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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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Adult day care is a respite option for senior adults

Adult day care is a respite option for senior adults

Kelly Finley, social services professional at Salem Home, and Venita Schroeder, director of nursing, want caregivers to know adult day care is an option to consider when they need to have someone watch over a loved one for a couple of hours or even longer. hen a young family needs temporary care for a child, resources can be as close […]

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Schrag leaves Bethesda for Bethel College

Eric Schrag has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement for Bethel College, starting July 1. Schrag comes to Bethel from Bethesda Home in Goessel, where he has worked since 2006. He has been the organization’s administrator and CEO since 2012. Schrag is no stranger to Bethel College nor to its office of advancement. He is a 1998 graduate with […]

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Food waste is pouring money down the drain

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters How many times have you gone to pour milk in your coffee, only to see that the date on the carton was yesterday? Some people will instinctively throw it away, but chances are that’s not what the label is intended to convey. It’s likely a marker for when the food might taste its best, […]

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Turn bills into teaching moments for kids

by Nathaniel Sillin Practical Money Matters When you’re a kid, a few dollars can seem like all the money in the world. It can take weeks, sometimes months, to save up your allowance. When you finally decide to spend it, you might realize that $10 or $20 isn’t as much as it seems. As a parent, you can help your […]

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Four quick tips to keep you safe on the road

The warmer weather means longer days, backyard barbecues and weekends away. Before setting out on the open road, make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the journey ahead. Hankook Tire took a look at driving trends and behaviors to identify what drivers do (or forget to do) to keep safe on the road this season. 1. Keep your […]

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Don’t underestimate the value of a lush lawn

When it comes to selling a home, there are many different strategies and most of them focus on the home’s interior. However, what many sellers fail to realize is that it’s the exterior of the home that often makes or breaks a sale. Curb appeal is necessary for that vital first impression. Much of a buyer’s opinion about a property […]

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Goessel grants support meals, health programs

Goessel grants support meals, health programs

Representatives of healthful programs in Goessel hild their GCF grant awards. Pictured from left are: Kim Funk, Tabor Food Pantry coordina­tor; Laura Dailey, Goessel Library director; Susi Shipp, Goessel Elementary After-School Program director; Eric Schrag, Bethesda Home CEO/administrator; and Steve Banman, Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum Board president. Bethesda Home recently received $900 from the Goessel Community Foun­dation Community Seniors […]

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KHA says ‘Celebrate National Hospital Week’

The Kansas Hospital Association invites communities to join area hospitals in celebrating National Hospital Week, May 7-13. This annual observance celebrates hospitals and the men and women who, day in and day out, support the health and wellbeing of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Celebrated since 1921, National Hospital Week is a time dedicated to […]

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Pet owners have options for spaying and neutering

Veterinarians in Harvey and Marion counties continue seeing the benefits of a voucher program that helps pet owners defray the expense of spaying or neutering their animals. Mike Jantz, assistant director at Caring Hands Humane Society in Newton, said the program works through donations. “A resident of Harvey County wanted to help residents who could not get their pet spayed […]

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