Jim Finley

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Peterson deserves both credit, blame for Chiefs tenure
December 31, 2008
Well I have lived to see the best of the Kansas City Chiefs and, last Sunday, listened to the worst of the Kansas City Chiefs when they set an all-time record for loses.
Grandchildren give grandpa plenty of reasons to be proud
December 24, 2008
A few issues back I wrote a column about a condensed version of the achievements of my granddaughter, Kristi Hoffine, in volleyball, basketball and softball at Bonner Springs High School. In doing this I inadvertently neglected the achievements made by my grandsons is their high school sports. I don’t want to leave them out, especially while reflecting on my family during the holiday season.
Hey Missouri, stop pouting and win
December 11, 2008
How many more chances are the Missouri Tigers going to get to beat Oklahoma for the Big 12 Conference championship?
Jayhawks stole thunder in big football weekend
December 4, 2008
The national hype was centered around the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State football game last weekend because of its Big 12 — and possibly national championship — implications, but for my money the far more exciting game was the one between Kansas and Missouri in the Border Showdown.
Hornbeck, Hilton a good combo at BSHS
November 20, 2008
When the Bonner Springs school district hired Joe Hornbeck as vice principal at Bonner Springs High School they made an excellent choice because they got Joe’s expertise not only as an administrator but also as a former high school football coach with nine years of experience.
Thigpen’s play encouraging during a dismal Chiefs year
November 13, 2008
I’m still wearing my Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks caps, but I’m really not a happy camper at the moment.
Young Chiefs growing up; Jayhawks are looking good
November 5, 2008
The Kansas City Chiefs — injuries and all — are starting to grow up as a football team.
In memory of a softball legend and a longtime good friend
October 30, 2008
We lost another good resident last week with the passing of Tom Lindblad, who has been a longtime friend.
Latest miserable performances make life tough for Chiefs fans
October 23, 2008
I was doing pretty good on my attempt to be a kinder and gentler person after the Kansas Jayhawks won the National Championship. I was still on a big emotional high because of their success.
Struggles of Kansas City’s pro teams frustrating for everyone
October 15, 2008
About this time last year people were beginning to plot their new year’s resolutions

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