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  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Talking Turkey... Turkey talk in November is almost too cheap and easy.  By the time you read, this you will have been bombarded with turkey talk.  Recipes, blunderbuss toting pilgrim pictures, grocery store fliers and fancy table top displays will all splash giant gobblers. After ...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston It was a dangerous adventure for two civilizations, Indians and the “white man’’ running on active and inactive for a couple centuries, the eighteenth and nineteenth. Government activities inside the drive to couple the east with the new U.S. west, via an intercontinental rai...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Kari Smith Give Thanks November is one of my favorite months. I love the cooler temperatures. I love watching the trees change color. I love spending time with family over the Thanksgiving break. I also love the anticipation of the first snow fall. The other night as we sat around the kitche...

  • November – A Month to Give Thanks November – A Month to Give Thanks

    By Eloise Graham Let us give thanks for the privilege to go to the polls and vote. Many countries are still struggling for this right. We often hear about voting when it is the “Big Election” but voicing our right is just as important in smaller elections. It is the elected officials at the low...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    The Curse of Modern Technology I don’t believe in the “good old days.” Never did, even though a bunch of my friends recently tried to convince me times were simpler and more fun way back when. Here’s why.  I have a good memory.  Riding with my parents and four siblings across Kansas in la...

  • Not All Corn Huskers Are From Nebraska Not All Corn Huskers Are From Nebraska

    By John & Joan Maxwell Cinnamon Ridge Farms On the farm, October is a month of harvest. In Scott County and all throughout the midwest, corn is king and has played a significant role in our food, fiber and fuel. Today we can see the latest technologies and hybrids at the Farm Progress Show. ...

  • The Chili Cook-off Challenge November 10th at the Carriage Haus The Chili Cook-off Challenge November 10th at the Carriage Haus

    By Alyssa Dominacki Alternatives for the Older Adult Business Development Coordinator “Chili Con Carne,” aka Chili is a classic staple in today’s recipe book, whether it is being made for a Super Bowl party or just to enjoy on a cold winter’s night. It is the go-to comfort food for many p...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham The Apple Orchard When I was growing up, we had an apple tree in our yard. We shared this tree with the birds, bugs and worms so the apples were not the best for just picking and eating! However, my mother with her paring knife would cut away the bad parts and use what was good ...