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March 22, 2015 | | Local News

The Soil Environment – Soil Acidity Conclusion

Over the last few weeks this column has explored what acidity is, what determined the native (original) soil pH condition present, and how agricultural practices have affected soil pH over time. This week wraps this up and discusses how producers can adjust soil pH to optimize crop production. Remember for the crops common to our area the optimal pH is approximately 6.3 to 7.3 and acid soils have pH readings lower than 7 while basic soils are above 7. While soils in our area may have pH readings in the 8 range, typically they aren't like the ...

March 22, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Great Bend City Cemetery Board meeting

The Great Bend City Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Cemetery Office.

March 22, 2015 | | Local News

Prairie fire

The smell and sight of spring burning on the Flint Hills evoked this childhood memory.

March 22, 2015 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture

Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo

As I was glancing at my calendar today, I realized that April is almost here. This year is really flying by! With the start of April, we will have the Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo out at the Expo grounds just west of Great Bend. The 3 day event will have programs, vendors, and a chance to meet up and see what's new in farming and ranching. Together with K-State Research and Extension, Kansas Farm Management, and the Kansas Forest service, we will be giving informative lunch time programs at noon every day in Expo 3, so come ...

March 22, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.

March 22, 2015 | Chuck Green Deseret News | Business

Not all American women object to domestic violence

One out of every 10 American women feel domestic violence is justifiable — even though a vast majority of the United States (84.6 percent) disapproves of domestic abuse completely, according to the newly-released World Values Survey. The survey specifically asked whether survey participants found a man beating his wife “justifiable” or not.

March 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Miley Cyrus gets serious about homelessness

Miley Cyrus has taken her passion for youth homelessness to the Governor’s office of New York State.

March 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Trending Topics

Topical ’70s sitcom ‘Maude’ arrives on DVD

Writer-producer Norman Lear had a string of hugely successful and influential sitcoms during the 1970s and '80s, most notably “All in the Family,” “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times,” “The Jeffersons,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life,” among others.

March 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March head up vintage movies new to DVD

Humphrey Bogart’s last B-gangster picture and a pair of dramas starring Fredric March at the peak of his stardom lead these vintage movies on home video this week.

March 22, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Entertainment

Book review: 'Vanishing Girls' teaches about unbreakable family bonds

Author Lauren Oliver’s new young adult novel, "Vanishing Girls" (Harper, $18.99, ages 16 and up), is a psychological thriller that shares the importance of family.

March 21, 2015 | Maddie Swensen Deseret News | Trending Topics

Saturday in the park

Hundreds of people spent part of the day Saturday at Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo.

March 21, 2015 | Susan Thacker | Local News

Gonzaga moves on with 86-76 win over ND State

SEATTLE (AP) - For Gonzaga, it's on to the next round. For North Dakota State, it's back to the grocery store.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports

Kevin Durant has foot pain, remains out

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely won't return this season.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports

Duke and Virginia advance in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Duke started fast. Virginia finished strong.

March 21, 2015 | | AP Sports

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Competition dance members ‘Euphoric’ about Bravo

After months of practice and improving technique, dance competition season has arrived. Members of Euphoria Dance Center's competition team attended Bravo Regional Dance Competition at Maize High School Feb. 28 through March 1. Members with less than two years competition experience or less than two hours of weekly studio time competed in the "overture" class. Many of these students fall into the under 14-years-old categories, though there are some late comers who have shown a great deal of dedication to their art and are ready for competition. The dances included solos, trios, and small group numbers.

March 17, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

Scenic overlook project advances

The Kansas Department of Transportation informed Barton County Engineer Clark Rusco that the bid letting for the Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area scenic overlook tower will be in August.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

POLICE RAID TWO HOMES

Two drug raids at two locations Monday resulted in four arrests on methamphetamine-related charges, the Great Bend Police Department announced Tuesday morning.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Fire departments restricting some outdoor burning

With the warm, dry weather the region has experienced over the past few days, area fire departments are already experiencing an increase in grass burning incidents – some of which have threatened to get out of control, Great Bend Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said.

March 17, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

Barton County, central Kansas under red flag warning

WICHITA - A red flag warning for Barton County and Central Kansas has been issued for extreme grassland fire danger until. 7 p.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service in Wichita.

March 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Local News

Great American Meatout

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March 17, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Should Nonprofits Be Taxed?

Nationwide, people involved with museums, archives, nature preserves, homeless shelters, battered women shelters and similar endeavors are nervous.

March 17, 2015 | Danny Tyree | Columnists

Children read mean tweets to show the damaging effects of cyberbullying

Hear the phrase “read mean tweets” and you probably think of Jimmy Kimmel, whose late-night talk show has popularized the reading of mean social media comments.

March 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Clinton Campaign Springs a Leak

Hillary Clinton's cruise-control candidacy is beginning to leak oil - and that's without any meaningful challengers among Democrats, let alone a formal Republican nominee to worry about.

March 17, 2015 | Peter Funt | Columnists

Poison Pen Letter

March 17, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons

Barton softball drops first twinbill of season

The last out of an inning is often times the toughest out. The Barton Community College softball team experienced that Saturday in a doubleheader loss to Dodge City.

March 17, 2015 | | Community College

TRIPLE THREAT

MANHATTAN – The championship matchup between defending Class 2A state champion St. John High School and arch-rival Central Plains was an old-fashioned street battle – brother-against-brother.

March 17, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Prep Sports

St. Patrick's Day revelries inspire safe driving campaigns

St. Patrick's Day is associated with many activities in the American imagination: Pinching people who don't wear green, dying the Chicago River and drinking to excess, to name a few.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Trending Topics

Fast food restaurants drop soda pop from kids' meals

What's a kid got to do to get a Coke in this town? Well, avoid fast-food restaurants, for starters.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Trending Topics

City to fill public lands director post

Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison Monday night named a selection committee for the long-vacant position of director of public lands. The committee will interview applicants for the job and make a recommendation to the full City Council.

March 16, 2015 | Dale Hogg | News

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