Written by Joel Klaassen Thursday, 05 July 2007 07:43Kansas won’t be having a presidential primary this time However, there would be a credible way to find out what the voters are thinking without much expense at all.
I hereby propose that all Kansas newspapers with a Web site run a poll with a uniform slate of candidates. It won’t take long to find out who the frontrunners are. It could be coordinated by the Kansas Press Association.
I read where the presidential candidates will be spending in the neighborhood of $1 billion on advertising this election.
It’s great for the media companies, but it seems to me that money could go for better causes.
Last week I batted cleanup and hauled the Buyer’s Edge drop-shipped mailbags to all of the larger McPherson County post...
Written by Joel Klaassen Wednesday, 27 June 2007 01:31Thinking of starting a business? How about doing it this way. First, make sure it is something that will be obsolete rapidly (like a computer). Make new models all of the time.
Then make an operating system that runs on the computer (like Microsoft or Apple OS) that continually changes and generally works worse in many ways than the previous edition.
Then make software that runs on these systems that works the same way. As soon as it has most of the bugs out of it, reintroduce the software again with a version that doesn’t work as good.
And for lots of money, too.
Then, while you’re at it, discontinue the tech support for the earlier versions so the consumer is forced to buy the new stuff.
It’s beautiful. The consumer is at...
Written by Joel Klaassen Wednesday, 20 June 2007 09:40Relay for Life is the hope that loved ones lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who are battling cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
This annual event is one of many good causes that brings people from Marion County together and rotates between Marion and Hillsboro locations. It will be at the Tabor College track in Hillsboro beginning at 7 p.m. July 20 and ending at 7 a.m. July 21. If you haven’t experienced the relay there is still time to find a team or sponsor someone. For more information contact Ralph Kreutziger at 620-382-2215.
It has been said the complexity of one’s life can be determined solely by the number of keys a person has in their possession.
I think I could go...
Written by Joel Klaassen Wednesday, 13 June 2007 12:15If anyone says there’s nothing to do around here, you can tell them for me that they are wrong. Our calendar is full and seems to be getting getting even fuller. I even have relatives whose last name is Fuller
We decided to attend the first worship service held at the new Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church this past Sunday.
After 39 months as a church without walls they now have some very nice walls with big plans for inside and outside those walls.
It was a great beginning to behold and we wish their congregation the best as they settle into their new surroundings.
Asleep at the Wheel’s performance at the Smoky River Festival did not disappoint. They put on a terrific show. It struck even them funny that they were...
Written by Joel Klaassen Wednesday, 06 June 2007 10:21The setting couldn’t have been more perfect than it was this past Saturday night for the Chingawassa Trick Pony concert in Marion’s Central Park.
The weather was gorgeous—the winds were calm, the evening sky was pure blue and the stage was symmetrically framed by the trees.
I think it was during the second song, “Mama Burnt the Kitchen Down,” when the generator feeding the electricity to the stage burned up, creating an instant silence. Quick action by the crew backstage got it going again and the rest of the show went on without a hitch.
If we can stay married until Friday we’ll be celebrating 40 years of, as they say, “wedded bliss.” We were married on a Thursday night which is probably an unusual...
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