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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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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 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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When confronted by people who wanted to trap Jesus into admitting some kind of disloyalty, he spoke the famous words, “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” In other words, we have our feet in this world, but we also have our being in the world to come. Even …

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In the first part of the gospel story we heard last Sunday from the gospel of St. Matthew, 22:1-10, Jesus tells the story of a great king who invited people to his son’s wedding feast, but they refused to come. Since he had already prepared the feast, he sent his servants out to invite anyon…

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Martin Luther once said that sometimes you need to squeeze a Biblical passage until the Gospel leaks out. I think that is what needs to happen with the passage I heard last Sunday. It is the story about the owner of a vineyard who has leased his land to tenants. When they didn’t pay what the…

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Last Sunday, in Matthew’s gospel (Mt.20-1-16), we heard Jesus tell the parable about the workers who were hired at different times of the day but who all received the same wage. This passage gives us two images of the way life should be. There is the human image of how life should be, and th…

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Last Sunday, we heard a gospel reading from St. Matthew, chapter 18, verses 21-35. Jesus is asked by Peter how many times he should forgive someone who has wronged him. He wants to know if he has to do it as many as seven times. Jesus replies that the number is not 7, but 77 (other versions …

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When I hear the description in the Acts of the Apostles that the early Christian community held all things in common, I often wonder exactly how they did this. I think it must have had something to do with the gospel where Jesus talks about differences that might arise between people. In the…

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Yesterday I was talking with a friend in Kansas City, a married man who has several children from his wife’s first marriage. I was asking him how he and the family are doing these days without Mass. He said that they all gather and have dinner together on Sundays. Then they read the readings…

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At our service last Sunday, the gospel reading we heard was a story from the gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 15, verses 21 to 28. In this story, Jesus is approached by a Canaanite woman who asks him to heal her daughter who is possessed by a demon. His disciples are annoyed and tell him that …