Last week's column described conventional breeding techniques for the production of varieties and hybrids. Today's column delves into genetic engineering. Before tackling that it's important to remember that much of today's crop and livestock in large part remain tied entirely or partially to these "conventional" techniques. And no matter how sophisticated genetic manipulation becomes, we still take the materials into the field.
Charles Robert Brown of Ellinwood will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 9, with a card shower.
Jason Robert and Kristin Ann Demel announce the birth of their twins, Annabelle Lou Demel and Colton Robert Demel on June 7 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Annabelle weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 1/2 in. long. Colton weighed 5 lbs and was 18 1/2 in.
Vance Espinosa of McPherson and Tiffany Espinosa of Ellinwood announce the engagement of their daughter Tiara Espinosa of Hays to Benjamen Gregg of Hays, son of Shannon and Julie Gregg of Great Bend.
Tom Van Brimmer will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 to 5 p.m. on July 6, with a Come and Go reception at 552 ½ Clay Street in Hoisington.
Merna Mills will celebrate her 85 birthday on July 12 with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 201 W. 8th Terrace, Apt. 8, Lawson, MO. 64062.
Melinda Kurth recently joined Thrivent Financial as a financial representative with a new office at 1311 Williams in downtown Great Bend. Kurth offers comprehensive financial strategies, personal customer service and a wide range of financial products.
Tory Arnberger, majoring in Business Education and Tourism & Hospitality Management at Fort Hays State University, was elected to serve the National Officer Team as the Mountain Plains Region Vice President at the National Leadership Conference for Phi Beta Lambda. She will hold this position for the 2014-2015 school year. Her responsibilities include assisting the president in the promotion and development of PBL in the regions which elected them, keeping in touch with her territory on a regular basis (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico), assisting in planning Regional Leadership Conferences, and presiding at ...
It's Fair time again in Barton County! The youth from all of our communities have been working hard on their various projects, and will be displaying them for the community to see. Whether you enjoy photography, artwork, or livestock, there is something for everyone at the fair.
Have you ever heard about the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) crop acreage, production or stocks reports and wondered, "How does USDA come up with these crop estimates?" "Why do they impact prices so much?" Or, "why can't USDA get it right?"
Hillary Clinton called the Hobby Lobby decision "deeply disturbing."
Pity poor Dr. Mehmet Oz. He gets big bucks hosting the popular Opra Winfrey-syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show" on TV. But now he's come under fire in Congress, in the media, and on the Internet for promoting health supplements that sold big due to his effusive recommendations -- products now considered by many to be largely useless. How did he respond?
CLEVELAND - For someone who just endured a beer bath, T.J. House was all smiles.
PHILADELPHIA - As word spread through NBA inner circles that Kansas prospect Joel Embiid suffered a foot injury, the Philadelphia 76ers wondered if his misfortune was just the break the downtrodden franchise needed.
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HUTCHINSON - Mark A. Bomgardner, 51, of Hutchinson, went home to be with his Savior, July 27 at Reno County Hospice House. He may have lost his battle with cancer, but he conquered the grave when he accepted Christ as his savior. He was born May 31, 1963 in Joplin, MO, the son of Bob and Judy Allen Bomgardner. He was a 1981 graduate of Dodge City High School, and received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Fort Hays State University. He was a Hutchinson resident for the past 15 years moving from Great Bend.
LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
MANHATTAN - The Golden Belt Swim Squad portion of the Western Kansas Swim Club was led by Cole Pierce in the West Division swim meet.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
SPEARVILLE - Susie Ackerman, 95, died July 26, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains in Dodge City. Born March 7, 1919, in Pratt, she was the daughter of Michael and Alice Duncan Shanley. On Oct. 2, 1951, she married John F. Ackerman in Pratt. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2003. An area resident since 1951, she was a homemaker.
Billy Wayne "Bill" Brack 1930 - 2014
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Anna Lee (Moody) Brack, 83, a resident of Mountain Home, Ark. passed away Saturday, July 26, at her residence.
SPRING HILL - Deena Kay Erb, 55, passed away July 27, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Jan. 12, 1959, in Nevada, Mo. to Elton Eugene and Helen Nadine (Spencer) Anders. She grew up in Walker, Mo. and attended Walker High School then went on to receive her LPN license from Fort Scott Community College. On Feb. 10, 1979, she married Paul Gerard Erb in Nevada, Mo. They lived in Albert, then they moved to Bucklin, for 15 years and then to Spring Hill in 2009. She was an LPN for 35 years, working for Olathe ...
ELLINWOOD - St. Joseph School enrollment will be held Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the SJS library. If parents cannot make it that day to enroll their child, they may contact the office to make an appointment by calling 620-564-2721.
HOISINGTON Health care is a community undertaking: local nurses and local doctors tending to friends, family, and neighbors. Clara Barton Hospital has taken the community approach again.
While millions of people choose relaxing in front of the TV, computer or smartphone screen after a long day at work, a new study finds that might cause the opposite feeling.
Sara-Jane Smallwood had made her way to the top: a bachelor's degree in Indian American studies, a master's in public policy from Indiana University and a job on the Hill, working as a policy analyst for her U.S. senator.
Internet banking, online billing accounts, social media pages and blogs are a few of the digital assets that make up a person's online portfolio, but there are few laws determining how they are to be handled after a person's death. The Uniform Law Commission may have a solution.