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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.