Since I have been the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County, my columns have centered on the drought, and how you can water effectively to help your plants through the stressful times. Well, now the pendulum has swung the other direction, and many are wondering how all of this water will affect their plants. I found a couple of short columns from Ward Upham, KSRE Horticulture expert on a few water issues that are on many people's minds.
Kids are enjoying the first few days of summer vacation but that does not mean that learning has to take a vacation; especially in the area of nutrition education. I remember when John and I were raising our three kids that our summer grocery bill jumped considerably. It would have been easy to fall into the trap of stocking up on the many processed foods on the market and offering those to our busy family. Instead I tried to make sure we had the refrigerator and pantry stocked with healthy choices for meals and snacks.
The statistics are frightening and seem to get worse all the time. Science is still at a loss as to how and why the incidences are increasing. And there is no cure. That is the stark reality of autism. And receiving a diagnosis for someone you love is life changing. For many families in Great Bend and the surrounding area, autism is something they must deal with every day. It can be isolating, lonely, and scary and resources in this area of the state are very limited. Fortunately, three area agencies are working together to form Connecting the Pieces-a ...
All fishermen (and women) love to brag and show their catch before it gets to the dinner table. A limit of five walleye is no small accomplishment. It looms larger when fishing on the lakes that have a 18 inch limit as opposed to the 15 inch limit on other lakes. I'm not sure why the regulations aren't standard across the state. There are several things about the regulations that I feel could make fishing better for all of us. The major rule in my estimation that is harmful is the 50 fish limit for crappie. A decent ...
The past week brought more precipitation and as this column is being written, Thursday morning, more is expected. Where does that leave the area in terms of the upcoming wheat harvest and our summer crops?
Nicole Berger of Hoisington, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Berger was initiated at Emporia State University.
The three Great Bend chapters of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 28 at First Christian Church. The event recognizing the 84th anniversary of the founding of Beta Sigma Phi International was planned and hosted by Xi Delta Upsilon. Following the Founder's Day meal, each chapter presented its awards to honor members.
I've never quite understood why Republicans will jump to trash talk big government-gleefully calling to eradicate the IRS, NSA, EPA, CIA, etc.-all while embracing the death penalty. As the abundant field of GOP presidential hopefuls all vie to woo the same group of hyper-conservative white evangelicals which make up the party's base, not one of them has attempted to make the case against the government killing its own citizens. For years the tea party has engrossed our national conversation with their reflexive distrust of all things publicly funded. Even so the sentence of death carried out by ...
USD 428 Great Bend School Food Service will offer the summer lunch program at Eisenhower, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Park, and Riley Elementary Schools. The program will run from June 1 through June 25, (Monday through Thursday). Breakfast is served at Park and Riley only. There is no charge for anyone age 1 through 18. Sites are open to all children regardless of where they attend school. Parents may eat with their children for $3.50 for lunch or $2 for breakfast. All food must be consumed on site.
When we last visited the sorry state of Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback - a former short-lived GOP presidential candidate - was showing us what happens when a right-wing ideologue tries to impose his utopian fantasies on the real world. Predictably, the result has been disastrous.
ELLINWOOD - Pastor Jeffrey Frakes, 47, passed away at his home in Ellinwood, on June 13, 2015. Born on June 30, 1967, in Independence, Mo., he was the son of Ronald K. and Joan (Burson) Frakes. On July 13, 1996, he married Mary Spillman in Wichita. Originally from the Wichita (Goddard) area he was a resident of Ellinwood for the past 8 years where he was the minister of St. John Lutheran Church. He was also minister of Grace Lutheran Church in Lyons for the past two years as well. He previously worked as a project manager and airplane mechanic for ...
In recent years there has been ongoing discussion regarding a potential change in distance for KSHSAA high school girls cross country. Surveys of coaches and athletic directors have reflected increasing support to increase the girls' race distance from 4K to 5K in KSHSAA postseason competition. During the October 2014 KSHSAA Regional Administrator meetings, this was a topic of conversation in part, due to a letter from the U.S. Office of Civil Rights notifying KSHSAA of a complaint OCR received.
Kurt Budke left a lasting impression at several stops during his coaching career. Saturday night he received one of the most prestigious honors a coach can get – induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
June 15, 2015|
MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - LeBron James soaked his tired feet in an ice bath, had ice wrapped around both knees and his back as he sat smiling in Cleveland's locker room after a second straight loss in the NBA Finals.
June 15, 2015|
JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer