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Ellinwood trash pick-up schedule

There will be no trash pickup on July 4th in Ellinwood. Trash will be picked up Monday and Wednesday on the east side and Tuesday and Friday on the west side.

June 30, 2013 | | Barton Co.


Scientists discover gene that gives wheat resistance to deadly wheat stem rust pathogen Ug99

The world's food supply got a little more plentiful thanks to a scientific breakthrough.

June 30, 2013 | | Agriculture


Shawn Batten of St. John Graduates from Harding University

Shawn Batten of St. John was one of more than 750 graduates to receive a diploma at Harding University's commencement exercises May 11.

June 30, 2013 | | Education


When Is a Drought Over?

Probably nobody in the Golden Belt is under any illusion the drought is over. As we are well past the halfway point in wheat harvest, yields are all over the map. They tend to be much worse going west from Great Bend and fair to very good as you proceed east. Reports indicate yields less than 20 bushels per acre in western Barton County to some 60 bushel per acre fields in the east. These yields certainly provide a dramatic representation of where the snow and rains fell since the first of the year. Based on 60 bushel wheat, it ...

June 30, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


How about this oil well?

I think I have this event in the Cheyenne Bottoms/ Nature Conservancy figured out. It sorts out in 5th grade government studies, war, and the durability of mother nature and the birds. It involves emotional and life-long efforts by some people to protect our wildlife and the environment in a ever expanding population explosion on this earth that will eventually destroy us if not addressed at some point in time.

June 30, 2013 | Dan Witt | Barton Co.


Stewart awarded Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

Kristin M. Stewart, Great Bend, has been awarded for the 2013-2014 year, a scholarship from Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. Stewart, the daughter of Radonna and Dallas Stewart of Great Bend, will receive a cash award of $2,000 for her senior year of engineering study. Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded to members on a competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession.

June 30, 2013 | | Education


Independence Day: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Typos

I hope you enjoy your watermelon, fireworks and parades this Independence Day. I'm sort of burned out on the holiday.

June 30, 2013 | Danny Tyree | Columnists


Watch for Thrips in your garden after harvest

With wheat harvest almost over for the year, insects will possibly be on the move into your garden. One of the main culprits to watch out for right now is thrips. K-State Research and Extension Entomologist J.P. Michaud says that there is a healthy population of thrips in the wheat fields in the area. With harvest removing one of their food sources, your garden is one place they may go.

June 30, 2013 | | Agriculture


Hekele graduates from OCS

Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Tiffany J. Hekele has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

June 30, 2013 | | Local Life


4-H Fair events

With the weather heating up and the calendar turning to July it can only mean one thing – the Barton County Fair is coming! As I begin my 25th year with Barton County Extension I am seeing second generation 4-H'ers growing and learning through one of the best youth programs around. Kids who were active 4-H'ers in the 1990's now want their own children to gain from similar experiences. Fair time activities give youngsters a chance to showcase what they have learned from the 4-H projects they enrolled in last fall.

June 30, 2013 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Check It Out!

New young adult books at the Ellinwood Library

June 30, 2013 | | Barton Co. News


NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

METS 5, NATIONALS 1

June 30, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AMERICAN LEAGUE CAPSULES

BLUE JAYS 6, RED SOX 2

June 30, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Braves finish 2-1 in pool play at McPherson tournament

McPHERSON - The Great Bend Braves leave pool play of the Bob Hooper Classic at Grant Sports Complex with a 2-1 mark in Class A American Legion action.

June 29, 2013 | | Summer Sports


SMASHING DEBUT

MINNEAPOLIS - Kyle Gibson wasn't dominant in his first major league start, but he still pitched well enough to make a bit of Minnesota Twins history and give the team a reason to be optimistic about the future of its pitching staff.

June 29, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Kenneth Pack Sr. 1934 - 2016

Kenneth Pack Sr., 81, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Diversicare of Larned. Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Roy ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Kenneth E. Bohannan 1955 - 2016

STERLING - Kenneth E. Bohannan, 60, died Feb. 6, 2016, at Ellinwood District Hospital. Born May 15, 1955, in Hays, he was the son of Howard ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Floreine Blankenship

Floreine Blankenship, 97, died Feb. 8, 2016 at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Joseph, Mo. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest Paul Blazek 1948 - 2016

IOLA - Ernest Paul Blazek, 67, Iola, formerly of Dodge City, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center. Born Oct ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Emily Suzanne Haxton 1976 - 2016

ELLSWORTH - Emily Suzanne Haxton, 39, passed away Feb. 7, 2016, in Ellsworth. Born July 23, 1976, in Beloit, she was the daughter of Melody (Ammeter ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


Larned wrestlers compete at Rose Hill

ROSE HILL - Larned wrestlers Kristopher Nolde (106), Hunter Fitzpatrick (113), Marcus Nolde (126), Drew Cobb (132) and Wes Koch (145) competed at the Rose Hill ...

February 08, 2016 | | Pawnee Co. News


Barton County Jail Log, Feb. 5-7, 2016

Barton County Jail

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


Quilts of Valor

Courtesy photos by Marianne Krallman

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


​Blown tire causes rural collision

LURAY - A Lucas teen sustained possible injury last Thursday during a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 281, about half a mile north of Luray in ...

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


County to observe Presidents Day

Barton County Office Buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day. The Records Division of the Sheriff's Office and the ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local News


OTR for Feb. 8, 2016

Great Bend Fire/EMS

February 08, 2016 | | On the Record


2015-2016 WKMA Scholarships Awarded

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association (WKMA), sponsor of the 3i SHOW, is proud to continue their support of western Kansas students furthering their education at area ...

February 07, 2016 | | Education


Veterans Service Representative visit

A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center at 1025 Main Street from ...

February 07, 2016 | | Local News


Soil Testing

I talk a lot about soil testing. I feel that it is one of the most important chores that you do that will help have ...

February 07, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Local accountants earn Lean Six Sigma Certification

Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) is pleased to announce that Chris Halbleib, CPA and Nicole Zink, CPA recently achieved the CPA Green Belt certification ...

February 07, 2016 | | Business


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