The annual Jack Kilby Science Day was this past Thursday at Barton Community College. High school students from all over the area were exposed to a variety of topics including agriculture. There are many ways to explain what agriculture is and what it entails. While it may seem a little bit out there, agriculture can be described using the first two laws of thermodynamics. First what are these laws, with apologies to physicists, and second how do they relate to production agriculture?
October 18, 2015|
Dr. Victor L. Martin
Presidential candidates typically try to sell themselves as superheroes whose powers will magically cure our national ills. Rarely do they remind us that power is widely dispersed in our federal system, and that presidents are compelled to share it with the typically disputatious members of Congress.
To paraphrase former Speaker Sam Rayburn, Republicans have proven they can knock down a barn. In the aftermath of John Boehner's resignation and Kevin McCarthy's withdrawal, now they have to find among their number a carpenter who can rebuild the House. Until then, our Congress is being held hostage by Banana Republicans with a bad case of electoral dysfunction.
Two Hoisington Middle School students were awarded the Kansas State High School Association Award of Excellence for exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity. They included football player Wyatt Pedigo and volleyball player Susanna Schneider.
The following meals will be served Oct. 19 through Oct. 22. The secondary schools also have available daily main dish, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and fruit. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk is served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
Terry and Diane Frantz of Phillipsburg and Scott and Deborah Fall of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Dawn Fall, to Neil Andrew Ochs, son of Daniel and Joan Schmidt of Hoisington and Robert and Wendy Ochs of Enid, Okla.
Shane Ochs of Hoxie and Tracy Huxoll of Cambridge, Neb. announce the engagement of their daughter Regan Ochs to Cole Reif, son of Raymond and Anne Reif. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Dan and Deb Ochs of Hoxie, the late Jack Wisdom and the late Marge Kunkee. Grandparents of the prospective groom are Steve and Mildred Reif of Claflin, and the late Henry and Patricia Commerford.
Katherine (Hickel) Demel of rural Odin, will celebrate her 90th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1, at Holy Family Parish Hall in Odin. Katherine was born on Nov. 1, 1925, in rural Claflin. A lifetime resident of the Claflin and Odin area, she is a homemaker. On May 18, 1948, she married August Demel at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ellinwood. He died on Feb. 10, 2008. Katherine enjoys reading, needlework and gardening. Her children are Vernon (Janice) Demel of Moundridge, Carol (Lee) Nichol of Lakewood, Colo., Gary (Renee) Demel of Great Bend, Sharon ...