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Garden Pot workshop

Kick off spring gardening with a workshop about making your own faux stone pots for succulents. The first in a year-long series of hands-on exploration workshops is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas. Carolyn Bigham and Doris Johnson will help participants explore some of the possibilities for creating custom garden pots using a mix of concrete, vermiculite and plaster. Objects can be cast in a rough mold and then further embellished with carving before the mixture hardens completely. Students can try their hand at carving on a small ...

April 14, 2013 | | Local News


Toy Train weekend at the Luray Stone Church

On Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, the Stone Church in Luray will be transformed into a huge railway system of blue-track Thomas trains just waiting for young engineers and playful adults. Besides the trains and yards and yards of track, there will be concessions available from the trackside depot. The playday runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

April 14, 2013 | | Local News


Mini-medical students in training

Great Bend Regional Hospital welcomed 115 preschool students for a day of medical learning and fun. Students participated in learning events that consisted of "Why Shots Are Good for You", "Germs – Go Away", "Surgeons in Training", and "Vitals – How I Tick". Helping Hands Preschool brought two groups of students on April 4th to experience a day at the hospital.

April 14, 2013 | | Business


Hazardous occupation

Farming is a dangerous business. In fact, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the US. Every year, around one hundred youth are killed in farm work related activities. A lot of these deaths could have been prevented with better safety practices. Every year, Barton County, K-State Extension and Research provides a class in Hazardous Occupations Training to teach youth ages 13-18 about the Hazards of farm work, and how to create a safer working environment. Even though the class if offered for a larger age range, it is required for individuals 14-15 years old who will be ...

April 14, 2013 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Nine Lives and Winter Wheat

Wheat farmers in Kansas joke that wheat has nine lives and you don't produce a crop unless at least eight of them have been used up before harvest. While this may sound a bit like gallows humor, there is a lot of truth in this statement. The wheat crop here is exposed to the extremes of our weather for nine months while crops like corn, soybean, and sorghum for approximately four. One of the hazards continually on the minds of wheat producers is a late freeze. Before the wheat joints in the spring, the growing point of the plant ...

April 14, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


California agriculture is mind-blowing big

Huge and nearly impossible to comprehend are words that best describe the economic impact of California agriculture as viewed through the eyes of nine Kansas farm families who toured the state beginning on March 25.

April 14, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Padres, Dodgers face repercussions of brawl

PHOENIX - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will need surgery to repair his broken collarbone and is expected to miss eight weeks.

April 13, 2013 | | AP Sports


Atlanta beats Washington 3-1 for eighth straight victory

WASHINGTON - Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Fort Hays State to host 47th annual intercollegiate rodeo

HAYS - The thrills and excitement that is college rodeo comes back to the Doug Philip Arena as Fort Hays State University hosts its 47th annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Spring Rodeo from April 19-21, as 600 competitors try to stamp their ticket to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., later this year.

April 13, 2013 | | College/Professional


Dodge City sweeps Cougars in doubleheader

The Barton Community College baseball team dropped both Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference games against Dodge City on Saturday at Lawson-Biggs Field.

April 13, 2013 | | Community College


Boston seizes postseason spot with win

ORLANDO, Fla. - Courtney Lee scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 17 as the Boston Celtics cruised to a 120-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Woods still in hunt at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods made two significant moves Saturday at the Masters - one to stay in the tournament, the other to stay in the hunt.

April 13, 2013 | By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


LA’s Bryant out for rest of season after surgery on Achilles’ tendon

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Kobe Bryant had surgery Saturday on his torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season with two games left in the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff chase.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Fielder homers as Detroit beats Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. - Prince Fielder homered for the second straight game, Torii Hunter hit his first clout since joining Detroit to help back Justin Verlander and the Tigers snapped the Oakland Athletics' nine-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory Saturday.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Reynolds hits grand slam, Tribe wins

CLEVELAND - Mark Reynolds came to Cleveland with the reputation of being a hitter who packed plenty of power.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News


Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business


Foundation awards $54,000 in scholarships to area students

Every year, the need for scholarships is greater than the available resources. As tuition continues to rise, support of scholarships becomes even more invaluable.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Satisfied spring: Students earn degrees from Kansas State University

Nearly 3,000 students completed degree requirements from Kansas State University this spring.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Great Bend Masonic Lodge #15 scholarships

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Debbie Wise retiring from First Kansas Bank

Debbie Wise has announced her retirement from First Kansas Bank. She is currently Assistant Vice President and Security Officer for the Bank. Paul Snapp commented, "Since joining First Kansas Bank, Debbie has brought her knowledge of the community and friendly attitude to our customers. Our bank team and customers will miss her infectious enthusiasm."

May 24, 2015 | | Business


13 Things Reader's Digest Won't Tell You

If not for my son Gideon (age 11), I might have missed my deadline this week.

May 24, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Memorial Day

What's our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt.

May 24, 2015 | James F. Burns | Columnists


Memorial Day

May 24, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


For Memorial Day - Special-Needs Students Honor Veterans

It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I've ever attended.

May 24, 2015 | Tom Purcell | Columnists


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