delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:10:30 +0000 Freezing temperatures did little damage to local wheat crop Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Gale Rose
Early Monday morning the temperature dipped to 23 degrees but it didn’t stay there for very long, said Mark Ploger, Pratt County Extension agent.

For damage to occur, the temperature needs to be between 24 degrees to 28 degrees or lower and stay at that temperature [...]]]>
Drone another tool in farmer's shed Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:35:50 +0000 Carol Bronson Rebuilding cattle herds a slow process Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Gale Rose
Now that rain and snow have returned to the area, producers are gradually rebuilding their herds but it’s going to take some time, said Mike Lewis, Pratt Livestock

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Kansas posts largest increase in milk production Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Gale Rose
While the milk industry is growing in Kansas, don’t expect it to impact milk prices at the grocery story. Much of the price of milk is determined though milk exports.

Kansas’ milk production grew 7.3 percent [...]]]>
Cattle numbers rebounding from drought Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:26:31 +0000 Gale Rose
These are good numbers because numbers have been declining for several years from the effects of the drought, said Jason Lamprecht, media representative for National Agricultural Statistics Services.
No plans to retire Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Carol Bronson
How many people stay in the same job that long, W.E. Stewart wonders.

Born and raised on a Kiowa County farm, he farmed for 10 years and worked for the grain co-op office for four years, during the 1940s. He saw an ad for a Fuller Brush [...]]]>
Loans and grants foster local business Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:23:11 +0000 Gale Rose The Pratt County Commissioners renewed their long-term support of Great Plains Development when they renewed their membership during their weekly meeting Tuesday.
The $2,432 fee will keep the skills and talent at Great Plains Development available to help new businesses get started in the neighborhood.
Great Plains packages small business administrative loans to help businesses get [...]]]>
State closes Daylight Donuts shop Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:33:36 +0000 Carol Bronson Both are owned by Nixon S. Em.
Officers seized all [...]]]>
PCC picks florist for Executive-In-Residence Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:00:39 +0000 Moss established The Flower Shoppe in 1977 at 106 South Main St. in Pratt. The shop then moved to 209 East 4th in 1982 and currently is at 201 East 4th.
"Lou Lynne Moss provides an excellent example of a local business owner who promotes their industry by serving in a leadership roles locally, and at [...]]]>
Local business expands into commercial market Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Gale Rose With residential roofing well established, A&R was looking for other areas to grow. With their background in roofing, commercial roofing was an obvious direction to take.
It became part of the A&R business plan [...]]]>
Pratt Internal Medicine Group partners with hospital Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:18:49 +0000 What does this mean for patients and the community?
"We don't expect our patients to see any difference in their care," Dr. Alan Pribil said. "This partnership allows us to concentrate on what we do best – practice [...]]]>
Ag data jeopardized by low survey return, loss of statistician positions Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:28:42 +0000 Gale Rose Kansas State Extension sent out surveys to producers starting back in October. But some producers just pitched the surveys in the trash.
The extension offices wanted the surveys returned by the first of December but they just haven't been getting any back. The poor response may be due to a lack of trust [...]]]>
Snow a positive for wheat crop Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:58:39 +0000 Gale Rose The area got a lot of moisture this year and the wheat crop looks good whether it was the earliest planted or some of the last. The last planting is not as far along but it is still just as resilient.
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