Written by Shelley Plett Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:25“Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.” —Mignon McLaughlin, “The Neurotic’s Notebook”
The average height and weight of an American woman is 5 feet, 3 inches and 164 pounds.
Sounds about right. So, can someone explain why the jeans distributed within a 60-mile radius of my house are either size 0 low-rise, skinny or size 12 ultra flare, extra long?
And take it from someone who’s officially “below average,” it’s better to blow...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:00Bill would undermine
A group of cowards were told to take their name badges off and slink onto the floor of the Kansas House of Representatives through the back stairs. Why? The fear was there would be an angry mob of teachers confronting them to show their disapproval.
But there were few present to represent the union cause because the teachers were in their classrooms teaching the children, just like the teachers in Connecticut who gave up their lives for the children in their care.
House Bill 2023 restricts how public employee union payroll deductions can be used. This includes state workers, teachers, police and firefighters. Kansas does not require union membership and dues dollars do not go directly...
Written by Rep. Don Schroeder Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:51The legislative session keeps grinding on. Many relatively minor issues are being worked on but the main issues, taxes and budget, are making slow progress.
The budget process actually shows more promise than the tax issues. The budget is so complex that hearings and work has to continue to make the 80, or even the 90-day, deadline.
Budget sub-committees are nearly finished with hearings. The sub-committees are assigned various departments and agencies to take a close look at proposals for the coming year.
Many of the budgets presented are being trimmed more than was originally proposed. I have not heard from some of the budget committees, so I do not know what is happening, particularly in education and social services.
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:21We congratulate Hillsboro High School’s Sandy Arnold for being named the Kansas volleyball coach of the year by the National Federation of Coaches Association. Arnold received her award at a halftime presentation during last week’s sub-state basketball tournament. The award encompasses all classifications in Kansas, from 1A to 6A.
Arnold has compiled a 275-78 record in nine years at the Trojan helm. This past fall she and her team accomplished the difficult task of winning a second straight state championship.
Arnold deserves the honor based on her record alone, but those of us who know her applaud her for the way she leads her players, encouraging them to be the best they can be as individuals and as a team. She is the best...
Written by Joel Klaassen Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:22The snow last Monday night was cause for concern. Not because it was supposed to pile up and blow. More because Dish wasn’t working and the KU-Iowa State game was about to begin.
I was beginning to panic about it, but then we were talking with Amy and I thought we could do FaceTime and she could show me the game from their TV in Atlanta on our iPad. Luckily, the signal finally came back on, even though it was only in standard definition. Small concession, as that is how we used to watch all TV shows before HD came into being.
Kudos to the city crews for their excellent work cleaning up the mess from the Monday night through Tuesday morning snow storm. By afternoon all of the roads were almost clear from the sun and its hefty...
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