Finding God and miracles

Miracle means to wonder or to cause to wonder. Mike Slaughter says, “Every miracle has two components, divine action and human responsibility.” We were made for a miracle. Part of…

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‘Clean-Up’ now pays off later in the season

This article comes to us from Herschel George, watershed specialist, and Pat Murphy, biological and agricultural engineering. It’s mid-winter and we are looking forward to moving cattle to new grass!…

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Wild Times: Part two – stun gun or taser, which is it?

Not everyone is willing or capable of carrying a sidearm for protection. Frankly, it is a sad reflection of our society that we have reached the point where we are…

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This Friday marks the end of the third quarter for schools in USD No. 113 for the 2017-18 school year. This is the time that progress reports will be sent…

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Addressing confusion around school finance issue

Since we are nearing the time in the 2018 Session when we concentrate more on the state budget, I decided to write a couple of articles concerning school finance. There…

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Keys to healthy aging

What is longevity without health? By 2030, the proportion of the U.S. population aged 65 and older will double to about 71 million older adults, or one in every five…

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How to save money while living paycheck to paycheck

Knowing how to save money while living paycheck to paycheck is the only way to prevent financial distress later on. When your funds are limited, it is important to attempt…

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Get Inspired! Here’s how they did it..

There’s nothing quite as inspiring as a truly jaw-dropping before and after picture. I’m talking about a 50+ pound weight loss where they look like an entirely new person. It’s…

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He who stirs the pot needs to lick the spoon

I love this saying. I’ve edited it to make it politically correct. It seems like politically correct is a thing of the past. I was horrified to read an article in…

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Pruning deciduous shrubs

If some warmer days have you ready to be outside, one of the things on your to-do list should be pruning deciduous shrubs. It isn’t difficult if you follow a…

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Fixing our minds on love

I found it very beautiful, very meaningful, that Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent) this year was on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a day we traditionally celebrate love, and…

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Soil temperature and vegetables

One of the most neglected tools for vegetable gardeners is a soil thermometer. Soil temperature is a much better measure of when to plant than air temperature or the calendar….

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Ancestor Trail: Part XVII: Soldiers who served from and/or later settled in Brown County, Kansas

In Part XVII, we continue with soldiers who served whose surnames begin with the letter “S.” S Alexander Schraulis, a resident of Morrill Township, served with Company M of the…

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Have a goal? Here’s how to meet it.

Do you have a specific fitness goal that you are hoping to achieve? This goal could be a number on the scale, or a clothing size. Or maybe you are…

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Let’s have fun getting stronger

One of the best ways to keep your body and mind functioning at their best is to exercise. Regular participation in strengthening exercises can help you build muscle and increase…

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