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Dodge City High School prints suicide prevention resources on student ID badges

DODGE CITY, Kan. (KWCH)"You're not alone."With recent suicides among young people in Dodge City, faculty and staff at the high school say it the message they want students to know.The high school issued students new ID badges this year.On the back, the message continues, "You have options. Help is a

KWCH.COM - 2018-08-15 23:09:00

Garden City police search for suspects in aggravated battery

The suspect who was allegedly yielding the knife is described as 5’10”, slender build, long black hair which was worn in a ponytail, wearing a white t-shirt, and dark colored pants. The second suspect is described as a 5’08”, average build, wearing a white t-shirt, white hat, and darkcolored shorts.

KWCH.COM - 2018-08-16 11:30:00

17 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Nick Ast

Ast ran five times for 6 yards for the White team in the 2018 spring game and completed 1 of 2 passes for 1 yard. In other words, his probably was the least impressive quarterback performance of the five men who played, but that is pretty much to be expected at his age.


Rozel man appears in Pawnee County court

Larned, Kansas – Christopher Lee Trimble, 54 of Rozel, Kansas, appeared in custody Wednesday afternoon before Pawnee County Magistrate Judge Julie Cowell. Judge Cowell advised the defendant that he faces a six-count complaint, to wit: Aggravated Violation of Offender Registration Act, severity leve

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-08-16 08:33:00

Law enforcement kicks off campaign targeting impaired driving

As part of the campaign, underwritten by the Kansas Department of Transportation, there will be increased law enforcement presence on Kansas roadways looking for and pulling over all motorists who show signs of impaired driving.

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Rolling Plains soil health, conservation field tour set Aug. 29 near Vernon

The Rolling Plains field tour, Practices to Improve Soil Health and Soil/Water Conservation, will be hosted Aug. 29 by Texas A&M AgriLife at Vernon and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 13:00:00

Volunteer effort replaces VFW roof in Dighton

DIGHTON, Kan.One western Kansas VFW is getting a new roof, thanks to a volunteer effort. Two months ago, the VFW building in Dighton was damaged when a hailstorm hit town.Dighton Mayor and Vietnam veteran Doyle Capra says there was a problem because there wasn't insurance on the building. But a roof


High Plains direct slaughter cattle sales report

High Plains weekly weighted average direct slaughter cattle sales for the week ending July 23, totaled 128,312 head selling, compared to 50,357 head a week ago and 116,360 head last year, according to the USDA Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, Missouri.


YMCA names Castoe Aquatics and Dome Program Director

According to CEO Chad Knight, Castoe’s knowledge of the YMCA’s mission and values, and her overall work ethic and positive attitude, were the key factors in the hiring decision.


Garden City Community College working to rebuild trust in search for new leadership

GARDEN CITY, Kan.Garden City Community College has a new acting president after the college's board of trustees last week removed former president Herbert Swender from his position.For now, the college's vice president, Ryan Ruda, is serving as active president as the college mobilizes on its search


Winter Livestock’s ‘King of the Ring’ special sale

The Winter Livestock Auction, Dodge City, Kansas, reported receipts of 6,836 head selling on Aug. 4, compared to 1,012 head a week ago and 4,010 head last year, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kansas.


Genetics combined with management and technology is helping Ogallala farmers make sure every drop of water counts

Iowa State corn geneticist Patrick Schnable and his son, James, a plant biologist at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, are working on developing better varieties of proso millet that can be grown in harsher climates. Patrick Schnable said there has been no modern breeding of proso millet, which ca


Scouting for sunflower insect pests

The three sunflower head infesting insects, namely sunflower head moth, banded moth and seed weevils are currently present in sunflower fields. Recent study field study shows that sunflower head moths and red sunflower seed weevils are more damaging pests of sunflower in Colorado and need a particul


Corn development ahead of last year

For the week ending Aug. 12, there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office ,Kansas. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 11 percent very short, 29 short, 58 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies


Genetics taking corn to new heights

On the harsh High Plains, farmers are seeing the benefits of drought-tolerant corn. But with the growing variable climate, will it be enough?


Palmer Manufacturing to invest $16 million in its Garden City plant, expanding workforce to 200

Palmer Manufacturing and Tank, Inc., a manufacturer of steel and fiberglass tanks and processing equipment for the oil and gas industry, is making a $16 million investment in its manufacturing facility. The plant, which had been acquired in 2013 by Ohio-based Worthington Industries, has been re-acqu


Luke Ritter, 'Sters set records at NBC World Series

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) --Wichita State infielder Luke Ritter led the Santa Barbara Foresters to a 20-12 run-rule win Sunday night over the Dodge City A's in the NBC World Series.The 32 combined runs were the most-ever in any NBC World Series game. The final run came off the bat of Ritter.The 38 hits w


Farmers team with Kansas Water Office, K-State to present Water Technology Field Days

“I’m pleased to see the growing interest in Water Technology Farms across the state,” said Kansas Water Office Director Tracy Streeter. “We continue to see outcomes from these farms suggesting that water use reductions, coupled with irrigation technology adoption and water management improvements ar


Weeds bringing out the 'old iron' for some farmers

Agronomy professor and cropping systems specialist with K-State Research and Extension, John Holman, sees changes ahead as far as using tillage as weed control. He’s heard of farmers—who swore they’d never till again—“dragging old implements out of the tree row.”


Jersey Shore college football player dies after practice

GARDEN CITY, Kansas — A Jersey Shore high school graduate died after football practice Wednesday from what authorities believe might have been a heart attack.Braeden Bradforth was a 2018 graduate of Neptune High School and was playing for Garden City Community College Broncbusters in Kansas. He wasa