July 23, Tuesday
First here's wishing all the dads out there a Happy Fathers' Day. Since the wheat is rapidly ripening and harvest will soon be here, especially after the past week's heat, let's focus on something a bit more upbeat fathers, children, and agriculture.
IRS apologists are furiously trying to change the subject from the outrageous targeting of political opponents by the IRS to a policy debate over forced disclosure of contributions to groups that engage in political speech. The story is that a deluge of applications forced the IRS to cut corners and the targeting scandal was an accidental result of mismanaging that flood. From there the apologists pivot to demanding a new crackdown on political speech, forced disclosure of donors, or both. But the story is a fairy tale and the "solutions" are unconstitutional.
GREAT BEND – Paul Joseph Linenberger, 90, died May 21, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Friday, May 17
Trenton and Kala Olivier announce the birth of their son, Cole Michael Olivier, on April 4 in Gardner. He weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and was 20 in. long.
Students, faculty, family members and friends, it is my great honor to deliver your commencement speech today.
Great Bend Police
The Barton Community College women's golf team posted a 381 in the final round on Thursday at the National Junior College Athletic Association Women's Golf Championship held at Longbow Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz.
Thursday, May 9
There isn't much to say regarding the wheat crop right now but to wait so let's go in a different direction this week. First, the Crop Protection class at the college toured the area south of the college this past Wednesday travelling as far south as the Hudson area. Normally they can examine wheat, alfalfa, and newly emerged corn. Since the weather went south pretty quickly, the tour was a bit abbreviated. It's safe to assume they didn't find any corn emerged or even germinated. The alfalfa seemed to be doing alright and was recovering well ...