Clausie Smith

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

Recent stories

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.
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.”
Learning about our neighbor to the north
August 4, 2014
We recently returned from a bus tour through western Canada and the Canadian Rockies. Both of us were impressed with the beauty of scenery, which might be the most spectacular I’ve ever seen.
100 years ago: The final day of the ‘old world’
July 28, 2014
I have to wonder if anyone in the three communities realized that July 31, 1914, was the final day of the old world. You see, on Aug. 1, 1914, hostilities in Europe would erupt into World War I.
Pizza popular, but relatively new to America
July 21, 2014
Probably most Americans believe that the hamburger or hot dog is the most popular fast food. That may be true, but in my opinion the Italian import – pizza – is gaining ground.
Musical memories strong thanks to jukebox
July 14, 2014
It seems that the once popular jukebox has joined the ranks of dinosaurs and dodo birds.
Soccer’s future bright in America
July 7, 2014
While it will probably be a long time before soccer becomes America’s favorite sport, the World Cup demonstrated its growing popularity.

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