May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. To celebrate, on May 1 Kanza is kicking off a project that provides free, anonymous, quick access to mental health tools through the Facebook page and website, www.kanzamhgc.org.

People of all ages and fitness levels can benefit from interval training, which is simply alternating short bursts of intense activity with lighter activity. In fact, interval training can be better for overall health than slow, sustained exercise.

Narconon New Life Retreat would like to remind families to stay educated on the signs and dangers of drug abuse. Methamphetamines and opioids are on the rise in both rural and city areas. Learn the signs and protect your loved ones from drug abuse and addiction.

Know a Kansas farmer, rancher or forestland owner who goes above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources? Nominate them for the 2021 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award®.

One of the top priorities of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism (KDWPT) is to provide access for hunting opportunities in urban areas and in a state that is 98 percent privately owned that task becomes even more important and difficult.

Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021 must do so by March 15. Producers who have not yet signed a 2021 enrollment contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local USDA F…

MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking respondent feedback for the 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey to collect information on native tallgrass pasture use and practices. The survey is administered through the K-State Land Use Survey Center and will be open through March 31, 2021.

The year 2020 caught most of us by surprise. Normalcy was turned upside down and many of us were left hoping this “new normal” would just be a blip and go away. It didn’t. The Brown County Conservation District did it’s best to continue to provide the best services to our county as we could.

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced her administration’s final COVID-19 distribution order for population groups in Kansas. The vaccine will be administered in five phases, beginning with those most at risk of contracting or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and ending with all Kansan…

Hospitals and health care systems are a powerful economic force in Kansas. The state’s health care sector generated $17.9 billion in income and $31.7 billion in sales, ranking it fifth among all economic sectors in the state. Hospitals were the biggest contributor in the health sector, gener…

Make your meals just a bit more special with homegrown garnishes. You invest time and money growing, purchasing, and preparing quality ingredients. But do not stop there. Add a nutritional and decorative flair as you plate your meal by adding a garnish of homegrown herbs.

Fall is a great time to create new garden beds. Cool, usually drier, fall weather makes it easier to work in the garden and for plants to establish. Plus, the Garden To-do list is often a bit shorter this time of year and you will get a head start on the next growing season.

Fall is here and once again, folks across the nation are focusing on local food for our school districts. October is Farm to School Month which provides a chance for teachers and administrators to inspire and educate students on where their food comes from.

As the seasons change, we adjust our gardening tasks and plantings to match. Animals also make changes this time of year, often changing their eating habits and dining locations. These adjustments can impact your gardens. Reduce the risk of damage by starting in fall to protect your landscap…

Year three for Coach Andrea Keller will feature a roster heavy with seniors and returning varsity experience, after losing just one player, strong contributor Makinley Smith, to graduation. Keller said the team was up and down last year, but found a groove late in the season.

Entering year two leading the Lady Charger volleyball squad, Coach Shelly Smith is looking for contributors. Five of the team’s six starters graduated this summer, leaving room for new faces to play important roles.

The Hiawatha Red Hawk football team will have a different look in 2020. Coach Michael Downard returns for year two, but some key names from recent years have graduated, leaving room for the next wave.

A strong season a year ago with very little attrition should mean big things for the Hiawatha cross country squad in Coach Becky Shamburg’s sixth season running the program. Madison Gilbert was the lone graduating senior among the girls and boys teams, and a handful of young runners will bat…

2020 marks the start of another new phase in Lady Red Hawk tennis, as Coach Kelsey Hubin takes over for her inaugural season at the helm. In Hubin’s debut season, she is graced with five seniors on the roster to help guide the team. “My leaders are my seniors,” says Hubin, “Laurel Madere, Cy…