Kansas landowner/producers can receive sign-up incentives and payments for implementing grassland conservation practices that benefit lesser prairie-chickens. The application deadline to enroll land in the Lesser-prairie Chicken Conservation Program is Feb. 28, according to the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). Landowner/producers with land in the lesser prairie-chicken range are eligible to apply, and those who are accepted will receive payments for implementing conservation practices such as mechanical brush removal, prescribed grazing, and establishment and management of planted native grass stands. Only producers not currently enrolled in federal farm bill programs are eligible to apply for ...
Those of us at a certain age remember a segment Willard Scott had on the Today Show that started in the 1970s. During his weather segment he would show a person, mention their name, and that they had reached their 100th birthday. Back then the mentions were few and not every day but as time went on the mentions became more numerous. Reaching your centennial birthday became relatively more common. But even today a centennial anniversary is a big deal. You are probably asking what that has to do with agriculture. Here in Kansas the Farm Bureau recognizes the significance ...
Eric Schoendaler has joined First Kansas Bank as a Loan Officer according to Paul Snapp, President of the Bank. In announcing the hire, Snapp commented that, "Eric has the experience and education to help First Kansas Bank deliver high quality service to our loan customers in Hoisington. He brings a Kansas farm background with common sense and a strong work ethic to our customers. We are excited to have Eric join our Bank Team."
The Black History Month Convocation at Sterling College has featured many examples of present-day leaders, and Dr. Bernard Franklin is no exception. Franklin is the president at Junior Achievement of Middle America, special assistant to the vice president for student life at Kansas State University, and president and chief imagineering associate at the Center for Imagineering Leadership. He will give a speech titled, "Are You Being Transformed?" at Sterling College at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in the newly renovated Culbertson Auditorium. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
Barton County and Walnut Creek Extension will be hosting a Sprayer Calibration Program at Township Hall in Rush Center on Feb. 25th. The program will start with a lunch at 12:30 p.m., and should last until 3:30 p.m. The presenter will be Dr. John Slocombe, Agriculture and Forage Machinery Safety specialist from K-State Research and Extension. Topics to be covered will be: Nozzle Type Discussion and Demonstration; Calibration of Sprayer; Droplet size, and Application methods.
The following meals will be served Feb. 17 through Feb. 21. The secondary schools also have available daily: Main dish second choices, chef's salad, combo lunches and choice of vegetables and dessert. The breakfast menu is offered only to students in USD 428. Menus are subject to change without notice. Milk served with all meals. All meals as offered meet USDA nutritional guidelines.
The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with milk; donations for coffee and tea are accepted.
In 2014, we will decide if America continues to march toward global energy leadership or remains content to play a supporting role in the global energy market. We can erase what for decades has been America's greatest economic vulnerability – our dependence on energy sources from other continents, particularly from less stable and friendly nations – and fundamentally alter the geopolitical landscape for decades to come, all while providing a much needed boost to our economy. But only if we get our energy policy right.
The 2014 4-H Shooting Sports season has started. The Barton County 4-H Air Rifle Program has been represented at two matches already this season.
The Barton Community College softball doubleheader against Bethany College JV scheule for Wednesday has been postponed.
The only certainties about the Big 12 are that Kansas will finish in first place and TCU will be last.
Barton Community College hosted a blood drive Friday in the Case New Holland Training Facility. They received 32 units of blood. Barton Visitor Center Receptionist Reba Hickel, pictured, donated and said she does so as often as she can. "I want to help people in need," she said. "I wish more people would donate because it really does help save lives."
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Hoisington police officer and former Barton County Undersheriff Larry Holliday Jr. was arrested following an injury accident early Saturday in northern Barton County.
Chelsea A. Kaundart, 21, was traveling southbound on Washington in the 300 block and lost control on the snow and ice at about 3 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicle then crossed the center line and entered the east ditch sideways striking a cedar tree, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol Crash Log.
LARNED - Barbara J. Erway, 70, died March 2, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Born April 5, 1943, in Sumiton, Ala., she was the daughter of Houston and Lilly Fortenberry Greathouse. Moving from Alabama in 1956, she was a longtime area resident of Larned and a Registered Nurse at Larned State Hospital. On June 13, 1962, she married Leonard L. Erway in Larned. He survives. She loved spoiling her grandchildren, going on camping trips and traveling.
Manuel De Jesus Cruz, 22, of Macksville was northbound on 160 Ave. one mile south of D Road in Pawnee County at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, driving a 2003 Ford Windstar.
The Hoisington High School forensics team placed fourth out of nine schools at Central Plains High School in Claflin recently. Sterling finished first; Hodgeman County (Jetmore) placed second, and Sylvan-Lucas placed third.
Barton County Road and Bridge Director Dale Phillips offered some winter weather advice to motorists during Monday morning's Barton County Commission meeting – as long as it continues to snow, keep the headlights on.
A benefit hog feed will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on March 8 at Mom's Bar and Grill in Seward. Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Team "The Storm" and Kansas School of the Blind "KanLuvKids" program. Tickets are $8 per plate for adults and $5 per plate for kids 12 and under. A raffle will be held at 7:30 p.m. with an auction from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets call Eddie at 620-786-5536 or B.J. at 620-617-1326.
During the last couple months winter had a tight grip on Kansas countryside. Seemed like whenever I'd look outside my office window I saw gray clouds, large flakes of snow and trees blowing in a bitterly cold wind. This made it easy to dream about the spring thaw or the warm summer sun.
Application deadline for Boys State of Kansas 2014 Academy is March 22. Anyone can sponsor a boy's stater this spring. In addition to families, delegates are sponsored by American Legion Post 180, civic organizations, businesses, clubs and interested individuals. The deadline for sponsorship is also March 22.
Steve and Glenna Gaunt of Great Bend announce the engagement of their daughter JoAnn Gaunt to Trenton Suchy, son of Charlie and Cindy Suchy of Great Bend.