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Trees vs Grass

Many times when I go out on home visits, the homeowners concerns are with trees on their property. One reason for your trees being in distress may very well be your lawn. If your grass, (especially cool season grasses such as fescue) is allowed to grow up to the trunk of your trees, the competition for water and other nutrients may cause your tree to decline in health. Following is a report on research that has been completed by KSU with more information about the grass and tree competition issue many homeowners have faced.

January 25, 2015 | | Agriculture

Raindrop Repair technician attends Reinke advanced PLUS Seminar

Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.

January 25, 2015 | | Business

Check It Out!

If you have been to the library in the past few days, you will have noticed a big change! Many of the tables and chairs have been removed to make way for the "Hometown Teams" Smithsonian Exhibit. Crates should be arriving before Friday filling up the empty space. Library services will remain as usual, and we have tables set aside for you to continue to use. Set up will begin next week, docents will be trained, and there will be a Chamber Coffee on Friday, January 30th. Sharon Sturgis has prepared wonderful accompaniments to the display, and there should be ...

January 25, 2015 | | Local News

RiverBend auction benefits Clara Barton Hospital Foundation

"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."

January 25, 2015 | | Business

Clara Barton to hold annual meeting

The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.

January 25, 2015 | | Business

Jeane Sittner 80th birthday

Jeane Sittner of Ellinwood will celebrate her 80th birthday on Feb. 3, with a card shower.

January 25, 2015 | | Birthdays

Buntain — Southard

Darren and Renee Buntain announce the engagement of their daughter Jordyn Nicole Buntain to Kristopher Michael Southard, son of Michael and RaShann Southard.

January 25, 2015 | | Engagements

Johnson —

Erica Whitney Mason and Devin Tyler Johnson were united in marriage on Oct. 4, at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark. in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Jerry Piatt. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Ron and Tammy Mason.

January 25, 2015 | | Weddings

Weiser — Skinner

Weiser - Skinner

January 25, 2015 | | Engagements

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Park Elementary School, 1801 Williams. Items on the agenda include the R.O.S.E. Award; approval of FY 2015 Carl D. Perkins Reserve Grant; and approval of licensed teacher retirement and teacher resignation. Park Elementary School Principal Phil Heeke and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Park.

January 25, 2015 | | Local News

Becker Tire receives distributor award

January 25, 2015 | | Business

Great Bend Middle School 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll

January 25, 2015 | | Education

Great Bend student on Deans Honor Roll for Fort Hays State University

Sarah Jean Neeland, Great Bend, a 2012 graduate of Great Bend High School, has earned a place on the fall 2014 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University. She is a senior majoring in elementary education. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60 for the semester.

January 25, 2015 | | Education

Slow cooker meals

If some fresh ideas for freezer ready slow cooker meals are what you are looking for then the upcoming program at the Great Bend Activity Center is one you won't want to miss. Especially during the winter months it is so nice to come home from a busy day at work and be greeted with the smell of supper ready to serve. The educational program "Freezer Ready Slow Cooker Meals" is designed to give you the tools to put together ingredients and freeze them properly; then cook them in your crockpot for a hearty and healthy meal. Jamie Rathbun ...

January 25, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Club Calendar

Sunday

January 25, 2015 | | Club News

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Manning, Peterson named to Pro Bowl; Five Chiefs are chosen

NEW YORK - Petyon Manning and Adrian Peterson want to cap their sensational comebacks with Super Bowl appearances. For now, they can be proud of Pro Bowl spots.

December 26, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

ELUSIVE 12

During Bill Snyder's tenure as head football coach at Kansas State, the Wildcats have registered seven 11-win seasons over his 21 seasons at the helm.

December 26, 2012 | Mack McClure | College/Professional

Broncos galloping into postseason

The difference Peyton Manning has made in Denver actually is measurable.

December 26, 2012 | | AP Sports

Boyd's Ranch established at Pawnee River

By David K. Clapsaddle

December 26, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News

Welcome Inn What Nots

Activities Dec. 30-Jan. 5

December 26, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. News

Larned Police Report

Wednesday, Dec. 26

December 26, 2012 | Nick Grubbe | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Name of deceased inmate released

The Barton County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a 37-year-old man who died last week at the Barton County Detention Facility.

December 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Diversions for dipping digits

Students have been out of school enjoying winter break, and there's still another six days to go. As temperatures dip into the teens and 20s, and snow remains elusive, kids are either reaching ever increasing levels and high-scores on popular video games, making ever deeper indentations on the family sofa as they watch yet one more episode of Good Luck Charlie or Phineas and Ferb, or driving their siblings and/or parents up a wall out of sheer boredom.

December 26, 2012 | Veronica Coons | News

Clara Mae Lowrey 1924-2012


LARNED — Clara Mae Lowrey, 88, left this world Dec. 22, 2012, at Larned Healthcare Center.

December 26, 2012 | | Obituaries

OTR for Dec. 27, 2012

Kansas Highway Patrol

December 26, 2012 | | On the Record

Gun control is a matter of common sense

Part of the lethality of a gun is determined by the person behind it. However, the rules governing gun control are too loose and new legislation, screening and registration are needed.

December 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Viewpoint

Last days for skating, Trail of Lights

Christmas is past, but Great Bend's Trail of Lights will remain lit until the new year, Community Coordinator Christina Hayes said.

December 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs

GBCT announces auditions

Christmas may just be over, but members of Great Bend Community Theatre are making plans for Valentine's Day. Auditions for the next GBCT production, "Enchanted April" by Matthew Barber, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Crest Theater. Performance dates are Feb. 14 - 17.

December 26, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Fireworks lead to injury

A teenage boy suffered major burns Sunday night after playing with fireworks inside a Barton Hills residence. The Barton County Sheriff's Office reports the fire at 646 North Homestead started around 10:20 p.m. when Brennen Donovan, 13, and a 15-year-old boy were playing with fireworks and caught a mattress on fire.

December 26, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

Adopt-A-Dog program to begin

A new Adopt-A-Dog program has begun in Great Bend to help lost or unadopted dogs to find their forever home. Volunteer RaShann Southard and the Golden Belt Humane Society will take adoptable dogs to the Orschselen Farm and Home store, 5320 10th St., for viewing once a month with dates and times to be announced, beginning in February.

December 26, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | News

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