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Two-room school

One of the misfortunes of progress in education is the demise of the small country school. As I look back on all the attributes of attending a two-room school during the first eight years of my life, I wonder if we may have lost something we can never replace.

January 10, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Buying local firewood helps prevent spread of tree diseases

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) encourages Kansans who use firewood to heat their homes to consider using local firewood to help prevent the spread of tree diseases and pests.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee to meet in Lyons

The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Great Bend Prairie Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


‘Cover Your Acres’ conference set for Jan. 19-20

K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to host the 13th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on Jan. 19-20 at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, Kansas.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Krug receives national award

January 10, 2016 | | Local Life


Golden Belt Community Foundation now accepting 2016-2017 scholarship applications

Each year Golden Belt Community Foundation helps students realize their dreams with scholarships made possible through the generosity of caring donors. The Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

January 10, 2016 | | Education


Sequencing the wheat genome to help feed the world

Kansas State University Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center, Jesse Poland, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), has announced the production of an improved whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Women on the Farm

I have a few more programs that have been announced lately that I thought that I would share with you this week. Since it is cold outside, what better way to spend an afternoon or evening than learning? As always, for more information, you can contact me at 620-793-1910 or aboor@ksu.edu.

January 10, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Soil health events focus on improving farm success, celebrate 20 years in Salina

Boosting farm success will be the focus of two soil health events hosted by No-till on the Plains at Salina's Bicentennial Center. The 20th annual Winter Conference will run Tuesday, Jan. 26, through Wednesday, Jan. 27. The Agriculture's Innovative Minds (AIM) Symposium will follow on Thursday, Jan. 28.

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Women and Farming

"Women and Farming" will be a panel presentation by four women at Lyons State Bank Community Room at 7 p.m., Jan. 14. The presentation is part one of the Rice County Historical Society's lecture series on agriculture in Central Kansas and complements the "Agricultural Options" exhibit. The panel members are Susan Griffin, Carolyn Lundstrom, Margaret Scheufler, and Penny Wires. The women will explore the unique historical ties that each of them have with their farms. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions regarding their experiences on farms. Today, 28 percent of the ...

January 10, 2016 | | Agriculture


Golden Belt Community Foundation begins law enforcement campaign

A friend of the Golden Belt Community Foundation recently approached Christy Tustin with an idea.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


69 years of service to Barton County

Sixty-nine years ago a group of five men met on Jan. 28, 1947, for the first board meeting of the newly organized Barton County Conservation District. Assistance of the Federal Soil Conservation Service was requested at that time. Members of the board were J. Wylie Logan, Hoisington, Chairman; Walter G. Praeger, Claflin, Vice-Chairman; Virgil A. Unruh, Pawnee Rock; Secretary; W.G. Nicholson, Great Bend, Treasurer; and member Elmer J. Bird, Great Bend. These men laid the ground work through volunteer programs to stop erosion of land by establishing and carrying out sound conservation programs on the farms.

January 10, 2016 | | Local News


A drone gift means considering insurance

If you or a family member received a recreational drone - a small unmanned aircraft - as a holiday present, Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, has words of caution for you: Check your insurance policy and register the drone with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA).

January 10, 2016 | | Local Life


CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions employees attain QKA designation

Tara Miller, Kim Manning and Teresa Asper of CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Retirement Plan Fundamentals (RPF-1 & RPF-2) exams, the Administrative and Qualification Issues of Retirement Plans (DC-1) exam and, the Administrative Issues of Defined Contribution Plans (DC-2) exam.

January 10, 2016 | | Business


Daughters of Isabella soup sampler meal

A Soup Sampler Meal sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella Circle #744 will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, at the St. Patrick Parish Center. Public is invited to come and sample different soups for $7/person, age six and under free, includes drink and dessert.

January 10, 2016 | | Club News


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John D. Harris 80th

John D. Harris will celebrate his 80th birthday today. He recently celebrated with family and friends in the Mount Hope area.

January 31, 2016 | | Birthdays


Mary Hazel (Donovan) Hoffman 90th

Mary Hazel (Donovan) Hoffman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House hosted by friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 6 ...

January 31, 2016 | | Birthdays


Newman University announces fall 2015 graduates

Newman University officials have announced the students who completed the requirements to earn a degree at the close of the fall 2015 semester. The graduates ...

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Kansas Mason's District 36 meet

January 31, 2016 | | Club News


The right stuff

Seems like nearly everyone is trying to define the family farm. While this isn't a new phenomenon, it's certainly one that bears consideration ...

January 31, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Saving money

Where did the first three weeks of 2016 go? If you are like me, you are just now getting used to writing 2016 on letters ...

January 31, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Central Plains High School Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks

January 31, 2016 | | Education


Boys Scouts ready for annual dinner

The Boy Scouts Troop and Pack 184 have made plenty of noodles for the 45th annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner. The meal featuring ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


​Elks Lodge taking reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

The Elks Lodge in Great Bend is taking reservations for its Valentine's Dinner. It will be served from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Scholarship Day auditions to be hosted by BCC

The Barton Community College Performing Arts Department will host "Scholarship Day" auditions on Thursday, Feb. 11. Current or prospective students may contact the Music Department ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Kansas Day at Riley Elementary - photos

Photos taken Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Riley Elementary School in Great Bend. For Kansas Day, the school was visited by Amelia Earhart and Calamity ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local News


Hulda Steinert Bitter 1915-2016

HOISINGTON - Hulda Steinert Bitter, 100, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Country Place Senior Living, Hoisington. She was born Aug. 30, 1915, at Galatia, the daughter ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Area high school basketball scoreboard

MID-SEASON TOURNAMENTS

January 30, 2016 | | Prep Sports


​Wilbert Charles Fanishier

ST. JOHN - Wilbert Charles Fanishier, 89, died Jan. 29, 2016, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kevin D. Anderson 1968 - 2016

Kevin D. Anderson, 47, Great Bend, formerly of Hays, died Jan. 28, 2016, from a brief but aggressive illness at St. Luke's Hospital in ...

January 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


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