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awnee County Kansas was created in 1867 and named for the Pawnee Indians, who inhabited the area as their hunting grounds. The land recognized as Pawnee County was a high-traffic area long before its boundaries were officially plotted and a permanent settlement began in 1872. Pawnee County’s most recognized citizen is Clyde W. Tombaugh (1906-1997), who discovered the planet Pluto in February 1930. Tombaugh graduated from Burdett High School in 1925. He discovered Pluto while working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. Other notable Pawnee County natives include Hall of Fame coach Gene Keady, former Purdue basketball coach; Ralph Terry, former New York Yankees pitcher; Gary Patterson, Texas Christian University head football coach; John Zook, AllPro NFL player and All Big 8 player at the University of Kansas; Mitch Webster, major league baseball outfielder; Hal Patterson, Canadian football player; and Belle Jennings Benchley, past director of the San Diego Zoo. Pawnee County currently includes the cities of Garfield, Burdett, Rozel and Larned. 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.” There were not 40 legal electors in Pawnee County, but Booth and A.H. Boyd secured the signatures by an extralegal 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 strengthened it as the county seat.” It also cut off Petersburg and practically every other town in the county. When in 1874, a petition was presented to the Legislature asking that the original boundaries of Pawnee County be restored, the Legislature again came to the rescue of Booth and his county seat by returning one township to Pawnee – the one containing Garfield – and creating Edwards County from the “orphan townships.” Interesting sites in the county include the nine original buildings at Fort Larned, the Pawnee County Courthouse (former), the Eagle Optic Building, the Masonic Building, the Campbell House (1886) and the Patterson House (circa 1876). The Larned Presbyterian Church was organized on July 15, 1873. The first county fair was held in 1876. Currently it is a 4-H fair. The first school district was Pawnee Number 1, formed in Larned on June 24, 1873.



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City Council Council members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Burdett City Hall, 207-1/2 Elm, Burdett 620-525-6279 Council Members Council members can be reached at the city office. Mayor Leon Jennings 620-804-0683 Councilman Gary McJunkin 620-525-1037 Councilman Joe Griffie 620-525-1003 Councilman Joe Miller 620-525-6209 Councilwoman JoAnn Lewis 620-525-6574 Councilman Gary Schmidt 620-525-6322

City Departments City Clerk Linda Schadel 620-525-6279 or 620 923-5416 Street/Utilities Superintendent Leonard Mostrom 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 City Attorney Philip Martin 620-285-3813 City Fire Chief Gary McJunkin 620-525-1037 or 620-525-6279 City Library Paula Catlin 620-525-6743 or 620-525-6279 City Parks Gary Schmidt 620-525-6279 City Zoning Joe Miller 620-525-6279 Animal Control Leonard Mostrom 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 Water Joe Griffe 620-525-1003 EMS Director Brandi Johnson, 911

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But, the town has deep roots. Started 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. 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.



he small Pawnee County community of Burdett has links to the stars. The famous astronomer Clyde Tombaugh and discoverer of the planet Pluto 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.




Utilities Electric - Midwest Energy 800-222-3121 Gas - Black Hills Energy 1-888- 890-5554 (Customer Service) 1-800-694-8989 (24 Hour Emergency) 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 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the City Building, 217 3rd Street, Garfield. Mayor Kevin Greathouse Council Members Councilman Bill Philo 620-569-2373 Councilman Eldon Meckfessel 620-569-2317 Councilwoman Denise Hoch 620-569-2382 Councilman Robert Hoch 620-569-2382 Councilwoman Janet Olson 316-214-3370



Garfield bell now hangs in the Garfield City Park. That bell has an interesting, and presidential, story. But, first some background. The 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 1873, 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

City Departments City Clerk Linda Meckfessel 620-569-2373 City Treasurer Evalina Craig 620-569-3442 Fire Chief Robert Meckfessel 620-569-2373 City Maintenance Supervisor C.J. Wilder Utilities Electric-Midwest Energy 800-222-3121 Phone, Cable and Internet Golden Belt Telephone Association 785-372-4236 Gas Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4782 Sewer City of Garfield 620-569-2373

Church was organized in 1879. But, the founders 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.

Post Office 213 Third 620-569-2210 Recycling Larned Industrial Park East of town off K-156 620-285-8555 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-Noon Trash Service Pawnee Sanitation 620-285-7780 Animal Control Lonnie Able 620-569-2484

Medical Care Pawnee Valley Community Hospital A HaysMed Partner 923 Carroll Avenue, Larned 620-285-3161 Police Department, 911 Dispatches out of Larned Garfield at a glance: Area Code — 620 Population — 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 re-organization 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 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 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…”



Area Code – 620 Population – 4,033 (2017) Land Area – 2.3 square miles Average household income – $55,839 (2017)



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Emergency Medical Service Joshua Huff, EMS director 123 W. 9th Emergencies dial 911 620-285-8505




Fire Department Randy Bird, Fire Chief 814 Main Emergencies dial 911 620-285-8520


Animal Control Larned Police Department 419 Broadway 620-285-8545

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City Clerk 419 Broadway 620-285-8500

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Mayor – William Nusser 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 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.



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


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Schnack Park 544 W. 1st Shelter house, playground equipment, charcoal grills, picnic tables, restrooms, swimming pool, duck pond, skateboard park and train Lowery Park 544 W. 1st Park benches and glider, statuary and monuments, drinking water hydrant, off-street parking, playground equipment, basketball court, ball field, Zebulon Pike Plaza, Youth Building for rent Doerr Vernon Park 1500 Carroll Tennis courts, picnic shelter, playground equipment Jordaan Memorial Park 18th & Toles Softball fields, Pawnee County Fair Facilities, John Haas Building for rent, walking path with exercise stations, and Community Center

Larned Swimming Pool 620-285-8570

Cable Cox Communications 866-684-5087

Parks/Cemetery 620-285-8535 620-285-8500 (records)

Phone Service AT&T, 800-288-2020

Building Inspection 620-285-8509

Golden Belt Telephone Association 800-432-7965

Street Department 620-285-8560

Nex-Tech Wireless 122 W. 5th, 620-910-7676

Sanitation Department 620-285-8555


Wastewater Treatment 620-285-8513 Pawnee Sanitation 620-285-7780 UTILITIES Electric, Water, Trash, Sewer City of Larned 620-285-8500 Gas Kansas Gas Service 800-794-4780

Poison Control 800-332-6633 Post Office 803 Broadway, 620-285-2791 Larned Community Center Mike Seeman, Larned Recreation Director 1500 North Toles, 620-285-6002 Recyling 620-285-8555 620-792-1321

South East Neighborhood Park 3rd & Park Playground equipment 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.



ver the past four 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 – and look under the SPOTLIGHT FEATURE at the bottom of the home page.

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“A Great Place to Live Work & Play� Prairie Vista and Apartments

A Residential Community West 16th Street, Larned, (K-156 & Morris) 620-285-8519 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.


Larned Chamber of Commerce Chamber Members Ad Astra Appraisal 620-285-9213 1504 L Road Larned, KS 67550

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Central Kansas Whitetails 620-786-4064 1803 Toles Rd Larned, KS 67550


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Healthy Living Chiropractic

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Heart of Kansas Family Health Care

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Heartland Irrigation

First Christian Church

High Plains Farm Credit

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620-285-8500 417 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-285-2964 716 Broadway (Office) 8th & Topeka (Church) Larned, KS 67550

Clock Realty and Insurance

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First Southern Baptist Church

American Family Insurance – Caleb Schultz Agency

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American State Bank & Trust Company

Community Health Organization

First United Methodist Church

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

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

Country Seasons Flower Shoppe

Barton Community College

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Bauer Computers

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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. 620-796-2500 1107 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Carr Auto Electric 620-285-6951 812 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

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


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

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

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

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

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

620-285-6033 1004 W 8th Street Larned, KS 67550 620-285-3294 1224 Corse Ave. Larned, KS 67550 620-285-6931 116 W 6th Street Larned, KS 67550 620-285-3183 701 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

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

Fort Larned School District #495 620-285-3185 120 E 6th Street Larned, KS 67550

Frick Veterinary Services 620-285-5267 1112 K19 Hwy South Larned, KS 67550

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

Golden Belt Telephone 785-372-4236 122 W 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

Golden Valley Inc. 620-527-4216 102 S Main Street Rozel, KS 67574

Graceland Portable Buildings & Eagle Carport 620-804-3378 140 W 14th St. Larned, KS 67550

H & H Roofing

620-285-0040 614 Topeka Larned, KS 67550

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

620-285-6190 606 Topeka Street Larned, KS 67550 620-804-6100 522 Broadway Larned, KS 67550 620-804-6266 303 E 14th Street Larned, KS 67550 620-285-6978 605 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

Housing Opportunities 620-792-3299 1313 Stone Street Great Bend, KS 67530

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

Ike Shaver Plumbing Inc. 620-285-6262 521 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

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

ITC Great Plains

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

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 620-285-5198 1628 L Rd. Larned, KS 67550

Larned K-Lawn, LLC 620-804-1839 122 E 9th Street 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

Why Join? 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

Marmie Ford of Great Bend

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

Pizza Hut

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

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

Martin Law Office

Pro-Green Total Lawn Care Inc.

620-285-3813 702 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Mid American Credit Union 620-285-2026 114 W 5th Street Larned, KS 67550

Midwest Energy Inc. 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

My Favorite Furnishings 620-285-6944 401 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Nex-Tech Wireless 785-621-3600 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 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 Community Hospital Foundation 620-285-8632 923 Carroll Ave Larned, KS 67550

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Santa Fe Trails and Trail West Apartments 620-285-2630 1312 Carroll Avenue Larned, KS 67550

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

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

Simmons & Simmons Inc. 620-285-6061 529 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

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

The Tiller and Toiler 620-285-3111 PO Box 206 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

Smith Dental Clinic

University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus

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

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

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

Reed Discount Pharmacy Inc.

Smith, Burnett & Hagerman LLC

VonFeldt, Bauer & VonFeldt

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

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

Revive Massage Therapy & Salon

Sonic Drive-In

Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine

620-285-2107 818 Broadway Larned, KS 67550


620-910-7369 418 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

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

620-792-3632 3503 10th Street Great Bend, KS 67530

Rocking M Radio

State Farm Insurance

Ward Feed Yard Inc.

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

620-285-6955 621 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

620-285-2183 1190 100th Avenue Larned, KS 67550

Rodeway Inn

State Theatre

Welcome Inn Leisure Center

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

620-285-6931 617 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

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

Rosewood Services Inc.

Straub International Inc.

Windy Plains Marketing Inc.

620-792-5256 214 SW 40 Ave Great Bend, KS 67530

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


World Pest Control and Sunflower Services

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

RSVP and Volunteers In Action 620-792-1614 1025 Main Street #D114 Great Bend, KS 67530

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

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

Sunflower Diversified Services Inc.

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

Saints Mary & Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church 620-285-6503 803 Main Street Larned, KS 67550

620-792-1321 1521 K-96 Hwy Great Bend, KS 67530

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


Santa Fe Laundry Co, LLC.

620-804-6207 1123 Broadway Larned, KS 67550

Santa Fe Trail Auto Club Inc.

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

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

Taco Bell

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

The Center for Counseling & Consultation

785-526-7185 228 N 5th Street Otis, KS 67565

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

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Executive Director Alexandra Lessard –––– Program Coordinator Kris Geniuk

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Larned Area Chamber of Commerce 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 • Marketing & Advertising • Ribbon Cuttings • Coffee Hours • Ribbon Cuttings

BENEFITS & SERVICES • After Hours • Chamber Ambassadors • Pawnee County Young Professionals • Annual Events • Local Business Contests

• Business Development Workshops • EagleMed/AirMedCare Network Members Only Discount • Get Involved

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS • CEO Circle ......................$1500 • Chamber Champion ........$750 • Business Partner ...............$175 • Additional ........................... $85 • Non-Profit/Civic ................. $80 • Personal ............................... $50

502 Broadway, Larned, 620-285-6916 | Pawnee County Economic Development Commission 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 Members • Brian Carlton, President • Dr. Lindsey VanSickle, Vice President • Bethann Black, Secretary • Jamie Holopirek, Treasurer • Becky Martin • Bob Rein

• Brock Miller • Carroll Bennett • Kathy Weaver • Laurie Josefiak • Mike Burdett • Tama Hanson • Will Tice

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City Council Council members meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the City Building, 110 Main Street, Rozel, except for the Summer months from June thru October at 8:00 pm at the Rozel Community Center at 105 Main St, Rozel, Kansas. 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 Derek Spreier Councilman Joe Trimble Councilman Terry Ryan 620-357-5137 Councilwoman Erin Josefiak 620-527-4404 Councilwoman Pamela Taylor 620-527-4493

Located 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 disastrous fires, a

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

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.

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



PAWNEE COUNTY SOURCE 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. “THE LAST ALARM”

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 htm for trail events, trail tours, geocaching, and information on the Wet and Dry Routes of the Santa Fe Trail.

Memorial to fallen Larned firefighters According to, “‘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.

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 research/little-red-house.html.

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.

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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. 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 ZEBULON PIKE PLAZA

W. First and Carroll, Larned Visit the duck pond.

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.

ALICE SCHNACK MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN Schnack-Lowrey Park W. First and Carroll, Larned


THE SANTA FE TRAIL CENTER K-156, 2 miles west of Larned 620-285-2054 Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 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.

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K-156, West edge of Burdett 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 planetlike body, but also made several other notable space discoveries. 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.

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2018 OCTOBER 13.......................Fort Larned Candlelight Tour (by reservation only) 13 & 14 ..............Santa Fe Trail Center Tired Iron Show 30.......................Chamber Banquet NOVEMBER TBD ...................Burdett American Legion Auxiliary’s Pheasant Hunter’s Feed 11.......................Larned Veterans Day Parade TBD ...................Garfield Turkey Shoot

DECEMBER 1.........................Burdett Christmas Celebration 1.........................Fort Larned Christmas Open House 1.........................Larned Kiddie Movie 1.........................Larned Annual Christmas Celebration & Christmas Parade 2.........................Rozel Christmas Celebration 8.........................Larned Civic Pride Kiddie Shopping Day 8.........................Fort Larned Christmas Past Celebration 2019 JANUARY 28.......................Fort Larned Kansas Day Celebration 28.......................Santa Fe Trail Center Kansas Day Celebration FEBRUARY 8-10 ...................49th Annual Chamber Antiques & Collectible Show MAY 24-25 .................27th Annual Santa Fe Trail Days 25-27 .................Fort Larned Memorial Day Weekend Event JUNE 15.......................Juneteenth Celebration JULY 4.........................Old Fashioned 4th of July at Fort Larned 4.........................Larned Area Chamber Ambassadors Community Fireworks Show 4.........................Larned Civic Pride’s Santa Fe Run, Walk & Triathlon 24-27 .................Pawnee County Fair AUGUST TBD ...................Rozel Summer Celebration August 31September 2......Fort Larned Labor Day Weekend Living History Event SEPTEMBER 2020 TBD ...................Santa Fe Trail Center Rendezvous




Santa Fe Trail Center museum observes Juneteenth with art, history and song


On June 19, 1865 Maj. General Gordon Granger informed the people of Texas that ... “in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.” As slaveholders fled from states where the Union had been victorious over the Confederacy to Texas, they took their slaves with them, isolating them from most of the fighting and any news of the war. Many were unaware of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, which freed slaves in the Confederacy during the Civil War.


n the second half of the 19th century, groups of African Americans migrated from southern states to Kansas, joining the throngs of immigrants from Europe heeding the call for homesteaders to help settle the western half of the United States. Referred to as “exodusters,” they were the first wave to make central Kansas their home.

Others would continue to migrate later to work for the railroads. Many of their descendants continue to live in the area today, tracing their family trees back to the Exoduster movement. In recent years, observances of Juneteenth, a holiday observing the end of slavery in 1865, are becoming more widely observed. In June, 2018, the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum in Larned held

Vernell Morgan, a Wichita artist whose work is on display at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum in Larned, visited the museum. Her visit coincided with the museum’s celebration and observance of Juneteenth. She spoke about her craft, how she came to be an artist, and offered stories behind some of the pieces of her display pieces. She is a celebrated artist who uses block print reduction as her medium. Morgan is also a middle school science teacher, and it was through her teaching that word of her art made it to legendary Civil Rights-era photographer Gordon Parks. In June 2017, the SFTC Museum featured an extensive display of Parks’ photos as part of a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.” The exhibit coincided with the 2017 Juneteenth event at the museum. Parks’ attention, in fact, marked the beginning of Morgan’s emergence into the public eye. When she was first teaching at Holy Savior, two of her eighth grade students, without her knowledge, met with Parks when he came to Wichita. After they showed Parks

a celebration there, inviting Wichita artist Vernell Morgan and Nicodemus Historical Society Executive Director Angela Bates to speak, and the Escue CME Church choir to provide music for the event. Bates provided her lecture, “Children of the Promised Land,” featuring the history of Nicodemus, the first all African American settlement in Kansas.

her art, he contacted her. “Mr. Parks gave me a call a week later and said that he would like to be responsible and support my very first art show in 1994,” Morgan said. That was a pivotal year for Morgan. Not only did she hold her first art show at the Kansas Art Museum, showing 24 pieces, she also graduated with her Masters Degree in Art Education. Prior to that, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, with 78 hours of science, and a license in special education. Artists that influenced her included Jacob Lawrence, John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. She likes them all for their bold uses of color and their bold use of lines. She noted that rarely will she not use black lines in her work because to her, black lines illustrate control, and she loves control. After she finished her talk, Morgan demonstrated how linoleum block reductions are created. She hinted she has many new works she would like to share at the museum at a later date.

Bates has extensively researched her genealogy and the history of Nicodemus where her great uncle, Henry Williams, was the first baby born in that settlement in 1877, not long after its founding. He was born to former slaves from Kentucky, who were raising the first generation of free children.




Giant map a new feature at Santa Fe Trail Center Museum Tracing the long routes and the shortcuts of a bygone trade route Patrick Lartz is the exhibit developer at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum. He’s the guy who builds all the cool dioramas, maps and interpretive displays that tell the story of the Santa Fe Trail from prehistoric times to the modern day. After pouring over “Maps of the Santa Fe Trail” by Gregory Franzwa, Lartz was inspired to create the massive 15-foot long master map of the Santa Fe Trail now on display in the East Wing of the museum. It includes all of the major branches, plus many short-lived short cuts abandoned either because they proved too dangerous, too time consuming, or too dry. Four interpretive plaques below the map tell the stories of the explorers and surveyors that blazed and mapped the trail so merchants and tradesmen could make their way from Old Franklin, Missouri, the original starting point of the trail before it was washed out between 1827 and 1828, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, a most important international center of trade in the early and mid-1800s.

SANTA FE TRAIL CENTER MUSEUM With the Arkansas River traveling through Pawnee County, Lartz Points out that when one of the original explorers, Captain William Becknell, crossed the Arkansas River at Ft. Zarah, located between present-day Great Bend and Ellinwood, he was actually crossing into Mexico. Between 1821 and 1846, there was a tenuous agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that the Arkansas River was the border, but in 1846, the Mexican-American War was underway, and by 1848, the land was firmly in the hands of the United States. Becknell’s trail is designated with horse shoes. Lartz’s map also includes a spur of the trail to Taos Pueblo, and Turley’s Mill where fur trappers and traders sought the potent Taos Lightning whiskey, a popular item of trade for those striking deals with Native Americans, Hispanic and Anglo residents of the area. Some enterprising entrepreneurs created toll roads too, and Lartz includes these little tidbits of information making it a map that can take hours to truly take in. “That’s what I love about it,” Lartz said. To ensure his accuracy, he consulted with historian Leo Oliva, author of books about Fort Hays and the Santa Fe Trail. Quiet and unassuming, Lartz is a true connoisseur of history. Just past the map, his work continues as he continues his work on the Mexican Merchants display, where the story of the Mexican buffalo hunters, the Comancheros and Caballeros, the Mexican trade merchants and the Texas Freebooters come alive. Stop into the museum often, as there is always something new to learn, and Lartz can’t wait to tell the next chapter in the story. The museum is located 2 miles west of Larned on K-156.






Santa Fe Trail Days Fun! May 25-26, 2018 marked a weekend of fun for Santa Fe Trail Days. Ralph Terry was grand marshal at an evening “Glow Parade” Friday as Pawnee County celebrated. The community enjoyed a picnic-style hamburger and hotdog feed, ice cream social and a bicycle decorating contest. After the parade, there was a movie on the courthouse lawn. Festivities continued on Saturday, starting with the Kappa Psi 5K Fun Run. Entertainment during the day included a magic show with ventriloquist, juggler, and community talent show, as well as a concert featuring the band Homebrew. Save the date – Santa Fe Trail Days – May 24-25, 2019.

The bouncing houses were filled with energetic little ones.

A gigantic beach ball was enjoyed by all ages

The Larned Fire Department showed off their trucks.

Brian and Brenda Reed in their batmobile.

Little dancers entertain the crowd at the talent show.

Grand Marshal Ralph Terry leads the parade

Todd Ostrander wins the hot dog eating contest.




‘Leave No Man Behind’ A Heartfelt Homecoming For A Larned Soldier PHOTOS COURTESY of Katherine Rasdorf, History Flight

These photos are of Marine Corps Pfc. Jack H. Krieger, killed during World War II. His remains have now been accounted for according to a statement from the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Krieger was the first World War II casualty from Larned.

Jack Harvey Krieger, 27, was the first casualty of World War II from Pawnee County. PFC Krieger, a demolitions specialist, died on Nov. 20, 1943, during the invasion of Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands (now the Republic of Kiribati). Since that time he was listed as a “Missing In Action” soldier. This past May 2018, his remains were finally brought home and he was interred in his final resting place in the Larned Cemetary with full military honors by the United States Marines and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Krieger was posthumously awarded the Victory Medal - World War II, the Purple Heart, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and today is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial Site. Now a rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate his remains have been accounted. The Battle of Tarawa was one of the bloodiest and costliest battles to the U.S. in World War II in terms of men lost per time spent in combat. During the 76-hour battle from Nov. 20-23, 1943, on that small Pacific Island, about 1,700 U.S. personnel were killed, including Larned’s Jack Krieger. Another 2,100 were wounded.


he Pawnee County Fair is an important event for members of the surrounding communities. This July event allows 4-Hers to showcase their projects of different varieties, and to show their livestock. There is also open class for citizens to showcase their talents as well. Most of the 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. An agricultural background is not needed to join 4-H. The fair hosts many different categories for folks to take part. These categories can include fashion revue, trap shoot, cat and hand animal pet show, dog show, photography, and crops. 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 horse show, halter performance and speed events, swine show, sheep show, shepherds lead, goat show, bucket calf and feeder show, rabbit show, beef show and the dog agility event. The fair also offers other events which may include a beer garden, pedal tractor pull, watermelon feed, ranch rodeo, music, two mile and a 5K run, bike and trike rodeo, round robin showmanship, team fitting contest, frog and turtle races, and pig wrestling. At the end of the fair the 4-Hers auction off their projects and livestock. After the auction the 4-Hers host a lunch for the buyers. For a complete listing of the events and rules for competing check out the Pawnee County Fair book or go to their website 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. 28

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

nt The Annual 4-H Achievement Banquet celebrates the experiences and learning of Pawnee County 4-Hers during the year. Pawnee County 4-H Fair Board Tyson Steffen, President, Thomas Prescott, Vice President, Kathy Hammeke, Secretary, Kathy Couchman, Treasurer, Mike Burdett, Adam Stubbs, Chaz Beckwith, Kraig Froetschner, Charles Snodgrass, Ron Cooper, Nathan Barker, and Doug Harter.

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. Kyle Grant is the agriculture and natural resources Joining a 4-H Club is easy! Pawextension agent. nee County is always welcoming new Office hours are scheduled from members. While the 4-H year and 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. enrollment begin on October 2, you Monday through Friday. can join a club during any time of the Extension Council: year. May 1 is our cutoff date for a Jamie Kirby, Chair 4-Her to be able to participate in the Angie Murray, Vice-Chair 4-H Classes at the Pawnee County Josh Taylor, Secretary and State Fair. They are welcome to Doug Nord, Treasurer exhibit in the Open Classes to gain Jason Toll, Rob Manry, Dale Seeman, experience for the next year. To Karen a e Frick, ck, and a d Joan Joa Forrest. o est. enroll online go to 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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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 has 27 walk-in hunting areas available to the general public from September 1 to January 1 and/or November 1 to January 1. When hunting on private land, hunters should always obtain written permission from the land owner before hunting.

Game most likely to be found here include pheasant, quail, dove and deer. Turkey hunting can also be found throughout the county. The KDWPT Fall hunting atlas, which details public walk-in hunting areas, can be found at www.kdwpt. Locations/Hunting-Fishing-Mapsby-County/Fall-Hunting-Atlas For those who prefer the guidance of an outfitter, check the KDWPT website. Licenses can be ordered online at


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Larned improves golf course Taking expert care of Larned Country Club comes naturally for golf course superintendent Dan Collins. His love affair with the local course dates back 50 years when he golfed with former New York Yankee pitcher Ralph Terry. He originally started part-time work as a high school sophomore. Collins likes to achieve his goal of making small improvements every year. He’s spent the past nine summers serving as golf course superintendent. This spring’s major project was installing decorative rocks and a clay base to minimize drainage for the course’s water hazard in the vicinity of Nos. 1, 5 and 6. “A lot of volunteers donated their trucks to deliver the clay from nearby properties,” Collins said. “We packed down the clay base and added some big rocks around the pond.” The course’s other seasonal issue was dealing with bagworms, which have infested cedar and juniper trees at the course. Collins suspects a mild winter contributed to the problem. “They do damage, but you’ve got to treat the trees with spray to get them,” Collins said. “You’ve got to get them all. The wind can transport them.” 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. Collins said Josh Kraisinger, Larned’s parks and cemetery supervisor, anchors support from the city of Larned. “Josh is a huge help because he gets equipment prepared, sharpens blades and performs anything mechanical we might require,” Collins said. Collins’ grandson, Fort Hays State student Braeden Corman, has worked part-time the past few years. Larned High golfer Reed McNett also worked this summer. Kansas State graduate Michael Reece, a past part-timer, works full-time at Hutchinson’s Prairie Dunes Country Club. Former high school teammate Colton Massey played golf at Washburn 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. Typical maintenance 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, featuring Steve Webb, has added two bunkers for practice near the driving


range. They removed several large trees and reshaped the No. 7 tee box. The course’s biggest addition two years ago is a fully-operational driving range west of the clubhouse that allows multiple players to hit range balls. The fully-lighted north/south driving range, featuring buffalo grass, stretches out to 330 yards. A golf-ball retriever can pick up 1,000 golf balls in 45 minutes. “It’s brought traffic onto the course,” Collins said. “We see out-of-town visitors and travelers. Multiple players can hit at the driving range.” The nicest addition is the installation of Bluegrass teeing grass grown in Colorado Springs, Colo. Green fees are $20 during weekdays and $25 on the weekend. Larned Country Club opened in 1950. It is a well-maintained course featuring small and sloped Bentgrass greens with bluegrass and perennial rye fairways. Three of the sloping fairways are doglegs and tree-lined. Water hazards come into play on three holes. The nine-hole Larned Country Club layout features 2,747 yards of golf from the longest tee for a par of 35. The course rating is 33.9 and it has a slope rating of 106. Larned Country Club operates the Pin High Bar & Grill, which serves customers in the clubhouse. The Pin High is generally open at 5 p.m. each day the course is open for business. Larned Country Club 681 E. 14th Street, Larned 620-285-3935

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State Theatre in Larned keeps movies alive

There’s something about a night at the movies that transcends mere entertainment. Sharing a great drama, adventure story, or pure laugh-out-loud comedy with neighbors and friends amplifies the experience to a true night out. Thanks to the efforts of the State Theatre Association of Larned, the residents of Pawnee County and surrounding towns can regularly enjoy the experience without the hours-long drive to larger communities where forprofit movie theaters generally choose to locate. Best yet, the Theatre combines modern day amenities with nostalgic decor at a reasonable price that makes the choice to stay close to home an easy one: Admission for kids under 11 is $4 for a regular movie and $5 for 3-D, and adults pay $6, $7 for 3-D.

Jim White is the president of the board of directors for the Larned State Theatre Association of Larned. It was formed in 2002 when a group of local citizens met to discuss how they could re-open the community’s only existing movie theater to provide a much needed and much missed form of entertainment that would appeal to the general public. Up and running Not the first community to consider a volunteer staffed and run movie theater, they found inspiration in what other Kansas towns were doing, and agreed to give it a try. They formed the association in February 2002, and members began raising funds and spreading the word. Between raising money through private and business donations and selling Krispy Kreme donuts

on the street corners of the community, they raised enough money to purchase the building and its contents from the previous owner. Then, the real hard work began. “Getting an idle theater up and running again isn’t as simple as turning the key in the door,” White said. “Some of the existing equipment could still be used, but just as much needed to be updated or replaced.” Many Larned area businesses stepped up to the plate and donated their time and expertise. New electrical, plumbing and HVAC had to be installed. The rear wall of the building had been neglected for years and needed repair. And, they needed to get the projection equipment up and running. After almost a year of

renovations, the grand reopening happened on July 4, 2002. Civic organizations and other community and school groups then, as now, volunteered to completely staff the theater one night a month. The Theatre is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening. Admission prices are kept low to encourage families to attend, and for that reason the Theatre rarely offers an ‘R’ rated movie. The Theatre was a hit, and after expenses, all proceeds are put back into improvements. While the Theatre, open only four nights a week, can’t show “first-run” movies, it can show those features shortly after their debuts. In 2018, “The Incredibles” and “Jurassic World,” were well attended, White said.

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STATE THEATRE Big changes bring Theatre up-to-date Over the past 16 years, there have been many renovations. One of the first major undertakings was the replacement of the old narrow seats. When the theater opened in 1949, it is estimated it had over 700 seats. Later, that number was reduced by a few hundred. In 2005 the State Theatre Association reduced that number by nearly half again, providing a much more comfortable experience for its guests, White said. That same year, the restrooms were remodeled with an eye towards ADA standards, and the projector and sound equipment was upgraded. In 2009, State Theatre Association m members became sserious about the ttransition from 35 mm tto digital projectors w when it was predicted tthe analog equipment w would soon be oobsolete. The cost to sswitch was a daunting $$90,000 to $100,000, p prompting another ffundraising campaign, W White said. They bbegan right away, and w were installing the new d digital equipment that ssummer. “The citizens of P Pawnee County, L Larned, Garfield, B Burdett, and Rozel, h have always done a tremendous job oof supporting their ttheater” White said. After the new p projection and sound equipment were installed, the concessions and lobby areas were remodeled, with soda lines installed under the floor. A few years later, the original 1949 popcorn popper finally gave out. “We were getting parts from a collector from around Boston,” White said. “Finally, we’d scabbed everything we could, and when it finally gave out, that was it.” Volunteer staffers had only one demand — that the new popper be big enough to keep up with demand.



“We bought a huge popcorn popper, enough to feed two-thirds of western Kansas,” White jokingly said. “It was worth the money we spent on it.” In 2011, the old fabric curtains inside the Theatre were replaced, and the ceiling color changed from white to black. The transformation made a huge difference. “We made a huge investment into this building and into this equipment, and it’s paid off,” White said. What remains is important too: The original marquee, the doors leading from the street to the lobby and the linoleum lobby floors are 1949 originals and are lovingly kept. Anniversary celebration coming Also on the horizon are plans for a 70th anniversary celebration set for Saturday, April 6, 2019. Period photos displayed on the lobby wall depict the original 1949 grand opening, and the association is taking its cues from those pictures. Already, the members are on the lookout for period movie posters. White believes the movie that was shown that night which starred Fred MacMurray may have been “Father was a Fullback.” Other “coming soon” posters can be seen in the photographs. They are also asking around to find cars that match those in one of the photos for a special photograph they’d like to take. It is believed that at least one of those cars may still be in existence locally. Admission prices will also be adjusted to 1949 prices: 50 cents for adults and 12 cents for kids. So, be sure to mark your calendars now for a night to remember. But then, aren’t most nights at the movies ones to remember?





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. FARMER’S MEMORIAL 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.

Northwest corner of Main & Santa Fe, Ellinwood, U.S. 56 at the stoplight. To make tour reservations call 620-5642400 • 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

“GUS” AND EVA SHAFER MEMORIAL ART GALLERY Barton Community College 245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend • 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

FORT ZARAH 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. 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. Details also found at and on the County’s social media pages • Two stones are in place with the names of 750 veterans. It is anticipated that Stone III will be dedicated on Veterans Day, 2018. Names are being accepted for Stone IV. CLAFLIN MUSEUM

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.

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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.

KANSAS OIL & GAS HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM 5944 10th St., Great Bend 620-793-8301 • 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 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.

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

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January 12 ................Icy Sidewalk Sale January 12 ................I Heart GB Promotion Starts

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February 1 .................I Heart GB Promotion Ends February 2 .................CASA Chocolate Auction February 23 ...............Chamber of Commerce Banquet

For more events go to the following websites: City of Great Bend website: Convention and Visitors Bureau website: Great Bend Chamber of Commerce:

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

March 2 .....................Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala March 7 .....................Kiwanis Pancake Feed March 16 ...................Eagle Radio Home & Garden Show April 10-12 ................Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo April 13......................Stores Pay Tax Sale April 22......................Youth USSSA Softball April 25......................Barton Community College Job Fest April 26-27 ................KWEC Wings and Wildlife Festival April 27-28 ................Hap Dumont Tournament May 1-4.....................KCAC College Conference Championship May 2 ........................Art & Wine Walk May 3 ........................Catholic Charities Wine Tasting Event May 4 ........................Cinco de Mayo in the Square May 16 ......................Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market May 23-24.................KSHSAA State 2-1A Baseball May 31-June 2 ..........June Jaunt Festival May 31 ......................Free Outdoor Movie May 31-June 2 ..........June Jaunt Festival June 1-2....................June Jaunt Hap Dumont Tournament June 8-9....................ASA Softball Tournament June 15-16................Legion Tournament June 21-23................Legion Tournament June 22-23................Youth Baseball Tournament June 29-30................ASA Softball Tournament July 3 ........................Fireworks Display June 11 .....................Free Outdoor Movie July 12-14 .................Hap Dumont Tournament July 13-14 ................Legion Zone Tournament July 27 ......................Bike Brew Q August 1 ....................Free Outdoor Movie August 3 ....................Back to School No Tax Sale August 10 ..................Party in the Park August 17 ..................United Way Kick Off September 14 ............Healing Hearts Rodeo September 24 ............21st Annual Great Bend Tribune Women’s Expo September 27-29 ......Hahn Brothers Shootout September 28 ............Long Pumpkin Patch Opens October 5...................Rosewood Rodeo October 26.................Zoo Boo

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ELLINWOOD 2018 December 2 ...............Christkindlemarket December 2 ...............Ellinwood Hospital and Clinic Gala

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There are lots of ways to cool off at Great Bend’s Wetlands Waterpark, located at 2303 Main Street in Brit Spaugh Park. 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 tipping 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, Wetlands Waterpark is designed to capture some of the natural wonder of Cheyenne Bottoms. See how many shorebirds you can spot in the decor. There is also a zero-depth entry area, a swimming pool with a divided shallow end separated by floating features, concession area and several shady spots. The Waterpark is a safe, clean, family oriented entertainment experience open seven days a week — weather permitting — from Memorial Day weekend until mid-August. Lifeguards are American Red Cross certified. 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 website tracks the daily forecast so you can check on whether the pool is open or closed. Wetlands Waterpark can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Summer discount punch passes can be purchased for $40 and are good for 15 admissions during one season. The facility is also available to groups wishing to hold private parties scheduled outside of normal operating hours. 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 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. There are more than 30 lifeguards and about a dozen concession workers. 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, extension 210, or email www. 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.








GRIZZLY CENTRAL Great Bend’s Brit Spaugh Zoo became a destination attraction in 2018 with the opening of its expanded grizzly bear exhibit on June 2. Visitors often comment on the friendly, informative staff and the fact that the zoo has FREE admission. The grizzly bear project tripled the size of the old exhibit, with added features for the bears to explore. There are climbing areas, a stream with pools, and a den. One of the most exciting features for the public is the viewing area on the west side of the exhibit, that allows people to see the bears up close through an unobstructed window. The big pool is just inches away from the viewing area. The exhibit is electrified inside to keep bears from charging at the fences, and a new wooden fence around the exterior keeps humans at a safe distance. During the exhibit’s ribbon cutting, Sara Hamlin, zoo supervisor and curator,

commented on the completion of this project, three years in the making. “It’s a huge turning point for our zoo to have such a spectacular exhibit,” Hamlin said. The Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation was a major contributor to this project in the section of the zoo that features North American animals. Katherine Opie, director of the foundation, promised more to come from this private-public partnership. The next project will be a bison exhibit, something the zoo has not had for several years. The viewing window is a great addition to the zoo, as it gives visitors an unobstructed look into the exhibit. There are also viewing windows at the exhibits for the lions and the African serval cats. Other recent upgrades and additions include renovation of the Butterfly House and construction of a parrot house.

Zoo evolution Brit Spaugh (1901-1966) was appointed Great Bend’s first park supervisor in 1935. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned to Great Bend with a dream to create a zoo and park that would delight area children. It started with a duck pond and two white-tailed deer. Today, the zoo that bears his name is part of a 46-acre park with 55 different animal species, not including insects and fish. It meets today’s high standards for animal management and care. The zoo is dedicated to the conservation, preservation and rescue of animals and the education and entertainment of children and adults.



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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 2018, 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.” 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 2018 Expo included cattle handling and horse training demonstrations, free health screenings, K-State Research & Extension presentations, stock dog demonstrations, chute side demos and entertainment from Chad Prather. A variety of concessions and a beer garden are available as well. Great Bend welcomes everyone to the show. Motels fill up, so, if you’re planning an overnight trip during the next Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, but be sure to book ahead.

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GREAT BEND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU The Great Bend Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is located inside the front of the Great Bend Events Center at 3111 10th Street. The office is perfected located with the Events Center because CVB staff books both city facilities which include the Events Center and the Front Door. The Events Center is the local resource for tourism information in Kansas and is designated by the state as a Kansas Travel Information Center. Events Center updates: As of August 2018, the Events Center has all new flooring throughout with a portable dance floor that is available for rent. In the past few years city staff has updated the front entrance, parking, chairs, sound system and tables. Next step goals include remodeling of the bathrooms, new air walls and breakout room options to entice more conferences and meetings to town. The CVB is part of Community Coordinator/CVB Director Christina Hayes’ department. CVB staff includes Emily Goad, Visitor Coordinator and Grady Bolding, Visitor Service Representative. In 2019, the City will add another staff member to help oversee the maintenance and setup of the Events Center space. The staff works hard to promote Great Bend in various ways. Christina’s goals for her department include getting Great Bend’s attractions, events, fun things to do and places to stay out to a bigger area of the state, Recruitment of new conventions, tournaments and meetings to town. Continue to provide hospitality program for hotels, gas stations, businesses and doctors’ offices so the front lines of our community knows what’s happening in town. Every two years the CVB will design and distribute a new Visitor Guide for Great Bend, get our community’s name out there as a real presence in the state, effectively market and promote the Events Center as the premier location for Events and work with the area to bring people to our wonderful town!

CVB Board Members Chairperson: Allene Owen, Vice Chair: Mark Mingenback Members: Lacey Schofield Jan Westfall Kelly Patel Claudia Elson KP Patel Loren Unruh Tina Fisher Non-voting members: Mayor Joe Andrasek Kendal Francis Jan Peters Diann Henderson Curtis Wolf Shawna Schafer Christina Hayes

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Get Out and Explore! When was your last visit to Cheyenne Bottoms? Residents and visitors to Barton County can visit an internationally-known attraction any time of year! Cheyenne Bottoms is a 41,000 acre wetland complex designated a Wetland of International Importance due to its importance as a stopover for migrating birds along the Central Flyway. More than 340 species of birds have been documented at the wetlands. Ducks, geese, herons, egrets, cranes, pelicans, and sandpipers are commonly seen throughout the year. Birds are not the only visitors to the largest wetland on the interior of the United States. Visitors from all over the United States, and even other countries, flock to the wetlands to bird watch, hunt, and to see the expansive landscape and wildlife. The wetlands include the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area managed by Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism and the Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve managed by The Nature Conservancy. Visitors can access the wetlands by vehicle by driving raised dike roads and county roads through the wetlands. Check out the new observation tower located at the K-4 Highway overlook. The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) is your one-stop shop for every visit to Cheyenne Bottoms and is located at Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 highway 10 miles northeast of Great Bend. The 11,000 square foot museum operated by Fort Hays State University is home to the Koch Wetlands Exhibit gallery, a classroom with live animal exhibits, an auditorium, and the Wetlands Gift Store. Admission is free! Van tours, a nature trail, a pollinator garden, and many public programs provide a glimpse of what Kansas wetlands are and what you can find in them. Staff at the KWEC will answer your questions about the wetlands and give advice for how you can experience Cheyenne Bottoms. The KWEC is open Monday through Saturday 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Sunday 1-5p.m. The Center is closed on Mondays from November 1 through March 31 and on major holidays. The KWEC offers a wide selection of public programs and events throughout the year. Check the KWEC website ( for more information on upcoming events or call 877-243-9268. Plan your visit around these favorite programs: Perseid Meteor Shower viewing party (August), Butterfly Festival with Monarch butterfly tagging and other activities (September), Hunter Appreciation Breakfast (October), Star Gazing (October), KWEC Holiday Open House (December), Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Birds Count (December), Winter Kids nature programs (February), Greater Prairie Chicken Lek Tours (April), Great Migration Rally family event (even years in April), Wild Goose Chase 5k/3k Fun Run (even years in April), Wings N Wetlands Birding Festival (odd years in April), Summer Kids nature camps ( July), Nature Craft Series (Quarterly), and many other public programs throughout the year.


FUN. Want a unique nature experience? Then, visit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. KWEC overlooks Cheyenne Bottoms; the largest inland marsh in the United States. Walk through state-of-the-art exhibits that tell the story of Cheyenne Bottoms. Discover the magnificence of these wetlands and the animals and plants living there.


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LARNED Camp Pawnee 4 miles west of Larned along the Pawnee River Open April 1 - October 31 Doerr-Vernon Park and Splash Pad 620 Fort Larned Ave. Picnic areas, restrooms, splash pad, tennis courts, Veterans Memorial Splash pad is open Memorial Day - Labor Day Jordaan Memorial Park 1810 Henry Jordan Drive Baseball/softball diamond, picnic areas, restrooms, sand volleyball court, walking path Schnack-Lowery W. 1st and Carroll Baseball/softball diamond, basketball court, duck pond, grill area, swimming pool, playground, skate park, rose garden, miniature train, picnic tables & shelters, restrooms, water fountain Earl Roberts Stadium 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 Larned Community Center 1500 Toles, 620-285-6002 Recreation Director, Mike Seeman Auditorium, gymnasium, kitchen and meeting facilities Walking path, Frisbee golf course Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball Adult activities: aerobics, basketball, coed softball, yoga, volleyball Larned Fishing Pond 310 NE Trail St.

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Downey Memorial Park North of U.S. 56 on east end of town Tennis courts, picnic area, basketball court, potable water

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Larned High School Indians Central Kansas League (CKL) Craig Rust, 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 Larned Middle School Indians Russ Wrinkle 620-285-8430 Boys sports: Football, basketball, track, wrestling Girls sports: Volleyball, basketball, track, cheerleading

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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

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Woods Fitness Center With Kansas working hard to move up the ranks of national fitness, Larned has a shot at becoming “the healthiest little city in the state.” Those were the words of Melba Woods, whose contribution of $250,000 toward the construction of the new Dale and Melba Woods Fitness Center at Larned High School was celebrated in May of 2017. Representatives from all over the community turned out for the dedication and ribbon cutting, and to admire the state-of-the art equipment and spacious layout. “This is a dream,” Woods said. “I never once through all of this thought it would turn out to be this fantastic. I knew what was needed, but I didn’t know how to go about it. But all of these people — and then

to think, this is rated tops in the United States, not just Kansas, I was blessed more than once.” She referred to a letter from Coach Jim Brown, a clinician with Bigger Faster Stronger Inc. He has been designing and installing weight rooms for the last 30 years. “The fitness center that has just been completed with the help of Larned School District and the gracious donations by Mrs. Melba Woods doesn’t take a back seat to any facility that I have ever been involved with,” he wrote. The facility opened to the public on Aug. 1, 2017. Any patron of Fort Larned USD 495 may purchase a key card for $25 per year, and employees of the district will pay only $10. Members may access the center from 5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. daily.




Larned students win $10K for art program COSTA MESA, Calif. — Larned High School made it to the Top 5 in a national competition that had art students painting designs on Vans brand footwear. As finalists in the ninth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition, LHS students won $10,000 for their school’s art program. Vans selected the grand prizewinning school during the week of May 14, 2018, with the help of a public vote on the website “This has been an awesome

way to start my first year teaching art,” said LHS instructor Kristen Pontius. “The excitement booming through the hallways after (the) announcement that we are in the Top 5 was exhilarating. Students are proud of their little community and how we all came together in the voting process. It has been heartwarming to have all of this support towards the arts program.” Hixon High School in Hixson, Tenn., won first place and the $75,000 grand prize. Other top

five finalist were Fontainebleu High School in Mandeville, La.; Middle Township High School at Cape May Courthouse, N.J., and Moanalua High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. “The top five finalists for this year’s competition truly captured the essence of what Vans is all about — creative expression,” said Megan Klempa, custom culture program manager. “Thanks to communities across the country, we’re able to give even more funding to these talented students and push their talents and capabilities even further.” The 500 competing schools were asked to design two pairs of blank Vans shoes for the themes of “Local Flavor” and “Off The Wall.” The high schools were also assigned to submit an impact document describing how their school, class and community would be impacted by the winning prize. Based on the criteria of creativity, relevance and overall execution, the Vans team selected this year’s top 50. With the public’s help in voting for their favorite design, they have helped select the final five

finalists. “After being accepted from the initial application, all students in the school were encouraged to submit shoe designs,” Pontius said. “We then displayed all of the shoe designs in the hallways and held a school-wide vote for each of the categories, Local Flavor and Off the Wall. Ruthie Webster’s sunset and water tower design won for the Local Flavor category and Harly Donovan’s mermaid design won for the Off the Wall category. These students began putting their designs on actual Vans shoes, provided to us by Vans along with an art supply pack. Additional students helped during the design and application process and also wrote the impact document.”




Fort Larned USD 495 120 E. 6th, Larned, KS 67550 620-285-3185, Fax: 620-285-2973 The Board of Education meets the second Monday of each month at the district office. 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 620-285-2141



Pawnee Heights USD 496 Pawnee Heights USD 496 in Rozel has a tradition of excellence. In 2014, Pawnee Heights High School earned a 2013 Governor’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.

LIBRARIES Jordaan Memorial Library Debby Gore, Library Director 724 Broadway St., Larned 620-285-2876 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. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - noon

Pawnee Heights USD 496 100 W. Grand, Rozel, KS 67574 620-527-4212 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

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Pawnee County Register of Deeds Dolores Wren 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3276; Fax: 620-285-2908 Pawnee County Treasurer Tami Keenan 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3746; Fax: 620-285-6704 Clerk of District Court Kay Schartz 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6937; Fax: 620-285-3665

Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King 116 W. 8th, Larned 620-285-2211; Fax: 620-285-7073 Emergency Management/Zoning Director Mark Wagner 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8966; Fax: 620-285-8910 Solid Waste Supervisor Rod Wheaton 1044 K Rd, Larned 620-285-2016

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

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Pawnee County Courthouse 715 Broadway St., Larned Pawnee County Court Services 24th Judicial District 620-285-3100 Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett 620-285-2139 Fax: 620-285-6293 Pawnee County District Court District Judge Bruce Gatterman 620-285-2247 Magistrate Judge Julie Fletcher-Cowell 620-285-6937 Clerk of the District Court Kay Schartz 620-285-6937


Crimestoppers 419 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3277 Court Services Larned Municipal Court 417 Broadway, Larned 620-285-8500 1st and 3rd Thursdays Judge Julie Fletcher Cowell Probation Services Pawnee County Probation Department 116 W. Eight, Larned 620-285-2211 Fax: 620-285-7073 Community Corrections 606 Topeka, Suite 102, Larned Director Denise Wood 620-285-3128 Juvenile Intake 606 Topeka, Suite 102, Larned Director Denise Wood 620-285-3129

LARNED MEDIUM-SECURITY PRISON AND LARNED STATE HOSPITAL Larned Medium-Security Prison The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility has undergone a conversion to become the Larned Medium-Security Prison, a project which was completed 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. servve KDOC C 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,

order provide in ord der to pr prov videe 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.

Larned State Hospital Larned State Hospital is a mental health facility where the state’s sexual predator treatment program is housed. 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. 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 264-Sunflower Grill.”

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HELPFUL NUMBERS There’s an emergency. Police and fire departments – 911 There’s a power outage in your neighborhood. KPL – 620-285-8585 Midwest Energy, Rozel & Burdett 800-222-3121

PAWNEE COUNTY SOURCE You want to complain about a parking ticket or loud music. Pawnee County Sheriff – 620-285-2211 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 Your water main breaks. Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399

You suspect child abuse. Kansas Department for Children & Families – 620-792-5324 Pawnee County Sheriff – You want to register to vote. 620-285-2211 Pawnee County Clerk – Larned Police – 620-285-8545 620-285-3721 Pawnee County Health Dept. – You smell gas. 620-285-6963 Kansas Gas Service – Larned City Office – 620-285-8500 888-482-4950 Black Hills Energy, Burdett – You want to talk to the mayor. 800-694-8989 Burdett – Leon Jennings – 620-804-0683 You find an injured animal. Garfield – Kevin Greathouse – Burdett – 620-569-2544 City Maintenance Manager Larned – William Nusser – 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 620-285-8500 Garfield – Mayor – 620-569-2544 Rozel – Nancy Wilson – Rozel – City Office – 620-527-4399 620-285-5567 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 Pawnee County Sheriff – You want to know if you live 620-285-2211 in a flood zone. Emergency Preparedness Director You see someone being Mark Wagner cruel to an animal. 715 Broadway, Larned Burdett – 620-285-8966 City Maintenance Manager 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 You have a zoning question. Garfield – Mayor – 620-569-2544 Burdett – 620-525-6279 Rozel – City Office – 620-527-4399 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned Police – 620-285-8545 Larned – 620-285-8500 Pawnee County – 620-285-8966 Your pet is at the pound. Rozel – 620-527-4399 Burdett – City Maintenance Manager You see someone illegally 620-525-6676 or 620-525-6279 dumping garbage in an Garfield – Mayor – 620-569-2544 unincorporated area. Rozel – City Office – 620-527-4399 Pawnee County Sheriff – Larned Police – 620-285-8545 620-285-2211

POST OFFICES Burdett 67523 Postmaster Judith Wasko 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 Holly Lund 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.


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 have a health question. Pawnee County Health Department 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 You want to escape domestic violence. Family Crisis Center 620-792-1885 You want to dispose of household hazardous waste. Pawnee County Landfill – 620-285-2016 You want a business license. Burdett – 620-525-6279 Garfield – 620-569-2385 Larned – 620-285-8500 Rozel – 620-527-4399

You want to subscribe to a local newspaper. Great Bend Tribune, You dispute your property tax bill. 2012 Forest Ave., Great Bend – 800-950-8742 Pawnee County Treasurer – The Tiller & Toiler 620-285-3746 115 W. 15th, Larned – 620-285-3111 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 Housing counseling for home buyers and renters. 1-800-569-4287 You need a referral for day care. Pawnee County Health Department 620-285-6963 or 800-211-4401

You have a question about farming activities. Pawnee County Extension 620-285-6901 You are interested in adoption or foster care. Catholic Social Service – 620-792-1393 Emberhope – 800-593-1950

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PAWNEE COUNTY SOURCE Larned Garden Club 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 4-H Clubs of Pawnee County Pawnee County Extension Office 715 Broadway, Rm. 6, Larned 620-285-6901 The Pawnee County clubs are Gem Dandys, Pawnee Peppers, Tiny Toilers, Western Wranglers, Zook Zippers Walter S. Chears American Legion Post 106 American Legion Community Building 603 Edwards, Larned 620-285-6146 Commander Charlie Perez 620-804-2499 American Legion Auxiliary Post 106 American Legion Community Building 603 Edwards, Larned Rita Kurtz, 620-285-1262 American Legion Riders Chapter 106 Larned, Director Brandon Enabnit 620-617-4314 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.

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 Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday 7:00 p.m. at Larned Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall 8th and Morris Laureate Beta Nu Terri Barton, 620-285-6283 Meets in member’s homes, call for location. Meets 2nd Tuesday 7:00 p.m. during the school year Noon Lions Club Felicia Snodgrass Meets Wednesday at noon at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

P.E.O. Nancy Adams, 620-285-2053 Prairie Arts Unlimited 606 Topeka, Larned Patricia Hassman, 620-285-7223 Rotary Club Merlene Baird, 620-285-6070 Meets every 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 Gary McJunkin, 620-525-1038 Meets 3rd Tuesday


Fort Larned Lions Club Steven Lewis, 620-285-1609 Meets 1st and 3rd Monday, 6:00 p.m. at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital 923 Carroll, Larned

Rozel Lions Club Kevin Milch, 620-527-4258 Meets 3rd Monday September - May at Rozel Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m.

Pawnee Co. Farmers Union Tom Giessel, 620-285-2517

Rozel PRIDE Pam Taylor


PAWNEE COUNTY SOURCE Child Find of America 800-426-5678, 800-292-9688

Poison Control 800-222-1222

Youth in Trouble/Runaways 800-786-2929

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas 800-860-5260

Kansas Department for Children and Families 1305 Patton Road, Great Bend 620-792-5324 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 Missing/Abducted Children National Center Missing & Exploited Children 800-843-5678

Kansas Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Service League Parent Helpline Box 517, Wichita 316-942-4261, 800-332-6378 Kansas Legal Services, Inc. 800-723-6953

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255) Tobacco Cessation 800-QUIT-NOW, 800-784-8669

Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program 800-333-4636 Medicaid (Customer Assistance) 800-766-9012 Nursing Home Complaints Kansas Department of Health & Environment 800-842-0078

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Trustee—Tim Dryden, 620-285-2406 2063 150th Ave., Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Margaret Spreier, 620-285-2523 1638 X Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Jon Roy Kelty, 620-285-7039 2171 140th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

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




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, 620-285-2729 357 K Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Kathy Zook, 620-285-2577 895 40th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Alan Crane, 620-285-3323 1191 30th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

Trustee—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




Trustee—Dallas Hiebert, 620-527-4255 2132 W Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Treasurer—Joe Colglazier, 620-527-4223; 620-527-4355 2532 U Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—Marc Pieschl, 785-372-4463 2316 210 Ave, Rush Center, KS 67575

Trustee—Justin Vanmeter, 620-527-4504 1513 US 183 Hwy, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Danny Dipman, 620-285-3478 1727 190th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Stanley D. Crawford, 620-285-6266 1809 200th Ave, Larned, KS 67550

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



Trustee— John Welch, 620-560-2295 1594 B Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Treasurer—Robert Cline, 620-569-2459 1674 D Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Clerk—Bill Lange, Jr., 620-569-2368 1670 D Rd, Garfield, KS 67529

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



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 3724 Y Rd, Alexander, KS 67513 Treasurer—Rodney Albrecht, 620-525-6628 3448 T Rd, Burdett, KS 67523 Clerk—Steve Miller, 620-525-6551 3535 U Rd, Burdett, KS 67523

GARFIELD 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 GRANT 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—Jim Snodgrass, 620-527-4486 1810 310th Ave, Rozel, KS 67574


KEYSVILLE 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—Sharla Woods, 620-285-6773 1041 K19 Hwy S, Larned, KS 67550 Treasurer—Pete Schartz, 620-285-2951 826 I Rd, Larned, KS 67550 Clerk—Jane Zook, 620-285-3362 1227 I Rd, Larned, KS 67550



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

Trustee—Alan Converse, 620-569-2296 2216 J Rd, Garfield, KS 67529 Treasurer—Richard Meckfessel 620-569-2359 2450 K Rd, Rozel, KS 67574 Clerk—Steve Hall, 620-569-2499 933 220th Ave, Garfield, KS 67529

VALLEY CENTER Trustee—Frederick Grizzell, 620-348-4968 344 30th Ave, Macksville, KS 67557 Treasurer—Gary Seibert, 620-348-2081 651 20th Ave, Macksville, KS 67557 Clerk—Teddy Gingrich, 620-348-4753 270 70th Ave, Larned, KS 67550 WALNUT 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

Township officials are elected by residents of their township. Elections are held during regular county-wide elections.




STATE OFFICES: Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: 785-368-8500

Secretary of State Kris Kobach Memorial Hall 120 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594 Phone: 785-296-4564

STATE REPRESENTATIVES: MARY JO TAYLOR, REPUBLICAN, SENATE DISTRICT 33 Capitol Room: 441-E Seat: 18 Phone: 785-296-7667 Email: Home: 114 N. Union, Stafford, KS 67578 Email: 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 Tracey Mann State Capitol 300 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1590 Phone: 785-368-8500 Toll Free: 800-748-4408

State Treasurer Jake LaTurner 900 SW Jackson, Ste. 201 Topeka, KS 66612 Phone: 785-296-4165

Capitol Room: 268-W Seat: 104 Phone: 785-296-7682 Email: Home: 910 NE 30th Ave., St. John, KS 67576 Phone: 620-458-3541 Email: 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

Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer 420 SW 9th St. Topeka, KS 66612-1678 Phone: 785-296-3071 Consumer Assistance Hotline 1-800-432-2484 (KS only)

Capitol Room: 167-W Seat: 46 Phone: 785-296-7396 Email: Home: 102 Fairway Dr., LaCrosse, KS 67548 Phone: 785-222-3260 Email: 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, Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.


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 Deborah Lewis, 1st District, 620-285-3721 Phillip Hammeke, 2nd District, 620-285-3721 Bob Rein, Jr., 3rd District, 620-285-3721 CITIES Burdett City Council City Hall, 207-1/2 Elm, Burdett 620-525-6279; 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Mayor Leon Jennings, 620-804-0683 Councilman Gary McJunkin, 620-525-6238 Councilman Joe Griffie, 620-525-1003 Councilman Joe Miller, 620-525-6209 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 Bill Philo, 620-569-2373 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 Derek Spreier, 620-527-4206 Councilman Joe Trimble 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, 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


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 U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Republican 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510-1605 Phone: 202-224-4774 Committee Assignments: Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Select Committee on Ethics; Committee on Finance; Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Committee on Rules and Administration; Joint Committee on Printing; Joint Committee on the Library U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, Republican Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 521 Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-6521 Fax: 202-228-6966 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 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 Committee Membership: Education and the Workforce; Homeland Security





UNITED WAY United Way of Central Kansas 1125 Williams, Great Bend Gaila Demel, 620-792-2403

Nursing Home Complaints Kansas Department of Health & Environment 800-842-0078

EMERGENCY AID First Christian Church 620-285-2964

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.

First United Methodist Church 620-285-3183

AMERICAN RED CROSS Reno County Chapter 111 N. Walnut, Hutchinson, KS, 67501 1-800-REDCROSS 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

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.

Pawnee County Ministerial Alliance Provides emergency aid. Most pastors in Pawnee County are contacts. Helping Hands Ministries 501 Main St., Larned 620-264-0020 Sharon McGinness, Director Open Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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.

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.



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 A Full Service, Licensed, Community Mental Health Center Haviland Care Center 200 N. Main St., Haviland 620-862-5291

Kindred Hospice 620-664-5757 IN HOME SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS ElderCare, Inc. 1819 11th St., Great Bend 620-792-5942

SEXUAL ASSAULT Family Crisis Center Inc. Great Bend 620-792-1885 888-END-ABUSE (888-363-2287)


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

‘Good dog’ may be only a click away Pawnee County Humane Society provides training tips for new adopters In May, 2018, Andrea Buhler, director of the Pawnee County Humane Society, wrote about the importance of obedience training for dogs in her occasional blog on the society’s website, While the volunteers at the Pawnee County Humane Society shelter do all they can to keep the dogs and cats in their care well cared for and comfortable, for the most part, training will be up to their new owners, and Buhler offers tips on how to make that job as enjoyable as possible for pet and owner. Since taking the position Aug. 1, 2017, Buhler said, she jumped feet first into the best kind of hectic situation a person passionate about saving pets could conjure up. 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. Through its continuing partnership with the Larned State Hospital Department of Correc-

tions inmate training program, a handful of shelter dogs are selected to undergo the Best Chance Dog Training Program, giving them a chance to become well-trained and well-mannered dogs. The opportunity has been a lifesaver for many dogs, but it’s something a dedicated person can do from home through the use of a clicker. Volunteers at the shelter use clickers to reinforce good behavior so they are less wound up when visitors come. To prime dogs to the technique, Buhler recommends first catching them when they are doing good, clicking and immediately following with a treat. According to Buhler, clicker training is a terrific way to bond with a dog, whether it’s newly adopted or has been in the family for a while. To encourage adopters to train their new dogs, PCHS is now including a clicker, information about clicker training, and a bag of treats in the adoption packet. 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 by 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. Organized fundraisers are great, but the PCHS also welcomes the efforts of individuals like Royce Froetschner. When Royce turned four years old in 2017, she 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. The shelter is always grateful for gestures like these and others from the pet lovers of Pawnee County.

LARNED VETERINARY CLINIC, PA Dr. Mike Burdett and Dr. Kristy Mull For over 50 years, Larned Veterinary Clinic has provided quality veterinary service in Larned and the surrounding areas. Founded in 1964 by Dr. A.D. Apley and his wife Nadine, Apley Veterinary Clinic continued to expand and grow in the services that were offered. Following Dr. Apley’s retirement in 2002, the clinic was renamed Larned Veterinary Clinic. The name has changed, but the quality, friendly service continues.

Small Animal Medicine LVC treats your pet like they are a member of your family. They offer a wide variety of services for your canine or feline companion as well as those more exotic pets. Staying current to provide the most up-to-date care for your pets is very important to them and they use AAHA and AAFP guidelines while considering their approach to caring for your pet. Stop by or call and visit with them about the services they offer.

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are always welcome.


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Boarding is offered for your pets. Call for details. Reservations are needed – call during business hours for pricing and availability. A new dog kennel provides more large runs to house larger dogs or family dogs that wish to stay together. With windows in 3 walls, there is lots of natural light and fresh air when temperatures allow. There are covered, outdoor dog runs that provide a protected area for the dogs to use the restroom and get some fresh air and exercise. They have a separate cat room. This quieter room provides a more stress-free environment for the cats. It is climate controlled and has a large window. The window provides natural light, fresh air, and the opportunity to watch the birds as they play in the bushes outside. They also have condos available with 2 shelves and a separate area for the litter box.

LVC welcomes cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs – just about anything. If they can’t help you, they’ll help you find someone who can! They offer a variety of services for large animal clients. From diagnostic and pregnancy ultrasound to nutrition consultation and herd health, they can assist you in just about every aspect of your production. They have a portable hydraulic chute that they can bring to your farm to help make things easier! They provide routine medicine for horses (vaccinations, exams, castrations, illness treatment, etc.) and have a cordless power float that makes dentals less stressful for the doctors and the horse!

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD Assembly of God Church 921 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3077 Pastor Ryan Webster Sunday worship: 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. BAPTIST Rozel First Baptist Church 100 Grand, Rozel 620-527-4385 First Southern Baptist Church 1224 Corse Ave., Larned 620-285-3294 Pastor Mark Slattery Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 10:45 a.m. Independent Baptist Church 124 E. 14th St., Larned 785-826-6397 Pastor Plato Shepherd Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday worship: 7:00 p.m. CATHOLIC Sacred Heart Church 1111 State Street, Larned 620-285-2035 Father Bernard Felix 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: 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.

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

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.

LUTHERAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ELCA Garfield Lutheran Church 203 Sherman, Garfield Sunday worship: 9:00 a.m. Sunday school: 10:15 a.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.

LUTHERAN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MISSOURI SYNOD Grace Lutheran Church 524 Carroll, Larned 620-285-2013 Sunday service: 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study and Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. NAZARENE New Beginnings Church 1014 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6392 Daryl Riffel Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship: 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible study: 7:00 p.m.

UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 701 Main, Larned 620-285-3183 Pastor Bethann Black Sunday worship: 10:15 a.m. Burdett United Methodist 502 Elm, Burdett 620-525-6232 Pastor Bradley McCoy Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Sunday worship: 11:00 a.m. Rozel United Methodist 103 Lowery Street, Rozel 620-527-4375 Pastor Bradley McCoy Sunday worship: 9:30 a.m. Fellowship and Sunday school follows worship

NON-DENOMINATIONAL The Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House of Larned 221 E. 10th St., Larned 620-285-7377 The Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remnant 521 Corse Ave., Larned 620-285-3724 Saturday worship: 10:30 a.m. Rozel Christian Fellowship Smith & Edwards Street, Rozel 620-525-1500 Pastor Stan Bryant Saturday worship: 7:30 p.m. Covered dish dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Garfield United Methodist 204 Sherman, Garfield 620-285-3183 (Larned office) Pastor Bethann Black Sunday worship: 8:45 a.m.

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Growing community through PRIDE Larned Civic PRIDE Organization has something in common with similar groups throughout the state. They all strive to enhance the community and build upon its resources through volunteering in a variety of ways. Current leadership estimates the membership is nearing 100 individuals of all ages and interests. That’s good, because group members organize fundraiser dinners, write grants and volunteer their time and energy in many ways, and it all results in a deep sense of belonging and pride in the community. Since its founding in 2009 in collaboration with Kansas State University Research and Extension, members have written grants nearing a total of $700,000 which have been spent in the community for numerous improvements. Most recently, PRIDE applied for and received two grants used to purchase new benches at Moffet Stadium where baseball and softball games are played. One of the grants was from Kansas PRIDE and the other was a Kansas Waste Tire grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. A splash pad at the city park, bike rack downtown, and continuous support of the PRIDE community garden and orchard are a few of the other recent projects that members can point to. In addition to grants, there are fundraiser dinners and races a few times a year that bring the community together for fun and fellowship and friendly competition. In the fall, there is the annual pancake feed and soup supper. In July the group organized Larned’s 36th Annual Santa Fe Trail Run/ Walk/ Triathlon on July 4. Events included a two mile walk, two mile run, 10K run, and triathlon. And because Larned supports PRIDE, the organization gives back throughout the year with free movies at the State Theater, a community Easter egg hunt, Halloween train rides at Schnack Park on the miniature train, and Kiddie Shopping Day in December, which gives youngsters a chance to buy and wrap gifts to set under the tree for loved ones.

Community garden blossoming One of the bigger projects is the community garden, vineyard and orchard located on the west end of town by the Village Mobile Home Park, 101 Village Ave., across from Carr Auction on K-156 Hwy. According to the Larned Civic PRIDE facebook page, the garden operates under a simple philosophy: those who help can take from the garden’s bounty. There is also a freewill donation box for anyone who prefers not to garden but wishes to enjoy the vegetables. “Anyone can come and pick from the garden,” said Kevin Grant, one of the garden committee organizers. He is also a Pawnee County Extension ag agent. Beginning in April, notices are posted on the group’s facebook page inviting those who enjoy gardening to come to an annual organizational meeting held in May. Families with children are encouraged to participate, allowing young people an opportunity to watch things grow and take part in the harvest. Formal work days are organized, and those who wish to garden side by side with others can add their name to a list for notifications of when those days are planned.

On one of the early workdays, members set up the drip irrigation system for the year, and plant rows of seeds and seedlings provided through funds raised by PRIDE. Then, as the year progresses, they return to maintain the garden until harvest. Others, who enjoy the solitary pursuit of pulling weeds and tending to plants are welcome to work in the garden anytime. Varieties of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, melons, corn, beans, onions, potatoes, eggplants, okra, sweet corn, pumpkins and more fill the rows of a vegetable garden measuring at least 75 feet by 75 feet. An herb garden sits adjacent to the vegetable garden, with curved beds shaped from what appears to be corrugated metal in a pleasing design. And just a hop, skip and a jump to the west is an established fruit orchard, with apples, peaches, cherries, and more. It’s all up to volunteers to mow, weed and water, so the success of the garden is truly a reflection of the dedication of the membership. That dedication is high, because each Saturday beginning at the end of June, and going at least through Labor Day, Larned’s farmers market is held at the garden, with vendors offering baked goods and crafts on most days. But, PRIDE members don’t need to wait until Saturday. “This year, we’ve raised over $500 in freewill donations from people who stop throughout the week to pick a few tomatoes, melons, or salad fixings on their way home,” Grant said. Annual donations pay for seeds, plants, and gas and maintenance for the mowers. The donation box is located on the east side of the produce stand next to the building closest to the garden. Except for the first Monday of the month, Larned PRIDE meets weekly at noon at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, 923 Carroll Ave. Membership is free. For more information, contact local FAC Agent Donna Preisner at the Pawnee County Extension office at 620-285-6901. She provides insight and helps oversee all three PRIDE groups in Pawnee County and answers questions.

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LARNED OUTREACH CLINIC HaysMed Specialty Clinics 522 Broadway, Larned CARDIOLOGY Dr. Mohammed Janif, MD DeBakey Heart Institute 888-625-4699 SURGERY Dr. Brandon Cunningham Southwind Surgical 785-623-5945 ORTHOPEDIC/SPINE Dr. Gulraiz Cheema Dr. Max DeCarvalho Hays Orthopedic Institute 866-428-8221

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HEALTH LISTINGS CHIROPRACTORS Healthy Living Chiropractic, LLC Lindsey VanSickle, DC 606 Topeka, Larned 620-285-6190 Larned Chiropractic Clinic 1202 W. 11th, Larned 620-285-6909 DENTISTS Canterbury Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Kurt Martin, DDS 2901 Canterbury Dr., Hays 785-629-1079 Rosenberg Family Dentistry Joe Rosenberg, DDS 1037 Sheridan, Great Bend 620-792-4205 205 Santa Fe, St. John 620-549-3323 613 Broadway, Larned 620-285-3886 HEALTH CARE SERVICES Pawnee County Health Department 715 Broadway, Larned 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 Fax: 620-285-3246 HealthDepartment


Pawnee Valley Community Hospital A HaysMed Partner 923 Carroll, Larned 620-285-3161 Pawnee Valley Medical Associates 713 W. 11th, Larned 620-804-6007 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 Clara Barton Medical Clinic Family Practice 252 W. 9th St., Hoisington 620-653-2386 1031 Jackson, Great Bend 620-793-6900 HaysMed Specialty Clinic 522 Broadway, Larned 1-855-HAYSMED The University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus Full Service Hospital with Emergency Room 514 Cleveland St., Great Bend 620-792-8833 Hutchinson Clinic 2101 N. Waldron, Hutchinson 800-779-6979

Heart of Kansas Family Health Care 522 Broadway St., Larned 620-804-6100 1905 19th St., Great Bend 620-792-5700 412 Grand Ave., Stafford 620-792-5700 HOMECARE EQUIPMENT SERVICES Central Kansas Respiratory Services LLC 902 Broadway, Larned 620-804-6104 MENTAL HEALTH CARE Haviland Care Center 200 N. Main St., Haviland 620-862-5291 MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL Larned State Hospital 1301 Kansas Highway 264, Larned 620-285-2131


PHYSICAL THERAPY Pawnee Valley Community Hospital A HaysMed Partner Physical Therapy & Advanced Rehabilitation 923 Carroll Ave., Larned 620-285-8605 Progressive Therapy & Sports Medicine 117 W. 6th, Larned 620-285-6011 PHYSICAL THERAPY/ OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY & SPEECH THERAPY Clara Barton Hospital 250 W. 9th, Hoisington 620-653-5065

RESPIRATORY SERVICES Central Kansas Respiratory Services LLC 902 Broadway, Larned 620-804-6104

PAWNEE VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL New Administrator at PVCH On January 8, 2018 Kendra Barker was named as the Interim CEO for Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Originally from Colorado, Barker was currently serving as the Director of Nursing at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned KS. She has 18 years experience in healthcare, six of which are at Pawnee Valley and her management style focuses on creating a team orientated organization that focuses on the hospitals Mission, Vision and Values. On April 26, 2018 Kendra Barker was named as the new Administrator and began her transition from Interim DON/Administrator to Administrator. During her tenure at PVCH, Kendra has been impressed with the quality of care the facility provides. “It has been an honor to work alongside those who dedicate their time, energy and expertise to the health of our community. As Administrator, I am focused on the challenges and the future changes in healthcare to make PVCH the best Critical Access Hospital in Rural America.” With today’s challenges in healthcare, Barkers philosophy on success is teamwork, knowledge, compassion, caring, honesty and advocacy. “Today teamwork is the core to a successful patient outcome. All health care professionals such as physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, nurses, therapists, dieticians, social workers, etc. must all work together to distinguish the patients needs and carry out a collaborative plan of care. The patient’s success depends on their team’s ability to work together through all aspects of patient care.” “Patients come to our facility having confidence in our team and skills. We have a duty to provide the patients with care that is proficient, reliable, and current to increase patient safety and outcome. We are caring for the patient’s physical and emotional needs as well as their family.” As the new PVCH Administrator Kendra Barker will challenge staff to work as a team, be knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, honest, advocate for the patient and uphold the mission statement of Pawnee Valley Community Hospital to be the Best Critical Access Hospital in Rural America.

of admission to the time of discharge,” Barker said. “They also want to know if the trauma team was notified and the appropriate care was provided. “In addition,” Barker continued, “auditors want to be assured that the hospital and local emergency medical services have a good working relationship as we collaborate about a patient’s condition. They also consider the community education we provide.” The Kansas Trauma Program is a partnership between public and private organizations that address the treatment and survival of critically injured patients, Barker noted. It is designed to direct trauma patients to the best resources, based on the nature of the injury. The trauma system strives to ensure each patient is properly triaged and matched to the most appropriate resources as quickly as possible. This system increases survival rates and decreases the chance of permanent disability for patients who need rapid and specialized treatment that results in the best recovery, she added. Recommendations from the American College of Surgeons are followed during the Trauma Center Verification process. Elements of Level IV centers include: • Advanced trauma life support protocols and 24hour laboratory coverage; • Availability of trauma nurses and physicians upon patient arrival; • Transfer agreements for patients needing a higher level of care; • Comprehensive quality assessment program; and • Prevention efforts.

PVCH offers information about lymphedema causes, treatment Angela Meitner is never surprised when a new paAngela Meitner is never surprised when a new patient says, ‘I had never heard of lymphedema before now.’ She has come to expect it. Angela is a certified lymphedema therapist at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned. Lymphedema is the swelling of a body part caused by problems with the lymphatic system. This could be compared to a plumbing system. “It transports water and proteins, and removes bacteria and waste,” Meitner explained. “The process PVCH retains Level IV Trauma Center of returning proteins to the blood is crucial.” designation Patients often describe lymphedema as a “heavy” Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH) feeling before they notice the swelling. They also opened its doors and records to survey auditors and might realize their rings or bracelets feel tighter. the result is the facility’s re-designation as a Level IV If someone is born with a lymphatic-system Trauma Center. defect, primary lymphedema may result. Secondary PVCH became a Level IV center on June 11, lymphedema may occur when damage is done to the 2014, and was re-designated by the Kansas Trauma system by infection, injury, venous insufficiency or Program a few weeks ago, without deficiencies. obesity. “This designation holds our hospital to a higher “We typically see the secondary version in our standard of providing quality care,” said Kendra cancer patients who have lymph nodes removed. Barker, director of nursing/interim chief executive This results in fewer pathways for the fluid to travel,” officer. “It means we have the ability to provide Meitner said. “Radiation therapy can also lead to advanced trauma life support before transferring lymphedema because it destroys lymph vessels in patients to a higher-level trauma center. the radiated area.” “Our trauma team deserves congratulations from If left untreated, additional swelling may occur. the community,” Barker added. “They have worked This may cause skin infections and wounds because hard to earn this re-designation.” the affected area becomes too large to handle a During the survey, Kansas Trauma Program build-up of fluid. auditors visited the facility, talked with each “As a result, patients often have difficulty with department director and reviewed trauma-patient daily activities,” Meitner noted. “Early treatment can records. stop the progression, while the education we provide “They consider a number of factors, including the will help patients manage their condition. length of time the patient was here – from the time


“Unfortunately, this involves lifetime maintenance. There is no cure.” There are five components to treatment, which is referred to as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), said Meitner, who also is a certified occupational therapy assistant. The components are: • Slow, gentle massage, directing fluid to areas that are not affected; • Compression bandaging to prevent fluid from flowing back; • Exercise for better circulation to keep fluid from moving; • Good hygiene advice to prevent wounds and infection; and • Self-care advice for the patient and/or caregiver. “We can help alleviate a patient’s discomfort,” Meitner noted. “Most patients tell us they feel better with compression and other support.” Weaver shares PVCH information about sleep, heart disease During American Heart Month, the public is reminded of health risks associated with lifestyle choices, such as smoking and eating unhealthy foods. But there is another cardiac-disease risk factor that should be considered. “There are a few sleep issues that can be associated with heart-related problems, such as atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure,” Weaver said. “Sleep disturbances can also contribute to stroke, high blood pressure, obesity and depression. They can affect daily activities because of fatigue during the day.” Potential candidates for a sleep study may ask themselves a few questions. These include: Do I snore loudly? Am I sleepy during the day? Do I quit breathing during sleep? Do I have high blood pressure and/or a body mass index greater than 35? Is my neck circumference greater than 15.75 inches? “Those interested in a diagnosis are encouraged to contact us. We think they will be impressed with the surroundings here,” Weaver said. “Our accommodations resemble a hotel setting, with comfortable queen-sized beds, pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs. We also have over-sized recliners. Nick Charles, RPSGT, is the center’s sleep technologist who takes good care of patients, Weaver noted. “Our patients just love Nick’s outgoing personality,” Weaver commented. “He explains everything he is doing in detail so you have a complete understanding of the procedures. He helps patients feel at home.” The center accommodates patients’ sleep schedules. “Many patients tell us they wish they would have had a sleep study conducted years earlier,” Weaver said. “They didn’t realize they could feel so much better.” The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has accredited the PVCH sleep lab. Dr. Son Truong of Wichita, sleep center medical director, is on site regularly to visit patients. “Dr. Truong, who is an accredited sleep doctor, works with us one-on-one,” Weaver said. In addition, Dr. Steven Ronsick and Dr. Manmohan Biring, along with Lesa Klozenbocher, advanced practice registered nurse, are available to sleep-study patients.

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Long-time health care provider Heart of Kansas Family Health Care, Inc., has added a another family member. A new clinic in Larned joins the main clinic in Great Bend and fellow satellite location in Stafford to meet the medical needs of area residents. “This is an great opportunity to expand our mission and provide comprehensive primary health care services to all people of Pawnee County and the surrounding area regardless of their ability to pay,” said Heart of Kansas Chief Executive Officer Brett Middleton. “We look forward to serving the residents of Pawnee County and establishing collaborative partnerships to improve the overall health of the community.” The Larned clinic is located at 522 Broadway and can be reached at 620-804-6100. Hours: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday – 8:00 a.m.-Noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. Thursdays – 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. It joins the Great Bend site at 1905 19th St., 620-792-5700 and the Stafford site at 412 Grand Ave., 620-234-2700. The services offered by the clinic are varied and comprehensive, Middleton said. They include: • HOK focuses intently on managing the chronic diseases of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. Access to services including an inhouse laboratory, diabetic education,

consultation with a certified Dietitian and referrals to specialty care providers are all part of the individualized care provided to patients. • Individual and family therapy services to meet the needs of its patients. Marital counseling, substance abuse counseling, behavior modification and parenting information are also provided. All services are provided on a confidential basis to ensure the privacy of the patient. • HOK will soon open their dental clinic in Great Bend. • A Prescription Assistance Program (PAP) is available to its patients which provides medication at very low or no cost to eligible low and fixed income. The 340B Prescription program provides medications to patients at a huge discount off of retail pharmacy prices. It is available to all clinic patients regardless of income level as a patient of Heart of Kansas. • HOK participates in the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program to provide vaccines to children who may not be able to afford or may not have insurance coverage to vaccines. There are many vaccines now available and recommended for children today to prevent them from getting sick. Some diseases we don’t remember personally such as polio, and others, like chicken pox, we remember having ourselves as children. Vaccines prevent children today from suffering from these diseases and the serious effects these

diseases can have on them. The clinic provides this service because the providers feel it is important to protect as many children as possible. Vaccinations available include all of the childhood vaccinations as well as flu vaccines for all ages. • A patient-centered medical home. This is a model of care that strengthens the physician-patient relationship by replacing episodic care with coordinated care and a long-term healing relationship. A medical home achieves these goals through a high level of accessibility, providing excellent communication among patients, physicians and staff and taking full advantage of the latest information technology to prescribe, communicate, track test results, obtain clinical support information and monitor performance. Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Additional Programs: • Sliding Fee Schedule is based upon patient’s income and number of dependents. • Farm Worker Vouchers are available for patients in crop harvesting/agricultural jobs. • Early Detection Works (EDW) vouchers are available to female patients who qualify for Well-woman services. • Vouchers for initial office visits are available for Physicians contracted with Heart of Kansas for specialty services including Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Nephrology, and Neurology.

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Disease Control Services include tuberculosis testing, consultations, prophylactic treatment, in addition to consultation, education and follow-up on other communicable diseases. Health Screening Clinics Services include blood pressure check, hearing test, urine test, health counseling, hemoglobin (anemia), weight check, pneumonia, tetanus/diphtheria and yearly flu vaccinations. Pawnee Plaza and Welcome Inn (blood pressure checks only on designated days). 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).

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 of 5 years in Pawnee County. Financial, nutritional, and/or medical requirements must be met to be eligible. Services include nutritious foods that supply specific nutrients, nutrition education, regular assessments and breastfeeding support.

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. Outreach Clinics Monthly clinics scheduled. Evening Blood Pressure checks at the Pawnee Plaza clinic hours are available. Pre-conception and Welcome Inn Senior Center. Call for dates and times. Flu vaccine clinics held each information for a healthy pregnancy. Reproductive counseling, referral for fall. Mini-health fairs by arrangement. Nail care infertility. Sliding fee scale charge. Medicaid cards accepted and some other clinics, trimming of fingernails and toenails. insurances. Pregnancy testing.

School entry requirements and immunizations required for children attending child care facilities licensed by KDHE and early childhood programs operated by the school: • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP): five doses required by kindergarten. All 7-12 graders are required to have one TDaP regardless of the interval since the last dose of Td (tetanus/dipththeria). • Poliomyelitis (IPV/OPV): four doses required. • Measles, Mumps, Rubella: two doses required. • Hepatitis B: three doses required grades K-12. • Hepatitis A: two doses required for children less than 5 years of age in early childhood programs. • Varicella (chickenpox): two doses required. • Haemophilus influenza type B (HiB): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age at 2 mo., 4 mo., 6 mo. and 12-15 mo. in early childhood programs. • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV): four doses required for children less than 5 years of age at 2 mo., 4 mo., 6 mo. and 12-15 mo. in early childhood programs.

Immunizations recommended for school children: • Meningococcal (MCV4): one dose recommended at 11 years with a booster dose at 16 years of age. • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) available starting at age 9 for males and females. • Influenza: yearly vaccination recommended for all ages 6 months & up. • Meningitis B vaccine (2-3 doses depending on manufacturer) starting at age 16 Immunizations recommended for adults: • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine • Hepatitis A & B vaccines • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MR) vaccine • Tetanus-Dipththeria-Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine (booster) • Influenza vaccine annually • Shingles vaccine - age 50 and older • Pneumococcal vaccines for adults 65+


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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 ( 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 citizensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; well-being and lifestyle. Printed materials can be picked up at either senior center. ElderCare Inc. (, 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,

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Wheat harvest delivers surprise After a drought-plagued growing season, the 2018 Pawnee County wheat harvest finished as a pleasant surprise with 2.3 million bushels delivered at the Pawnee County Coop Association. The yield was much better news than expected after minimal moisture and a late


spring frost placed the wheat harvest in jeopardy. The average harvest follows back-toback 4 million bushel harvests boosted by high yields ranging from 60 to 80 bushels per acre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wheat harvest was an average year, but better than expected,â&#x20AC;? said Kim Barnes, chief financial officer and grain merchandiser for the


Pawnee County Coop Association. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many farmers delivered 35 to 45 bushels per acre with 50 bushels being the highest.â&#x20AC;? April and May rain transformed a potentially poor wheat harvest into an average crop. Prices ranged from $4.75 in the middle of harvest before reaching higher than $5.50.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The April and May rain definitely made the difference this year,â&#x20AC;? Barnes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prices are often weather-driven.â&#x20AC;? The eventual fall harvest of corn and milo is forecast to deliver promising results. Corn harvest started in August with strong yields expected for corn, milo and soybeans. Corn and milo prices have averaged below $4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fall crops are looking good,â&#x20AC;? Barnes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had good rain over the summer. Dryland corn is first, followed by milo.â&#x20AC;? Kansas Wheat reports Austin Taylor, Golden Valley Inc. manager, said test weights were around 61 pounds per bushel from a harvest started in mid-June.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yields were a wide range of 30 to 60 bushels per acre,â&#x20AC;? said Taylor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Protein ranged from 12 to 13 percent.â&#x20AC;? A dry growing season delivered no rain from October until April. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got better yields, better proteins, and better production than expected,â&#x20AC;? said Taylor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvest has been an overall shock. There was going to be some shriveled wheat kernels, because of lack of rain, but to our surprise there were not any.â&#x20AC;? The Pawnee County Coop Association has worked with the local farming community since 1905. The wheat harvest delivers revenue that is constantly recirculated into other aspects of the economy. PCCA has changed the grain storage skylines of Larned, Garfield, Macksville and Dartmouth.

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PCCA was formed when Larned farmers met at the Pawnee County Courthouse in 1905 to plan a wooden grain elevator in Larned. Since then, the PCCA has expanded to offer complete grain handling facilities, with more than five million bushels of storage space. Winter wheat, corn, sorghum, soybeans and alfalfa headline Pawnee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cropland production. Pawnee County is primarily agricultural. Irrigated and dry-land crops are raised to feed cattle further west. 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, Inc. 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.

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REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE 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 BURDETTï&#x161;ºROZEL A Pride Committee organizes recycling efforts. A trailer is shared between Rozel and Burdett. When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Rozel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located on Main Street. When itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Burdett itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located on Elm Street. LARNED RECYCLING 831 E. 14th, 620-285-8555 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 SUNFLOWER DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC. 8823 4th Street Great Bend, KS, 67530 620-792-1321 Retrieves Pawnee County recyclables GENERAL INFORMATION The following items can be recycled: Newspapers, magazines, telephone books Paperâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;NO junk mail unless itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shredded and bagged Bagged shredded paper Booksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;hardback, paperback, manuals, calendars Glass bottles, jarsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;DO NOT leave glass outside after hours Tin cans, aluminum cans Paperboardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;cereal, kleenex, soda pop cartons (etc.) RINSE, DRAIN, REMOVE LID (throw away the lid) for the following â&#x20AC;¢ Plastic milk jugs â&#x20AC;¢ Plastic pop bottles â&#x20AC;¢ Plastic detergent bottles ITEMS NOT RECYCLED Plasticâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;hangers, baskets, bowls, lids, bags, buckets Glassâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;light bulbs, ceramic, window glass, candle glass dishes, bowls, drinking glasses Paperâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;kleenex, gift wrap, packaging NO Styrofoam accepted Electronicsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;TVs, microwaves, computer equipment Household Hazardous Waste

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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.

Heritage Home RV Park 200 Sycamore Drive 620-285-6144 17 sites, Full hookups, Wi-Fi, pool, playground RodeHome RV Park 802 E. 14th Street 620-285-2300 12 sites, 5 tent sites, Full hookups, Wi-Fi Santa Fe Trail RV 125 South State Street 620-793-2809 Full hookups

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Hoisington Activity Center 1200 Susank Rd. 620-653-4050 Exercise facility, showers, dump station, full hookups

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

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

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

Days Inn 4701 10th St. 620-792-8235 Breakfast, high-speed internet, nternet, pets allowed uites Holiday Inn Express & S Suites 3821 10th St. 800-holiday greatbendks ufffet, Free Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, m, indoor pool, fitness room, business center


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Travelers Budget Inn 4200 10th St. 620-793-5448 ird Pets allowed, outdoor b bird i-Fi cleaning station, free Wi Wi-Fi Travelodge 3200 10th St. 620-792-7219 llowed Breakfast, internet, pets a allowed Quality Inn 3500 10th St. 620-793-8486 Breakfast, indoor pool, high-speed internet, laundry facility HOISINGTON

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

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