After spending many hours — more than 40 years’ worth — with needle and thread, sewing machine and crochet hook — an area woman decided to use her skill as a seamstress to say “thank you” to U.S. military veterans.
Losing is winning on a personal and leadership level for Hiawatha vocal teacher Sarah Kleopfer, as she continues her weight loss journey for a net loss of 122 pounds.
Fabric used should be high quality 100 percent “shirt-weight” or “quilt-weight” cotton fabric appropriate for adults. While Quilts of Valor do not have to be red, white, and blue, most recipients, given a choice, choose quilts that are patriotic in theme. Patterns and blocks can be of any de…
Firefighter, unicorn trainer, president; kindergartners are full of ideas as to what they want to be when they grow up. Usually those ideas change and became more elaborate, depending on the imagination of the child.
Going gluten-free is more than a lifestyle change or fad for Brenda Elsbury. By the time she realized she suffered from Celiac Disease, she and her family were beginning to think she would never be well again.
A willing-to-work band of Social Media-era volunteers got together last year and began a wide-ranging crusade to make Atchison a better (and better looking) place to live. Spearheading the effort was an enthusiastic community booster, Casey Quinn, and she continues to be a spark plug of what…
There is a lot to be said for taking care of business and taking care of others. Sometimes you are on the receiving end of care and if you are fortunate enough you may be able to be on the giving end at some point in your life.
One lady’s passion of good food for better health, coupled with an immense respect for the Native American culture, is attempting to reinvent the food program for the students at Kickapoo Nation School, in Powhattan.
We asked two local moms where they like to take their kids out to dinner in Atchison. Both admitted that they don’t take their kids out often — since there aren’t a lot of healthy dining options — but they agreed that one restaurant stands out above the rest.
A couple’s honeymoon is their first real chance to relax and unwind after the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. Couples who want to make sure their first getaway as husband and wife goes off without a hitch might want to heed the following advice.
The air in the crowded gym changes in an instant. In one breath, the visiting crowd is coiled on the edge of their seats, poised to explode in jubilation as the winning shot leaves the hand of their All-League center and arcs toward the basket, a shot they have seen her hit a hundred times. …
Nontraditional students aren’t so nontraditional anymore. Roughly 71 percent of all U.S. undergraduates defy the college-student stereotype, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Not every woman cares about what’s hot on the catwalk. Maybe you dress yourself in the morning to look decent — who cares about what’s “in” right now — then you waltz off to work or to drop your kids off at school.
While we are thinking about fall fashion and back-to-school, let’s not forget that it’s still summer! We have another month (at least) of nice, warm weather that is perfect for deck parties and grilling or trips to the lake with friends and family
Wine is definitely not just an Italian or a California thing any longer. With more and more wineries popping up across the Midwest, the locals are finding themselves planning day or weekend trips with spouses or groups of friends to find not only some great wines, but a little education alon…
When you think of Alaska, you think of a huge landmass and picture beautiful mountain scenery, colorful northern lights — nature at its purest. What you probably don’t think of is photographers who bring those images to you.
Looking your best on your wedding day is definitely a high priority on the wedding checklist. Everyone wants to look and feel like a princess when walking down the aisle.
Do you need some help with a children’s sermon? Members of the Effingham Union church may tell you to ask Linda Montgomery, with a small warning and a wink. Beware we don’t know who will show up!
Picking the perfect wedding dress for your big day can be overwhelming for many brides. Some women have had their dream dress picked out since they were five, but for others the amount of options can bring more confusion than clarity. If you’re a bride who is wondering where to start when yo…
In the world of girls’ basketball, Tonya Kramer is the matriarch of Northeast Kansas’ premier family. The Kramer clan boasts not only Tonya, a highly productive guard from the 1985 and 1987 Jefferson County North and four-year starter at Wichita State University, but a trio of young ladies w…