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Hazardous occupation

Farming is a dangerous business. In fact, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the US. Every year, around one hundred youth are killed in farm work related activities. A lot of these deaths could have been prevented with better safety practices. Every year, Barton County, K-State Extension and Research provides a class in Hazardous Occupations Training to teach youth ages 13-18 about the Hazards of farm work, and how to create a safer working environment. Even though the class if offered for a larger age range, it is required for individuals 14-15 years old who will be ...

April 14, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Nine Lives and Winter Wheat

Wheat farmers in Kansas joke that wheat has nine lives and you don't produce a crop unless at least eight of them have been used up before harvest. While this may sound a bit like gallows humor, there is a lot of truth in this statement. The wheat crop here is exposed to the extremes of our weather for nine months while crops like corn, soybean, and sorghum for approximately four. One of the hazards continually on the minds of wheat producers is a late freeze. Before the wheat joints in the spring, the growing point of the plant ...

April 14, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


California agriculture is mind-blowing big

Huge and nearly impossible to comprehend are words that best describe the economic impact of California agriculture as viewed through the eyes of nine Kansas farm families who toured the state beginning on March 25.

April 14, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Padres, Dodgers face repercussions of brawl

PHOENIX - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will need surgery to repair his broken collarbone and is expected to miss eight weeks.

April 13, 2013 | | AP Sports


Atlanta beats Washington 3-1 for eighth straight victory

WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Fort Hays State to host 47th annual intercollegiate rodeo

HAYS - The thrills and excitement that is college rodeo comes back to the Doug Philip Arena as Fort Hays State University hosts its 47th annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Spring Rodeo from April 19-21, as 600 competitors try to stamp their ticket to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., later this year.

April 13, 2013 | | College/Professional


Dodge City sweeps Cougars in doubleheader

The Barton Community College baseball team dropped both Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference games against Dodge City on Saturday at Lawson-Biggs Field.

April 13, 2013 | | Community College


Boston seizes postseason spot with win

ORLANDO, Fla. - Courtney Lee scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 17 as the Boston Celtics cruised to a 120-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Woods still in hunt at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods made two significant moves Saturday at the Masters - one to stay in the tournament, the other to stay in the hunt.

April 13, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


LA’s Bryant out for rest of season after surgery on Achilles’ tendon

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Kobe Bryant had surgery Saturday on his torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season with two games left in the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff chase.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Fielder homers as Detroit beats Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Prince Fielder homered for the second straight game, Torii Hunter hit his first clout since joining Detroit to help back Justin Verlander and the Tigers snapped the Oakland Athletics' nine-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory Saturday.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Reynolds hits grand slam, Tribe wins

CLEVELAND - Mark Reynolds came to Cleveland with the reputation of being a hitter who packed plenty of power.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Munching on some leftovers

Last Monday night's NCAA national championship victory by Louisville over a game Michigan squad was a fitting conclusion to a great collegiate basketball season.

April 13, 2013 | By Charles Tabler Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Blue Jays edge Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - R.A. Dickey hopes the injury to Jose Reyes sparks the Toronto Blue Jays.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Conaway has big game at plate during GBHS’ sweep of Liberal

LIBERAL - Stranding six runners through the first four innings, Great Bend High School wasted several early scoring opportunities.

April 13, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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Hickel — Klaus

Curtis Hickel of Great Bend and Robin Hickel of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Hickel, to Austin Klaus, son of Brad and ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Kaiser 25th

Kathy and Steve Kaiser of Great Bend will celebrate their 25th anniversary on the beach in Aruba.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Barnes 50th

Tom and Linda Barnes will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 21, with a card shower. The couple will celebrate in September with a gathering ...

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Hoisington — Orth

Matt and Mary Hoisington of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Hoisington of Hays, to Miles Orth of Hays, son of Mark ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Elmer Maier 90th

Elmer Maier of Russell will celebrate his 90th birthday with a Come and Go reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug ...

August 16, 2015 | | Birthdays


Skinner —

Melanie Weiser and Aaron Skinner were united in marriage on June 27, at Amelia Island, Fla. in a double ring ceremony officiated by the Rev ...

August 16, 2015 | | Weddings


LaMunyon — Suchy

Amy Heath and Mary Arnett, mother and grandmother of Brandi Lea LaMunyon announce her engagement to John Matthew Suchy, son of John and Lisa Suchy ...

August 16, 2015 | | Engagements


Chegwidden 50th

Dennis and Dorothy Chegwidden of Lewisville, Texas, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Aug. 29, with their family.

August 16, 2015 | | Anniversaries


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