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Friend of 4-H Award

Barton County 4-H members are asked to nominate members of the community who have given their time and talent to the 4-H program without any expectation of a reward. The clubs present their nominations at a 4-H Council meeting and all clubs have an equal vote. The 2015 Friends of 4-H are Eddie and Cindy Jurgensen and Loren and Cindy Phillips.

December 13, 2015 | Berny Unruh | Local Life


From gifts to food: Shop for the holidays without blowing your budget

Make that holiday shopping list, and check, check, check it again.

December 13, 2015 | | Local Life


Family time

I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was special and that you were able to spend some unhurried time with your family. We returned home from a trip just before the temperatures dropped and the moisture started. The icy weather conditions made it a bit challenging but we were happy to have our kids and grandkids home at various times throughout the weekend.

December 06, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Pearl Harbor saga

I miss a man I never met. Howard Keniston. He had two sons. He lost two sons. On the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, a day that shall indeed "forever live in infamy."

December 06, 2015 | James F. Burns | Local Life


2015 Extension Appreciation Award

The Barton County Extension Council Appreciation award is presented to an individual or a couple who have given additional support and time to the Extension Council Educational programs. In many cases their hard work and dedication has lightened the load for the Extension Service personnel, in addition to making the Extension Council efforts more effective. The success of Extension programs depends on the unselfish energy of such people who have spent considerable time supporting our endeavors for no monetary rewards.

December 06, 2015 | Berny Unruh | Local Life


Sandzén Gallery Christmas Concert on December 13

Clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Sandzén Gallery in Lindsborg. He will be accompanied by locally raised pianist, Nick Carlson. The concert continues a tradition of area musicians performing at the Gallery during the holiday season. This year's event is a special benefit for the A. Jay Steinberg Music Scholarship, with freewill donations accepted.

December 06, 2015 | | Local Life


Keep the holiday spirit alive with poinsettias

Poinsettias are a popular gift to give and receive this time of year, and a little tender, loving care will keep them looking good for months to come, according to Kansas State University horticulturist Ward Upham.

December 06, 2015 | | Local Life


Holiday foods: Homemade and mail order gifts are welcome

Candy, jellies, cookies and more-some of the best holiday gifts come from our own kitchens, or from the kitchens of local specialty food companies.

November 22, 2015 | | Local Life


New campus garden on Big Creek’s flood plain yields 150 pounds of produce

The totals are in from the new Fort Hays State University campus garden; more than 150 pounds from 17 different crops.

November 15, 2015 | | Local Life


Cooler temperatures mean rodents seeking shelter

When warmer days go away, rats and mice come out to play-inside our homes and other buildings. K-State Research and Extension wildlife specialist Charlie Lee said late fall is the time of year when home and farm owners should prepare for rodents seeking shelter in warmer places, and they should also understand the real damage these pests can do.

November 15, 2015 | | Local Life


Are all yogurts created equal? Not exactly, a nutritionist says

Greek. Probiotic. Live cultures. Heat-treated. The verbiage on yogurt containers can be dizzying. A Kansas State University nutritionist said that while there are differences in the array of yogurts available, most aid digestibility and have other nutritional benefits.

November 01, 2015 | | Local Life


Crockpot meals

Now that cooler weather is settling in, the slow cooker comes out of the cabinets often at our house. It is so nice to come home from a busy day at work and be greeted with the smell of supper ready to serve. It just takes a bit of planning and a few extra minutes in the morning to chop vegetables for a favorite recipe.

November 01, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Hosting Honor Flights was an honor

48 hours of 4-H was designed for 4-H members to choose a project that would make an impact on their community. Over 75 4-H members rallied on Sunday, October 11, to serve a meal and make some money but most importantly they came to help honor the Kansas veterans.

October 25, 2015 | | Local Life


Ground meat safety from pasture to plate

Safety protocols in place during processing and tips for ground meat safety in the home

October 25, 2015 | | Local Life


2016 election

Each fall we begin to plan for next year's extension programs. An important part of that planning is the election of new people to serve on our various Program Development Committees. The Extension Executive Board set Wednesday, October 28, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as the time to vote for the 2016 Extension Council candidates. Come by the Extension Office meeting room at 1800 12th Street to vote.

October 18, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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Cook’s Library with Patsy

Cookbooks are more than just recipes. They are time capsules as well. Looking through old cookbooks tells you that our tastes certainly change over time.

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Marsh Musings

The migration is really exploding at the Bottoms right now! New birds are appearing every day. If you want to see real magic in action ...

April 24, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

On May 2-8, children, families, and communities around the world can re-discover the joys of life beyond the screen. By unplugging from digital entertainment and ...

April 24, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Sterling College’s senior art students open final show April 27

Five Sterling College seniors will exhibit their final body work, Rendered, from 5-7:30 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, April 27. An opening reception will ...

April 24, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Refinish and Restore Family Treasures

Have you uncovered an old trunk or piece of furniture that has been in the family forever that is in need of refinishing? If you ...

April 17, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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