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Nature Conservancy acquires iconic land formation

In October 2016, the iconic land formation known as Little Jerusalem became part of The Nature Conservancy's Smoky Valley Ranch in Logan County.

October 08, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Wetland Explorer

Fall is a busy time of year at the wetlands of Central Kansas. Waves of birds migrate through the area, being pushed in by each weather front that comes through. Regular users of Cheyenne Bottoms wait in anticipation of each new wave of birds coming to the area. In particular, hunters are eager to see large flocks of ducks and geese careening through the wetlands as temperatures begin to drop.

October 01, 2016 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local Life

Wetland Explorer

The fall migration is upon us! Teal season was a bit sparse since not very many showed up. It was still warm up north, and the migration hadn't really started. It is cooling down now, so the birds will be coming through with enthusiasm in short order.

October 01, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Celebrate Family Day September 26

Hectic work schedule? Busy with after-school activities? Do outside influences interfere with your family's dinnertime? Mark Monday, Sept. 26, on your calendar and get ready to celebrate Family Day. For the past twelve years the fourth Monday of September has been noted as Family Day, a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce youth substance abuse and other risky behaviors. Research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University consistently finds that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or ...

September 24, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Cook’s Library with Patsy

Our family recently lost my sister-in-law Mattie. Because I was born so late in my parents' lives, my brothers were married with children before I came along, so Mattie has always been part of my life. She was in the family before I was.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

4-H Results from the Kansas State Fair

Barton County 4-H members placed with high ratings at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. In order to advance to the state fair, 4-H members must qualify at the county fair or in some cases in a district contest. In some contests only one member is allowed to represent Barton County and in some divisions all qualifying exhibits are allowed to enter.

September 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Barton County Young Professionsals proud

When I moved back to the Great Bend area (I'm a Claflin kid) in 2011 after living in metro areas for six years, I experienced a bit of culture shock. The rural area pace was enjoyable and the people were friendly, but much was left to be desired in terms of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, avenues for social engagement with other young people and young families, and it was hard to know how to get involved and plugged in from a civic engagement standpoint, even having grown up in the area. Barton County Young Professionals changed that in what ...

September 24, 2016 | Brandon Steinert | Local Life

Don’t Let Medicare Fraud Happen to You

Almost daily the news shares accounts of fraud being committed. From identity theft to scams that target our older population there are some very convincing con artists out there. Don't let your guard down or you may be the next victim.

September 17, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

When the Power Goes Out, Can Food Be Saved?

Continuing the Food Safety theme I started in last weeks' column I want to address a question I receive when the power goes off. "Can the food in my refrigerator and freezer be saved?" Here are some great tips to tuck in a drawer if you need them someday.

September 10, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Quilting/trunk show

A quilting/trunk show by Pat Knoechel will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the at First Presbyterian Church, 24th & Washington, Great Bend. This program is free and open to the public.

September 10, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Marsh Musings

Lake Wilson has been so low for a few years that it was almost impossible to launch a boat. Fishing was difficult due to shallow water and a very irregular bottom. We couldn't access Horse Shoe Bend or any of our favorite spots in the west end. That has now changed! The recent and on-going big rains have dumped LOTS of water into the Saline River and Lake Wilson. We can launch a boat at Elm Creek now-and that hasn't happened for years.

September 10, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

“Notorious Virus” is Theme for National Food Safety Month

September is designated as Food Safety month, so it is a perfect time to share information about a new campaign. National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness of food safety education. Each year, new materials are created to help reinforce proper food safety practices and procedures. This year's theme for National Food Safety Month is "Notorious Virus!" This play on words makes us think about a leading cause of foodborne illness – Norovirus. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis. It spreads easily and is often called the stomach flu. It transmits easily ...

September 03, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Cook’s Library with Patsy

"On Your Marks, Get Set, Bake!" Those words from co-hosts Sue and Mel start every timed contest on the Great British Baking Show. Cooking shows are nothing new – not since Julia Child, anyway. But this one has home cooks as contestants, and they are all incredibly talented but unbelievably humble. They start with 12 contenders and one goes home each week until the three finalists battle it out.

September 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Become a Life-Long Learner

School has started just about everywhere, so kids from pre-school to graduate school are getting used to a new routine. But what about you? Are you a life-long learner? Moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas are never too old to learn something new. I don't mean you have to enroll in a formal class, complete with a syllabus and a final exam. I'm talking about the many classes offered in our community through our Extension offices, 4-H and Youth programs, or recreation centers.

August 27, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Marsh Musings

I have been out of the marsh for 19 days getting a new wheel on my right leg. All is well-thanks for asking!

August 27, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

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Shooting sports

Barton County 4-H members in the archery and small bore rifle participated in shooting sports events at the state level to finish up the 4-H ...

October 22, 2016 | Bernie Unruh | Local Life

Air Quality

Before we turn the calendar to November, I am reminded that October is recognized as Indoor Air Quality Awareness month. Back in August I attended ...

October 22, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Wetland Explorer

When it comes to spooky Halloween tales, sometimes the real life ones can be scarier than any fiction! In the spirit of the season, let ...

October 22, 2016 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator | Local Life

Cook’s Library with Patsy

A Facebook friend recently posted, "I need friends. In person, real time, call me to do things, actually like me, and want to spend time ...

October 22, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Local Life

A Change of Clothes!

The migration is ramping up. There are new birds showing up every day. It seems to me that it is later than usual, but the ...

October 15, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

First Impression Makes Lasting Impression

Nearly every day a first impression is made by someone we come in contact with. The past couple of weeks have provided several of those ...

October 15, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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