Kansas Wildscape, a nonprofit conservation group with in Lawrence and Topeka, has named Harland Priddle executive director. Priddle was the state's secretary of agriculture from 1982-86 and commerce secretary from 1987-91.
Founded in 1991, Kansas Wildscape is dedicated to the conservation and perpetuation of land and wild species in the state.
Priddle replaces Rich Bailey who is now with the Nature Conservancy in Topeka.
Jerry Hartley and Will Hartley of Kingman caught 13 walleye that weighed 39.3 pounds and won the Kansas Walleye Association Governor's Cup on May 15-16 at Milford Lake. Arlan Shandy of Junction City and Gary Ulmer of Milford finished second by catching nine walleye that weighed 24 pounds.
Shawn Saathoff of Lawrence and Bob Saathoff of Topeka teamed to place second at the Kansas BASS Federation buddy tournament on May 16 at Wilson Lake.
John Thompson of Ottawa caught four flathead catfish on May 15-16 at Clinton Lake that weighed from 25 to 64 pounds. Meanwhile, his son, Jon, caught a 10-pound, nine-ounce largemouth bass at a Franklin County farm pond.