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April 21, 2013 | | Menus and Activities

Parental memories — the good, the bad and the ugly

"It goes so fast," the lady said to me, smiling with squinted eyes. She was every bit in her 70s, and she glanced at the boys as they grabbed at the candy near the checkout line. That was 19 years ago. Four kids under 6, I nodded back and couldn't imagine a time when they would be adults. Later, others repeated those words to me. "Before you know it, they are in college!" And then that day arrived for our oldest, six years ago.

April 21, 2013 | Matt Keenan | Local Life

Members participate in 4-H Day

4-H Day gives members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is as important as the county fair for members exhibiting what they have learned.

April 21, 2013 | | Local Life

Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place

The icy weather during the Farm and Ranch Expo prevented one of our speakers from driving to Great Bend to share the fact sheet she authored titled, "Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place." Carol Ann Crouch, the Scott County Family and Consumer Science Agent did a great job putting this fact sheet together and it is available to anyone who may be reading this column.

April 21, 2013 | Donna R. Krug | Local Life

Preserve the land

Forty three years ago, when folks in the USA celebrated the first Earth Day, I was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany – the country was still divided then. Back then I had little opportunity to carry signs that championed the abstract idea of protecting something as vast as our planet. Heck, I didn't even hear about Earth Day until I returned a couple years later.

April 21, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Weather, What’s Normal, and Spring Planting

No one can argue our weather has been boring in 2013. Many find these spring reminders of winter unusual to say the least. The area and most of Kansas has experienced two hard freezes combined with freezing precipitation over the last two weeks. This stands in sharp contrast with the winter/spring seasons common during much of the 2000s. The K-State weather station at the US 281 and US 50 junction reported a high temperature of 4l° F and a low of 34° on Thursday April 18. Friday, April 19, had a low in the mid-20s.

April 21, 2013 | | Agriculture

Sophomore leadership honorary selects members for 2013-2014

Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2013-2014 school year.

April 21, 2013 | | Education

NRCS announces Drought Recovery Initiative in Kansas

U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to work to provide as much relief to drought-impacted producers as possible. NRCS State Conservationist Eric B. Banks announced the agency will assist producers through a new Drought Recovery Initiative. NRCS will use two application cutoff dates for the initiative: May 17 and June 21, 2013.

April 21, 2013 | | Agriculture

Knudson visits Federal Lawmakers

Rhonda Knudson joined 1,000 other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., April 8-9 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisor's Congressional Conference.

April 21, 2013 | | Business

NRCS announces Water Quantity and Drought Pilot opportunity in Kansas

In response to the drought faced by Kansas producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing financial and technical assistance in a new Water Quantity and Drought Pilot funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) announced Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist. While NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis, NRCS will use two application cutoff dates for this pilot: May 17 and June 21, 2013.

April 21, 2013 | | Agriculture

Specialist has wealth of knowledge

This week, I have been in Manhattan for New Agent Training and it was wonderful to meet and to learn from the experts in their various fields. One person I had the pleasure to meet was Ward Upton. He is a specialist for the Horticulture Department with a wealth of knowledge about his subject. This week, I thought that I would share a couple of his pieces from the most recent Horticulture newsletter. I hope you find them as informative as I did.

April 21, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Broncbusters beat Cougars

GARDEN CITY - The Barton Community College baseball team couldn't make up enough ground from slow starts in both Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference games on Saturday against Garden City.

April 20, 2013 | | Community College

Nets crush Bulls in first playoff game in Brooklyn

NEW YORK - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Nets turned the Brooklyn blackout into a blowout, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-89 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their series.

April 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Indians win Ellinwood tournament

ELLINWOOD - The Larned High School boys' golf team won the Ellinwood tournament on Friday at Grove Park Golf Club.

April 20, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Chiefs allow Dolphins to talk with Albert

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have had ongoing discussions with Branden Albert while also giving the Miami Dolphins permission to speak with representatives of the left tackle.

April 20, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

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Check It Out!

James Patterson Book Series are popular at ESCL, so we have added his most recent to our collection. Stop by to check them out!

October 09, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment

McHugh leads Astros to 5-2 win over Royals in Game 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Collin McHugh and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching ...

October 08, 2015 | | AP Sports

​Saturday’s YP 5K and half marathon open to all

The Barton County Young Professionals are putting together the first ever YP5K and half marathon this Saturday, Oct. 10, in Great Bend. Participants can choose ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

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Young Irelanders Bring Their Song and Dance to GBCCA Concert Stage

The Young Irelanders – with an eclectic repertoire of Irish traditional music, world jazz and pop – will take the stage for the Golden Belt Community Concert ...

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St. Rose Health Center now offering cardiac rehab program

Anyone who has suffered from a heart-related event or illness may now seek follow-up care at St. Rose Health Center. Its new Cardiac Rehabilitation program ...

October 08, 2015 | | Business

Healthy food initiative catching on in Kansas hospitals

Hospitals aren't typically associated with fine dining. And even though hospitals are in the business of health care, the beverages and foods they offer ...

October 08, 2015 | | Local News

The Decline of American Greatness

"I'm fed up with politics and the country is going down the drain."

October 08, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

My Dog Ate My Blueprints

"It takes a heap of shedding to make a house a home."

October 08, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Jimmie Jule Homan Sr. 1931 - 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Jimmie Jule Homan Sr., 83, passed away Oct. 1, 2015, after a 14 year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born ...

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