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It’s beginning to feel and look a lot more like summer is quickly nearing! The kids have wrapped up their school year, the alfalfa is about to bloom, the cows have come home to graze, and the wheat is waving in the warm Kansas winds.

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My condolences are with the family of Emmett Cole who passed last weekend. Emmett and my husband, Bob, were good buddies and I am sure they are visiting about crops, grain prices, and anything related to farming. I pray for peace and special memories to Kathy, Eric, and Becky.

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Soils are warm enough now that tomatoes can benefit from mulching. Tomatoes prefer even levels of soil moisture and mulches provide such by preventing excessive evaporation. Other benefits of mulching include weed suppression, moderating soil temperatures and preventing the formation of a ha…

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Last year, Brown County Historical Society joined the Hiawatha Community Foundation, a program designed to help agencies like ourselves in fundraising. I would be very remiss if I said this was the only thing the Hiawatha Community Foundation does. Still, they do a fantastic job supporting e…

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Warning: Today’s column is about politics and the upcoming election. Wait, don’t stop reading because what I have to say is especially important and will affect your farm and ranch for a long time to come. I know we are all tired of the constant fighting and mudslinging and what happens in D…

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I’m back! Last week I was so ill I didn’t have the strength to even sit at the computer to send in any items. Come to find out, what I was blaming on my radiation treatments turned out to be a UTI. So, I spent 24 hours in the hospital receiving fluids and medications. I feel so much better n…

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The saying, “farmers never retire, they farm until they die,” is accurate for my paternal grandfather.