Council Grove High School has announced guidelines and procedure for the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony, which is to be held on July 18 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Braves Gym and social distancing, as well as a variety of other methods will be utilized.
This year, the Tri-County Free Fair came extremely close to losing one of its longest standing traditions, that being the King and Queen Contest, which is approaching its 70th year. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak many events were either canceled or modified for this year’s Tri-County Free Fair. This was also the first year that the fair is not open to the general public in the history of the event. Plans were constructed to allow the fair to offer 4-H/FFA contests, as well as the King and Queen contest. Typically, the candidates work together to serve at the fair, record radio ads, work booths, be interviewed by judges and provide entertainment for the fair banquet. However, this year, interviews were done over Zoom and will be announced on July 9-11 in Herington.
TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas reported another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping its worst two-week spike since the pandemic began and coming as a statewide mask mandate from the governor took effect.
The Morris County Commissioners have adopted a resolution to exempt Morris County from Gov. Laura Kelly’s mask mandate, noting the low case count in the county and consultation with the County Health Officer. The resolution was adopted by the commissioners on July 2.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Kansas producers to complete crop acreage reports by the applicable deadline for their county. Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Contact your FSA county office for a list of acreage reporting deadlines by crop.