Dec 02, 2019 1:50 PM

Barton County Sheriff's Booking Activity (11/27 - 12/1)

Posted Dec 02, 2019 1:50 PM

11/27


BOOKED: Christopher Schwartz of Chase on EPD case for domestic criminal damage, bond set in lieu of $500 C/S.


BOOKED: Mercedes Mater on case for a serve sentence.


RELEASED: Christopher Schwartz of Chase on EPD case for domestic criminal damage, posted $500 bond through A-1 Bonding.


RELEASED: Rick Novotny of Great Bend on BCDC case for time served.


RELEASED: Garrett Buckbee on BTDC case for serve sentence.


RELEASED: Brent Bretz of Great Bend posted a $40,000 surety bond through B&K Bail Bonding on BTDC case for violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Ace x3.


11/28


BOOKED: Matthew Grandclair of Hoisington on GBMC case for serve sentence.


RELEASED: Holly Ann Crum on Great Bend Municipal Court case with a bond of $500.


11/29


BOOKED: Miles Jackson on BTDC case for serve sentence.


RELEASED: Dalton Lee Staudinger on BCDC serve sentence.


11/30


BOOKED: Teresa A. Hannaford on Barton County District Court case for aggravated assault with a $10,000 bond.


BOOKED: Melvin Gray of Great Bend on Rush County District Court warrant for interference with LEO, unlawful possession of controlled substance and driving while suspended, bond set at $25,000 C/S. BCDC case for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with a bond set at $50,000 C/S.


RELEASED: Teresa A. Hannaford on BCDC case with a $10,000 surety bond through Ace Bail Bonding.


RELEASED: Mercedes Mater on a serve sentence.


12/1


BOOKED: Jason Hixson of Great Bend on a GBMC warrant for contempt with a bond set at $647.50 cash only and GBMC warrant for contempt with a bond set at $732.50 cash only.


BOOKED: Nicholas Stoss of Great Bend on a GBMC case for DUI, ITOL, failure to report accident with a bond set at $1,000 C/S.


BOOKED: Gilberto Martinez-Sosa of Great Bend on BTDC case for battery DV, bond set at $2,500 C/S.


RELEASED: Matthew Grandclair of Great Bend on a serve sentence after time served.


RELEASED:Miles Jackson of Great Bend on a serve sentence after time served.


RELEASED: Gilberto Martinez-Sosa of Great Bend on BTDC case for battery DV after posting a $2,500 surety bond through Dyn-O-mite.


RELEASED: Nicholas Stoss of Great Bend on a GBMC case for DUI, ITOL, failure to report an accident after posting a $1,000 surety bond through Dyn-O-mite.

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Dec 02, 2019 1:50 PM
Agriculture and Downtime?

The drought monitor shows abnormally dry areas in Western and South Central Kansas expanding with Barton, Stafford, Rice and Pratt Counties still abnormally dry. However, the area of drought is expanding into eastern Stafford County.  The abnormally dry area is continuing to expand into Northwest Kansas. On the plus side the past week included some moisture which helps a bit, especially with seasonal temperatures. The down side is the chaos this weather has played with the holiday weekend. Any soil moisture recharge at the soil surface is a benefit as it not only is needed moisture but helps moderate soil temperatures and helps protects the growing point on the 2020 wheat crop.   


Just in case you are interested, here is the URL for the drought monitor website which is updated every Thursday with data collected the preceding Tuesday (https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/). Now that the 2019 harvest is essentially over and the 2020 wheat crop is in the ground, many non-producers assume farmers have a lot of free time. Let’s take a brief and by no means complete look at what a typical producer may be doing the next month or so.


·        Once harvest is over and spraying done for a while, clean out equipment, conduct any necessary repairs, winterize sprayers and tractors, and prepare for spring field work. An entire column could be devoted to this and other bullet points.


·        Hopefully, continue to prepare records, payments, etc. for filing 2019 taxes. The word hopefully is used since trying to do this by starting now is a herculean task. Even when using an accountant – an operator has a lot to do here.


·        Unless done already, determine as best as possible a marketing plan for crops in the bin. This is as much an art as a science and takes into account many factors from input costs to world export markets.


·        Make sure all necessary reports are filed with the Farm Services Administration and any other necessary governmental agency. This can be a bit of a challenge when dealing with several landlords, insurance claims, and dealing with lending agencies.


·        Looking at input purchases for the 2020 year should likely have already have started. Examining opportunities for purchases at lower prices. Determining varieties and hybrids to purchase.


·        Determining 2020 planting intentions, even though almost five months away. Looking at projected crop values and input costs to divide up acreage by crop is just part of this process. It also includes looking at 2019 yields, problem fields, weed problems, soil test levels, etc.


·        Depending on the year and testing program, take soil test samples (except for sulfur and nitrogen), have them analyzed with results for anticipated crops and yield goals, and then develop a fertilizer/ liming program based on these results.


·        This is also the start of peak meeting season for producers to learn and grow in their knowledge base. Meetings conducted by extension, commodity groups, and industry all serve to aid a producer in making operations as efficient and environmentally safe as possible.


·        Finally, for many, they produce not only crops but have livestock as part of their operation. So they are feeding and watering livestock, monitoring animal health and treating illnesses and injuries, and for many preparing for calving.


Most would agree, producers have a great deal to keep them busy.