Monthly Archives: August 2011

New Social Services Director Hired

August 31, 2011 – MAYETTA:  Janet Bair-Carpenter, LSCSW, has been named the director of Social Services and began her position on August 24. Bair-Carpenter has over 26 years of experience in social services  and before coming to the PBPN worked … Continue reading

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Governor’s Native American Liaison Chris Howell Visits PBPN

August 24, 2011 – Tribal Council met today with Chris Howell, Kansas Native American Tribal Liaison, who took a tour of the reservation and lunched at the casino. Howell is a member of the Pawnee Nation and was appointed to the … Continue reading

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9th Annual Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament Held

August 20, 2011 – MAYETTA:  The 9th annual Boys & Girls Club Charitable Golf Tournament was held yesterday at the Firekeeper Golf Course. Chairman Steve Ortiz gave opening remarks to welcome golfers and to say how proud the PBPN were … Continue reading

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First Graduate of Healing to Wellness Court Honored

August 17, 2011 – MAYETTA:  Tribal member Lisa Morris made history today as the first graduate of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Healing to Wellness Court, a court that addresses alcohol and drug-related issues but focuses on rehabilitation and making lifestyle … Continue reading

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Prairie Band Casino & Resort Wins Five Best of Topeka Awards for 2011

August 15, 2011 – MAYETTA:  The Prairie Band Casino & Resort (PBC&R) took first in five Best of Topeka categories for 2011 in a contest sponsored by the Topeka Capital-Journal. The casino won Best Employer, Best Casino, Best Place for … Continue reading

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Community Pays Last Respects for Fallen Soldier Cody Baker

August 11, 2011 – MAYETTA:  A funeral cortege for fallen soldier Pfc. Cody Baker passed by the reservation today on U.S. Hwy 75 where local citizens lined the highway near Mayetta and the Prairie Band Casino & Resort to honor … Continue reading

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Happy 101st Birthday to Julia Kabance

August 10, 2011 – MAYETTA:  Happy Birthday to PBPN’s Julia Kabance who is 101 years old today. She was born August 10, 1910 on the Prairie Band Potawatomi reservation to Frank and Mary Kabance.  One of twelve children she attended Kewanka grade … Continue reading

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Bus Leaves for the Gathering

August 09, 2011 – MAYETTA:  A bus load of approximately 50 Prairie Band Potawatomi elders left this morning for the 2011 Gathering being held in Hannahville Indian Community (Wilson, Mich.) Aug. 9-13. The group is traveling to Welch, Minn. today and … Continue reading

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Meet the New Health Center Administrator

August 08, 2011 – MAYETTA:  Mary Truhe has been named the administrator of the PBPN Health Center for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and began her position July 18. Truhe’s work experience includes having worked in a variety of health … Continue reading

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Employees Honored by Tribal Council

August 08, 2011 – MAYETTA:  Long-time employees were honored last Friday morning by Tribal Council at an All-Employee Recognition meeting held at the Bingo Hall.  Service awards were handed out followed by a buffet lunch that was served.  Following the meal, … Continue reading

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