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Don’t ‘got milk’ »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

Imitation dairy products may account for nearly 70 percent of the items a shopper finds in the dairy case today. That’s according to the latest data from the dairy industry. A trip down the grocery aisle will quickly reveal the often-copied dairy products. There are products that mimic butter, cream, whipped cream, sour cream, ice […]

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DAVE SAYS: Sell the rental and reinvest? »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, I’m retired, and my husband plans to work for several more years. We have $130,000 in savings accounts, plus a rental property. The rental property has a $150,000 mortgage, but we have no other debt. Should we sell the rental and reinvest in the stock market? Barbara Dear Barbara, If I were in […]

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Brownback ducks jabs with Roadmap 2.0 »

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Remember those stories that start with the “a guy walks into a bar with a duck under his arm?” That idea can go a bunch of ways…and if you buy the premise (that duck under his arm), you’ll enjoy the story. Well, selling an idea worked for now-Gov. Sam Brownback four years ago. He had […]

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‘The Expendables 3’ is out of its prime »

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What is there left to say about “The Expendables?” It’s a franchise of few words to begin with, but after three installments the novelty, among other things, is starting to wear a little thin. Sylvester Stallone and a cavalcade of other 80s and 90s action stars again team up to face off against a sinister […]

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Final 4-H County Fair recipe is a winner »

Linda Beech

The final 4-H recipe from the 2014 County Fair is a decadent cake exhibited by Haley Robben from the Victoria Vikings 4-H Club. This beautiful 3-layer cake was the senior champion in the 4-H Foods division. Try it for your next special occasion. Pistachio Cake For the cake: 1 cup shelled pistachios 2-1/2 cups cake […]

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The great college textbook scam »

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$200 would buy your college books for a whole year in 1960. Today, a single book can exceed that cost. Why is textbook cost so high when the actual costs of printing have declined? The answer is two-fold: 1) the digital “revolution” and 2) the professors select the textbook and the students have to buy […]

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Media and Missouri: What the heck is going on? »

Gene Policinski is senior vice president of the First Amendment Center

What in the heck is going on with the police in Ferguson, Missouri, and journalists? The St. Louis suburb has been the scene of peaceful protests and charged emotions, and nightly chaos and rampant looting, following the Aug. 9 shooting death of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a yet-to-be-identified police officer. In the confusion […]

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Now That’s Rural: Roger Hubert, barn preservation »

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By RON WILSON Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development Can a barn be reborn? Today we’ll meet a man who believes strongly that barns are a vital element of our history and that they should be utilized and preserved. His personal journey in barn preservation has led him to rural Kansas. Roger Hubert is […]

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City ready to move on portable shipping containers »

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At long last, this Thursday at City Hall, Hays commissioners will be voting on modifications to ordinance No. 3749 on the use of portable shipping containers by businesses at specified commercial and industrial zoned locations. The commissioners were made aware of the need for business to be able to utilize these cost effective, safe and […]

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Looking long-term at the Ogallala Aquifer »

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As the daughter of a western Kansas farmer who began irrigating out of the Ogallala Aquifer in the 1960s, I realize what a financial boon irrigation has been. Few people worried then about the aquifer’s depletion, although, as far back as 1899, a government topographer sent to survey the High Plains concluded that withdrawals from […]

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DAVE SAYS: Asking for a raise »

Dave Ramsey

Dear Dave, What’s your advice on asking for a raise at work when you have more responsibility than a co-worker but the same title on paper? After being with my company four years, I feel like I should make more money and I have the right to complain about this. Vanessa Dear Vanessa, Sorry, no. […]

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is uninspiring »

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The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” of the early ’90s had an incredibly formative impact on my life. I started my study of martial arts at age 6 due to my excitement and enthusiasm for the “Turtles.” I studied martial arts for close to 20 years and much of my personality was shaped by the values […]

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Can-do attitude »

John Schlageck writes for the Kansas Farm Bureau.

A century ago when this state consisted mainly of farm and ranch families, it was a common sight to see neighbors helping neighbors. They swapped farm machinery. They loaned labor back and forth to work harvest thrashing crews. A barn raising presented another opportunity for friends to help build and support the community. Since Kansas […]

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