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“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:35

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Kansas State University veterinarian is urging cattle producers to beef up their plans for managing heat stress in their herds, a challenge that costs the U.S. cattle industry up to $370 million in losses each year.

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Friday night brought storms to the area with 1¾-inch rain and lots of wind, but it didn’t cool down the temperatures any. A brief storm passed through early morning with some thunder, lightning and a little rain. Sounds like the Fourth of July will be way up in the 90s for the Horton Fish &a…

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The situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak has created many new avenues for scammers to take advantage of the public’s apprehension and uncertainty. The Kansas Attorney General’s office and our In Your Corner Kansas campaign is always focused on protecting consumers from scams and rip-o…

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Hornworms are the largest larval insect commonly seen in the garden. Though usually seen on tomato, they can also attack eggplant, pepper, and potato.

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Baseball is headed back, and the Kansas City Royals are getting ready to get back into action on July 24th. The season will last just 60 games, with the majority coming against division opponents as the entire league sprints toward the playoffs. Even for a team slated to pace the bottom of t…

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Every winter, 1.5 million honeybee hives (60 percent of U.S. honeybee colonies) are shipped on trucks to California to pollinate almonds. Almond growers pay $150-$250 per hive for their pollination service; for the beekeepers, the honey is a marketable byproduct. Pollinators have become a ho…

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For many years, the annual Lanning picnic was held north of present-day Morrill, KS. off to the West of what is known today as Dewberry Rd. between 310th Street on the South & 320th Street on the North is what was also known as Miller’s Grove along the North bank of Pony Creek, a popular…

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I received the attached letter in the mail this week. I would like the young person who wrote it to know just how much all of us in law enforcement appreciate the kind words.

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My condolences to the family of Gerald “Fed” Rosenberger who passed last Friday (June 19) afternoon at his home in Highland. It seems like I have known Pat and Fed my entire life--from early days at White Cloud. Fed’s family and friends will miss his smile and his wisdom and his presence at …

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Last week we checked in on the opening round of the Major League Baseball draft, where the Royals selected a major pitching prospect in Asa Lacy and a contact hitter valued for his versatility in Loftin, who they considered taking with the fourth overall pick but fell to them in the mid-30 c…

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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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Every year I send out an informational article to our county residents about the importance of not leaving your young/infant children in your vehicle unattended, especially with warmer temperatures coming our way.

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Next year’s strawberry crop will be affected by what you do to this year’s strawberry bed. The sooner after harvest the patch is cleaned up, fertilized and irrigated, if possible, the better the chance of getting a good crop next year. One of the main goals in renovation is to provide a high…

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Bob used to say, “You can hear the corn growing.” I don’t know about hearing it, but I sure see it. The rains and hot weather are just what the crops ordered. Before long I won’t get to see traffic on 260th Road as the corn will block my view. That’s good because it blocks road dust from rea…

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Farmers and commercial applicators in Kansas and other states will be allowed to use dicamba-based herbicides on soybean and cotton fields through July 31, the net result of a volley of decisions made by a federal appeals court and the Environmental Protection Agency in the past week.

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The 2020 Major League Baseball draft was considered by most evaluators as a deep draft, but for the most part, a three-player draft at the top with Spencer Torkelson, Austin Martin and Asa Lacy consensus head-and-shoulders-above-the-rest selections. For the Kansas City Royals, who held the f…

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In 1854, Edward R. Cornelison, living in Andres County, Missouri, decided to make a trip to Kansas and take up a claim. Kansas had been opened for settlement at that time. Edward staked out a claim on Walnut Creek. That next year he moved his family on to this claim.

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(Pastor Jim Farris of Calvary Temple Church in Hiawatha submitted this article from a longtime friend of his.)

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The Muscotah Cancer Support Group have donation tickets available for 100 pounds of Black Angus ground beef. The price of the donation is $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. If you have been buying beef at the store you will know that the price is continuing to climb. Ground beef is so good …

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The storms, heat, and humidity are not pleasant for many of us, but our crops and gardens are flourishing. Last Wednesday evening a storm came up that I thought might rip out all my trees. They are still standing, but lots of small limbs were scattered about the yard the next morning. I was …

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We are on the verge of a return to professional sports, and I could not be more excited. Over the next month to two months, the NBA, MLS, MLB and other individual sports will be filtering back into our television programming, and some are even warning that with leagues trying to cram in game…

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TFI Family Services is a not for profit Foster Care Agency. Our agency has been in the state of Kansas for over 50 years. We are writing you today to discuss the need for foster families in the Leavenworth County area.

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This time of year, two common leaf-spot diseases appear on tomato plants. Septoria leaf spot and early blight are both characterized by brown spots on the leaves.

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I have been silent because I could not find the words. Maybe you cannot find them either. Here is my worded attempt to illicit some form of change in all of us.

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“I was born a racist and I’ll die a racist!” That statement was a declaration made to me by a student when I taught in Missouri. “Oh, no, John. You were not born a racist, you were taught to be racist,” I informed him.

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The Muscotah Cancer Support Group have donation tickets available for 100 pounds of Black Angus ground beef. The price of the donation is $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. If you have been buying beef at the store you will know that the price is continuing to climb. Ground beef is so good …

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June 2020. How in the world did we get to June? I’ve had many instances lately that made me reflect on the past few months after realizing it’s now June. I have caught myself on more than one occasion asking myself, “Did I really complete that project only a few weeks ago?” or “Did that Zoom…

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Back in Part V & VI of the History of The Nemaha County Cooperative Creamery series, I covered how creamery board of director member and Sabetha Herald Editor Ralph Tennal publicly promoted that organization with the Bovine Beauty and Milkmaid pageants for the annual June Creamery Days. …

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It seems like a joke. Somewhat of a cruel joke, maybe a practical joke, but definitely a fitting joke. Before an MVP franchise quarterback came along, the idea that the world might shut down if the Chiefs won a Super Bowl might have been a popular meme. But then came Patrick Mahomes, then ca…

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The Kansas Attorney General’s office and our In Your Corner Kansas campaign focuses year-round on protecting consumers from scams and rip-offs. We receive reports of all different types of scams, with some of our most common being imposters posing as computer companies offering repairs, gove…

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Last Saturday arrived warm and sunny with a little breeze — a perfect day. As family and friends began to gather at the grave site of Warner Pape, Jr. at Mt. Hope Cemetery to, we couldn’t help but find peace and comfort in listening to the joyful songs of early morning birds. After the servi…

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Graduation vs Commencement. Congratulations to all who are graduating from one level of education or life, to another. Graduation is often referred to as “Commencement.” Graduate means complete or finish. Commence means begin or start.

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I would like to offer my appreciation to our public for the kindness shown to the Sheriff’s office during this COVID-19 virus ordeal. We have had a great group of Brown County residents that have made and dropped off masks, supplies, provided us with avenues to secure needed PPE equipment, f…

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Since 1949, Mental Health America and affiliates across the country have led the observance of May as Mental Health Month. That message is that mental health is something everyone should care about. In Extension, there is a heightened concern about the economy, family and especially the agri…

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Hello, again! I took last week off from writing my column because I had cataract surgery. There’s not much news to report, but with things opening up again, I am sure things will be happening again. Kirkwood and Co. opens today, so we can enjoy eating inside the restaurant again. I’ll probab…

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All the talk of summer baseball, of professional sports leagues laying groundwork and of the landscape of sports for the remainder of the year has had me all kinds of worked up the last couple weeks.

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There’s a lot of similarities between cultures; for instance, several cultures believe the creation of man began in the lifeless dust from the earth. But, was the dirt that the creator molded into man really lifeless? The world beneath our feet is very much alive. In a single teaspoon of soi…