Clausie Smith

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

Recent stories

International tragedy led to lasting local legacy for Boy Scouts
April 20, 2015
Over the decades, several thousand young men have enjoyed a variety of adventures and learning experiences at Camp Naish.
Sweets treats aren’t evil, just overly indulged
April 13, 2015
I know that candy has lost a bit of popularity since it has become one of the “whipping boys” for those who are campaigning against obesity.
Dead ball’ no more: homers a more frequent highlight of baseball
April 6, 2015
This is a big week in Kansas City, with the Royals opening the season as the defending American League champions.
Easter a clear favorite for hard-boiled egg fan
March 30, 2015
One of my happiest memories of Easter is the coloring and devouring of boiled eggs.
Confusion remains years after creation of ‘Unified Government’
04:32 p.m., March 23, 2015 Updated 12:47 p.m.
Every two years when there is a local election, there are Bonner Springs and Edwardsville residents who are confused by the ballot.
Birthday brings awareness of technological, societal progress
March 16, 2015
A week or so ago I celebrated my 78th birthday, which officially reaffirms my title of “old goat.”
Dirty politics nothing new, even in Bonner Springs
March 10, 2015
Many believe that angry elections are a modern development and that mudslinging is a 21st century tactic.
Character development key for youngest scouts
March 3, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking to the Cub Scout Pack 3149 Blue and Gold Banquet.
Searching for signs of Spring to end winter blues
February 23, 2015
By the last week in February most of us have had our fill of winter and are ready for spring.
Presidential museum visit causes reflection on recent history
February 16, 2015
One of the highlights of a recent trip to Dallas, Texas, was a visit to the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

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