Just because a canned food is made and sold commercially does not mean a home canning process is available for that item. Commercial manufactu…

You’ve done everything right so far — held the jars in hot water, simmered the lids, carefully funneled in the food. Don’t reintroduce the ger…

Tomatoes top the list of popular garden produce and are one of the most commonly canned foods. Tomatoes are on the borderline between low-acid…

“I Can Cook,” a hands-on cooking series, will begin in October at the Center for Health Improvement at Hays Medical Center. At each session, p…

Pressure canning is only as safe as the gauge is accurate. You can follow every canning procedure precisely, but if your canner gauge is inacc…

Canning is a great way to preserve fresh foods. But beware: If done wrong, those canned foods could make your sick.

Hays Medical Center’s Rock Garden Café is participating in the James Beard Blended Burger Project. John Fitzthum, executive chef/food service …

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Tiny tastes can add up to big calories at this tempting time of year. Here are tips for surviving holiday parties:

The holidays are a great time for celebrating. With a little thought and planning, you can enjoy all they have to offer while keeping health a…

This is the seventh article in a series about similarities and differences between men and women.

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Charlotte Rathke, administrator of Locust Grove Village, La Crosse, recently was honored for service on the Leading Age Kansas Board of Direct…

Sometimes it feels like being healthy is just a list of things we shouldn’t do. Don’t eat this, don’t drink that, don’t do this or that. The d…

PLAINVILLE — Local Masons will host a free cancer screening from 9 a.m. to noon June 10 during the Paradise Creek Festival at Paradise Masonic…

This is the sixth article in a series about similarities and differences between men and women.

Kansas Lions attending the annual Lions State Convention will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International by hosting Internat…

LENORA — Nex-Tech is announced its 10 scholarship recipients for the Nex-Tech Scholarship. Each will receive a $1,000 award for excellence in …

This is the fifth article in a series about the similarities and differences between men and women.

May is a great month. It’s a month to celebrate mothers and graduates and a month to honor those who’ve died. School lets out for the summer, …

Five Hays seniors were honored for their service with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs at the monthly in-service meeting M…

For many of us, the week of the late winter storm was a difficult one. Some of my clients in western Kansas were without power for several day…

Let’s go to the library. What do you think of when you hear that statement? I’ve always thought it was a place to check out books to read for …

Each year, our office has a Christmas party. In 2015, that party occurred in early December. My stepfather, Andy, was at the party and comment…

The war was over, most of our boys were coming home, and 1946 was a great year. With the visibility of a bright horizon, optimism was our atti…

March came in and now is on its way out. Did it come like a lion or lamb? I remember that old saying, and many years it did just that — came i…

Recently, I revealed I am going to become a grandparent for the first time. My life was greatly influenced by my grandparents.

When I’m going to be away from home the entire day, I plan ahead, make a check-off list and make sure I take along everything I will need. Las…

Many stories have come out of the Old West about western Kansas cities, with most of them focused on Dodge City due to the popularity of the h…

I planned to run this article this month in celebration of my grandmother’s life. I also wanted it to be a tribute to my mother-in-law, Vena S…

LIEBENTHAL — A small town and crowd gathered to pray along with 4,121 rosary rallies across the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary o…

Fatherhood. It’s an issue that touches us all. No matter who we are, or how we were raised, we all have a father. Some fathers are absent; som…

When does a mere piece of wood bring to mind a king? When it’s a ruler.

At a recent Daughters of Isabella meeting of Isabella Circle No. 254, Patty (Lang) Wolf was chosen as 2017 Daughter of the Year. She will be h…

Starting this weekend, Celebration Community Church is hosting a four-week message series called “A Case For Christ.”

Friedrich Nietzsche said despairingly that God is dead. He also wrote, “The person who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” For those w…

No one escapes trials in life, but admittedly, there are times when it’s harder to walk through them. Recently, I was called some pretty rough…

Nepali Jeewan Rai, project manager for Wycliffe Associates’ Bible translation programs in Nepal, will be the keynote speaker at a Wycliffe ban…

After just attending two funerals during the last week, I doubt the families would call the day they buried their loved ones “good.” So why is…

United Emanuel Lutheran Church, located in Milberger, will celebrate the Easter season with an afternoon worship service conducted entirely in…