Opinion

One of the many lessons learned from COVID-19, from a business standpoint, is the value of utilizing our local banks throughout the year. As was noted in last week’s story about the federal government’s Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans, having a good relationship with a local bank may have been...
Lessons learned today may help keep our country safe in the future. It is not as difficult to shut down the U.S. society and economy as one may have thought, after all. As we consider how to move forward after COVID-19 someday, it’s important to take stock of what we’ve learned as a country from...
Editor’s note: I have no idea who wrote the following “Advice From An Old Farmer’’ or when, or where I found it, but I think there’s something in here for just about everyone today wondering what to think about the coronavirus. *Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. *Keep...
We will never know if the drastic measures we are taking now will make all the difference in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, but we will second-guess ourselves, if we don’t do all we can. The fact that Kansas has closed schools this week is another indication of the severity of the...
If U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, is successful in earning his party’s nomination for president, it will be because of his view on health care. Sanders’ message is this - “We say to the private health insurance companies: whether you like it or not, the United...
The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Kansas City over the weekend was $1.97. Closer to home, the price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline was $2.09 recently. This morning, the price was $2.11 and $2.19 in Holton. Let’s celebrate it! For many American motorists, $3-a-gallon gasoline is...
The recent impeachment process against President Donald Trump did not turn out well for any one involved, in my view, and did little to improve the image of Congress people on either side of the aisle.  True colors of some longtime career politicians were especially illuminated as they changed...
Richard Nixon was president, the Beatles had just broken up and I was a fifth grader at Holy Angels Catholic Grade School in Garnett the last time the Kansas City Chiefs went to Super Bowl IV (Four) in the 1969-70 season. It’s been a long time watching and waiting for the Chiefs to get back to the...
Our country is in the middle of a U.S. Senate impeachment trial involving the President. The nation is also gearing up for the 2020 general election.  The Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives voted almost completely along political party lines to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of...

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