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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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Choose respect

The Kansas State Department of Education’s slogan for this year’s Anti-Bullying Awareness Week (Oct. 8 – 14) is “Choose Respect.” This is relevant to individuals who demonstrate bullying behaviors, as…

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Bonding through board games

Families live in a busy world, in which time together is often lost in the buzz of activity. Board games provide face-to-face interaction, helping families get connected, have fun together…

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Social media concerns

I would like to take this opportunity to remind folks about social media and what should and should not be shared. There have been recent events where people have put…

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Do darts deliver?

Recent research by Dr. Hans Coetzee, department head and professor of anatomy and physiology, Kansas State University; Michael D. Kleinhenz, graduate student, Kansas State University and a slew of others…

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Sunscald

When a tree doesn’t perform up to expectations, it can sometimes be difficult to pin the issue on a single cause. Drought stress, for example, seems to make even a…

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I heard you cheat…

…on your diet. We live in society where food temptations are everywhere. Walk through a store and you’ll see the unhealthy food items displayed front and center. Turn on the…

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It’s contagious

When I was about 5 years old, my mother walked me down to the Waggoners’ house down the block. Since my best friend was Bruce Waggoner, I was happy to…

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Is the 28 gauge for you? Part I

Believe it or not, the upland bird hunting season in Kansas is just over a month away. I have heard more optimistic conversations about bird hunting in our area than…

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Management tips for horse pasture in the fall

Fall is the season when most horse owners should think of how they can improve their horse pastures for the coming year. Horse pasture improvement and renovation requires some time…

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These boots were made for walkin’

Over the years I have had countless pairs of boots. I have had average run-of-the-mill boots and I have had quality name brand boots. The very first quality pair of…

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Try these 7 Fitness Habits

It takes a certain lifestyle to attain a fit, lean body…so what do fit people do in their “healthy lifestyle”? Take a peek with the following 7 Habits of Highly…

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Weaning calves

Cell phones, what were we thinking? I’ve never been too fond of talking on the phone, anyway. Sometimes it’s nice to go outside and get away from the phone, so…

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Tree planting window now open

Think about the soil conditions in your landscape right now. Cool air temperatures of late haven’t changed soil temperatures all that much, meaning they are likely nice and warm. Moisture…

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Change can be good but bittersweet

As I sit here writing this column, this is the end of an era. What I am I talking about… well, starting on Monday, Sept. 24, the Meadowlark Extension District…

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