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The Kansas City Chiefs made a literal show of force on Monday afternoon, as the team traveled to Buffalo and unleashed a rejuvenated running game on the unsuspecting Bills to the tune of a 26-17 win.

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At first glance, soil sampling would seem to be a relatively easy task. However, when you consider the variability that likely exists within a field because of inherent soil formation factors and past production practices, the collection of a representative soil sample becomes more of a challenge.

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No story that can be written would be complete, without first identifying the time frame leading up to the Topeka Constitutional Convention. First of all, it was the first of four constitutions that the pioneers of the Kansas Territory wrote in order to receive what they would hope would be …

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There’s an old cliché that’s become something of an inside joke among people who follow politics a little too closely, me included.

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The harvest season in northeast Kansas can only be described as perfect. There has be no breaks since harvest began and I think they need a short break. The forecast is for light rain Monday (12th) morning, so that might do it. We just don’t want it to set in for a week. Harvesting of soybea…

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After a few days of blaming our service provider for a shaky internet connection, I recently discovered the real problem was the decade-old Wi-Fi router when it quit transmitting signal in the middle of a workday. I uttered a few choice words as I pulled out my phone and checked a local stor…

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As soon as the news broke of Cam Newton’s positive COVID test on Saturday, it was clear that if there was going to be a game at all, it was going to look much different than planned. The landscape then began to shift, and it looked like there might be no game, then it looked like it would be…

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“Thy Will be done.” I do not believe there can be any more beautiful words of comfort and of submission, than these. We know them from what we often call “The Lord’s Prayer” or the “Our Father”; words which Jesus used when His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. (Matthew and Luke) Tho…

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Black walnuts are ready to be harvested when the hull can be dented with your thumb. You can also wait until the nuts start falling from the tree. Either way it is important to hull walnuts soon after harvest. If not removed, the hull will leach a stain through the nut and into the meat. The…

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LYONS, NEB – Despite bipartisan support, rural small businesses and communities with loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program will not be included in the latest stimulus package for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Just minutes before the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, George Stephanopoulos, ABC news anchor, stated that Joe Biden has a 78 percent chance of becoming the next President of the United States. Mr. Stephanopoulos didn’t detail what factors were considered in reaching that conclusion,…

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When you were on your tractor last summer mowing the roadside you may have noticed a bobwhite quail run across the road, you might have been excited to see it too. What you probably didn’t notice was the covey of quail chicks that you mowed right over the top of. That’s the unfortunate thing…

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After being so long in a lockdown situation, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage planned a short vacation time for us. It took her quite a while to put all of the pieces together, but she succeeded as always.

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Though light pruning and removal of dead wood are fine this time of year, more severe pruning should be left until spring. Consider pruning to be “light” if 10% of less of the plant is removed. Dead wood does not count in this calculation. Keep in mind that even light pruning of spring-bloom…

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Before the Lanning Picnics were held at Sycamore Springs, for many years they were in a woodland clearing called Miller’s Grove which was off to the west of present-day Dewberry Road north of Morrill, KS. along the north bank of Pony Creek approximately between present-day 310th & 320th …

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We are enjoying some of the most beautiful autumn weather possible. The tree leaves are turning and fall flowers are colorful and pumpkins are showing up on porches, decks, and by mailboxes to serve as decorations until Thanksgiving.

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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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We are one week into the freshly-minted NFL season, and everything is going to plan for the Kansas City Chiefs, thus far. The defending Super Bowl champs easily dispatched the Houston Texas last Thursday night by a score of 34-20 in a game that was not nearly as close as the two-score differ…

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Fall is the season when most horse owners should think of how they can improve their horse pastures for the coming year. Some pastures might have been managed well and others not, depending on their management efforts. Horse pasture improvement and renovation requires some time and patience.…

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September is the bridge between summer and fall. The sun’s angle is still high enough to provide plenty of warmth, but its light fades faster in the evening. Cottonwoods are already dropping golden leaves. Football seasons are underway even if tailgating is on hiatus for the year. And across…

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What a beautiful weekend after so many gloomy, rainy days last week. The rain was appreciated but reminded me of Seattle or other places where it rains slowly for days. Saturday and Sunday were sunny with cooler temperatures. Our upcoming weeks are predicted to be dry, sunny, but not hot. Se…

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Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Jeremiah the Prophet wrote down God’s words between 626 and 586 BC. More than 2600 years later, God’s plans haven’t changed: God’s plans are still to prosper us, and not to harm us. Jeremiah’s core message to the Israelites, and to us in September 20…

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You will likely know the result of the Kansas City Chiefs’ seasoning opening game against the Houston Texans on Thursday night. With that in mind, I’m going to give a few of my thoughts on the season, as a whole, and what to look for as the team kicks off their attempt at a repeat world title.

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The Kansas Insurance Department gets thousands of calls a month from consumers to agents to companies, inquiring about the laws and regulations of the state of Kansas. I love hearing from Kansans and I am thrilled at the opportunity to help! As a pharmacist, working directly with patients wa…

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The fall season can be an excellent time to plant trees. During the spring, soils are cold and may be so wet that low oxygen levels inhibit root growth. The warm and moist soils associated with fall encourage root growth. Fall root growth means the tree becomes established well before a spri…

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When I was young, I remember those crisp September days and the start of the monarch migration and how the monarchs seemed to cover the trees around my family’s farm. It pains me to hear that since my childhood, monarch butterfly populations have decreased by 90%. A decline that has created …

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Week one of DWest Schools are over. As far as I am concerned, everything is going great. The students are not fussing about wearing masks and the students who are distance learning are checking in as class begins. The first football games and volleyball games went well, so things are a littl…

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The 2020 NFL season is set to get underway with the Chiefs and Titans game next Thursday night, and while the upcoming slate will look unlike anything we’ve seen before thanks to the ongoing pandemic, it will be the litany of on-field plot twists from the oddest offseason in memory that will…

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Time flies, right? Already we have celebrated again the high points in the Christian church year — Christmas, Easter, Pentecost — and now ended the summer months. And on top of that all in the middle of a pandemic! In a matter of a few short months, we will have snow on the ground and singin…

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Have you ever heard of Transient Ischemic Attack or Hyponatremia? Neither have I, but I have it. I just spent 3 days in the hospital being tested for everything, and that was my final diagnosis. Basically, my sodium was too low, my heartrate slow, and I am dehydrated. My symptoms were being …

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As many of you know, I have been blessed with being the daddy to four beautiful little girls. They range in ages from four to 12.

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So Wednesday was…a day…right? I mean, you’ve got hurricanes, politics, sports, and then almost no sports.

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September is here and that means it is prime time to fertilize your tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass lawns. If you could only fertilize your cool-season grasses once per year, this would be the best time to do it.