5 Questions

Five questions: Flights of honor
June 25, 2013
The Honor Flight system has provided flights to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., for thousands of veterans. James McLaughlin, chairman of the Honor Flight Network, and Mike VanCampen, president of Kansas Honor Flights, offer some information about the program below.
Five questions: Time for sunscreen
June 18, 2013
The official start of summer is a few days away, but the summer weather has been upon us for a few weeks already. Here are some tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website, fda.gov.
Five questions: Thirsty plants
June 11, 2013
Rains of the last two months give hope that the drought of the previous two summers has ended.
Five questions: Pet patrol
June 5, 2013
Crystal Swann Blackdeer of the Leavenworth County Humane Society offers tips if you lose — or find — a pet.
Five questions: Read this summer
May 28, 2013
Soon it will be summertime and library summer reading programs are already in full swing. Barbara Brand, youth services manager at the Johnson County Library, talks about the importance of summer reading.
Five Questions: Road construction safety
May 14, 2013
With warm weather comes road construction, and work sites are popping up everywhere. Kansas Department of Transportation officials encourage all drivers to be alert and drive safely.
Five Questions: Grilling safety
May 10, 2013
As springtime blooms, it’s time to fire up the outdoor grill for tasty barbecue favorites. Douglas County Kansas State Extension Ramily and Consumer Science Agent Susan Johnson offers the following tips to keep food-borne bacterial from ruining the fun.
Five questions: Composting 101
April 11, 2013
Spring is a good time to start a compost bin in your yard for a natural way of fertilizing soil.
5 questions: Made for monarchs
April 2, 2013
Candy Dials is a Leavenworth County master gardener and has been butterfly gardening for five years. She shares tips on how to attract butterflies and provide much-needed habitats.
Five questions: Sale suggestions
March 19, 2013
Cynthia Ewer, editor of organizedhome.com, offers tips in the article “Garage sale tips: Clear clutter with a yard sale.” Here are some of those pointers.
Five questions: It’s gardening time
March 15, 2013
In Kansas, as well as Ireland, planting potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition. The plants don’t know it’s March 17, of course. But Dennis Patton, horticulture agent at the Kansas State University Research and Extension office in Olathe, said the holiday is a good time to start, or at least start thinking about, planting. And according to Patton, increasing numbers are doing just that.
Five questions: Storms still on?
March 7, 2013
That’s definitely a possibility, say officials with the National Weather Service. Kim Qualls, public affairs manager with the Kansas Department of Transportation, addresses the recent snowstorms and what we can expect from the rest of winter.
Five Questions: Putting a fork in it
February 26, 2013
This week’s Five Questions takes a closer look at the history of restaurants. Andrea Broomfield, English professor at Johnson County Community College, offers a precede on her upcoming presentation, “Soldier of the Fork: How Nathaniel Newham-Davis Democraticized Restaurant Dining in Fin de Siecle London.”
Five questions: Tonganoxie Phil
February 5, 2013
Longtime Leavenworth County physician Dr. Phil Stevens also is known as Tonganoxie Phil. Stevens explains how he got the name, which he’s known for each February with Groundhog Day.