Who's that gray-haired old guy in the Oval Office?
The calendar and hotter temperatures tell us two things; summer is here and the Barton County Fair is about to begin! The Extension Office has been busy with 4-H families turning in pre-entry forms and picking up more barbecue tickets to sell. The pre-fair activity I have the most involvement in is the 4-H clothing judging and Fashion Revue which is set for Wednesday July 2nd.
Golden Belt Telephone, an authorized agent of Nex-Tech Wireless, has announced its opening in Larned. Golden Belt Telephone, located at 122 West 5th, is now open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm, and Wednesdays from Noon to 6pm.
This isn't the first and probably won't be the last column on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). There are many issues constantly brought up in the news, the courts, the Congress, and around the world regarding everything from labelling and safety to the escape of these traits to wild plant/animal populations. This week a brief review of how we breed plants and livestock might be helpful.
Family farms are usually ran with everyone having specific jobs that they are responsible for, that together, make the family farm run smoothly. But what happens when tragically, a part of the family is no longer able to do their part?
Let me say this first: Doughnuts are a wonderful thing. Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream is a joy. I believe one of the key reasons God put us on earth was so that we could appreciate the wonder of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie.
Children and teenagers using "text speak" while texting score higher on spelling and grammar tests than those who don't, a study says.
As summer begins, those with school-age children have to decide what these kids will do with their weeks off of school and how closely they will be monitored. According to recent news, the amount of structure children have in their free time can have a significant effect on them down the line.
The ground shakes as an explosion drowns out the musical call to morning prayer in an Afghan village. The streets empty and hurried voices argue in Arabic.
More and more Americans believe that poverty is caused by circumstances that are beyond poor people's control, according to an NYC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Albert Pujols and David Freese combined to drive in five runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday for their seventh victory in eight games.
Barton Community College women's soccer head coach Aaron Avila will take over as head coach for the men's soccer team.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of two former Barton athletes to fill assistant coach vacancies. Approved at Thursday's Board meeting were Brett McBride as assistant coach for the baseball program and Tony Davis as assistant coach for the track & field program.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Tight and tense as it was, it was enough to keep Brazil's national obsession of winning the World Cup on home soil from taking a desperately disappointing turn.
Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health officials were notified today that Colorado has become the second state in 2014 to have a confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis (VS). Four horses tested positive for the disease and have been placed under quarantine. The horses involved in these index cases have no history of travel.
The Open Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Public Library. July's book club pick is "Monstrumologist" by Rick Yancey. The public is invited to attend.
CHICAGO - About the only pitch that Chris Sale wouldn't make Monday night was his case for the American League's Cy Young Award.
DODGE CITY - The Great Bend AAA American Legion baseball team struck first in the Zone Tournament-opening game on Monday against Dodge City.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a two-win season that led to the ouster of the general manager and coach, and the turnover of roughly half the roster.
INDIANAPOLIS - Last week, the Indiana Pacers lost Lance Stephenson.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain.
LOS ANGELES - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
Hoisington Winner Plans to Pay off Home with Lottery Prize
LA CROSSE - Mary A. Engel, 73, died July 20 at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1941 at Hays, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Albina (Billinger) Orth.
Christopher James Thomas, 48, died July 20, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born June 8, 1966, in Junction City, he was the son of Timothy and Carol (Breault) Thomas. A lifetime resident of Great Bend and Hoisington, he was a self-employed computer repairman.
Gwen G. Schroeder, 72, died July 20, in Great Bend. Born Oct. 15, 1941, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of H. Martin and Bernice Lucille (Davis) Glenn. She was a graduate of Ellinwood Rural High School and Adela Hale School of Business. A resident of Great Bend since 2005, moving from Overland Park, she was retired. On Aug. 6, 1966, she married Arlen C. Schroeder in Kansas City.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information that could help stop the number of vehicular burglaries in Barton County.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports vandals opened the valves on three oil lease stock tanks in rural Barton County, causing the release of approximately 188 barrels of oil. The crime occurred sometime between 1 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and 8:25 a.m. on Saturday in the 800 block of SW 10 Road. Bellendir called the vandalism a "senseless act" and said loss is expected to exceed $12,000.