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​Blown tire causes rural collision

LURAY - A Lucas teen sustained possible injury last Thursday during a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 281, about half a mile north of Luray in Russell County.

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


County to observe Presidents Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the Health Department will also be closed. The Landfill will close at 11 a.m. that day. Emergency services will be in normal operation.

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 8, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 11, to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. Vietnam veterans are encouraged to inquire and see if their health condition is linked to agent orange. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Cook’s Library with Patsy

I heard a song on the radio recently that took me right back to college days, sitting on the floor of my apartment, looking at records with a friend. Yes, this was when we had vinyl and it wasn't retro – and when I regularly sat on the floor! Researchers tell us that at around age 33 we stop looking for new music. We settle into listening to the kind of music we liked at age 16-24 for the rest of our lives. Of course this song was from that time frame, and just a few notes transported me right ...

February 07, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Lifestyle


Emporia State University students earn first-year Scholar Honors

Emporia State University congratulates more than 200 students honored for achievement during their first semester of college.

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Kansas State University research offers new hope for saving runt pigs

Kansas State University researchers are looking more closely at how piglets grow during their mother's pregnancy, and recent findings indicate greater hope for survival of the smallest in the litter.

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area community colleges, technical colleges and universities through their annual scholarship program. The scholarships are for freshman students who are residents of western Kansas, have graduated from a western Kansas high school and are U.S. citizens. Preference is given to students enrolling in Industrial Engineering, Pre-Engineering or Business Administration.

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Soil Testing

I talk a lot about soil testing. I feel that it is one of the most important chores that you do that will help have a healthy lawn or garden. Without knowing what minerals and nutrients are in the soil, how do you know if your plants will be able to grow and thrive? As long as the ground is not frozen, now can be a good time to get your soil tested. That way, you can know what needs to be added in the spring and be prepared ahead of time. Here are a few quick thoughts from Ward ...

February 07, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local accountants earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce that Chris Halbleib, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA recently achieved the CPA Green Belt certification with Lean Six Sigma.

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Country Place® Senior Living celebrates 13 years

This week Country Place Senior Living assisted living residence celebrates 13 years as part of the Hoisington community.

February 07, 2016 | | Business


Mike Boys joins Panzer Insurance

Panzer Insurance announces that H. Mike Boys, LUTCF has joined the agency as a Licensed Customer Sales Representative effective December 2015. Mike originally retired in August 2011 after 23+ years as an insurance agent with another company in Great Bend. Mike stated "I really only took one week off before my son, who is an insurance agent in Dodge City, asked for me to help him." I enjoyed being with my family, but after more than three years of driving back and forth, it was time to stay home." When asked why he joined Shawn Panzer, Mike said "I really ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


$8.1 million in assistance available to plant trees, protect streams and fields

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for Kansas Forest Service's "Water Quality Improvement through the Implementation of Forestry Practices" initiative. A five-year partnership agreement between NRCS and the Kansas Forest Service provides free technical assistance, in addition to $8.1 million in financial assistance to landowners who implement conservation practices, such as planting trees to control erosion and improve water quality.

February 07, 2016 | | Agriculture


Kansas Corporation Commission to hold second educational meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) will hold an educational meeting to discuss Kansas' path towards compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan rule. The educational session will be conducted at a special Commission Meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 8, and will be held in the First Floor Hearing Room of the Commission's Offices located at 1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka.

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Education and Agriculture: Traditional or Technical Education?

throughout February with a series of events recognizing the importance of career and technical education while increasing awareness of career paths available for those preparing to graduate from high school and older nontraditional potential students. One of these events takes place on Leap Day, Feb. 29, a Career and Technical Education Fair from 1 until 3 p.m. that is open to anyone interested. For information or to sign up you may contact Denise Schreiber at (620) 792-9324. Some programs, welding and the natural gas programs for example, are easily seen as technical while some such as nursing and agriculture ...

February 07, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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