Written by John Schlageck Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:11The dream of many young farm boys and girls is to ride on a tractor. For a youngster, the mammoth tractor epitomizes raw power, responsibility and coming of age.
Nothing is more exciting to farm kids than the belch of diesel smoke, the roar of engines and rubber wheels on powerful tractors, combines or silage cutters. They draw children like a moth to a flame and, like fire, can be dangerous. Such equipment can cut, crush or trap children. It can harm the ones we want to protect the...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:12We were invited to attend last week’s piano recital put on by the Tabor College preparatory school at the Wohlgemuth Center. I was very impressed with the talent on display.
What was amazing to me was that none of the students appeared to be nervous. If they were, it sure didn’t show.
The youngest players performed first and on up the line to the oldest. The talent escalated as they went.
I wish now I had stayed with the piano when I was a kid. My brother Mark, who plays in two bands in Tulsa, says the same thing. My sister, Elaine, did stick with it and is an accomplished pianist and organist today. She has given lessons in the Minneapolis, Minn., area for about 20 years.
I think it’s important for every kid to be good...
Written by Dale Suderman Wednesday, 16 January 2008 16:36Is Interstate 35 the highway to heaven or the highway to hell? Folks on the American lunatic fringe agree about one thing. The 1,500-mile road from Laredo, Texas, to Duluth, Minn., has near cosmic significance. But the whack-jobs are in radical disagreement about the meaning of the four-lanes of asphalt.
The Texas prophetess Cindy Jacobs had a revelation that Interstate 35 is referenced in Isaiah 35:8, which states, “And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way: the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein.”
This ecstatic utterance by Mrs. Jacobs might have gone unnoticed. Her prophesies for New Jersey and New Zealand were so wrong they could be easily ignored. But after Pat Robertson...
Written by Steve Britton Tuesday, 17 February 2009 13:47
Written by Rep. Bob Brookens Tuesday, 01 May 2012 15:07Legislators landed back in Topeka Wednesday, April 25, and we’re now in the throes of the veto session, which will end by May 11.
While few things have happened, there was one huge announcement: On Thursday, the joint conference committee on taxation announced a “deal” on its income tax proposals.
Of the six members on the conference committee, four agree on the plan they knocked out, but one representative and one senator disagree with it and will not sign the conference committee’s report, once typed up.
Each house can still approve the agreement and send it to the governor by a floor vote adopting the report, despite the two who won’t sign the agreement. We hope to receive all the facts by Tuesday (May 2), but here are...
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