Opinion

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...
A new year is on the horizon and so is a new decade, and we gladly welcome them both! Cheers to the new year – 2020! Here at The Holton Recorder, we are very thankful for our talented team that works hard every day to produce a top-notch community newspaper for you. We are also very thankful for...
The United States economy added 266,000 jobs in November, it was reported, greatly surpassing economists’ predictions of only a 187,000-positive monthly job gain. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also indicated the national unemployment rate fell to a half-a-century low of 3.5 percent....
The impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, led by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, have more to do with politics and Congressional corruption than anything President Trump did or didn’t do. The Democrats do not have a strong candidate to challenge President Trump, as...
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, was Small Business Saturday across the country and while that’s a great promotion, great communities like ours must be doing much better! To keep our community great, we need to shop locally every chance we get all year long! Most of us do that already, but it is important...

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