SPIN clubs are a "Special Interest" 4-H Club and any Barton County youth is invited to get involved in 4-H in this unique way. This will be an opportunity for youth in grades 1-5 to learn more about 4-H in Barton County and learn more about Foods. The Decorating Foods SPIN club will be held from 3:30–4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays April 18 through May 19, at the Extension Office. We will be decorating cupcakes and cookies but also fruit, vegetables and breads. Sign up at the Extension Office by April 11th.
Tom and Jan Curtis will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 2-5 p.m. on April 9 at the Best Western in Great Bend. The only gifts the couple request are friends and family to join them during their celebration.
This week's column starts tackling the macronutrients we fertilize for – Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). These are also termed Primary Nutrients as they are needed in larger amounts. Nitrogen is found in the soil as nitrate, a negatively charged ion, and ammonium, a positively ion. Phosphorus is found as a negatively charged ion and Potassium as a cation. N is the only one found in both a positively and negatively charged for. These nutrients are found in the soil solution and organic matter. Ammonium and potassium as cations may also be found on cation exchange sites. Nitrate ...
Barton Community College will be closed on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17 for Easter break. Barton's Center for Adult Education and Shafer Art Gallery will also be closed. The college's regular class schedule and office hours will resume Tuesday, April 18.
The Kansas State Department of Education is proposing revisions to the current College and Career Ready Standards in English Language Arts. Area residents are invited to learn more and offer feedback at a public meeting next month in Great Bend.