Come on, Oprah. You're way too smart to be this stupid. When are you going to get off this kick about Barack Obama being disrespected more than previous presidents just because he is a black man? It's getting embarrassing, Oprah. You're one of America's great talents and greatest success stories. You're a self-made billionaire, an astute multimedia mogul, a beloved cultural icon. You're admired around the world for your generosity and good works. Your opinions ...
We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next.
With the growing season over, it's time to put your feet up and relax, right? There are no weeds to pull, or watering to be done. The harvest is in, and now it's time to enjoy a little down time. Well, maybe not just yet. There is still some time to treat your soils and do a little preparation for next spring. In Barton County, we have a pretty high Ph. We can't be sure ...
A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.
Marketing Kansas-grown wheat to world buyers includes not only a quality and consistent crop, but strong relationships with those who buy it. For these reasons and more, sales of hard red winter wheat to Latin America have increased significantly in marketing year 2013/2014 with year to date sales to Central and South America at 5.33 MMT.
Kansas State University's WinterDance 2013 will feature ballet, modern, jazz, tap, a new West African social dance and more.
The weather over the last few days has provided an exclamation point to the end of the 2013 cropping season. With the exception of some fields of grain sorghum waiting to be harvested, crops are in the bin and the wheat that was going to be planted has been. Now is a time, unless you have cattle, to slow down a little and catch a breath. Or at least it used to be a "down" ...
AMES, Iowa - Freshman Grant Rohach passed for a season-best 300 yards and two touchdowns and Iowa State beat Kansas 34-0 on a frigid Saturday night for its first Big 12 victory.
HEAT 101, MAGIC 99 MIAMI - LeBron James' jumper with 15.1 seconds left put Miami ahead for good, and the Heat rallied from 16 points down in the second half to beat the Orlando Magic 101-99 on Saturday night. Dwyane Wade scored 27 points in his return to the lineup after missing two games to rest his knees, James added 22 and Chris Bosh had 15 for the Heat, who have won six ...
The fifth-annual Great Bend Storm Special Olympics Turkey Bowl will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday at Great Bend High School's Memorial Stadium. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
It was the first time Scott Wood has competed in a body building event. When he stepped out in front of the judges during the 2013 NPC Heartland Classic in Oklahoma City, Okla., Wood was completing a dream he'd had since he was 16 years old. "I have always wanted to compete in bodybuilding since I started exercising at age 16," Wood said. "I started exercising to put on a little bit of ...
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, the team said Saturday.
OTTUMWA, Iowa - The Barton Community College men's basketball team improved to 7-3 on the season with a 91-86 win over Marshalltown on Saturday.
MANHATTAN - Bob Stoops ran away from the tub filled with ice water just about as quickly and effectively as the Sooners' Brennan Clay ran through the Kansas State defense on Saturday.
The Prairie Nutcracker will return for its 10th season at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14, and at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre, 18 East 1st.
A hundred years ago, business tycoon Samuel Insull consolidated smaller utility companies to form the behemoth (albeit public charity-sounding) Commonwealth Edison. Because of the infrastructure needed to provide energy to an increasingly power-hunger public, Insull and others argued that Commonwealth Edison was a natural monopoly; inherently one company had to dominate the market. This battle cry enabled a mere 10 utility systems to control three-quarters of the nation's electricity business by the time FDR was ...
What compromises must we make when it comes to our security on the one hand, and our privacy on the other? Personally, I'm far less concerned about being tracked by the National Security Agency than I am about being monitored by, say, Google.
The Barton Community College men's basketball team routed Hesston on Monday night at Kirkman Activity Center 98-69.
The Barton Community College women's basketball team closed out the 2013 portion of their season right.
VALLEY CENTER - The Great Bend High School wrestling team opened the season on Saturday, finishing fifth at the Valley Center Duals Tournament.
OSBORNE - The Hoisington High School wrestling team went to the Osborne Invitational as defending tournament champions.
Bryce Petty had to wait behind a Heisman Trophy winner and then another record-setting quarterback for his turn at Baylor.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
RUSSELL - It took more than four quarters, but Russell High School's girls' basketball team put Ellinwood away in overtime.
RUSSELL - Ellinwood High School's boys' basketball team took an early lead and held on to beat Russell 54-41 on Friday night.
SALINA - While the Great Bend High School boys' swimming team finished fourth out of five teams in the Panthers' season-opening meet at Salina, they showed some potential according to head coach Steve Beaumont.
BRONCOS 51, TITANS 28