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Harvest, Planting and Weather

Halloween is a scant four days away. The 2013 summer cropping season is finally close to wrapping up and the 2015 wheat crop is at mostly planted. What happened or more precisely why did it happen? Before starting it's helpful to keep in mind several specifics. First, precipitation amounts and distribution improved from west to east in the area. Second, when crops were planted played a major role in yields as did soil type, fertility, tillage and other factors. Third, these comments are describing the area in general.

October 27, 2013 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


No. 4 Buckeyes drop Penn State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Braxton Miller passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Carlos Hyde rushed for 147 yards and two more scores to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 63-14 victory over Penn State on Saturday night.

October 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 20 South Carolina tops No. 5 Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Connor Shaw came off the bench in the second half to lead a 17-point rally, throwing for 201 yards and three touchdowns, and Elliott Fry kicked the go-ahead field goal in the second overtime to help No. 20 South Carolina stun No. 5 Missouri 27-24 on Saturday night.

October 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 6 Baylor romps past Jayhawks 59-14

LAWRENCE - Bryce Petty threw for 430 yards and three touchdowns in fewer than three quarters, Lache Seastrunk ran for 109 yards and a score and sixth-ranked Baylor routed Kansas 59-14 on Saturday night for its school-record 11th straight win.

October 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Lady Panthers win Class 5A sub-state title

LIBERAL - On Saturday, Great Bend High School's volleyball team stared down two matches between them and a Class 5A state tournament berth.

October 26, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Cougars upset West co-champion Colby

COLBY - The wins just keep coming for the Barton Community College volleyball team.

October 26, 2013 | By Mike Marzolf Special to the Tribune | Community College


Wildcats rally against West Virginia for first Big 12 win

MANHATTAN - Often it's hard to pinpoint one drive as the turning point in a college football game - especially one with a 23-point final margin. But Kansas State's 14-play, 78-yard drive into the wind that took 8:24 of the third quarter was just that. It gave Kansas State the lead for good in a 35-12 victory over West Virginia.

October 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Panthers seize second place at regional meet

NEWTON - The Great Bend High School boys' cross-country team returned from Newton on Saturday with a Class 5A regional meet runners-up trophy.

October 26, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Oilers win shootout against Solomon 86-40

SOLOMON - The Central Plains High School football team scored 32 points in the first quarter alone in an 86-40 shootout against Solomon on Friday night.

October 26, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Ellinwood wins pair of Class 2A regional titles

MEADE - The regional dominance continues for Ellinwood High School.

October 26, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Friday Night Lights

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

October 26, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Indians stomp Hugoton for 35-14 Class 4A district victory

LARNED - In a game marked by big plays, the Larned High School Indians won a key Class 4A District 14 game by running past the Hugoton Eagles 35-14 on Friday evening at Earl Roberts Field.

October 26, 2013 | By Charles Tabler Special to the Tribune | Prep Sports


Manziel leads No. 14 Aggies over Vanderbilt

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin didn't know if Johnny Manziel would be able to play Saturday against Vanderbilt until pregame warm-ups.

October 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chiefs hope to tee off on Browns’ new quarterback

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The most fearsome pass rush in the NFL is getting more fresh meat.

October 26, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Halloween fun

October 26, 2013 | | News


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Democrats, Not Republicans, Are Spewing Racism

You've read about it ad nauseam in mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post: "What social science tells us about racism in the Republican ...

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February 09, 2016 | | Community College


Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation fundraiser

The Rush County Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Country Club in LaCrosse. Wine ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Three more inducted into Barton Sports Hall of Fame

The Barton Sports Hall of Fame grew by three Saturday as Caley Carter, Joe Burger, and Ray Seib entered the Hall.

February 09, 2016 | | Community College


Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Post Rock Radio at the Chamber Board Room, 1125 Williams, at 9:30 a ...

February 09, 2016 | | Local News


Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin 1946 - 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. - Dr. Holliday Brummett Milby Hardin passed on January 12, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. from complications related to pulmonary fibrosis. Born Nov. 21, 1946 ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


David E. Horton 1951 - 2016

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan - David E. Horton, 64, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, at Cardinal Tein Hospital in Xin Vain, Taiwan. He was born ...

February 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


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


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