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Cooking under pressure is a popular topic

If you received an electric pressure cooker for Christmas or are thinking about getting one, read on for information about an upcoming program. There is certainly a lot of hype about these appliances that come in a variety of sizes and can be programmed to complete many different functions. The standard size is a 6-quart capacity that can be programmed to be a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, egg cooker, saute', steamer, warmer and even sterilizer.

January 22, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


K-State Extension estate planning workshops scheduled

Most of us work our entire lives providing for our families - food, shelter, values, tradition, and if we are lucky, possibly a family business or farm. While we hope we will be able to pass that heritage on, those very things we treasure - that family business or that land that has been in the family for generations - may not be guaranteed for the next generation unless we do things now to preserve it.

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


A Woman’s View

I cannot help it! It is driving me crazy. It's not going to go away. In fact, I don't want "it" to go away, ever. But, it is such a nuisance.

January 13, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Extension program on Small Steps To Health And Wealth offered

Every New Year, millions of Americans resolve to become healthier (exercise more, lose weight, etc.) and wealthier (increase savings, reduce debt, etc.) Many of us are looking for a way to do BOTH – live healthy lives and also achieve financial security. Almost everyone can do something to improve their health and finances, and both can be improved by small, intentional steps.

January 13, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Workshops on farmers markets planned

As I am writing this column, temperatures are dropping again and snow is predicted. While we need the moisture desperately, it seems a little early to talk about fresh garden produce and farmers' markets. Yet that is exactly what I want to do today. I am happy to share information about a Regional Workshop for Farmers' Market vendors that is just around the corner.

January 13, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Kansas Native Sons and Daughters celebrate 100th anniversary with annual awards banquet

Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas is an organization, for all Kansans, formed to preserve Kansas history, show loyalty to Kansas traditions, encourage the ideals of patriotism in youth, and honor outstanding citizens. Annual Dinner and Awards will be presented on Friday, Jan. 26 and will celebrate the 2018 honorees.

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Marsh Musings

There are lots of white birds in our marsh. Whooping Cranes and pelicans have big white wings with black tips. Gulls and terns are mostly white birds. Great egrets, snowy egrets, and cattle egrets are white birds. Goldeneye, bufflehead, and common merganser ducks have mostly a white appearance. Snow geese are white birds. Hunters and birders identify and know these birds. The uncommon mistake of killing a Whooping Crane is not usually a failed identification but a bird in the sun or in a group of sandhill cranes that was unexpected. Young, over-eager hunters are prone to occasional errors in ...

January 13, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Prepare for severe winter weather

The frigid temperatures last weekend were the first glimpse of winter in northwest Kansas. Should we fool ourselves that the worst is past and we're ready for spring? No! There are still a couple of months of winter yet to come.

January 06, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Time to test for radon

What gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, but is cited as the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? If you guessed radon you are absolutely right. January is noted as Radon Action Awareness Month so it is the perfect time to share up-to-date information on this important topic.

January 06, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Food safety considerations for holiday gifts of food

Gifts of food are some of the most popular holiday items to share with business associates, friends and family members. But, once the holidays are past, how long can the food be safely kept on hand to eat and enjoy?

December 30, 2017 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


New learning opportunities

The New Year is a fantastic time to take advantage of new learning opportunities. K-State Research and Extension has several classes in January and I would like to highlight two this week that are coming up. For help registering, or if you have any questions about them, please contact me.

December 30, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Local Life


Replace resolution with an action plan this year

It is that time of year that many people feel pressured to make a New Year's Resolution to improve their life. Several years ago I wrote an educational fact sheet titled, "Action Plan for Healthy Living." While you may have guessed, the information I shared in the publication emphasized healthy eating choices along with regular physical exercise. Today I want to highlight six additional strategies for achieving a healthy life.

December 30, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Why duck hunters fail

All duck hunters fail some of the time. Some duck hunters fail a lot of the time. Since I seem to occupy a spot in the "frequent failure" category, I decided to precisely analyze the situation and try to put a few more birds in the sous vide which is my current favorite method of preparing ducks at the perfect temperature with perfect moisture and flavor. It is terrific for deer roast also.

December 30, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Holiday (or anytime) rules for grandparents

I became a grandparent for the first time this summer when Brayden James Terry was born in August. What a delightful new addition to our family! It is heartwarming to see my daughter in her new role as a mother.

December 23, 2017 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Join our efforts in 2018

At this time of year, it seems only natural to reflect on the people and programs that made it special. Last week I shared information about the successful formation of our Cottonwood Extension District. Today I want to mention a couple of program successes from 2017 and invite you get involved in an Extension program in the new year.

December 23, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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Thanks and farewell

They say time flies when you're having fun. That certainly seems to be the case as I reflect on these past 6 ½ years as ...

May 26, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Fertilize warm season grasses

For people who have warm season lawns such as buffalograss, zoysia or bermuda, there is less maintenance, especially at the first of the year. Warm ...

May 26, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Local Life


Handling food safely on the road

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! Oh, how we long for the eight letter word every summer, when millions of us eagerly get away from school and work. We take ...

May 26, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life


When two worlds collide

My friend Pat Cale and I have been to Africa several times for bow hunting adventures. Those trips are so memorable - not only from the ...

May 26, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Spousal and Survivor Benefits

May 26, 2018 | AMAC Cerified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens | Local Life


Bagworms have arrived

There has been word that bagworms, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, are emerging from eggs, and the young caterpillars are already out and about feeding on plants. Eventually ...

May 26, 2018 | Rip Winkel | 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


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