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Delores Grose 80th

Dolores Grose of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday on Aug. 6, with a card shower.

August 02, 2015 | | Birthdays


Kern 50th

Jerry and Kayleen Kern of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8, at St. Patrick Parish Center in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kevin and Kimberly Kern of Olathe, Loren and Donna Kern of Cave Springs, Ark. and Brian Kern of Lyons.

August 02, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Schwartz baby girl

Christopher and Sarah Schwartz announce the birth of their daughter Linden Jane Schwartz on April 7, at Hutchinson Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18 and 1/2 in. long. She has a big brother, Liam.

August 02, 2015 | | Births


Plant the seed

The farm has always been a fertile field for producing crops, but it is also an environment rich with learning experiences.

August 02, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Choosing the right variety for next year’s wheat crop

Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases-including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust and head scab-affecting the Kansas wheat crop.

August 02, 2015 | | Agriculture


Wheat plot results

There is a saying about wheat that it has to die at least twice before it can be harvested. That was very much the case with this year's crop. Wheat had to withstand many difficult factors including drought, freezes, rusts and diseases. Even with all of the stressors, the harvest was better than many thought it would be. One way to see how different varieties withstand the same stressors on a given year is to have a wheat plot where you plant them side by side in the same field. By comparing several varieties under the same conditions, you ...

August 02, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

The school year is quickly approaching, and it is that time of year to enroll your kids at Ellinwood Public Schools. Enrollment will be Aug. 5 and 6 from 1 to 8 p.m. in the High School Commons Area. Ellinwood School/Community Library will have a table set up to verify names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and any business that may require your attention. I am looking forward to seeing all of you, and meeting those of you whom I have not yet met. If you are not able to enroll on the listed dates, please stop ...

August 02, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Home Canning Gaining in Popularity Again

Just as fashions repeat themselves every 20 – 30 years and home décor makes us think "déjà vu" home canning is currently enjoying resurgence. Noticeably, food preservation questions have increased the past couple of years at the Extension Office. Statistics point to more people gardening to help stretch the food dollar. When those gardens produce more than a family can enjoy eating fresh, then canning, freezing or drying food is explored.

August 02, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Genetic improvement for the beef herd: Focus of eBEEF.org

For beef producers, one of the best ways to improve profitability is to improve herd genetics. A new website called eBEEF.org (http://ebeef.org/) was developed by beef cattle scientists to help producers access one location for the latest beef cattle genetics and genomics information.

August 02, 2015 | | Agriculture


Preparing for the 2016 Wheat Crop – Part I

The year in the title isn't a typo. Even though it is only Aug. 2, good producers are making their decisions for the 2016 wheat crop. Even though planting is more than a month away, many producers are already facing potential challenges, especially for those planning to plant wheat after summer crops.

August 02, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Royals rally behind Zobrist’s 2 home runs to beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.

August 01, 2015 | | AP Sports


What has happened to the zoo

Dear Editor,

July 31, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Great Bend man killed in vehicle accident

A Great Bend man died early this morning in a one-vehicle accident south of the intersection of 90 Road and 90 Avenue in west central Barton County, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


Up, up and away

With the theme "Superheroes in our Community," the United Way of Central Kansas will host its annual Kickoff Event on Aug. 15th. Think Clark Kent, Superman Theme and "Truth, Justice, and the United Way."

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


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Going to the head of the class

There is a large new crop of teachers joining the ranks in Unified School District 428 this fall. A total of 41 new instructors will ...

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


Down on the farm

An examination of Hoisington's Week 5 game highlights in a road game against Kingman shows Cardinal free safety Steffan Dolechek's ability to make ...

August 17, 2015 | Conor Nicholl, Kansas Pregame | Prep Sports


Palmer perfect in brief return, Daniel leads Chiefs to win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carson Palmer and Tyrann Mathieu have been probably the most impressive players in the Arizona Cardinals' training camp.

August 17, 2015 | Bob Baum, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals tie it in 9th, walk off vs. Halos in 10th

KANSAS CITY- Kendrys Morales singled in Ben Zobrist with the winning run off Angels reliever Trevor Gott with two outs in the bottom of the ...

August 17, 2015 | Alden Gonzalez/MLB.com | AP Sports


NAMI to hold family event

The local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness will hold a bake sale and family-fun day from 11 a.m. to 6 p ...

August 16, 2015 | | Local News


Make mine water -- nature’s coolant

We're locked in the Dog Days of summer and the humidity is rolling through the roof. If the first few days of August are ...

August 16, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Bender/Brack family reunion

All nine children of Elsena Bender and the late Hubert Bender met in Great Bend, Aug. 1, for a Bender/Brack family reunion. In 1965 ...

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


GBHS Class of 1980 reunion meeting

GBHS Class of 1980 will be holding their 35th reunion on Friday and Saturday evenings on Sept. 4 and 5. Visit www.gbhsclassof1980.com for ...

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


Christiansen family reunion

The annual Christiansen Family reunion was held on Aug. 8, at the Larned Community Center. The attendees were descendants of August and Pruella Christiansen, the ...

August 16, 2015 | | Reunions


Koch to perform in Tokyo

Dr. Nathan Koch, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, will be attending the International Double Reed Society conference in ...

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Eric Schoendaler graduates from Agricultural Lending School

Eric Schoendaler, Loan Officer, for First Kansas Bank in Hoisington, graduated from the 2015 Agricultural Lending School in Topeka. The Agricultural Lending School is sponsored ...

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Aaron Andrews joins Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate has announced the appointment of Aaron Andrews as a new full time Sales Associate, according to Roger Sell, President.

August 16, 2015 | | Business


Fall Crop Seminar Planned Aug. 26 in Hays

Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center-Hays is hosting its Fall Crop Seminar Aug. 26, in the auditorium at the center, located at 1232 240th ...

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


Smart Watering

Keeping enough moisture on flower or vegetable gardens this summer hasn't been as stressful as in years past thanks to the intermittent rain showers ...

August 16, 2015 | | Agriculture


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain ASPPA designation

Albert Strobel and Marge McGee of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator ...

August 16, 2015 | | Business


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