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A Woman’s View

I recently attended a Farm and Ranch Expo. It was a big show.

April 14, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Marsh Musings

My Canadian buddies are here to continue the wild turkey saga that began several years ago. It is one of my favorite times of the year.

April 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Ten things you can do with your tax refund

According to the IRS, the average tax refund in the United States in 2017 was $2,763. But remember, a tax refund is not a gift or a windfall – it's your own hard-earned money that Uncle Sam has used interest-free for a year. Before you go on a spending spree, think about ways you can use your tax refund to improve your financial situation.

April 07, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


The power of purple

Those of you who know my family are not surprised that we are avid K-State fans, showing our purple pride every chance we get. Besides cheering the sports teams on, I appreciate the connection I have had for nearly 30 years working for K-State Research & Extension. It is exciting to be able to bring research based information to help improve your family's quality of life.

April 07, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Woman's View

I have a nickname at our house. It's the "Burn Queen."

April 07, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Pet costs in the family budget

We gained Pinky the cat back in the summer of 2005 when we visited a family's farm on the 4-H tour. My son and daughter begged me to let them adopt the little white barn kitten with the pale pink ears. Although she technically belonged to my children, she continued to live with me after both kids graduated from high school and left for college. We lost her last year to illness after 12 years as our furry companion.

March 31, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Making over your leftovers

Let's face it, families are busy. When you factor in the number of kids times the number of activities and add in some other unplanned event, preparing a balanced/nutritious meal can feel like a tough assignment. You've heard me say many times that the healthiest place to eat is at home, where the person who is cooking can modify the ingredients in a recipe for the family's taste, and nutrients. One way to ease the hectic schedule is to prepare a double recipe of your family's favorite and then get creative with the leftovers.

March 31, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Marsh Musings

We are springing forward with our clocks. Easter is around the corner. Robins are here and the special ducks- Mergansers, Redheads, Buffleheads and other divers are showing their colors.

March 31, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Sr. Chief Petty Officer Bill J. Hembree retirement ceremony

A retirement ceremony in honor of Senior Chief Petty Officer Bill J. Hembree was held on March 23 at the American Legion in Del City, Okla.

March 31, 2018 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life


Turfgrasses

Turfgrasses differ in their capacity to grow in shade. Among Kansas turfgrasses, tall fescue is the best adapted to shade though it isn't all that good. Although the fine fescues (i.e., creeping red, chewings, hard and sheep fescues) have better shade tolerance, they lack heat tolerance and typically decline during hot Kansas summers. The warm-season grasses have the poorest shade tolerance, although zoysia does better than Bermuda or buffalo. Where shade is too heavy for fescue, there are other courses of action. The most obvious is to either remove trees, or to prune limbs and thin the tree ...

March 31, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life


Woman's View

Happy and joyous Easter! This day is the most important Christian holiday of the Christian year.

March 31, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Servsafe Manager National Certification Course

RUSSELL - K-State Research and Extension will host a regional Servsafe Manager Certification Course for food handlers in northwest Kansas from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 11, at the Russell County Fair Building, 702 Fairway Drive in Russell. Neeley Carlson, KRHA, will be the course instructor.

March 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


We might even be obsolete

If the next few years bring changes like we have seen the past 20 years, then I am sunk. Knowledge and technology are changing our lives so quickly that although I am trying, it is a losing battle.

March 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


‘Packets Up’ to prevent accidental poisoning

Doing laundry probably tops the list of the most frequent household tasks, so anything to make the chore easier is certainly welcome. While single-load liquid laundry packets offer lots of ease and convenience, these highly concentrated doses of detergent can be harmful if swallowed or splashed in the eyes of children.

March 24, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Historical Society to meet Monday

The Barton County Historical Society will hold a meeting at 730 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on US-281. Jason Wagner, the new manager at Cheyenne Bottoms, will talk about this important wetland on the Central Flyway. Wagner is a graduate of Fort Hays State University.

March 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


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Articles by Section - Local Life


Model T killed Kansas German dialects

It was Henry Ford, not Kaiser Bill, who was responsible for the decline of the distinctive German dialects spoken by immigrants and their descendants in ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Promotion announced

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Madison K. Peterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Your summer adventures await at Kansas State Parks

PRATT – Whatever your outdoor interests, you'll find something you enjoy at a Kansas state park this summer. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism ...

May 21, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


The etiquette of thank you notes

The month of May is an especially busy season for gift-giving: graduations, Mother's Day, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and other special occasions. When ...

May 21, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Warm weather makes me 'think about salad'

When the temperature warms up outside our meal planning may include dishes that are lighter and don't heat up the kitchen. Often that means ...

May 14, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Donate Safe and Nutritious Food for National Food Drive

Editor's note: Although Linda Beech is writing here about an event that has already occurred, Great Bend Postmaster Travis Trendel said people who were ...

May 12, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Linda Beech honored at retirement reception

The Cottonwood Extension District invites the public to a retirement reception in honor of Linda Beech as she retires after 39 years of dedicated service ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Marsh Musings

Not THAT Donald - Donald Duck has vacated the premises! As we watch the processes of the great migration, this is the time when ducks leave ...

May 12, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Take Measures To Keep Ticks Off

PRATT - No one likes ticks. They crawl on us, bury their mouth parts in our skin and they suck our blood. What's to like ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Diplodia Tip Blight on Pines

The last couple of weeks I have received a number of calls about pine trees having dead branches and/or an unusual amount of brown ...

May 12, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Help for our children

School is almost out for the year.

May 12, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


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