Category: Opinion

Outcry concert was an inspiring event

Last Friday, I attended my first concert. I went to Outcry with my youth group, which is a few worship bands that tour together and they came to Wichita. I wasn’t familiar with any of the bands, but I came out loving their songs and have been listening since. I had such a great time there. Most of my friends […]

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Hospital lunch was first class

It was nice this past Friday to go to the new Hillsboro Community Hospital for lunch instead of the ER or the clinic or for PT first. If you didn’t go, you missed a first-class lunch of a hamburger or hot dog, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookie and drink. Mighty tasty and filling, I must say. I didn’t even […]

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Mistakes make life interesting

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” —Samuel Beckett Graduation season is sneaking up, a day equally feared and anticipated by so many. It may be more of a 60-40 split, with the scales tipping in opposite directions depending on the day. I was the parent of a high school graduate one year ago, much […]

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Letters (April 25, 2018)

Appreciation for April blood drive The Red Cross would like to thank those who generously donated blood Monday, April 16, at Trinity Church in Hillsboro. Several groups and individuals helped make the event a success with 34 pints of blood collected. Trinity Church served homemade cookies and provided exemplary staffing in the kitchen to assist the donors and volunteers in […]

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Trump tariffs will hurt farmers

“The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.” — Steve Wright Who said catching up was easy? Perhaps it is true only when snow skiing downhill on a steep mountainside. In all other circumstances, it is very hard work, if it is even possible. On the final leg of a 600-meter race, Heather Dorni­den tripped […]

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Leftover potato soup a f‘root’ful experiment

I know that we’re quickly moving out of what most people would consider “soup weather,” but I tend to like it no matter what time of year it is. I especially like to have containers full of it in my deep freeze at all times for evenings when Joey and I are far too busy (or tired) to make a […]

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Moving on

Another commencement season will soon be upon us. While most high school and college graduates yearn to be free of lectures, homework and exams, some of us watching from the sidelines wish we were back in what looks to us now as a relatively carefree life of inquiry and discovery compared to the daily grind of job, family and responsibilities. […]

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Letters (April 18, 2018)

‘Pray and read’ is the best response I try to avoid the “news” at all cost and have for several years. The one exception is local. But even the local news is more opinion in an attempt to “wag the dog.” I’ve been reading the “enough is enough” (Feb. 21 issue) thread and am fearful for all involved. To the […]

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Neighbors still enjoy each other

Neighbors still enjoy each other

I think it is special to have special neighbors and share in their lives. We are fortunate to know the Giffins, who were our neighbors to the north for more than a year and then moved across the Tabor campus to other Tabor housing that was more suitable for them. During whole process, Nancy took care of baby Rudy when […]

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Taking a seat is a privilege

It’s Sunday evening. We just finished wiping up the last of the crumbs from strawberry cake, once decorated with KC Royals lettering. New packages of an 800-piece Lego set are spread out on the living room floor. Three sweet kids are chattering, with just a tinge of sugar-induced volume. Earlier we sang “Happy Birthday” as 10 candles flickered, family gathered […]

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