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Hosting Honor Flights was an honor

48 hours of 4-H was designed for 4-H members to choose a project that would make an impact on their community. Over 75 4-H members rallied on Sunday, October 11, to serve a meal and make some money but most importantly they came to help honor the Kansas veterans.

October 25, 2015 | | Local Life


Ground meat safety from pasture to plate

Safety protocols in place during processing and tips for ground meat safety in the home

October 25, 2015 | | Local Life


2016 election

Each fall we begin to plan for next year's extension programs. An important part of that planning is the election of new people to serve on our various Program Development Committees. The Extension Executive Board set Wednesday, October 28, from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as the time to vote for the 2016 Extension Council candidates. Come by the Extension Office meeting room at 1800 12th Street to vote.

October 18, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

Many people hope to pass on or transfer some of their special non-titled personal property to family and friends. Non-titled personal property includes items that do not have a title or a legal document indicating ownership, such as furniture, family photographs, fishing gear, tools, and yellow pie plates. All too often, family members involved in transfer decisions fail to learn about each other's perceptions of what would make the transfer process and end result fair. Assumptions can be made that are inaccurate. Misunderstandings and hurt feelings can result.

October 11, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Bridge – the game, gives us respite from the empty nest blues

When our last child packed up and drove away to college, Lori and I needed to find something new to occupy us.

October 11, 2015 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Air quality

October is noted as Indoor Air Quality Awareness month. This is such an important topic so today seems like the perfect time to share some updated information on this subject.

October 04, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


FHSU Music and Theatre Department offers broad range of events

In addition to the major productions from the theatre and Hays Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Hays State University Music and Theatre Department has a busy 2015-2016 season that will feature everything from recitals to band concerts.

October 04, 2015 | | Local Life


Volunteers in Action/RSVP news

Medicare beneficiaries should be aware that open enrollment for Medicare Part D is coming up. Beginning Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, you have the opportunity to examine options available with the private insurance companies that offer prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D for 2016. If you have a computer, there is a great tool on the Medicare website to help. All you do is click on "Drug Coverage (Part D)" then click on "Find health & drug plans" and follow the instructions. You need to have all your prescriptions to enter as your drugs do make a difference. You will ...

September 27, 2015 | | Local Life


4-H to host fundraiser for Honor Flights

When members recite the 4-H pledge, they vow to use their hands for larger service to better their club, their community, their country and their world.

September 27, 2015 | | Local Life


Celebrate Family Day September 28th

The more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. That is a powerful statement supported by more than a decade of research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. It sounds simple enough. Make time each day to eat dinner with your children. As families with growing school agers soon find out, activities and other demands on time make sitting around the dining room table together a bit difficult.

September 20, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Fall Programs Offer Something for Everyone

Today I want to share information about a couple of educational programs I will be hosting during the month ahead. As more folks are nearing the magical age of 65 I find that questions related to Medicare are directed my way. We had a great response to a Medicare Basics program last month and I have a similar program set for Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th Street. Jamie Rathbun, who is the Family & Consumer Science Agent in the Midway Extension District, will share information for those who will be applying for Medicare ...

September 13, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Army Corps of Engineers supports new “Every Kid in a Park” recreation initiative

President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the start of a new initiative to give every child in the United States the chance to explore and learn about America's great outdoors. The Every Kid in a Park initiative will provide all fourth grade students and their families with free admission for a full year to more than 2,000 federally-managed sites nationwide.

September 06, 2015 | | Local Life


Making better bacon—Yes, it’s possible

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, improved bacon could soon be on its way. Bacon is one of the most popular cuts of pork, and finding a way to deliver restaurants and consumers an even better product is the focus of research at Kansas State University.

September 06, 2015 | | Local Life


Correct Hand Washing Keeps Germs from Spreading

It is "Food Safety Awareness Month" and so I want to remind you of the most important way to prevent foodborne illness; WASH YOUR HANDS. At all stages of food preparation and clean-up it is important to keep those hands clean. Next week I will be making my annual visit to Helping Hands pre-school to share the importance of proper hand washing with over 100 three and four year olds. I have access to a Glo-Germ, complete with a black light. After tossing a ball around that has the "magic potion" on it we should be able to see exactly ...

September 06, 2015 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Jumping Jiminy Crickets! Rainy conditions may have boosted Kansas cricket population

First it's the racket of 17-year cicadas. Now Kansans in some areas may be facing an influx of chirping crickets, aided by this year's moisture that favors the insect's survival and development, according to a Kansas State University specialist.

August 30, 2015 | | Local Life


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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 11, 2016 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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