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…

It is a treat to eat out at a favorite restaurant or community event. Consumers expect the food to be safe. It is up to the food handlers to p…

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dakkota C. Brown graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

LIEBENTHAL — Many times in the days of our youth, most of our generation heard the words “offer it up” when we had an injury from falling or a…

I want to say thank you so very much to the good Samaritan who paid for my gas at Dillon’s on Hall Street on March 27. I did appreciated your …

This is the ninth article in a series about handling rejection.

If you purchase vaccine for a disease and inject it into your animals, you can rest assured you won’t have to worry about that disease. Right?…

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A new mantra is making the rounds in nutrition and health circles: “Variety, variety, variety.”

Chinese pianist Teng Fu, latest pianist in the FHSU piano festival, was either celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Friday or trying to fill a nea…

This is the eighth in a series about handling rejection.

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…

Sam Bass and his gang were awarded legendary fame while still creating their legend. The largest train robbery in the history of the Union Pac…

I begin this article with a question. Are you familiar with the name Dr. D. James Kennedy? He was a man of considerable reputation both Americ…

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Part two will appear in next Wednesday’s HDN.

Ice. We have been praying for rain, wanting moisture for the fields. Ice is frozen rain, so our prayers have been answered. We forget to be th…

Sunday morning, my wife and I received a phone call just after 5 a.m. We had received one earlier at 1 a.m. Her mother (age 99) was failing ra…

Contemporary Christian Radio station 98.5 The TRUTH is hosting a new Free Friday Family Film at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Celebration Community Church.

Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting a soup luncheon and dessert auction beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2703 Fort in Hays.

Last weekend was the beginning of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, which will conclude with the championship game April 3 at the Universi…

“Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were…

Christianity loves a paradox, and Lent presents the paradox of joyful penance, which was the motif of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis lived a l…

Kicking off Catholic School's Week in Ellis is the annual carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be fun and games for all ages, wi…

“Black Lives Matter” is a dynamic slogan. But some have proposed it should be more comprehensive, such as “All Lives Matter.” The leaders of t…

A few weekends ago, I got to take my son to his first home Seattle Seahawks game. (Go ’Hawks.) It was a playoff game against the Detroit Lions…

Our granddaughter was visiting from sunny Southern California before Christmas. We had frigid temperatures and snow. This was quite the treat …

“See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel, which is translated ‘God is with us.’ ”