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Cook’s Library with Patsy

The Christmas season is a time when people are often a little extra kind and I love that. I hope we can ease into a season of gentleness as 2016 comes to a close.

December 03, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Local Life

Schridde completes basic training

December 03, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Slow Cooker Season is Here to Stay

Busy families often fall into the trap of preparing convenience foods or going through the drive thru after a hectic day. Especially during the winter months it is nice to come home from a busy day at work and be greeted with the smell of supper ready to serve. If some fresh ideas for freezer ready slow cooker meals are what you are looking for then the upcoming program at the Great Bend Public Library is one you will not want to miss.

November 26, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Wetland Explorer

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism program specialist

November 26, 2016 | Pam Martin | Local Life

Marsh Musings

Thanksgiving this year was very special for us. We had friends of many years appear in Hoisington for the holiday. We have watched the kids grow and go to college and have seen gray appear in our hair. It seems like time flies, but the quality moments are so good as we renew the relationships that they slow the pace. The new babies and the rapid evolution of the older kids still take our breath. New people appear as kids start looking for mates. These offspring are learning so many new things with new technology-it is terrific to see ...

November 26, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Celebrate Your Family

The saying, "A picture is worth 1,000 words" is so true. In the case of our four grandchildren the texts and FaceTime minutes help us manage in between visits. Still nothing compares to actually seeing, hugging and interacting with the kids. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that Nov. 20 through the 26th, is designated as National Family Week.

November 19, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Medicare recipients can review Drug Plan Benefits now

More and more baby boomers are reaching age 65 each year and have an opportunity to apply for Medicare benefits. People under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) are also eligible for Medicare. As a SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) counselor, I can help Medicare recipients take a look at their Part D (Prescription Drug Plan) and hopefully find them a more affordable plan.

November 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Marsh Musings

If my memory is correct, that was/is the logo for the state of New Mexico. I remember thinking that "Land of Enchantment" would be appropriate for lots of places all over the world. I have been very fortunate to have been able to travel to a lot of them-and have some more on my bucket list. I never thought in my younger days that a wet spot in Kansas would be the poster child of my ideas about enchanted places.

November 12, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Veterans honored

Recently, Frank Peirano and Larry Elsasser have worked to repair or replace over 800 Veteran and VFW Auxillary grave markers within the Russell City and Lutheran Cemeteries.

November 05, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Make Safety High Priority for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween's excitement often causes children to forget to be careful. There is no single trick to making the fall holiday a treat, but paying attention to safety details can prevent harm. Trick-or-treaters who rush from house to house may increase their risk of slipping or falling or being involved in a motor vehicle pedestrian accident. Parents can overestimate children's street-crossing skills. Likewise, children sometimes fail to evaluate potential traffic threats, have slower sensory perception and are unable to predict driver behavior.

October 29, 2016 | Donna Krug, Family & Consumer Science Agent – K-State Research & Extension – Barton County | Local Life

Marsh Musings

Since I was about five years old, the fall has absolutely kept me in a state of excitement. My father started taking me with him on his weekly quail hunts at that age. I would walk as far as my skinny legs could go, and he would carry me for as far as he could, and then he would leave me in a dry wash or creek bed (there is no more water in the Texas Panhandle than there is in central Kansas…) and he would make a 30 minute hunt and come back to get me. I always remember ...

October 29, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Cook’s Library with Patsy

A Facebook friend recently posted, "I need friends. In person, real time, call me to do things, actually like me, and want to spend time with me, friends. Anyone else?"

October 22, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Local Life

Shooting sports

Barton County 4-H members in the archery and small bore rifle participated in shooting sports events at the state level to finish up the 4-H year. For the second year in a row, Sam McGinnis placed first overall in the Bowhunter archery class in the senior division and will get an invitation to shoot at National. Colton McPherson placed first as a junior in Barebow in FITA and second in 3D with a second place overall finish.

October 22, 2016 | Bernie Unruh | Local Life

Air Quality

Before we turn the calendar to November, I am reminded that October is recognized as Indoor Air Quality Awareness month. Back in August I attended an update about mold and mildew in the home and I came back quite excited. I know you are thinking I must be crazy to get excited about mold and mildew. However, the information presented that day has prompted me to spend some time this month reminding families just how important it is to breathe clean air.

October 22, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Wetland Explorer

When it comes to spooky Halloween tales, sometimes the real life ones can be scarier than any fiction! In the spirit of the season, let's take a look at some of the real life monsters creeping into our state – invasive species!

October 22, 2016 | Jean Aycock, KWEC Educator | Local Life

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Extension Family and Consumer Sciences helps residents to ‘Live Well’

Raising kids, eating right, spending smart, living well - that's the theme of national Living Well Month being promoted in March by the Extension Association ...

March 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March is one of my favorite months for a couple of reasons. I love Spring's warmer temperatures and the chance to get out and ...

March 17, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

A Woman’s View

So far, I have not witnessed a production that is any better than this.

March 17, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

A Woman’s View

I'm going to say it. Some of you won't agree.

March 12, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Time for the parent report card

If you have kids, you are probably aware that it is the end of another nine weeks and time for report cards. I remember many ...

March 12, 2018 | Donna Krug | Local Life

A Woman’s View

We left town for a few days.

March 06, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

America Saves Week

Over 1,550 organizations across the United States and military-affiliated groups around the world are promoting personal savings and encouraging Americans to focus on their ...

March 05, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


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