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Pawnee County History ......................................................6-7 Administrative Numbers........................................................ 9 It’s The Law ........................................................................ 10 Department of Corrections .................................................. 11 Townships Map................................................................... 12 Township Officials ............................................................... 13 State Government ............................................................... 14 Decision Makers ................................................................. 15 National Offices .................................................................. 15 Helpful Numbers ................................................................. 16 Post Offices ........................................................................ 16 Clubs & Organizations......................................................... 17 Hotline Numbers ................................................................. 18 Support/In Need.............................................................19-20 Pawnee County Humane Society ......................................... 21 Recycling ............................................................................ 22 Churches ............................................................................ 23 Pawnee County Events........................................................ 24 Memorial Rose Garden........................................................ 25 Santa Fe Trail Center Museum .......................................26-27 Points of Interest in Pawnee County ...............................28-29 Points of Interest in Barton County .................................30-32 Hunting ............................................................................... 33 Pawnee County Fair .......................................................34-35 Larned Country Club ........................................................... 36 Wetlands Waterpark ............................................................ 37 SRCA Drag Racing .............................................................. 38 Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo ................................................ 40 Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau ............................ 41 Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo .......................................... 42 Shafer Art Gallery - (Barton Community College) ................. 43 Quilts of Valor ..................................................................... 44 Dining ............................................................................45-47 Education ......................................................................48-51 All Schools Reunion ............................................................ 52 Santa Fe Trail Days ............................................................. 53 Recreation .....................................................................54-55 Health ............................................................................56-66 Health & Immunizations ...................................................... 62 Senior Citizens ...............................................................68-69 Agriculture .....................................................................70-71 Burdett ............................................................................... 78 Garfield ............................................................................... 79 Larned ...........................................................................80-81 Larned Chamber of Commerce ........................................... 82 Larned Chamber Banquet ................................................... 83 Larned Chamber Membership Listing.............................84-85 Rozel .................................................................................. 88 Area Events ........................................................................ 85 Great Bend ....................................................................85-89 Lodging and RV Parking ...................................................... 90 Media ................................................................................. 92 Pratt ................................................................................... 93 Service Directory ................................................................ 94

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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 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.”


PAWNEE COUNTY HISTORY 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. 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

h d iit as the h county seat.” IIt also l cut strengthened 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 ding, di ding Eagle Optic Building, the Masonic Building, the Campbell House (1886) and the Patterson House (circa 1876). The Larned Presbyterian Church wass organized on July 15, 1873. The first county fair was held in 1876. Currently itt is a 4-H fair. The first school district wass 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

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ADMINISTRATIVE NUMBERS 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 620-910-7758 Phillip Hammeke, 2nd District 620-910-7757 Bob Rein, Jr., 3rd District 620-910-7756 Directory of Departments www.pawneecountykansas.com

Road & Bridge and Noxious Weed Kurt Demel County Highway Administrator 615 East 10th, Larned 620-285-6141; Fax: 620-285-2910 County Shop: 11th and Trail Noxious Weed: 10th and Trail pawneecountyhighway@yahoo.com County Health Administrator Robin Rziha 620-285-6963, 800-211-4401 Fax: 620-285-3246 robin.rziha@pawneecounty.ks.org

Emergency Management/Zoning Director Mark Wagner 620-285-8966; Fax: 620-285-8910 mwagner@pcem.kscoxmail.com Solid Waste Supervisor Rod Wheaton 1044 K Rd 620-285-2016 pncoswd@yahoo.com

Pawnee County Attorney Douglas W. McNett 620-285-2139; Fax: 620-285-6293 Pawnee County Clerk Ruth M. Searight 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3721; Fax: 620-285-2559 pn_county_clerk@wan.kdor.state.ks.us Pawnee County Register of Deeds Dolores Wren 620-285-3276; Fax: 620-285-2908 dwrod@pawnee.kscoxmail.com Pawnee County Treasurer Tami Keenan 620-285-3746; Fax: 620-285-6704 tami.keenan@pawneecountyks.org Clerk of District Court Kay Schartz 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6937; Fax: 620-285-3665 pndistct@pawnee.kscoxmail.com

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Sheriff Scott King Undersheriff Derek Slack Pawnee County Jail 116 W. Eighth, Larned 620-285-2211 Fax: 620-285-7073

Police Chief Charles arl rles sO Orth rtth 419 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8545 Fax: 620-285-8547 547 54 7

ERS RS CRIME STOPPERS Larn La ned 419 Broadway, Larned PAWNEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 620-285-3277 Pawnee County Court Services CES ES COURT SERVICES 715 Broadway St., Larned pal Cour rt rt Larned Municipal Court 24th Judicial District 417 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3100 620-285-8500 rsdays 1st and 3rd Thursdays Pawnee County Attorney cher Cowell Judge Julie Fletcher Douglas McNett 620-285-2139 ERVICES PROBATION SERVICES Fax: 620-285-6293 re, Ness City y 202 W. Sycamore, tenen Director Gail Antenen Pawnee County District Court 785-798-3695 District Judge Bruce Gatterman ite 4, Larned 606 Topeka, Suite 715 Broadway St., Larned Shana O’Neil 620-285-2247 620-285-3100 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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2017 has been a year of changes at state facility’s campus west of Larned Changes expected to help state’s recidivism rate

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he Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility is currently undergoing conversion to become the Larned MediumSecurity Prison, a project to be completed later in 2017. In the spring of 2017, it was determined that Larned could no longer accommodate the number of mental health inmates it had been receiving, which prompted the conversion. It is part of a larger Kansas Department of Corrections reorganization project that also included the closing of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility on the same campus in March. The juvenile facility was closed because the number of young persons requiring incarceration has dropped significantly throughout the state.

In an effort to stem the recidivism rate in Kansas, the new medium security facility in Larned will accept inmates between the ages of 18 and 25, who have less than three years left on their sentences to serve. KDOC estimates that 300 inmates could be housed there. The prison will partner with Barton Community College in neighboring Barton County to provide educational and vocational training to these inmates, in order to provide them an opportunity to get their high school diplomas and job skills they can use upon release. Already, it has been working with the KDOC, with plans to expand the program. The Larned State Hospital, a mental health facility where the state’s sexual predator treatment program is housed, anticipates no

changes this year. It is the largest psychiatric facility in the state and serves two-thirds of the state. It is operated by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, and has a capacity of 525 beds. Nearly 1,000 employees address the routine medical needs of patients, and access outside medical personnel as needed.

The hospital is also home to the unlikely but popular Sunflower Grill, where lunch specials are available every day, and pre-orders are said to sell out early. It’s open to the public, and located on the south end of the hospital. Look for the blue and gold sign that reads “Route 264Sunflower Grill.”

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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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ASH VALLEY

LINCOLN

PLEASANT VALLEY

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

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—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

BROWNS GROVE

LOGAN

RIVER

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—Jerrod Smith, 620-804-1707 357 K Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Shawn Crane, 620-793-0891 610 K Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Alan Crane, 620-285-3323 1191 30th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

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

MORTON

SANTA FE

CONKLING Trustee—Marc Pieschl, 785-372-4463 2316 210 Ave, Rush Center, KS 67575 Treasurer—Joe Colglazier, 620-527-4223; 620-527-4355 2532 U Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—Richard Karst, 785-372-4415 2084 Y Rd, Rush Center, KS 67575

Trustee—Justin Vanmeter, 620-527-4504 1513 US 183 Hwy, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Randy Parker, 620-285-2345 1703 190th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Stanley D. Crawford, 620-285-6266 1809 200th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

GARFIELD

ORANGE

Trustee—Eldon Meckfessel, 620-569-2317; 620-569-2452 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— Bill Lange, Jr., 620-569-2368 1670 D Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Treasurer—Robert Cline, 620-569-2459 1674 D Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Clerk—Thomas Prescott, 620-804-3435 1594 B Rd, Garfield, KS 67529

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Trustee—Jerry Knauf, 620-527-4265 204 Smith St, Rozel, KS 67574 Treasurer—Robert Hammeke, 620-525-6675 2968 O Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—David Schartz, 620-527-1023 1482 290th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574

Trustee—Allan Smith, 620-285-3087 1666 150th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Roy Pleasant, 620-285-3632 1529 140th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Chad Erway, 620-285-0086 1457 160th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

Trustee—Edgar Schadel, 620-525-6794; 620-525-6617 2446 380th Ave, 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

KEYSVILLE

PLEASANT GROVE

VALLEY CENTER

Trustee—Sharla Woods, 620-285-1278 1041 K19 Hwy S, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Tim Schaller, 620-285-6855 1042 K-19 Hwy. S, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Jane Zook, 620-285-3362 1227 I Rd, Larned, KS 67550

Trustee—Dan Aves, 620-348-4025 241 40th Ave, Macksville, KS 67557 Treasurer—Gary Seibert, 620-348-2081 651 20th Ave, Macksville, KS 67557 Clerk—Teddy Gingrich, 620-348-4753 270 20th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

PLEASANT RIDGE

WALNUT

Trustee—Alan Converse, 620-569-2296 2216 J Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Treasurer—Doug Wagner, 620-804-2600 1060 210th Ave, Garfield, KS 67529 Clerk—Steve Hall, 620-569-2499 933 220th Ave, Garfield, KS 67529

Trustee—Jason Skelton, 620-285-3854 1276 U Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Kevin E. Fox, 620-285-2301 1206 U Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Leonard Grant, 620-285-2573 1949 110th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

Trustee—John Woelk, 620-527-4424 1146 270th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574 Treasurer—Bill Price, 620-527-4443 817 270th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—Ray Colglazier, 620-527-4236 2638 I Rd, Rozel, KS 67574

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

LARNED Trustee—Jerald Hadley, 620-285-5560 1254 O Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Debora Fox-Johnson, 620-285-7449 1354 100th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Ken Fenwick, 620-285-7229 833 O Rd, Larned, KS 67550


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STATE GOVERNMENT

STATE OFFICES: 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) governor@ks.gov

Secretary of State Kris Kobach Memorial Hall, 1st Floor 120 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Phone: 785-296-4564 sos@sos.ks.gov

STATE REPRESENTATIVES: MARY JO TAYLOR, REPUBLICAN, SENATE DISTRICT 33 Capitol Room: 441-E Seat: 18 Phone: 785-296-7667 Email: MaryJo.Taylor@senate.ks.gov Home: 114 N. Union, Stafford, KS 67578 Phone: 620-234-5834 Email: taylor4senate82@gmail.com First Term: 2017 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 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 lt.gov@ks.gov State Treasurer Jake LaTurner 900 SW Jackson, Ste. 201 Topeka, KS 66612-1235 Phone: 785-296-3171 jake@treasurer.ks.gov

Capitol Room: 166-W Seat: 106 Phone: 785-296-7682 Email: greg.lewis@house.ks.gov Home: 910 NE 30th Ave., St. John, KS 67576 Phone: 620-458-3541 Email: lewisgreg113@gmail.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.

LEONARD MASTRONI, REPUBLICAN, HOUSE DISTRICT 117

Attorney General Derek Schmidt 120 SW 10th, 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1597 Phone: 785-296-2215 Fax: 785-296-6296 general@ksag.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) commissioner@ksinsurance.org

Capitol Room: 167-W Seat: 46 Phone: 785-296-7396 Email: Leonard.Mastroni@house.ks.gov Home: 102 Fairway Dr., LaCrosse, KS 67548 Phone: 785-222-3260 Email: lenmastroni@gmail.com First Term: 2017 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, Brown’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.


NATIONAL OFFICES 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, 620-910-7758 Phillip Hammeke, 2nd District, 620-910-7757 Bob Rein, Jr., 3rd District, 620-910-7756 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 Councilwoman JoAnn Lewis, 620-525-6574 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 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, williamnusser@gmail.com 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, Jason Murray, 620-804-1345 Fourth Ward, Kim Barnes, 620-285-3541 Fourth Ward, Sharon McGinness, 620-285-6382

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NATIONAL OFFICES President Donald J. Trump, Republican The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 White House Comments: Phone: 202-456-1414; 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 Assignments: Standing Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Select Committee on Ethics; Standing Committee on Finance; Standing Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Standing Committee on Rules and Administration U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Republican Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 521 Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-6521 Fax: 202-228-6966 www.moran.senate.gov Committee Assignments: Appropriations Committee; Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; Environment and Public Works Committee; Veterans’ Affairs Committee; Indian Affairs Committee U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, Republican, 1st District 126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: 202-225-2715; Fax: 202-225-5124 www.marshall.house.gov Committee Assignments: Agriculture; Science, Space and Technology; Small Business U.S. Rep. Ron Estes, Republican, 4th District 2452 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-6216 Fax: 202-225-3489 www.estes.house.gov Committee Membership: Education and the Workforce; Small Business


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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 – 888-482-4950 Black Hills Energy, Burdett – 800-694-8989 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 – 620-569-2544 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 – 620-569-2544 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

Your pet is at the pound. Burdett – City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 Garfield – Mayor – 620-569-2544 Rozel – City Office – 620-527-4399 Larned Police – 620-285-8545

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 Pawnee County Health Dept. – 620-285-6963 Larned City Office – 620-285-8500

You want to escape domestic violence. Family Crisis Center 620-792-1885

You want to talk to the mayor. Burdett – Leon Jennings – 620-804-0683 Garfield – Kevin Greathouse – 620-569-2544 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 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

Your water main breaks. Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399 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 – 620-569-2385 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 – 620-285-8966 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 have a question about water quality. 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. Catholic Social Service – 620-792-1393 Emberhope – 800-593-1950

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.

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CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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

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 Brandon Enabnit 620-617-4314

Pawnee Co. Farmers Union Tom Giessel, 620-285-2517 P.E.O. Nancy Adams, 620-285-2053

Garden Club Larned dG a de ar den nC Cl lub b Merlene Baird, 620-285-6070 Meets 4th Friday, 2:00 p.m. at Chamber of Commerce meeting room 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 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 502 Broadway, 620-285-3410 Larned Quilting Bees Diann Morell, 620-285-9385 Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday 7:00 p.m. at Larned Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall 8th and Morris

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, 620-285-1262 DAR Donna Campbell, 620-285-6997 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 Knights of Columbus Norman Dreiling, 620-285-2035 1216 M Road, Larned Meets 1st Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.

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Fort Larned Lions Club Steven Lewis, 620-285-1609 ftlarnedlions@gmail.com Meets 1st and 3rd Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 923 Carroll, Larned

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Walter S. Chears American Legion Post 106 American Legion Community Building 115 E. 7th St., Larned 620-285-6146 Commander Charlie Perez 620-804-2499

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Laureate Beta Nu Terri Barton, 620-285-6283 Meets in member’s homes, call for location. Meets 2nd Tuesday during the school year Noon Lions Club Troy Langdon larnednoonlionsclub@gmail.com Meets Wednesday at noon at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

Prairie Arts Unlimited 606 Topeka, Larned Patricia Hassman, 620-285-7223 Rotary Club Merlene Baird, 620-285-6070 Meets 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. at Sweets ‘n Eats 422 Broadway, Larned Women’s Golf Association 620-285-3935

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 every other month Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station 209 Elm, Burdett Mark Johnson, 620-285-5243 Meets 3rd Monday Shiley Club Paula Catlin, 620-525-6743 Meets 2nd Tuesday at Senior Center, 203 Elm St., Burdett

ROZEL 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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HOTLINE NUMBERS

Child/Adult Abuse Reporting 800-922-5330 CrimeStoppers 620-285-3277 Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault 888-363-2287, 888-END-Abuse Family Crisis Center 620-792-1885, 866-792-1885 Fraud Abuse Hotline 800-432-3913 Kansas Department for Children and Families 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5324 www.dcf.ks.gov Kansas Children’s Service League Parent Helpline Box 517, Wichita 316-942-4261, 800-332-6378 www.kcsl.org Kansas Legal Services, Inc. 800-723-6953 www.kansaslegalservices.org Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program 800-333-4636 Medicaid (Customer Assistance) 800-766-9012 Nursing Home Complaints Kansas Department of Health & Environment 800-842-0078 Poison Control 800-222-1222 Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas 800-860-5260 Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services www.kdads.ks.gov Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Tobacco Cessation 800-QUIT-NOW, 800-784-8669 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. 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 United Way of Central Kansas 1125 Williams, Great Bend Gaila Demel, 620-792-2403

CHILDREN IN NEED Social and Rehabilitation Services Larned State Hospital 620-285-4630 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Family Crisis Center Inc. Great Bend 620-792-1885

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., Friday at 8:00 p.m. AMERICAN RED CROSS Reno County Chapter 111 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, KS, 67501 1-800-REDCROSS www.redcross.org

ECONOMIC & EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT Social and Rehabilitation Services Larned State Hospital, Larned 620-285-4630 Temporary assistance for families (cash assistance), food assistance, medical assistance, child care assistance and general assistance. EMERGENCY AID First Christian Church 620-285-2964

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First United Methodist Church 620-285-3183 Pawnee County Ministerial Alliance Provides emergency aid. Most pastors in Pawnee County are contacts. Helping Hands Ministries Provides emergency assistance to local persons; Salvation Army vouchers also available to assist with clothing, rent, utilities, glasses, prescriptions, school supplies, etc. Transient assistance for gasoline, lodging, and food. Disaster assistance is also available. 501 Main St., Larned 620-264-0020 Sharon McGinness, Director Open Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. larnedhh@att.net


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SUPPORT IN NEED

FOOD SERVICES Friendship Meals 113 W. 4th, Larned 620-285-3504

HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE CARE Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice 3520 Lakin #102, Great Bend 620-792-8171

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.

Angels Care Home Health (Serving Pawnee County Area) 785-621-4200

JUVENILE JUSTICE AUTHORITY 606 Topeka, Larned 620-285-2487, Fax: 620-285-6721 1301 K264 Hwy., 620-285-0300

MENTAL ILLNESS The Center for Counseling Consultation 5815 Broadway, Great Bend 620-792-2544 www.thecentergb.org A Full Service, Licensed, Community Mental Health Center

SEXUAL ASSAULT Family Crisis Center Inc. Great Bend 620-792-1885 IN HOME SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS 888-END-ABUSE ElderCare, Inc. (888-363-2287) 1819 11th St., Great Bend 620-792-5942 Kindred Hospice 620-664-5757

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he Pawnee County Humane Society saw a transition of leadership in the summer of 2017, with long-time director Reeva Preeo welcoming volunteer and board member Andrea Buhler as the new director. Preeo will continue to serve on the PCHS Board. Since taking the position Aug. 1, Buhler said, things have been a little hectic, but it’s a good kind of hectic. After all, the no-kill shelter typically houses up to 25 dogs and 35 cats on any given day. Volunteers and staff care for the animals, and also reach out to the community to provide vital information to help curb the number of animals that are in need of their services. For years now, PCHS has been a leader in the Feral Cat Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program that is helping to decrease the number of unwanted kittens born each year. Feral cats are trapped by volunteers, sterilized, earmarked and then released. Feral cats are neither tame nor are they house pets. TNR interrupts the breeding cycle in a community. Typically, communities begin to notice a difference within months of a program beginning. It has been happening in the Larned area for a few years now, and the results are positive, Buhler said.

Cats reproduce at astounding rates. One male and one female cat and their offspring can theoretically produce 420,000 kittens in six years. A female cat can have from 1-8 kittens per litter, and 2-3 litters per year. So, every male that is neutered greatly decreases the potential number of kittens that could be born in their range. As for dogs, they are spayed or neutered and micro-chipped before they are adopted. In addition, pet owners can have their pets microchipped for a $10 fee at the PCHS, regardless of whether they were adopted there or not. For the animal lover who wants a pet, adoption fees are: dogs, neutered /spayed, $100; cats, neutered/spayed, $10; and fees vary for 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. The PCHS continues to oversee the partnership between the Larned State Hospital Department of Corrections inmate training program. In August, four dogs were paired with inmates where they reside 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,” Buhler said. Other ways the PCHS reaches out to the community is by providing pet therapy for the elderly at Larned area nursing homes with shelter animals with an agreeable disposition and organizing the end-of-summer annual dog swim at the pool. This fun day is a popular fundraiser for the pool, when owners and their dogs can enjoy the pool before it is drained and cleaned. Each year, PCHS accepts pictures for the annual calendar contest. One picture will be chosen for the cover shot, while 12 others will be selected as “Pet of the Month.” Votes are then accepted, and the

winners are featured in the calendar. In addition, patrons can show support for PCHS by buying T-shirts, sweatshirts or hoodies, all emblazoned with PCHS. Don’t forget the “Pawsitively Tasty” cookbook, which has 350 recipes submitted by Pawnee County residents and brightened by the illustrations of Mary Alice Skelton. Organized fundraisers are great, but the PCHS also welcomes the efforts of individuals like Royce Froetschner. Royce recently turned four years old and asked everyone coming to her birthday party to bring presents for the animals at the shelter, not for her. After the party, she and her parents brought the gifts to the shelter and visited with the animals. She got the idea from her older sister, Finley, who did the same for her fifth birthday. 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.

The Pawnee County Humane Society 1406 M5 Road, Larned 620-285-8510 Emergency: 620-282-2554 Hours: Monday - Friday Noon - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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PAWNEE COUNTY RECYCLING

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE BURDETTROZEL 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. LARNED RECYCLING 831 E. 14th, 620-285-8555 larnedrecycling@cityoflarned.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 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 620-285-2016 HOUSEHOLD WASTE: TRANSFER STATION A. Trash should be bagged B. Furniture, TV’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: NO TRASH A. Tree limbs

GENERAL INFORMATION The following items can be recycled: Newspapers, magazines, telephone books Paper—NO junk mail unless it’s shredded and bagged Bagged shredded paper Books—hardback, paperback, manuals, calendars Glass bottles, jars—DO NOT leave glass outside after hours Tin cans, aluminum cans Paperboard—cereal, kleenex, soda pop cartons (etc.)

WHITE GOODS: APPLIANCES NO TRASH 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 • Plastic milk jugs • Plastic pop bottles • Plastic detergent bottles

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION PIT: NO TRASH A. Concrete, composition shingles, house demolition debris, plaster, lath and sheetrock (Ask attendant)

COMPOST: NO TRASH A. Yard waste grass & leaves, do not bag

USED OIL: A. No anti-freeze or other liquids

ITEMS NOT RECYCLED Plastic—hangers, baskets, bowls, lids, bags, buckets Glass—light bulbs, ceramic, window glass, candle glass dishes, bowls, drinking glasses Paper—kleenex, gift wrap, packaging NO Styrofoam accepted Electronics—TVs, microwaves, computer equipment Household Hazardous Waste

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CHURCHES

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

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 716 Broadway, 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.

Life Center Shabbat Fellowship 112 E. 6th St., Larned 620-804-1776 Saturday Fellowship: 11:00 a.m.

EPISCOPAL Sts. Mary & Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church 803 Main St., Larned 620-285-6503 Rev. Mark Cowell Sunday worship: 10:00 a.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. 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.

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.

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.

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CHURCH OF CHRIST Larned Church of Christ 1515 Carroll Ave., Larned 620-285-6143

LUTHERAN – ELCA Garfield Lutheran Church 203 Sherman, Garfield Sunday worship: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school: 10:15 a.m.

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

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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

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.

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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 United Methodist 103 Lowery Street, Rozel 620-527-4375 Pastor Bradley McCoy Sunday worship: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship and Sunday school follows worship

The Lord’s Remnant 521 Corse Ave., Larned 620-285-3724 Saturday worship: 10:30 a.m.

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UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 701 Main, Larned 620-285-3183 larnedumc.org Pastor Bethann Black Sunday worship: 10:15 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.

Trinity Lutheran Church Worship & Education Schedule

Saturday Worship - 6:00 p.m. Sunday Worship - 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Education Hour - 9:15 a.m. LOGOS Midweek Education, Wednesdays during school year, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. TLC Discoveries After-School Program: 620-793-8816 Little Blessings Preschool: 620-793-8295 Rev. Barbara Ann Jones Rev. Jon L. Brudvig

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SEPTEMBER 2-4 .....................Fort Larned Labor Day Weekend Living History Event 22.......................Fort Larned Naturalization Ceremony

MAY 2018 25.......................Larned Chamber Banquet 26.......................Santa Fe Trail Day Event 26-28 .................Fort Larned Memorial Day Weekend Event

OCTOBER 1.........................Chamber Last Chance Golf Tournament 14.......................Fort Larned Candlelight Tour (by reservation only) 14 & 15 ..............Santa Fe Trail Center Tired Iron Show

JUNE 2018 16.......................Juneteenth Celebration

NOVEMBER 10.......................Santa Fe Trail Center Traveling Exhibit 11.......................Larned Veterans Day Parade 13.......................Santa Fe Trail Center Annual Meeting DECEMBER 2.........................Burdett Christmas Celebration 2.........................Fort Larned Christmas Open House 2.........................Larned Kiddie Movie 2.........................Larned Annual Christmas Celebration & Christmas Parade (Back-up date Dec. 9) 3.........................Rozel Christmas Celebration 9.........................Larned Civic Pride Kiddie Shopping Day 9.........................Fort Larned Christmas Past Celebration JANUARY 2018 28.......................Fort Larned Kansas Day Celebration 28.......................Santa Fe Trail Center Kansas Day Celebration FEBRUARY 2018 9-11 ...................48th Annual Chamber Antiques & Collectible Show

JULY 2018 4.........................Old Fashioned 4th of July at Fort Larned 4.........................Santa Fe Run Walk TBA ....................Pawnee County Fair SEPTEMBER 2018 20-22 .................Santa Fe Trail Center Rendezvous


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“I love you in the morning sun when you’re all awash in dew. “I love you in the evening dusk, and when the day is through. And when your petals begin to fall. “My thoughts of you will be memories to recall.” Mary Alice Skelton

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rtist Mary Alice Skelton was pleased to paint a pretty picture in the Alice Schnack Memorial Rose Garden in Larned. Skelton painted various roses on signs to complete the improvement of the Memorial Rose Garden at Schnack-Lowrey Park, 1st and Carroll Street. The official unveiling coincided with Skelton’s birthday. “This is something I really enjoy doing,” said Skelton, whose nickname is Grandma Roses. “I was glad to help,” The Memorial Rose Garden was established in 1960. The Schnack family owned the property that is named SchnackLowrey Park, which was donated to the city of Larned. “Mrs. Alice Schnack started a rose garden that anyone who planted a rose would be planted as a living memory of a family member,” said Merlene Baird, Larned Garden Club member and a past president. “It was an interesting project that started with a few roses.” A grant from the Golden Belt Community Foundation using Glenn and Elaine Mull Family funds helped the Garden Club improve the Memorial plaques in 2015. “We received more than $20,000 in donations and every gift was appreciated,” said Judy

Jennings, Memorial Rose Garden committee member. Funds received from the 2015 Garden Walk made the Memorial Rose Garden handicap accessible, restored original names to a new memory wall and added fencing and an expanded viewing area. A new memory wall was constructed and new names were engraved to replace the older signs. One section pays tribute to anyone who donated to the project. Tim Schaller designed the architectural specifications for the project. He helped find a stone mason who worked on the new memory wall. Larned’s street superintendent Alan Taylor and his crew removed the old concrete and set the forms for the new sidewalks and courtyard. The crew removed the brick wall and restored the original bronze plaque. “Their countless hours of labor are greatly appreciate,” Jennings said. The restoration of the hanging shields started with the removal of names. The shields were sandblasted and powder coated before they were engraved with new plaques. Fred Jennings, Susan Fox, Scott Fox and Sherrill Sallee assisted with transporting heavy shields for Mary Alice Skelton.

Phil Perez applied a clear coat to the shields, which were transported to Marty and Zach Hampton’s paint room. The stone mason built the new memory wall and the original bronze and new plaques and frames were attached. Marble benches were added to enhance the viewing experience.

Roger Johnson performs weeding, trimming and maintenance work. “Now, we have a lovely place to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages,” Jennings said. “Our faithful gardener, Roger Johnson, cares for the roses. The city’s surveillance cameras will keep it safe.”


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he Santa Fe Trail Museum continues to be a positive work in progress. Hoisington mural artist Christina Lamoureaux led a summer work crew on a 27-foot mural that represents the long trail ruts, grasses and endless blue skies seen by the prairie merchants trading between Kansas City and Santa Fe, N.M., as they traveled 150 years ago. On one summer day, volunteers filled out clouds in the sky with a grid lightly traced in chalk over the previous day’s painting. “The mural will enrich the geographic history by enveloping visitors in the atmosphere of trail travel,” said Becca Hiller, Santa Fe Trail museum director. Working on the project has increased Lamoureux’s understanding of the prairie. Jackrabbits and rattlesnakes are blended into the design. The 27foot mural will transport visitors from the Santa Fe Trail Museum lobby into the main exhibit space.


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“My untrained eyes have not always seen the nuances of the prairies,” she said. “The more times I visit and investigate the prairie, the more I see and feel connected to it.” Lamoureux consulted historical documents and books during the design process, including “Tracing the Santa Fe Trail,” by Ronald J. Dulle, who offered this description: “Precious ruts are so real that one can hear the shouts of the teamsters and feel the excitement and energy of a four-wagon-wide, quarter mile-long train lurching forward, powered by sweating teams of oxen and mules.” Lamoureaux met with Bev Howell, Santa Fe Trail Center board member, during the summer. Together, they conceptualized the design. In order to complete the project in a month, a team of volunteers — Linda Wyman, Beverly “Rocky” Fenwick, and Bev Howell — agreed to work with Lamoureux. The mural is one part of a major redesign of the Santa Fe Trail Center’s exhibit space.

Soon, additional enhancements will include a newly redesigned entrance marked by half wagon wheels and saloon doors at the entrance to the space, topped with what looks like the back side of a covered wagon, Hiller said. At the end of the hallway, there is a diorama of life on the trail, and opposite the mural are interpretive displays that contain historical artifacts. “This is just a huge milestone to get this in here,” Hiller said. “We are very excited.” Hiller explained, over time museums have striven to become not just a warehouse of artifacts, but to provide interpretation and context to visitors of all ages. The redesign will provide an immersive experience that will leave visitors with a greater understanding about the historical importance of the Santa Fe Trail.

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PAWNEE COUNTY AREA ALL VETERANS MEMORIAL 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 includes Veteran Honor Rolls from the Indian Wars to the Modern Era. Memorial benches, stones and pavers. 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. 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. SCHNACK-LOWERY 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.

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“THE LAST ALARM”

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.

Memorial to fallen Larned firefighters According to Kansassampler.org, “‘The Last Alarm’ is one of the standout memorials dedicated to fallen Larned firefighters.” Larned Cemetery One mile west of Larned on K-156, then 1/2 mile south.


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THE SANTA FE TRAIL CENTER 2 miles west of Larned on K-156 620-285-2054 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open Tuesday - Saturday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s 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.

CENTRAL STATES SCOUT MUSEUM 215 W. 14th St., Larned on K-156. 620-804-0509 Open daily, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment In April, 2016, a fire destroyed the original museum and most of the exhibits and collections of boy and girl scouting memorabilia. However, some were saved, along with items stored off-site dating back to the 1920s. When word got out, people from all over graciously donated their personal collections, and work began on a new museum. That museum build was completed in Spring, 2017, and the new Central States Scout Museum officially reopened on July 1, 2017.

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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 https://www.nps.gov/safe/ index.htm for trail events, trail tours, geocaching, and information on the Wet and Dry Routes of the Santa Fe Trail.

THE LITTLE RED HOUSE 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. For more information, checkout https://www. santafetrailresearch.com/research/littlered-house.html.

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.

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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BRIT SPAUGH ZOO AND RAPTOR CENTER 2123 Main St., Great Bend 620-793-4226 Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Visitors pay no admission fee. The main part of the zoo features several new exhibits. Recent additions to the North American exhibits include four grizzly bears, one black bear, and an Arctic fox pair who in 2016 had kits. The renovation and reintroduction of bison to the zoo will be complete by the end of 2017. Stop by the newly installed community orchard behind the Butterfly House to check out modern orcharding. • This free zoo is good for about a 45-90 minute visit. BARTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & VILLAGE 85 U.S. 281, Great Bend 620-793-5125 • 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. B-29 BOMBER MEMORIAL PLAZA Great Bend Army Air Field Great Bend Municipal Airport entrance • Great Bend’s B-29 Memorial Plaza is open to visitors every day, to honor the men and women of the Great Bend Army Air Field. • No admission charge. Self-guided.

• Broadway parking lot of Great Bend Public Library, Great Bend. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings in the spring, summer and fall. • Jack Kilby Square, downtown, Great Bend. Thursday nights during Summer Street Stroll 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. May - September. FARMER’S MEMORIAL

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204 NE 60 Rd, Great Bend 620-793-3066 • The largest marsh in the interior of the United States, designated a “Wetland of International Importanceâ€?. • The Bottoms is one of the most important ecosystems in Kansas and one of the most important migration points for shorebirds in North America. • Hunting, primarily duck and goose, is a big draw for locals and those from other states.

East of Great Bend on Hwy. 56 • Roadside park located near one of the two original locations of the fort • Fort was established in 1864 to help protect mail service along the Santa Fe Trail

DOROTHY MOSES MORRISON CHAPEL 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend 620-792-9342 Barton Community College • 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.

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ELLINWOOD UNDERGROUND WORLD Northwest corner of Main & Santa Fe, Ellinwood, U.S. 56 at the stoplight. To make tour reservations call 620-564-2400 • Built in 1887 and listed on the Kansas State Historical Register • Tunnels originally connected the business district • Original flooring, wallpaper, and barber’s mirror • Tunnels under the Dick Building and the Historic Wolf Hotel • Tours are conducted only by advance reservation • Admission $6 adult per side or combined tunnel tour $10

K-96 Park at the corner of K-96 and 10th St., Great Bend • 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. GOLDEN BELT VETERANS’ MEMORIAL 59 NW 50 Rd., Great Bend • Honoring Barton County Veterans from all six branches of the military from the Civil War until today • Project paid for through donations, call 620-793-1800 for information • Two stones are in place with the names of 766 veterans. Names are being accepted for a third stone. GREAT BEND COMMUNITY THEATRE 1905 Lakin Ave., Great Bend 620-792-4228 • Renovated former movie theater • Live performances

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CLAFLIN MUSEUM 210 Main Street, Claflin 620-587-3707, 620-786-9307 or 620-793-0546 • Open all holidays and by appointment • Housed on the second floor of the old Claflin Grade School with over 1800 items and old photographs • Pertains mainly to the history of northern Barton County, including the towns of Claflin, Odin, Beaver, Hitchman, Dubuque and St. Peter & Paul Church

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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

“GUS” AND EVA SHAFER MEMORIAL ART GALLERY Barton Community College 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend shafergallery.org • Attached to the Fine Arts Building on BCC campus • Works by Kansas natives “Gus” Shafer and Charles B. Rogers • Featuring trending regional and national artists • Workshops and family activities • Free admission, open year round Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Tour groups welcome • Gallery is closed for most college observed holidays

JACK KILBY SQUARE Downtown Great Bend • The grounds that surround the Barton County Courthouse • Massive bronze sculpture created by local artist Chet Cale entitled “The Gift” • Splash pad • Home to the Clayton M. Morrison Memorial Bandshell and Thelma Faye Harms Stage • Holiday lights HOISINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 120 E. 2nd, Hoisington 620-653-4320 or 620-653-2827 • Open by appointment in cooperation with Chamber events. Call for appointment. HEARTLAND FARM 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 • Walking trails, labyrinth, pottery, fiberarts, 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

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5944 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-9301 dfeist@ksoilandgasmuseum.org • Displaying the history of the oil & gas industry, geography of Kansas, and much more • The Midwest Energy Education Center offers an interactive space for youth programming • The Biggs Conference Room is available for private party rentals • Summer hours open Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. April through September 30 • Weekend & evening visits, programs & tours available by appointment KANSAS WETLANDS EDUCATION CENTER 592 NE K-156, Great Bend 620-566-1456 or 877-243-9268 www.wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu • Branch of Fort Hays State University’s Werth College of Science Technology and Mathematics • 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

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SANTA FE TRAIL 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. 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 620-796-2242 • Twenty-four one-of-a-kind life-sized, international Santas personally made by Great Bend resident Loretta Miller OPEN NOVEMBER 25 - 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 Admission is $2 for exhibit.

CLAYTON M. MORRISON MEMORIAL BANDSHELL AND THELMA FAYE HARMS STAGE Lakin St. side of Jack Kilby Square between Main St. and Kansas St. • Home of the Great Bend City Band summer concert series.

PLANETARIUM Barton Community College 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend 620-792-9320 • Groups can enjoy full-dome movies and tours of the night skies year-round and the special “Season of Lightâ€? and “The Christmas Starâ€? show during the Christmas holidays. In addition to the regularly scheduled shows open to the public, groups like schools, scout troops, or civic organizations can call to arrange special showings for 5-60 people.

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 or City of Great Bend 620-793-4111 www.visitgreatbend.com www.greatbendks.net MUSEUM OF ELLINWOOD 104 N. Main, Ellinwood 620-564-2886 • Check Ellinwood Historical Society facebook for information

SRCA DRAGSTRIP 620-792-5079 www.srcadragstrip.com Expo Complex, Great Bend • Home of the first NHRA Nationals in 1955 • Total length of track is 3/4 mile

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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.

FISHING

Fishing is available in Larned at the City Pond and people must have a valid Kansas Fishing License. According to the KDWPT website there are no Pawnee County license vendors at this time. Licenses can be purchased online at www.ks.wildlifelicense.com The city of Larned annually stocks the fishing pond with a variety of fish species. Black Crappie Bluegill Carp Channel Catfish Largemouth Bass

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 walk-in hunting areas, can be found at www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/ news/KDWPT-Info/Locations/ Hunting-Fishing-Maps-byCounty/Fall-Hunting-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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he Pawnee County Fair is an important event for members 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 4-H members. 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, and 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 including 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 4H CLUBS Gem Dandys 4-H Club Community Leaders: Debra Kirby 620-285-2388 Audra Seeman 620-285-6781 Meets 1st Monday of each month at the J.A. Haas Exhibit Building, Larned Pawnee Peppers 4-H Club Community Leaders: Beth Smith 620-285-1788 Meets 2nd Sunday of each month at the J.A. Haas Exhibit Building, Larned Tiny Toilers 4-H Club Community Leaders: Joan Forrest 620-285-3365 Kristy Mull 620-804-0691 Krysten Watkins 620-804-1352 Meets 1st Monday of each month at Grace Lutheran Church - Larned Western Wranglers 4-H Club Community Leaders: Erin Josefiak 620-923-6302 Chelsea Steffen 620-910-7711 Meets 1st Sunday of each month at Methodist Church - Rozel Zook Zippers 4-H Club Community Leaders: Debbie Makings 620-285-3779 Jennifer McNett 620-285-2709 Meets 2nd Sunday of each month at Zook Community Building – Larned Joining a 4-H Club is easy! Pawnee County is always welcoming new members. While the 4-H year and enrollment begin on October 2, you can join a club during any time of the year. May 1 is our cutoff date for a 4-Her to be able to participate in the 4-H Classes at the Pawnee County and State Fair. They are welcome to exhibit in the Open Classes to gain experience for the next year. To enroll online go to https://ks.4honline.com Pawnee County 4-H Foundation annually awards college scholarships to graduating seniors. The Kansas Key Award recognizes 4-H members across Kansas for their continuous 4-H participation and leadership.

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The Annual 4-H Achievement Banquet celebrates the experiences and leerning of Pawnee County 4-Hers during the year. Pawnee County 4-H Fair Board Chad Hauck, President; Thomas Prescott, Vice President Kathy Hammeke, Secretary Kathy Couchman, Treasurer Chaz Beckwith, Mike Burdett, Adam Stubbs, Doug Harter, Tyson Steffen, Matt Koch, Bob Rein

K-State Research and Extension 715 Broadway, Room 6, 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: Jamie Kirby, Chair Angie Murray, Vice-Chair Sharon Toll, Secretary Doug Nord, Treasurer Cindy Grant, Rob Manry, Dale Seeman, Terry Rainbolt, Josh Taylor

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25th Annual Pawnee County Fair! July 25 - July 28, 2018 Located on the Fair Grounds North Toles Ave., Larned, Kansas www.pawneecountyfair.com


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aking proper care of Larned Country Club comes naturally for golf course superintendent Dan Collins. His love affair with the local course dates back more than 50 years ago when he golfed with former New York Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry. Collins first started working at Larned Country Club when he was a sophomore in high school. He’s achieving his goal of making small improvements every year. He’s spent the past eight summers serving as golf course superintendent. He first started work at the course as a high school sophomore. Collins’ grandson, Braeden Corman, has worked the past few years at the course. Corman will

play college golf at Sterling College and his high school teammate Colton Massey will play golf at Washburn University. Michael Reece, another past part-time employee, is serving an internship at Muirfield Village in Ohio after previously working at Hutchinson’s Prairie Dunes Country Club. Reece is a senior studying turf management at Kansas State University. “We’ve provided a great educational experience for those young men,� Collins said. “They’ve learned how to run equipment safely. They’ve gained knowledge about grass diseases and fungicides.� Larned Country Club has completed the installation of a “green nursery,� that grows plots of Bentgrass Pencross in case theyy are needed.

Typical maintenance m intenance ma features reseeding fairways with a variety of Bluegrass. “It’s great to develop your own green nursery because it’s expensive to buy it,� Collins said. “We’ll use it as a practice green. It’s great to have a green nursery if you have a disease issue.� The work crew that features Harold Dixon and Steve Webb has added two bunkers for practice near the driving range. They removed several large trees and reshaped the No. 7 tee box. They’ve also removed drought and weather-damaged trees. “Anytime you have severe drought, that’s an issue,� he said. “We’ve removed several large trees. The cedar trees grow large enough, they can get wind damage.� A future project is the installation of a pond liner for the course’s water hazard. Last year, the course’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. The nicest addition is the installation of bluegrass teeing grass

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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. Larned Country Club 681 E. 14th Street, Larned 620-285-3935

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grown in Colorado Springs, Colo. “It’s really nice grass at both ends of the driving range,� Collins said. A golf-ball retriever can pick up 1,000 golf balls in 45 minutes. “Multiple players can hit at the driving range,� Collins said. “We have five times more players working at the range. It’s also brought traffic onto the course. We see out-oftown visitors and travelers stopping by every day.� David Blackwell serves as Larned Country Club president. Larned Country Club operates the Pin High Bar & Grill, which serves customers in the clubhouse. The Pin High is generally open at 5:00 p.m. each day the course is open for business. Green fees are $20 during weekdays and $25 on the weekend.

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here are lots of ways to cool off at Great Bend’s Wetlands Waterpark, located at 2303 Main Street. So much more than a municipal swimming pool, the Wetlands is an aquatic adventure with seven slides, spray features, a climbing wall, “water wars� area for friendly water balloon battles, and the original bucket challenge: a 300-gallon tripping bucket that repeatedly refills and then drenches anyone brave enough to stand under it! Just as the city of Great Bend is located on the National Wings and Wetlands Scenic Byway, our Wetlands Waterpark is designed to capture some of the natural wonder that’s in our nature. See how many shorebirds you can spot in the decor. There is also a zerodepth entry area, a swimming pool with a divided shallow end separated by floating features, concession area and several shady spots.

The Wetlands Waterpark is a safe, clean, family oriented entertainment experience open seven days a week — weather permitting — from on Memorial Day weekend until mid-August. Hours are 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., with Family Swim Nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The greatbendwaterpark.com website tracks the daily forecast so you can check on whether the pool is open or closed. The Wetlands Waterpark can also be found 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. Bark at the Waterpark After the pool closes for the summer, there’s usually one last splash – for dog paddling, literally. On Dog Day at the Pool, the Wetlands is open to canine swimmers only. Admission to this event is used for improvements at Great Bend’s off-leash Bark Park, located in Veterans Memorial Park. Summer Jobs 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 over spring break. For more information, call Pool Manager Megan Hammeke at the GBRC, 620-793-3755, or email www.greatbendrec. net. 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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2017 Race Schedule SRCA Dragstrip Oct. 13 ..............................................................Test and Tune Oct. 14 .................................... NHRA Summit Points Race #9 NHRA King of the Track Oct. 27 .................................Test and Tune & Gamblers Race Oct. 28 .................................. NHRA Summit Points Race #10 Nov. 4 ..................................................SRCA Awards Banquet

Schedule subject to change Check back to www.srcadragstrip.com prior to event Since 1954, organized drag racing in Great Bend has brought auto and speed enthusiasts together at a former B-29 air strip west of the city. The Great Bend Army Air Field air strip, left over from World War II, was left to the city when the Army pulled out. For years, the local government pondered what to do with it, but thanks to the excitement and enthusiasm of the city’s youth, the air strip was given a new and exciting second life that also helped put Great Bend on the map when it hosted the first-ever National Hot Rod Association National Championship in 1955 which is now known as the U.S. Nationals held in Indianapolis, Ind. It also hosted the firstever American Hot Rod Association Championship in 1956. Then and now 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. They’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. It’s also been the go-to place for locals to open up their race cars and see just what kind of power their well-tuned engines possess. “Racing gets into your blood,� SRCA president Hank Denning said. “It becomes a family experience, with kids and adults coming out to cheer one another on.� There are hundreds of classes in drag racing, each with different requirements and restrictions on things such as weight, engine size, body style, modifications, and many others. Classes that run in Great Bend drag strip are Jr. Dragster (5-9 & 10-18), High School, Sportsman, Pro, Super Pro, Motorcycle ET and Street Legal.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS BARTON COUNTY

GREAT BEND 2017 October 3...................Four Corners Oktoberfest, Rosewood Furniture Gallery October 3...................Golden Belt Community Concert, “Inspiration of Broadway,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium October 7...................KWEC Hunter Appreciation Breakfast October 7...................The Great Amazing Race, UWCK October 7...................Rosewood Rodeo October 7...................GBRC Murder in Sin City October 13-14 ...........SRCA Races, SRCA Drag Strip October 15.................KWEC Craft Series: Soap Making October 21.................Healing Hearts Rodeo October 27-28 ...........SRCA Races, SRCA Drag Strip October 28.................Zoo Boo, Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo November 4 ...............Open Houses for Explore GB November 4 ...............SRCA Awards Banquet November 11 .............Caught Ya Exploring for Explore GB November 11 .............Panther Paw Craft Festival November 15 .............Jeans Day for United Way November 16 .............USD 428 Education Foundation Dinner November 18 .............Selfie Saturday for Explore GB November 23 .............Thanksgiving; Trail of Lights begins November 25 .............Home for the Holidays Festival & Parade, Cookie Contest, Hometown Rewards Promotion Starts December 1-24 .........Hometown Rewards Promotion December 2 ...............KWEC Holiday Open House December 2 ...............Light the Square Event December 10 .............Ghosts of Christmas Past, Barton County Historical Society December 10 .............KWEC Craft Series: Feather Jewelry December 11 .............Golden Belt Community Concert, “Silver Bells and Diamonds,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium December 18 .............Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count December 25 .............Christmas

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July 11-15 .................Barton County Fair July 21 ......................Summer Sidewalk Sale August 11 ..................Party in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park August 18 ..................United Way Kickoff September 7-9 ..........Pontiac Races September 21-23 ......Airfest and Hahn Brothers Supercross Shoot September 25 ............20th Annual Great Bend Tribune’s Women’s Expo October 27.................Zoo Boo November 3 ...............Open House for Explore GB November 10 .............Caught Ya Exploring for Explore GB November 17 .............Selfie Saturday for Explore GB November 24 .............Home for the Holidays Parade and Festival and Small Business Saturday For more events go to the following websites: City of Great Bend website: www.greatbendks.net Convention and Visitors Bureau website: www.visitgreatbend.com Great Bend Chamber of Commerce: www.greatbend.org

ALBERT 2017 March ........................Pancake Feed Fundraiser and Raffle

ELLINWOOD 2017 September 30 ............Ellinwood Hospital Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Tournament December 3 ...............Christkindlemarket

2018 July 19-21 .................45th Annual After Harvest Festival Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce: www.ellinwoodchamber.com

HOISINGTON 2017

2018 January 13 ................Icy Sidewalk Sale February ....................Chamber Banquet February 23 ...............Golden Belt Community Concert, “The Texas Tenors,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium March ........................Spring Expo April 4-6 ....................Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo April 7........................Golden Belt Community Concert, “David Osborne Trio,” Great Bend Municipal Auditorium April 14......................No Sales Tax in Stores April 29......................Great Migration Rally, KWEC May 4 ........................Art & Wine Walk May 5 ........................Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Jack Kilby Square June 1-3....................June Jaunt

November 6-21 .........Promotions Committee Business-Thanksgiving Giveway November 6December 21 .............Grocery Grab November 24 .............Annual Christmas Lighting & Santa Visit November 27December 12 .............Promotions Committee Business-Share the Joy Giveway

2018 June .........................Relay for Life August 31September 3 ..............122nd Hoisington Labor Day Celebration Hoisington Chamber of Commerce: www.hoisingtonkansas.com

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Bison return to Great Bend’s zoo Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Enter off north Main Street at 23rd and Main. Admission is free.

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reat Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo continues to amaze community members and guests as a fun and educational place the entire family can enjoy, and admission is free! The zoo features more than 50 different species of animals from around the world. The newest exhibit under construction this year will feature American bison, one of the most iconic mammals of the Great Plains. Thanks to gifts from the Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation, the new bison exhibit and an expanded exhibit for our zoo’s grizzly bears are both under construction in 2017. In 1953, Great Bend Park Supervisor Brit Spaugh started the zoo with two deer and a desire to delight young children. The zoo’s original mission of providing entertainment has expanded to include education and species conservation. Our zoo had a role in bringing trumpeter swans back from near extinction in the 20th century. More recently, photographer Joel Sartore included our arctic fox, Todd, in the National Geographic Society’s Photo Ark. Todd and his mate Vixie have delivered two litters of kits that are now in zoos across the nation.

One of the newest animals at the zoo is Zito, a Lar Gibbon. His species is also on the Species Survival Plan or SSP program developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Sara Hamlin was named zoo supervisor and animal curator in 2015. She oversees a professional staff with assistance from the Great Bend Parks Department. There are opportunities for internships, community volunteering and Eagle Scout Projects. The zoo is inspected annually by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Raptor Rehab

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.

Raptor Center

The Raptor Center is also the name of 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’s-eye view of the zoo, and a wing span chart to see where you measure up to various raptors.

Get involved

There are several ways to get more involved, either by sponsoring an animal or by serving as a volunteer. The zoo also needs volunteers to work in its community orchard. 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 BEND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU The Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau is located inside the front of the Great Bend Events Center at 3111 10th Street. The newly remodeled office space is the perfect location for the CVB because it is also designated as a Kansas Travel Information Center. Staff will provide excellent Great Bend information but also statewide information to promote tourism. Events Center updates: New front entrance and update on parking, new paint, new chairs, and new tables. The next steps will be new carpet and possible new airwalls to create more breakout room options to entice more conferences to come to town. The CVB is part of Community Coordinator/CVB Director Christina Hayes’ department. CVB staff includes Emily Goad, Visitor Coordinator and Irma Gonzales, Visitor Service Representative. The staff works hard to promote Great Bend in various ways. Some of the goals that have been completed include: Updating the look and feel of displays and Great Bend information. Getting hotels as much Great Bend information as possible so they can be mini CVBs for our community. Inviting past groups and conventions to come back to Great Bend. Providing a hospitality program for hotels, gas stations, businesses and doctors’ offices so they can let the front lines of Great Bend know what’s happening. The CVB has also worked to provide hotel guests with Community Rewards to encourage them to go out and Explore Great Bend, cross market and utilize resources together and have helped with local City events. Some of next year’s goals include: A new Great Bend Visitor Guide, taking over of the Events Center and Front Door bookings, provide Event planning information for Great Bend overall and effectively market and promote the Events Center as the premier location for Events and Conventions in Great Bend.

CVB Board Members Chairperson: Allene Owen, Vice Chair: Mark Mingenback Members: Lacey Schofield, Jan Westfall, Kelly Patel, Claudia Elson, KP Patel, Loren Unruh, and Christy Dominguez Non-voting members: Mayor Mike Allison, Howard Partington, Jan Peters, Diann Henderson, Curtis Wolf, Shawna Schafer Christina Hayes

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JOIN US AT THE 6TH ANNUAL GREAT BEND FARM & RANCH EXPO APRIL 4, 5, 6, 2018

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ne of the largest farm shows in the United States takes place in the spring at Great Bend’s Expo Complex. In 2017, 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 the 2017 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 entertainment from Dale Brisby. 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

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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, the Shafer is located in the Fine Arts building on the Barton Community College campus, 245 NE 30 Road, Great Bend. With the motto “Where the old west meets the future” as a guiding philosophy, the Shafer Gallery presents an outstanding schedule of art exhibitions by trending contemporary, regional and nationally known artists. The Shafer Gallery also self-curates exhibitions from its extensive permanent collection. The Shafer Gallery enhances visitor’s education opportunities by offering a program of studio workshops, early childhood activities and short art history seminars. As guests visit the museum and look at the fine art they may find hands-on activities that they can participate in. The Gallery has been a permanent part of Barton County’s cultural landscape since 1991.The gallery is named after Leonard E. “Gus” Shafer and his wife Eva Shafer. While the visitor will encounter many different types of art work at the gallery, locally it is known for the western themed bronze sculptures made by internationally known L.E. “Gus” Shafer. The gallery is home to a large collection of Shafer’s work. More than 2,000 people from Kansas, across the country and around the world pass through the gallery every year, enjoying its constantly changing visual offerings.

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John Andrews - June 2017 United States Army veteran John Andrews was awarded a Quilt of Valor from Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on June 30, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas. The quilt top was made by Diane Schultz; quilting by Amy Schartz Mellor. Pictured left to right: Diane Schultz, John Andrews, Amy Schartz Mellor - Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader, Bob Jarmer

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Gail Tournear - June 2017

Jack Smades - April 2017

United States Navy veteran Gail Tournear was awarded with a Quilt of Valor on June 30, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas. The quilt top was made by LaWanna Krestine; quilting by Amy Schartz Mellor. Pictured left to right: David Krallman, Amy Schartz Mellor - Group Leader, Golden Plains Quilts of Valor, Gail Tournear, LaWanna Krestine, Ralph Sunley

United States Army veteran Jack Smades was awarded a Quilt of Valor from Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on April 28, 2017 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas. The quilt top and quilting were done by Amy Schartz Mellor. Pictured left to right: David Krallman, Amy Schartz Mellor - Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader, Jack Smades, Boe Levingston

Ronald Arnold - July 2017

Mike McGurk - November 2016

Ronald Arnold was awarded a Quilt of Valor from Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on July 28, 2017 at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas. The quilt top was made by Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister-in-law, Earlene Arnold, quilting by Amy Schartz Mellor. Pictured left to right: Roy Titsworth, Amy Schartz Mellor - Golden Plains Quilts of Valor Group Leader, Ronald Arnold, Earlene Arnold, Juanita Dreiling

United States Marine Corps veteran (William) Mike McGurk was awarded a Quilt of Valor from Golden Plains Quilts of Valor on November 25, 2017, at the American Legion Post 180 in Great Bend, Kansas. The quilt top was made by LaWanna Krestine, quilting by Amy Schartz Mellor. Pictured left to right: Robert Zahn, Mike McGurk, Amy Schartz Mellor - Group Leader, Golden Plains Quilts of Valor, Bob Jarmer

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Casey’s Carryout Pizza 701 Edwards St. 620-285-7016

Sonic Drive-In 114 W 14th St. 285-6400

El Dos De Oros 417 W 14th 620-285-6238

Subway 105 E 14th St. 620-285-6595

Mabel’s Cafe 423 Broadway 620-804-6284

Sweets-n-Eats 422 Broadway 620-804-6207

Peking Garden Chinese Restaurant 621 Edwards St. 620-285-2263

Taco Bell 102 E. 14th St. 620-285-0020

Pin High Bar & Grill 681 E. 14th St. 620-804-6038

Wendy’s of Larned 119 W. 14th St. 620-285-8909

Pizza Hut 126 W 14th St. 620-285-3101

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GREAT BEND Granny’s Kitchen 925 E. 10th St. 620-793-7441 Dairy Queen 2302 North Main St. 620-793-8961 Delgado’s 2210 10th St. 620-793-3786 Kiowa Kitchen 214 E 10th St. 620-793-9855 Gambino’s 1309 Main St. 620-603-6272 Maria’s Mexican Grill 3212 10th St. 620-792-2173

Moosettes 204 Broadway 620-525-6660

Walnut Bowl 3101 Washington 620-793-9400

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JD’s Diner 201 Main St. 620-653-4007

That New Place Bar & Grill 309 Main St. 620-586-3234

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Cliff, Debbie, Michelle, Carol, Row, Kamee, Kayla, Trent, Virginia & Guy Harbert

Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

620-285-6321 “Please don’t drink and drive!”

619 Topeka St., Larned, KS

BreakFaSt Fried Chicken, Burgers, Sandwiches, Steaks, Chicken Fried Steak

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Mon.-Fri. ~ 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat. ~ 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sun. ~ 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Buffet only after 11 a.m.)

423 Broadway, Larned • 620-804-6284

That New Place Bar & Grill Hamburgers • Chicken Fried Steak Dinners • Chicken Strip Dinners • Cheeseburger Steaks • Philly, Reubens and BLT Sandwiches Chicken Cordon Bleu And Much More!

HOURS: Monday-Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. CLOSED THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS Grill Closes at 9:00 p.m. 309 Main, Olmitz, KS 620-586-3234


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Kiowa Kitchen Still Going Strong Kiowa Kitchen Mexican Restaurant is 40 years young and still going strong, featuring a menu that includes the best Mexican food in the country. It was opened Sept. 18, 1978, by Gwini and Frank Delgado, and there have been three sets of owners, all from the same family. and on May 1, 2001, ownership changed to Chrissy and Kerry Andrews, and on Aug. 2, 2010, ownership changed to Troy and April Meitner. Troy starting working for Gwini and Frank (his aunt and uncle) at the age of 14. He helped them off and on over many years. Troy left the business for 10 years and installed fire extinguishers all over the state of Kansas. Then due to a shoulder injury and surgery, he decided he enjoyed being back home instead of traveling. So, in 2010 Troy was given the opportunity to purchase Kiowa Kitchen. Upon purchasing the business, he changed some of the recipes back to the original recipes of Gwini and Frank. The inside of the building underwent a facelift in 2012. Outdoor signage and a bar was added, and indoor carpeting was replaced.

But, the owners say Kiowa is about more than the building and the food. It’s about employees and customers as well. Tina Weiszbrod is a longtime employee originally hired by Gwini and is a mainstay at the restaurant. Overall she has worked at Kiowa for 16 years. She said she has a love for the people and the food. And, the owners said Kiowa Kitchen has an awesome customer base. Many say they love to eat there because it feels like they are family. It’s been fun watching the customers grow up and then bring in their babies as well, the owners said. People remember eating there as kids and when they come back to town to visit they stop and eat. Many say it’s a family tradition to eat at Kiowa. And it draws a large following from locals and many from around the area. As for the food, Troy is a bit choosy on the type of meat that is served at the restaurant – all of it comes from Ellinwood Packing Kiowa’s top signature dish is the catfish (there is no fish in this Mexican dish). But, the hot sauce is a specialty and is available to purchase and the owners said no other around compares to the flavor of their sauce.

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READY for Students

New elementary school opened in Larned

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eople of Larned came out for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Fort Larned Elementary School to celebrate its opening just in time for the new school year. “This new school is so important to the community and the education of our students,” USD 495 superintendent Joe Sample said. The new school will host prekindergarten

through grade 5 and is located at East 21st between Toles and Broadway. The school features a state of the art media center, a large gymnasium, large classrooms to accommodate the students and state of the art technology throughout the school.

“We have the opportunity to have a state of the art learning center for our children to learn and grow,” Sample said. “We are excited for this school year.” In 2015 Fort Larned USD 495 voters passed a $22.2 million bond issue by a 2-to-1 margin that helped with the construction of the new elementary school. The yes votes were 1,036 and the no votes were 517.


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The bond increased 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. The middle school was the newest building in the district, but it also benefited from the bond issue. The plan calls for removing grade five from the middle school and returning those students to an elementary school setting. This would provide more space for the remaining grades at the middle school, while also placing fifth-graders back in a more appropriate setting. USD 495 used five buildings for elementary education, but the space is not adequate and the buildings are outdated, according to Brent Hemken, co-chairman for Foundation for the Future. The land where the elementary school was built was donated. There has also been a donation of about $250,000 towards a new wellness center at the high school which will be shared with the community. Current structures to be replaced include — 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). The work on the new school was supervised by Bob Simpson of Wichita’s Simpson Construction, which serves as the construction management firm. Wichita’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.

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Fort Larned USD 495 120 E. 6th, Larned, KS 67550 620-285-3185 Fax: 620-285-2973 Mission statement: Fort Larned USD 495 is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that ensures all students will be prepared to meet the challenges of the ever-changing world. By building bridges with parents, community members, and local businesses, students will obtain the academic skills and personal characteristics necessary to effectively communicate, utilize resources available to them, and maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle. We commit to this mission by providing a comprehensive system of support for each student.

The Board of Education meets the second Monday of each month at the district office. Board of Education: Jenny Manry, President Sharon Lessard, Dr. David Sanger, Kimi Bowman, June Barger, Charles Tabler, Brent Hemken. Joe Sample, 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 Fort Larned Elementary Lea Harding, Principal 2104 Broadway 620-285-2141 Larned Middle School Shane Sundahl, Principal 904 Corse 620-285-8430

OTHER LARNED SCHOOLS Pawnee County Learning Center Pete Russum 209 E. 6th 620-285-7700 LARNED PRESCHOOLS Morning Out for Mothers Brenda Holopirek 701 Main (FUMC) 620-285-3183 Tri-County Preschool Patricia Holaday 1022 Kansas 620-285-3119 Larned Head Start Preschool Kristin Gilliland 1024 Broadway 620-285-6860 Stepping Stones Preschool Lana Amspacker 816 Topeka 620-804-2901 Jump Start Fort Larned Elementary Lea Harding, Principal 2104 Broadway


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Pawnee Heights USD 496 100 W. Grand Rozel, KS 67574 620-527-4212 www.phtigers.net Pawnee Heights USD 496 in Rozel has a tradition of excellence. In 2014, Pawnee Heights High School earned a 2013 Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Mission Statement: The Pawnee Heights Board of Education mission is to guarantee all students a secure place and opportunity to acquire the scholastic, technical, social, and lifelong learning skills essential for success as productive citizens. The Board of Education meets at the district office. Board of Education: Candi Polson, President Laurie Josefiak, Vice-President Rochelle Miller, Rod Eldridge, Cory Reece, Jeff Holste. Daniel Binder, Superintendent and K-6 Principal, Antoinette Root, 7-12 Principal Phil Martin, Attorney Traci Nuckolls, Board Clerk

Jordaan Memorial Library Debby Gore, Library Director 724 Broadway St., Larned 620-285-2876 www.jordaanlibrary.com Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday Pawnee Heights Community Library 603 Elm St., Burdett In the former Pawnee Heights Grade School Hours: Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to noon Garfield City Library City Building 217 3rd St., Garfield 620-569-2385 (City Office)


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LARNED Burgess Park, 1120 W. 7th Camp Pawnee, 2 miles west of Larned Doerr Vernon Splash Pad and Park 620 Fort Larned Ave. Picnic areas, restrooms, tennis, water Splash pad is open Memorial Day - Labor Day Tera Jordaan Memorial Park 1810 Henry Jordaan Drive Ball diamond, picnic areas, restrooms, volleyball Schnack/Lowery W. 1st and Carroll Ball field, basketball court, duck pond, grill, picnic shelters, picnic tables, restrooms, swimming pool, playground, John Schnack Express Train Southeast Neighborhood Park Corner of Park and E. 3rd St. Playground, free rides. Earl Roberts Field 815 Corse Ave. Stadium, football field and track Home of the USD 495 Larned Indians Moffet Stadium 4th and Mann Ave. Baseball diamond, tennis court, restrooms, stadium Larned Community Center 1500 Toles, 620-285-6002 Recreation Director, Mike Seeman Auditorium, gymnasium, kitchen and meeting facilities Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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) Garret Fitzpatrick, 620-282-0486 Golf Larned Municipal Golf Course 681 E. 14th, 620-285-3935

Disc Golf Noon Lions Family Disc Golf Course Pawnee County Fairgrounds Athletic Club Unique Physique Gym 424 W. 14th, 620-285-7015

CITY PARKS Burdett

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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

Rozel Park Grant Ave. and Main Street Basketball courts, playground equipment and picnic shelter

Garfield Downey Memorial Park North of U.S. 56 on east end of town Tennis courts, picnic area, basketball court, potable water Camp Criley Park North of U.S. 56 on Pawnee Playground, bandshell For recreation information, contact the city at 620-569-2385

Rozel Ballpark Tuttle St. and Edwards Ave. For recreation information, contact the city at 620-527-4399 Rozel Fitness Center Operated by the Rozel Pride Club Membership is $15 per month single, $40 per month family Cycle-in-Style spin classes five days a week contact the city at 620-527-4399


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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 High 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

Larned Middle School Indians Russ Wrinkle 620-285-8430 Boys sports: Football, basketball, track, wrestling Girls sports: Volleyball, basketball, track, cheerleading

Pawnee Heights Middle School Tigers Mark Pywell, activities director 620-527-4211 Boys sports: Football, basketball, track Girls sports: Volleyball, basketball, track *Pawnee Heights Middle School will participate in a cooperative agreement with Hodgeman County during the 2017-2018 school year for football and volleyball.

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New Administrator at PVCH Impressed by Employees, Community Support Eric Lybarger started his new job as the administrator at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH) in September. In the past several months he has been working on keeping the hospital moving in a positive direction, creating and maintaining important relationships, and focusing on making sure PVCH is a great place for employees to work, providers to practice medicine, and patients to receive care. During his nine months at PVCH, Lybarger has been impressed with the quality of the hospital staff more than anything else. “The people who work here are the reason PVCH is successful,” Lybarger said. “One of the first things I noticed when I started my job was the dedication of the staff. Even when I was interviewing for the job, I could sense the pride everyone has in the facility, especially the staff that worked in the old hospital and went through the closure scare and the fight to keep the hospital open.” Having worked in a larger forprofit hospital in Oklahoma for 10 years, it was Lybarger’s experience in the “have-to-make-money” healthcare world that helped establish his beliefs in what really makes a hospital successful. It is not all about the number of patients you see and how much money you’re making. “It has to be about people,” he said. “You have to genuinely care about people - patients and employees alike - to be a successful. Although the hospital has to generate enough revenue to keep the doors open, it’s purpose is far from making money. Providing great care and working together as a cohesive team working toward a common goal is what you have to strive for as an organization.” Lybarger said this goes for every member of the organization no matter where they are on the organizational chart. “We all have to work toward the goal of providing a great patient experience,” he said. “How you treat people during their most vulnerable time is very important. Patients may not remember the clinical details of their visit to the hospital, but they will certainly remember if you treated them with courtesy and respect.” Another thing Lybarger

has been impressed by is the community support for the hospital. The fact that the community fought to keep the hospital and then built a brand new facility is a great healthcare success story. Many times hospitals close without a fight and the community is left with an empty building, but not in Larned. The community stood up for the hospital, which is motivation for PVCH to support the community, provide great care and to continuously look for ways to improve and offer additional services when appropriate so people don’t have to leave Pawnee County for care. Pawnee Valley Community Hospital hires new Foundation Coordinator Pawnee Valley Community Hospital recently hired Julie Bugner-Smith as the new Foundation Development Coordinator. Formed in 2012, The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance quality healthcare in Pawnee County. The PVCH Foundation, in partnership with our donors, seeks to meet both immediate and long range healthcare needs for our residents. Private contributions strengthen our funding resources and allow us to provide quality programs, services, technologies and education for the citizens we serve. Julie was recently the Executive Director at United Way of Central Kansas for 7 years and has helped launch UWCK to grow from Barton County to include Pawnee County, increasing the agencies from 19 to 23, established community impact programs, Stuff the Bus, Box of Love, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Literacy Kits for all pre-kindergarten children, Reality U, and established the current Pacesetter recognition program. Julie has 9 years of hospital experience, making her a great fit for the Foundation. “I am thrilled to join the incredible team of PVCH,” said Bugner-Smith. “Their mission statement to provide the best service in the area and their commitment to excellence is to be commended. PVCH is also very community oriented

which fits with my core values. The history of the hospital and what it means to the surrounding communities is a testimony on the sheer determination of what we as individuals can do together.” Eric Lybarger, PVCH Administrator and Foundation board member said Julie’s successful track record raising money and her experience in healthcare made her a great fit to lead the Foundation. “We are fortunate to have Julie on our team to help build relationships in the community and increase funding for the foundation,” said Lybarger. “The pressure on small, rural hospitals is significant from a revenue standpoint, so having the Foundation as a partner is vital to the success of PVCH. We look forward to Julie continuing her career as a great fundraiser and helping us enhance healthcare in Pawnee County.” If you would like to contact Julie, she can be reached by calling (620) 285-8632 or by e-mail: juliebugnersmith@haysmed.com. Pawnee Valley Medical Associates Adds New Nurse Practitioner Pawnee Valley Medical Associates welcomed Bonnie Landgraf, a family nurse practitioner (FNP), to the practice last fall. “We are fortunate to have Bonnie working in our clinic,” said Eric Lybarger, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital administrator. “She is hardworking, dedicated and great with her patients.” Landgraf recently earned her Masters of Nursing, Family Practice Practitioner degree from Carlow University. She earned her Registered Nurse degree from Heritage Valley Sewickley School of Nursing in Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Ohio University. Her clinical experience includes being the Administrator on Duty and Clinical Leader at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has also held various pediatric nursing positions during her career. Her clinical rotations for her FNP degree included training in the areas of primary care, pediatrics, women’s health, geriatrics, oncology and emergency/urgent care.

An FNP is an advanced practice nurse who manages acute and chronic conditions, promotes health, prevents disease, educates, and provides counseling services to individuals and families across the lifespan. PVCH is first Critical Access Hospital in University of Kansas Health System Late last year The University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) finalized their partnership agreement, which took effect January 1, 2017. Leaders of the two hospitals say they share a long-term vision to enhance and extend comprehensive, high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare in a not-for-profit setting to transform healthcare delivery throughout Kansas. Through its affiliation with HaysMed, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital will be part of the system as the first critical access hospital partner. PVCH will not change its name, but there will be changes to signs, name badges and other items to symbolize being part of the new health system. “We are fortunate to be included in this new health system and look forw¬ard to w¬orking ¬with The University of Kansas Health System,” said Eric Lybarger, PVCH administrator. “With partners like HaysMed and KU Hospital, PVCH ¬will be in a position to help transform and enhance care and access for Kansans in Pa¬wnee County and the surrounding area.” John Jeter, MD, who continues as CEO of HaysMed, says the final negotiations went smoothly. “When both parties share the same patient care philosophy and vision, final agreements flow naturally. Our staff is excited now that the partnership agreement is complete and we can begin realizing our goals for this partnership,” says Dr. Jeter. PVCH hospital board and Pawnee county commissioners have discussed details of the new partnership HaysMed has with the University of Kansas Health System, including how PVCH fits into the new health system, use of the new logo, and branding. Plans are being discussed as to how and when that change will occur.

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Patient Centered ... Community Driven ...

24/7 Emergency Care Our ER is always open to provide care for you and your family when you need it the most. In addition to our quality, onsite providers, PVCH has virtual access to a team of emergency medicine trained physicians and nurses that other faclities don’t have.

923 Carroll Ave., Larned, KS • 620-285-3161 • www.pawneevalleyhospital.com

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PAWNEE VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL A HaysMed Partner 923 Carroll Ave., Larned, 620-285-3161 www.pawneevalleyhospital.com

LARNED OUTREACH CLINIC SCHEDULE HaysMed Specialty Clinics 522 Broadway, Larned CARDIOLOGY Dr. Anil Pundit Dr. Katwal DeBakey Heart Institute Monthly 888-625-4699 ORTHOPEDICS/SPINE Dr. Vivek Sharma Dr. Gulraiz Cheema Hays Orthopedic Institute Monthly 866-428-8221 785-261-7599

• 24 Hour Emergency Care • Rehabilitation Service

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy, Lymphedema Therapy

• Special Nursing Services • Case Mangement/Licensed Social Worker • Full Service Laboratory • Imaging Services • Educational Opportunities

• Skilled Nursing/Swing Bed • Cardio Pulmonary Department • Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation • Sleep & Diagnostic Center • Colonoscopies • Dental Surgery • Cataract Surgery • PICC Lines

UROLOGY Dr. Kevin McDonald Dr. Faris Azzouni Western Kansas Urology Monthly 785-628-6014

Canterbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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HaysMed Specialty Clinic Cardiology - Surgery Orthopedic/Spine Digital Mammography Ultrasound, Echo and Vascular Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Pulmonology - Urology

SURGERY Dr. Brandon Cunningham Southwind Surgical Monthly 785-623-5945

522 Broadway Larned, Kansas In partnership with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

785-628-1079

HaysMed complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age disability, or sex. ATTENTION: If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services are available to you free of charge. Call 1–855-429-7633 (TTY: 1–800-766-3777). ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1–855-429-7633 (TTY: 1–800-766-3777). CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1–855-429-7633 (TTY: 1–800-766-3777).

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Mock Crash The Larned High School student body experienced a mock crash with help from local law enforcement, fire department, EMS and Highway Patrol.

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 DENTISTS 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 Clara Barton Medical Clinic Family Practice 252 W. 9th St., Hoisington 620-653-2386 1031 Jackson, Great Bend 620-793-6900 www.clarabartonhospital.com

Great Bend Regional Hospital Full Service Hospital with Emergency Room 514 Cleveland St., Great Bend 620-792-8833 www.gbregional.com HaysMed Specialty Clinic 522 Broadway, Larned 1-855-HAYSMED Heart & Vascular Center Hutchinson Regional Medical Center 1701 E. 23rd Ave., Hutchinson 620-665-2061 www.hutchregional.com Pawnee Valley Community Hospital A HaysMed Partner 923 Carroll, Larned 620-285-3161 www.pawneevalleyhospital.com

HOMECARE EQUIPMENT SERVICES Central Kansas Respiratory Services LLC 902 Broadway, Larned 620-804-6104 wecare@ckrs.net

RESPIRATORY SERVICES Central Kansas Respiratory Services LLC 902 Broadway, Larned 620-804-6104 wecare@ckrs.net SENIOR LIVING

MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL Larned State Hospital 1301 Kansas Highway 264, Larned 620-285-2131 ONCOLOGY Hutch Clinic Shannon Haenel, DO 3715 6th St., Great Bend 620-669-2565 www.hutchclinic.com PHYSICAL THERAPY

Pawnee County Health Department 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 Fax: 620-285-3246 www.pawneecountykansas.com/ HealthDepartment

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital A HaysMed Partner Physical Therapy & Advanced Rehabilitation 923 Carroll Ave., Larned 620-285-8605

Pawnee Valley Medical Associates 713 W. 11th, Larned 620-804-6007 www.pawneevalleyhospital.com

Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine 117 W. 6th, Larned 620-285-6011 www.ptkansas.com PHYSICAL THERAPY/ OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY & SPEECH THERAPY Clara Barton Hospital 250 W. 9th, Hoisington 620-653-5065

Country Living of Larned Assisted Living Memory Care Services 714 W. 9th, Larned 620-285-6900 Diversicare of Larned 1114 W. 11th, Larned 620-285-6914 Leisure Homestead Association 405 Grand Ave., Stafford 620-234-5208 402 N. Santa Fe, St. John 620-549-3541 www.leisurehomestead.com Woodhaven Care Center 510 W. 7th, Ellinwood 620-564-2337 402 N. Santa Fe, St. John 620-549-3541 THERAPY/COUNSELING Robin Schneider, LSCSW, LLC Child and Family Therapy Services 1018 Kansas Ave., Great Bend 620-603-6257


QUALITY CARE CLOSE TO HOME ANESTHESIOLOGY David Gillenwater, MD Chris Omenski, CRNA Garrett Rebel, CRNA Kris Tarlton, CRNA

CARDIOLOGY

Ahmad Quaddour, MD Ryan Beard, MD Ahmad Daraghmel, MD

EARS, NOSE, THROAT Robert Epp, MD Wade Gaddert, MD Matthew Voorman, MD

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Dennis Kepka, MD Mark VanNorden, DO Jerome Molstad, PA Darnell Ganley, PA Dennis Sewell, PA Gina Westhoff, PA Lisa Warren, PA Mike Moore, APRN Tony Shaver, APRN

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L.T. Fleske, MD Randall Hildebrand, MD Joshua Boone, DPM Wade Babcock, PA Ashley Boxberger, PA Anne Linenberger, PA

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HOSPITAL DENTISTRY David Hart, DDS

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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 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday 1 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed Fridays 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 Tuesday 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.

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A special camera allows the therapist to monitor minute movements and coach the patient on better form during therapy sesions. The camera feeds a screen at the patient’s eye level. The fresh water pool allows therapists to view patient movement from all sides, and provide instruction while the patient feels less weight on their joints while underwater. The pool is filled with clean water after the patient enters, ensuring the most sanitary environment possible.

Witt says that he can walk much further after regular visits to the HydroWorx pool at CKOG. “I’m not even sure how far I can walk because I haven’t pushed my limits yet. It really has increased my endurance,” Witt says. “I would tell anybody that if they have a chance, they should get in here. This has really improved my life.”

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Pawnee 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, 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, call 800-742-9531. Eligibility requirements among the programs administered by SWKAAA vary. Offices are located at 236 San Jose Drive, Dodge City, and 1905 Washington, Great Bend. SWKAAA has information vital for senior citizens’ well-being and lifestyle. Printed materials can be picked up at either senior center. ElderCare Inc. (www.eldercareks.org), 5611 10th 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 Vernita Lackey, OKEP Coordinator, at 800-742-9531 or vernita.lackey@swksaging.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. Free or low cost assistance for 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. Help is available in English or Spanish. Transportation The Welcome Inn Senior Center dispatches the Pawnee County Bus, which is available to

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Jordaan Memorial Library 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. Disabled Placard and/or Plate Pawnee County Treasurer 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3746 Fax: 620-285-3802

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Golden Valley, Inc. is a farmer owned grain and supply cooperative formed December 1, 2001 by the consolidation of Golden Plains Cooperative of Rozel and Sanford, Farmers Coop Grain and Supply of Burdett and Tri-Ag Coop of Sanford. Golden Valley handles wheat, corn, milo and soybeans at three locations with approximately 4.1 million bushels of combined grain storage. The crop production department in Sanford provides a full range of agronomy services including custom application of dry and liquid fertilizer and chemicals, soil testing, wholesale and retail sales of fertilizer and chemicals, application equipment rental, custom blending and NH3 outlets at Rozel, Burdett and Sanford. The petroleum department offers cardtrol pumps at all three locations and a bulk fuel delivery truck for on site deliveries. The Service Department, located in Rozel, provides a variety of services and products for farm and automotive needs. Golden Valley can replace or repair tires either in their shop or in the field with their on farm tire truck. At the Burdett location, Golden Valley operates a full service feed mill, a seed cleaner and a farm store offering a selection of hardware and farm supplies. The main office is located in Rozel.

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Ag Systems Inc. 810 E. 14th St. (U.S. 56), Larned, only wants the best for their Customers. That is why they utilize Diversified Agrisurance for their Customers’ center pivot insurance needs. Trouble – even disaster – can happen in the blink of an eye. Don’t wait until you have a claim to find out what is and isn’t covered! When choosing an insurance provider for your “major brand” center pivots, it is important to pick a Company that knows and understands the irrigation business. Diversified Agrisurance has over 40 years of experience and has become the single largest insurer off mechanized irrigation equipment in the nation! Coverage is provided through C ntral States Indemnity Co. of Omaha, an A+ rated Ce Insurance Company. Their policy covers most direct physical losses to covered property. Unlike most of the competitors, their policies do not depreciate the value of the equipment in the event of a

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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. The famous astronomer 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. 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 burdett@gbta.net 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 JoAnn Lewis 620-525-6574 Councilman Gary Schmidt 620-525-6322

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Utilities Electric - Midwest Energy 800-222-3121 Gas - Black Hills Energy 800-303-0752 Water - City 620-525-6279 Phone Service Golden Belt Telephone 800-432-7965 Recycling A Pride Committee organizes recycling efforts. A trailer is shared between Rozel and Burdett. When it’s in Burdett it’s located on Elm Street. When it’s in Rozel it’s located on Main Street. Post Office 202 Elm 620-525-6631


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The City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the City Building, 217 3rd Street, Garfield. Email, home@gbta.net Mayor Kevin Greathouse Council Members Councilman Ed Ummel 620-569-2463 Councilman Eldon Meckfessel 620-569-2317 Councilwoman Denise Hoch 620-569-2382 Councilman Robert Hoch 620-569-2382 Councilwoman Janet Olson 316-214-3370 City Departments City Clerk Linda Meckfessel 620-569-2373

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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.

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City Treasurer Evalina Craig 620-569-3442 Fire Chief Robert Meckfessel 620-569-2373 City Maintenance Supervisor Michael Hickman

Recycling Larned Industrial Park East of town off K-156 620-285-8555 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon Utilities Trash Service Electric-Midwest Energy Pawnee Sanitation 800-222-3121 620-285-7780 Phone, Cable and Internet Golden Belt Telephone Association Animal Control Lonnie Able 785-372-4236 620-569-2484 Gas Kansas Gas Service Medical Care 800-794-4782 Pawnee Valley Sewer Community Hospital City of Garfield A HaysMed Partner 620-569-2373 923 Carroll Avenue, Larned Post Office 620-285-3161 213 Third 620-569-2210

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Larned State Hospital 1301 K-264, Larned 620-285-4380 Police Department, 911 Dispatches out of Larned Garfield at a glance: Area Code — 620 Population — 177 (2017) Land Area — 0.54 sq. mi. Median household income $42,512 (2017) Parks — 2 Miles of streets — 30 blocks Fire station — 1


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he city of Larned is situated along the Santa Fe Trail which was a thoroughfare for early expeditions, traders, and the livestock movement. From 1822 to 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was one of America’s most important trade routes, carrying millions of dollars worth of goods annually in commercial traffic between Independence, Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A military establishment was needed along the trail and in October 1859, Camp Alert was constructed. It was renamed Camp on the Pawnee in 1860 and later that same year became known as Fort Larned. The fort became the principal guardian of Santa Fe Trail commerce. Today the fort is a part of the National Park Service. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1964 and underwent major renovations in the years that followed. It is one of the few frontier forts where the original buildings have been preserved. Many hours of dedicated research and work have gone into restoring the fort. The Santa Fe Trail was established as a national historic

trail in May 1987 and trail ruts made by the countless ox and mule drawn wagons can still be seen near the Fort. The fort is located at 1767 Kansas 156, Larned, Kan. Soldiers story On the morning of January 2, 1869 members of Company A, 10th US Cavalry stood before the smoldering ruins of what had been the Fort Larned cavalry stables. The fire had killed 39 of the company’s horses, huge stores of hay and grain, as well as saddles, and ammunition. It had started in the early hours of the morning while the men of Co. A were a half mile away guarding the post woodpile. Company A’s regiment, the 10th US Cavalry was one of two all-black cavalry regiments authorized by Congress in 1866 as part of an overall army reorganization after the Civil War. There were to be two cavalry regiments – the 9th and 10th – and four infantry regiments – the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st – although, the two infantry regiments were eventually reduced to two. Regimental

CITY OF LARNED (Pawnee County) Area Code – 620 Population – 4,033 (2017) Land Area – 2.3 square miles Average household income – $55,839 (2017) City Manager – Brad Eilts Finance Director – Monica Steiner City Clerk – Sabrina Quinn Building Inspector – Frieda Smith City Attorney – Ronald Smith Municipal Judge – Julie Fletcher Cowell City Treasurer – Joseph Simmons Police Chief – Chuck Orth Fire Chief – Randy Bird EMS Director – Joseph Dickinson

commander, Col. Benjamin Grierson, set up his headquarters at Fort Leavenworth and began recruiting men to fill his ranks. Initially the recruits were drawn from African American Civil War veterans in the Departments of the Missouri, Platte and Arkansas but most of the company’s members eventually came from a few northeastern cities. According to the company’s commander, Capt. Nicholas Nolan, Co. A “was organized on the 14th day of February, 1867 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.” Although initially reluctant to command a company of African

Mayor – William Nusser williamnusser@gmail.com 1st Ward – Gary Rainbolt 620-285-6554 1st Ward – Carroll Bennett 620-285-6376 2nd Ward – Terry Clark 620-285-9011 2nd Ward – George Elmore 620-285-6778 3rd Ward – Jason Murray 620-804-1345 3rd Ward – Dennis Wilson 620-285-3453 4th Ward – Kim Barnes 620-285-3541 4th Ward – Sharon McGinness 620-285-6382

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American soldiers, Capt. Nolan soon came to admire their devotion to duty, hard work, and eagerness to prove themselves in the field. One thing that impressed him in the beginning was the way they cared for their horses on the march down to Fort Larned from Fort Riley in April of 1867 despite their inexperience. “My troop preserved its horses without disease, although the latter were young and unused to service of any kind, and brought them to Fort Larned, Ks. in such condition as to excite the admiration of Major Gen. Hancock…”

The city is governed by the mayor and city council. The city manager is hired by the city council and provides administrative services. City elections are held every year. The mayor is elected from the city at large for a two-year term. Council members are elected for two years from their respective wards and serve staggered terms with an election of one position in each ward annually. There is no limit on the number of terms that may be served. The Larned City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at 417 Broadway. Council members can be reached at the city office, 620-285-8500.


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Committees Larned has many committees which oversee various activities and set policies. Some of these include: Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, Library Board, Recreation Commission, Airport Authority, Housing Authority, Tourism and Convention, Building Trades, and American Disabilities Act Committee. Cemetery The city owns and maintains the cemetery located one mile west of Larned on 8th Street. Records and maps are located at City Hall. Airport The Larned-Pawnee County Airport is located one mile north and one mile east of Larned. A 4,200 ft. paved and lighted runway is featured. Rental hangars and a self-service credit card fueling facility is available.


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LARNED CHAMBER

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. 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.

• Business Directory Listing • Newsletter • Member Spotlight • Marketing Materials • Ribbon Cuttings • Coffee Hours

BENEFITS & SERVICES • After Hours • Rural by Choice • Chamber Ambassadors • Annual Events • Membership Rewards • Learn at Lunch

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Laura Smith, President Matt Koch, Vice-President Becky Martin, Treasurer Bethann Black, Secretary Bridget Castro Will Tice Tama Hanson Kathy Weaver Dr. Lindsey VanSickle MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Business...........................$175.00 Additional .........................$85.00 Non-Profit.........................$80.00 Individual .........................$50.00

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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 Brian Carlton, President Ben Ramsey, Vice President/Secretary Jamie Holopirek, Treasurer Alexandra Filbert Charles “Buddy” Tabler Executive Director Pam Taylor afilbert@gbta.net Brock Miller Zach Hampton Janet Olson Robert Rein Administrative Assistant Mike Burdett jolson@gbta.net Carroll Bennett Laurie Josefiak


Annual Larned Area Chamber of Commerce Community Banquet This special event, held in June of 2017, recognized the inspiring individuals, businesses, and organizations of the community. During the banquet, awards were be given to those featured as this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Large Business, Small Business, Organization/Non-Profit, Volunteer, Emerging Leader, and Empowering Leader. This is a great time to get together as a community and recognize all the work that each and every one of the businesses, organizations, and community members do on a daily basis to enhance this community and to make it a better place to live, work, and play. Each year Chamber members are given the opportunity to nominate a(n) individual/business/organization for each award. These nominations are then compiled and Chamber Members are given the opportunity to vote for one individual/business/organization out of the top nominations with winners revealed at the banquet. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winners were: Large Business of the Year: Haynes Electric, Inc. Small Business of the Year: Larned Tiller & Toiler Non-Profit Organization/Civic Group of the Year: Rozel Pride Volunteer of the Year: Dan Sanneman Emerging Leader of the Year: Lindsey VanSickle Empowering Leader: Suzan Haynes

Thank You For All That You Are Doing In Our Community!

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Larned Chamber of Commerce Chamber Members Ag Systems Inc.

Central Kansas Respiratory Services

Family Crisis Center

High Plains Farm Credit

620-285-2111 810 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-804-6104 902 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-793-9941 1924 Broadway Great Bend, KS 67530

620-285-6978 605 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

Agri-Fuels

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Farm Bureau Insurance

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center

620-285-3016 112 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

620-804-6252 117 E 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-2154 1119 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-665-2241 1701 E 23rd Street Hutchinson, KS 67502

AirMedCare Network

City of Larned

Farmers Bank and Trust

Ike Shaver Plumbing Inc.

785-216-9087 412 Easter Wakeeney, KS 67672

620-285-8500 417 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-285-3177 102 W 6th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-6262 521 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Alliance Insurance Group

Clock Realty and Insurance

First Christian Church

Innovative Livestock Services

620-285-2178 523 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-285-6541 615 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-793-9200 355 NW 30th Avenue Great Bend, KS 67530

American AgCredit

Comfort Pro Inc.

620-285-2305 716 Broadway (Office) 8th & Topeka (Church) Larned, KS 67550

620-792-2211 5634 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

620-285-3966 301 W 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

First Presbyterian Church

620-371-6534 100 Military Ave, Suite #115 Dodge City, KS 67801

American Legion Post 106

Comfort Systems Inc.

620-804-0205 115 E. 7th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-3947 622 Topeka Street Larned, KS 67550

American State Bank & Trust Company

Community Health Organization

620-285-8933 320 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-285-3410 Larned, KS 67550

Antiques and Artifacts 620-285-3890 513 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

B&B Quality Meats, LLC 620-285-6376 759 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Bank of the West 620-285-2163 324 W 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Barton Community College 620-792-9214 245 NE 30th Road Great Bend, KS 67530

Bauer Computers 620-793-4902 3104 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Beckwith Mortuary 620-285-2121 916 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

Bert and Wetta 620-285-7777 701 NE Trail Street Larned, KS 67550

C&V Home Improvement, Inc. 800-848-2086 1107 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Casey’s General Store 620-285-7016 701 Edwards Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-6033 1004 W 8th Street Larned, KS 67550

First State Bank & Trust Company 620-285-6931 116 W 6th Street Larned, KS 67550

First United Methodist Church 620-285-3183 701 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

Connell Enterprises 620-285-0343 720 W. 8th Street Larned, KS 67550

Fort Larned National Historic Site 620-285-6911 1767 K-156 Hwy Larned, KS 67550

Country Living of Larned 620-285-6212 710 W 9th Street Larned, KS 67550

Fort Larned School District #495

Country Seasons Flower Shoppe 620-285-6543 519 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-285-3185 120 E 6th Street Larned, KS 67550

Golden Belt Community Foundation 620-792-3000 1307 William Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Dawson Jewelers 620-793-7884 1301 Main Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Golden Belt Telephone 620-910-7676 800-432-7965 122 W 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

Diversicare of Larned 620-285-6914 1114 W 11th Street Larned, KS 67550

Golden Valley Inc.

Dove Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac 620-792-8266 4217 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

620-527-4216 102 S Main Street Rozel, KS 67574

Great Bend Regional Hospital 620-792-8833 514 Cleveland Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Dress It Up, Inc. 620-285-6886 511 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Haynes Electric Inc. 620-285-2242 321 W 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Eagle Communications 620-792-3647 1200 Baker Ave Great Bend, KS 67530

Healthy Living Chiropractic 620-285-6190 606 Topeka Street Larned, KS 67550

Eakin Enterprises Inc. 620-285-2097 111 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

Heartland Irrigation 620-804-6266 303 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Edward Jones 620-285-6076 506 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

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Janssen Ford of Larned 620-285-3123 820 Fort Larned Ave Larned, KS 67550

Joe Rosenberg DDS PA 620-285-3886 613 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Larned Assembly of God 620-285-3077 921 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Larned Auto Parts LLC 620-285-3195 211 W 4th Street Larned, KS 67550

Larned Civic Pride 620-910-7026 1628 L Rd. Larned, KS 67550

Larned Noon Lions Club 620-285-5007 PO Box 51 Larned, KS 67550

Larned State Hospital 620-285-4360 1301 KS-264 Hwy Larned, KS 67550

Larned Veterinary Clinic 620-285-3153 1443 120th Avenue Larned, KS 67550

Mark’s Custom Signs Inc. 620-792-5632 67 B NE 20 Road Great Bend, KS 67530

Marmies of Great Bend 620-793-5427 1815 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Martin Law Office 620-285-3813 702 Broadway Larned, KS 67550


Why Join? www.larnedks.org Menges Rentals Inc.

Pizza Hut

Schartz Automotive Inc.

620-564-2283 202 Pembroke Lane Ellinwoood , KS 67526

620-285-3101 126 W 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-3917 824 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Mid American Credit Union

Pro-Green Total Lawn Care Inc.

620-285-2026 114 W 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-792-7040 1720 Main Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Sebes Hay, LLC (Formerly Morrill Hay Company)

Midwest Energy Inc.

Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine

785-650-2502 1330 Canterbury Drive Hays, KS 67601

Miller’s of Claflin 620-587-3601 200 Main Street Claflin, KS 67525

Mull Farms and Feeding Inc. 620-982-4336 553 R Road Pawnee Rock, KS 67567

Nex-Tech Wireless 620-910-7676 122 W 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

Office Products Inc. 620-285-3126 516 Brodway Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee County Cooperative Association 620-285-2161 103 E 3rd Street Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee County Fair Association 620-285-6901 715 Broadway, Room 6 Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee County Hardware Doerr’s Ace Hardware 620-285-2171 602 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee County Humane Society 620-285-8510 1406 M5 Road Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee Plaza 620-285-6661 1801 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 620-285-3161 923 Carroll Ave Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee Valley Lumber LLC 620-285-2144 305 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

Pawnee Valley Pheasants Forever 620-923-5001 222 W. 6th Larned, Kansas 67550

Picket Fence Real Estate LLC 620-285-2951 826 I Rd. Larned, KS 67550

620-285-6941 1175 Morris Ave Larned, KS 67550

ShopKo Hometown

620-285-6011 117 W 6th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-6479 908 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Racette Insurance

Simmons & Simmons Inc.

620-804-6131 313 W. 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-6061 529 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Reed Discount Pharmacy Inc.

Smith Dental Clinic

620-285-6286 326 W 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-285-6531 706 Fort Larned Avenue Larned, KS 67550

Rocking M Radio

Smith, Burnett, Larson & Butler LLC

620-792-7108 5501 W 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

620-285-3157 111 E 8th Street Larned, KS 67550

Rodeway Inn

Sonic Drive-In

620-285-2300 802 E 14th Street Larned, Kansas 67550

620-285-6400 114 W 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Rosewood Services Inc.

State Farm Insurance

620-793-5888 x113 384 N Washington Ave Great Bend, KS 67530

620-285-6955 621 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

RSVP and Volunteers In Action

State Theatre

620-792-1614 1025 Main Street #D114 Great Bend, KS 67530

620-285-6931 617 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Stepping Stones Preschool

The Center for Counseling & Consultation 620-792-2544 5815 Broadway Great Bend, KS 67530 820 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

The Father’s House of Larned 620-285-7377 221 E 10th Street Larned, KS 67550

The Great Bend Tribune 620-792-1211 2012 Forest Ave Great Bend, KS 67530

The Tiller and Toiler 620-285-3111 115 W 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

Tyree Ag Inc. 620-659-2208 1422 S Briggs Ave Kinsley, KS 67547

United Way of Central Kansas 620-792-2403 1125 Williams Street Great Bend, KS 67530

VonFeldt, Bauer & VonFeldt 620-285-2107 818 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Walmart (0770) 620-792-3632 3503 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Ward Feed Yard Inc. 620-285-2183 1190 100th Avenue Larned, KS 67550

620-285-2035 1111 State Street Larned, KS 67550

620-804-2901 816 Topeka Street Larned, KS 67550

Saints Mary & Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church

Straub International Inc.

620-285-3504 113 W. 4th Street Larned, KS 67550

620-793-5256 Great Bend, KS 67530

Windy Plains Marketing Inc.

620-285-6503 803 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

Subway 620-285-6595 105 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Santa Fe Laundry Co, LLC. 620-285-0040 1309 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Sunflower Diversified Services Inc. 620-792-1321 1521 K-96 Hwy Great Bend, KS 67530

Santa Fe Trail Auto Club Inc. 620-285-3177 Larned, KS 67550

Sweet Traditions 620-527-4363 2635 Q Road Rozel, KS 67574

Santa Fe Trail Center Museum & Research Library 620-285-2054 1349 K-156 Hwy Larned, KS 67550

Santa Fe Trails and Trail West Apartments 620-285-2630 1312 Carroll Avenue Great Bend, KS 67530

Taco Bell 620-285-0020 102 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

Taylor Abstract & Title Company Inc. 620-285-2026 114 W 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

Schaller Construction Inc. 620-285-2950 285 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550

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Welcome Inn Leisure Center

620-285-2275 110 1/2 E 6th Street Larned, KS 67550

World Pest Control and Sunflower Services 785-526-7185 228 N 5th Street Otis, KS 67565

Yellow Brick Road Auto Sales 620-285-0056 1323 State Street Larned, KS 67550

Individual Members: Kathy and Herb Bowman John and Carolyn Haas Ruth Searight Vicki Gillett

Executive Director Alexandra Filbert afilbert@gbta.net –––– Administrative Assistant Janet Olson jolson@gbta.net


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ver the past three years a variety of people have called PRAIRIE VISTA their home. From young professionals, families and retirees. What attracts them to PRAIRIE VISTA is simply quality housing, location and cost efficiency with no maintenance. There is literally “no place like them” situated on a quiet cul-de-sac located on the west end of Larned, This housing community is owned by the city and the people of Larned. As a sizeable investment in their community this project has one goal in mind and that is to meet the needs of its resident and attract new members to live, work and play in our community. Being city owned and operated making sure that we provide top quality service to our tenants and protecting the long term investment we have made is our top priority. Since we are not a large corporately owned and operated housing facility you will find the personal attention to all of our residents and the commitment to sustaining a high quality home environment in our city is very evident in what we are doing. In addition to what we had anticipated with the PRAIRIE VISTA housing community, we have been very pleasantly surprised to see the number of people in our city that are retirees looking to down size, sell their homes and want to remain in the area. For a number of them that do not meet the requirements related to other income based housing that is offered in the Larned area, this is a great fit for their future plans.

These retirees really like the duplex’s one level floor plan, additional bedrooms, garage, safe room, high quality appliances and amenities. Not to mention no more property taxes, insurance and home maintenance to worry about, allowing them to spend more time and money doing more of what they want in their retirement. We are extremely happy with all of the people and families that have decided to make PRAIRIE VISTA their home now and in the future and very grateful for their support and the support of the citizens of Larned for their contribution in making Larned a city we are proud of. If you would like additional information or to set up an appointment to look at one of the Prairie Vista Duplex apartments, contact Charles Spina / Property Manager/ City of Larned at 620-285-8519. If you would like to take a virtual tour of the apartments go to the City Web Site – cityoflarned.org and look under the SPOTLIGHT FEATURE at the bottom of the home page.

West 6th St. Larned (K-156 & Morris) prairievista@cityoflarned.com

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Great Place to Live Work & Playâ&#x20AC;? Prairie Vista and Apartments A Residential Community West 16th Street, Larned, (K-156 & Morris) 620-285-8519 prairievista@cityoflarned.com 3 bedroom rental duplexes, 2 full baths, safe room, and single car garage, 1200 sq. ft. per unit.

Doerr-Vernon Park Splash Pad Ft. Larned Ave. & Vernon Dr., Larned A water tower and other water spray features. The park includes a Fort Playground, General Store, Log Cabin and Covered Wagon.

Pawnee County Area All Veterans Memorial Ft. Larned Ave. & Vernon Dr., Larned Dedicated to all service men and women who served their country. Located in Doerr-Vernon Park.

Larned Golf Course 681 E. 14th Street, Larned 620-285-4955 Well maintained course features small & sloped Bentgrass greens with bluegrass & perennnial rye fairways. Includes sloping, dog legged fairways & tree-lined water hazards. 9 hole, par 35 course, course rating is 35.9 and it has a slope rating of 106.

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ROZEL 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. And, a huge tornado wider than the town itself passed just west of Rozel on May 18, 2013, clipping five farms before it finally lifted. A portable Doppler radar measured wind speeds of up to 185 mph, making it an EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale. Still, the town stands. 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. It is home to the Pawnee Heights Unified School District 496 and the Pawnee Heights Tigers. The elementary school, junior high school and the high school are located here, along with the district office.

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) Councilman Ritch Foos 620-527-4217 Councilman Justin Ploutz 620-525-6466 Councilman Terry Ryan 620-357-5137 Councilwoman Erin Josefiak 620-527-4404 Councilwoman Pamela Taylor 620-527-4493

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ocated 17 miles west of Larned, Rozel is home to 153 residents. 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

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City Departments City Attorney Don Anderson 620-564-2923 City Clerk Helen Thorne 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 Cable Golden Belt Telephone Association Rush Center, 785-372-4236

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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 (2017) Est. Median household Income — $$51,042 (2015) Zip Code – 67574


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LODGING PAWNEE COUNTY LARNED Country Inn 135 E. 14th/U.S. 56, Larned 620-285-3216 Internet Rodeway Inn 802 E. 14th, U.S. 56, Larned 620-285-2300 Internet, breakfast, pets allowed for a fee, RV Parking www.choicehotels.com Townsman Inn 123 E. 14th St., U.S. 56, Larned 620-285-3114 Internet, breakfast, pets allowed www.townsmaninnlarned.com

BARTON COUNTY GREAT BEND America’s Best Value Inn 3500 10th St. 620-793-8486 Baltzell Motel & Garden Suites 705 10th St. 620-792-4395 Pets allowed Best Western Angus Inn 2920 10th St. 620-792-3541 Indoor pool, high-speed internet, whirlpool, sauna, game rooms, banquet & reunion center (up to 200 people) Comfort Inn 911 Grant, 620-793-9000 High-speed internet, indoor heated pool, breakfast, exercise room, guest laundry, 100 percent smoke-free

Travelers Budget Inn 4200 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530 Phone: 620-793-5448 Toll Free: 877-201-5448 Fax: 620-793-5130

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Days Inn 4701 10th St. 620-792-8235 Breakfast, high-speed internet, pets allowed Holiday Inn Express & Suites 3821 10th St. 800-holiday www.hiexpress.com/greatbendks Free Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, indoor pool, fitness room, business center Travelers Budget Inn 4200 10th St. 620-793-5448 Pets allowed, outdoor bird cleaning station, free Wi-Fi

RV PARKS & CAMPING PAWNEE COUNTY LARNED Camp Pawnee 4 miles west of Larned on 56 to K-264, 1/2 mile south Lodge with full kitchen and screened porch available for rent. 620-285-3721 14 sites with electrical hookups, restrooms, water hydrant available. Playground and walking trail.

Travelodge 3200 10th St. 620-792-7219 Breakfast, internet, pets allowed

Heritage Home RV Park 200 Sycamore Drive, Larned 620-285-6144 17 sites, Full hookups, Wi-Fi, pool, playground

Quality Inn 3500 10th St. 620-793-8486 Breakfast, indoor pool, high-speed internet, laundry facility www.choicehotels.com

RodeHome RV Park 802 E. 14th Street, Larned 620-285-2300 12 sites, 5 tent sites, Full hookups, Wi-Fi

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Rodeway Inn & Suites 57 W. K-4 & U.S. 281 620-292-6022 Breakfast, laundry, exercise room, pets in carrier, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, bike path, hiking/nature area, game room, meeting room, hunters’ cleaning station; “Duck Blind” bar, 100 percent smoke-free

All Seasons Mobile Home & RV Park 4 NW 30 Road 620-793-9601 Full hookups, showers, cable, Wi-Fi, storm shelter, private patios

ELLINWOOD The Historic Wolf Hotel 1 N. Main 620-639-6915 ellinwoodwolfhotel@hotmail.com Continental breakfast, free wireless internet and satellite

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Cottonwood Grove 2800 N. Main, 620-792-4558 Full hookups and cable Finer Mobile Park 5501 9th St., Lot 40 620-792-5803 Storm shelter, full hookups Kiowa Kampgrounds 517 Kiowa Rd. 620-793-3160 Full hookups HOISINGTON Hoisington Activity Center 1200 Susank Rd. 620-653-4050 Exercise facility, showers, dump station, full hookups Cheyenne Bottoms A primitive camping area is available at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area at the roadside area on NE 40 Road, 1 mile west of the area headquarters ELLINWOOD Wolf Pond Santa Fe and Fritz 620-564-3161 Electric, water


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Larned, Kansas Chris Burris - Manager 620-285-2183 chris.burris@ilsbeef.com

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