Pheasants Forever, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a prescribed fire workshop focusing on reasons to burn CRP and rangeland, weather conditions for safe burning, ways to reduce the risk fire escapes. The workshop will be held at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center northeast of Great Bend on Highway 156 on Thursday, Feb. 13th. The Barton County conservation District has donated funds to cover registration costs for the first 20 landowners or operators who would like to attend this event-making it free to attend. Agency staff and others attending will ...
Juti Winchester, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Fort Hays State University, will be the featured guest scholar when Kansas Trails and Rail series convenes again on Feb. 9 at the Kinsley Library. Dr. Winchester wrote her doctoral dissertation on Buffalo Bill Cody and was formerly the curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody Wyoming. She will be speaking on "Buffalo Bill Cody, Buffalo Hunting and the Kansas Trails and Rails."
The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs! Kids will turn a gourd into a bird house, make a fox and a Chinese lantern owl, play games and of course learn more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.
Cancer patients are oftentimes running an uphill race with the destination of a normal life following treatment. Now they have some extra encouragement to reach their goal through guidance from The Rev. Angela DeVore.
Things are starting to simmer for the 15th annual Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Chili Cook-off to raise money for local and area hospice patients. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas, Great Bend.
Dazzling wordplay, comic invention, sparkling dialogue, improbable plot twists, mistaken identities, and a sprinkling of romance–Sterling High School Theatre's winter play, "The Importance of Being Earnest" has it all.
The Great Bend High School Forensics Team traveled to Kiowa Kansas to attend the South Barber Invitational Speech Tournament, on Jan. 25th. The team placed 2nd among 14 teams. Eight students competed at the Kiowa – South Barber tournament. Five students qualified for finals. Aaron Miller placed 2nd in Humorous Solo Acting and qualified to the State Speech Tournament in May, Kenna Dirks placed 3rd in Serious Solo Acting, Makinna Dykes placed 5th with her Original Oration and Jesus Sandoval placed 1st with his and qualified to the State Speech Tournament. In Poetry Makinna Dykes placed 6th and in Duet Acting ...
In 2013, the Barton County Commission approved partnering with the Family Crisis Center on an application for the Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant. It was successful and provided much needed funding for the agency charged with helping families in times of dire distress.
The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage detailed in a new study accepted for publication in Water Resources Research, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
The Ellinwood Garden Club is offering tickets for a drawing to win a quilt following the After Harvest Parade on July 18. The quilt is pieced of "Jinnny Beyer Rose Garden" fabric, machine quilted, and measuring 84" x 100". It will be on display in the window at 113 N. Main St., Ellinwood. The suggested donation for the tickets is $1. Contact June Stephens 620-564-2852, P.O. Box 155, Ellinwood, KS 67526, or Helen Urban 620-564-2540, or JoAnn Roth 620-564-2920.
Clara Barton Hospital Foundation's supporters came together at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall like they have done every year for the past 22 years, to raise money for the non-profit Hospital. "This annual benefit brings the community together every year," states Michelle Moshier, Executive Director of the Foundation. "Clara Barton Hospital is important for so many people, and they show it in grand gestures at the auction. It's truly wonderful to see this type of support."
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita office has opened an investigation into the report of an oil field worker's death. Travis Underwood, 30 of Great Bend, was an employee of Klima Well Service Inc., an oil field pumping unit service, who was performing oil field re-work at an existing oil well site north of Great Bend.
At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a three vehicle accident occurred on Hwy 96 between Great Bend and Ellinwood. Barton County Sheriff and the Kansas Highway Patrol were both on the scene. An eastbound truck towing a horse trailer lost two tires which collided with an eastbound van and a westbound SUV. The windshield of the van and the grill of the SUV were smashed. It is unknown at this time if there were any injuries. The roadway was closed down for about 10 minutes. More details to come.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health is reporting an increased number of rabies cases in Kansas this year, but the disease has yet to show up in Barton County, Barton County Extension Agent Alicia Boor said.
Gerald Kenyon joined the United States Air Force out of highschool, and in 1964, he completed training as a weapons mechanic at Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado. A short while later, he was sent to Vietnam where he served a tour of duty, stationed at DaNang Air Base where he loaded guns on a Republic F-105 Thunderchief.
The Independence Day holiday travel period is officially underway, with more than 35.5 million travelers expected on the road through Sunday, July 5. That's an increase of 0.7 percent, but represents a record volume of auto travel for the Independence Day holiday, breaking last year's record of 35.3 million auto travelers.
Garments were scrutinized, outfits evaluated, and decision making skills questioned Wednesday morning. The halls of Trinity Lutheran Church's education wing were filled with 4-Hers of all ages dressed in an assortment of outfits from the simple to the simply elegant and everything in between. These participants in clothing construction, fiber arts and buymanship projects in the county's 4-H clubs underwent judging of their projects, leading up to the moment they could take the stage at The Crest Theater in Great Bend later that night for the annual 4-H Fashion Revue, marking the beginning of Barton County's fair ...