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2015 CPHS Community Scholarship recipients

The Community Scholarship, Inc. of Claflin awarded scholarships to 19 graduates and 14 alumni at the Central Plains High School graduation ceremony on May 17. Many donors, alumni, and organizations made it possible to award $38,695.00 to the graduates and alumni to help with their college expenses.

May 24, 2015 | | Education

Summer Picnic Season Begins Now

The celebrations surrounding the Memorial Day weekend oftentimes include a picnic or barbecue. With warmer weather here, it is important that you consider food safety tips so none of your guests take home an unwanted foodborne illness.

May 24, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life

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

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Let’s all drink to that

God Bless America and how's everybody?

May 07, 2015 | Argus Hamilton | Columnists

18 TV mothers you wish were your own

The Parents Television Council, a nonprofit organization that advocates for family friendly entertainment, released a list this week of the best moms you’ll find on television in honor of Mother's Day on Sunday.

May 07, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Does Jesus want a higher minimum wage?

The debate over Jesus' political leanings continues.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

39 tornadoes strike three-state area

NORMAN, Okla. - The National Weather Service reported at least 39 tornadoes were reported in the Plains from Nebraska to northwest Texas Wednesday. Multiple rounds of severe t-storms with tornadoes and flooding rain clobbered parts of the south Oklahoma City metro area late Wednesday afternoon and evening.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News

Never satisfied? Late-night snacking might be your brain’s fault

Do you ever wonder why you can’t sleep until you’ve had that second helping of dinner or bowl (or two) of ice cream?

May 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Trending Topics

9 warning signs you’re in an abusive relationship

Research shows that 25 percent of American women experience domestic abuse during their lifetimes. But that may not be the whole story as most domestic violence cases go unreported, according to Safe Horizon, a domestic abuse resource website.

May 07, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

5 cheap, DIY projects to spruce up your home this spring

If the exterior of your home got a little worn down and neglected during winter, check out these easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your yard and home.

May 07, 2015 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Trending Topics

No commission meeting next Monday

Because of Barton County commissioners attendance at the Kansas County Commissioners Association conference this Tuesday through Thursday in Wichita, there will be no County Commission meeting this coming Monday. The next agenda meeting will be Monday, May 18.

May 07, 2015 | | Local News

Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education

Charlie's Inside Corner: Sports and rain

The rains came. Those long awaited rains finally came this week but they've played havoc with high school sports in the Golden Belt area. Baseball, golf, softball, track and field and tennis schedules are in shambles. Some of these games/meets/matches simply won't be made up as the school year races towards league, regional and state competition. Still, there are championships being won.

May 07, 2015 | Charles Tabler | Local Sports

Harden has big 4th quarter; Rockets beat Clippers 115-109

HOUSTON (AP) - Stuck on the bench with four fouls for most of the third quarter, James Harden knew he would have to make up for lost time when he got back on the floor.

May 07, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Brady's agent says 'Deflategate' investigation flawed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The NFL was determined to blame Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for deflated footballs in the AFC title game, and the investigation omitted key facts and buried others, Brady's agent said Thursday.

May 07, 2015 | JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports

Kendrys’ blast isn’t enough to sink Indians

KANSAS CITY- Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw seven innings and the offense hammered Royals starter Danny Duffy early en route to a 10-3 victory on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

May 07, 2015 | Jordan Bastian/MLB.com | AP Sports

Wiring your brain for happiness

Springtime always brings a lift to our spirits, but if that isn’t enough to drag you out of the doldrums, keep reading. Even if you’re over-the-moon happy it may be worth your while, since we can never have too much happiness.

May 07, 2015 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Trending Topics

Kids get free lunch in June

The countdown is on for the last day of school. And with the last day of school comes the last day many students will receive free and reduced lunch. This puts the squeeze on already tight wallets, and for some kids, that translates to either poor food choices or no food choices for at least part of the day.

May 07, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Viewpoint

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