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Schlageck, John

Lightning rods – tools to tame the heavens

   For more than two centuries some perched high atop barns, silos, homes and sheds throughout much of rural America during the 19th and...

The world is my oyster

Self-absorbed. It’s all about me. I am the center of the universe. All these words come to mind when I see today’s endless stream of...

A question of balance

“I know farming is expected to be just another business. But I believe farming will always be a way of life as much as...

Where we live

Reflection is good for the soul. It allows you to see where you’ve been and hopefully chart a better course on where you’re going....

Enjoy Bread

       While the 2018 wheat harvest remains fresh in the minds of Kansans, it’s worth remembering civilization has been directly linked to...

Where we live

          Reflection is a good thing. It allows you to see where you’ve been and hopefully chart a better course...

Appreciation

          Grandma and Grandpa Becker were people of action rather than words. Not that they didn’t have much to say....

The road runs both ways

   Seems Kansas farmers and ranchers are always doing something in their fields, grassland and on our public roads. No matter where you travel...

Tumbling along

         Part cultural icon and part invasive nuisance, tumbleweeds have an intriguing and tangled history. You know, tumbleweeds -- those twisted...

Moderation and variety

The key to a healthy diet today is to eat a variety of foods including grains, milk, vegetables, meat and fruits – all in...
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Dear Poacher:

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