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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

Hospital's 'protest' date April 27

LARNED - A protest of working conditions at Larned State Hospital will be held 11 a.m. April 27 at a specific site to be determined near the hospital.

April 13, 2013 | by Dave Ranney KHI News Service | Pawnee Co. News

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Golden Belt Community Foundation announces Fall Grant recipients

Golden Belt Community Foundation recently completed the November competitive grant cycle and awarded a total of $14,058. The foundation supports programs or projects that ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Thanksgiving dinner

When the pilgrims first came to America from England, they had a very difficult first year, and without the help of the Native Americans, would ...

November 29, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Fear itself

November 29, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Make your holiday shopping and charitable giving safe and successful with these tips from BBB

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and some retailers have already announced several of their deals. Though more and more stores are opening their doors to shoppers ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Who Should Pay For the Syrian Refugees?

Last week Congress dealt a blow to President Obama's plan to resettle 10,000 Syrians fleeing their war-torn homeland. On a vote of 289-137 ...

November 29, 2015 | Ron Paul | Columnists

Lots to Be Thankful For

Do you realize we've been giving thanks for almost 400 years?"

November 29, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition

Keller Real Estate, Inc. announces the addition of Joe Cotton of Hoisington to their sales staff. Joe was born and raised in Hoisington where he ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Sunflower, local business ask community to brighten Christmas

Christmas will be a little merrier for children who might not otherwise have a package to open this year, thanks to a local non-profit agency ...

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers event

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event promoting reading to children under the age of five. Parents, librarians, and caregivers are encouraged to read ...

November 29, 2015 | | Local News

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System names Ken Johnson as President and CEO

Ken Johnson has been named president and chief executive officer of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, effective immediately.

November 29, 2015 | | Business

Where Have all the Ducks Gone?

We are in a duck vortex right now. There are essentially NO ducks in the Bottoms. We had a nice teal season and early duck ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News

Wheat, Weather, and Catching Up

First, here's hoping everyone had and is having a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. Rather than tackle anything deep or detailed, let's just catch ...

November 29, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Club Calendar


November 29, 2015 | | Club News

Special Needs Calendar


November 29, 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 ...

November 29, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

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