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Why duck hunters fail

All duck hunters fail some of the time. Some duck hunters fail a lot of the time. Since I seem to occupy a spot in the "frequent failure" category, I decided to precisely analyze the situation and try to put a few more birds in the sous vide which is my current favorite method of preparing ducks at the perfect temperature with perfect moisture and flavor. It is terrific for deer roast also.

December 30, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Holiday (or anytime) rules for grandparents

I became a grandparent for the first time this summer when Brayden James Terry was born in August. What a delightful new addition to our family! It is heartwarming to see my daughter in her new role as a mother.

December 23, 2017 | Linda K. Beech | Local Life

Join our efforts in 2018

At this time of year, it seems only natural to reflect on the people and programs that made it special. Last week I shared information about the successful formation of our Cottonwood Extension District. Today I want to mention a couple of program successes from 2017 and invite you get involved in an Extension program in the new year.

December 23, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life

A Woman’s View

You'd think by now, we'd have it done,

December 23, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Wetland Explorer

Part of the draw of bird watching is the thrill of finding birds that are not typical for your location. Some years produce more rarities than others. This winter is proving to be a pretty good year.

December 23, 2017 | Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager | Local Life

Become a Master Gardener

Master Gardeners are active in Barton County and are hardworking, dedicated community members that strive to educate and beautify our communities through gardening. From time to time, a few of our Master Gardeners will write up a short column for me. I thought I would share a short piece from Ron Cunningham this week about beautifying your house with a few plants to help add a little color in the winter. Also, don't forget! If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, a class will be starting on Jan. 31, here in Great Bend. Fifteen applicants are needed ...

December 16, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Local Life

On the true meaning of Christmas

Our country, our culture, our world, is crammed full of holidays. The English word "holiday" originally came from the word "holy day" commemorating special events in the Christian calendar year. However, the definition now is "vacation," "leisure time for pleasure," most usually time away from work for that rest or pleasure.

December 16, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Take time for family

Holidays are a great time of yea r to connect with family. It's easy to let schedules get too hectic so make sure you prioritize your family time this year. Recently my husband and I returned from a fun visit with our youngest son, Matt, in Florida. It was great to see him interact with his Extension co-workers and see that he is adjusting to his job, the traffic and warm temperatures. Daily trips to the beach during our visit were amazing.

December 09, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Things we miss from the past

Songs are at it in my head again. The past seems to be surfacing from my long-term memory brain cells.

December 09, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Plan ahead for field care of deer meat

PRATT – Deer hunters have been anxiously awaiting the Kansas firearm deer season, that runs through Dec. 10, making travel plans, organizing gear, scouting hunting areas and sighting in their rifles. While success is never guaranteed, you should also make plans for field care of your deer to ensure you and your family enjoy healthy and delicious venison long after the hunt.

December 02, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Local Life

Everybody hates them!

That's not exactly true. I personally have been a coyote hunter and a coyote protector. In my high school days, I was a reasonably skilled hunter with a pack of greyhounds. My cousins and friends and I chased coyotes on weekends with our dogs. We had a pickup truck with a railroad tie that would run efficiently through barbed wire fences. We always repaired the fence as good or better than it was when we drove through it. We carried wire stretchers and extra wire and took pride in fixing fences before anyone knew we had driven through them ...

December 02, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life

Deck the halls and flock the tree

I have my tree up and decorated. That is no less than a miracle.

December 02, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

Barton County 4-Hers honored

Barton County 4-H members were honored for their accomplishments at the 83rd annual 4-H Achievement Celebration. Molly Kaiser, 4-H Council Secretary and Drew Reisner, Council Treasurer served as the emcees. Hailey Hicks, Council Reporter led the Flag Salute and the 4-H Pledge.

November 16, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Local Life

Holiday Potpourri

The busyness of the holidays will soon be upon us. I know you have heard me say in the past that the focus should be on time spent together with family rather than the stressors of finding the perfect gift or going overboard with decorations and food. We have an Extension program set for noon on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th Street, that may be just what you need to help you put everything into perspective.

November 11, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life

Winter wins survey of the seasons


November 11, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Local Life

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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