Category: Partly Nonsense

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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Reunited with old KU press

Reunited with old KU press

I finally got to see the old Wash­ington Hand Press that I restored while working at the KU Printing Ser­vice many years ago. My name and the date that I finished the project were still visible under the platten, which I painted in the same gold paint that I used for the raised letters on the top of the press. […]

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We will miss Ron Voth

There isn’t much nonsense coming out of my head right now. We buried Nancy’s cousin, Ron Voth of Hal­stead, Satur­day at the Alexand­erwohl Church cemetery. He was only 61 and died of cancer. He had connected with many people during the short time he had, including Tabor College friends and the Mennonite Brethren conference. The connections were very strong. His […]

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How do you know it worked?

I think almost everyone has their own secret remedies to keep from getting sick and also to get better quicker. The part that always baffles me is how do you know if these remedies really work? For example, if you take some DayQuil, how do you know that it made you feel better or not? You’d almost have to not […]

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