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Weekend Weather

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Decision Weather: February 23rd:
Sunny skies and above normal temperatures will prevail through the weekend. Near critical fire weather conditions are expected across portions of the area this afternoon (Friday February 23). A more active weather pattern is expected early next week (February 26-27, 2024). Breezy to strong westerly winds and near-record high temperatures are expected on Monday. A cold frontal passage will follow, on Tuesday. Catch the forecast every half hour on 106.1 FM!


Events Around the Colby Area

In Colby:
Gem Lions Annual Soup Day
The Gem Lions invite the community join them at their annual Soup Day at the Gem Community Building from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2nd. They will be serving chili, veggie and potato soups, cornbread and cake. Free will donations will be accepted, with net proceeds going to community betterment projects, sight programs and education. For more information, contact Sandy Johnson at (785) 443-2297.

Blood Drive in the Colby Community
The Colby Community Blood Drive will be at the Methodist Church-Fellowship Hall, located at 950 S Franklin, from 12:00-6:00 p.m. on March 5 and 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 6. To schedule your appointment, contact Bev Vaughn at 785-443-1467 or visit and enter: ColbyKS.

CHNA Dinner
Citizen’s Health will host a Town Hall Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) dinner on Thursday, February 22. The purpose of this meeting will be to review collected community health indicators and gather community feedback opinions on key unmet health needs for Thomas County, KS.

Red Cross 8th Annual Blood Drive

8th Annual Blood Drive In Memory of Luke Schemm will be on March 6th at the Wallace County High School Gym

[SHARON SPRINGS, FEB. 19, 2024] — Luke Schemm loved competing on the football field but knew there was more to life than sports. The Wallace County High senior had a heart of gold and enjoyed helping others.

In 2015, Luke’s life was tragically cut short at 17 years old after he collapsed during a football playoff game. His giving spirit is greatly missed, and we encourage you to commemorate it by donating at the 8th annual American Red Cross Sharon Springs Community Blood Drive in Memory of Luke Schemm.

Wednesday, March 6


Events Around the Atwood Area

In Ludell:
Lucky 11 Club
Lamb and Fish Fry
All you can eat! March 9th at 7:00 p.m. at 230 Goodin Street in Ludell. It'll be Nuttin' But a Good Time!

In Atwood:
Blood Drive in the Atwood Community
Redeemer Lutheran Church - Fellowship Hall (808 1st St in Atwood) on Wednesday, February 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule your appointment contact Melissa Micek at 785-626-6004 or visit Also look into Rapid Pass - save lives in less time!

Annual Conservation District Meeting  - February 20th


WPAA Upcoming Shows

Specializing in American and European contemporary folk, including Celtic, classical and original music, Acoustic Eidolon will perform for the Western Plains Arts Association, Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Goodland High School Auditorium. Acoustic Eidolon has appeared for WPAA numerous times in recent years. The program begins at 2 p.m. Mountain (3 p.m. Central). 

Admission is by WPAA season ticket or adults $20, students $10 at the door. 54th anniversary season programs are made possible through the generous support of area businesses and individuals, including a special season grant by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.

A few years after the Boulder, Colo., musicians met, neighbors Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire found themselves between full-time musical engagements. Joe called Hannah, saying he’d always


CCC Events and Notices

Rural Speaker on Monday, February 12th
Colby Community College will host a presentation titled "Ruralpreneurs: Tumbleweeds and Talents in Rural Communities" at 7 p.m. in the Lon R. Frahm Agricultural Center. The Zoom video conference is open to members of the community. The speaker is Ron Wilson, Director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University. This presentation looks at the emerging role of diversity, technology, and telecommunications that have brought significant societal changes and also emphasizes the importance of service and community. For more information, contact Dr. Tiffany Okolo at (785) 460-5552.

CCC to hold auditions for Wizard of Oz
Auditions for the Colby Community College performance of “The Wizard of Oz” will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 15, in the music wing of the Cultural Arts Center.


"The Ellis Trail to Nicodemus" Event

Documentary Coming February 17th and 24th:     
    In the early fall of 1877, a group of black settlers departed from central
Kentucky en route to a new promise of freedom in the lands of Western 
Kansas.  The journey included a trek on the Ellis Trail to their ultimate 
destination of Nicodemus, Kansas.  You are invited to share in a reenactment of 
this historical time and join us for the premier of the documentary that features 
the actual descendants of the original settlers portraying their ancestors and 


This Month at Pioneer Memorial Library

Booked For Lunch
Wednesday, February 7th
Pioneer Memorial Library (375 W 4th St., Colby) will host Linda Garrett at their noon Booked for Lunch event. Ms. Garrett will be speaking on two books by Ben Carson, M.D. The two books are entitled "You have a Brain," and "Created Equal: The Painful Past, Confusing Present, and Hopeful Future of the Race in America."

Chocolate, Jazz and Art