Opinion

Waneta Plattner says thank you

Thank you I want to thank my family and friends who helped make my 80th birthday special. Thank you for the cards, gifts and phone calls. I was truly reminded…

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Letter: Anti-wind energy groups are abusing zoning, private property rights

Dear Editor, Anti-wind energy groups are abusing zoning and recklessly trampling on residents’ private property rights. A similar maneuver was attempted on the State level in 2019, and was defeated…

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Skin in the game

A good friend and advisor often uses the phrase, “skin in the game.” This saying refers to people caring more about achieving a group goal and putting forth more effort…

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Letter to the Editor: Citizens should be concerned about Cooper Nuclear Plant

Dear Editor, Why are the Concerned Citizens of Nemaha County so concerned about baseless health claims associated with wind energy, in relation to the real danger to parts of Nemaha…

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4-H’er shares winning recipe

Faith Bloom’s chocolate chiffon cake entry was designated the Champion Cake at the 2020 Jackson County Fair. Faith is a Soldier Boosters 4-H Club member and the daughter of Corey…

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Circumstances that rattle our cage

Coronavirus, social unrest, what to do about church services, my sister Ruth suffering and dying. I also have been blessed to do a couple of weddings and see the hope…

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How to pick a ripe melon

Telling when a melon is ready to be harvested can be a challenge, or it may be quite easy. It all depends on the type of melon. Let’s start with…

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What the future holds

I’m worried. My worry does not relate to our current state of affairs: lockdowns, virus spread and market volatility. Those things will sort themselves out eventually. Instead, my worry relates…

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Old scams are still circulating

I have received complaints from county residents about being contacted by phone from individuals claiming they are from major credit card companies and offering to lower interest rates on credit…

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Vesicular Stomatitis

I guess 2020 is the year of viruses. Unfortunately, Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has made its way to Kansas. This virus is a viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle….

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Coming down to the end

Most weather models six to eight weeks ago suggested a warmer than normal summer with below-normal precipitation. For much of northeast Kansas, the temperature part may have been true, but…

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Time to grill? Think food safety first

As BBQ season goes on, a food thermometer can be a best friend when grilling. Home cooks often hail Memorial Day as the beginning of grilling season, so buddy up…

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In the garden: tips for August

Now that we are in the dog days of summer and August, what is there to do in the garden? Yes it is hot, but there are still things that…

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Paid Letter to the Editor: Republican Candidate Interviews on Facebook and YouTube

Dear Editor, The Nemaha County Republican Party has interviewed more candidates that are seeking office in Nemaha County for the Commissioner race with the commissioner candidates interviewed as well as…

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Dan and Mary Dornes say thank you

We would like to thank everyone for all the special cards, phone calls, texts and messages on Facebook for our 50th Anniversary. Everyone made our day special. Dan and Mary…

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