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This past Christmas I received a water colored oriental painting from my friend Maya Menon. Maya is an artist and taught at universities on a couple of the islands where she has lived. After her husband died, Maya moved back home to India.

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If you have noticed significant changes in your mood and behavior when the seasons change, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, people may start to feel “down” when the days begin to get shorter in the fall and wi…

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From time to time, I’ve been getting questions about gluten-free foods and baking. So I thought this was a timely topic for this time of year. Holidays can be a rough time for folks who can’t tolerate gluten. Many people enjoy sharing their love of baking during the holidays, and gluten-free…

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American Legion members recently presented Tom Mangimelli an award for more than 25 years of distinguished service for the Sons of American Legion. First District Commander Dan Wentling was in attendance for the ceremony on Oct. 31 at the American Legion Post 6in Atchison. Mangimelli is an A…

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Although Kansas territory wasn’t opened up for settlement until 1854 that did mean that Atchison County was devoid of population. The Kansa Indians had been living there for 400 years. Many Indian mounds were discovered along the river in Atchison County according to George Remsburg. The 183…

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One of the ‘baselines’ of a productive food/forage production system is soil fertility. It’s difficult to raise plants without adequate nutrients – from applied fertilizer and the soil – and determining that right rate/right product/right place combination starts with a good soil sample.

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When COVID-19 started in the U.S., there were concerns that the virus could be transmitted via surfaces and packaging. This caused consumers to buy cleaning supplies like never before and not using cleaners as directed.

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There was an old settlement in Atchison County called Oak Mills located on the Missouri River in Walnut Township. It had the distinction of being the first governmental center in Kansas where white men lived, erected buildings and transacted business in the late 1700,s. Both Spain and France…

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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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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 family of William and Dorothy Dudley would like to thank everyone for all the calls, cards, gifts and love shown to us, during both of our birthdays.

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The annual Wood Family Reunion is canceled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and social pandemic it has created. We hope to make plans for the 2021 reunion to be held at Carl E. & Ruthie Tharman’s home.

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Tyler and Tara Jones, Atchison, announce the birth of their son, Ivan Matthew, on May 26, 2020 at Mosaic Hospital in St Joseph, Missouri.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance. in honor this foundational document of national governance.

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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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This past Christmas I received a water colored oriental painting from my friend Maya Menon. Maya is an artist and taught at universities on a couple of the islands where she has lived. After her husband died, Maya moved back home to India.

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A Presbyterian pastor tells of a 10-year-old boy named Cameron who walked into her office and said he needed to talk to her. He began, “We were learning about Jesus’ baptism in Sunday School. The teacher asked the class who was baptized, and all the other kids raised their hands. I want to b…

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“Do you know who that is?” “Who are they with?” “What are they here for?” We may sometimes be in a group, a stranger enters, and you can hear the twittering among people asking these and similar questions.

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As we enter the new year, the sisters at the Mount wish you and your loved ones all the best in 2021. We hope this will be a year that will see many kinds of healing: in physical health and safety, social and economic healing, healing of our minds and souls after we have all been through so …

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First of all, on behalf of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, I would like to wish all of our readers a most blessed Christmas. I have been thinking about what it took for Mary to agree to bring Jesus into the world.

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As I reflected on the Advent gospel readings about St. John the Baptist, I was struck by the interchange with the people who came to question him in the gospel of John (1:19-28). My first thought was that the way John was approached by this delegation of priests and Levites from the temple i…

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Too often, government is an impediment to economic growth and job creation, through burdensome regulation and unnecessary red tape. I do not believe that is how government should work and I am proud of the steps we are taking at the Insurance Department to help partner with the private secto…

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When I read the passage in the gospel of Mark (Mark 1:1-8) about John the Baptist, I think of the song from Godspell, “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord” with all of those different voices singing the phrase over and over, growing in anticipation. How do I prepare the way of the Lord during a p…

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This fall the new leadership of the Southwest Franciscans of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province was elected. Although the friars have historically voted on their leadership during their triennial Province Chapter, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franciscan friars could not meet in person f…