Alzheimer’s: know the signs

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is stunning. Estimates suggest that one in 10 people over the age of 65 has the disease. As the…

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The Horn Fly

I’m cognizant enough to know that not every newspaper has space to print my weekly submission each week, which is surely understandable. I’m also in tune enough to know that…

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Japanese Beetles

This time of year, many of us are combating Japanese Beetles in our gardens and lawns. Similar in appearance to other June bugs, the adult Japanese Beetle is 1/4 to…

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Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome

During a recent visit to the Kansas River Valley Experiment Field near Topeka, I passed by the Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) rating plots. While no symptomology was readily apparent,…

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Tips for canning tomatoes

Many gardeners plant tomatoes and they are starting to ripen. Preserve them by canning, freezing or dehydrating to use later in many recipes. While it is fun to make salsa,…

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Committed to care — an update from Sabetha Community Hospital

There continues to be exciting things happening at Sabetha Community Hospital (SCH) and Sabetha Family Practice. Dr. Robert Nagely recently completed his residency and will be joining Sabetha Family Practice…

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Corn disease pressure increases

The confirmation of Southern Rust this past week in counties just southwest of the Meadowlark Extension District is a good reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet when…

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Simple home modification to prevent falls

Falling is not a normal part of getting older. However, if you do take a fall, it is more likely to cause injury. More than 25 percent of people over…

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