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Cottonwood Extension Youth to celebrate National 4-H Week

For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Cottonwood Extension 4-H will celebrate National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

September 30, 2017 | Bernie Unruh | Local Life


RSVP news

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D is just around the corner. Seniors' mailboxes as well as their voicemails can be come flooded with information from companies wanting them to switch.

September 29, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life


Local Kansas State Fair 4-H results announced

Several Cottonwood Extension District (Barton County) 4-H members placed with high ratings at the Kansas State Fair. In order to advance to the state fair, 4-H members must qualify at the county fair or in some cases in a district contest. Some competitions allow only one member to represent the county and in some divisions all exhibits that qualified with a purple ribbon are allowed to enter.

September 22, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life


Canners Corner

Tomatoes top the list of popular garden produce and commonly canned foods. But, some people still have not heard that when canning tomatoes of any variety, adding an acid is a vital, non-optional safety step, even though this safety protocol has been recommended for nearly 30 years.

September 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Take steps ahead of disaster

Disasters such as the tornadoes that have hit our area have been significant news stories in the past few years. Now, the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in SE Texas and the predicted path of Hurricane Irma in Florida has our attention. Since our youngest son, Matt, made the move to Florida earlier this year to begin his career as a food scientist, we are paying close attention to the affected areas. Earlier this week Matt texted me a picture of an empty grocery store shelf and asked his family members to "please send bread."

September 09, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Marsh Musings

This has always been my favorite time of the year. September opens dove season. We breast them out and wrap them with a little onion, jalapeño and bacon on the grill - it is one of the "rites of passage" into the fall hunting and fishing season. The deer are coming out of velvet, and the fawns are shedding their spotted coats.

September 09, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Russell Community Theater presents ‘The Ghost in the Meadow’

RUSSELL – Russell Community Theater will close the 2017 season with "The Ghost in the Meadow" by Joe Simonelli Oct. 17-21.

August 31, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life


Size does matter!

Those of us that delve into wildlife and sports photography always get questions about our gear. There are so many options at so many levels (do you doubt that Hubble didn't get the best eclipse images on earth-or close to it?)that it even becomes confusing to those of us that know a little bit. Circumstances and finances make some very difficult questions very easy to answer, however.

August 28, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Canners Corner

Welcome to Canner's Corner! Join me for the next eight weeks as we explore the science of home food preservation from K-State Research and Extension.

August 26, 2017 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


ServSafe Training for employees is Sept. 19

Five main reasons people become ill from eating some foods include:

August 26, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


July Marriage and Divorce Filings

Marriage licenses

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Just because it seals, doesn’t mean it’s safe!

Whether your interest in home canning is a new kitchen adventure, a continuing hobby or a way to take advantage of seasonal fresh produce, K-State Research and Extension can help you do it safely.

August 05, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Going for purple at the County Fair

I hope you won't mind if I share one more fair story. After working long hours at the Barton County Fair and assisting with a couple events at the Ellis County Fair I had one more County Fair to visit. Our oldest granddaughter, Calyn, joined the Clyde Roadrunners 4-H Club which is located in Cloud County. A visit to their fair activities earlier this week turned out to be a lot of fun.

July 29, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Things turn on a dime!

As most of you know, I have been smitten by this Fitbit thing that makes me walk and exercise in order to meet a goal for the day. It starts over at midnight, and never ends. I have seen the city by moonlight and early sun. A by-product of the process is some weight loss, lower blood pressure, much lower resting heart rate, and a very pompous sense of self-satisfaction and good health. I got to witness my friend Mark do that vicariously when I was working. He is a runner and much more diligent than me, and will probably ...

July 15, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Barton County Fair Fashion Revue

July 08, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


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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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