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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

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January 25, 2015 | | Club News

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The south will rise again?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

November 15, 2012 | | Columnists

Volunteer trolley drivers needed in Hoisington

HOISINGTON - At its regular meeting held on Tuesday, the Hoisington City Council heard of the need for volunteer trolley drivers. The city will be receiving a new trolley next year. The trolley runs five days per week and has 500 passengers per month, according to Pat Conrad, director. The trolley will take people to doctor's appointments and allows them to stay in their homes for a longer period.

November 15, 2012 | Karen LaPierre | Barton Co. News

Frankamp signs to play for KU

LAWRENCE (AP) - Conner Frankamp, a 6-foot guard from Wichita, became the first player to sign a letter of intent with Kansas for next season when the fall signing period opened Wednesday.

November 14, 2012 | | AP Sports

College picks: No. 1 Ducks try to avoid 'Bama-like upset against No. 14 Stanford

No. 1 team in the nation, playing at home against a ranked divisional rival with two losses on its record and an elusive redshirt freshman quarterback directing its offense.

November 14, 2012 | By Ralph Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports

State playoffs pairings

KANSAS STATE HIGH SCHOOL

November 14, 2012 | | Prep Sports

Parent meeting for winter sports set for tonight

A parent meeting for Great Bend High School winter sports will be held at 7 tonight in the Commons.

November 14, 2012 | | Prep Sports

ALL-WAC FOOTBALL

The disappointment lingers for the Great Bend High School football program.

November 14, 2012 | Mack McClure | Prep Sports

Price, Dickey win Cy Young awards

NEW YORK - David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets won baseball's Cy Young awards on Wednesday.

November 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Cardinals lead all-conference selections

With 12 players selected for 15 positions, Hoisington High School led the All-Mid-Central Activities Association football teams.

November 14, 2012 | Kevin Price | Prep Sports

Dolphins shouldn’t fear trip to Buffalo

The problem - well, one of several problems - with the Bills and the Dolphins is they are capable of playing some real stinkers. Miami managed one last Sunday, when it was thrashed at home by Tennessee, and Buffalo has done it against the Jets and the 49ers.

November 14, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports

Cassel to start for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Matt Cassel is getting another start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.

November 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Jayhawks finally starting to look competitive

LAWRENCE - One of the first goals for Charlie Weis was simply for Kansas to become competitive.

November 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

Kansas State dominates Alabama-Huntsville

MANHATTAN - Kansas State never really expected to play Alabama-Huntsville on Tuesday night.

November 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports

OTR for Nov. 15, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

November 14, 2012 | | On the Record

St. Rose doctor shares information during National Alzherimer's Month

When trying to describe typical Alzheimer's symptoms, Tom Bauer, M.D., wants to ensure that his audience doesn't confuse a little forgetfulness, which is a normal part of life, with the progressive condition.

November 14, 2012 | | Mind & Body

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