Opinion

Winding up or winding down?

About this time of year, I typically get asked, “Is the school year winding down?” That is a reasonable question. My response isn’t as reasonable. The response is that the…

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Something to be said!

There just might be something to the 90 days after a fog, you can expect rain! My husband is a true believer in this. It’s a good thing he doesn’t…

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Pest control on fruit trees

For fruit growers, the joy of harvesting a crop that is made into pies, cobblers and any number of other delicious fruit based foods typically doesn’t come without some effort….

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Wild Times: Aim a little low, Part II

We began the slow ascent on the mountain. It was a gorgeous day and there was no hurry. It was a good thing because my legs just did not have…

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Minister Speaks: God’s grace

Many of you have probably heard the old song by John Newton, “Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now…

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Help for new vegetable gardeners

Kansans that are new to vegetable gardening often don’t know how much of each crop to plant. K-State Research and Extension has a publication that can help. The “Vegetable Garden…

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It’s complicated

After attending hundreds and hundreds of government meetings over the course of a dozen years, I’ve come to realize two big things. The first things is… I’m getting old! I’m…

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CAPS shows appreciation

Thank you! We want to thank the high school for their donation, and also to those who participated in the Souper Bowl. The winner of the Souper Bowl contest was…

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Lehman Family says ‘Thank You’

The family of Connie Lehman wishes to thank everyone for their many kind expressions of sympathy at her recent passing. Your kind deeds, gifts, memorials, and cards were greatly appreciated…

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Letter: National Healthcare Decision Week

Dear Editor, The week of April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Week. The theme for 2017 is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.” The Federal Patient Self-Determination…

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Green pastures are here

Finally, we are seeing green pastures. It’s always reassuring that the world will go on after a dreary winter. Our livestock are starting to act goofy, and if not for…

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Climb toward better health

Have you climbed a flight of stairs lately? This can be humbling, even for those who walk and exercise regularly. If you are panting after climbing a flight or two…

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Sheriff Merchant: Scams

We have had reports of several more scams circulating our area, and I would like to inform residents to be cautious when speaking with people over the phone or through…

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Mole control

Now that mowing season has begun, you’ll likely start to notice meandering paths of upheaved soil that makes the mower ride a little rougher. Moles. While they tend to spend…

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Make healthier grilled cheeses

Who doesn’t love a great grilled cheese sandwich? Grilled cheese seems like the perfect food. It’s easy to make, has few ingredients and sports a crispy crust and a warm,…

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