Opinion

Watching U.S. astronauts land on the moon, on live television, and then walk on the moon, with my family back in July of 1969 made a powerful impact on the 10-year-old boy that was me. My parents were in their mid-30s. My oldest brother was 18; my sister was 17; and my little brother was 5. I don’t...
From our business location on the south side of the Holton Town Square in recent weeks, we watched the Holton Street Department crew across the street along the courtyard tear out the old curb and guttering along that stretch of Fourth Street, then pour and finish new ones. From a distance, we also...
You can take fish oil supplements and eat lots of turmeric. You can invest in a language class, puzzle books or a few hours of exercise every week. There are countless methods to (allegedly) improve your memory and cognitive functioning. The brain-training and assessment industry is expected to...
You can’t teach these qualities. Actually, I’ll struggle to explain it in a way you would understand, but I can tell you after only a few conversations if someone grew up in a small town or not. I did. I’m from a farming community of about 8,000 people. Growing up, I lived eight miles outside of...
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says that a citizenship question should not be included on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The governor’s opinion, in my view, is politically motivated, and in step with the National Democratic Party’s view. And wrong. Democrats think illegal immigrants - if they can somehow...
For the first time in 50 years or more, the United States government can stand up to rogue oil-rich countries like Iran without having to worry about domestic gasoline prices here doubling or tripling in price at the pump as a result, or having a gasoline shortage scare as a result. Thank goodness...
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled recently that state funding for education is adequate, it has been reported. The Supreme Court ruled that in the case, Luke Gannon versus the state of Kansas, the state has shown that the 2019 Legislature’s scheduled base aid increases are in “substantial compliance”...
The Friday, June 14 activities in Holton that welcomed the 825 or so bicycle riders from across the country in the Biking Across Kansas event were a great success. Congratulations and thanks to all those involved in planning out the details of all the activities from the bicycle-themed displays...
What to do if there’s a tornado coming to a zip code near you is the most important thing you need to know now at this time of year. I can’t recall another time in my life when there have been so many continuous days that contained the threat of severe weather.  As this commentary is being written...
The senior speeches at the recent graduation ceremony for Holton High School’s Class of 2019 last Saturday might have been the best ones I have ever heard. The speeches carried out a central theme focusing on the 2019 class motto – “Breathe With A Purpose’’ selected in honor of deceased class vice...

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