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The Muscotah Cancer Support Group hopes to hold their first Bingo since February from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the Muscotah Community Building. The city council will meet this Monday night and they will have to approve it. If we get the go ahead, there will be prizes and refreshments…

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More than three out of five youth in the United States will experience at least one adverse event during their childhood, according to a landmark study conducted by Kaiser Permanente that dates back 25 years.

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The Muscotah Cancer Support Group have donation tickets available for 100 pounds of Black Angus ground beef. The price of the donation is $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. If you have been buying beef at the store you will know that the price is continuing to climb. Ground beef is so good …

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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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We, the family of Joe Becker, would like to extend sincere gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers and support shown during the loss of our father.

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I enjoyed hearing from so many friends and family on my 80th birthday.

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Only a few Christian denominations pay much attention to the notion of saints, but all Christians, and those of some other faith traditions as well, acknowledge a belief that the spirit of a person can continue after death in some form. We also recognize that there are people who show great …

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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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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in this column about Jesus’ parable about the seed that was sown in good soil and that which could not thrive because of poor placement or weeds. As we continue reading that gospel chapter, we have three more parables when one probably would have been enough. W…

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Last Sunday, we heard a reading from the Matthew 13: 1-23, in which Jesus tells the parable of the man who went out to sow seed. Some fell in places where it failed to grow and some into good soil where it yielded a rich harvest. I began to think about the life of seeds. I heard a sister ask…

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Every year, the feast of St. Benedict is celebrated on July 11 who was born in the year 480. At that time, there were many people on the move. Former world powers were weakening and losing control. There was a lack of moral authority in the leadership and there were large and small wars in m…

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I am not a theologian, schooled in scripture, just someone who wants to look at situations from sitting in the presence of God and reading scripture. Last Sunday’s gospel was Matthew 10:37-42. In it, Jesus says to the disciples: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of m…

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TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued its list of public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

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Many times in the Old and New Testaments of the bible, God or Jesus tell the people to have no fear. In the gospel of Matthew, chapter 10, verse 26, Jesus tells his disciples, “Fear no one.” Fear is a powerful emotion. In fact, according to Goodreads, on the internet there are 7807 different…

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Only a few Christian denominations pay much attention to the notion of saints, but all Christians, and those of some other faith traditions as well, acknowledge a belief that the spirit of a person can continue after death in some form. We also recognize that there are people who show great …

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The past week was an unusually quiet week around the parsonage. It enabled me to do something that I have wanted to do all summer long. Nothing. I am not bragging or anything, but I can do nothing right up there with the best of them.