When the calendar turns to November, I start thinking about next years' programs. That's right; 2015 is just around the corner. Our program development committees will welcome new members at our upcoming annual meeting and we will have a meeting with all 24 council members after the first of the year. This group helps give direction to the programming we do in Barton County. At our recent annual conference a lot of attention is being focused on the five grand challenges. They include: water, health, global food systems, community vitality, and developing tomorrow's leaders. You don't have ...
To quarantine or not to quarantine?
Hot slices of pizza will be served up at the next Sunflower Diversified Services "Hump Day" fundraiser for children and adults with developmental disabilities and delays.
The live TV coverage on CBCNN brought back memories of another assassination -- the assassination of JFK. A funeral procession punctuated by drumbeats and bagpipes. Only this time, a country's grief focused on Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Only this time, the haunting image of a child that'll be reproduced forever was Carrillo's 5-year-old son Marcus, bravely walking in the parade, his life changed forever.
The regular season came to an end for the Barton Community College volleyball team Thursday night on the same court the next phase of the season will take place. The Cougars lost their finale to Jayhawk West champion Hutchinson.
The names Huck, Jim, Tom bring to mind what is widely considered to be the greatest American novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. These characters along with numerous others from the classic plus the author himself will be brought to life as Sterling High School Theatre presents the musical "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, in the school's theatre.
Over the past year and a half that I have been Barton County's agriculture and natural resources agent, the majority of questions that have come into the office for me are about trees. We have seen the effects in our trees from the crippling drought we have been in since 2011. Much of the damage with trees occurs where you cannot see it right away. With dry soils, the roots systems in many trees have been compromised. Small feeder roots constitute the major portion of the system. Under normal conditions, these roots grow upward from the large roots encountering ...
Why do you think your mom made a grocery list and stuck to it?
Mercifully, after next Tuesday campaigns end and with them the endless political commercials, ads, social media and mailers. Some of this material is directly aimed at farmers, ranchers, and those living in rural Kansas trying to convince voters a vote for candidate X is a vote to protect your way of life. After this Tuesday, whoever wins has the opportunity to demonstrate their conviction for rural Kansas. However, in agriculture the campaigns by various advocacy groups will continue aimed at either attacking or supporting agricultural practices. There is an extreme amount of "noise" out there directed at producers and the ...
The world of agriculture just got more high tech. The Kansas Wheat Alliance (KWA) has released the Kansas Wheat Yield Calculator app for Android and Apple devices. The application lets producers collect information about their winter wheat fields and uses industry-standard formulas to give an assessment of potential yield prior to harvest.
PRATT - Steven Eric Rose, died Oct. 21, at his home in Pratt. Born March 26, 1959, in Greensburg, he was the son of Franklin A. and Theda (Howell) Rose. He was a graduate of Great Bend High School.
Gaylord Dean Olsen, 87, died Oct. 31 at Leisure Homestead, St. John. Born Dec. 1, 1926 at Palo Alto County, Iowa, he was the son of Curtis and Inez (Larson) Olsen.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Jake Waters threw two touchdown passes, Charles Jones ran for a pair of scores and No. 11 Kansas State shut down Oklahoma State's slumping offense in a 48-14 rout Saturday night.
With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.
A pair of Barton Community College women's soccer players were selected to the Jayhawk Conference first team and a total of six were honored in all.
Jiro Barriga Toyama and Dominick Swindler were among a quintet of Barton Community College men's soccer players to be honored the Jayhawk Conference with the pair earning first team All Jayhawk Conference honors.
Barton Community College sophomore Casey Friesen had the final touches put on a good career with a selection to the Jayhawk West All-Conference second team. The sophomore setter from Texas was the lone Cougar to be honored.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The No. 11 Wichita State Shockers pushed their regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games on Tuesday, pulling away from Memphis in the second half for a 71-56 win at the Sanford Pentagon.
SOUTH WEBER, Utah - Carl Vernon Johnson, 86, died Nov. 15, 2014 at his son's residence in South Weber, Utah.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Lawanda Jo Ritchie, 62, passed away Nov. 9, 2014 at Hospice of Wichita Falls, Texas.
ELLINWOOD - Charles "Chuck" Frydendall, 86, passed away Nov. 17, 2014, at his home.
MINNEOLA - Vicky Lea (Luce) Harris, 56, died Nov. 16, 2014 at Hynes Memorial Hospice Center in Wichita.
SEWARD - William Donald Bordewick, 79, passed away Nov. 15, 2014 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
The Barton County DARE Officers Benefit Association is selling tickets for The World of Magic show featuring David Thomas, which will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Great Bend Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit the Drug Abuse and Resistance Education programs.
The Great Bend Fire Department sent trucks to 1434 17th St. at 8:05 p.m. Monday for a possible structure fire.
It was one of those November Classic schedules where you just go get it done. A pair of games that should be easily won.