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Inman’s Barnyard Days FFA Students Put Agriculture On Display

Posted 5/5/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Gabriel Knechtel, vice president of the Inman FFA chapter, decided to bring his family’s pet donkeys to the chapter’s annual Barnyard Days Wednesday, April 27, at the Inman City Pasture.

“The kids think they’re really cute,” Knechtel said. “We let the kids pet them.”

More than 400 students from the Inman and McPherson school districts attended the event. All the students from Inman Elementary School and Inman Junior/Senior High School came out, as well as two preschool classes from McPherson.

Knechtel told the students farmers with sheep would keep donkeys near their flocks.

“If a coyote sees a donkey, it doesn’t get near them,” Knechtel said.

A sophomore at Inman High School, Knechtel said he enjoyed showing the donkeys.

Daniel Knapp, agriculture teacher at Inman Junior/Senior High School and FFA advisor, said this was the fourth year for Barnyard Days since he has been at the school.

For the last two years, Knapp said the event has been held at the city pasture.

“We were too limited on our options at the grade school,” he added.

Prairieland Partners provided spray application equipment that spreads out to 60-foot across. Knapp said MKC employees provided information about the sprayer.

McPherson County Farm Bureau also had representatives speaking to students.

Knapp said 20-25 FFA students brought farm animals to exhibit. Besides the donkeys, there were cattle, sheep, horses and smaller animals including rabbits.

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ICF Banquet To Feature Grocery Dash Raffle

Posted 5/5/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – A two-minute grocery dash will be the prize of a special raffle during the Inman Community Foundation Annual Banquet Wednesday, May 25, at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center in Hutchinson.

The grocery dash will take place at Hometown Food Store, at 217 S. Main, in Inman.

“The winner will be able to get anything they can put in their cart,” ICF President Terri Bornholdt said. “There will be some rules.”

The raffle tickets will be $10 apiece or five for $40.

The winner will be drawn during the annual banquet. Ticket buyers do not need to be present to win.

A social hour for the banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the banquet are $50 a person, including dinner. A corporate table is $500 and includes eight dinners.

Tickets can be purchased at Peoples Bank and Trust, Prairie Bank of Kansas, Raleigh Insurance or on line at

The winner of the grocery raffle will get a $100 gift certificate to the meat counter. During the dash, off-limits areas will be the meat counter, pharmaceutical area and tool shelves, Bornholdt said.

The winner must start at the front of the store, go the full length of each isle and be back to the front register and ring the bell before the two-minute mark.

He or she must use their hands to place items into the cart – no sweeping shelves with their arms. The person must pick up anything that is dropped onto the floor and place it in the cart.

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Bradbury Employees Go On A Walking Lunch

Posted 5/5/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE –Employees from the Bradbury Company, in Moundridge, decided to turn a working lunch into a walking lunch Wednesday, April 27.

Ten Bradbury employees walked from the southwest corner of the Bradbury parking lot to MJ’s Truck Repair and back. The employees walked a little more than one mile, said Brandi Huff, chair of the Bradbury Wellness Committee.

“We opened it up to the community, but no one joined us,” Huff said. “We did it last year and we had two people take part.

With it growing to 10 this year, we’re hoping next year it’s bigger and better,” Huff added.

Huff noted Bradbury started its wellness committee about three years ago.

“I try and come up with some new ideas,” Huff said.

The committee wants employees to have biometric screenings every two years. Biometric screenings include checking an individual’s height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose and an aerobic fitness test.

Huff said the committee plans a “lunch and learn” for every three months.

“We’re trying to get our employees aware of their health,” Huff said. “We want them to be proactive and not on the defense.”

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