Shop Local This Valentine’s Day

Shop Local this Valentine's Day The Flower Shoppe: FREE delivery on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12 because who can wait to say Happy Valentine’s Day! Cupid’s Trio offer – ½ dozen roses, plush bear and small box of chocolates for $60.00. Woody’s Sports Bar & Grill: Breaded chicken fry steak, mashed potatoes with white peppered gravy, vegetable & salad bar for $11.99 or a 12 oz. Prime Rib, mashed potatoes with brown gravy, vegetable, salad bar & four jumbo breaded shrimp for $23.99. Both specials include a slice of cheesecake with strawberry, blueberry or cherry topping. Trinity Smokehouse: 10% off your entire order on Valentine’s Day! The Vernon Filley Art Museum Gift Shop: reminds you to “Remember the Filley when shopping for...

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2019 Mid-winter Forum Very Popular

The 2019 Mid-winter Forum held in at Dodge City American Legion Post 47 February 1 - 3, 2019 was hugely successful.  “The Legionnaires present were able to learn more about The American Legion, its programs and the direction each program is expected to take,” Department Commander Dan Wiley said.  “Additionally, the Forum provided information about how and why The American Legion functions in the manner it does.” The American Legion and S.A.L had individual meeting at the post home and the Auxiliary had its meetings in the Conference Room at the Dodge House Hotel.Legion dignitaries present included the Leading Candidate for National Commander Bill Oxford, National Media and Communication Director Jeff Stoffer, Auxiliary National President Kathy Dungan, and S.A.L. National...

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Circles of Hope 10 for $10

Circles of Hope, Pratt County, announces “10 for $10,” a month-long fundraiser to support this community–based anti-poverty program.  Circles has “Heart Specialists” in the community for the entire month of February.  No, these are not cardiologists. They are folks who believe in both Circles and the folks who are working their way out of poverty. Circles changes lives through financial education, goal setting, support, and more. Our Heart Specialists are seeking ten people willing to donate ten dollars to Circles of Hope. If a Circles Heart Specialist does not find you this month, donations may be sent to the Hope Center, 314 S. Main, Pratt, KS 67124.  Please note “Circles” on the memo line of checks. For more information call Suzan...

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Sens. Moran, Roberts & Rep. Marshall Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Big Red One Soldiers

Sens. Moran, Roberts & Rep. Marshall Introduce Legislation Honoring Fallen Big Red One Soldiers  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) today introduced legislation honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation in the Army’s First Infantry Division. This bill authorizes these fallen soldiers’ names to be added to the First Division Monument located on White House grounds in Washington, D.C. The First Infantry Division was established in 1917 and has been on continuous active duty for more than 100 years. U.S. Representative Roger Marshall (KS-01) today introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. “For over 100 years, soldiers of the Big Red One have been tasked with the mission and carried the burden that comes...

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Swenson Honored with State Award for Outstanding Service

TOPEKA, Kan. - The KSHSAA is proud to announce that Carol Swenson of McPherson, as he has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2019 NFHS State Award for Outstanding Service.  The KSHSAA will present Swenson with his award on February 19th at the McPherson High School basketball game. The 2017 KSHSAA Hall of Fame inductee is a former high school activities director, coach and math instructor at McPherson High School and sports information director at McPherson College. He has an incredible fascination for data and records. He devotes countless hours to researching the statistical data he shares on individual competitors and teams, which makes each track meet more interesting and exciting. If you have ever been to the KSHSAA State...

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Sen. Moran Resolution Honoring 100 Years of American Farm Bureau Passes Senate

“In Kansas, Farm Bureau members work tirelessly to improve their communities and advocate for production agriculture” WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed his resolution with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation: “I’m pleased that the Senate unanimously honored and recognized American Farm Bureau for the important work they do across our country,” said Sen. Moran. “In Kansas, Farm Bureau members work tirelessly to improve our communities and advocate for production agriculture, and in the nearly 45,000 miles I traveled across Kansas last year, I witnessed their sense of care and compassion at every turn. I am grateful for their partnership as we work to advance agriculture,...

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Statewide Silver Alert issued for Nebraska man                   

Statewide Silver Alert issued for Nebraska man                                        CLAY COUNTY – The Clay County Sheriff’s Department requested the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing 66-year-old Nebraska man who was last seen in Clay Center. The whereabouts of Rick L. Kubes, 66, are unknown. Please see the below press release from the Clay County Sheriff’s Department for additional details. SILVER ALERT: RICK L. KUBES W/M (66 YEARS OLD) The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Kubes (Kabush) pictured attached.  Mr. Kubes was last seen wearing dark long sleeve shirt with a dark...

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Roses for Rosies Huge Success

[caption id="attachment_24195" align="alignleft" width="351"] President Kathy Dungan honors Hilma Loflin by presenting a rose to JoAnn Pascal from Luray, Kansas[/caption] The Roses for Rosies Ceremony held in Dodge City on February 1, 2019 was hugely successfully.  Ceremony Organizer Paula Sellens expected to honor thirty-five Rosies and her total was 130.  Sellens expected perhaps fifty people to attend the ceremony and over 100 were present.  The Table of Honor was very popular.  The table featured pictures, newspaper articles, magazine articles, personal stories, Rosie memorabilia, and a proclamation from Governor Laura Kelly. National Auxiliary President Kathy Dungan and National Auxiliary Leadership Committee Chairman Trish Ward participated in the ceremony.  A living Rosie, Virginia Ball, attended.  “Some people drove hundreds of miles to...

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Auxiliary Notified of Governor’s Proclamation

[caption id="attachment_24201" align="alignleft" width="375"] Paula Sellens receives Governor’s Proclamation.[/caption] The Kansas American Legion Auxiliary will honor nearly 120 heroic Kansas women who earned the moniker of Rosie the Riveter.  These women answered the call to work on assembly lines, in shipyards, airplane factories, and other institutions in support of World War II’s military operations.  “The Auxiliary wants to recognize its Kansas Rosies for their inspiring patriotism and service to Kansas and the United States,” Auxiliary President Karen Hasting said.  “The Auxiliary will honor its known Rosie the Riveters during the American Legion’s Mid-winter Forum in Dodge City on February 1, 2019. Auxiliary Vice-president Paula Sellens spearheaded the effort to organize a Roses for Rosies Ceremony.  “I was hopeful that Governor...

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As extreme cold approaches, FEMA encourages residents to prepare

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As officials from the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region VII office continue monitoring the development of an arctic outbreak that could bring recording-setting cold temperatures to several cities throughout the Midwest, residents are encouraged to act now, preparing both their home, and families for whatever may arise. “We are watching the severe winter weather that that will be affecting the Midwest later this week, this will create dangerously cold wind chills and some cities will see their coldest temperatures in decades,” said FEMA Region VII Administrator Paul Taylor. “Residents should take these conditions seriously and stay informed, Taylor added.  “This bitter cold will be accompanied by strong winds at times Tuesday through...

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