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CPI Barton County Endowment accepting ideas for projects

The CPI Barton County Endowment is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its 2013 grant cycle. The intent of the CPI Barton County Endowment is to improve the quality of life in the Barton County area. Projects eligible for grants will make tangible improvements that provide a visible improvement to one or more of the communities in Barton County. Eligible organizations must be 501(c)(3) public charities. Interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Inquiry. After review by the Golden Belt Community Foundation and the CPI Barton County Endowment committee, selected organizations may be invited to provide further information.

April 21, 2013 | | Business


Senior Acticvities

Tuesday

April 21, 2013 | | Menus and Activities


Parental memories — the good, the bad and the ugly

"It goes so fast," the lady said to me, smiling with squinted eyes. She was every bit in her 70s, and she glanced at the boys as they grabbed at the candy near the checkout line. That was 19 years ago. Four kids under 6, I nodded back and couldn't imagine a time when they would be adults. Later, others repeated those words to me. "Before you know it, they are in college!" And then that day arrived for our oldest, six years ago.

April 21, 2013 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Members participate in 4-H Day

4-H Day gives members an opportunity to share their talents in public speaking, music and talent. Barton County 4-H Day is as important as the county fair for members exhibiting what they have learned.

April 21, 2013 | | Local Life


Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place

The icy weather during the Farm and Ranch Expo prevented one of our speakers from driving to Great Bend to share the fact sheet she authored titled, "Simple Home Modification for Aging in Place." Carol Ann Crouch, the Scott County Family and Consumer Science Agent did a great job putting this fact sheet together and it is available to anyone who may be reading this column.

April 21, 2013 | Donna R. Krug | Local Life


Preserve the land

Forty three years ago, when folks in the USA celebrated the first Earth Day, I was stationed in Stuttgart, West Germany – the country was still divided then. Back then I had little opportunity to carry signs that championed the abstract idea of protecting something as vast as our planet. Heck, I didn't even hear about Earth Day until I returned a couple years later.

April 21, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Weather, What’s Normal, and Spring Planting

No one can argue our weather has been boring in 2013. Many find these spring reminders of winter unusual to say the least. The area and most of Kansas has experienced two hard freezes combined with freezing precipitation over the last two weeks. This stands in sharp contrast with the winter/spring seasons common during much of the 2000s. The K-State weather station at the US 281 and US 50 junction reported a high temperature of 4l° F and a low of 34° on Thursday April 18. Friday, April 19, had a low in the mid-20s.

April 21, 2013 | | Agriculture


Sophomore leadership honorary selects members for 2013-2014

Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2013-2014 school year.

April 21, 2013 | | Education


NRCS announces Drought Recovery Initiative in Kansas

U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to work to provide as much relief to drought-impacted producers as possible. NRCS State Conservationist Eric B. Banks announced the agency will assist producers through a new Drought Recovery Initiative. NRCS will use two application cutoff dates for the initiative: May 17 and June 21, 2013.

April 21, 2013 | | Agriculture


Knudson visits Federal Lawmakers

Rhonda Knudson joined 1,000 other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., April 8-9 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisor's Congressional Conference.

April 21, 2013 | | Business


NRCS announces Water Quantity and Drought Pilot opportunity in Kansas

In response to the drought faced by Kansas producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing financial and technical assistance in a new Water Quantity and Drought Pilot funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) announced Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist. While NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis, NRCS will use two application cutoff dates for this pilot: May 17 and June 21, 2013.

April 21, 2013 | | Agriculture


Specialist has wealth of knowledge

This week, I have been in Manhattan for New Agent Training and it was wonderful to meet and to learn from the experts in their various fields. One person I had the pleasure to meet was Ward Upton. He is a specialist for the Horticulture Department with a wealth of knowledge about his subject. This week, I thought that I would share a couple of his pieces from the most recent Horticulture newsletter. I hope you find them as informative as I did.

April 21, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Broncbusters beat Cougars

GARDEN CITY - The Barton Community College baseball team couldn't make up enough ground from slow starts in both Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference games on Saturday against Garden City.

April 20, 2013 | | Community College


Nets crush Bulls in first playoff game in Brooklyn

NEW YORK - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Nets turned the Brooklyn blackout into a blowout, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-89 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their series.

April 20, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Indians win Ellinwood tournament

ELLINWOOD - The Larned High School boys' golf team won the Ellinwood tournament on Friday at Grove Park Golf Club.

April 20, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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With the number of graduates soaring, Fort Hays State will provide separate ceremonies on Friday nig

Fort Hays State University, which has seen the number of its graduates nearly triple over the past decade, will divide those graduates into two separate ceremonies this spring.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


April Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage Licenses

May 10, 2015 | | Local News


American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary May Day Celebration

The American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary will host a May Meet and Greet in recognition of their new Executive Board members from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 13, at 1011 Kansas Street. This is an opportunity to meet the new board members and receive information about the organization, accomplishments, activities and benefits offered to individuals and the community. Tea and cookies will to be provided. Current members and anyone that may want information about the organization, interested in making new friends or have questions are welcome.

May 10, 2015 | | Club News


FHSU business college ceremony recognizes award winners $285,000 in scholarships, assistantships pre

About $285,500 in financial assistance, scholarships and graduate fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year, were awarded at the annual scholarship award ceremony of Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Entrepreneurship on April 30.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


Kansas Board of Accountancy announces successful CPA examination candidate

The Kansas Board of Accountancy has announced that Austin Coyan, Great Bend, successfully passed the computerized examination in the January/February exam window.

May 10, 2015 | | Business


BBB issues warning involving asphalt paving scam

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning consumers to beware of paving companies that knock on your door, claiming to offer bargain prices.

May 10, 2015 | | Business


Three FHSU communication studies students win state communication awards

Three Fort Hays State University students were recognized at the Kansas Professional Communicators Conference and Awards Banquet on April 24, for their second-place finish in the public relations campaign competition.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


Shorebird Stumpers

Do you like puzzles? Have we got one for you!

May 10, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


Swan 50th

Jim and Diana (Derr) Swan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 7. A family reunion is planned for July in Great Bend with their children and grandchildren.

May 10, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Dr. Joey Linn, FHSU alum, named new vice president for student affairs

Dr. Joey Linn, who had been serving on an interim basis since last fall, was named today as the new vice president of the Division of Student Affairs at Fort Hays State University. The appointment takes effect immediately.

May 10, 2015 | | Business


Rous — Doze

Rous - Doze

May 10, 2015 | | Engagements


Wheat plot

This year's wheat crop has had to have nine lives in order to survive to this point. The stressors for this year's crop have been many including: winter-kill, drought, insects, various rusts, and mosaic diseases. The rains came late as well, leaving the wheat shorter than normal. Even though the wheat is short, and many issues have been against it, the wheat still has a chance in many places to make a decent harvest. The individual wheat varieties are responding in various ways to the different stressors that have been present this year. This is one major reason ...

May 10, 2015 | | Agriculture


Plan for a safe canning season

One ritual of spring is planting a garden. And for many home gardeners, this includes plans for preserving and canning the year's bounteous produce.

May 10, 2015 | | Local Life


Celebrate Bike to Work Week

Since May 11-15, is designated as "Bike to Work Week" it seems fitting that I share my passion for this fun activity in my column space today. Although research shows around 1 percent of adult Americans commute to work by bicycle, roughly 41 percent of work commutes are shorter than 5 miles. If I ride to work in the morning, home for lunch and home again at the end of the day I will log a total of 7 miles. Unless it is below 20 degrees or icy underfoot, you are likely to see me in my hi-vis green jacket ...

May 10, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


PSU releases list of spring 2015 graduates

More than 1,100 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 8 and 9, in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. Friday May 8, the College of Arts and Sciences will be held at 5:30 p.m. Kelce College of Business including College of Arts and Sciences departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences at 8 p.m. Saturday May 9, commencement for the College of Education will be at 9:30 a.m. The College of Technology will be at 12 p.m.

May 10, 2015 | | Education


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