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Letter to The Editor ~Vincent Pieschl

Letter to The Editor ~Vincent Pieschl

March 25, 2015

You can see the problem is not with the bridge as our county commissioner would like you to believe, but with the end of the west approach. Anyone who has seen this in person cannot believe the road has been closed, rather than make this simple repair. Since our federal government has coined the phrase “Facture Critical […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

March 25, 2015

Wichita State left no doubt as to who has the best basketball team in the state of Kansas as they lowered the boom on Kansas, 78-65. Wichita outplayed the Jayhawks in every aspect of the game throughout the second half and the outcome was never in doubt. The Shockers will play Notre Dame on March […]

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Musing of an Old Country Printer

March 25, 2015

A comment by John Wilson Being retired is much better than I had imagined. However, if there is a downside, it would be the fact that I have more time to keep up on what’s happening in this nation and around the world. And what I am hearing is becoming more troubling each week. Running […]

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Letter to The Editor ~ Howard Coatney

March 25, 2015

Dear Editor, There’s news today (March 18, 2015) of a proposed budget coming from House Republicans which, if left unaltered, will make steep cuts to welfare and food stamp programs. I feel qualified to comment on matters of “welfare,” having obtained my masters degree from the University of Kansas “School of Social Welfare” in 1983. […]

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Sports Potpourri

Sports Potpourri

March 18, 2015

By Mac Stevenson Memories of the conference basketball tournaments fade as quickly as an early morning fog. It’s NCAA Tournament time. Kansas and Wichita State will represent the Sunflower State. One thing became clear during KU’s loss to Iowa State in the Big 12 championship game: Perry Ellis is ineffective playing on one leg. He […]

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Letter to the Editor ~ Tom Corman

March 18, 2015

I’ve been attending state basketball championships almost every year for 44 years. I’ve been driving the activity bus for four years. Over this time I’ve heard the Star Spangled Banner sung and played in every possible style and arrangement. Thursday I delivered our high school choir to the 2A State opening round of the basketball […]

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Soothe the Savage Beast

Soothe the Savage Beast

March 18, 2015

I read that most people spend three out of ten days in a bad mood. Well, maybe most people, but not this person! There’s no way I’m grumpy that much. You’re not either, are you? I won’t ask your family if you don’t ask mine. I do get a little grumpy when I’m hungry though. […]

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Cutting Costs

Cutting Costs

March 11, 2015

A comment by Erik Shupe Mitch Daniels should be the U.S. Education Czar, if there ever is to be such a position. Many might remember him as Indiana’s cost cutting governor, or as a 2012 Republican Presidential hopeful. Currently he is the President of Purdue University and is in the midst of creating a revolution […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

March 11, 2015

Even though Kansas lost 75-73 at Oklahoma in the last regular season Big 12 game, there were encouraging aspects for KU going into postseason play. Sophomore point guard Frank Mason played a superb game at Norman: With 5.4 seconds to go and the Jayhawks trailing by three, Mason swished three straight free throws. That takes […]

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Sufferin’ Succotash

March 4, 2015

By Dorothy Rosby My husband and I acquired a kitten in the same way most middle-aged people acquire a pet. We inherited it from our son. Over the years, I’ve had some minor issues with cat allergies, but this cat doesn’t seem to bother me. Or rather he doesn’t seem to bother my allergies. He […]

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