Category: Partly Nonsense

Chanute finds fast Internet

Chanute finds fast Internet

Can a municipality such as Chanute offer broadband fiber Internet service to its citizens and businesses? Appar­ently so, based upon the recommendations of a Kan­sas Corporation Commis­sion panel. The city of Chanute is planning to offer 1-gigabit download service similar to what Google is offering in Kansas City, Kan. And for the reasonable price of $40 per month. We pay […]

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Great night for basketball

This past weekend was a great week for me for watching basketball: the Trojans and the Jay­hawks. The high school boys’ game with Nickerson was special for me. This year’s squad is very young and lacking in varsity experience. It showed during the game, but as the game extended into one overtime and then two overtimes, it became apparent to […]

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Marking ten years of living

I was planning to save my thankfulness for this week’s column rather than last week’s pre-Thanks­giving issue. Dec. 3 marks 10 years since I received two stents in my left coronary artery (often called the widow-maker). So I am thankful every day that I am still among the living. Here is my column of Dec. 8, 2004: • It will […]

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The last place you look…

Crazy things keep happening to me. Take my dilemma of last week, for instance. I had a rather large check in my pocket that I was carrying around all day to pay some workmen who were relining a sewer line at our church. Since the inside pocket in my jacket wasn’t big enough for the envelope that contained the check, […]

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The line to vote was long

The line to vote was long

I tried to vote three times on Election Day before I finally stood in line for at least a half hour late morning. I kept watching and there was always a line to the entry door to city hall. I thought I might just leave and then go back later when it wasn’t so busy. At that moment it occurred […]

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Veterans list still growing

We continue to receive calls from veterans who are not yet on our list of more than 4,100 from Marion County who served our country. We publish the list twice a year and encourage updates and additions to the list at any time. You may email them to the address at the end of this column, or call our office […]

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Airline ‘deals’ are over now

The good deals on airline tickets are over for the most part. I haven’t been able to find one in months. Since AirTran left Mid-Continent in Wichita, Kansas City looks a lot closer to me. I look at it this way: Wichita is an hour both ways, so it is a total of two hours to get there and get […]

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Taking on 17 years of papers

I know people have different styles when it comes to managing the papers and stuff you accumulate over the years while running a company or managing an area of the business. Mine over the past 17 years or so has been to stack things higher and higher in the hopes that the huge pile doesn’t fall over. Since I haven’t […]

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We will miss Dick, our friend

If everyone grew up to be like Dick Varenhorst, the world would be a much better place. It is sad to know he won’t be stopping by the office anymore. We will really miss him. Five years have passed since he worked for us at the Free Press and Buyer’s Edge. What a great ambassador he was for Marion and […]

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A better use for ad money

I have an idea how to pay down the national debt. All it would take is to shift the money going for all of the political TV ads nationwide that are insulting our intelligence. For me, that would include every single one of them. If the spots that are currently running ad nauseum actually cause folks to vote for the […]

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