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‘Freezer Meals’ class answers daily question

"What's for supper?" is the question asked nearly every day. Busy families may want to take note and get registered for a class led by a couple of my Extension colleagues on April 20th. The workshop, "Freezer Meals from the Meat Case" will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Great Bend Recreation Burnside room located at 1214 Stone St.

April 01, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


KDOC staff train to help offenders transition by offering a helping hand to the needy

KDOC staff who work to help offenders transition back to life outside of prison gathered for two days of training in Wichita on March 30 and 31. As part of the training event, the staff assembled prosthetic hands to donate to residents of developing countries who do not have access to prosthetic devices.

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Capt. Ian J. Watkins deployed

Capt Ian J. Watkins, United States Air Force, a Weapons Systems Officer in the B-1 Bomber, and assigned to the 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas, recently deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. The 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is taking over U.S. Pacific Command's operations from the 34th EBS, assigned to Ellsworth AFB, S.D. The B-1s will continue to support USPACOM in conducting routine, strategic deterrence and regional training missions. The B-1 units bring a unique perspective and years of repeated combat and operational experience from ...

April 01, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Cook’s Library with Patsy

"It might have been otherwise" is a line from a poem that reminds me how important it is to appreciate the ordinary. What a miracle it is that we are able to walk and talk and think, much less see and hear. When Jane Kenyon wrote those words she doubtless felt their truth. She died of leukemia shortly after writing "Otherwise." She was 47.

March 25, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Protect children by storing poisons safely

Is your house childproofed? We have a 2-year old grandson who is quick and curious so that means we need to childproof certain areas of our home. Children should be curious, but curiosity can turn dangerous if kids are getting under the kitchen sink or into the medicine cabinet where hazardous chemicals and adult medicines are kept. In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, observed each year during the third full week of March, I want to use my column space today to remind you about storing hazardous materials out of a child's reach.

March 18, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Gray for a Day Programs Set

Think for a moment about what it might be like to have age-related sensory and functional challenges. Many adults in our community face these challenges in their daily routines as they complete simple tasks or participate in leisure or social activities. The program "Gray for a Day" aims to educate participants on what to expect as a person's senses become less sensitive. Participants may experience an "Aha" moment as they think about family members experiencing losses or they may better understand their own changes as they age.

March 11, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Army Spc, Schad deployed overseas

Army Spc. Shastian A. Schad has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.

March 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Put Your Best Fork Forward During National Nutrition Month

March is one of my favorite months for a couple of reasons. I love springs' 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 campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. In addition, National Nutrition Month, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, puts valuable and credible nutrition information at our fingertips.

March 04, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Marsh Musings

We get some odd birds coming through the Bottoms at times. The variations of nature are always interesting and make for some huge discussions in the hunting and birding world.

March 04, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Cook’s Library with Patsy

Some meals leave an impression on us. It may be because of the food, the company or the circumstances.

February 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Marsh Musings

I like to read books. There is an order to books that excludes the repulsive advertisements that have made television so distasteful recently. I wonder if they will ever produce a television that will block advertisements. I think it would sell, but I've never seen an advertisement for such a device.....

February 18, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Wetland Explorer

Feasting and drinking, mobs of robins and cedar waxwings have found our backyard watering station and cedar trees. Watching them interact right outside the window is much more entertaining than television.

February 18, 2017 | Pam Martin, KDWPT Education Specialist | Local Life


Get Out and Exercise

I hope you have made time in your schedule to get out and exercise during the milder days we have had this week. I know I am thrilled to be back riding on the back of our tandem bike as much as the schedule will allow. It was a long four months since our bicycling accident but my arm has healed enough to enjoy short rides and work to get back in shape.

February 18, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Marsh Musings

The weather and Kansas are starting to change. My personal barometer is focused on the migration of birds through the Bottoms. Even though we are barely into February, some things are happening.

February 04, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


February is Kansas Saves Month

I remember as a kid growing up in a conservative Kansas farm family we always paid for our purchases with cash or a check. My first experience with establishing credit was to make three equal payments to the company I bought my new Singer sewing machine from. No interest was added; it was just a way to show my responsibility to pay a bill in full. I still like to wait until I have the money in hand before making a sizable purchase. It just feels right.

February 04, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler J. Jordan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman ...

June 24, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Cottonwood Extension District begins July 1

It's official! The Cottonwood Extension District has been approved and will begin operating as a district July 1. It's been a whirlwind week ...

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life


Wetland Explorer

In terms of visiting our local wetlands, we are probably entering the "worst" time of year to visit Cheyenne Bottoms. Granted, "worst" is a relative ...

June 17, 2017 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local Life


Presentation explores women who fought in Civil War

Great Bend - Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend will host "Women Soldiers of the Civil War," a presentation and discussion by Diane Eickhoff at ...

June 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day

I hope that your family takes time to celebrate with dad on his special day. Not a day goes by that I don't think ...

June 17, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Another Point of View

Have you ever gone for a walk around town at 5 in the morning? It is a whole different world. I have started doing just ...

June 17, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Naval Academy graduate

Dylan Riordan, son of Frank and Danette Riordan, of Anacortes, Wash., and grandson of Alvin and Elaine Urban of Loretto, recently completed four years of ...

June 17, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life


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