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Fluids Important to Manage Heat, Humidity Safely

I guess you could say "The Heat is on!" But after all it is July and County Fairs are in full swing, so what else could we expect? As we complete another week of triple digit heat it seems like the perfect time to remind everyone about the importance of staying hydrated. Drinking at least eight cups of fluid a day is recommended under normal circumstances and more is needed as summer temperatures and humidity rise. Sometimes we forget that 55-75 percent of our body's weight is water; the brain is 70 percent water; blood is 82 percent water ...

July 23, 2016 | Donna Krug, Family & Consumer Science Agent – K-State Research & Extension – Barton County | Local Life


Preserving the Harvest

Wheat harvest has come to an end but home gardens are nearing their peak production. When that happens, I notice an increase in the calls I receive related to safe food preservation practices. I have invited Karen Blakeslee, our Rapid Response Coordinator, at K-State Research & Extension, to bring a hands-on food preservation workshop to Great Bend. The workshop is set for Friday, July 22, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 pm. and it will be held at the Great Bend High School Family & Consumer Science classroom. There is a $15 charge payable to Barton County Extension by Wednesday, the 20th ...

July 16, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Cook's Corner

The poet Lemm Sissay says, "We are our story." It's so simple and yet so true. Each of us is walking around with a story of who we are and how we fit into the world. Although we may not realize it, this story is affecting every decision we make, how we interact with others, what we expect from the world, and what we give to those around us.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Marsh Musings

Harvest is in full tilt going great guns! The yield has been good and the price of wheat is dropping as expected. Hopefully, nobody has used their hail insurance. This is one of the best times to live in Kansas! I cut wheat up here when I was in high school and still remember the cucumbers in cream, the bierocks, the pies and the weather. It has not changed very much.

July 09, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


#BCYPproud

Barton County Young Professionals is a dynamic group. The opportunities to network, to learn from one another, to socialize with one another, and to promote the community are important to the individual and to Barton County. These opportunities are important because those who are willing to dedicate their time now are likely the leaders of tomorrow.

July 09, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


It’s a Long Ride to Clyde

Many of you who know my husband John and me have heard the news that our daughter, son-in-law, and three of our precious grandkids are moving to Clyde, Kansas. An opportunity for Art to advance his career and for our daughter, Kristen, to be a stay-at-home mom, factored into their difficult decision. The move is just about complete, so once our Fair activities are over, they will have time to get settled in before school starts.

July 02, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


The Wetland Explorer

Each year scientists capture and place bands on over a million birds across North America. Several types of bands are used, but the most common ones are small aluminum leg bands which are stamped with a unique number and other information for reporting a band that is found.

June 25, 2016 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local Life


Barton County Young Professionals literacy kits

United Way of Central Kansas is involved with the Barton County Young Professionals to ensure that the community, its agencies and its programs will continue with the next generation of young leaders.

June 25, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Cook’s Library with Patsy

My friend Debbie participated in a community sing-along during a trip to Colorado and fell in love with the idea. She thought it would be a really cool event to replicate.

June 25, 2016 | Patsy Terrell | Local Life


Drink Plenty of Water in this Heat What is the substance that contains zero calories, makes up 60 p

What is the substance that contains zero calories, makes up 60 percent of our body weight and is practically free? The answer is water. Two thirds of our bodies are composed of water, making it the body's most vital nutrient.

June 18, 2016 | Donna Krug, Family & Consumer Science Agent – K-State Research & Extension – Barton County | Local Life


Marsh Musings

The Mississippi Kites are here! These beautiful birds get a lot of bad press and pressure because they are one of the most territorial birds in our area. Their big mistake is that they assume humans are a threat to their nests or kids. They dive bomb people with a lot of energy and actually will touch a hat or someone's hair or scalp when they ride by on a bike or walk in the area. They have a penetrating call when they attack and scare us to death. The game wardens and I get lots of these calls ...

June 11, 2016 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Take Your Kids on a StoryWalk

Summer is here and there is a great opportunity for some fun learning across Barton County. The idea for StoryWalk was shared at an Extension update last August and several of my colleagues in surrounding counties wanted to bring it to this area. A small grant provided funds to purchase the materials for StoryWalk and now we are ready to take it on the road.

June 11, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Sewing

4-H'ers are busy getting their clothing projects ready for the upcoming 2016 Barton County Fair! It is exciting to watch the enthusiasm among the first year seamstresses. Monthly sessions of "Second Saturday Sewing" and a couple of sewing opportunities during spring break have been the catalyst to keep interest in sewing high.

June 04, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Discover “The Language of Flowers”

People have been sending "messages" with flowers for centuries, with each flower species holding a meaning, but what are flowers really telling us? Discover hidden messages and more about flowers during the program, The Language of Flowers, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, from 2 to 3 p.m. on June 19.

June 04, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


The Wetland Explorer: “Wild” stories

During a program the other day, a question that made me pause. "How do you get these owl and hawk mounts if it's illegal to shoot them?" a student asked, after I had told him his family couldn't shoot the great horned owl that was preying on their cats. A valid question.

May 28, 2016 | By Pam Martin KDWPT educator | Local Life


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Model T killed Kansas German dialects

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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


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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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