Do you smell that?

Last Sunday morning was the classic fall season morning that you would expect around the middle of November. The problem was that it was the middle of October. I woke…

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School efficiency

School efficiency has been and continues to be a priority for USD No. 113. During the 2014-15 school year, our district volunteered to participate in one of three efficiency studies…

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Minister Speaks: God’s spirit in the believer

The doctrine of God’s Holy Spirit is an extremely important and profound Christian truth, never to be taken for granted. This doctrine is a reassurance, a comfort and an encouragement…

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Listen up!

Everyday sounds typically do not damage your hearing. However, many people participate in activities that produce harmful sound levels, such as attending loud sporting events and music concerts, and using…

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I took in the Energy Fair in Topeka. It was quite timely, as I’d just replaced some lightbulbs in my house with the new LED lightbulbs.  If you happen to…

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Fall pruning practices

Spring is pruning time. That’s the time of year when new growth stimulated by the pruning process will be the most successful. There are some that will claim, however, that…

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Ways to keep yourself from overeating

Have you ever been in that awkward situation where you’re full, but there’s still some food on your plate — not enough to save for leftovers, but too much to…

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Cutting cattle numbers

By John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau Mother Nature turned the tables this year in Kansas as eastern Kansas cattle producers dealt with diminished grass for their livestock while central and…

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Wild Times: Is the 28 gauge for you? Part II

The very first shotgun I was ever allowed to carry on a hunt was a .410 of some make and model that I cannot recall. My first upland bird hunting…

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Research on calf castration

A 2007-08 USDA survey of U.S. beef cow operations found that about 59.2 percent of operations castrated any bull calves prior to sale. The percentage of operations that castrated any…

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Pine wilt

Pine wilt Years of work to establish young pine trees, only to have them devastated by pine wilt has on more than one occasion caused windbreak owners to express great…

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Live in the momentum

Here’s a new perspective… Do you exercise with the hopes of reaching a specific number on the scale? Or are you wishing to fit into a certain size dress or…

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Minister Speaks: Theology loves God and serves neighbor

Sometimes it seems that we fall into the trap that either we love theology or we love our neighbor. Either we love the Word of God or we love God…

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Foolish things

We live in a social media world; people often post about their life at its greatest moments, the seemingly perfect family, or the dream vacation that we couldn’t afford. It…

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History of the Nemaha County Cooperative Creamery, Part II

The first organizational meeting of the Nemaha County Cooperative Creamery was called to order on Jan. 28, 1926, at the Lanning Hotel in Sabetha, by A.F. McClanahan. It was moved…

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