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Sign of the Times

The sheriff from Tillman County Oklahoma was featured this past week during a story on a crime increasing significantly in his and many other counties in the Great Plains. They had successfully arrested the criminals using GPS technology. What was the crime? You might guess some drug problem like crystal meth or even cattle rustling. You would be wrong. The crime epidemic catching the attention of the national media was stealing hay.

December 09, 2012 | | Agriculture




2012 Extension Appreciation Award

Each year the Executive Board selects someone who has dedicated a significant amount of time to Extension educational programs in Barton County to receive the Extension Appreciation Award. This year the honoree named was Karen Kramp from Ellinwood.

December 09, 2012 | Berny Unruh Barton County 4-H and Youth Development | Local Life


Giving the Gift Of Education: Students receive $19.2 million in scholarships from university donatio

More than 9,400 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 2012-2013 school year. Overall, students have earned more than $19.2 million in scholarships for the current academic year -- nearly $1 million more than the previous year.

December 09, 2012 | | Education


Shooting of hawks is illegal

Dear Editor,

December 09, 2012 | | Letters to the Editor


Pathways November Employee of the Month

Shawn Wear has been named Pathways November Employee of the Month. Shawn has been caring for the clients at Pathways for almost two years now. He has a great attitude and is always smiling. Shawn strives to do better and has been described by one supervisor as "Most Improved". He is always willing to work any house and any hours at a moments notice. This means he has to be very knowledgeable about many houses and routines. Shawn has definitely grown in his role at Pathways and is very well liked by the clients. He is extremely dependable and always ...

December 09, 2012 | | Business


Board of Barton County Commissioners meeting

The Board of Barton County Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday. Items on the agenda include approval of Township Treasurer bonds; purchase of Sheriff's office vehicles; appointment of Deputy and Special Deputy Coroners; and board appointments for the Barton County Community Development Advisory Board.

December 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Roenbaugh joins American State Bank board

Fellsburg native, Bill Roenbaugh, has joined the 10-member board of directors of American State Bank and Trust Company. American State has branches in Great Bend, Larned, St. John, Macksville and Garden City.

December 09, 2012 | | Business


Lady Cardinals beat Lady Indians

LARNED - Larned kept pace with Hoisington in the first eight minutes, trailing 15-14.

December 08, 2012 | | Prep Sports


Navy tops Army 17-13 for 11th straight win in series

PHILADELPHIA - Navy's decade of dominance over Army was 14 yards away from sinking.

December 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wildcats edge Colonials

WASHINGTON - The nation's top offensive rebounding team survived its first road test by sticking with the plan of attacking the glass.

December 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cowboys’ Brent arrested for intoxicated manslaughter

IRVING, Texas - Police charged Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter Saturday after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.

December 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Johnny Football becomes Johnny Heisman

NEW YORK - Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.

December 08, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Rec Commission set to approve computer upgrades

The Great Bend Recreation Commission board will act on computer hardware and software bids when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

December 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs


BCC trustees to look at vehicle purchases, naming rights

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will consider 2013 vehicle purchases when it meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. There will also be a report on the accreditation checkup by the Higher Learning Commission. Other action items include approval of personnel and naming rights for the Kirkman practice gym floor. Larry and Kathy Schugart have agreed to pay for the new floor and the administration recommends naming it the Schugart Court.

December 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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Farming January 2015 vs. January 1914 – Conclusion

The two previous columns briefly outlined reasons for the large changes in agriculture over the last century and the results of those changes for the society. Also discussed were the effects these changes had on the practice of agriculture. Now, let's wrap it up and discuss how these changes changed agricultural producers themselves. Please keep in mind these are general trends that don't necessarily mean everyone producing food, fiber, or fuel or that today is bad and a century ago was better or vice-versa..

January 25, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Estate planning workshop

An estate planning workshop will be held on Feb. 7, at the Bazine Senior center. Speakers include Dr. Gregg Hadley, FACS agent, Erin Petersillie and attorney, Julie Haas. For more information and RSVP, call 1-800-460-9079 by Feb. 2nd.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


Senior Activities

Tuesday

January 25, 2015 | | Menus and Activities


Nearly 140 students receive graduation honors

Nearly 140 Kansas State University students are earning graduation honors with their degrees awarded at fall 2014 commencement.

January 25, 2015 | | Education


How about those hawks?

If you have been out and about during the past couple of weeks, you might be tempted to classify the bird life as somewhat boring. The Bottoms are essentially frozen. Geese have a few spots open, and the ducks are mostly Mallards. I counted 14 eagles on the ice a couple of days ago. They follow the waterfowl with great intensity, and several were feeding on geese carcasses within 50 yards of the resting geese. I always wonder if the geese are upset by watching their cousins become lunch. It is exciting to see the geese launch when the eagles ...

January 25, 2015 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local News


The State of the Bubble Address

I didn't watch the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

January 25, 2015 | Michael Reagan | Columnists


The Wetland Explorer: Eagle Days

One of the more asked about species of birds at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is the Bald Eagle. Especially this time of year, Bald Eagles can be a regular sight at Cheyenne Bottoms. During the recent Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count, participants recorded 57 Bald Eagles, which was an all-time high count for Bald Eagles for the count.

January 25, 2015 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local News


USDA reminds producers of upcoming Livestock Disaster Assistance Deadline

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds livestock producers that the Jan. 30, 2015, deadline to request assistance for losses suffered from Oct. 1, 2011 through Dec. 31, 2014, is fast approaching.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Food gets ‘no respect’

Hype is a word often associated with advertising agencies, public relations firms and spin doctors who attempt to create, change or repair an image. Many people consider hype a dirty word, something to detest.

January 25, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


How Neocons Hacked the Conservative Movement

It's no secret that the American conservative movement is bereft of ideas.

January 25, 2015 | Joseph Cotto | Columnists


American snipers

January 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Kansas to host Central Plains Irrigation Conference Feb. 17-18

The 2015 Central Plains Irrigation Conference and Exposition will take place Feb. 17-18 at the City Limits Convention Center, Colby. The popular annual event focused solely on irrigation-related topics is hosted in Kansas every third year. Sponsors include Kansas State University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska and the Central Plains Irrigation Association.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture


Phone scams continue to be serious threat, remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 201

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

January 25, 2015 | | Business


Think your life is complicated? Not until you buy your daughter a horse

This column was originally published in 2006

January 25, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Kansas Day lecture

Marci Penner, director and WenDee LaPlant of the Kansas Sampler Foundation staff are the presenters for Kansas Day 2015. These women are currently traveling to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas doing research for an update to the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers. They will be sharing their adventures at the annual Kansas Day Program co-sponsored by the Lyons Public Library and the Rice County Historical Society.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News


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