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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


Progress Club meeting

The Progress Club met at the Presbyterian Church at 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 4. Hostesses were Judy Fox, Donna Oliver and Jeanne Gotsche. Fourteen members and one guest, Nancy Wiebe, were present.

January 10, 2016 | | Club News


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GBRC to sponsor Winter Middle School Dance

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a Winter Middle School Dance.

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas House of Representative pages

Rep. John Edmonds has an opening for four Kansas House of Representatives pages on March 8. To be considered for a position, students must be ...

January 27, 2016 | | Local News


New Yorkie Values

To taunt his rival and sow seeds of evangelical doubt, Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz informed Donald Trump that the rest of the country was concerned ...

January 27, 2016 | Will Durst | Columnists


Will We Choose Freedom in 2016?

One of the greatest gifts my hardworking, blue-collar father gave me when I was young was the belief that no one owes me anything. His ...

January 27, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Hillary's Bad Bill

January 27, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons




​Rescheduled lecture on Qur’an starts Wednesday

Due to ice last Wednesday, the First Congregational United Church of Christ postponed the start of a 21-week lecture series on the Qur'an.

January 26, 2016 | | Local News


Lethea Evelyn Selle 1925-2016

Lethea Evelyn Selle, 90, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend.

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Joel Raymond Ryan

BURDETT - Joel Raymond Ryan was born prematurely on Jan. 22, 2016. He was the son of Jason L. and Jenae L. Skelton Ryan. He died ...

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Julie Dell Mauler 1963-2016

Julie Dell Mauler, 52, died Jan. 25, 2016, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born May 9, 1963, in Great Bend, she was the daughter ...

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


Donna R. Horkey 1952-2016

GRANVILLE, Iowa - Donna R. Horkey, 63, passed away Jan. 19, 2016, at Orange City Area Health System in Orange City, Iowa. Born Aug. 5, 1952 ...

January 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


OTR for January 26, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 26, 2016 | | On the Record


Oilglut

January 26, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


Kindergarten is not the First Grade

A couple years ago, my wife and I sat with a friend who complained that her kindergarten son had homework to do.

January 26, 2016 | Rob Tornoe | Columnists


Two former GBHS wrestlers place at the Kansas Cup Wrestling Tournament at Newman University

Zachary Schridde place 3rd in the 141-pound weight class at the Kansas Cup Wrestling Tournament held at Newman University in Wichita. Zachary is a 2014 ...

January 26, 2016 | | Local Sports


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