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I like to wait until the first of July to bag my worms. There has been a lot of interest about them already. Bagworms feed on just about any plant but usually favor the evergreens. Look for the small bagworm on your spruce, arborvitae, and junipers which includes the eastern red cedars. Be s…

The firing of Manhattan’s Kelly Stewart from ESPN before she even started working there has become national news. It is, depending on how you look at it, a cautionary tale for young people, a story of an overbearing employer, changing standards of what’s acceptable, or a form of sexism.

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There are concerns when insects and diseases appear on plants. These biotic or living pests can reduce plant vigor. Sometimes they can kill a plant. Control measures are available and will help.

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The growing season started out on the dry side. I decided to upgrade a garden hose to be prepared. That hose still has its curl. It has mostly sat on the sidelines, waiting to be used.

The boys’ track team at Manhattan High won the 6A team championship Thursday, a remarkable accomplishment. It was the team’s second in three seasons — last year’s spring sports season was eliminated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Richard Myers’ tenure as president of Kansas State University wasn’t long, by the standards of that job. But it was certainly eventful, and we in Manhattan are fortunate that he was able to steer the university through those events toward a brighter future.

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Some plants have been slow to respond to our growing conditions. Dieback occurs every year with some more noticeable than others. The location is a major factor on how plants grow. Being patient is the first step in helping plants.

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It is no secret that Manhattan has seen some recent online activity from people outside our community who have questions about why we’re building the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in the Midwest. Unfortunately, some claims have misrepresented the mission of NBAF, reminding us how im…

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The crisis in the Middle East has raised its ugly head again. After almost four years of relative calm, Hamas is once again raining rockets down on Israel. In response, Israel is targeting the locations the rockets are coming from. This could end as in the past with some temporary cease-fire…

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Last week were Irises, this week the peonies are off to a good show. Like many perennials, there are ones that bloom early, mid-season and late. Planting a mixture of these helps ensure bloom when needed. Check out the peony collection at the K-State Gardens at 1500 Denison Ave. soon to enjo…

The new Jason Statham action picture, Guy Ritchie’s “Wrath of Man,” may not have enough killing in it. It has quite a bit, though — don’t misunderstand. The movie’s only weakness has to do with the distribution of revenge shooting in the film.

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In Kansas, we have a problem. Nearly 100,000 of us do not have access to the internet. Although this is only 3.5 % of the state’s population, every Kansan without internet access is missing a vital resource and opportunity to compete in an increasingly online world.