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Turfgrasses

Turfgrasses differ in their capacity to grow in shade. Among Kansas turfgrasses, tall fescue is the best adapted to shade though it isn't all that good. Although the fine fescues (i.e., creeping red, chewings, hard and sheep fescues) have better shade tolerance, they lack heat tolerance and typically decline during hot Kansas summers. The warm-season grasses have the poorest shade tolerance, although zoysia does better than Bermuda or buffalo. Where shade is too heavy for fescue, there are other courses of action. The most obvious is to either remove trees, or to prune limbs and thin the tree ...

March 31, 2018 | Rip Winkel | Local Life


Woman's View

Happy and joyous Easter! This day is the most important Christian holiday of the Christian year.

March 31, 2018 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Servsafe Manager National Certification Course

RUSSELL - K-State Research and Extension will host a regional Servsafe Manager Certification Course for food handlers in northwest Kansas from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 11, at the Russell County Fair Building, 702 Fairway Drive in Russell. Neeley Carlson, KRHA, will be the course instructor.

March 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


We might even be obsolete

If the next few years bring changes like we have seen the past 20 years, then I am sunk. Knowledge and technology are changing our lives so quickly that although I am trying, it is a losing battle.

March 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


‘Packets Up’ to prevent accidental poisoning

Doing laundry probably tops the list of the most frequent household tasks, so anything to make the chore easier is certainly welcome. While single-load liquid laundry packets offer lots of ease and convenience, these highly concentrated doses of detergent can be harmful if swallowed or splashed in the eyes of children.

March 24, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life


Historical Society to meet Monday

The Barton County Historical Society will hold a meeting at 730 p.m. Monday at the Barton County Historical Society Museum, just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on US-281. Jason Wagner, the new manager at Cheyenne Bottoms, will talk about this important wetland on the Central Flyway. Wagner is a graduate of Fort Hays State University.

March 24, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


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 of Family and Consumer Sciences, both at the national level and here in Kansas. The goal of Living Well Month is to help people understand the education and information provided by Extension FCS agents to help them "live well."

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 enjoy a walk or bike ride. I also look forward to sharing my passion about healthy eating during March because it is noted as National Nutrition Month. This year's theme is "Go Further with Food" and what better way is there to fuel the fun than with fresh fruits and vegetables?

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 years ago, one of my favorite magazines, Working Mother, had an article titled, "The Parent Report Card." It seemed a bit awkward to ask my adolescent children at the time to grade me and their dad, on 25 different things. Part of the value of the parent report card is that it brings out issues parents may not realize are important.

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 savings status this week as part of America Saves Week.

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


Marsh Musings

Jimmy and Judy New were the best hosts!! My days in their home in Costa Rica were glorious! I was fed, fished, birded and dined in a beautiful place. I will always be grateful!

February 24, 2018 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


With This Ring ... We Plan! Extension resources for weddings

A child's wedding – it's an event many parents dream about and look forward to with great anticipation. The dress, the music, the flowers, the vows, being surrounded by family and friends to celebrate the big day.

February 24, 2018 | Linda K. Beech | 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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