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 second in a series about handling rejection.

Curtis Flax reached 10 years of service with Nex-Tech on Dec. 18. He is the technical services supervisor based in Hays.

I’m not really one who makes New Year’s resolutions, or at least I think that. But in reality, I always say I am going to get better at someth…

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PLAINVILLE — The magnet for Rooks County Health Center’s new MRI & Nuclear Medicine suite arrived Jan. 4. The 4.5 ton magnet, known in the…

Every year, it’s the same list of resolutions, including weight loss, debt reduction, stopping smoking, etc. But for the bargain shopper, ther…

This is the first in a series of articles about handling rejection.

Do you know what the temperature is inside your refrigerator? Do you know what it should be? According to a national survey, less than 60 perc…

This past October, my wife’s family sold the family home in Wichita. Since 1960, they had celebrated every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter …

Here’s to the new year and here’s to Hays, which turns 150 years old in 2017. From the early days of railroad workers, immigrants and Wild Wes…

It’s winter. Days are short, nights are cold; unusually nice afternoon and rain instead of snow. We have three months to wonder what the weath…

Eight Senior Companion volunteers from Ellis, Hays and La Crosse were honored for their service with the program at the Dec. 7 in-service meet…

Christmas is my favorite holiday — since I was a child. It never has been about the gifts, but about the excitement and joy in the air, family…

There is an old advertising axiom that you do not see advertisements for tires in the newspaper until you actually need tires. All of a sudden…

Can you imagine how many turkeys are needed in every grocery store in America at holiday time?

A few years ago, I was contacted by an attorney. “Mom” had died, dividing her property between several children. One of the children (Fred) wa…

Let me depart from my scheduled article on estate planning. I am lucky I have a very good friend who allows me to “hunt” on his land. Actually…

Nola Ochs. Do you remember Nola? She made history in 2007, at the age of 95 she graduated from Fort Hays State University.

As I have related, I took care of my grandmother for approximately 10 years. When I took over, she had lost her brothers, my grandfather and a…

Bob Glassman, Hays, will celebrate his 85th birthday Oct. 27 with a card shower.

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.’ ”

On Saturday, Celebration Community Church will host three Christmas Eve services at 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Westview Church will have Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m. Saturday, 3000 W. 41st, Hays.

Children of all ages are fascinated by the animals in the Nativity scene: the ox and the ass, the sheep and the camels. The essential figures,…

WaKEENEY — The Christmas season can be a painful time for some. It might be the first Christmas after a big life change such as a lost job, a …

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Someone once asked a newly married woman how married life was treating her. “I never knew how happy a woman could be before I married that man…

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Volunteers from Celebration Community Church will be collecting non-perishable food items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at both Dillon’s loca…