals and plants living there.
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Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo features animals from around the world. It’s a fun and educational place the entire family can enjoy, and admission is free! Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Enter off north Main Street at 23rd and Main. More than 60 years ago, Great Bend’s park supervisor Brit Spaugh fulfilled his dream to create a zoo and park that would delight area children. In 1953, the zoo started with two deer. Today, the zoo is part of a 46-acre park with 50 different species of animals, including some species that are on conservation lists, such as the arctic foxes, Todd and Vixie. In the spring of 2016, Vixie had her second litter of kits at the zoo. The zoo also has a pair of serval cats, a breed on the Species Survival Program run by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. One of the newest additions is the three-banded armadillo, a smaller South American cousin to the nine-banded armadillos common to North America. Three-bandeds are the only armadillos that can roll themselves into a ball. Sara Hamlin was named zoo supervisor and animal curator in 2015. The zoo is inspected annually by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Two major improvements to the zoo were announced March 21, 2016. A future exhibit for bison is planned, as well as an expanded habitat for the four grizzly bears. These projects were made possible by two gifts totaling $230,000 from the Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation. Other plans include an exhibit area for Ringo, the ring-tailed lemur, and a new exhibit for Poppy, the binturong.
With so much to see at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo, there’s also a lot that goes on behind the scenes. Injured birds of prey – raptors – are nursed back to health. All human contact is kept to a minimum to avoid imprinting. The goal is to reintroduce the birds to the wild, if possible.
Photo by Penny Jones Lions from the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo.
The Raptor Center is the main building at the zoo, which is very much open to the public. You enter the zoo through this building. Inside are a meeting area, restrooms and a gift shop. The greeter can answer questions and sell you some duck food. The meeting area can be booked for parties and educational programs. Peer through a large window into the veterinary clinic. Visitors can learn more about raptors through the building’s interactive learning stations. Among the displays, you will find a depiction of an eagle’s nest, a camera that provides a raptor’seye view of the zoo, and a wing span chart to see where you measure up to various raptors.
There are several ways to get more involved, either by sponsoring an animal or by serving as a volunteer. Membership in the Great Bend Zoological Society costs $25 a year for an individual or a family. Sign up or learn more at the front desk, or call the zoo office, 620-793-4226. Membership forms may also be found on the City of Great Bend website, greatbendks.net.
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Great Bendâ€™s municipal swimming pool opened in the 1930s as a Works Project Administration (WPA) project. But in 2005, after major renovation, it became much more than a swimming pool. This destination attraction is one of the finest waterparks in central Kansas.
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The park features multiple slides, spray features, a swimming pool with a divided shallow end separated by floating features, climbing wall, a Water Wars area for slinging water balloons at a friend, and a 300-gallon tipping bucket, which periodically drenches anyone who stands under it. There are bath houses, concession area and several shady spots. In 2015 the website greatbendwaterpark.com was launched. On this site you can find the latest information on prices and rules, and whether the pool is open or closed. The website also has a weather feature which allows visitors
i current and d upcoming i to view weather conditions. The Wetlands Waterpark can also be found on the internet on Facebook and Twitter. Swimming lessons and other aquatics programs are provided in partnership with the Great Bend Recreation Commission. For more information contact the Great Bend Rec Center, 620-793-3755 or www.greatbendrec.net. After the pool closes for the summer, thereâ€™s usually one last splash â€“ for dog paddling. On Dog Day at the Pool, also known as Bark at the Waterpark â€” the Wetlands is open to
i swimmers i l Dogs D canine only. must have their rabies tags and be well behaved. Admission to this event is used for improvements at Great Bendâ€™s off-leash Bark Park, located in Veterans Memorial Park.
The pool supplies dozens of summer jobs for persons 15 years of age and older. To apply for a lifeguard position, you must be at least 16 years old and able to complete the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class before the pool season starts. This class is taught by the Great Bend Recreation Commission
Wetlands Waterpark Brit Spaugh Park 2303 Main, Great Bend A safe, clean, family oriented environment. Opens on Memorial Day weekend, and closes in August before school starts. Weather permitting, the waterpark is open 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., seven days a week. Family Swim Nights 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays.
over spring break. For more information, call 620-793-3755. Employment applications are available at the City Administration Building at 1209 Williams St. The selection for these seasonal positions takes place during the months of January and February, so for best results submit your application early. The City of Great Bend provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals. For more information call 620-793-4111.
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GREAT BEND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
As of January 1st, 2016 the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) moved under the official realm of the City of Great Bend. With this change comes a new outlook on how CVB Board Members Chairperson: Allene Owen, to promote and bring visitors to Great Bend. The original board members remain, however Vice Chair: this advisory board is rejuvenated and ready to really show the importance of what a CVB can Mark Mingenback bring to a community. The CVB office was officially moved into the Great Bend Events Center at 3111 10th Street Members: at the end of January. Not only was an office remodeled but the space was designed to be a Lacey SchoďŹ eld, place where people go to not only have fun but to find resources about Great Bend and Kansas Jan Westfall, Kelly Patel, in general. Cameron Caine, Emily Goad was hired as the new director. A Great Bend High School and Fort Hays State Loren Unruh, Kim Vink, University graduate, she shined bright in her interview as she stepped into a big role to fill. Sonya Patel Some of her goals as directed by the advisory board include: Sharing Great Bend statewide Non-voting members: and beyond, Make local hotels mini CVBs so that anyone can access information about Great Mayor Mike Allison, Bend at any time, Create better local relationships to bring in visitors, Market Great Bend as a Howard Partington, destination and provide the Events Center with information so that anyone wanting to plan an Jan Peters, event will want to utilize the CVB as a resource. â€œIâ€™m excited to move the CVB forward for the Diann Henderson, city,â€? said Goad, â€œItâ€™s not an easy process but I have great support behind me and the city has a Curtis Wolf, Amit Patel great vision for the future.â€? Christina Hayes As the Great Bend CVB evolves, Emily will be working closely with Christina Hayes, the Great Bend Community Coordinator and supervisor of the CVB. They will strive to create a more youthful approach to marketing Great Bend, work at rebranding both the City and CVB to help put Great Bendâ€™s best foot forward; and all while striving to meet the needs of both locals and visitors. Hayes stated, â€œGreat Bend has so many awesome attractions, Iâ€™m excited to see the advancement of fully promoting what I know the City Council and staff is so proud of! â€œSo all in all, what is new for the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau?? Well everything!! From location, to staff, to focus and goals! We want the Great Bend CVB to be a place for resources, fun and adventure. All while promoting what we love bestâ€Śour community,â€? Hayes said.
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JOIN US AT THE 6TH ANNUAL GREAT BEND FARM & RANCH EXPO APRIL 5, 6, 7, 2017
ne of the largest farm shows in the United States takes place in the spring at Great Bend’s Expo Complex. In 2016, show manager Darren Dale said the number of exhibitors had grown by 18 percent from the previous year, with more than 700 booths spread over 80 acres, with exhibitors from 27 states, Canada and Australia. “Great Bend is one-of-a-kind,” Dale said. “You have pride in the community and you have pride in this show – and it really shows. ... My wife Tana and I are committed to Great Bend for many years to come.” “Great Bend is the ideal community for an agricultural show like this because of our deep roots in the farming and ranching industries,” said Jan Westfall, expo chairman. “And, we have an eager, supporting volunteer base to make our exhibitors and farmers feel welcome.” It takes about 300 volunteers to pull off the show. These folks make sure the exhibitors have what they need, assist with parking and perform other duties. The Farm and Ranch Expo is a great
place to check out the latest farm and ranch equipment, but the show is also a venue for entertainment and educational demonstrations. Each year is different. Some highlights of last year’s Expo included cattle handling and horse training demonstrations, free health screenings, K-State Research & Extension presentations, a dog demonstration by Randy Bradford, chute side demos and the Peterson Farm Bros. A variety of concessions and a beer garden are available as well. Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison welcomes everyone to the show, taking time to brag about some of the attractions in town for people to visit. Allison noted the show has a positive financial impact at businesses in town. “Motels fill up,” he said, and people visit the shops and restaurants. So, if you’re planning an overnight trip during the next Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, but sure to book ahead. Learn more about the expo online at www.GreatBendFarmAndRanchExpo.net or email Dale at: dales@GreatBendFarmAndRanchExpo.net
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t was the best of times and the worst of times for the 2016 wheat harvest in Pawnee County. Record-breaking bushels of wheat rolled into the Pawnee County Coop Association, which has worked with the local farming community since 1905. The 4 million bushels of wheat was the largest harvest Kim Barnes, Pawnee County Coop Association Chief Financial Officer, has ever witnessed. â€œItâ€™s 800,000 bushels more than normal, the largest Iâ€™ve seen in 19 years,â€? Barnes said. â€œThe negative economic impact is that the farmers are getting under $3.00 per bushel.â€? Last yearâ€™s 3 million bushel was boosted by $6 wheat, which creates $18 million in initial revenue. â€œWeâ€™re down $6 million of revenue immediately,â€? Barnes said. The wheat harvest delivers revenue that is constantly recirculated into other aspects of the economy.
â€œWeâ€™ve bought 60 percent of the wheat weâ€™ve brought in, which is right on target for us,â€? Barnes said. Farmers have offset low prices through the loan deficiency payment (LDP) program, which offers an excellent tool for marketing grain when conditions are most favorable. When producers enter the program, they can choose to receive a loan against their crop, or if prices are low, they can choose to be paid an LDP instead of taking out a loan. LDP rates change daily and are determined for each county and crop according to loan rates and calculated posted county prices. The fall harvest is expected to start in September with similar forecasts of a large harvest for corn and milo and relatively low prices for the commodities. Corn has dropped from a $4 price into less than $3 this summer. â€œDryland corn is first, followed by milo,â€? Barnes said. â€œEveryone is expecting a big fall crop.â€? PCCA has changed the grain storage skylines of Larned, Garfield, Mackville and Dartmouth. PCCA was formed when Larned farmers met at the Pawnee County Courthouse in 1905 to plan a wooden grain elevator in Larned. Since then, the PCCA has expanded to offer complete grain handling facilities, with more than five million bushels of storage space.
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he cost of a gallon of gasoline in the Golden Belt has seemed to have been on a yo-yo course over this past year, fluctuating around the $2 mark. For a short spell, motorists saw the lowest pump prices in years. But that evaporated as reality set back in the petroleum markets. “There is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel,” said John Farmer IV, a Russell oilman and a vice chairman of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association Board. “However each operator may be different as to when they get back to drilling.” It’s been a long, downhill slide and it will be a long climb. Per-barrel prices were in the $90 range but dropped to a low of $20.88 this past spring. It hovered around $40 in early summer. The oil drilling rig count shadows the crude price. Now that oil prices are headed upwards, the number of rigs is following suit.
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“There could be a point in a rising crude price environment where a lot of operators will want to start back up with drilling and we could have a shortage of rigs available to accommodate this demand,” Farmer said.
Some operators are wanting to see a more established positive cash flow for a while before they begin drilling. Farmer said John O. Farmer Inc. has a “pretty nice” inventory of locations to be drilled once the price recovers. “This may be due to the timing of when we shot 3D seismic over the acreage and the decline of the crude price occurring nearly simultaneously.”
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Kansas crude oil prices dropped below $20 in early 2016 as a global glut of production drastically dropped prices. The drop in crude oil prices triggered over 70 bankruptcies of oil gas exploration and production companies, said KIOGA President Ed Cross. However, “a steady contraction in production by U.S. producers and a corresponding slide in crude oil inventories have fueled a modest price rebound,” he said. Other factors bolstering prices include attacks on Nigerian oil installations and massive wildfires in Canada that have undermined Canadian oil production. “I would best describe Kansas producers as cautiously optimistic about oil prices,” Cross said.
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tarted originally as “Brown’s Grove” 23 miles west of Larned, Burdett was named for Dr. Gallatin Brown who staked out the townsite in 1876. It was a thriving settlement and in 1879 Wright and Johnson built a flour mill with a dam on the Pawnee River furnishing power for the machinery. It was the first in Kansas west of Hutchinson and was in operation for eight years. The railroad was surveyed from Larned in 1885 and the first train arrived in 1886. The tracks came in a half mile south of “Brown’s Grove” so business moved to the railroad and the town was re-named “Burdett” by the railroad officials for a famous writer and humorist Robert Jones Burdette. This was the end of the line for a year and a hand operated turntable was used. These were the boom years for the town. Clyde Tombaugh graduated from Burdett Rural High School in 1925. Tombaugh made his first telescope, and what he initially learned of astronomy was learned among the currant bushes on his family’s Kansas farm. In the fall of 1928, he went to Flagstaff, Ariz., and was put in charge of the new 13-inch telescope at the Lowell Observatory. At one time there was a grade school and a high school with the 64th and last class graduating from Burdett High School in 1966. Burdett and Rozel unified to become Pawnee Heights High School the next year.
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City Council Council members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Burdett City Hall, 207-1/2 Elm, Burdett 620-525-6279 email@example.com Burdett Council Members Council members can be reached at the city office. Mayor Leon Jennings 620-804-0683 Councilman Gary McJunkin 620-525-6238 Councilman Joe Griffie 620-525-1003 Councilman Joe Miller 620-525-6209 Councilwoman Norma Delaney 620 525-6523 Councilman Gary Schmidt 620-525-6322
City Departments City Clerk Linda Schadel 620-525-6279 Street/Utilities Superintendent Leonard Mostrom 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 City Attorney Philip Martin 620-285-3813 City Fire Chief Mark Johnson 620-525-6676, 620-525-6279 or 911 Community Library 603 Elm City Parks, Gary Schmidt, 620-525-6279 City Zoning, Joe Miller, 620-525-6279 Animal Control, Leonard Mostrom 620-525-6279 Water, Joe Griffe, 620-525-1003 EMS Director Brandi Johnson, 911
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City Council Council members meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the City Building 217 3rd Street Garfield firstname.lastname@example.org Council Members Mayor Kevin Greathouse 620-569-2544 Ed Ummel 620-569-2463 Denise Hoch 620-569-2382 Robert Hoch 620-569-2382 John Ebert 620-569-2203 Janet Olson 316-214-3370 Eldon Meckfessel 620-569-2317
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he first settlers of Garfield came from Ohio, not Sweden, as was once believed. The Swedes came a few years later. In January 1873, two months after Pawnee County was organized by proclamation of Gov. James Harvey, members of the Ohio colony filed on about 30 pieces of land near the present site of Garfield, then known as Camp Criley. Camp Criley was established in the late summer of 1872 as a supply station for workmen building the Santa Fe Railroad. It was named for Capt. J.D. Criley, superintendent of the construction. In March 1873, the advance guard of the Ohio colony arrived. During the summer of ‘73, others joined the growing settlement on the Arkansas River. The first religious services were held in the town that summer, the Methodists forming a Sunday school class and the Congregationalists organizing a church. Later a Union Sabbath school was established. The Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1879. The Ohioans changed the name of the town from Criley to Garfield in honor of James A. Garfield, the congressman from their old district in Ohio, and later president of the United States. When Mr. Garfield was informed of this honor, he wrote that he would present a bell to the first church erected in the town. The bell hung in the Congregational Church from 1875 to 1959 and is now part of a monument in the City Park.
MEDICAL CARE Pawnee Valley Community Hospital A HaysMed Partner 923 Carroll Avenue, Larned 620-285-3161 Police Department, 911 Dispatches out of Larned Garfield at a glance: Area Code — 620 Population — 186 (2016) Land Area — 0.54 sq. mi. Median household income $41,892 (2016) Parks — 2 Miles of streets — 30 blocks Fire station — 1
arned is home to more than 100 businesses and 4,098 residents, according to the 2016 census. The nearby Fort Larned National Historic Site and Santa Fe Trail Center feature the local history in Pawnee County. Fort Larned’s holiday weekends showcase living history days in which volunteers re-enact life on the Fort. Fort Larned and the Santa Fe Trail Center feature periodic programs and activities and historical displays. The City celebrates the annual Santa Fe Trail Days, Tired Iron Show and the Pawnee County Fair. Larned, the county seat of Pawnee County, was built on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad at the confluence of the Pawnee and the Arkansas Rivers. Larned, named for nearby Fort Larned, was laid out in December, 1873 on land granted by Jerry Toles and John W. and Mary Adams. John Adams became the president of the Larned Town Company. Soon, his wife’s parents, Reverend and Mrs. Charles Sturdevant, joined them. The pastor would later become one of the first ministers of Larned’s Presbyterian Church. The first home in Larned was constructed by Captain Henry Booth who served as postmaster at Fort Larned and helped establish the new settlement. In 10 years, Larned was an incorporated city of the third class with about 50 business establishments. Several churches were established including a Methodist Church, two Presbyterian organizations and two Baptist Churches — one for African-Americans and one for whites. In the 1880s, Larned featured several hotels, grain dealers, dry-goods, grocery stores, druggists, hardware, jewelry, boot and shoe dealers, blacksmiths, wagon makers, meat markets, lumber dealers, livery stables, harness and saddle makers, confectioners and bakers, banks, barbers, coal dealers, physicians, attorneys, tailors, millinery establishments, and real estate and insurance agents.
By the turn of the century, Larned, which boasted more than 1,300 residents had become a trading and shipping point for its area farms and ranches. The town also featured two newspapers — The Chronoscope and The Tiller and Toiler, three banks with deposits of more than $850,000, a new city hall, an opera house, a hospital, a city park, waterworks, electricity for lighting and power, a fire department, all the leading church denominations, a creamery, flour mills, a foundry, and several grain elevators. The next decade saw much growth for the city, as by 1910, its population had reached nearly 3,000 people. In 1914, the Larned State Hospital was established for the mentally ill in the western part of the state. In 1939, it took on additional responsibilities with the opening of State Security Hospital. Prior to 1960, the Larned State Hospital accommodated only adult patients, general psychiatric and forensic. But starting in 1966, treatment programs were added for children, adolescents, the chemical dependent and security behavior males.
The Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility and the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility are joined by the Larned State Hospital complex which features the Psychiatric Services Program, the State Security Program and the Sexual Predator Treatment Program.
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arned’s housing director Charles Spina has learned to be patient. One-by-one, Larned’s 10 duplexes have begun to rent, slowly but surely shifting the 3.2 million Prairie Vista housing project into a success. Six months after Prairie Vista opened, 11 of the 20 units have been filled, giving Spina optimism that the city of Larned has turned the corner. “We were shooting for the half way mark of having half of the units rented by mid summer and we have reached that major goal” Spina said. “We have a nice mix of families, professionals, teachers, nurses and retirees.” Several of the renters are new residents of Larned, a target of the city’s project to build the 3-bedroom rental duplexes that occupy 1,200 square feet. The estimated value of each duplex unit is $135,000.00. They are renting for $875 a month. After four years of home remodeling, Tyson and Stephanie Reynolds sold their home on State Street with the help of her mother Jana Schartz at Picket Fence Real Estate. Tyson works at Mulls Farms & Feeding in Pawnee Rock. “Once we put it on the market, we sold it within a week,” Stephanie said. “We were very surprised and pleased by that. But that’s why we had to find another place to live.” Stephanie said she had liked the Prairie Vista duplexes so much, she had told her hair clients at Bliss Salon and Boutique, 418 Broadway, that she might sell everything and move there. Her initial thought soon became reality. Stephanie said the housing space is sufficient for a young family. “The perks of acquiring something new was something that is worth a lot to us,” she said. “It’s clean and new. They are more spacious than we expected. There is a lot of kitchen storage space. The storage space for clothes sold us on it. Everything was brand new. Once we saw it, there was never a reason to look anywhere else.” The quiet neighborhood north of K-156 and Morris is perfect for their children Taeten and Talon. “It’s peaceful out here,” Stephanie said. “The kids can ride
their bikes and scooters and not have to worry about traffic.” Stephanie believes the interest will continue to grow for Prairie Vista. “There is always people driving around,” she said. “People like to see something nice. The homes are beautiful, the streets are new and the landscaping is all pretty. This is all a good thing.” “The Reynolds family has been a positive ambassador for Prairie Vista and Stephanie has been a great spokesman for Prairie Vista,” Spina said. “She knows and meets a lot of people every day. People like to see what their community and city has done to improve local housing.” Spina said “one big attraction is that the city of Larned provides all the yard and building maintenance for it’s tenants.” “Most people really appreciate the fact that they are very energy efficient, low utility costs, quality construction and come with lots of amenities” Spina said. One change Larned’s city council approved is to allow some of the duplexes to be designated as pet-friendly. A nearby pet park is under construction. “We’ve definitely rented some duplexes because we are allowing pets,” Spina said. Leawood’s Overland Property Group, LLC, served as developer. Jones Gilliam Renz of Salina served as architect. Woodco Construction Solutions of Republic, Mo. served as the builder. Manhattan’s LST Consulting Engineers performed electrical and mechanical work. Salina’s Manley Structural Engineers performed the structural engineering, along with Larned’s local contractors Ike Shaver Plumbing, Haynes Electrical and Eakin Enterprises Inc. Larned used a $400,000 grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Commission to help with infrastructure and development. The city owns the property and helped develop the road, sewer and water infrastructure. Anyone with questions can contact Charles Spina at 620-285-8519.
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First Ward, Gary Rainbolt 620-285-6554 First Ward, Carroll Bennett 620-285-6376 Second Ward, Terry Clark 620-285-2334 Second Ward, George Elmore 620-285-6778 Third Ward, Dennis Wilson 620-285-3453 Third Ward, Harry Zielke 620-285-2741 Fourth Ward, Kim Barnes 620-285-3541 Fourth Ward, Barbara Hammond 620-285-2894
LARNED CITY STATS Area Code — 620 Population — 4,098 (2016) Land Area — 2.39 square miles Median household income $40,206 (2016)
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Utilities Electric, Water, Trash, Sewer City of Larned 620-285-8500 Street Department 620-285-8560 Sanitation Department 620-285-8555 Wastewater Treatment 620-285-8513 Pawnee Sanitation 620-285-7780
Emergency 911 Police non emergency, 620-285-8545 EMS, 620-285-8505 Fire Department, 620-285-8521
Animal Control Larned Police Department 620-285-8545
Parks/Cemetery 620-285-8535 620-285-8500 (records)
Cable Cox Communications, 866-684-5087
Gas Kansas Gas Service, 800-794-4780 Larned Swimming Pool 620-285-8570
Phone Service AT&T, 800-288-2020 Golden Belt Telephone Association 800-432-7965 Nex-Tech Wireless 620-910-7676 Poison Control 800-332-6633
EMS Director Josh Huff 620-285-8505 Fire Chief Randy Bird 620-285-8520 Jordaan Memorial Library Debbie Gore 620-285-2876 Municipal Judge Julie Cowell 620-285-6937 Police Chief Charles Orth 620-285-8545 Prairie Vista Housing Charles Spina 620-285-8519 Sanitation Department Rick Reason 620-285-8555 Street Superintendent Allen Taylor 620-285-8560
Recreation Commission 620-285-6002
Treasurer Joseph Simmons 620-285-8500
Chamber of Commerce 502 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6916 email@example.com www.larnedks.org
Wastewater Treatment Superintendent John Drews 620-285-8513
Pawnee County Economic Development 502 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6916
Water Utility Superintendent David Sallee 620-285-8585
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Larned Area Chamber of Commerce 502 Broadway, Larned, 620-285-6916 WHY JOIN? In 1958, the Larned Area Chamber of Commerce was organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, and civic interests of the City of Larned and vicinity, including Rozel, Burdett, and Garfield. In its years of existence as an advocate for the area businesses, the Chamber has seen and encouraged the community’s development. The Chamber is working creatively to find innovative ways to improve the business atmosphere in Larned and the surrounding areas. By joining the Chamber, you are becoming a partner in the Chamber’s efforts to develop a thriving and dynamic future for the community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kathy Weaver, President Dr. Lindsey VanSickle, Vice-President Laura Smith, Secretary Becky Martin, Treasurer Bethann Black Bridget Castro Will Tice Tama Hanson Matt Koch MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Business...........................$175.00 Additional .........................$85.00 Non-Profit.........................$80.00 Individual .........................$50.00
OUR MISSION STATEMENT The Larned Area Chamber of Commerce creates an interactive partnership to assist in the growth of existing businesses and encourage the development of new businesses in both Larned and Pawnee County. The Larned Area Chamber of Commerce serves as an information resource center for both businesses and the community. The Larned Area Chamber of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Pawnee County, making it a better place to live, work and play.
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Pawnee County Economic Development Commission 502 Broadway, Larned, 620-285-6916 The A-Priority mission of the Pawnee County Economic Development Commission, each part as a constant priority to receive equal attention, is: • The retention, expansion and prosperity of agricultural production and agri-business. • The retention, expansion and prosperity of the State Complex. • The retention, expansion and prosperity of businesses and institutions existing in the county. • The creation of new commerce and jobs. • We are here to provide assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs, including relocation to or within Pawnee County, workforce recruitment, business development and expansion, and financial resources. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ty Racette, President Jamie Holopirek, Treasurer Ben Ramsey, Secretary Charles “Buddy” Tabler Pam Taylor Brock Miller
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City Council Council members meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the City Building, 110 Main Street, Rozel. There are five council members. Messages for council members can be left at the city office at 620-527-4399. Council Members Mayor Nancy Wilson 620-527-4462 620-285-5567 (c) Ritch Foos 620-527-4217 Brad Colglazier 620-527-4597 Terry Ryan 620-357-5137 Erin Josefiak 620-527-4404 Pamela Taylor 620-527-4493
City Departments City Attorney Mark Frame 620-259-2381 City Clerk Misty Abbott 620-527-4399 City Superintendent Glen McFann 620-527-4399 620-923-5220 (c) Fire Chief Doug Colglazier 620-527-4399 Asst. Fire Chief Trevis Galliart 620-527-4399 UTILITIES Electric Midwest Energy 800-222-3121 Phone Service Golden Belt Telephone Association Rush Center 785-372-4236
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ocated 17 miles west of Larned, is home to the 154 residents of Rozel, KS. It was incorporated Nov. 29, 1929, and has a mayor-council form of city government with water and gas systems municipally owned. It is situated on the Jetmore branch of the Santa Fe Railroad, formerly the Chicago, Kansas and Western R.R. The original townsite was deeded to the Arkansas Valley Town and Land Company by the railroad on July 19, 1886. The name Rozel was selected in honor of a daughter of one of the founders of the Land Company, whose name was Rozella. A Methodist church was built in 1905; replaced by a new building in January 1965, and dedicated April 23, 1972. The Baptist church was built in 1916. The first post office was in 1870 and known as Keysville. In 1880 the name was changed to Ben Wade to honor a Civil War lawyer. Rozel has survived two disastrous fires, a tornado and numerous floods. Nearly all the business district was destroyed by fire on Sept. 24, 1929. On May 20, 1949, a tornado and hailstorm severely damaged or destroyed nearly every building in town. The town rebuilt to the community that stands today. A grant has been received for redoing the water system for the city of Rozel. Plans are to drill a new water well and put in new piping to combine Well No. 2 and build a new water treatment facility. The majority of the grant was received from USDA Rural Development. The city of Rozel received a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. The grant was used to remodel an existing building that is used for the Rozel Community Center at 105 Main. Another change in store for Rozel includes revamping the fire department.
Cable Golden Belt Telephone Association Rush Center 785-372-4236 Water, Gas & Sewer City Office 620-527-4399 Post Office 108 Main 620-527-4229 Recycling A Pride Committee organizes recycling efforts. A trailer is shared between Rozel and Burdett. When it’s in Rozel, it’s located on Main Street. When it’s in Burdett it’s located on Elm Street. Rozel at a glance: Area Code — 620 Population — 153 (2016) Est. Median household Income — $42,012 (2016) Zip Code – 67574
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