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The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do as a journalist was report the plane crash on Sunday, July 16, that claimed the life of Atchison resident Bethany Root.

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If you told eighth-grade Zach that he’d be signed up to run a half marathon in 2017, he’d laugh right in your face. And yet, here he is, however many years later, earnestly preparing for a 13.1-mile race.

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I’ve lived the last year of my life convinced that I was maliciously lied to by a stranger who I met on a trail in the river bluffs last New Year’s Day. Some of you might remember that story: It was almost dark on New Year’s Day 2016 when I convinced myself I was lost on some rogue trail in …

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You’ve all heard that old expression, “The light are on, but nobody’s home.” Well, even when I’m home ... That saying fits me pretty much every day as I age on, and on. But I always thought it was figurative.

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When does parenting get easier? Just when I exhale and stop worrying about one child, another one is waiting in the wings to surprise me with something.

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Depending on whom you talk to in my family, any one of them would say I like our house in order at all times. I can get a bit obsessed with this. I don’t like clutter, which I define as anything left out that is currently not being used.

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There are several remote controls in our house. We even have the kind that is supposed to be “universal,” so essentially we would only need one. That isn’t the case. They all seem to only have one function no matter how we program them.

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I had to psych myself up to get back in the car this summer for another road trip. It goes without saying that children in a car for any extended period of time results in crankiness, hunger and boredom. Ever since the size of my family grew, we began to drive everywhere. After we had our fi…

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Gathering around the dinner table to share a meal and conversation with my family is one my favorite things we do together. With children ranging in age from 8 years old to 20 years old, the range of topics is wide and sometimes changes quickly.

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You’ve all heard that old expression, “The light are on, but nobody’s home.” Well, even when I’m home ... That saying fits me pretty much every day as I age on, and on. But I always thought it was figurative.

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Scherer Entertainment and The Blake Camp Band would like to the thank the merchants of Atchison and Troy, as well as Atchison Globe, for donations and support of our Aug. 11 benefit concert in Doniphan (following injuries suffered by Blake Camp in an ATV accident). The event was a great success.

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WICHITA — A renewable-energy company wants to invest more than $100 million in a biofuel plant in Kansas that it estimates would create 225 jobs and generate $3.5 million a year for area farmers. But some Sumner County farmers and others in the area are concerned about what the plant could m…