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Two-room school

One of the misfortunes of progress in education is the demise of the small country school. As I look back on all the attributes of attending a two-room school during the first eight years of my life, I wonder if we may have lost something we can never replace.

January 10, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Buying local firewood helps prevent spread of tree diseases

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) encourages Kansans who use firewood to heat their homes to consider using local firewood to help prevent the spread of tree diseases and pests.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee to meet in Lyons

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


‘Cover Your Acres’ conference set for Jan. 19-20

K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to host the 13th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on Jan. 19-20 at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, Kansas.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Krug receives national award

January 10, 2016 | | Local Life


Golden Belt Community Foundation now accepting 2016-2017 scholarship applications

Each year Golden Belt Community Foundation helps students realize their dreams with scholarships made possible through the generosity of caring donors. The Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

January 10, 2016 | | Education


Sequencing the wheat genome to help feed the world

Kansas State University Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center, Jesse Poland, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), has announced the production of an improved whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Women on the Farm

I have a few more programs that have been announced lately that I thought that I would share with you this week. Since it is cold outside, what better way to spend an afternoon or evening than learning? As always, for more information, you can contact me at 620-793-1910 or aboor@ksu.edu.

January 10, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Soil health events focus on improving farm success, celebrate 20 years in Salina

Boosting farm success will be the focus of two soil health events hosted by No-till on the Plains at Salina's Bicentennial Center. The 20th annual Winter Conference will run Tuesday, Jan. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 27. The Agriculture's Innovative Minds (AIM) Symposium will follow on Thursday, Jan. 28.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Women and Farming

"Women and Farming" will be a panel presentation by four women at Lyons State Bank Community Room at 7 p.m., Jan. 14. The presentation is part one of the Rice County Historical Society's lecture series on agriculture in Central Kansas and complements the "Agricultural Options" exhibit. The panel members are Susan Griffin, Carolyn Lundstrom, Margaret Scheufler, and Penny Wires. The women will explore the unique historical ties that each of them have with their farms. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions regarding their experiences on farms. Today, 28 percent of the ...

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Golden Belt Community Foundation begins law enforcement campaign

A friend of the Golden Belt Community Foundation recently approached Christy Tustin with an idea.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


69 years of service to Barton County

Sixty-nine years ago a group of five men met on Jan. 28, 1947, for the first board meeting of the newly organized Barton County Conservation District. Assistance of the Federal Soil Conservation Service was requested at that time. Members of the board were J. Wylie Logan, Hoisington, Chairman; Walter G. Praeger, Claflin, Vice-Chairman; Virgil A. Unruh, Pawnee Rock; Secretary; W.G. Nicholson, Great Bend, Treasurer; and member Elmer J. Bird, Great Bend. These men laid the ground work through volunteer programs to stop erosion of land by establishing and carrying out sound conservation programs on the farms.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


A drone gift means considering insurance

If you or a family member received a recreational drone - a small unmanned aircraft - as a holiday present, Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has words of caution for you: Check your insurance policy and register the drone with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA).

January 10, 2016 | | Local Life


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain QKA designation

Tara Miller, Kim Manning and Teresa Asper of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.

January 10, 2016 | | Business


Daughters of Isabella soup sampler meal

A Soup Sampler Meal sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella Circle #744 will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, at the St. Patrick Parish Center. Public is invited to come and sample different soups for $7/person, age six and under free, includes drink and dessert.

January 10, 2016 | | Club News


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Down it goes

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for February 2, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 02, 2016 | | On the Record


​Janea G. “Micky” Gordon 1947 - 2016

HOISINGTON - Janea G. "Micky" Gordon, 68, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. Born July 15, 1947, in Juneau, Alaska, she was the ...

February 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


Auction items collected; more needed for Sunflower’s Gala

A few dozen items for the silent and live auctions at Sunflower's Charity Gala have been collected but more are still needed.

February 02, 2016 | | Local News


Schizophrenic or scatterbrained?

Am I schizophrenic or scatterbrained?

February 02, 2016 | | Local Sports


Area Basketball Roundup

PAWNEE HTS. 64, BUCKLIN 53

February 02, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Community mourning more than loss of store

Dear Editor,

February 02, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


House Bill 2504

Dear Editor,

February 02, 2016 | | Letters to the Editor


Great Bend Panther Bowling results

On Friday and Saturday, the Great Bend boys and girls bowling teams competed in the 30 team Great Plains Tournament which was held in Wichita ...

February 02, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Vape Regulation Could Kill the Industry

After a lengthy and heavily contested regulatory process, a final rule deeming vapor products to be subject to pervasive FDA regulation is currently in the ...

February 02, 2016 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


The GOP's Un-Reality Show

The latest Republican debate was difficult to sit through. Information was skimpy, and without Donald Trump entertainment value and ratings dipped. This "main event," as ...

February 02, 2016 | Peter Funt | Columnists


Iowa Caucus Craziness

February 02, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


GBHS Swim Team results

Campus High Triangular - Jan. 27

February 02, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Barton News

Wrestling:

February 02, 2016 | | Community College


Stephenson takes over Barton volleyball program

Meeting the approval of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, Brandon Stephenson takes over the Barton volleyball program as the Cougars' new head coach ...

February 02, 2016 | | Community College


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