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When Is a Drought Over?

Probably nobody in the Golden Belt is under any illusion the drought is over. As we are well past the halfway point in wheat harvest, yields are all over the map. They tend to be much worse going west from Great Bend and fair to very good as you proceed east. Reports indicate yields less than 20 bushels per acre in western Barton County to some 60 bushel per acre fields in the east. These yields certainly provide a dramatic representation of where the snow and rains fell since the first of the year. Based on 60 bushel wheat, it ...

June 30, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


How about this oil well?

I think I have this event in the Cheyenne Bottoms/ Nature Conservancy figured out. It sorts out in 5th grade government studies, war, and the durability of mother nature and the birds. It involves emotional and life-long efforts by some people to protect our wildlife and the environment in a ever expanding population explosion on this earth that will eventually destroy us if not addressed at some point in time.

June 30, 2013 | Dan Witt | Barton Co.


Stewart awarded Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

Kristin M. Stewart, Great Bend, has been awarded for the 2013-2014 year, a scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. Stewart, the daughter of Radonna and Dallas Stewart of Great Bend, will receive a cash award of $2,000 for her senior year of engineering study. Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to members on a competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

June 30, 2013 | | Education


Independence Day: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Typos

I hope you enjoy your watermelon, fireworks and parades this Independence Day. I'm sort of burned out on the holiday.

June 30, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Watch for Thrips in your garden after harvest

With wheat harvest almost over for the year, insects will possibly be on the move into your garden. One of the main culprits to watch out for right now is thrips. K-State Research and Extension Entomologist J.P. Michaud says that there is a healthy population of thrips in the wheat fields in the area. With harvest removing one of their food sources, your garden is one place they may go.

June 30, 2013 | | Agriculture


Hekele graduates from OCS

Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Tiffany J. Hekele has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

June 30, 2013 | | Local Life


4-H Fair events

With the weather heating up and the calendar turning to July it can only mean one thing – the Barton County Fair is coming! As I begin my 25th year with Barton County Extension I am seeing second generation 4-H'ers growing and learning through one of the best youth programs around. Kids who were active 4-H'ers in the 1990's now want their own children to gain from similar experiences. Fair time activities give youngsters a chance to showcase what they have learned from the 4-H projects they enrolled in last fall.

June 30, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Check It Out!

New young adult books at the Ellinwood Library

June 30, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

METS 5, NATIONALS 1

June 30, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

BLUE JAYS 6, RED SOX 2

June 30, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Braves finish 2-1 in pool play at McPherson tournament

McPHERSON - The Great Bend Braves leave pool play of the Bob Hooper Classic at Grant Sports Complex with a 2-1 mark in Class A American Legion action.

June 29, 2013 | | Summer Sports


SMASHING DEBUT

MINNEAPOLIS - Kyle Gibson wasn't dominant in his first major league start, but he still pitched well enough to make a bit of Minnesota Twins history and give the team a reason to be optimistic about the future of its pitching staff.

June 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LEADERS

June 29, 2013 | | AP Sports


NBA free agency opens Monday

Dwight Howard could leave, Chris Paul is expected to stay, and plenty more will happen beyond Los Angeles when the NBA's free agency period opens.

June 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Four-way tie for lead at AT&T National after three rounds

BETHESDA, Md. - Roberto Castro went from a share of the lead to five shots behind in three holes. He finished the third round of the AT&T National by hitting a 5-iron left of the 18th green and into the water. And he still managed to be part of a four-way tie for the lead.

June 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Special Needs Calendar

Monday

July 19, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Menu

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 ...

July 19, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Senior Activities

Tuesday

July 19, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Club Calendar

Monday

July 19, 2015 | | Club News


Phyllis Maneth 90th

Phyllis Maneth of Great Bend will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 26, with a card shower and a family gathering hosted by her children ...

July 19, 2015 | | Birthdays


Royer 60th

Ron and Fern Royer of Great Bend will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner at the Historic Wolf Hotel in Ellinwood.

July 19, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Scheuerman reunion

The annual reunion of descendants of Conrad Scheuerman, Elizabeth Schwindt Scheuerman and Rosa Matal Scheuerman will begin at 3 p.m. on Aug. 1. with ...

July 19, 2015 | | Reunions


Kansas 150 1901-1925

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