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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

Brrrr..

November 11, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Marsh Musings

They are migrating as we speak. They appear in bunches and groups of varying numbers. They glide in on huge white wings with black tips. They have been confused with pelicans which also have huge white wings with black tips. Snow geese also have white wings with black tips. The long neck of the cranes separates it from the small snow goose and the pelican with the big mouth. Their legs stream out behind them in flight. Sandhill Cranes are similar in size and shape and flight - but they are gray birds. The Whoopers are moving from summer quarters in ...

November 06, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Ho, ho, ho! Let the holidays begin

The holiday season has begun. You may not be ready. Doesn't matter. We are marching like lemmings to the slaughter. The ship is sailing and we are on it.

November 06, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Ho ho ho! Let the holidays begin

The holiday season has begun. You may not be ready. Doesn't matter. We are marching like lemmings to the slaughter. The ship is sailing and we are on it.

November 04, 2017 | Judi Tabler | Local Life


Cottonwood Extension District welcomes new horticulture agent

Four months after forming the Cottonwood Extension District which includes Ellis and Barton Counties, we are happy to announce that Thomas "Rip" Winkel will be joining our team. Rip's bachelor's degree in horticulture is from Texas A & M and his masters' degree is through Colorado State University. He has had some unique experiences studying abroad as he pursued his masters' degree while serving in the Peace Corps in Equador.

November 04, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


There are new guys in town!

There is always something happening when you deal with dogs. I have previously introduced you to Queen Smoochy, her brother Blitz, and sister Bliss. They have had the best lives that Keith and Duane and I could provide. They have slept in our vehicles and homes. They have retrieved hundreds of birds. They have eaten a few birds and deer poop (I've never understood that fascination) and chased a few rabbits and pack rats. They have patiently sat on ice or in cold water quivering with anticipation of retrieving another duck or goose and giving us "the eye" when ...

October 21, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Wetland Explorer

I almost missed it – as the Kansas Wetlands Education Center enjoyed our usual busy start to fall, we hosted USD 428's sixth graders for a series of field trips. I stood under a mulberry tree on our nature trail, passing around the discarded husk of an immature cicada. As I described the incredible process these creatures go through to transform into adults (some species spends 17 years underground!), a student pointed towards the tree and asked, "Like that?" The whole class followed the gesture, and there it was at the base of the tree - a young cicada struggling to ...

October 14, 2017 | BY JEAN AYCOCK KWEC Educator | Local Life


Marsh Musings

Snipe season is open. Very few people hunt snipe. When we were kids, we tricked our friends (and others) into night-time snipe hunts with rituals, lights, and a fantastic opportunity to abandon gullible newbies in strange places. It only worked once per individual. Our fun ended when a city kid stepped off a steep edge of the creek in the dark and broke his collar bone. He happened to be my cousin and my father failed to see the humor in that situation. It is still a bit funny to me today and whatever punishment I received is no longer ...

October 07, 2017 | Dr. Dan Witt | Local Life


Sample some fun, funky foods

Each year more than 20,000 new foods arrive on grocery store and convenience store shelves, according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Of these foods, one quarter are candies, gum and snack foods. Beverages make up another 20 percent. That leaves more than 10,000 new foods or varieties of existing foods added to market. Next time you are in the grocery store, take a few minutes to look around at all the new foods on the shelves.

October 07, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


Be more aware of your indoor air!

What are you breathing? It is a good question to ask ourselves. All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. The good news is indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about.

September 30, 2017 | Donna Krug | Local Life


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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


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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