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June 7, 2018
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Halstead Woman's Cookbooks Have National Acclaim

Posted 6/7/2018

THE three volumes of cookbooks written by JoLe Hudson of Halstead and Jan Bertoglio sold more than 100,00 copies since volume one was first published in 1985.THE three volumes of cookbooks written by JoLe Hudson of Halstead and Jan Bertoglio sold more than 100,00 copies since volume one was first published in 1985.By Pilar Martin

HALSTEAD—JoLe Hudson of Halstead has always loved to cook. She began collecting recipes when she was in high school in Wellington. Around that time she met a dear friend, Jan Bertoglio, who still remains her friend and cooking partner for the past 60 years. Their families would spend holidays and other occasions together.

Both Hudson and Bertoglio loved to cook and did a lot of it together. They both collected their favorite recipes from friends and family. The two friends always tossed the idea of writing their own cookbook, but they lived far apart. Hudson had moved to Kansas City and Bertoglio moved to Medicine Lodge, where she still lives.

In the early 1980s, Hudson’s father ended up in the hospital. Bertoglio came to visit and the two decided to go ahead and try to put a cookbook together.

“Our first real planning started in the waiting room of the hospital,” Hudson said. 

The first section of the cookbook was appetizers. The two looked over each other’s recipes and started the process of selecting the recipes that would go into the cookbook.

After that, the two met weekly at a restaurant in Harper because  the location was half-way for both of then. In a back corner booth of that restaurant, the cookbook came together, one chapter at a time. Each week, the two would meet, each lunch, and then complete another section of the cookbook during a three-hour meeting.

In the beginning, the pair thought the cookbook was maybe become something friends and family would enjoy and be able to be passed down through generations.

It would take them three years of those weekly meetings to get the first cookbook together.

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Patrick Porch May Have Lifted Up Someone Famous

Posted 6/7/2018

By Jared JanzenHALSTEAD native Patrick Porch, second from left, had a chance encounter in Manhattan with a woman said to be Lady Gaga (being held) on May 27.HALSTEAD native Patrick Porch, second from left, had a chance encounter in Manhattan with a woman said to be Lady Gaga (being held) on May 27.

HALSTEAD—Halstead native Patrick Porch believes he had a brush with fame recently while in Manhattan, New York.

Porch, who is finishing his first year at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, was in full uniform with several friends in downtown Manhattan on May 27 during Fleet Week. According to Porch’s mother, Marla, he and his friends were waiting outside a building for their ride when a couple men approached them and asked if they’d pose for a photo with a woman.

The agreed and took a photo holding a woman, with two other women posing with them.

“They did a mini photoshoot with her and her sidekicks,” Marla said.

The boys had no idea who they were taking a photo with until their ride arrived and their Uber driver asked them if they knew who it was. He told them it was pop singer Lady Gaga.

Marla said her son and his friends had been very surprised to hear this. They had been getting lots of photo requests from tourists during their weeklong break from school.

In the photo, the woman said to be Lady Gaga is wearing Porch’s hat. A copy of the photo was sent to one of Porch’s friends by one of the people there.

Porch will be taking final exams in the coming weeks and will then return home for several weeks on June 17. After that, he’ll have a trimester of classes, four months at sea, another trimester of classes, and then a full year at sea.

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Sedgwick Community Garden Grows Into LLC

Posted 6/7/2018

NINE families are using 14 plots in the Sedgwick Community Garden.NINE families are using 14 plots in the Sedgwick Community Garden.By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK—At Monday night’s regular city council meeting, the Sedgwick Community Garden got a big boost from council. After a presentation by the garden’s founder Rebekah Morse, council voted to donate enough funds so the garden could file a LLC.

Morse originally came before council some months ago asking permission to start the garden on city-owned property by the east water tower.  Permission was granted and the garden has been successful. Morse told council that 20 plots were set out, 14 of which have been leased and planted. The garden group has to pay the city for water used. They have formed a board and either an LLC or 501C3 was the next step. The LLC is the least expensive way for the group to move forward.

Council member Kirby Stucky was the first to suggest the city pay for the LLC funding. “I never thought it would work, and I think it’s great that it has really taken off,” Stucky said.
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