Articles written by Gloria Schlaefli

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Rural entertainment has picked up on the Schlaefli farmstead. A few days ago our neighbor turned his cow-calf herd out in the field directly across the road from our house. The cows seem content as there is plenty to eat as they are stationed in a...

 

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Our calendars are telling us that spring arrived a week ago and Easter is just a few days away, but Tuesday morning as I looked outside, it didn’t look like spring or Easter. Blowing snow arrived late Monday afternoon and in our farm yard, three i...

 

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This week I attended a memorial service honoring a fellow club member and friend of my mother’s. As her obituary was read, it was said she was a member of the Young Matron’s Club. Chuckles went up from those in attendance as a remark was made abo...

 

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It was an unusual 76 degree day Monday and my hubby and I decided to head to the farmstead I grew up on. My cousin had called me earlier in the day and said we needed to come to the home pasture to see the new calves and the first calf heifers when...

 

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Currently politics is front and center in many people’s thoughts as this country prepares for the upcoming Presidential election. It seems that over the years, politics and the elections have become more torrid, verbal and targeted. It wasn’t always...

 

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Volunteers Wanted! This is a request that seems to be always floating around here and other places. Recently I noted on a social media site volunteers were needed to help with some of the interior construction on the new Jewell County Community...

 

Tucker's 30 years of crock collecting

John Tucker, Burr Oak, has collected crocks for almost 30 years. His collection now totals 70 and more are expected to be added. John has all of his treasured finds displayed on shelving he constructe...

 

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I am so fond of the month of February. While officially it’s still not spring, I’m happy with it. My reasoning is simple. There are February dates that are special to me and hold memories of loved ones past and present. I became a mother for the fir...

 

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No mail Monday. No banks open Monday. It was Presidents’ Day! I can remember when President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln each had their birthdays observed this month. Then they were lumped together to create Presidents’ Day. I gues...

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day! There are red and pink hearts displayed this time of year. There are those special Valentine’s cards sent and received and welcomed. Beautiful flowers are delivered and gifted to those special Valentines. Then there are the...

 

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For years parents, grandparents, teachers and day care providers, have been encouraged to read books, stories and poems to children. My mother often read to me and sometimes when my father had time, he too would do so. I loved hearing all those...

 

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Currently our country roads are sloppy, mushy and rutty making it difficult to travel on. All the rain followed by snow, then freezing temperatures and now receiving warmer temperatures have the roads thawing, snow melting and for the next few days...

 

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Sunday morning did not work out as planned. My farmer husband had gone another direction than I was wanting to go. I prepared to attend church up north. Since church had been called off last Sunday because of the weather, I was looking forward to...

 

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This week there seems to be three main subjects being considered. They are the results of the Iowa Caucus, who will the Chiefs be playing in the next division game, and snow...when will it quit, when will school be held again, and if the country...

 

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Monday, looking out the window, there was snow covering everything, even the country roads. It was a much needed wet snow and floating down were the biggest snowflakes. The limbs of the trees were covered, the roofs of the farm outbuildings were...

 

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After Christmas thoughts turned to remembering special Christmas gifts from the past, including childhood years. It was during the week after Christmas while still on school vacation, that children got the chance to enjoy and play with their new...

 

Sod and Stubble book comes to life in film

A nonfictional book, Sod and Stubble, written more than 90 years ago about a local family's pioneer history in Osborne County, Kansas, is being brought to life in a new film. The book was first...

 

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It’s time to change the calendar and begin a new year. 2023 offered some challenging times for our family but it also offered some rewards. We had a granddaughter graduate from high school and head off for college at K-State. Another granddaughter w...

 

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This bit of information was recently noted and thought it should be shared, “Time is precious. Memories remind us that nothing lasts forever. Enjoy life and remember, don’t count the days. Make the days count.” This sounded like something we all need...

 

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A lot is being added to the list and every time you think all the “need to do” things are covered, one or two things pop into your mind. Christmas cards are all addressed and ready but then you remember one or two others that didn’t get inclu...

 

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A classmate, friend, and neighbor has left us. A trooper to the end, in recent days she lost her battle with cancer. She will be missed by all that knew her. I was her classmate from 8th grade through high school graduation. In school, she was good a...

 

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There was a statement recently shared about grandchildren, “some of the greatest blessings call us Grandma and Grandpa.” Grandparents certainly appreciate and agree with that statement. I know I do. Over Thanksgiving weekend, families and fri...

 

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Whether you travel over the country roads, city roads, go short or long distances, or even if you remain at home hosting the family dinner, it is hoped you have a happy and thankful Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day may be extra special as family an...

 

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A cousin left our family recently and though he died, the memories of him remain in our hearts. I am blessed to have so many cousins because both sides of the family had numerous children and from them came a lot of offspring. Dr. Suess said it best,...

 

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The country roadways in most areas locally have become bumpy and are now rough for traveling. A driver has to watch out for pot holes filled with nothing but rock dust along the roads. I’ve been told, the rock road conditions were brought on by a rea...

 

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