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I have always appreciated shortcuts in life. If I can find a shortcut, I will take it because time is valuable to me. I take pride in coming up with a shortcut that actually saves me time.

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As farmers are getting the seeds planted, they are looking forward to the harvest, but truth be told everything a farmer does revolves around the harvest. Depending on the crop, there are many things a farmer does to prepare for a harvest that will be a blessing. From harvest to harvest many…

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For $7 US dollars, you can purchase 500 followers on Instagram. For $22, you can buy 1000 Facebook likes. And for $395.67, you can buy 30,000 likes on TikTok. This means you can give the impression that your social media content is really popular. Guaranteed instant delivery!

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U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D., will hold a public town hall from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 at the Morrill Public Library. The public is invited to attend the town hall to learn about federal legislative issues and ask questions of the Senator. The event is open to the press. “I look …

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Stress is not something new in my life or anybody else's, for that matter. The thing about stress is that you never get used to it, or at least I don't.

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Millions of Americans will gather at thousands of locations to pray for our nation on May 6, as they step into the 70th annual observance of the “National Day of Prayer.”

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The monthly meeting of the Willis All-Stars 4-H club was Sunday, April 11. The meeting was called to order at the Horton Christian Church at 6:30 by President Kaden Smith. Rozelyn Mathewson led the pledge. Roll call was answered by “Name a fun thing our club should try.”

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How is it with your soul? Yes, you probably are saying to yourself, “How can Pastor Andrew ask such a question with the state of our society as it is?” This question was the focus of a devotional I read that I want to share with you by Pastor Joseph Yoo, who is associate pastor at First Unit…

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The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Brenna Diller, a high school senior at Hiawatha High School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Diller was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.

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The 2021 Kansas Governor’s Scholar award recognizes the academic top 1% of Kansas’ senior class. Kate Madsen, daughter of Erik and Trish Madsen, is Hiawatha’s Kansas Governor’s Scholar award recipient for 2021.

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The Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club met for its monthly meeting on Sunday, April 11, at the Fairview Community Building. There were 14 members, 7 parents, and 1 leader in attendance. The meeting was called to order by president Jake Rieger. Roll call was done by secretary Avery Baumgartner…

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Since the 2020 Earth Day was canceled last spring, Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel decided to help schools in Brown County with their landscaping wishes. Members Staci Charles, Sue Miller, and Jackie Wenger made calls to local school principals asking what kind of landsc…

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The April 15 Brown County Genealogical Society meeting was opened by President Charles Carr, with 10 members and guests present.

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For the past month I have been engaging with my eye doctor. I’ve had two cataracts removed which isn’t a serious thing in itself. But what goes into this surgery is what baffles me.

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The family of Edwina Reimond wants to thank everyone for their friendship, kindness, words of comfort, and sympathy on the untimely and unexpected passing of Edwina. Your cards, flowers, food, visits, and very generous memorials in her name are truly appreciated. Our love and thanks goes to …

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Growing up, my mom always had jobs for us kids to do around the house. It usually consisted of washing the dishes and taking out the trash. However the most dreaded job that any of us ever got was cleaning the garden.

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Application forms for the Hazel Nelson Scholarship fund are available for the 2021-2022 academic year, reports Citizens State Bank & Trust Company, trustee for the fund. The forms may be obtained from the Trust Department of the bank.

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Did you ever have a week when it felt like something was missing, but you didn’t quite know what it was?

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The late Rance Hixson of Hiawatha held a passionate commitment regarding all the concepts required for membership in Kiwanis International. Fellow members say he was a man of great integrity, honesty, and character. He was well respected in the community and left a strong legacy.

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As I get older, and my goal is to get as old as I can, I begin to realize some of the things I haven’t noticed in my life. You know how it is; things creep up little by little, and then all of a sudden, there it is.

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Emporia State University congratulates more than 800 undergraduates named to the university honor roll and dean’s lists for fall 2020. Students from this area who received honors include:

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What if Jesus had come as the prophets said He would—born of a virgin, anointed as Messiah, wounded for our transgressions and slain as an innocent lamb? Let’s imagine that He fulfilled every prophecy concerning His life and death but failed to rise from the grave in three days as the Script…

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Bethany College has released the Academic Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2020. Students must be enrolled full-time with a semester grade point average of at least 3.50, to qualify. Area students include:

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Between celebrations. We love to wave our palm branches on Palm Sunday. We love to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday; but…there was an awful lot of suffering, of pain, of hatred, between these 2 events.

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I am a student of smileology and have been just about all my life. If you can’t smile at something, it’s not worth thinking about.

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Romans 14:19 (NKJV) Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

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The Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club met for its monthly meeting on Sunday, March 14, at the Fairview St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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The nonrenewable Moore Continuing Success Scholarship is open to all past HHS graduates (of any class other than the current graduating class) who will be a full-time student at an accredited vocational program, college, or university in Fall 2021. Applicants may be enrolling for the first t…

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The Brown County Association of Retired School Personnel met at the Carwell Building in Hiawatha on Monday, March 8, 2021. After a welcome from the president, Betty Robison, members joined together in reciting the salute to the American flag. President Robison thanked Mary Finley Benson for …

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The first in person meeting of 2021 of the Friends of Hospice Volunteers was held on Wednesday, March 10, at the Fisher Center in Hiawatha. Those members in attendance included Charlene Branch, Rosemary Schooler, Dixie Westervelt, Betty Robison and Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie Selland.

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The monthly meeting of the Willis All-Stars 4-H club was held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Horton Christian Church. Before our meeting began, our club members who were singing at the 4-H County Club Days met to practice singing two songs, Sing From Your Heart and God Bless America.

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This week finds us in the very middle of Lent – when we walk the 40-day journey with Jesus in the desert, which will culminate with his death on the Cross, and three days later, his glorious Resurrection. For many people, that desert region is all too familiar. The desert is where we experie…

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I am nowhere to be found when it comes to crafts, remodeling, and just plain fixer-uppers. My carpentry skills are nowhere to be found even though I’ve looked for a long time.