Lifestyle

Wed
14
Jun

Watering tips for garden and household plants

By Michelle Buchanan

We all know plants need water, but how much and how often is generally the big question. Some areas have had saturated or near-saturated soils for several weeks now. Gardeners often assume that watering won’t be needed for quite some time as soil moisture levels are very high. Actually, watering may be needed much sooner than you expect.

Excessive rain can drive oxygen out of the soil and literally drown roots. Therefore, as we enter hotter, drier weather, the plants with damaged root systems may be very susceptible to a lack of water. Don’t forget to check your plants for signs of wilting or leaf scorching and water as needed. If irrigation is called for, water deeply and infrequently. Usually once per week is sufficient depending on the weather. Soil should be moist but not waterlogged.

Wed
07
Jun

Ann (Grothusen) Jones celebrating birthday

Wed
07
Jun

Allene Hogan celebrating 91st birthday

Allene Hogan will celebrate her 91st birthday June 20. Her family invites you to shower her with cards.
She is a resident at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, N.D.  If you would like to send a greeting, her address is 3351 87th Ave. SE, Jamestown, N.D., 58401.

Wed
07
Jun

Plan for marriage as much as the wedding

By Jamie Rathbun

The month of June is often referred to as the Month of Marriage.

Let’s spend some time focusing on the truth of marriage and what research shows.

True or False: Living together before marriage is a good way to make sure your relationship is right for marriage — False.

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Wed
07
Jun

Diggin' in the dirt

The Wilson Winners 4-H Club helped spruce up Lions Club Park in Wilson on a recent sunny day. New soil, plants, and mulch were put in three planters in the park. The club received a grant from the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation of $1,200 and members added $800 to complete the project.

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Wed
31
May

Freedom does not come cheap

By Lisa Miller Kijowski

Many view the three-day weekend at the end of May as a great holiday for relaxing and the beginning of summertime.

While it is both of those things, the official reason for Memorial Day is, of course, remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country. From the Revolutionary War and the loss of 4,435 soldiers to WWII, where 291,755 American soldiers perished, we are reminded that the cost of freedom and democracy can be great.

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Wed
24
May

Mary Soukup is appointed to Ellsworth City Council

By Mark Gardner

Ellsworth resident Mary Soukup will replace Ellsworth city council member Holly Fries and finish out her term, which runs through November of 2019. The decision came Monday night as Fries said good-by. She and her family plan to move to Salina.

After seven years on the council, Fries has decided to close one chapter of her life as Soukup begins a new one. Soukup has been in policy making since graduating from Kansas State University, including a stint working in Washington D.C..

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Wed
24
May

Summer camps cultivate life skills

By Michelle Beran

Camping creates memories of fun-filled days. Attending summer camp can be a time for experiencing nature and the outdoors, making new friends, and learning life skills.

Summer camp is more than just a vacation. Campers learn selfconfidence, cooperation with others, and how to live in different communities. Camping teaches life lessons that contribute to children’s adjustment into their adult years.

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Wed
03
May

Is your child ready to stay home alone?

By Jamie Rathbun

Summer is almost here! And the question on the mind of many parents is, “Is my child ready to stay home alone?

Some parents can easily answer no or yes. But for the parents of 9-, 10-, and 11-year olds the answer might not be that easy.

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Wed
26
Apr

FASHION WITH TRADITION

Miss Czech/Slovak Kansas Pageant raised $420 with a fashion show Saturday at the Midland Railroad Hotel in Wilson. Authentic Czech Kro and designer fashions from Ellsworth’s Classy Lady Boutique were modeled by current and past queens.

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