Opinion

Fall pruning practices

Spring is pruning time. That’s the time of year when new growth stimulated by the pruning process will be the most successful. There are some that will claim, however, that…

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Ways to keep yourself from overeating

Have you ever been in that awkward situation where you’re full, but there’s still some food on your plate — not enough to save for leftovers, but too much to…

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Cutting cattle numbers

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau Mother Nature turned the tables this year in Kansas as eastern Kansas cattle producers dealt with diminished grass for their livestock while central and…

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Wild Times: Is the 28 gauge for you? Part II

The very first shotgun I was ever allowed to carry on a hunt was a .410 of some make and model that I cannot recall. My first upland bird hunting…

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Melvin Baker says ‘thanks for the support’

Thank you to all who attended my fundraiser on Sunday, September 30th. Congratulations to the Weber kiddos, Bryce and Kelsey, on winning the bike raffle. Hopefully big brother will share…

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Emmert Family says ‘thank you’

The family of Andy Emmert wants to thank everybody who worked, attended, and in any way contributed to the success of the recent fund-raiser for Andy’s cancer treatments. It was  spectacular showing…

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Research on calf castration

A 2007-08 USDA survey of U.S. beef cow operations found that about 59.2 percent of operations castrated any bull calves prior to sale. The percentage of operations that castrated any…

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Pine wilt

Pine wilt Years of work to establish young pine trees, only to have them devastated by pine wilt has on more than one occasion caused windbreak owners to express great…

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Live in the momentum

Here’s a new perspective… Do you exercise with the hopes of reaching a specific number on the scale? Or are you wishing to fit into a certain size dress or…

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Minister Speaks: Theology loves God and serves neighbor

Sometimes it seems that we fall into the trap that either we love theology or we love our neighbor. Either we love the Word of God or we love God…

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Foolish things

We live in a social media world; people often post about their life at its greatest moments, the seemingly perfect family, or the dream vacation that we couldn’t afford. It…

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History of the Nemaha County Cooperative Creamery, Part II

The first organizational meeting of the Nemaha County Cooperative Creamery was called to order on Jan. 28, 1926, at the Lanning Hotel in Sabetha, by A.F. McClanahan. It was moved…

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Choose respect

The Kansas State Department of Education’s slogan for this year’s Anti-Bullying Awareness Week (Oct. 8 – 14) is “Choose Respect.” This is relevant to individuals who demonstrate bullying behaviors, as…

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Bonding through board games

Families live in a busy world, in which time together is often lost in the buzz of activity. Board games provide face-to-face interaction, helping families get connected, have fun together…

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Social media concerns

I would like to take this opportunity to remind folks about social media and what should and should not be shared. There have been recent events where people have put…

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