Opinion

Seven things we either learned, or were reminded of, from this election cycle: --- *Foreign interference in our elections is not the most pressing problem. Domestic interference is a problem, however. Social media giants Twitter and Facebook, acting as agents for one candidate or another, routinely...
Nominations for The Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Hall of Fame recognition will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 13. The Chamber’s Hall of Fame recognition program seeks to honor longtime community impact and involvement, longtime inspiring leadership, longtime...
People worried about whether their mail-in votes will count on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, have nothing to worry about in Kansas, if they just follow the rules. The rules have not been changed in this state for this election. That’s the key thing to remember. And it’s up to voters to follow the...
A total of 14 U.S. presidents have appointed 21 Supreme Court justices during election years, it has been reported. A half dozen presidents filled Supreme Court seats even though their successors had been elected. So it’s not unusual at all for President Donald Trump to be preparing to nominate a...
The object of Rotary International, a service organzation with 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide, is not so much different than the object of good, elected public service, in my view. If voters are looking for solid reasons on why they should vote for someone in November at the general...
Humboldt, a town with a population of about 1,953 located in southern Allen County, “has glided into the 21st century with charming vigor.’’ One of the interesting things that the town of Humboldt starting doing in 2007 was actively working to invite high school graduates back to the town to work...
The way that U.S. senators and representatives from one party treat others from the opposing party not only spells the difference between progress and stalemate at Congress, it also provides a good indicator of how American people are going to treat others who may not agree with them. Recently,...
And so we will start the new school term with traditional in-school class attendance with an abundance of social distancing, hand-cleaning and facemask wearing, along with remote learning over the Internet at home. Our school administrators, teachers and staff are doing their best to get everything...
A recent political cartoon posted at a newspaper social media site that was supposed to make Kansans wonder if they should follow all of Gov. Laura Kelly’s COVID-19 recommendations or reject them, did that but also riled up Jewish people all across the world because it contained an historical image...
We started out as community newspaper owners in 1984, in Yates Center, in our 20s (four decades ago - ugh) and if you’re old enough to remember the Kansas economy of the mid-1980s  then you remember the economy at that time was not very good. In fact, it was bad. It was so bad that Yates Center...

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