Opinion

Pumpkins more than just jack-o-lanterns
October 27, 2014
If there were a national vegetable for the final three months of the year, it should be the pumpkin.
Political ads seem to reach a new low
October 20, 2014
Political television advertising has turned the voting process into a cesspool of quarter truths, half truths and just plain fabrications.
TV series sheds light on impact of Roosevelts
October 13, 2014
Recently I enjoyed watching the Ken Burns’ TV series on the lives and careers of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Analysis: Gay marriage clouds Kansas governor race
October 12, 2014
The re-emergence of gay marriage as a hot legal issue nationally has complicated Democratic challenger Paul Davis’ bid in Kansas to unseat conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Bobcats hang on for win at Eudora
October 7, 2014
One week after needing a second-half surge from its offense, Basehor-Linwood High put the game in the hands of its defense. Once again, the Bobcats were up to the challenge.
Revelling in the Royals’ long overdue victories
October 6, 2014
Like a majority of Kansas City residents, last week has been a dream that is real and long overdue.
Avoiding con artists who prey on senior citizens
September 29, 2014
Recently I have read a number of articles about the growing problem of elderly persons falling prey to con artists. I was shocked to read that one in five citizens over age 65 will be the victim of a con artist.
The joys and challenges of being a college parent
September 22, 2014
While I enjoyed being a parent, there was one era that doesn’t conjure up pleasant memories. For a number of reasons, I really never enjoyed the “college years” of our daughters.
Garage sales serve many purposes
September 15, 2014
No matter where you go you’ll find neighborhoods hosting a legion of garage sales. Certainly they are extremely popular with most people.
The power of literacy supports a better society
September 8, 2014
According to a number of statistical sources, there are 32.9 million Americans, or 14 percent of our population, who are illiterate.
Old age requires hearing aids, other ‘spare parts’
September 1, 2014
When you reach my age you find that you need a “spare parts kit.” A couple of weeks ago, I officially became an old guy when I added a hearing aid to my “tool kit.”
Jim Finley: A true Bonner Springs citizen
August 25, 2014
Last week, Bonner Springs lost one of our outstanding citizens and a local icon when Jim Finley passed away.
Pigskin prep: high school football’s evolution since 1908
August 18, 2014
It’s a sure sign that fall is creeping up on us when the first day of school has arrived. And, yes, it is a time of year filled with anticipation for me because football season is about here.
Kansas so much more than Dorothy’s home
August 11, 2014
While on vacation in Canada, a woman commented that this was the 75th anniversary of the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”
Face to Face: First State Bank’s Blake Waters
August 11, 2014
Get to know your neighbors with our Face to Face feature. This week, we talk with First State Bank and Trust’s Blake Waters.

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