Category: Partly Nonsense

Boys’ visit comes to an end

The end of the boys’ visit is here and we checked off many things from our list, but still didn’t get everything accomplished. This time we ended up with three boys in the house, as a friend, Max, joined us mid-week. He will be a senior at Grady High School; all three will be attending high school together. School starts […]

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A week of coming and going

I returned Friday from my Midwest Free Community Papers board meetings in Mankato, Minn.—just in time to work all afternoon and then pick up the grandsons in Wichita at the airport Friday night. They just flew in from Zion National Park in Utah, where they had spent a week with family friends and four other boys about the same ages. […]

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Small city forms at the pool

I hadn’t been to a modern day swimming meet until this past Saturday out at the Hills­boro Family Aquatic Cen­ter. It was quite a sight to see—it was like another small city made out of colorful tents. It was amazing how many people were gathered at the pool with the swimming heats for all age groups clicking off like clockwork. […]

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Stung by email hackers

Note to hackers: If I ever get a hold of you, watch out. Here is the spam email many of you may have received from me last week: Good Day Hope you having a good a day ?………….. I have an important Document for you in the attached so click to uploaded for you to check this out View docs […]

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‘Can do’ women step up

For 10 years, I have observed the women who work here at the Free Press and I am acutely aware that they are all “can do” people. They definitely are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and take on just about any task, which was proven again this week in the harvest fields. Malinda Just, our columnist and proofreader, […]

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Kansas a draw for some folk

Kansas is a much bigger draw than most people might think. In fact, what I am about to share with you might impress you. When our grandsons started coming to see us every summer—which has been an annual event since they were about 6 and 8 years old—they used to say they loved coming to Kan­sas because “there was nothing […]

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A life that focused on giving

We ­went to our sister-in-law Penny Hein-Unruh’s memorial and celebration of life service at the Westwood Presbyterian Church this past Saturday near the UCLA campus. While it is hard to accept her death, the service had a recurring theme in that it wasn’t so much what everyone will be missing with Penny gone, but with how much she has already […]

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Working through a late start

In 16 years we have never received a call from our printer like we got last Tuesday morning. The word at 6:45 a.m. was that they had been having problems with their server and hadn’t been able to make any plates for the press yet. This was unsettling because our truck is usually on its way back by that time. […]

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When faces ring a bell…

One thing that always worries me when we have the all-school reunion is that I will see someone whose face is familiar but I can’t put a name with it. There is the old saying that I don’t know who that is but his face rings a bell. • Way back in olden times a monastery was looking for a […]

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A first for Bluejay baseball

The Tabor Blue­jay base­ball team made history last week by securing a first trip to the NAIA College baseball world series in Lewiston, Idaho, beginning Friday. This is a big deal and we congratulate them on their success. If it wasn’t so far, and didn’t conflict with the All-School Reunion May 24, I would be tempted to go. • Time […]

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