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The confirmation this week of Southern Rust in Georgia and Texas is a good ‘kick start’ towards at least thinking about a disease management in this year’s corn crop. Commodity prices, current stands, and upcoming weather all play roles in determining the economic viability of disease preven…

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The last 3 weeks I have been “swamped” at work, considering I’ve been swamping around in farm ponds. I’ve seen everything from well-manicured and landscaped shorelines to huge slopes, the kind you can roll into the pond. I’ve seen some pretty clear water and then one that smelled like a sewe…

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There is a special devotion that has been popular in the Catholic Church for a very long time that is called praying the “Way of the Cross” or “Stations of the Cross.” It involves recalling 14 different moments in the day of Christ’s crucifixion and saying a prayer for each that is related t…

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Water is essential to the survival of all living things. It helps to regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints, and helps transport nutrients to provide energy and keep you healthy.

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), increasing to 16 million in 30 years. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $259 billion this year, increasing to $1.1 trillion (i…

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After a long day, the feeling of a cozy bed is so satisfying. But over time, sweat, body oil, and allergens like dust mites can start to build up. The American Cleaning Institute® recommends these steps to keep your bedding clean and comfortable.

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Whether your tax fund is $500 or $3,500, it can mean a real impact on your personal and financial well-being. Before you spend your refund on a big-screen TV or iPad, try to think through your options, even the ones that aren’t especially exciting or glamorous.

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The Atchison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met virtually via Zoom on March 13.

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March is National Nutrition Month, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and this year’s theme is “Personalize Your Plate.”

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Cabin fever is a popular term for a relatively common reaction to being isolated or confined for an extended period of time. Cabin fever is not a specific diagnosis but rather a constellations of symptoms that can occur under these circumstances.

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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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Gene and Dorothy Dunn of Nortonville, Kansas announce their upcoming 60th wedding anniversary. A celebration will be held on Sept. 25, 2021 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nortonville United Methodist Church. Friends and Family are invited. Gene and Dorothy have two children: Greg Dunn (Jeanette Whi…

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Floyd and Alleta (Frommer) Oswald will be celebrating their 65th anniversary on Aug. 26, 2021. They were married on this date in 1956, at Coal Creek United Methodist Church, which is five miles North of Valley Falls, Kansas.

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Thank you to our friends & family for helping me to celebrate my 90th birthday. A special thanks to children, grand children, nieces and nephews, for putting it all together and for the delicious food.

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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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In last week’s column, I wrote about the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament and how it gives us a sampler of the different ways in which we speak to and about God. It’s often a challenge to find something new and useful to write about every week so, since the psalms are a subject I know and…

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The Rainforest Explorers at Trinity Lutheran Vacation Bible School have had a wild time discovering all of the treasures VBS had to offer throughout the week of June 6 to 11.

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There’s an old spiritual that asks the question “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” In last week’s column, I wrote about my experience of the march through downtown Atchison on June 11 commemorating the 1870 lynching of a black man named George Johnson. In that column, I compared J…

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There is a special devotion that has been popular in the Catholic Church for a very long time that is called praying the “Way of the Cross” or “Stations of the Cross.” It involves recalling 14 different moments in the day of Christ’s crucifixion and saying a prayer for each that is related t…

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On May 25, Sister Maria Larkin passed away at the age of 93. You may not think you knew her, but there’s a good chance you do if you travel around downtown Atchison. She was the tall, stately woman you saw walking briskly over one of the downtown overpasses or headed up the hill towards the …

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Many Christian denominations observe specific seasons throughout the year, such as Lent, Advent, Easter and Christmas, with Easter and Christmas being whole seasons of related feasts, not just a single day celebration. The rest of the year is called “ordinary time.” With the feast of Penteco…

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In Christian tradition, the feast of Pentecost is celebrated fifty days after Easter. This is the day that the Holy Spirit came upon the followers of Jesus and they were emboldened to begin to go out and preach about Jesus. This is one more place where Christianity picks up on the Jewish tra…

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Forty days after Easter, Christians commemorate the ascension of Jesus into heaven. There are two things being commemorated, the first of which is loss. After Jesus’ crucifixion, He is with the disciples no more and they hide in fear and mourning. We can’t forget that the disciples were huma…

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(Editor’s Note: One of the sisters was recently looking at some previous columns and asked if we might reprint this one. She wanted us to reflect on what has changed, or not, in the past five years, and to recommit ourselves.)