Opinion

It’s National Newspaper Week, a time to write about the important work that newspaper professionals do every day across the country. Newspaper professionals do the unglamorous work of reporting the news that matters the most to their communities. Newspaper pros cover the city, county and school...
It’s National 4-H Month and the list below gives 10 reasons why you might consider 4-H for your kids. *Leadership skills. Kids learn parliamentary procedure and how to run a successful meeting, and for many youth, it is their first chance to learn about teamwork and cooperation outside of the...
An historic fight for freedom continues today in Hong Kong. Anti-government protests have been occurring there for months. Hong Kong’s protests started in June against proposals to allow extradition to mainland communist China. That bill would have allowed for criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be...
If anyone asks whether the Holton and Jackson County area is progressive and forward-thinking, they need to look no further than Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for Holton Community Hospital’s $14.6 million expansion and renovation project for the answer in the affirmative! Yes, the project says....
“Country Music,’’ the eight-part documentary film by filmmaker Ken Burns will go down as one of the most important Americana stories of our generation. It took Burns eight years to finish the eight-part film and most of the work, he said, was deciding what had to be left out from the mountain of...
The Kansas Board of Regents has voted unanimously to change qualified admissions standards for the state’s six public universities, ending a mandate enacted about 20 years ago that required applicants to first complete a pre-college curriculum in high school. Instead, high school grads wanting to...
At a recent meeting of the Holton school board, there was some discussion about the district’s plans to be part of an education-redesign pilot program in the state. This year, it was announced Holton teaching staff and administrative leaders are formulating the plan for redesigning education here...
Today is the 18th year that we are commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation. Some high school kids studying the terrorist attacks in history and government classes today were not even born when the tragedy occurred. In the blink of an eye, the tragedy that impacted all Americans that...
The United States Postal Service says it has seen an increase in mail fraud and is promoting community strength and fraud awareness as a way to prevent abuse. On the other hand, the prosecution of fraud cases is reportedly down 35 percent from 2014. In 2015, about 6,416 fraud cases were prosecuted...
Twenty people were killed in a mass shooting at a shopping complex recently at El Paso, Texas. Within 24 hours, another massacre occurred when someone killed nine people, including his sister, at an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio. Two massacres, 13 hours apart. Twenty-nine people dead and...

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