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Loneliness, isolation as dangerous as obesity, study says

Troy Johnson's dad died last year and now he's worried that his mom, 79, will be lonely. So he and his wife try to visit regularly and he and his brother coordinate their schedules to make sure one can be there for her if the other one is swamped.

April 27, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Trending Topics

Netflix dropping 57 titles and adding 59 in May

ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — Netflix has announced what movies it will add and drop in May, and some notable films show up on both lists.

April 27, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Entertainment

10 things parents wish they knew before becoming a parent

Preparing for parenthood may make you want to spend hours reading books and experts' advice about the best parenting practices.

April 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

This store charges women less than men to fight wage inequality

The products in Elana Schlenker's pop-up shop are hand-crafted by many talented and diverse women, but that's not their only draw. According to Schlenker, women who buy these products will receive a special discount.

April 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

1 out of 7 Americans has this kind of marriage

Interracial marriages are common in the United States. In fact, one in seven new marriages in the U.S. is between interracial or interethnic couples, according to a 2010 report from the Pew Research Center.

April 27, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Book review: 'Terminal' is a stunning conclusion to Virals series about wolf-enhanced teens

"TERMINAL: A Virals Novel," by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs, G.P. Putnam's Sons, $16.99, 432 pages (ages 14 and up)

April 26, 2015 | Mike Whitmer Deseret News | Trending Topics

Universities seek alternatives to expensive textbooks

When Christie Fierro, a communications instructor at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, saw students struggling in her eight-week communications class, she decided to ask them about it.

April 26, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education

Put sleeping babies in cribs, not carriers or car seats, study says

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A new study shows babies are far safer when sleeping in a crib instead of a baby carrier or car seat.

April 26, 2015 | Jarom Moore KSL | Trending Topics

Why college matters more today than 20 years ago

It might be easy to believe these days that a college education simply isn't worth the time, or the money, but new research by The Hamilton Project — an initiative by The Brookings Institution that aims to "inject innovative and pragmatic policy options into the national debate" — paints a different picture.

April 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Trending Topics

Surviving life when you feel you have no calling

In our society a big emphasis is put on certain areas of life. These are things such as being successful in your career, getting married, and having children. When none of these things happen for you, it feels like you missed your calling in life.

April 26, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Trending Topics

Exercise is a 'miracle cure,' but not for obesity

Thirty minutes of moderate exercise, five times a week, is as effective as many prescription drugs for preventing and managing chronic disease, but “physical activity does not promote weight loss,” according to the authors of a recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

April 26, 2015 | Marsha Maxwell Deseret News | Trending Topics

Why we pretend to need God much less than we actually do

It’s easy to shrug off what other people consider divine. We assume that God is unrelated to the everyday things that happen to us. We feel like we’ve got things figured out, life is what it is, and we don’t really need God. So we diminish the importance of building a relationship with him because of some of these reasons:

April 26, 2015 | Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | Trending Topics

A simple way to know that you're with the right person, backed by science

Romantic relationships are complicated sometimes, but research says there really is a simple way to tell if you are with the right person.

April 26, 2015 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Trending Topics

40 things you can do with your spouse to keep your relationship fresh

The next 40 days could be full of fun challenges for you and your spouse that will help you both grow in your marriage — if you're willing to read.

April 26, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending Topics

Action speaks louder than words: How we set examples for our children

I ran my first marathon a week before my youngest daughter turned one. Never in her memory has there been a time when I didn’t dress primarily in spandex, consume copious amounts of gels and energy chews, or spend the dark early hours of a Saturday morning out on a run. It was after one of these long runs that I returned to find Ali, who was three at the time, on her stomach rolling back and forth over a foam roller. When I asked what she was doing she simply said, “Playing mommy.” In her eyes, this is ...

April 26, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living

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Juvenile Justice commissioner to visit BCC

The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will meet with juvenile justice officials at the next BCC board meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Meeting with the trustees will be Kyle Rohr, Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility superintendent; Casey Cloninger, principal of Westside School in Larned; and Curtis Whitten – Juvenile Justice Authority commissioner, Topeka.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Habitat for Humanity seeks weekend volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Barton County has resumed construction on its latest building project at 1906 Hubbard. Volunteers are needed every Saturday until the project is finished, said Rachel Mawhirter.

February 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Patricia M. Steadman Robl

Patricia M. Steadman Robl, 90, died Feb. 13 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries

Thelma M. Steincamp (Langrehr) 1931 - 2012

WICHITA - Thelma M. Steincamp (Langrehr), 81, died Feb. 12 after a long, courageous battle with old age. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother (Ma), sister, aunt, and friend to all. Thelma had a special gift for friendships, a genuine interest in other people and made new friends everywhere she went. She showed a generosity and fortitude that did not waiver, even as her health failed.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries

Valentine's Day royalty

Glen Ehrlich and Jean Wagner were named king and queen at the Great Bend Senior Center's Valentine's Day party on Monday. The party was sponsored by the Great Bend Recreation Commission and the Senior Center.

February 14, 2012 | | Local News

On the Record for Feb. 15, 2012

Barton County Sheriff

February 14, 2012 | | On the Record

Great Bend Rec earns state kudos

Administrators from the Great Bend Recreation Commission received statewide recognition at the Kansas Recreation & Park Association's annual conference, held Jan. 24-27 at Topeka. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick received the Distinguished Recreation Programmer award, and Executive Director Diann Henderson received the Distinguished Professional Award. GBRC Program Coordinator Chris Umphres presented the award to Henderson.

February 14, 2012 | Susan Thacker | News

4 Legs Up offers pro barbecue class

4 Legs Up BBQ will host a barbecue class Feb. 17-18 at the National Guard Armory in Great Bend. Preregistration for the "Art and Science of Competition BBQ" class is required from the business's website, www.4legupbbq.com.

February 14, 2012 | | Business

Rodney D. Gisick 1944 - 2011

BISON - Rodney D. Gisick, 67, died unexpectedly on Dec. 25, 2011. He was born the son of Clarence and Naomi (Reichel) Gisick, on April 28, 1944, in Bison. He was a 1962 graduate of Bison High School, and went on to study music at Bethany College in Lindsborg and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass., where he earned a master's degree in voice performance in 1968. He was an active vocal performer and voice teacher for many years in New England, New York City and elsewhere, teaching at the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College.

February 14, 2012 | | Obituaries

Claflin ICC CYO to host 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Claflin ICC parish CYO is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament beginning at 10 a.m on Feb. 25 at Central Plains High School in Claflin. The entry fee is $40 per team. There will be an 18 and over and a 17 and younger division. Both divisions will consist of a separate male and female bracket. Concessions will be available. Admission to watch is $1. For additional information or to register your team contact Rhiannon Becker at (785) 737-3726 or rbecker@usd112.org.

February 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. Briefs

CPMS “Survivors”

Twenty-six Central Plains Middle School 6-8 grade students earned the title of "Survivor" by surviving the past 50 days of school. To qualify for the 50-Day Survivor Safari reward, students had to have perfect attendance from Nov. 14-Feb. 7 for a total of 50 school days. Students who met this criteria were able to enjoy an afternoon of games and snacks on Feb. 8th. Students were challenged with an obstacle course, played limbo, tug-of-war, and a variety of other games planned by the Renaissance Council. The 50-Day Survivor challenge was implemented by the CPMS Renaissance Council as an incentive to ...

February 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

K of C fish fry

An "All You Can Eat" Fish Fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus hall. The menu will be pollock fish, cole slaw, scalloped potatoes and drinks. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 11, 4 and under free. All proceeds support area charities.

February 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Hoisington Southard Cyclones win MAYB tournament

February 14, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

ROCK CHALK TRIUMPH

MANHATTAN - Guard Tyshawn Taylor of No. 4 Kansas is making a strong push to challenge teammate Thomas Robinson for Big 12 Conference Player of the Year honors.

February 14, 2012 | Mack McClure | College/Professional

Freedom or safety

"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose," according to the queen of the free spirits, the late Janis Joplin.

February 14, 2012 | Chuck Smith | Viewpoint

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