In the darkest recesses of our minds we have always known that monsters exist. It is only when we are involuntarily thrust into an unfolding human tragedy that shocks our senses and devastates our hearts that we truly acknowledge their presence.
With the cold weather keeping most people indoors, now would be a good time to leach your houseplants of all of the excess salts that may have built up. I found an article from K-State Research and Extension Horticulture specialist Ward Upham that explains what leaching is, and how to accomplish it. This easy project will help keep your plants healthy for the upcoming growing season.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Eric B. Banks, Salina, announced the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding for Kansas agriculture producers to renovate shelterbelts and restore forested riparian buffers under the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). Sign-up deadline to be considered for this FY2014 funding is March 21, 2014. Producers need to contact their local NRCS office to sign up. Producers are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible so all requests can be completed by the deadline.
At the risk of being branded a Valentine Grinch, I must take issue with opinions expressed recently in the Winnipeg Sun.
The last two weeks provided a brief overview of the water problems and how the state arrived at this point regarding water in Kansas, especially groundwater. So what can be done to help ameliorate the difficulties faced by a declining aquifer and just as importantly how to maintain the agriculture industry and population? Keep in mind the State of Kansas is already involved in some of these.
AMES, Iowa - With about 9 minutes left in Iowa State's game with TCU, Georges Niang of the Cyclones caught teammate Melvin Ejim looking up at the giant scoreboard that hangs over the center of the court.
LAWRENCE - Every time West Virginia coach Bob Huggins looked to the scorer's table, Kansas coach Bill Self was getting ready to send another line change into the game.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Tekele Cotton scored 18 points and fourth-ranked Wichita State beat Northern Iowa 82-73 on Saturday night, clearing perhaps its toughest remaining hurdle for an unbeaten regular season.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Sage Kotsenburg loves snowboarding for all its unexpected surprises.
No. 3 Florida 78,
Great Bend will be hosting the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) softball and baseball tournaments for the first time from April 28 through May 4.
The Great Bend High School bowling teams made large steps toward dominating the Western Athletic Conference on Thursday evening.
ELLINWOOD - There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
The Barton Community College women's basketball game at Cowley on Saturday has changed times.
The supper and bingo scheduled for March 1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia has been postponed until Sat. March 8.
Just as Jesus Christ caught the attention of friends and foes alike, the "Son of God" movie (debuting in theaters February 28) has something to pique the interest of people from all walks of life.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE
It is ""Eagle Time" in Kansas! It seems that we have had more eagles this year than any in my memory. All of the reservoirs have eagles in residence. I have located a couple of nests with eggs under these beautiful mothers. Both parents share the incubating duty that is 35 days, but the female spends most of the time on the eggs. "Bald ( or balde)" meant "white" in the old language, and this bird was declared the national symbol in 1782. I went to Kansas City last week to join my friend Randy Akings in a moderately successful effort ...
HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation, in partnership with Clara Barton Hospital, is conducting a capital campaign to raise funds for an expansion project. The campaign started off with a bang over the last few weeks as the staff completed their "Building Together… Caring for Life" Employee Campaign.
Zena Jacobs, R.N., still cares for patients whenever she can but she has taken on another role at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.
The picture was fading out on the big, boxy television in the Heartland Cancer Center (HCC) waiting room and it was time for a change.
Following the success of "On Broadway" during the 2007-08 Community Concert season, Matt Davenport Productions has created a brand new production, "Back on Broadway," and it's coming to Great Bend as the Golden Belt Community Concert Association's fifth concert of the 2013-14 season.