Clausie Smith

Clausie Smith is a contributing columnist and former publisher of The Chieftain and Sentinel.

Recent stories

Mostly forgotten detective faced notorious criminals
September 1, 2015
This is a quiz: Can you name the man who was called America’s most famous detective a century ago?
Reflecting on nearly five decades of Tiblow Days
August 25, 2015
This is a big weekend in Bonner Springs with the annual Tiblow Days celebration. The event draws major crowds to downtown Bonner Springs and features a variety of fun activities for all ages.
Finding some excitement in the ‘blah’ month
August 17, 2015
It has long been my opinion that August is the “blah” month of the year.
ADA legislation improved life for those with physical challenges
August 11, 2015
Twenty-five years ago I really didn’t give much thought to a newly passed law named the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed by President George H.W. Bush.
New enthusiasm for Royals baseball impressive
July 28, 2015
What a difference a winning baseball team with extremely popular players makes. I couldn’t help but marvel at the enthusiasm and energy while attending a Kansas City Royals game last week.
Smart phone purchase leaves operator feeling dumb
July 20, 2015
I have retreated from my original entrenched position — I have purchased a smart phone.
Death knell is sounding for the phone book
July 7, 2015
The past 100 years has resulted in a variety of once-necessary items joining the dinosaurs and dodo birds in becoming extinct.
Summer may be half over, but there are still events to be enjoyed
June 30, 2015
It hardly seems possible that it is July! That means 2015 is half over and wasn’t it yesterday we were celebrating the New Year?
Remembering another important day in United States history
June 23, 2015
This is the time of year when we reflect on our nation’s great history and achievements.
Edwardsville set to turn 100 next month
June 15, 2015
Edwardsville reaches a major milestone next month. Edwardsville became a city of the third class in late July, 1915, making the community 100 years old!

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