Opinion

In light of the information that surfaced regarding Judge Jeffry Jack’s social media presence, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly swiftly announced that she was withdrawing Jack’s name from consideration for the Kansas Court of Appeals vacancy. Judge Jack, at the request of Gov. Kelly, submitted a letter...
In Anderson County, southeast of here, efforts are under way by area cattlemen to organize a pasture burning cooperative consisting of trained volunteers. It sounds like a great idea. Anderson County’s Extension office personnel has offered to provide the training for those who need it. The idea is...
While community hospitals in nearby Horton and Hiawatha are struggling financially, it is reported, our own Holton Community Hospital has recently announced progressive plans, and has secured low-interest financing from USDA Rural Development, for a $14.6 million hospital expansion project. A total...
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program for kids up to age five is  coming to Jackson County and that’s great news for the community! A story on page one today tells all about it. Research after research shows that reading regularly with children, beginning in infancy, can produce a significant...
Beck Bookman Library in Holton is starting the new year with a library logo contest but so far there haven’t been very many logo designs submitted, it has been reported. Don’t worry, however. There’s still plenty of time to enter the contest! Amy Austin, library director, said entry forms and rules...
We all have seen the huge components of modern wind turbines being transported up and down U.S. Highway 75 through Jackson County. The best time for Jackson County officials and residents to be learning all they need to know about wind energy projects was yesterday. The second best time is now –...
*/    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has turned out to be anything but affordable. In fact, it’s shameful that this is supposed to be the best we Americans should expect. I believe we can do better! While members of Congress want us to focus with them on a southern border wall/fence that everyone...
If any other member of Congress had started up a lobbying firm before they left office, we would have had the same serious concerns as others have voiced across the country. But it was our own Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), who represents the 2nd District, which includes Jackson County, who launched a new...
Spoiler alert: The following commentary contains information that Santa Claus may not be real. --- Child psychologists today generally believe that perpetuating a myth about someone trying to make people happy is not a bad thing and that imagination is a normal part of development that also helps...

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