Opinion

Fall garden checklist

As autumn creeps closer we need to start preparing our gardens for our next growing season. While it might seem like garden work is done for the season, giving your…

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Harvest weed management

KSU Extension Weed Science Specialist Dr. Sarah Lancaster wrote a KSU Agronomy eUpdate article this week on fall scouting for weeds and equipment cleaning (read in its entirety at https://eupdate.agronomy.ksu.edu/article_new/weed-management-practices-fall-scouting-and-equipment-cleaning-561-5)….

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What can we learn about faith by watching a spider?

Last evening, I watched a spider spinning her web at sunset, on a tree in my backyard. She was an orange and black garden orb weaver, and had anchored her…

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General fund, taxes

One of the challenges as a superintendent is helping the public understand the complicated Kansas school funding formula. School boards and superintendents follow specific processes in order to determine budget…

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‘As is the habit of some’

If you knew that someone was going to be in Kansas City at 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning to hand out $1 million to anyone who showed up, what would…

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Look, but beware

If you have an investment account, you have a measuring tool. But as any good carpenter knows, a tool in your possession doesn’t mean it must be continuously employed. There…

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Planting trees in the fall

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…

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Intersection concerns

Corn continues to mature across Kansas and while it may be beneficial to farmers, those fields of green can be a danger for drivers traveling on rural roads. Given the…

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August statistics

Recently, I have been asked how many calls for service we have each month, so I compiled a list for the public to review. Below are for the month of…

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HHS announces first drugs for Medicare price negotiation

Health and Human Services (HHS) has selected the first drugs for price negotiations for Medicare. These negotiations will begin in 2023 for ten drugs covered under Medicare Part D. One…

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Investing in the operation

The old saying “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” comes to mind, but high calf prices being reported gives positive indication for possible profitability in the cow/calf sector in…

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Safety during harvest

Travel almost anywhere in Northeast Kansas this time of year and you’ll likely note the approach of harvest. It signifies not only the conclusion of a growing season, but also…

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Back to school: getting your child off to a great start

Summer is winding down; it’s time to think about school again. As you pick out new clothes and backpacks, here are four back-to-school preparations that can make a real difference…

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Caution – reading this may put you to sleep

A common response to stress and concerns is to lie awake at night and think about all the problems. From my research, of laying awake at night thinking about problems,…

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Swogars express thanks

Thank you! We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Sabetha Cheer Team, Thrivent Action Team and the whole Sabetha community for caring and supporting our family, especially…

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