Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $73 million to rehabilitate dams across the nation in an effort to protect public health and safety and evaluate the expansion of water supply in drought stricken areas. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is investing in approximately 150 projects and assessments in 23 states. "Millions of people depend on watersheds and dams for protection from floods and providing clean drinking water," Vilsack said. "By investing in this critical infrastructure, we are helping to ensure a safe, resilient environment for rural America."
Courtney Kuhns and Christopher Robl were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2014, at Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colo. in a double ring ceremony officiated by Fr. Martin Hunkler. Parents of the couple are David and Patti Kuhns of Denver, Colo., Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood and Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence. Grandparents are Roy and Rosemary Robl of Ellinwood.
Shawna Robl and Matt Schafer were united in marriage on Oct. 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Church in Ellinwood, in a double ring ceremony officiated by Fr. Pascal Klein. Parents of the couple are Craig and Paula Robl of Ellinwood, Larry and Waynette Stroda of Lawrence, Todd and Suzanne Schafer of Belton, Mo., and Jim and Denise Klima of Claflin. Grandparents of the couple are Roy and Rosemary Robl of
The Russell County Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 spring grant recipients. The Foundation received 37 grant applications with requests totaling more than $200,000. A total of $99,620 in grants were awarded for charitable projects across the Russell County area.
Central Kansas Christian Academy students recently participated in Jump Rope for Heart. Jump Rope for Heart is a great organization that allows students to earn prizes while collecting money for the American Heart Association. The students raised a total of $1,910. 100% of the proceeds that the students collected will go to the American Heart Association.
At this time of year, many gardeners are starting vegetables indoors, or preparing to buy small plants to transplant into their garden when the soil temperature is warm enough. To help with this process, it is sometimes a good idea to give the small plants a little extra fertilizer to help them get a good start. I found a column from the K-State Research and Extension's horticulture department that gives some good advice on transplant solutions and sidedressing to help you give your garden the best start possible.
The following meals will be served April 20 through April 24. The secondary schools also have available daily: second choices, chef salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend the deadline to provide public comment on the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program's (ACEP) interim rule until May 28.
The last part of April and the beginning of May certainly brought a change in the weather pattern. An unsettled weather pattern with heavy rains, hail, strong winds and even tornados brought much needed moisture and as this is written the end of this week is looking unsettled. As is common with this pattern, while most all areas received rain, totals have ranged from around an inch or less to close to ten inches for some. On average it appears most of the area two to three inches or more. This helps but the area is still under the average ...
There was a time in this country when every home included three things: green shag carpet, an RCA record player and an ashtray. In the late '60s you could add something else to that list: an upright piano.
"Orphan" is a very empty word. It conjures up images of loss, of being rootless, of unwanted and untenable liberty. When I think of "Orphan," I think of something flying around in the great human universe, searching for its home.
Although the drums, bugles and color guard equipment have been put away long ago, the strong friendships and shared memories remain. Great Bend and Barton County's Argonne Rebels alumni, friends and supporters will gather on July 11, for a reunion in Great Bend.