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17 year cicadas

This year is a special one for entomologists. The 17 year periodical cicadas are due to come out of the ground, where they have been developing, to reproduce and lay their eggs. No specimens of this particular cicada have been documented in Barton County, but they are in neighboring counties, so keep your eyes and ears open. The following piece is from the KSRE's Entomologist Bob Bauernfeind about these amazing insects and what to expect if they are found in Barton County.

May 24, 2015 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains

A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture

FFA members to gather in Manhattan for annual state convention

One of the largest annual gatherings of Kansas high school students is set to begin next week as more than 2,000 FFA members, agricultural educators and supporters converge at Kansas State University for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention. The convention will open Wednesday, May 27, and run through Friday, May 29.

May 24, 2015 | | Agriculture

Axman named a Top Cruise Producer

Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America.

May 24, 2015 | | Business

NCK Tech awards Technical Honor Student scholarships

North Central Kansas Technical College, with campuses in Beloit and Hays announces the recipients of the Technical Honor Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholarship recipients sign a letter of intent to attend a technical program at NCK Tech and are nominated by a high school instructor. The awards are based on student's strong work ethic, good attendance, self-motivation and high quality of character. In addition, students demonstrate their technical skills with the NCK Tech instructor in the selected program area.

May 24, 2015 | | Education

Hoisington Middle School 4th nine weeks Honor Roll

Principal's Honor Roll - 4.0 GPA – All A's.

May 24, 2015 | | Education


Co-Op receives national recognition for Cram the Van

Wheatland Electric Cooperative recently received recognition in the 2015 "Spotlight on Excellence" national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Wheatland received a Gold Award in the Best Event Category for the Cram the Van food drive. Shawn Powelson, Manager of Member Services and Corporate Communications coordinated the award-winning event.

May 24, 2015 | | Business

Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line

The approach of Memorial Day reminds thoughtful Americans of those who serve in uniform. It's a time of reflection about the sacrifice that many have made for the rest of us. The Better Business Bureau honors the memory of those who served our nation and remains mindful of the needs of the families of military members who continue to serve.

May 24, 2015 | | Business

A Little Agriculture Fun

First, here's hoping everyone has a safe, enjoyable Memorial Day and takes a moment to reflect on the meaning of the holiday. The rains of the past several weeks have greatly improved soil moisture conditions and while many have commented on the cold, the weather has been closer to the long-term average the springs of the recent past. The purpose of today's column is to kick back a bit and test your agricultural knowledge. First let's have a little fun with wheat. Answers appear at the end of the column.

May 24, 2015 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture

Kansas 4-H to award scholarships to 64 students

The Kansas 4-H Foundation has selected 64 students to share more than $59,000 in scholarships, rewarding them for their dedication and leadership as Kansas 4-H members.

May 24, 2015 | | Education

Kansas 4-H announces State Project winners

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development Program has named the 2015 State 4-H Project Winners.

May 24, 2015 | | Club News

Pawnee Rock appoints new fire chief

Following her swearing in as Mayor of Pawnee Rock once more, Linda McCowan presented appointments for city council approval Monday night, May 4 at the regular city council meeting at the Pawnee Rock city office.

May 24, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

Sterling College graduates 125 at Commencement 2015

The Sterling College Class of 2015 walked across the stage in Gleason Physical Education Center on May 16, to mark the end of their time at Sterling College. President Scott Rich shook the hands of each graduate as they were welcomed into the family of Sterling College Alumni.

May 24, 2015 | | Education

BBB Wise Giving Alliance joins Federal and State Regulators for major charity fraud announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined with the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help the donating public avoid questionable fund raising circumstances and find trustworthy charities to support. The FTC announced a major action against Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and Breast Cancer Society.

May 24, 2015 | | Business

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On the run

ELLINWOOD - Nothing says school's out like field day. Ellinwood Grade School students participated in several events at the Ellinwood City Park Wednesday morning.

May 13, 2015 | Veronica Coons | News

Larned captures CKL baseball title

Larned baseball captures CKL title

May 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

Johnnie C. Frazier 1929-2015

LARNED – Johnnie C. Frazier, 86, passed away May 12, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned.

May 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kenneth G. “Shorty” Hackerott 1936 - 2015

OSBORNE - Kenneth G. "Shorty" Hackerott, formally of Pawnee Rock, died on Feb. 28, 2015, at Parkview Care Center in Osborne. Born on July 17, 1936, in Rooks County, he was the son of Otto R. Hackerott and Belle (Mitchell) Hackerott. He loved books, old cars, trucks and tractors and enjoyed the 3-I shows.

May 13, 2015 | | Obituaries

K-State mourns the passing of Bill Guthridge

MANHATTAN, Kan.- Former Kansas State basketball player and assistant coach Bill Guthridge passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 77 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

May 13, 2015 | KSU sports information | AP Sports

Vandalism, graffiti an ongoing problem

Great Bend Police officers have talked to some juveniles who admitted involvement in recent graffiti incidents, Detective David Bailey said.

May 13, 2015 | Susan Thacker | News

Central Kansas League baseball

CKL BASEBALL

May 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

Tina Mingenback new dietary manager at Cherry Village

The new dietary manager at Cherry Village Benevolence Inc., 1401 Cherry Lane, understands the importance of good nutrition for residents and is pursuing even more formal education.

May 13, 2015 | | Business

Central Kansas League softball

CKL SOFTBALL

May 13, 2015 | Jim Misunas | Pawnee Co. News

St. Rose Health Center providers certified to give CDL physical exams

Anyone who needs a physical exam for a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) now has two certified health-care providers to turn to at St. Rose Health Center.

May 13, 2015 | | Business

Barton men set to contend for top three finish at NJCAA Outdoors

HUTCHINSON – Last season the Barton Community College men were not able to show their worth at the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

May 13, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College


Mato to close out brilliant career this weekend at NJCAA Championships

HUTCHINSON- For Lydia Mato there aren't too many more accomplishments to achieve. It is just simply adding to the list at this point.

May 13, 2015 | MIKE MARZOLF, Special to the Tribune | Community College

Light up the Sky

Dear Editor,

May 13, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

OTR for May 14, 2015

Great Bend Fire/EMS

May 13, 2015 | | On the Record

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