Welcome to the 4th edition of Marsh Musings. This week we will be focusing on a critter that carries a very negative stigma in the state of Kansas: the black-tailed prairie dog. Kansans' tend to either love or hate these critters. In Kansas, especially Western Kansas, prairie dogs are known as a destructive pest.
By Derek Grabast Someday, I will walk up to my mommy and daddy and say "I love you." Although this sounds simple, it is my dream to do this. I just turned 9 years old this summer. I am taking a journey half way around the world to find my voice and legs. My mommy and I are getting on a plane in Wichita, and we will land in Beijing, China. That is where my ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Great Bend Tribune will follow the journey of Derek Grabast of Hudson for innovative stem-cell treatment in Beijing, China.
By Allen Schmidt State Senate 36th District VICTORIA - I had the privilege of attending a Purple Heart presentation recently for one of our local World War II veterans, William "Edward" Froelich. Sen. Jerry Moran's staff recovered the lost records of the Purple Heart and other decorations our local hero had earned more than 65 years ago. With his wife, Delores and many family members and friends filling the chapel of St. John's Rest Home ...
STAFFORD – A traveling exhibit, "Kansans of African Descent: Selected Portraits," is being featured at the Stafford County Museum Library, 100 N. Main Street in Stafford.
LARNED - Pawnee County escaped most of the severe weather that struck south central Kansas Friday afternoon and evening. However, the largest report of hail occurred in Pawnee County.
LARNED - The new school year starts Thursday for Larned USD 495 students. Sophomores through seniors report at noon. Kindergarten through ninth grade report for a full day of school.
Commission to meet LARNED - The Pawnee County Commissioners will meet Monday at the Pawnee County Courthouse. 10 a.m. - Kathy Rondeau, Pawnee County Conservation district manager, and Matt Meyerhoff, National Resources Conservation District, soil conservationist. 11:30 a.m. - Elaine Salmans, grants. 1:30 p.m. - HaysMed, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital update. Retail committee to meet LARNED - The Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Jordaan Room ...
By Jim Misunas firstname.lastname@example.org A Pawnee County native who has received national recognition has authored a book that provides information on how to remember and honor pets when they die. Coleen Ellis of Greenwood, Ind., is the daughter of Ann Ellis and the late Larry Ellis of Rozel. She is a Pawnee Heights High School graduate. Her book, "Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief," provides essential information for pet owners on what ...
CHICAGO (AP) - The first inning doomed Jeff Francis again on Sunday. Francis yielded four runs in the first, including Brent Lillibridge's three-run homer, and the Kansas City Royals lost 6-2 to the Chicago White Sox. Francis (4-13) has yielded 26 first-inning runs in 25 starts this year. "As long as I've been pitching, that's been somewhat of an issue," he said. "You try everything you can. I think if I found a reason, ...
The Eagles Annual Luau Party will be held on Aug. 20th. Roast pig with all the trimmings will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are 48 for adults and $4.50 for children 12 and under. Pina' Colada's will be on special for $2. D.J. the D.J. will playing for your entertainment. Prizes will be available.
Sunday Cheyenne Stamp Club - 2:30 p.m. at the North Main Pizza Hut Christian Motorcycle Association Rapture Riders - 2 p.m. dinner at Montana Mike's. 3 p.m. meeting Monday Great Bend Optimist - noon at the Highland Hotel Heritage Room Great Bend Rotary - noon at the Highland Hotel South Heritage Room Order of Eastern Star Great Bend #226 - 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Hoisington Barton County Cancer Initiative, Inc. - noon ...
The Russell Area Chamber of Commerce will have August Business After Hours at Vintage Place Assisted Living Facility from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, at 1070 E. Wichita Ave. Come and visit with the residents and staff, enjoy some refreshments, and find out what's going on at Vintage Place Assisted Living.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announcees that Kim Stejskal has joined the company as a Records Management Assistant. Kim joined Sunflower on Aug. 1. She will maintain the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and availability of documents, records, and information resources.
Returning faculty and staff will be welcomed back and new faculty and staff will be welcomed aboard at Fort Hays State University's annual Fall Convocation, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., Aug. 17.
Christmas, lamentation, October air and memory will express themselves musically at Fort Hays State University's first concert in December.
The image of Mom with her nose buried in the front page, Dad reading the sports page and the kids chuckling their way through the comics, harkens back to long ago days when news exposure in the home was a family affair. Sections of the daily paper were shared just like the space around the glow of the round radio dial and later the television set.
Come on, Oprah.
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.
With the growing season over, it's time to put your feet up and relax, right? There are no weeds to pull, or watering to be done. The harvest is in, and now it's time to enjoy a little down time. Well, maybe not just yet. There is still some time to treat your soils and do a little preparation for next spring. In Barton County, we have a pretty high Ph. We can't be sure ...
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
Marketing Kansas-grown wheat to world buyers includes not only a quality and consistent crop, but strong relationships with those who buy it. For these reasons and more, sales of hard red winter wheat to Latin America have increased significantly in marketing year 2013/2014 with year to date sales to Central and South America at 5.33 MMT.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
The weather over the last few days has provided an exclamation point to the end of the 2013 cropping season. With the exception of some fields of grain sorghum waiting to be harvested, crops are in the bin and the wheat that was going to be planted has been. Now is a time, unless you have cattle, to slow down a little and catch a breath. Or at least it used to be a "down" ...
AMES, Iowa - Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory.
HEAT 101, MAGIC 99
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.