Category: Special Focus Sections

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Could a gap year after high school make sense?

by Nathaniel Sillin In some parts of the world, a gap year—a year-long break between high school and college—is the norm. It’s starting to catch on in the U.S. as well. It’s a chance for recent high school graduates to earn money, challenge themselves, explore the world and build their resume while experimenting with different career paths. Those who take […]

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Unruh helps transform campus into a natural work of art

Unruh helps transform campus into a natural work of art

Visitors to Tabor’s gymnasium and student center are greeted with a variety of plants. Yellow flowers, like the rudbeckias pictured, tend to be hardy and grow well in Kansas. The cooler blue colors are usually harder to grow, with the exception of indigo and sweet peas.<p> If Earth is a canvas, landscaping at Tabor College is Tim Unruh’s work of […]

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St. Luke joins ‘healthier hospitals’ in state

St. Luke Hospital & Living Center in Marion is one of 53 Kansas hospitals that has adopted healthier food and beverage options throughout their facility, according to the Kansas Hospital Association. This enhanced access to healthy food aims to positively impact hospital employees, patients and visitors while also helping to establish norms for healthier living for the community they serve. […]

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Understanding the link between salt and health

The news lately is full of articles about salt and health. Everyone seems to be getting either too much salt or not enough. So which is it? <p>Part of the problem is with how we study the connection. Fortunately, researchers on both sides of the issue are starting to agree on how best to proceed and may soon have a […]

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Know fact from fiction about insurance coverage

by Ken Selzer Kansas Commissioner of Insurance Taking the time to read the fine print of health, auto and home insurance policies may not always happen with consumers. But it pays to understand what you’re purchasing so there are no surprises if you ever need to file a claim. Below is a list of nine common insurance misconceptions that may […]

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How to purposefully and successfully transition to a single family income

by Nathaniel Sillin Many parents face the same difficult question when raising a child. Should one of you stay at home while the other works? It’s not a question to take lightly. The decision can have emotional and financial consequences and may have a long-term impact on the stay-at-home parent’s career opportunities. It’s also a question that doesn’t have a […]

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Youths add muscle, enthusiasm to cabin project

Youths add muscle, enthusiasm to cabin project

Zachary Stuchlik, Jack Schneider, Gerald Wiens and Corbin Wheeler secure a log around the joists for the cabin’s loft. The three Marion High School seniors are helping Wiens build a log cabin in western Chase County. Gerald Wiens is logging countless hours building a cabin in western Chase County. As someone who specializes in home remodeling and repair work, Wiens […]

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