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Going for purple at the County Fair

I hope you won't mind if I share one more fair story. After working long hours at the Barton County Fair and assisting with a couple events at the Ellis County Fair I had one more County Fair to visit. Our oldest granddaughter, Calyn, joined the Clyde Roadrunners 4-H Club which is located in Cloud County. A visit to their fair activities earlier this week turned out to be a lot of fun.

July 29, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Things turn on a dime!

As most of you know, I have been smitten by this Fitbit thing that makes me walk and exercise in order to meet a goal for the day. It starts over at midnight, and never ends. I have seen the city by moonlight and early sun. A by-product of the process is some weight loss, lower blood pressure, much lower resting heart rate, and a very pompous sense of self-satisfaction and good health. I got to witness my friend Mark do that vicariously when I was working. He is a runner and much more diligent than me, and will probably ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Barton County Fair Fashion Revue

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler J. Jordan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

June 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Cottonwood Extension District begins July 1

It's official! The Cottonwood Extension District has been approved and will begin operating as a district July 1. It's been a whirlwind week getting paperwork together to move forward in making a smooth transition and taking care of business as an Extension District.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life


Naval Academy graduate

Dylan Riordan, son of Frank and Danette Riordan, of Anacortes, Wash., and grandson of Alvin and Elaine Urban of Loretto, recently completed four years of rigorous academic and physical training by graduating on May 26, with a bachelor's degree in general science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. At this ceremony he was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy.

June 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Wetland Explorer

In terms of visiting our local wetlands, we are probably entering the "worst" time of year to visit Cheyenne Bottoms. Granted, "worst" is a relative term. Is there really a bad time to visit Cheyenne Bottoms? No, but after the excitement of spring migration, we have now entered our June Gloom.

June 17, 2017 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local Life


Presentation explores women who fought in Civil War

Great Bend - Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend will host "Women Soldiers of the Civil War," a presentation and discussion by Diane Eickhoff at 7:30 p.m. on June 26, at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village, 85 US Hwy 281, just across the Arkansas River Bridge, south of Great Bend. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Historical Society at 620-793-5125 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

June 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day

I hope that your family takes time to celebrate with dad on his special day. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my own dad. Even though he's been gone nearly 12 years I appreciate the role model he was to our family. A hard working farmer, he was totally outnumbered with a wife and three daughters. He taught us a lot of things and provided the opportunity for us to attend college. He even took the time to be a 4-H community club leader for many years. He was a wonderful caregiver to my ...

June 17, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Another Point of View

Have you ever gone for a walk around town at 5 in the morning? It is a whole different world. I have started doing just that as part of my physical fitness program. I am hooked on this process.

June 17, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Summertime means salad time

I don't know about you but when the weather heats up, a cool salad sounds like a great addition to the menu. While a salad often precedes the main course in restaurants, a salad can also serve as the main course – or the only course. Chefs, dietitians, even bloggers and "foodies" are taking on salads these days, and pushing them in new directions.

June 03, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Marsh Musings

It is that time of the year! Babies of all kinds are on the ground or in the nests getting ready to hit the ground or water. Fawns are here and baby geese and ducks are swimming around. Eagles are already on the move, owls are out, and everyone is busy trying to keep little ones fed.

June 03, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Free summer meals available to children in Bushton and Claflin

Community volunteers along with the Kansas Food Bank will partner together this summer to provide meals for children in Bushton and Claflin as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

May 27, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Set some school holiday rules

Another school year has come to an end, but that does not mean that a family schedule is impossible. Yes, it will be important to give your kids some down time in between their ball practices or swimming lessons. But do make an effort to limit screen time either in front of the TV or any of the other electronic devices that many children are literally glued to.

May 27, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Cook’s Library with Patsy

The first rule of improvisational comedy is to say "yes." The second rule is to add "and." So, no matter what your partner says, you say "yes – and" so you agree and add to the story. This is what moves the story along. Without adding to it, there's nothing happening.

May 20, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


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Just because it seals, doesn’t mean it’s safe!

Whether your interest in home canning is a new kitchen adventure, a continuing hobby or a way to take advantage of seasonal fresh produce, K-State ...

August 05, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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