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Kirmer — Niedens

Gary and Patricia Kirmer of Claflin announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Kirmer to Adam Niedens, son of Mike and Debbie Niedens of Great Bend. Grandparents of the couple are Ben Kirmer of Claflin and the late Shirla Kirmer, the late John Roy and Mace Evans, the late Lyle and Joyce French, Fern Niedens of Great Bend, and L.D. and Cheryl Niedens of Garden City.

August 02, 2015 | | Engagements


Delores Grose 80th

Dolores Grose of Great Bend will celebrate her 80th birthday on Aug. 6, with a card shower.

August 02, 2015 | | Birthdays


Kern 50th

Jerry and Kayleen Kern of Great Bend will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8, at St. Patrick Parish Center in Great Bend. Hosts for the event will be their children, Kevin and Kimberly Kern of Olathe, Loren and Donna Kern of Cave Springs, Ark. and Brian Kern of Lyons.

August 02, 2015 | | Anniversaries


Schwartz baby girl

Christopher and Sarah Schwartz announce the birth of their daughter Linden Jane Schwartz on April 7, at Hutchinson Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18 and 1/2 in. long. She has a big brother, Liam.

August 02, 2015 | | Births


Plant the seed

The farm has always been a fertile field for producing crops, but it is also an environment rich with learning experiences.

August 02, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Choosing the right variety for next year’s wheat crop

Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases-including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust and head scab-affecting the Kansas wheat crop.

August 02, 2015 | | Agriculture


Wheat plot results

There is a saying about wheat that it has to die at least twice before it can be harvested. That was very much the case with this year's crop. Wheat had to withstand many difficult factors including drought, freezes, rusts and diseases. Even with all of the stressors, the harvest was better than many thought it would be. One way to see how different varieties withstand the same stressors on a given year is to have a wheat plot where you plant them side by side in the same field. By comparing several varieties under the same conditions, you ...

August 02, 2015 | | Agriculture


Check It Out!

The school year is quickly approaching, and it is that time of year to enroll your kids at Ellinwood Public Schools. Enrollment will be Aug. 5 and 6 from 1 to 8 p.m. in the High School Commons Area. Ellinwood School/Community Library will have a table set up to verify names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and any business that may require your attention. I am looking forward to seeing all of you, and meeting those of you whom I have not yet met. If you are not able to enroll on the listed dates, please stop ...

August 02, 2015 | Sheri Holmes Director of Library/Media Services Ellinwood School/Community Libraries | Entertainment


Home Canning Gaining in Popularity Again

Just as fashions repeat themselves every 20 – 30 years and home décor makes us think "déjà vu" home canning is currently enjoying resurgence. Noticeably, food preservation questions have increased the past couple of years at the Extension Office. Statistics point to more people gardening to help stretch the food dollar. When those gardens produce more than a family can enjoy eating fresh, then canning, freezing or drying food is explored.

August 02, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Genetic improvement for the beef herd: Focus of eBEEF.org

For beef producers, one of the best ways to improve profitability is to improve herd genetics. A new website called eBEEF.org (http://ebeef.org/) was developed by beef cattle scientists to help producers access one location for the latest beef cattle genetics and genomics information.

August 02, 2015 | | Agriculture


Preparing for the 2016 Wheat Crop – Part I

The year in the title isn't a typo. Even though it is only Aug. 2, good producers are making their decisions for the 2016 wheat crop. Even though planting is more than a month away, many producers are already facing potential challenges, especially for those planning to plant wheat after summer crops.

August 02, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Royals rally behind Zobrist’s 2 home runs to beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.

August 01, 2015 | | AP Sports


What has happened to the zoo

Dear Editor,

July 31, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Great Bend man killed in vehicle accident

A Great Bend man died early this morning in a one-vehicle accident south of the intersection of 90 Road and 90 Avenue in west central Barton County, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


Government commodities to be distributed

ELLINWOOD – United States government commodities will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the United Church of Christ in at 701 Fritz in Ellinwood. For more information, call 620-282-3663.

July 31, 2015 | | Local News


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Error helps Royals outlast Reds in 13 innings

CINCINNATI- In a game that turned wild in the late innings, the Royals claimed a 3-1 victory over the Reds in 13 innings on Tuesday ...

August 19, 2015 | Mark Sheldon, MLB.COM | AP Sports


Maybe we should elect a Muppet as president

God Bless America, and how's everybody?

August 19, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists


Democrats Panicking

August 19, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Hot & Cold: Air Conditioning's Mixed Blessing

Air conditioning was invented 110 years ago and, boy, has it changed the world - both for the good and not so good.

August 19, 2015 | | Columnists


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will take place at The Reserve at Trail Ridge. 811 Grant Street (west of Wal-Mart) at 9:30 ...

August 19, 2015 | | Local News


Kansas 150 1901-1925

February 04, 2011 | | Local News


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