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The end of summer means many things to me: Labor Day barbecues, back-to-school excitement, shorter days and ... loads of tomatoes.

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In almost all public men’s restrooms — airports, truck stops, stadiums, convenience stores — there are now diaper-changing stations. Because dads are certainly just as capable of changing diapers as moms.

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A family member — I think one of James Joseph Hanson’s sisters — held up 6-month old baby Lucas for all the packed church to see.

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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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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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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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Carson Scheer from Boy Scout Troop 18 has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle project was creating vegetable beds for students at St. Matthews Catholic School.

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Project Concern Inc. is a non-profit 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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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 they set out to find growing mainline churches, sociologist David Haskell and historian Kevin Flatt did the logical thing: They asked leaders of four key Canadian denominations to list their successful congregations.

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If newcomers walk into a Protestant church on Sunday and hear an organ playing, and see hymnals, the odds are good that between 50 and 250 people will be in the pews.

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I recently had a conversation in which I was asked what I made of the huge spike in the number of movies about comic book superheroes.

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Americans who have been paying attention to arguments about religion in recent years know that two statistics have caused the most chatter in the digital public square, as well as coverage in the old-school press.

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While the people of the United States wrap up their summer with the celebration of Labor Day, the sisters at the Mount have their own ritual for the end of the summer.

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In last week’s column, I shared some of my reflections for the retreat on humility that I gave last weekend.

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School years close with graduation ceremonies, which are now followed by a painful rite for some Catholic educators and bishops: headlines about teachers losing their jobs after celebrating same-sex marriages.

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I’ve been thinking lately about humility ... not that I find it that attractive or am particularly skilled in it, but because I’m giving a workshop on it as a virtue at the root of monastic life.

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While it’s hard to journey from the intellectual legacy of the Blessed John Henry Newman to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” it can be done.