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In a recent column, I wrote about people turning towards religion and faith in these difficult times. At the same time, there are those who are suffering new doubts. I heard an interview recently with a pastor who was questioning present realities and asking “Where is God?”

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In a recent column, I wrote about people turning towards religion and faith in these difficult times. At the same time, there are those who are suffering new doubts. I heard an interview recently with a pastor who was questioning present realities and asking “Where is God?”

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People around the world have enjoyed drinking tea for thousands of centuries. Studies have shown that many varieties of tea may boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and could help protect you from cancer and heart disease. With warm summer days approaching, a glass of iced tea m…

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Every winter, 1.5 million honeybee hives (60% of U.S. honeybee colonies) are shipped on trucks to California to pollinate almonds. Almond growers pay $150-$250 per hive for their pollination service; for the beekeepers, the honey is a marketable byproduct. Pollinators have become a hot topic…

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Things are beginning to go back to normal as businesses begin to reopen, and people start going back to normal life. Have you been in self-isolation with a loved one who struggles with substance abuse?

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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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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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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.