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Extension to offer food safety training for volunteer groups

Food is a great way to bring people together, and selling food is often a key way for nonprofit groups to raise funds for their activities. However, cooking the large quantities of food required for events such as fundraiser dinners, concession stands, community meals, family reunions, or funeral dinners is different than cooking for a family.

February 14, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Adaptation and Evolution

Some environmental groups have been less than kind to agriculture. They have bombarded the public with figures on soil loss, pesticide-related mishaps and alleged failed attempts at using pesticides to reduce infestation. Their figures are oftentimes unverifiable.

February 14, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Producers focus on herd sire selection

Spring breeding season has arrived, and many cattle producers are likely thinking about selecting their next herd sire. This one decision could affect their profitability drastically, and with the stress of calving season, it is easy to get lost in sire information and make an investment that could be detrimental to the bottom line.

February 14, 2016 | | Agriculture


193 named to Sterling College’s fall Dean’s Honor Roll

The fall 2015 Sterling College Dean's Honor Roll recognizes 193 students who completed the semester with a 3.50 GPA or better in at least 12 credits of residential work or 10 credits of online work.

February 14, 2016 | | Education


Valentine’s Day

Since it is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fun to share it with you a short column about flowers which arrived in my email this week. Since Feb. 14, is the biggest day of the year for flower arrangements, here are some helpful tips in making sure your flowers stay beautiful as long as possible!

February 14, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


SBU releases Fall 2015 honor roll

Southwest Baptist University has released the Fall 2015 honor roll lists for undergraduate students. Hunter Middleton of Great Bend was named to the Trustee's List.

February 14, 2016 | | Education


Barton County Farm Bureau gives schools DVD

Barton County Farm Bureau presented each of the county's High School Librarians with a copy of the DVD, Farmland, an in-depth documentary about the next generation of American farmers and ranchers from academy award winning director James Moll. Most Americans have never stepped foot on a working farm or ranch or ever had the opportunity to talk to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. Farmland gives us an up close and personal look at six young farmers and ranchers and the latest farming procedures, practices and technologies that are changing and improving the landscape of ...

February 14, 2016 | | Agriculture


Safeguarding U.S. wheat: Kansas State University researchers staying ahead of wheat blast disease

In the past seven years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Kansas State University $6.5 million to keep a wheat fungus that has had a devastating impact on wheat production in South America out of the United States.

February 14, 2016 | | Agriculture


GBHS Regional Piano contest

February 14, 2016 | | Education




Great Bend Regional Hospital implements delayed bathing policy for newborns

Breastfeeding is a high priority for the obstetrics staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital. It's the reason their facility has maintained their status as a High Five for Mom and Baby Hospital. This means that the nursing staff emphasizes skin-to-skin time after birth, and supports and encourages exclusive breastfeeding whenever possible. And recently, the nursing staff implemented a new delayed bathing policy to even further support successful breastfeeding for patients and their newborns.

February 14, 2016 | | Business


BCC Honor Roll

Barton Community College has named 213 students to the President's List for the fall 2015 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.

February 14, 2016 | | Education


GBMS 7th grade boys basketball results

GBMS A team 41 - Garden City Horace Good 32

February 14, 2016 | | Prep Sports


Opportunity and Awareness In Agriculture

This past week, the Agriculture Department at Barton Community College was privileged to have members of our advisory board on campus for our twice yearly meeting. The purpose is to update these members of the agricultural and school communities where Barton is in its Agriculture Program, what is down the road, and the challenges and opportunities faced in an ever changing world. The last but perhaps most important topic on the agenda is what is on the mind of the leaders of the industry we serve. What are we doing right? What should we be doing? What are their concerns?

February 14, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Bernie and Hillary Valentine

February 14, 2016 | | Editorial Cartoons


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