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If there’s anybody that can be conned, it’s Yours Truly. It’s not so much that I’m stupid; I’m just naïve. I believe when somebody says something, they mean exactly what they say.

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Did you ever lose something? Maybe we should call it misplaced that sounds a little better.

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Fifty years ago, I was a teenager. Boy, do I miss those Days of Yore. It’s not that I would like to relive them, but I was a much different person back then.

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In my last guest editorial in this paper, I made it clear that I firmly believed that President Donald Trump would remain in office for a second, consecutive term. I reasoned that God would weigh in and stop the leader of the one and only political party in our country which pushes hard for …

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There is a saying “into every life a little rain must fall,” but what if you are swamped with a deluge? What if the rain falls and fails, and the mud is so deep that you feel stuck in it or even worse, being pulled under by it? It is very natural to wonder why God is allowing this.

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Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (NKJV)

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The Hiawatha Lady Red Hawk basketball team opened play in the Girls Classic Tournament opener on Tuesday night, and found themselves in a knockdown, drag out battle with the Jackson Heights Cobras.

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The Horton Chargers have been stuck at home this week with winter weather covering the region, but the squads each got in one more contest last Wednesday before their extended layoff, with the girls traveling to Jackson Heights and the boys visiting Valley Falls.

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We had a long, hard week with problems and difficulties that took time to solve, if they even were solved. It is quite interesting to me that when I solve one problem, two other problems appear. I think they’re all waiting in line.

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I confess, I haven’t been sleeping well. Tuesday evening, I drank a cup of herbal tea before bed, thinking that it would help me to fall asleep. The tea contained chamomile, dandelion and ginger.

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The Hiawatha School Board met with representatives from Beynon Track at Monday night’s meeting and came to a resolution concerning bubbles that have developed on the new high school track.

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance Jan. 6 allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

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As we close 2020 we have become stronger in our faith despite these dark and troubled days. Many have come together assisting others with innumerable support and they show the caring heart of this country.

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Before Jesus left the earth 2,000 years ago, He knew that His disciples would need to perpetuate the ministries that He had begun while He was on earth.

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First Baptist: The First Baptist Church of Hiawatha is planning a virtual Christmas Eve service. Families who signed up will receive a “Christmas Eve in a Box” to accompany the church’s virtual services, which will be available on the FBC online platform – website, church app, YouTube and Fa…

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Anna Rogers knows very well what Christmas is like in the Ukraine and Karen Kress knows how it’s celebrated in the Caribbean. Both are Horton residents now, but they are just two of a number of local people who began their lives in another country. Both will share Christmas customs in the la…

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Peace is a wonderful thing, but I submit to you that genuine peace is not a product of this world. Genuine peace is a product of God and is evidenced in the Fruit of the Spirit as listed in Galatians chapter five. Peace, according to worldly thinking, is an absence of conflict or trouble. Th…

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There will be high school sports in the state of Kansas in December, according to a vote by the Kansas High School Activities Association Board of Directors Tuesday afternoon.

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“Tis old yet ever new,” begins the refrain of a hymn about the history of salvation by William A. Williams. “Tis old yet ever new” also sums up the American feast of Thanksgiving which we will be celebrating this coming week. In origin almost four centuries old, it is the story of families c…

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The Kansas high school football state title picture is starting to form clearly over past few weeks, and a few local teams are left on the state radar.

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The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) Executive Board unanimously approved a proposal Wednesday that would delay Winter Activity competitions to Jan. 15. The proposal will be voted on Tuesday in the special Board of Director Meeting.

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Quite frankly, I am not sure where to start. The most important message I want you to take away from this letter is to understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. I do appreciate the leadership of the Brown County commissioners and the City of Hiawatha Commission to implement a mask…

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After 42 years of leading Benedictine College football, legendary coach Larry Wilcox announced Tuesday to his team and his coaching staff that he will be retiring at the end of the 2020 football season.

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Thanksgiving is less than a week away which means we all have been probably thinking about the things of which we are thankful.

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“Awaken Horton: Pray with the Full Armor of God” is the third in a sequence of 48-hour weekends of prayer and fasting to intercede for the community and nation.

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The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1201 Central in Horton, will celebrate its 43rd church anniversary and Pastor Tom and Viki Stone’s 43rd year of ministry on Sunday, October 11.

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Horton and Hiawatha will be among thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to stand up for the unborn on Sunday, Oct. 4 by forming a Life Chain — a prayerful, peaceful, non-political show of support for those who have no voice.

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When you look into the mirror, what do you see? How do you feel about yourself? Do you have a good self-image or a bad one? How about your self-esteem? How you see yourself will have an impact on your life in Christ; if you don’t like who you are for any reason you will not believe for anyth…

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The regular meeting of the Zion Lutheran LWML was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. President Lela Middendorf called the meeting to order with 6 members present.

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Ever seen these guys walking around in white shirts and ties all day? Maybe they have knocked on your door or said hi to you in the street. Maybe you have wondered why they each seem to have the first name of Elder.

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A man’s heart directs his way: but the LORD DIRECTETH HIS STEPS — Proverbs 16:9

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If you read this article regularly, you may remember Assumptions, Part 1. Well here is the highly unanticipated part 2. Please know that what follows are my own opinions and do not necessarily reflect any beliefs and opinions held by FBC or its constituents.

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Local churches have announced the following changes to their services due to the ever-changing scope of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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It’s been three long months since the First Baptist Church closed to the public and went to online services due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Social distancing or no social distancing in church? With the recent re-opening of Brown County with no restrictions, including social distancing related to COVID-19, Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Horton has a new seating plan to satisfy both choices.

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The past week was an unusually quiet week around the parsonage. It enabled me to do something that I have wanted to do all summer long. Nothing. I am not bragging or anything, but I can do nothing right up there with the best of them.

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The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Horton will celebrate Pentecost each Sunday night of June (except Father’s Day on June 21) with “Deeper Prayer” services beginning at 6 p.m. at the church, 1201 Central Ave in Horton.