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Winter ranch management

Record high calf prices and projected cow-calf profitability have many producers considering expansion. Selecting, feeding and breeding the right replacement heifers could have a large impact on future profits.

December 28, 2014 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Five Hundred Bushel Corn?

In the early 1950s the average corn yield was around fifty bushels per acre. Flash forward to 2014 and the national average yield is pegged at around 170 bushels per acre. With the exceptions of severe weather (heat and drought), on average, corn yields have increased on average two bushel per acre per year. There are many factors contributing to this tripling of average yields involving all aspects of corn production. These factors include improved genetics through convention breeding and genetic engineering; improved understanding of soil fertility and nutrients; improved equipment to facilitate all aspects of corn production; development of ...

December 28, 2014 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Everyone Can Be a Naturalist!

For thousands of years, science was focused on something called "Natural History." Science had yet to be broken down in to the dozens of specialized fields that we know today, zoology, botany, chemistry, physics, and so many more. Ancient scientists were concerned about how everything on earth fitted together – the first naturalists studied everything from art to human anatomy to astronomy. What does this have to do with us today?

December 28, 2014 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Education Director | Local News


Werth, Hansen grants fund new internship program for FHSU’s business college

Six students completed grant-funded internships in Fort Hays State University's College of Business and Entrepreneurship during the fall 2014 semester, the first in a new internship program for the college.

December 28, 2014 | | Education


Virginia Tech beats Cincy 33-17 in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - J.C. Coleman ran for 157 yards and a touchdown, and Virginia Tech harassed and ultimately injured Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel while rolling to a 33-17 victory Saturday in the Military Bowl.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Arizona's Lindley back at starter, Stanton has infection

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - More news surrounding the turbulent quarterback predicament of the Arizona Cardinals.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


North Carolina State wins Bitcoin Bowl to cap turnaround year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A turnaround season got a little sweeter for North Carolina State in the Bitcoin Bowl.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Browns suspend receiver Josh Gordon for violation

CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon will end his troubled season just as it began - suspended.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Rutgers beats North Carolina in Quick Lane Bowl

DETROIT (AP) - Josh Hicks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights capped their first season in the Big Ten with a dominating effort in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


K-State’s Coach Bill Snyder still penning old-school notes

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the looping letters clear and distinct.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Chiefs QB Alex Smith out with lacerated spleen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith thought he had some indigestion. It turned out to be a lacerated spleen.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Shockers upset by defensive-minded Colonials

HONOLULU (AP) - Wichita State brought a cold shooting touch to the warmth of Hawaii.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Qualifying

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs were already facing a formidable series of hurdles if they were going to qualify for the playoffs. On Friday, their road became even more daunting.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Russell Westbrook leads Thunder to win over Hornets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder coach Scott Brooks was worried his team would be tired after a tough win in San Antonio a night earlier.

December 27, 2014 | | AP Sports


Resolutions to rehab: Move better in the New Year

While your holidays are filled with Christmas hams, sugar cookies and eggnog, the pending New Year and accompanying resolutions will be lingering in the back of your mind. And if it's been awhile since your last trip to the gym, you should brush the rust off and talk with your local physical therapist about ways to stay safe while getting fit.

December 27, 2014 | | Business


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Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by A440 Music, 1207 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Brian Ewing with greeters Cindy Parr and Candice Moeder. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


GBHS Bowling tournament

January 13, 2015 | | Local Sports


Gloria Hernandez presents Vegan Cooking

Gloria Hernandez's name is becoming synonymous with vegetarian cooking in Great Bend. After teaching classes at the Parent Resource Center and also the Great Bend Recreation Center she now is offering a one-day vegan vegetarian cooking class from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Great Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 mile west of 10th and Patton in Great Bend.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


Singers wanted for Central Kansas Community Choir

The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will begin rehearsals next week for its 2015 concert, "God and Country."

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


Community Concert Features Paul McDermand on Steel Drum and Marimba

Not often does the Golden Belt Community Concert Association feature a steel drum and marimba percussionist in concert. In fact, this month's performer is the first. Paul McDermand, Caribbean/pop performer on steel drum and marimba, will present the association's first concert of 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Lakin and Stone.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


Scam phone calls reported

On Monday, the Barton County Sheriff's Office received calls from individuals in rural Great Bend and rural Pawnee Rock, both reporting attempted fraud via telephone scams.

January 13, 2015 | | Local News


OTR for Jan. 14, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

January 13, 2015 | | On the Record


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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