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This photo shows a local farmer working on harvesting corn. Check out our special agriculture section in today's edition, featuring information on harvest, gardening and much more.

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It’s that time of year again when the dust is flying, grain trucks are prominent on the road and allergies are kicking it into high gear.

Despite the mist late Wednesday afternoon, the corn harvest continued in a field north of Effingham. During the process it appeared the grain truck remained parked near the field entrance while the combine stayed on course in the field as a tractor-pulled cart equipped with an auger was util…

Cattle on summer pastures will be moved to corn fields to glean fallen ears and to eat on the nutrients of the leaves. Utilizing stalks allows a cowherd manager to save on harvested bales of hay until we are deeper into winter.

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As of the latest report received this week from Maur Hill-Mount Mount Academy the number of active COVID-19 cases are decreasing and if all goes as expected the infection and quarantines will have run their course by this weekend.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to include those who have traveled to North Dakota and the country of Andorra beginning today, October 21. 

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Although his Irish smile and Italian twinkling eyes will no longer be present behind the historic deli counter, Mike Begley leaves a legacy of family heritage and an inherent multi-generational business sense in the Atchison community.

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Washington, DC – The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) honors a select group of collegiate academic honors programs as 2020’s “Hidden Gems.” Hidden Gems deserve the attention of students who seek an outstanding education grounded in the study of American government, history, and…

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The Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and AAA Kansas are working together this fall to raise awareness and help drivers avoid collisions with deer.

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The following is a question-and-answer session with Republican Candidate Casey Quinn, for the 3rd District County Commission seat. Quinn defeated Incumbent Henry W. “Bill” Pohl in the August primary, and is vying against Democrat Duane Baldridge in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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The following is a question-and-answer session with Democrat Candidate Duane Boldridge, a political newcomer, is vying for the 3rd District Atchison County Commission seat. Boldridge ran unopposed in the primary election. He is facing Republican Casey Quinn in the Nov. 3 general election.