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Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

July 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

July 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Make the most of mealtime

In today's harried world, seems like everyone's schedule is filled to the brim with activities. Both parents work, kids go to school and participate in student government, sports or any number of events. Seems families meet each other coming and going. Still, most parents believe it's more important than ever to dedicate the dinner hour to developing and nurturing relationships with family members.

July 26, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Tompkins reunion

The descendants of John and Abi Tompkins gathered in St. John for their annual reunion on July 19, at the IOOF Hall. A covered dish dinner was followed by visiting and a photo session.

July 26, 2015 | | Reunions




Sugercane aphids

Sugarcane aphids have a good chance of being a serious issue in Sorghum fields this year. Despite a slow start in 2015, the sugarcane aphid is now spreading fast. The aphid has been causing serious problems in Georgia where some farmers have been seeking insecticide alternatives after two applications of Transform, the allowable limit. This week, economically significant infestations were found as far north as Noble, Kay, and Grant Counties in Oklahoma, right on the Kansas state line. With some southerly wind, we will soon get winged aphids landing in Kansas sorghum.

July 26, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Beat the Heat with Plenty of Fluids

We made it through the Barton County Fair with just a couple of really hot days. Some of the surrounding counties have not been that lucky. Our unused supplies have been returned to the storage area and we are back to our summer programming. Looking at my calendar I have an educational program titled, "Beat the Heat" which will be presented on Tuesday, July 28th at 1 p.m. at the Great Bend Senior Center.

July 26, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


It’s time to divide Bearded Iris

Showy, elegant, and easy are terms that describe bearded iris flowers, and because they grow so well in the heartland, it's a good idea to divide them every few years, according to Kansas State University horticulturist, Ward Upham.

July 26, 2015 | | Local Life


Kansas State University researchers attack antibiotic resistance, improve public policy

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are looking at the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and are helping shape public policy on the issue to keep humans and animals healthy.

July 26, 2015 | | Agriculture


Boy Scout Troop 184 trip

July 26, 2015 | | Club News


4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year

The Barton County 4-H Holding Board announces the recipients of 4-H Scholarships for the 2015 year.

July 26, 2015 | | Education


Where Are Those Polts?

There are several breakfast or coffee meetings in our area. They are usually comprised of the same core group with a few occasional stragglers that drop in. I have observed that politicians want to "test the water" by making a photo op and pretend to be interested in the ideas or conclusions of these "grass root" citizens. Excuse me if I don't see the common sense of our coffee clatches reflected in the national debate and policy- we are usually befuddled by the actions of those we thought we elected to represent us. We have firm ideas and opinions ...

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


Sustaining Agriculture – Conclusion

To wrap up this series let's examine what would happen if conventional agriculture abandoned the practices discussed last week as called for by the sustainable agriculture movement. How "sustainable" would that be for the environment? First a reminder of what we are defining as sustainable:

July 26, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Trail segment and four historic districts among listings added to National Register of Historic Plac

The Kansas Historical Society announced that a segment of the Smoky Hill Trail and Butterfield Overland Despatch and four historic districts are among the newest Kansas listings added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places entered eight Kansas listings into the Register on July 7. The Keeper also removed three demolished properties from the register. This action brings the total number of Kansas listings in the National Register to 1,400.

July 26, 2015 | | Local News


Roger the dodger

Dear Editor,

July 26, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


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Mike Clark to give program on KSU Stadium addition

A slide show of the new Vanier Addition to the Bill

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


Master Masons invited to meeting

HOISINGTON - All area Master Masons are

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


Donate blood

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


Going to the head of the class

There is a large new crop of teachers joining the ranks in Unified School District 428 this fall. A total of 41 new instructors will ...

August 17, 2015 | | Local News


Down on the farm

An examination of Hoisington's Week 5 game highlights in a road game against Kingman shows Cardinal free safety Steffan Dolechek's ability to make ...

August 17, 2015 | Conor Nicholl, Kansas Pregame | Prep Sports


Palmer perfect in brief return, Daniel leads Chiefs to win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carson Palmer and Tyrann Mathieu have been probably the most impressive players in the Arizona Cardinals' training camp.

August 17, 2015 | Bob Baum, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals tie it in 9th, walk off vs. Halos in 10th

KANSAS CITY- Kendrys Morales singled in Ben Zobrist with the winning run off Angels reliever Trevor Gott with two outs in the bottom of the ...

August 17, 2015 | Alden Gonzalez/MLB.com | AP Sports


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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