U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to work to provide as much relief to drought-impacted producers as possible. NRCS State Conservationist Eric B. Banks announced the agency will assist producers through a new Drought Recovery Initiative. NRCS will use two application cutoff dates for the initiative: May 17 and June 21, 2013.
Rhonda Knudson joined 1,000 other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., April 8-9 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisor's Congressional Conference.
In response to the drought faced by Kansas producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing financial and technical assistance in a new Water Quantity and Drought Pilot funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) announced Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist. While NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis, NRCS will use two application cutoff dates for this pilot: May 17 and June 21, 2013. ...
This week, I have been in Manhattan for New Agent Training and it was wonderful to meet and to learn from the experts in their various fields. One person I had the pleasure to meet was Ward Upton. He is a specialist for the Horticulture Department with a wealth of knowledge about his subject. This week, I thought that I would share a couple of his pieces from the most recent Horticulture newsletter. I hope you find them as informative as I did.
GARDEN CITY - The Barton Community College baseball team couldn't make up enough ground from slow starts in both Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference games on Saturday against Garden City.
NEW YORK - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and the Nets turned the Brooklyn blackout into a blowout, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-89 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their series.
ELLINWOOD - The Larned High School boys' golf team won the Ellinwood tournament on Friday at Grove Park Golf Club.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs have had ongoing discussions with Branden Albert while also giving the Miami Dolphins permission to speak with representatives of the left tackle.
DENVER - Andre Miller filled a gaping hole in his basketball resume Saturday.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony started fast, struggled through the middle, and finished with a flurry.
WICHITA - The Barton Community College women's tennis team pulled out some close matches to finish third on Saturday at the National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Tennis Championships.
ST. JOHN - Ellinwood High School won the girls' competition at the Keith Blide Track and Field Invitational on Friday afternoon.
NEW YORK - Bring on the behemoths. The guys who throw the football usually dominate the spotlight heading into the NFL draft. This year, it's the big bodies who protect those prized quarterbacks who are front and center. As are the players whose main purpose is to find the QB and get him on the ground. What the 2013 draft might lack in glamour - no Andrew Luck, RG3 or Trent Richardson - ...
BOSTON - David Ortiz has been in the middle of some of Fenway Park's greatest moments. None of them seemed more important to "Big Papi" than his role in one Saturday afternoon.
GARDEN CITY - Midway through the spring season, the Great Bend High School tennis team turned in another dominating performance, winning first place out of eight teams at the Garden City Invitational.
NEW YORK - Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
WaKEENEY - The Central Plains High School boys' tennis team rolled to a Class 3-1A regional championship on Friday evening at a tournament hosted by Trego Community.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.
The regular monthly meeting of the Welcome Inn Leisure Center Inc. was called to order by President Charles Wonsetler May 1, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.
ROZEL - Pawnee Heights students and teachers dazzled the audience with pictures and graphics during the school's second annual Academic Fair and Open House.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Joyce Fae Nye, 86, joined her family in heaven on March 5, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Born in Oakley, she was the eldest of seven children born to Charles Verner Fechner and Thelma Irene Walker Fechner. Joyce loved to read and as a child spent many hours rocking a cradle with her foot while losing herself in the pages of her favorite books. She met her future husband, Harold R. Nye, ...
With the recent events that occurred in Boston during the marathon and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Great Bend Regional Hospital wanted to show its support for the individuals who may have been impacted by these events. Chief Human Resources Officer Robert Bilak joined the organization six months ago from JetBlue Airways in New York, N.Y. Boston, Logan International Airport is one of their main bases with an employee population that is one ...
With the Carson & Barnes Circus coming to Great Bend in just a few weeks, Poppa D Clown rode into Great Bend on Wednesday with his magic box full of humorous tricks and a comedy routine that kept area children bursting with anticipation and laughter. Wednesday's entertainment provided children a glimpse of what they will see under the Big Top when the Carson & Barnes Circus comes to town on May 16 at the Great ...
Editor's Note: A 1967 Corvette once owned by singer Roy Orbison is now part of the collection at Hendrick Motorsports, owned Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame. For a time, that storied automobile was owned by Robert "Bob" Martin of Great Bend, the former owner of Christmas Fantasy Village. Martin died on April 9. The story of his Corvette was recently reported by The BLOCK.com. An abridged version of that story appears below.
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