K of C to host free-throw contest

The annual Knights of Columbus free-throw contest will be Jan. 12 at St. Mary's Catholic School gym. Doors open at noon, registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the contest begins at 1 p.m.

The competition is open to all boys and girls between 9 and 14. There is no cost to participate. All boys and girls will compete in their respective age divisions. Winners will receive medals and progress through district, regional and state level competition.

Winners of each division receive medals and advance to the district competition in February. The contest is open to everyone, and there is no cost to participate.


Women's suffrage topic of presentation

The Harvey County Historical Museum will present "Politics on the Platform: Woman Suffrage at the Chautauqua" at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the museum.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. To celebrate, the museum will hold special events throughout the year to highlight this milestone and how it affected Harvey County.

This kick-off event is a presentation by Sarah Bell. She will explore the Chautauqua movement, which focused on moral education and self-improvement through programs on reform, religion and culture. The movement was useful for advancing the cause of “womanhood" and provided a space for women to discuss important issues of the day. By the 1890s, women had succeeded in making it a space that promoted woman suffrage.