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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


Simple Seasonal Meals

A food guide system, known as "MyPlate" was introduced more than 5 years ago. It is easy to relate to the plates of food we enjoy throughout our day. When we pay close attention to the food groups we are reminded that half the plate should be filled with vegetables and fruits. Another large portion of grains, (preferably whole) and a small portion of food containing protein complete our plate. A serving of calcium rich food should also be included several times per day.

January 10, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Booze recognized for 15 years of service

Thirteen Rosewood Services employees achieved milestone anniversaries during 2015, combining for a total of 90 years of service. They were recently recognized for their milestone achievements in the workplace.

January 10, 2016 | | Business


Kansas State University students receive record $29.8M in scholarships

Nearly 13,700 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 2015-2016 school year.

January 10, 2016 | | Education


Gun Safety Then and Now

I learned gun safety from my father. He loved to hunt quail and took me with him at every opportunity. At age 5 or 6, it was a BIG DEAL to get to go with him and watch the dogs and take quail home for my mother and grandmother to prepare for dinner or breakfast. I have never dined any better.

January 10, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


National 4-H Conference Delegates selected

The National 4-H Conference to be held in Washington DC in April is the annual premiere national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country. The conference is held at the National 4-H Center and there will be teens in attendance from every state in the nation.

January 10, 2016 | Berny Unruh | Local Life


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Cardinals beat St. John girls for fifth place

ELL-SALINE 41, ST. JOHN 36

January 29, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Welsch scores career high for Panthers

GREAT BEND 60, HIGHLAND PARK 39

January 29, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Vosburgh's shot lifts Macksville Mustangs

MACKSVILLE 35, LITTLE RIVER 34

January 29, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Larned wrestlers compete at Hays

HAYS - Larned's 106-pounder Kristopher Nolde (20-5) won two of four matches at the competitive Bob Kuhn Wrestling Classic. None of the six Larned wrestlers ...

January 29, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Bike, pedestrian master plan meeting canceled

The public presentation of the Barton County bike/pedestrian master plan, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Kansas Wetlands Education Center, has been canceled to ...

January 29, 2016 | | Local News


Two Hoisington wrestlers place first

HAYS - Hoisington High wrestlers Christopher Ball (145) and Landen Urban (285) captured first place in the Bob Kuhn Wrestling Classic. The Cardinals scored 123 points ...

January 29, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Welcome Inn's weekly schedule

Welcome Inn's week

January 29, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Harvey Girls to be featured Sunday at SF Trail Center

LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum in Larned invites the public to their annual free Kansas Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday in ...

January 29, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Mid-Winter Classic always memorable

The Mid-Winter St. John Lion's Club Basketball Classic took place last week.

January 29, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Music Club schedules concert, chocolate fountain

LARNED - The Larned Music Club will sponsor its annual concert and chocolate fountain fundraising event at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Larned Presbyterian Church ...

January 29, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Oiler Taylor Rolfs leads free throw contest

Taylor Rolfs of Central Plains leads the Barton Hilltop Hoops Classioc free throw contest with 38 of 40 free throws after two rounds. The final ...

January 29, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Area Basketball Scoreboard

MID-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

January 29, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Commission, council to hold Monday meetings

The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes a ...

January 29, 2016 | | Local News


Moran’s Memo: Happy Kansas Day

The history of Kansas is one replete with humble but aspirational men and women. Our state has raised many national leaders who, over the years ...

January 29, 2016 | U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) | Opinion


Check It Out!

Ellinwood School/Community Library provides magazines for our patrons. They are not checked out, but read in our magazine area. I have not been able ...

January 29, 2016 | | Entertainment


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