Registration is now open for the 2017 Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour across the state. The 43rd year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history - a 513-mile ride across the state - begins on Saturday, June 10.
Three people were arrested around 3 a.m. Friday after fleeing from Barton County Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. The vehicular pursuit began near the 200 block of NE 20 Ave. in Great Bend and ended just east of U.S. 281 near NE 80 Road south of Hoisington. At one point during the chase, one of the occupants fired several rounds from the car.
National speaker Katie Koestner, director of the Take Back the Night Foundation, had some straight talk about digital citizenship, bystander intervention and her own inspiring story, Thursday at Barton Community College.
Progress Club was refreshed on January 9, 2017, at the Barton County Extension Office with a program presented by Donna Krug, Extension Agent. Her focus was on "Stay Strong, Stay Healthy", a new exercise class she is teaching.
The St. Joseph-Ellinwood Knights of Columbus Council #1187 donated proceeds from its annual Tootsie Roll drive and Pancake and Sausage Breakfast to area organizations that support individuals with intellectual disabilities. Debbie Reynolds, Executive Director of Sunflower Diversified Services, accepted a check for $432.14. Jim Boehnke, from the Barton County Special Olympics, accepted a check for $864.27.
An important cornerstone of the Kansas Wheat Commission's (KWC) mission is research to enhance Kansas farmers' fields and pocketbooks. KWC does this most visibly with the wheat breeding program at Kansas State University, but many haven't seen or heard of Heartland Plant Innovations (HPI), an organization at the heart of wheat genetics.
February 04, 2017|
By Jordan Hildebrand, Program Assistant
Beef Marketing Group announces the hiring of Anne Burkholder as a member of the BMG Quality Assurance Team, effective Feb. 1. Anne will also work on BMG projects such as sustainability, transportation, and cattle handling.
Several Kansas State University students are getting a boost with their undergraduate research efforts through a spring semester 2017 Research Award or Travel Grant from the university's Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.
With the recent ice storm damage, many people have asked lately about recommendations for trees to plant in our area. I wanted you to know that we have several publications in the Extension office to help you pick the right tree for your landscape, as well as tips for planting, establishing, and keeping your tree healthy for years to come. I found this column in this week's Horticulture Newsletter for K-State research and Extension that shares some information about research that is being conducted on newly planted trees. As always, if you have any questions, or would like some ...