Category: Special Focus Sections

Making sense of nutrition labels and sodium

You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many calories per serving, and what amounts of […]

Read more ›

KDHE: West Nile virus in some Kansas mosquitoes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting West Nile virus positive mosquitoes in all four counties where mosquito surveillance is performed, including Sedg­­wick, Shawnee, Reno and Johnson counties. West Nile virus can be spread to people through bites from infected Culex species mosquitoes, but it is not contagious from person to person. Although West Nile virus has been […]

Read more ›

Enhance your home’s safety with fire extinguishers

You check your alarms regularly and practice your family escape plan—but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers—and knowing how to use them—is an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family. “In America, a fire starts in a residential home every 86 seconds—and the rapid protection offered by fire extinguishers […]

Read more ›

Six tips for making your next car an affordable one

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters Looking for an eco-friendly subcompact or the thrills that come with a sports car? Perhaps the practicality of a sedan or a spacious SUV better fits your needs? No matter what type of vehicle is calling your name, planning your purchase can help you save as much money as possible. Consider these six savings […]

Read more ›

Five tips to solve separation anxiety in your pets

With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack of attention due to busy […]

Read more ›

Repair or replace your worn-out cooling system?

Sooner or later, every homeowner will face the same tough decision: Can you repair that malfunctioning system or appliance one more time, or is it finally time to replace it? Summer temperatures can heat up the repair-or-replace debate for homeowners living with an older cooling system. To arrive at an answer, you must weigh numerous factors, including which option is […]

Read more ›
4H/FFA Results (August 10, 2017)

4H/FFA Results (August 10, 2017)

The supreme champion breeding heifer (above) at this year’s Marion County Fair. 4-H BEEF<p>Showmanship<p>Senior, age 14 and older: Devon Gaines (PA) blue; Morgan Gaines (PA) blue; Payton Harms (HH) blue; Emily Meier (GGG) blue/reserve grand champion beef showman, reserve champion senior showman; Madeline Meier (GGG) blue; Elizabeth Meyer (HH) blue; Corin Parmley (HH) blue/grand champion Beef showman, champion senior showman.<p>Intermediate, […]

Read more ›

Open Class Results (August 9, 2017)

BARN QUILT<p>Youth: Grand champion, Malorie Hein. Reserve Grand Champion, Landon Roberts. 1. Malorie Hein, 2. Landon Roberts.<p>Adult: Grand champion, Jamie Peters. 1. Jamie Peters.<p><p>CRAFTS<p>PeeWee: Grand champion, Amily Boden. Reserve grand champion, Case Just. 1. Amily Boden, 2. Case Just, 3. Camdyn Penner. Judges choice: Emma Bartel.<p>Youth: Grand champion, Kathy Hein. Reserve grand champion, Kathy Hein. 1. Kathy Hein, 2. Evan […]

Read more ›

St. Luke receives $100,000 grant for Living Center upgrade

St. Luke Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation in Overland Park. The award will be used to replace the windows at St. Luke Living Center as part of the renovation and expansion project associated with the “Moving Forward Together” campaign. With these grant funds, the campaign has now raised over $832,000 toward its goal of […]

Read more ›
KDHE: Don’t lower your mosquito guard just yet

KDHE: Don’t lower your mosquito guard just yet

The risk of West Nile virus transmission is lower in the spring but rises during the summer months, peaking during July, <p>August and September. Marion County has transitioned from high risk of West Nile virus transmission in early June to low risk, according to the most recent Kansas Department of Health and Environment risk report. West Nile virus is the […]

Read more ›