Lifestyle

Wed
22
Feb

Lessons can be hard

By Michelle Beran

‘Learning by Doing’ is the motto of 4-H. Often the most impactful lessons are the hardest to learn. Preparing young people for challenges and learning experiences (often called failures) reminds me of the following story and I share it as a good reminder of life-lessons and how we react to those lessons.

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Wed
22
Feb

DANCIN’ THE NIGHT AWAY

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Daddy/Daughter Dance Feb. 18 at Ellsworth’s American Legion building. The girls were treated to the option of having their hair and makeup done prior to the dance. Around 170 guests attended.

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Wed
15
Feb

Bezemek receives honor

Ludwig ‘Lud’ Bezemek, former Ellsworth resident and longtime community volunteer from El Paso, Texas, was selected by the City of El Paso for the 2016 Outstanding Star on the Mountain award. This award was given for his volunteer service to the community and to the youth of El Paso. Bezemek also received a special recognition medal for his fund raising support of Childhood Cancer Research and the National Alzheimer’s Association.

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Wed
08
Feb

Growing African Violets

By Michelle Buchanan

One houseplant that I have always loved, but never been able to master is the African Violet. One of my horticulture goals for 2017 is to get one to grow, bloom, and stay healthy for the year. Here are some things to think about when growing African Violets:


• Soil Mix and Container.


African violets require a soil mix that is well-drained. Commercially prepared packaged soil mixtures are available for African violets. Excellent plants can be grown in mixtures containing equal parts (by volume) of soil, peat and horticultural-grade perlite. Clay or plastic containers are both satisfactory, but choose a pot with drainage holes.

 

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Wed
01
Feb

Six key strengths make a successful family

By Jamie Rathbun

What is the truth about couples today? How are families doing? Even though the news might indicate otherwise, the best information available indicates, in general, couples and families are doing reasonably well. What makes a successful family? The answer is in the strength of the relationship rather than the structure of the family.

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Wed
25
Jan

Don’t give up in the middle

By Michelle Beran

A basic tenet of 4-H is experiential learning — learning by doing. The learning in 4-H goes far beyond understanding how to measure a cup of flour or wash a calf. The ability to present in front of others, seeing a project through to the end and assembling a set of records are the true lessons of 4-H. While in Denver in mid-January for the National Western Stock Show, I was consistently impressed when meeting 4-H and FFA students by their polite and friendly manner and appropriate attire.

Tue
17
Jan

ECF’s Employees of the 1st Quarter

Warden Marty Sauers announces the Ellsworth Correctional Facility’s Outstanding Employees of the First Quarter for Fiscal Year 2017. They were honored by Gov. Sam Brownback at a reception at the State Capitol Aug. 22, 2016. On Sept. 16, 2016, they were honored at the Employee of the Quarter Ceremony at ECF.
 
Wed
11
Jan

Red Cross faces blood shortage

Two American Red Cross blood drives are planned in the next week in Ellsworth County:
 
• Ellsworth — 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Jan. 18 at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School.
 
• Wilson — 12 noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.
 
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Wed
04
Jan

There’s a lot to “IT”

By Sam Keener

Wed
04
Jan

Ugh ... sick children

By Jamie Rathbun

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