Harvest is in full tilt going great guns! The yield has been good and the price of wheat is dropping as expected. Hopefully, nobody has used their hail insurance. This is one of the best times to live in Kansas! I cut wheat up here when I was in high school and still remember the cucumbers in cream, the bierocks, the pies and the weather. It has not changed very much.
The descendents of Henry Brack, John Peter Brack, Johannes Brack and Phillip Brack will hold their reunion on Aug. 7, at the Rush Center Community Center in Rush Center. A potluck dinner will be served at noon. Participants are asked to bring table service and a covered dish. Beverages will be furnished. There will be a short business meeting after the meal.
Dr. Sukchan Lee, Orthopedic Surgeon at HaysMed performed the first direct anterior approach (DAA) hip replacement surgery at HaysMed in June. The surgery offers patients the potential for a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time. Dr. Lee is one of the only physicians in Western Kansas who performs this type of surgery but he will be joined by fellow Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Gulraiz Cheema who will begin offering the procedure this fall.
Leaders from the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and tax preparation community today warned tax preparers that they increasingly are targets of cybercriminals and should take appropriate steps to protect clients from data theft.
As corn and alfalfa crops continue to grow, K-State Research and Extension crop specialists are observing different pests currently in Kansas. Challenges impacting the crops include potato leafhoppers, green cloverworms, fall armyworms and corn rootworms, according to Kansas State University associate professor of entomology and pest management extension specialist Jeff Whitworth.
The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) announced today it will provide $350,000 in grant funds to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) to provide weatherization assistance to low income Kansans. KHRC's Weatherization Assistance Program has helped 576 households so far this year and has a waiting list of others requesting assistance. The KCC grant, funded by the Department of Energy through the federal State Energy Program, will help alleviate the weatherization waiting list.
I have had many calls lately with concern over leaves on trees turning brown at the edges. Much of the time, this is attributed to our erratic weather we have been experiencing lately. I found a short column by Ward Upham, K-State Research and Extension horticulture expert that explains leaf scorch a little more, as well as a few tips to help your tree recover from the damage.
Barton County Young Professionals is a dynamic group. The opportunities to network, to learn from one another, to socialize with one another, and to promote the community are important to the individual and to Barton County. These opportunities are important because those who are willing to dedicate their time now are likely the leaders of tomorrow.
Have you wondered how to make your grocery dollars stretch and enjoy the great fruits and vegetables from the farmers' market? The Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program may be the answer for local seniors.
The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place June 22, in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.
The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on July 12, at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation on the Anderson Creek Wildland Fire in Barber County, a review of Emergency Support Function 10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials from the Barton County Emergency Operations Plan, and reports from members.
A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of high-volume Chinese sorghum buyers was in Kansas this summer as part of a tour aimed at further developing and strengthening relationships between Chinese sorghum buyers and U.S. suppliers. One of their stops was in Lyons.