MANHATTAN – Adrian J. Polansky, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kansas announced this week that emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program acreage has been approved for Elk, Ellsworth, Greenwood, Scott, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson counties; and CRP emergency grazing has been approved for Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Elk, Greely, Greenwood, Labette, Lyon, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson counties. "We are extremely concerned how the intensifying and expanding ...
At their summer Birthday Offering Coffee sixteen members of Presbyterian Women and one guest gathered to dedicate this year's Birthday Offering. The Dedication of the Birthday Offering was led by Ruthie Brown
On Thursday, July 28, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development introduced Darren Dale to the Great Bend community for the second time. The first time Dale was publicly introduced was at the press conference in mid-July announcing his involvement in bringing the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo to the community on an annual basis starting next April. This time, however, he was introduced to a select group of community ...
Joseph Brice, 21, of Clarkston, Wash., was indicted on one count of having manufactured a bomb in 2010.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? China downgraded America's credit rating Tuesday and admonished Washington for not fixing its national debt and budget deficits. It's not like we can get mom to co-sign. Last night Queen Elizabeth got a call from the U.S. Treasury Department and she let the machine pick it up. Democrats went online Wednesday to express their fury at President Obama for caving in to the Tea Party in the ...
Washington is obsessed by picking winners and losers. But the establishment media has the story all wrong again. The Republicans, they say won this skirmish over debt. But actually Republicans displayed a total lack of commitment to their principles. The only winner in the "Budget Control Act of 2011" is massive government and the Washington bureaucracy it feeds with your money. We are embarrassed for Republican members of Congress who go out with a straight ...
WICHITA - Great Bend resident and former Barton Community College relief pitcher Kyle LeRoy is playing for the Northwest Honkers, out of Seattle, in the ongoing NBC World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Tamba Hali jogged down the long, grassy hillside to the practice field at Missouri Western State University, the modest crowd on hand for the Kansas City Chiefs' practice bursting into applause.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up deals with two important pieces of their roster Thursday, signing cornerback Brandon Carr to his free agent tender and agreeing to terms with third-round pick Justin Houston on a four-year contract.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon matched his career-high with four hits and Yamaico Navarro drove in three runs to the lead the Kansas City Royals over the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 on Thursday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman will miss the entire preseason for the second time in four seasons because of a groin injury.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Quarterback Donovan McNabb eagerly bounded onto the practice field with his Minnesota Vikings teammates in Mankato, Minn., on Thursday afternoon, before being told he and other NFL players with new contracts still needed to be patient.
Larned 495 enrollment dates LARNED - Larned USD 495 enrollment needs to be finalized Monday and Tuesday at Larned Middle School, 904 Corse. If you have multiple students to enroll, you may enroll them at the same time. Monday, Aug. 8 - Noon to 8 p.m. - all preschool students through eighth grade; high school seniors. High school juniors - 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - all ...
Great Bend Fire Department Firefighters made seven ambulance runs Tuesday and four Wednesday. They responded to a structure fire at 3710 McKinney Drive around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said they found heavy fire and smoke coming from a pool shed that is attached to the house. The fire was quickly extinguished with fire damage limited to the pool shed area and light smoke in the residence. ...
SATURDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. - N.Y. Yankees at Boston, FOX 6 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, WGN 6 p.m. - Detroit at Kansas City, FSN PGA 1 p.m. - WGC Bridgestone Invitational: Third Round, CBS NASCAR 9:30 a.m. - Pennsylvania 500, ESPN2 Noon - Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125, SPEED TENNIS 2 p.m. - 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic - Semifinal, ESPN2 9 p.m. - 2011 Mercury Insurance Open ...
Kendall and Jennifer Hoskins of Great Bend, and Jack and Ann Metzger of Topeka announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Hoskins and Kyle Metzger. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Jim and Barbara Hoskins, Patricia Gerstenkorn, all of Great Bend and the late LeRoy Gerstenkorn. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Freda Metzger of Topeka, the late Warren Metzger and the late Duane and Gloria Fruechting.
Harden Hospice Kansas recently hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on in celebration of its new office in Great Bend. Jan Westfall, hospice consultant with Harden Hospice Kansas, presided at the ceremony that was attended by 45 guests, including Harden Hospice Kansas staff members from the Great Bend, Hutchinson and Wichita offices. Chamber members and ambassadors, and members of the public were also included.
New data by agricultural economist Art Barnaby indicates that the Congressional Budget Office may have overstated the cost of federal crop insurance.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
The Internal Revenue Service Farmer's Tax Guide, is now available for use in preparing 2013 tax returns.
The College of Business and Entrepreneurship hosted the first-ever Startup Weekend in western Kansas on November 15-17 in McCartney Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus. Thirty-one participants, including FHSU students and alumni, pitched business ideas and formed teams to transform those ideas into functioning businesses.
The following meals will be served Dec. 2 through Dec. 6. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
More than 1,000 Farm Bureau members in Kansas will gather in Manhattan on Dec. 2-4 for their organization's 95th Annual Meeting.
The Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle awarding $17,694.42 to charitable organizations in Barton, Pawnee, and Stafford counties.
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.