Opinion

What is the state of the state in Kansas? In his recent State of the State Address, Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, said the state of the state is strong. How can the state of Kansas be strong, however, if it currently has a state budget deficit of at least $175 million and that deficit is...
The death of longtime friend, Dennis Hermreck, of neighboring Onaga, due to cancer, at age 57, has caused me to retrieve a multitude of cherished childhood memories and uniquely shared good experiences with him and other longtime friends. We both grew up in Garnett, Kan., and we both attended Holy...
Some observations while traveling the highways and byways to visit family at Christmas: On Christmas Day 2015, just a few necessary businesses, such as refueling stations and hotels/motels for travelers, were open in the Holton community and elsewhere across the state. If you think about that, as I...
The 2016 Session Preview released recently by State Rep. Dennis “Boog’’ Highberger of District 46 sets out the kind of goals and ideals that all Kansans can relate to and appreciate. I found a lot of things that I agreed with in Highberger’s Session Preview. Rep. Highberger, it should be noted, is...
Like the wise men and shepherds following the bright star to Bethlehem some 2,000 years ago, people living in the world today still search for answers to the age-old questions: Why are we here? What is the meaning of our lives? Are all things predetermined or is there free will? Does God exist and...
‘Tis the season to bundle up little Jimmy with layers of clothing before sending him outside to play in the cold. And ‘tis the season to bundle up various Christmas presents into one big gift for those special family and friends.  There’s another kind of bundling that will be taking place after the...
The Nov. 18 school bus accident in neighboring Brown County, in which the driver and 22 Hiawatha school district students required treatment at local hospitals after the bus left the roadway and rolled once before coming to a stop, is a reminder that these kinds of accidents can and do happen....

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