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Nine Lives and Winter Wheat

Wheat farmers in Kansas joke that wheat has nine lives and you don't produce a crop unless at least eight of them have been used up before harvest. While this may sound a bit like gallows humor, there is a lot of truth in this statement. The wheat crop here is exposed to the extremes of our weather for nine months while crops like corn, soybean, and sorghum for approximately four. One of the hazards continually on the minds of wheat producers is a late freeze. Before the wheat joints in the spring, the growing point of the plant ...

April 14, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

California agriculture is mind-blowing big

Huge and nearly impossible to comprehend are words that best describe the economic impact of California agriculture as viewed through the eyes of nine Kansas farm families who toured the state beginning on March 25.

April 14, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Padres, Dodgers face repercussions of brawl

PHOENIX - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will need surgery to repair his broken collarbone and is expected to miss eight weeks.

April 13, 2013 | | AP Sports

Atlanta beats Washington 3-1 for eighth straight victory

WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Fort Hays State to host 47th annual intercollegiate rodeo

HAYS - The thrills and excitement that is college rodeo comes back to the Doug Philip Arena as Fort Hays State University hosts its 47th annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Spring Rodeo from April 19-21, as 600 competitors try to stamp their ticket to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., later this year.

April 13, 2013 | | College/Professional

Dodge City sweeps Cougars in doubleheader

The Barton Community College baseball team dropped both Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference games against Dodge City on Saturday at Lawson-Biggs Field.

April 13, 2013 | | Community College

Boston seizes postseason spot with win

ORLANDO, Fla. - Courtney Lee scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 17 as the Boston Celtics cruised to a 120-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Woods still in hunt at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods made two significant moves Saturday at the Masters - one to stay in the tournament, the other to stay in the hunt.

April 13, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer | AP Sports

LA’s Bryant out for rest of season after surgery on Achilles’ tendon

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Kobe Bryant had surgery Saturday on his torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season with two games left in the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff chase.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Fielder homers as Detroit beats Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Prince Fielder homered for the second straight game, Torii Hunter hit his first clout since joining Detroit to help back Justin Verlander and the Tigers snapped the Oakland Athletics' nine-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory Saturday.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Reynolds hits grand slam, Tribe wins

CLEVELAND - Mark Reynolds came to Cleveland with the reputation of being a hitter who packed plenty of power.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Munching on some leftovers

Last Monday night's NCAA national championship victory by Louisville over a game Michigan squad was a fitting conclusion to a great collegiate basketball season.

April 13, 2013 | By Charles Tabler Special to the Tribune | Local Sports

Blue Jays edge Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - R.A. Dickey hopes the injury to Jose Reyes sparks the Toronto Blue Jays.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Conaway has big game at plate during GBHS’ sweep of Liberal

LIBERAL - Stranding six runners through the first four innings, Great Bend High School wasted several early scoring opportunities.

April 13, 2013 | | Prep Sports

Hospital's 'protest' date April 27

LARNED - A protest of working conditions at Larned State Hospital will be held 11 a.m. April 27 at a specific site to be determined near the hospital.

April 13, 2013 | by Dave Ranney KHI News Service | Pawnee Co. News

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Richard L. Ford 1946 - 2015

OSKALOSSA, Iowa - Richard L. Ford, 69, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, died Nov. 11, 2015, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Born May 18,, 1946, in ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ronald L. “Ron” Royer 1936 - 2015

Ronald. L. "Ron" Royer, 79, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Almost Home, Inc., in Great Bend. Born April 6, 1936, in Sunbury, Penn., he was ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Aron Villegas 1992-2015

Aron Villegas, 23, died Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1992, he was the son of Jose and Paula ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Ruby M. Popp 1934-2015

HOISINGTON - Ruby M. Popp, 81, died Nov. 15, 2015, at home in Hoisington. Born July 12, 1934 at Newton County, Ark., she was the daughter ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

Mary Lyne Grandclair 1954-2015

HOISINGTON - Mary Lyne Grandclair, 61, died Nov. 15, 2015, at her residence in rural Hoisington. Born Oct. 10, 1954 at LaCrosse, she was the daughter ...

November 16, 2015 | | Obituaries

BCC to host Prairie Winds Concert

Barton Community College's Prairie Winds Concert Band and Jazz Band, featuring members of the community, will present their annual fall concert titled "It Is ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Hughes donates car to Almost Home in memory of brother

Rhonda Hughes, Great Bend, believes that her brother, Stanton Bergen, is probably tickled with the idea that his 2012 Kia Soul is being put to ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

​School board to recognize PE teacher

The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Library at Great Bend High School. The board ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Barton Theatre presents “The Santaland Diaries” to raise funds for program

The Barton Theatre Department will present "The Santaland Diaries," starring Barton Theatre and Kansas State University Theatre alumnus, Great Bend resident Grady Bolding at 7 ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Deputies recover stolen vehicle

ALBERT – A tip from an Albert resident led to the arrest of an alleged car thief from Hays and the recovery of a stolen vehicle ...

November 16, 2015 | BY STAFF REPORTS | Local News

Believers Wrestling Club to hold meeting Tuesday

The Great Bend Believers Wrestling Club is sponsoring an informational and sign-up meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Great Bend Middle School on ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

Firearms stolen on Friday

According to the Barton County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 13, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a burglary was committed in the ...

November 16, 2015 | | Local News

OTR for November 16, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

November 16, 2015 | | On the Record

Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News

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