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Why Do We Need To Recognize Agriculture?

It certainly seems like there is a day, week, month or year to honor or promote a person, cause, disease, or group. In case you missed it, just recently was "Take a Nap Day." This past week was the annual recognition of agriculture and the people producing food fiber and fuel. There was an insert in the Tribune, various social media events, Congressman posed with appropriate groups, and various agriculture groups visited everything from schools and grocery stores to Congress. Even in a rural city like Great Bend, agriculture was trying to get the word out about what they do ...

March 30, 2014 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt

The smoke swirls around the grill, and fills the crisp morning air with the welcoming aroma of breakfast sausage. This was the first thing to greet the 16 youth hunters, and their parents or sponsors. They showed up just as the sun was rising on the farm yard at Crosby's Wild Game Adventures west of Great Bend for the annual Pheasants Forever Rooster Booster Chapter #504 Youth Pheasant Hunt.

March 30, 2014 | Lynn Peterson, Chapter Youth Coordinator | Local Life

USD 428, Holy Family, Helping Hands and HeadStart Schools Menu

The following meals will be served March 31 through April 4. 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.

March 30, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Menus and Activities

Travels with POTUS, FLOTUS and the ‘Riddler’

Come on guys, let's start focusing on the important stuff like ObamaCare, Ukraine and winning the Senate.

March 30, 2014 | Michael Reagan | Columnists

Pruning fruit trees

Last week, I shared some information about pruning deciduous shrubs. Well, this week, I found a little information about pruning fruit trees. They are pruned differently than other deciduous trees if you are interested in harvesting them later this year. Here is some advice on how to prune young and established trees to help them grow and produce the best crop that the tree can give.

March 23, 2014 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Lek tours draw people from around the world each year to the great plains

BARTON COUNTY -While most people are still snug in their beds, prairie chickens are busy putting on a show that is critical to their survival. Each spring, just before dawn, male prairie chickens can be seen strutting around on communal mating grounds known as "leks," where they fight, sing, and dance to win the affections of females. Only the most extravagant displays will do, and only the best males will get to mate.

March 20, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Barton Co. News

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice, 3520 Lakin Ave, Ste. 102, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Karmi Green with greeters Jim Vopat and Cindy Parr. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 19, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Area Briefs

Club Calendar


March 09, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Club News

Eugene ‘Gene’ Jacobs 1930 - 2014

LA CROSSE - Eugene "Gene" Jacobs, 83, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his home.

March 08, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Obituaries

Chamber Coffee

This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Johnson Electric, 2212 10th, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Scott Donovan with greeters John Sullivan and Eric Gotsche. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.

March 05, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Area Briefs

Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Valentine party

At Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation's Valentine party on Feb. 14, all residents were noted as kings and queens, however with a draw of names of residents attending event, LaVane Rohr and Claudine Ringwald represented them as king and queen. They were crowned as Walt Pennington entertained with music. All residents were presented a red rose compliments of Dillons and their customers and cookies and punch were provided by Epsilon Sigma Alpha (Zeta Gamma Chapter).

February 26, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Local News

Pawnee County health administrator reports to county commission

LARNED - The Pawnee County Commission met at 9 a.m. Feb. 3 for a regular meeting at the Pawnee County Courthouse. The following are approved minutes submitted by Pawnee County clerk Ruth Searight.

February 20, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Pawnee Co. News

Ag Systems honored with Valley Irrigation Performance Plus Dealer Status

Valley Irrigation has announced Ag Systems of Larned, as a Valley Performance Plus Dealer, at the company's 2014 National Meeting. Ag Systems has earned this honor for excelling in the areas of Service, Aftermarket Support and Sales.

February 16, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Business

Obamacare and Work Ethic

I was thinking of not doing a column this week.

February 16, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Columnists

St. John native Kendra Hacker part of KU’s Black Box Productions

The University Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with Black Box Productions, a showcase of student-directed short plays in the William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall. Performances run at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14-15 and at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 18-20 and Feb. 16 Participants include Kendra Hacker, of St. John.

February 12, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Local News

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Alene L. Berger 1924 - 2015

ELLINWOOD - Alene L. Berger, 91, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood.

September 26, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Obituaries

Russell C. Combs 1957 - 2015

GREAT BEND - Russell C. Combs, 57, died Sept. 22, 2015, at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 4, 1957, in Hutchinson, he was the son ...

September 23, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Obituaries

Billie Jean Fletcher 1925-2015

SALINA - Billie Jean Fletcher, 90, died Sept. 21, 2015 at Salina Regional Medical Center, Salina. Born Sept. 14, 1925 at Buffalo, Mo., she was the ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Grubbe | Obituaries


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