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With Memorial Day already in our current past, you may have begun to wonder more about your ancestry. Whether you may have someone born last year or you have buried a loved one, the records of that person may be already in print or accessible online. The Atchison County Kansas Genealogical S…

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Erin Kelley of Rushville, Missouri, was among more than 600 Emporia State students recognized for academic honors in the spring 2017 semester.

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The 25th annual We Kan! awards were announced May 6 at the Kansas Sampler Festival in Winfield for 10 people. The awards are presented by the Kansas Sampler Foundation as appreciation for dedicated work in helping preserve and sustain rural culture.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the Spring 2017 semester.

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On May 6, 149 students were presented with their degrees from Ottawa University during the 152nd Commencement ceremony.

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The coronavirus has certainly wreaked havoc on our world. It has touched almost every country and, without a vaccine, the pandemic will not end, most scientists say. It may slow down only to return in a new wave of devastation. As the number of cases and deaths rise, we wonder if any good ca…

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Project Concern Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides services to people 60 years of age or older, so that they can live independently with maximum involvement in community activities and affairs.

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Project Concern Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides services to people 60 years of age or older, so that they can live independently with maximum involvement in community activities and affairs.

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Laura Erbe of rural Altoona, Kan., has graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine on May 17, 2019, with her DVM degree. She is the daughter of Mike and Tracy (Matthias) Erbe of rural Altoona. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Matthias Sr. of …

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Brooklyn Hannan, of Kansas City, Missouri, is the winner of the Terumo Americas Holding, Inc. Scholarship Program.

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The 110th anniversary celebration of the Atchison chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held on January 27, featured an address by Kansas State Regent Katherine Walker West and Regent West’s administration of the new membership oath to Heather Rush.

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At one time, the Welsh community of Northeast Brown County was quite prominent with surnames like that of Evans, Picton, Davies and Johns dotting the landscape.

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“What now?” – two small words that hold a lot of power. They represent crisis, turning point, choice. A few days ago, Muslims celebrated Eid, the end of the month of fasting, repentance and almsgiving that, like Lent, should be a time of rethinking one’s life and annually asking the question…

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The coronavirus has certainly wreaked havoc on our world. It has touched almost every country and, without a vaccine, the pandemic will not end, most scientists say. It may slow down only to return in a new wave of devastation. As the number of cases and deaths rise, we wonder if any good ca…

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During the past week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have been spending quite a bit of time together. I cannot recall any time that we have spent this much time together.

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All Benedictine communities in the world recently received a letter from Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, a leader and spokesperson for Benedictines, who is based in Rome. In it, he shared a story that he had read in the Italian press by Marco Tosatti, entitled “The Cry of a Doctor in Lombardy: …

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Jesus was closely connected to the earth. We know this because he was a walker; as essayist Brian Doyle says, “Mostly what we see of the physical Christ in the Gospels…is the travelin’ man—walking, walking, walking, all over Judea….”

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We are coming to the end of Holy Week, a week in which we are called to meditate on the last days of the life of Jesus.

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In the face of death, we are sometimes shocked into a keener awareness of life. St. Benedict’s admonition to “keep death daily before our eyes” has taken on even greater significance for me recently as a pastoral minister in our care facility Dooley Center and with the onset of the devastati…

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Helen Keller, blind and deaf for almost her entire life, said: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” In chapter 9 of John’s gospel, one man is without sight, but there are his parents whose vision is darkened by fear of displeasing those in authority; there …