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Beat the heat, check the back seat

For many years, I have been informing the public about the importance of making sure you check your cars for unattended children and pets. So far this year there have…

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Jesus and the ‘Tare Button’

When assembling a windmill wheel, it’s advisable to weigh off the individual sections, as the weight of the individual blade sections can vary by more than two pounds. Weighing them,…

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Introducing the College of Health and Human Services

On June 1, 2019, the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University became the College of Health and Human Sciences. From 1918 to 1963, the college evolved from the…

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Sheriff supports local petition

I would like to make the public aware of a local person circulating a petition to lower the speed limit from 65 miles per hour (mph) to 45 mph on…

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Tailgate talks

Our first Tailgate Talk got bumped back a week by a nasty tornado, but we were able to reschedule at the Sweargin Angus Ranch. We had a lovely evening, and…

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Root lesion nematode – a corn pest

If you are one of the fortunate growers with corn planted, I hope it is up and growing well. Before long, it will be scouting time for leaf diseases as…

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Ten tips to keep summer grilling safe

Have fun on the grill this season, but be safe! Follow these basic tips to make your cookout one that everyone will enjoy and stay healthy! 1. Don’t wash your…

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A weed is in the eye of the beholder

To some, purple coneflower is no more than a weed. To the Native Americans, the purple coneflower was invaluable as a treatment for rattlesnake bite, anti-inflammatory, local anesthetic, immune system…

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Perspective

Some of the comments from the Sabetha faithful following the Sabetha baseball team capturing the 2019 3A State Championship included, “that seemed too easy” and “six championships in two years…

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Frying with hot air

Instead of frying in oil, maybe an air fryer is for you! Reducing oil in foods is one way to make foods healthier. So how does a hot air fryer…

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Rain causes problems

So with all of this rain, we have lush grass growth. More moisture can mean more flies, mosquitoes and foot rot! Foot rot is a necrotic infectious disease of cattle…

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Be a cautious driver

I spoke with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) last week and again  this morning and they confirmed that portions of I-29 in Iowa are  shut down. I-29 north of…

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Minister Speaks: Can we believe the Bible alike?

In Colossians 1:23, the apostle Paul said the gospel had been preached “in all creation.” Paul, obviously was referring to the Mediterranean area and outlying countries but the fact remains…

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2019 Day Camps

K-State and Research and Extension Brown County and 4-H is starting the summer off right! We have a number of fun Day Camps to offer the public and to 4-Hers…

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A goal, a dream and a final vision

Light a candle or curse the darkness; when it comes to improving our community, it’s our choice. Several years ago the narrative below was part of a grant request: “The…

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