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What Makes A Soil?

Last week's column asserted that soil is the foundation of our agricultural industry and a scarce resource. This week let's start to examine why. First, 70% of the surface of the earth is covered with water. Of the remaining 30%, only 11% is considered arable, suitable for farming, or approximately 3.3% of the total of the earth's surface. Of that total, well over half has been degraded to some extent. Often that degradation is due to soil erosion (loss of the soil) by air or water. Why is that a big deal? A large part of ...

March 11, 2012 | | Agriculture


Nine area residents accomplish travel’s ultimate achievement

ecently, 14 intrepid travelers returned from an "Expeditions Adventure" that encompassed the continents of South America and Antarctica. Starting in Buenos Aires, Argentina and traveling to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city situated on the Patagonian peninsula overlooking the historic Beagle Channel, the group then boarded the expedition-class cruise ship, M.S. Fram, and cruised across historic Drake's Passage en route Antarctica. For the next seven days they explored both the majestic sea life of minke, killer, and humpback whales, elephant and weddel seals, and indescribably-beautiful icebergs and ice shelves; along with many diverse areas of the "seventh continent ...

March 11, 2012 | | Business


We are stuck with the bill -- again

March 11, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


CLASS 6-1A STATE TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD

CLASS 6-1A STATE BASKETBALL

March 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Lady Oilers fall 48-47 in third-place game

MANHATTAN - It came down to the wire in the Class 2A state tournament girls' third-place basketball game at Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday.

March 11, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Missouri leaving Big 12 as tournament champs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them.

March 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Larned Briefs

Camp Pawnee benefit Sunday

March 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Pawnee Heights to perform '45 Minutes from Broadway'

ROZEL - The National Honor Society at Pawnee Heights will perform the musical, "45 Minutes from Broadway," Thursday at the high school.

March 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News


Larned Police Report

Thursday, March 8

March 10, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


Beverly Ann Herrod 1945-2012

GREAT BEND - Beverly Ann Herrod, 66, died March 8, 2012 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center.

March 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Mildred Bean 1914-2012

GREAT BEND - Mildred Bean, 97, died March 8, 2012 at Country Place Senior Living, Ellinwood.

March 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Robert Lane Bates 1922-2012

GREAT BEND - Robert Lane Bates, 89, died March 10, 2012 at his home in Great Bend.

March 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


David Kenneth Patterson 1961-2012

LARNED - David Kenneth Patterson, 50, died at his home in Larned.

March 10, 2012 | | Obituaries


Shafer Gallery's Vortex Exhibit for feature area high school artists

Area high school artists will have a chance to sample the life of a professional artist when their work is featured during a special reception for the Shafer Gallery's Vortex High School Exhibit.

March 10, 2012 | | Local News


BCC trustees meet with Fort Riley brass

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees spend two days last week visiting Fort Riley campus.

March 10, 2012 | | News


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What's new at Ellinwood School/Community Library:

May 22, 2015 | | Entertainment


Concern over swimming pool closure

Dear Editor,

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Boston Bomber’s Sentence Punishes Us All

Here is what the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will achieve:

May 22, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists


New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire

On Friday, the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee U.S. involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to trickery to evade the meager spending limitations imposed by the 2011 budget control act - limitations that did not, as often reported, cut military spending but only slowed its growth.

May 22, 2015 | | Columnists


State coordinators visit local TOPS

The Great Bend chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS KS 1151, celebrated finishing Walk Kansas by hosting the State Coordinator, Beverly A. Bednasek, on May 12.

May 22, 2015 | | Club News


SCHOOL'S OUT!

Students in Grades K-1-2 at Jefferson Elementary School enjoy Jefferson Fun Day on Thursday, which was the last day of school. Older students went to the Great Bend Activity Center or Walnut Bowl.

May 22, 2015 | | News


Pawnee Annie delivers sage graduation advice

By PAWNEE ANNIE

May 22, 2015 | | Pawnee Co. News


OTR for May 24, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 22, 2015 | | On the Record


Great Bend softball to play Blue Valley West

WICHITA -- Great Bend's softball team (20-2) will play Blue Valley West (17-5) at 7 p.m. May 28 at Two Rivers Complex in Wichita in the Class 5A state softball tournament. The Panthers would play the winner of Topeka Seaman or Valley Center in the semifinals.

May 22, 2015 | | Prep Sports


Pool a win-win issue

Dear editor,

May 22, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Cavs’ Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

ATLANTA (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.

May 22, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


How the Houston Rockets blew a golden opportunity to stun the Warriors in 48 seconds

The Houston Rockets suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

May 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cards, Royals set to renew rivalry series in KC

The Cardinals will send right-hander Lance Lynn to the hill Friday night in Kansas City against Royals righty Chris Young.

May 22, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Barton baseball to hold skills camp in June

The Barton Community College baseball program in conjunction with the Big Bend Batters Box will conduct a 3-day baseball skills camp in June.

May 22, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


​BCC trustees meeting change

The next meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees has been changed to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.

May 22, 2015 | | News


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