Safe summer driving for seniors

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. As the weather gets warmer and people travel more, we must be cautious on the road. It is time to brush up…

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Beware of the hazards of plants to livestock

Traffic in the Extension office tends to pick up in spring and summer, with folks bringing in a plant for identification or problem diagnosis. Often, we are asked to identify…

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Early summer sericea control

A lot of work has been done to fight the spread of sericea lespedeza since it became a Kansas noxious weed in 2000. Unfortunately, many of the plant’s attributes have allowed…

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Making fruit leather

It’s summer and school is out! One summer activity that my family enjoyed was making fruit leather. Making homemade fruit leather is a great way to use up extra fruit…

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Sericea lespedeza control in rangeland, pasture, CRP

Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) will soon be in a rapid vegetative growth stage. Sericea lespedeza continues to be a major concern on rangeland pasture, and some CRP acres in Kansas….

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‘Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing’

Growing up in the 90s, as a Christian, music was a hot bed issue in the church. The struggle was about Hymns verses the “new music” that was coming out…

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The debt ceiling

This country is embroiled in another debt ceiling fight. It’s an event that has happened at least 100 times in the past 82 years. The ceiling has been raised 44…

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Allen and Dreher family extends gratitude

Thank you The Allen and Cheri Dreher family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the groups and individuals who came to their aid after the recent tornado on Friday,…

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Scam Alert: COVID-19 scams still going on

The COVID-19 emergency is over, but Medicare fraud is still happening in our area. Recently, I have heard stories of scammers contacting people on the phone offering “free” COVID testing…

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Budgeting decisions

As the Superintendent of USD 113, I am very aware of the burden that taxes place on our constituents. In preparing for the 2018-19 school district’s budget, I encouraged the…

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Our prayer

“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. ‘Give…

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Open a Roth IRA now

There are a few pieces of financial advice that work lock-and-barrel for nearly everyone. Many personal situations are unique, requiring tailored solutions devised for that specific scenario. I want to…

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Sheriff shares concerns about solicitors

I recently visited with a county resident about a concern they had over people selling meat door to door. I was told that several people showed up at her residence…

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Tick talk

One of my favorite spring activities is hunting morel mushrooms, but often times I end up finding more ticks than mushrooms. There is a list of insect pest that I…

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Early fungicide applications to corn

As corn reaches the V4-V7 growth stages, you may hear of early season fungicide applications. In a 2019 article, University of Nebraska Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems summarized results of a…

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