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Waiting for nice weather

Our friends who live in Northern Wisconsin just returned to their lake home after spending the winter in Florida.

May 05, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Cranky birds!

There is a new show in town! The Snowy Egrets are here. The first group appeared a couple of weeks ago. The population in our marsh is increasing with the migration. They live year round in Mexico and Florida and the Caribbean. They appear to wander around over the USA. I wonder if the slaughter of these birds for their plumage adorning women's hats in the late 1800s imprinted and scattered the species. They have made a spectacular recovery from that massive hunting pressure. The feathers were sold by the ounce and were more expensive than gold.

April 28, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Extension food handler course provides vital information

It is a treat to eat out at a favorite restaurant or community event. Consumers expect the food to be safe. It is up to the food handlers to provide the safest meal possible.

April 28, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


A Woman’s View

I get mail. I appreciate every comment.

April 28, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Tis the season for the Ash-lilac Borer

Sometime in the next couple of weeks, if not already, the adult ash-lilac borer will be laying eggs on ash trees, lilac bushes and occasionally even privet bushes. The ash-lilac borer (Podosesia syringae) can be a very destructive pest. So much so, that if you have an ash tree on your property, it is recommended to treat it even though the damage may not be noticeable at this time.

April 28, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life


Bridging the Cultural Gap

Growing up in the small town of Washington, Kan., I was unaware of what the word diversity meant. I was always interested in learning about the culture of people from all around our world. Our family hosted an International exchange student from Switzerland and I developed pen-pal relationships with four people from other states and countries. Fast forward 37 years ago when my husband and I, along with our baby girl, moved to Great Bend. I wish I had pictures of the downtown area and 10th street businesses at that time. It would be a huge reminder of how our ...

April 21, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Emergent Literacy: helping children’s development through reading

HAYS - The Cottonwood Extension District, in partnership with the Hays Public Library, will host a free educational program on Emergent Literacy from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Schmidt Gallery at the Hays Public Library, 1205 Main Street, Hays.

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


Starting up a vegetable garden for the first time?

Kansans that are new to vegetable gardening often have a hard time knowing how much of each variety to plant. Kansas State Research and Extension has a publication that might help you out with this problem. The "Vegetable Garden Planting Guide" gives information on how much to plant of each veggie per person along with the average crop-yield expected per 100 feet. Also included is a garden calendar highlighting recommended planting dates and expected harvest dates based on the average of seasonal temperatures. Information on specific crops is detailed including; days to germinate, plants or seeds needed per 10 feet ...

April 21, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life


A Woman’s View

Life can sometimes be summed up in one sentence. "Well, that didn't go as planned."

April 21, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Wetland Explorer

As everyone is aware, our "spring" weather has been come-and-go, at best, so far. As we sit in our climate-controlled houses and complain about both the 80 degree day followed by the 20 degree day, we can only wonder what wildlife must be experiencing out in the elements.

April 21, 2018 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local Life


New Medicare cards coming your way

As the need to ward off scams and identity theft ever increases, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is now required to remove Social Security numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019. The new cards will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) currently used on the Medicare card.

April 14, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


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


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Is it freedom or tyranny?

A familiar quote by Thomas Paine (1737-1809) has been rumbling around in my mind. It begins, "These are the times that try men's souls."

August 13, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Let's talk food preparation

Gardens overflowing with shiny red tomatoes and fresh green beans at the farmer's market remind us that it is time to get the canner ...

August 13, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


A Woman’s View

We gals meet for coffee once a week and we can talk up a storm. We handle at least five subjects at once, often changing ...

August 04, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


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