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McCook Farm & Ranch Expo

November 18th and 19th!
Show Hours: Fri. 9 a.m. -7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Exhibits and Displays, Blacksmithing Demo's, Prizes and Giveaways. 

Live stage is featuring Justin Loeffler- Founder/CEO of Greentree Ag.


This Veterans Day

In McDonald: 
American Legion Feed
The McDonald American Legion will have a ham and bean feed on Saturday, November 12th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. $10.00 per person. Dessert provided by the MAD Committee. Proceeds go towards improvements to the legion in McDonald.

In Colby:
Veteran's Day Breakfast


This Halloween

Halloween 'N Horses Oct. 27
The Colby Community College equestrian team, horse production program, and ag programs are hosting the annual Halloween 'N Horses event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the CCC Agricultural Center. All ages are welcome to the event that features horses dressed in costumes. Children can enjoy treats and play games. For more information, or to donate wrapped candy, contact Shanda Mattix at (785) 460-5464.

Downtown Tricks or Treats


Options October Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
Purple Light Nights
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services is bringing awareness to our communities through several awareness and educational events. We invite community members to take action, prevent domestic violence, and support survivors. Options is excited to be hosting three tree lighting ceremonies this year to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These tree lightings will be held across Options’ 18-county service area:
 Monday, October 3rd in Hill City at East City Park at 7 pm
 Tuesday, October 4th in Hays at Union Pacific Park at 7 pm
 Wednesday, October 5th in Colby at Fike Park at 7 pm
Options invites the community to show their support for survivors at these ceremonies.

Turn the Lights SalON!
Returning this year to Options’ Domestic Violence Awareness Month is Turn the Lights SalON! This is a competition between area salons to decorate their windows for the month of October.


Notice for Rawlins County

Rawlins County Building Blocks to Child Care.
Tuesday, July 26th
Shirley Opera House
503 Main St. Atwood, KS
Dinner will be served between 5:00 and 5:45 p.m.
Program, discussion and strategic doing will start at 6:00 p.m.

Program Includes:
-Presentation: Results of Rawlins County childcare survey (community and employer)


Annual Book Sale at PML

The Pioneer Memorial Library is having their annual Blow Out Book Sale.
It is July 25th to July 30th.  We have a lot of great items - -some looking brand new. Many types of items besides books. CD’s music and audio books, DVD’s & VHS movies, kids books, paperbacks, biographies, fiction, other nonfiction, Christian etc.
The prices do go down every second day, but the best items go first.  The early bird gets the worm! Hours and prices:


Golf Tournaments: NWKS Foundation For Hope

Goodland * Atwood * Colby
Golf Tournaments
Northwest Kansas Foundation For Hope

All Tournaments are 4 person scrambles

Atwood: Saturday, July 9th
Registration is at 8:00 a.m. Tee off at 9:00 a.m., Registration Fee: $300 per team. Includes lunch and hole prizes. Contact Allie at 785-626-0409

Colby Night Golf: Saturday, August 13th


Nurture your Mental Health

Surviving to Thriving: Nurturing your Mental Health

Join the Rawlins County Health Department & High Plains Mental Health Center for a FREE 1-hour Presentation and Discussion

Farm Stress & Rural Mental Health

Wednesday, June 22nd

9:00 a.m.- Coffee and Rolls OR 12:00 p.m. Lunch


Northwest Shrine Club

18th Annual Northwest Shrine Golf Tournament
Saturday June 25th
Sugar Hills Golf Course - Goodland, KS

18 Hole "Par 3" Tournament
Come and enjoy this unique, exciting format!

3 person scramble: $75 per golfer- $225 per team
Men, Women and Mixed Teams Welcome
Paying all three flights- Mulligans $5 each side


The Cardinal Initiative

 Rawlins County:

The Cardinal Initiative of Rawlins County is seeking donations to help fund their operations and programs in order to help bring more mental health options to our area. Information about how to donate can be found on their Facebook page, or on their website at For mailing information, or for questions regarding The Cardinal Initiative, feel free to call Director Peyton Beims at (785)813-1438. The Cardinal Initiative: Making a difference one mind at a time. 


40th Early Rod Run!

Atwood Early Rod Run - The Third Weekend in May
Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY - May 20, 2022
4:00—7:00 P.M. Registration (Midwest Energy Building)
4:00 - 6:00 P.M. - Poker Run Signup (Midwest Energy Building)
6:30 - 9:00 P.M. Social with Food & Beverages at Knights of Columbus Hall (Outside, Rodders and Ambassadors Only)
Approx: 10:00 P.M. or Dark - Fireworks at Lake Atwood (provided by the Atwood Masons)
SATURDAY - May 21, 2022


Saturday, April 23rd

Sophomore Day: Games on Saturday

Cheer on the Lady Trojan Softball team and celebrate the Sophomores Saturday, April 23rd at Carl Adams Field on the campus of CCC!

The double header starts at 2:00 p.m. as they take on Northwest Tech of Goodland.


CCC Home Events

Colby Community College Schedule:
April Home Athletic Events:
25 Community Musical, CAC, 2 p.m.
30 Baseball vs. Seward, 1 p.m.
30 Softball vs. Seward County, 2 p.m.


Lenten Lunch- Different Locations

Brown Bags & Bibles 2022
Based on "Forgiveness: A Lenten Study"
written by Marjorie J. Thompson
Open to all!
12pm Doors open (bring your own lunch)
12:10pm Opening Prayer, Welcome & Introductions followed by message
12:50pm Concluding Prayer & Dismissal
March 9:
Location: Colby Wesleyan Church, 320 W. Pine St.


National FFA Week

Clues for the Hide-A-Pig contest can
be found on our homepage!
Monday: Community Breakfast - 7:15
                Theme - Blue and Gold

Tuesday: Ice Cream Social - AP
                 Theme - Western

Wednesday: Cookie Delivery - AP
                      Theme- FFA Pocket Tees

Thursday: FFA Games - AP
                   Theme- Animal Print or Flannel

Friday: No School


Options Community Input Meeting

Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc. of Colby is looking for community input to design and direct the local program needs for area residents.
Options provides services directly to victims and survivors of gender-based violence. Options also provides support to friends and family member who are affected by this violence, or who need help to comfort their loved ones.

There are two opportunities for community members to provide input:
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. February 24 Pioneer Memorial Library.


Rawlins County School Reminder

Atwood Police Department would like to remind parents to either park and drop off their children or use the crosswalk. Do not let them off down the street while in line. It is not safe for the children to be going in between vehicles.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction this morning, 6 more weeks of winter! 

For Northwest Kansas, winter is in full swing. Closings and cancellations are piling in from around the listening area, please click here to stay updated. You can also give us a call at 785-626-9523 to report yours.

Please be safe if you're out and about and visit for information on road conditions.

Remember these winter weather driving tips:
Slow down for wet, snowy, icy conditions.


Options Press Release

 April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Beginning today, Options Domestic & Sexual Violence Services is opening submissions for a poster contest to go along with an interactive art installation for community members during the Spring Art Walk. The purpose of the contest and the art installation is to bring awareness of sexual assault to Northwest Kansas.
The poster contest will focus on the importance of consent and healthy boundaries. Consent is giving permission or agreeing to do something and being comfortable with that decision. Healthy boundaries are reasonable, safe, and permissible ways for other people to behave around them and how they will respond when someone steps outside those limits.
The interactive art installation will allow participants to express their trauma by drawing, tearing, writing, or painting on a wedding dress or tuxedo during the Spring Art Walk. The finished product of this interactive project will be featured during the Summer Art Walk with the Wonder Women League.