April 10

It’s Official… 20 years

The Kansas State High School Activities Association recognizes individuals  who have actively officiated for twenty, thirty, and forty years.   Believe it or not, this school year was my 20th.  I’ve met tons great kids and worked with a lot of great officials.  It isn’t a glamorous job but it is fun and rewarding, especially when you see a former player and not only do they remember you but they thank you.  It was fun to receive the award at the 2A State Tournament prior boys championship game because I’ve had the honor of officiating the kids from Central Plains and St. John for many years.  I also was able to cheer and I cheered for BOTH teams!

Sports official recognition at the 2015 2A Kansas State Basketball Tournament.

KSHSAA recognizes sports officials for 20, 30, and 40 years of service at the 2015 2A State Basketball Tournament in Kansas State Univeristy’s Bramlage Coliseum on March 14.

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March 29

The Chickens Survived

The Chickens Survived – Community & Cooperation:  Offerle and the Flood of 1965 was produced as an introduction for the Kinsley Library portion, Navigating Rough Waters, of the Kansas Humanities Council’s series, Talking Points:  Stories of Change.

The video is an edited, round-table discussion with current and former residents of Offerle, Kansas about their experiences during the Arkansas River Flood of 1965.   Includes vintage newsreel footage and Google maps for illustration.