Barnes, KS

Wheat harvest underway across most of county

Gary Gauby harvests a field of wheat near his farm southwest of Washington on Monday, above. His son Luke, left, unloaded grain from a grain cart to a semi trailer. The Gauby harvest began last week. The harvest is expected to be average to above average, but with record high prices.

Fairbury Elks award Hanover students

Fairbury Elks Lodge had its annual honors banquet on May 1. Students from Hanover High School who were recognized included: seniors (seated): Madeline Bruna, Madison Bruna, Elaina White, and Michelle Zarybnicky. Standing (juniors): Jasmine Butler, Cole Meyer, Aliyah Sinn, and Joshua Zarybnicky. Also pictured is school counselor Susan Hagedorn.

Day 12, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

This (Tuesday, June 28, 2022) is day 12 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Trevor Cox, field agronomist, with Central Valley Ag Co-op in Clay Center, reported that harvest began in their area on June 23. Moisture is consistent at 12 percent, but yields are all over the…

Western Center Students Pass Boilermaker Welding Test

Two Welding Technology students from the Western Center in Baileyville passed the Boilermaker Local 83 welding test. Peyton Gerstner and Sebastian Kirk, both of Frankfort completed the welding technology program this May. Both completed a super coupon 6G test – TIG root and 7018 fill and cap. This welding test is the top of the American Welding Society (AWS) standard. Gerstner and Kirk are working to become indentured into the apprenticeship program. Previously, three additional Western Center students have completed this welding test.

Washington to host state pee wee tourney

The state pee wee tournament is coming to Washington July 18-22. The tournament will be going on at the same time as the county fair. On Monday and Tuesday July 18-19, there will be two games each at both the high school diamond and the big baseball diamond. On Thursday and Friday, July 21-22, games will be only at the big baseball diamond. There are no games on Wednesday. According to last…

Patriots WR Malcolm Perry hosts youth football camp at Fort Riley

FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Patriots wide receiver and former Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry hosted a football camp for military kids at Fort Riley on Wednesday. Perry, a former military kid himself, found his love for football at a youth camp just like this one when he was younger. He’s now giving back just like the NFL players who did so for him.

Lon Vincent Silver

Lon Vincent Silver, 83, of Morganville, KS, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2022, at his residence. His loving wife and three daughters were by his side. He was born on July 11, 1938, in Clay Center, KS, to William Vincent Silver and Sophia Eileen (Malcolm) Silver, the oldest of three children.

Janet Sue Kyle

85, formerly of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Signature Health Care at Parkwood in Lebanon. She was born in Frankfort on December 21, 1936, to Mable Robbins. Her first marriage was to Herbert Hill on February 8, 1958, until his passing on July 17, 1973. She then married Robert “Red” Kyle on February 14, 2004, until his passing on April 13, 2011.

Senior Braves take three of four on the road

The Hiawatha Senior Legion squad hit the road this week, traveling to Marysville on Sunday and visiting Oskaloosa on Tuesday evening. The Braves got off to a rough start, surrendering 9 runs in the 6th inning of the opener with Marysville, and rallying to within one run of tying things up in the top of the 7th, as they took the 15-14 loss. Hiawatha held a 9-6 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th, but ran out of pitching late as the team tried to manage pitch counts with several players away for the games. Carson Bredemeier went 2-4 for the game, scoring 3 times and driving in 2 runs, with a double and a walk. Xavier Oldham finished 3-5, knocking in 2 RBIs and scoring 3 times. Ashton Rockey was 2-4 with a double, 2 walks and 4 runs scored. Hiawatha threw four pitchers in the game, managing just 3 strikeouts and giving up 5 walks and 14 hits, but allowing just 7 earned runs. The team finished with 8 errors, giving the Marysville squad extra outs and opportunities that they eventually capitalized on.

Gregory Harmon Free

Gregory Harmon Free, age 67 of Clay Center, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 at his residence. He was born on April 9, 1955 in Emporia, the son of Jesse William and Alma Marie (Chase) Free. He graduated from Junction City High School in 1973. In his early working years,...
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JoAnn Ramseyer

JoAnn Ramseyer, 86, of Clyde, Kansas, passed away on June 26, 2022, in Concordia, Kan. JoAnn was born at Rose Hill, Virginia, on November 14, 1935. She went to Clyde High School. She has been married to her soulmate of 68 years, Don Ramseyer. She was a member of the Christian Church and was a fond visitor of the Clyde Library and Senior Center. She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother, and friend, always thinking of others first.