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During the past week, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have been spending quite a bit of time together. I cannot recall any time that we have spent this much time together.

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Whenever new members come to our community, they study Benedictine history and especially the history of Mount St. Scholastica. Recently, I was teaching about something in our history that is not generally well known outside of our own monastery. As we all know, there are periods in history …

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If they haven’t already, soybeans will soon reach the growth stage that is ‘decision time’ for a fungicide application. Growth stage R3 is known as beginning pod. At this stage, pods are three sixteenths of an inch long on one of the four uppermost nodes on the main stem with a fully develop…

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As early as Summer 2021, some Atchison businesses and residents could have exceedingly fast, and scalable broadband speeds that surpass what is available in most of the country. Sounds cool, but how’s that, you might ask.  We, at Rainbow Communications, of Everest, KS, are excited to announc…

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I met with Patty Boldridge Wednesday afternoon to snap a real quick picture and talk about Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

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The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do as a journalist was report the plane crash on Sunday, July 16, that claimed the life of Atchison resident Bethany Root.

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If you told eighth-grade Zach that he’d be signed up to run a half marathon in 2017, he’d laugh right in your face. And yet, here he is, however many years later, earnestly preparing for a 13.1-mile race.

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I’ve lived the last year of my life convinced that I was maliciously lied to by a stranger who I met on a trail in the river bluffs last New Year’s Day. Some of you might remember that story: It was almost dark on New Year’s Day 2016 when I convinced myself I was lost on some rogue trail in …

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Life as we know it has basically changed. I have begun keeping my door locked, fearful of allowing anyone in unless I can ID them through the peephole. Then only if I know them, and even if they are wearing a mask, like the Schwan’s man, even with a mask, I can recognize my family.

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Well, here I am again, after a few weeks of intensive physical therapy following a bad beak.

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I’m sure I’ve written about this in the past, but it’s so good, I think it bears repeating. These are said to be some actual answers made by sixth graders to tests on history and the Bible. I’ve given my opinion (in parentheses) on each answer.

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When does parenting get easier? Just when I exhale and stop worrying about one child, another one is waiting in the wings to surprise me with something.

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Depending on whom you talk to in my family, any one of them would say I like our house in order at all times. I can get a bit obsessed with this. I don’t like clutter, which I define as anything left out that is currently not being used.

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There are several remote controls in our house. We even have the kind that is supposed to be “universal,” so essentially we would only need one. That isn’t the case. They all seem to only have one function no matter how we program them.

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I had to psych myself up to get back in the car this summer for another road trip. It goes without saying that children in a car for any extended period of time results in crankiness, hunger and boredom. Ever since the size of my family grew, we began to drive everywhere. After we had our fi…

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Gathering around the dinner table to share a meal and conversation with my family is one my favorite things we do together. With children ranging in age from 8 years old to 20 years old, the range of topics is wide and sometimes changes quickly.

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Eighty years ago, Amelia Earhart came to town, and to many area people it was a very big deal. I will even venture to say some residents might even remember the day they saw Amelia Earhart in person.

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Life as we know it has basically changed. I have begun keeping my door locked, fearful of allowing anyone in unless I can ID them through the peephole. Then only if I know them, and even if they are wearing a mask, like the Schwan’s man, even with a mask, I can recognize my family.

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Well, here I am again, after a few weeks of intensive physical therapy following a bad beak.

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I’m sure I’ve written about this in the past, but it’s so good, I think it bears repeating. These are said to be some actual answers made by sixth graders to tests on history and the Bible. I’ve given my opinion (in parentheses) on each answer.

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I am writing in opposition to renaming Division St. The name has no relevance in our current society. People in the Black community can and do live anywhere they choose. Stop a moment and consider the impact the name change will have on residents with Division St. addresses. Such as, they ne…