The road less traveled

Let’s try something – as you read through the articles in this newspaper, make a list of everything you read that will still matter 500 years from now. How long…

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Bagworms: they have arrived

Bagworms – Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis – are emerging from eggs, and the young caterpillars are out and about feeding on plants. Eventually bagworms will be present throughout the rest of Kansas…

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Part I: You’re going to get stung!

I was a fortunate youngster growing up in a small rural town in Kansas. What made it fortunate for me was the fact that both sets of my grandparents lived…

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Tree health assessment

K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Specialist Ward Upham wrote an article this week entitled: How Healthy Is My Tree? Seems to me to be a pretty good question! Many would…

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Stress management

Everyone experiences both good and bad stress. It can come from mental activity (for example, working on a research paper), emotional activity (having a milestone birthday), or physical activity (taking…

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Wouldn’t you know it?

I took my laptop to a training at Great Bend, and it gave me great fits! So I called our IET department and tried some “over the phone” fixes. Because…

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Tips to make the most out of your Farmers Market trip

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Celebrate by visiting your local farmers market. Farm fresh produce is the perfect delicious addition to any summer…

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The POWER of Habit

John Dryden famously said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” Confucius said, “Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.” And Aristotle…

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