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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


Munching on some leftovers

Last Monday night's NCAA national championship victory by Louisville over a game Michigan squad was a fitting conclusion to a great collegiate basketball season.

April 13, 2013 | By Charles Tabler Special to the Tribune | Local Sports


Blue Jays edge Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - R.A. Dickey hopes the injury to Jose Reyes sparks the Toronto Blue Jays.

April 13, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Conaway has big game at plate during GBHS’ sweep of Liberal

LIBERAL - Stranding six runners through the first four innings, Great Bend High School wasted several early scoring opportunities.

April 13, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Hospital's 'protest' date April 27

LARNED - A protest of working conditions at Larned State Hospital will be held 11 a.m. April 27 at a specific site to be determined near the hospital.

April 13, 2013 | by Dave Ranney KHI News Service | Pawnee Co. News


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United Way, area residents thanked for support

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July 31, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Jays hit 3 home runs, beat Royals, 5-2

TORONTO (AP) - Dioner Navarro is about to be reunited with an old teammate, and he's excited about what they might achieve together.

July 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


GBHS band camp starts next week

Preparations are underway for the upcoming marching season for Great Bend High School band members.

July 30, 2015 | | Local News


Reliving the past at Barton

The following is part nine in a summer series of some of the most memorable moments in Barton athletics.

July 30, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for July 30, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 30, 2015 | | Local News


Larned Quilting Bees meet

LARNED - Colleen Wolf opened the July 21 meeting of the Larned Quilting Bees guild with a note from Janis Lewis of Poulsbow, Wash., thanking all ...

July 30, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


Guthrie, Royals can't finish sweep

CLEVELAND- The Indians unleashed a week of pent-up offensive frustration upon the Kansas City Royals with a season-high 18 hits and four home runs in ...

July 30, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Charlie’s Inside Corner: Political endorsements

I see that Dennis Rodman has endorsed Donald Trump for President. Fitting? Kiss of death for Trump? Never one for the ordinary, Rodman-who maintains a ...

July 30, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports


Inspecting Hillary

July 30, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Are We a Kirk or Picard?

It's a sign of the times that the dumbest answer in the presidential campaign so far yielded the deepest question. As usual, Ted Cruz ...

July 30, 2015 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Gun Control: Eating Steak with Teaspoons

President Obama told the BBC he's "stymied" because he's not gotten his way regarding gun control --yet. So, apparently we should just relinquish ...

July 30, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown | Columnists


Accident involving a Great Bend man

A Great Bend man was injured in a accident involving two Vehicles Wednesday at 7:35 a.m., on Interstate 70, 0.3 miles west ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


At the Mike

The accomplishments just keep coming.

July 29, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


OTR for July 29, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


Robbery at Casey’s

At approximately 3:04 a.m on Tuesday., two males walked into Casey's General Store located at 2716 10 St., wearing what appeared to ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local News


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