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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

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January 25, 2015 | | Club News

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September 27, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Planning for Pawnee Valley groundbreaking worth the wait

By Jim Misunas

September 27, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News

Work continues on cyber chat policy

For the Unified School District 428's proposed policy governing electronic communications between teachers and students, it was takes three and four at the School Board's luncheon meeting Tuesday.

September 27, 2011 | Dale Hogg | News

Larned Briefs

Larned USD 495 calendar

September 27, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

Larned Police Report

Tuesday, Sept. 27

September 27, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs

U.S. Senator congratulates Pawnee County

By Jim Misunas

September 27, 2011 | | Pawnee Co. News

DAV Meeting

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27, Great Bend will be holding their monthly meeting from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion Post 180, northeast conference room, 1011 Kansas Ave.

September 27, 2011 | | Area Briefs

Lavonne M. Quinn 1932 - 2011

WICHITA - Lavonne M. Quinn, 78, passed away Sep. 24, 2011.

September 27, 2011 | | Obituaries

Now they tell us

Now they tell us.

September 27, 2011 | Tom Purcell | Columnists

China takes on mother’s milk

Scientists at China's Agricultural University in Beijing announced that they had produced human breast milk from genetically modified dairy cows and expect supplies to be available in supermarkets within three years. Employing technology once used to produce the sheep "Dolly," researchers created a herd of 300 modified cows, which yielded milk that was reported as "sweeter" and "stronger" than typical cow milk.

September 27, 2011 | | News of the Weird

Veteran memorial plan accepted by commission

Barton County Commissioners are supporting the choice of the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee for the development of a veterans' memorial in the Golden Belt Memorial Park north of Great Bend, though the design adopted will cost almost $9,000 more than another proposal.

September 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

She says she didn’t quit

A township official did, or did not, resign her position during a disagreement about how the township's business would be conducted, but Monday the Barton County Commission accepted her resignation, as presented to it by the rest of the township government.

September 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Just say NO to cadmium junk

According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, here's the low-down on something called cadmium: "Cadmium is an extremely toxic metal commonly found in industrial workplaces, particularly where any ore is being processed or smelted. Due to its low permissible exposure limit (PEL), overexposures may occur even in situations where trace quantities of cadmium are found in the parent ore or smelter dust. Cadmium is used extensively in electroplating, although the nature of the operation does not generally lead to overexposures. Several deaths from acute exposure have occurred among welders who have unsuspectingly welded ...

September 27, 2011 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

Akings recognized for state honor

More than 30 years of service and the institution of numerous new public health programs recently earned state recognition for a Barton County official.

September 26, 2011 | Chuck Smith | News

Chiefs show improvement, short-lived as it may be

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Leonard Pope cradled the touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Cassel with just less than 5 minutes left in the game, pulling the Kansas City Chiefs within a field goal of the San Diego Chargers in a critical game on the road.

September 26, 2011 | | AP Sports

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