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Plan your sun protection

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun, and avoid indoor tanning. Before you spend…

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Bagworm treatment time?

It’s time to check evergreens for bagworms – but is it time to treat? The bagworm hatch began in early June across much of northeast Kansas. Began is the key…

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Family checkbook: important to get your credit in order

Have you checked your credit report lately? If you’re not planning to borrow money, perhaps you think it’s not important. Well, your credit report can affect your finances even when…

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Multiple scams circulating the area

There have been at least three reports as of Tuesday, June 13, from individuals who have received text messages on their cell phones. The message states that your account is…

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Fruit Reminders

We should have good fruit crops this year as long as we can avoid severe weather. Keep in mind some tips to help ensure healthy trees, vines and fruit. •…

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Dairy farming is a family tradition

I was recently in a conversation about what we call ourselves. A well known agricultural blogger has suggested that those of us raising cattle should call ourselves “ranchers.” Her argument…

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Sericea lespedeza control programs

Pasture productivity can be compromised by numerous factors. Fertility programs on cool season pastures have a huge impact. Grazing management (height, duration, etc.) is large as well. And no one…

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Get the family moving in the morning

It’s not easy getting everyone up and going in the morning. There’s the warm bed to crawl out of, showers to take, mouths to feed, clothes to decide upon and…

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Meal prep made easy

It’s no secret that the most dedicated fitness enthusiasts partake in the world of meal prepping, and many confess that this is the secret weapon behind their jaw-dropping body transformations….

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Wild Times: It is time to make memories

School is out. The new swimming pool in town is open. Baseball and softball season is in full swing. Turkey season has come to a close. The crappie spawn should…

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Jesus is Gone?

As the well-known song goes: “You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen….but do you know…Rudolph?” In the same way, you almost certainly know Christmas and Easter, you probably…

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Tomato leaf-spot diseases

This time of year, two common leaf-spot diseases appear on tomato plants. Septoria leaf spot and early blight are both characterized by brown spots on the leaves. Septoria leaf spot…

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S-U-C-C-E-S-S – What’s the way we measure success?

When I was a high school cheerleader, we would cheer “S-U-C-C-E-S-S, that’s the way you spell success.” That cheer still goes through my head when I write the word success….

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These 5 ab moves are better than crunches

Although the basic crunch is still popular, by now it’s pretty well known that this outdated exercise not the most effective way to flatten and strengthen your abs. It simply…

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Minister Speaks: Value of Youth

The forgotten shepherd boy whose scrawny frame couldn’t fill the armor grabbed five smooth stones and with a simple sling defeated the giant and did what others were unwilling and…

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