Copeland man reappointed to board
Jay Garetson, Copeland, has been reappointed to a four-year term on the Kansas State Board of Agriculture by Gov. Sam Brownback. Garetson, a fourth-generation family farmer, is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in agriculture economics.
The Kansas State Board of Agriculture is composed of nine members appointed by the governor. One member is appointed from each congressional district and the remaining members are appointed at large.
Sons of Legion to have monthly calf fry
The Sons of the American Legion will have its monthly calf fry dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 405 S. Main St.
The menu will include calf fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, salads, dessert, iced tea and coffee. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children age 8 to 13 and free for those younger than 7 with a parent.
The dinner is open to the public.
Researchers: Drop the encouragement
MANHATTAN (AP) — If you want your workout buddy to improve, keep your mouth shut.
That's the advice from researchers at Kansas State University and Michigan State University.
Assistant Kansas State kinesiology professor Brandon Irwin said in a news release that the initial hunch was that encouragement would be motivating. But the researchers found it had almost the opposite effect.
In the study, subjects were told they would be exercising with a partner, although the partner was a looped video recording.
Researchers found that people exercised the longest when working out with a partner who was better and wasn't verbally encouraging. Irwin says the encouragement may have been perceived as condescending.
The findings are being published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Funding came from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Army team verifying Fort Riley cemetery
FORT RILEY (AP) — An Army team is inspecting the cemetery at Fort Riley to verify that all service members buried there are properly identified and commemorated.
The work is part of the Army's initiative to make proper accounting of 27 cemeteries at 17 sites nationwide by June 30. Nearly 40,000 graves will be reviewed in all.
The work at Fort Riley began last week.
The Army team is photographing all grave markers and linking them to a web-based system to help families and visitors locate the graves.
The secretary of the Army issued a directive in 2011 to account for all service members buried at military cemeteries. That order followed the discovery of irregularities at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.