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Gilliland, Steve

On Eagles Wings

Michele McNulty with the US Fish and Wildlife Service office in Manhattan, Kansas told me they have been banding and studying bald eagles here...

Farming Everglades Style

One of the many fond memories I have growing up as an Ohio farm kid was of something called John Deere Days. Back in...

Oh, for Pest Hunts Again!

After hearing from several friends recently about pest problems they have, this story from my youth comes to mind. Given society’s current penchant for...

It’s Too Hot…Again, and Thou Shalt Not Embellish

Well, after such a pleasant cool spring, here we go again with summer in Kansas. This week’s column is a concoction of different subjects,...

Oh, that Bloomin’ Algae!

Wheat farmers adore the hot dry weather during wheat harvest, as it dries the crop and allows for harvesting without worrying about wet spots...

Are you an Old Fisherman…Take the Test

Just this week I was talking with a local pastor about his decision to retire a few years sooner than he had planned. Moving...

The Case of the Missing Propeller

Do you ever contemplate the things you’ve done that leave you wondering why you weren’t killed doing them? One such incident always comes to...

Well, that was Shocking!

I’ll never forget the look on Fritz Berger’s face as he spun around in the bow of the boat and exclaimed “Flathead; big flathead”...

Wimpy and the Woodchuck

As haying time nears again, my mind wanders (which it does quite well) back to the days when baling hay was a rite-of-passage for...

Tried and True Tomato Tips

Outside today, the Baltimore Orioles are slurping my grape jelly so fast I may have to get a part-time job to keep them supplied....
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