Category: Laura’s Logic

Town shows up for Trojan Classic

Several of our towns in Marion County hosted their school tournaments in the last week or so. I personally experienced the Hillsboro Trojan Classic last week as I have now for many years. I started helping out at these before my girls were even in high school since I had friends in charge and (please read my previous column about […]

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Confessions on a people pleaser

As I have mentioned a time or two in my columns—and anyone who knows me or has interacted with me for more than five minutes has figured out—I am a people pleaser. Like it’s bad. It’s a serious issue. It dominates my thoughts. I’m constantly thinking about if people like me or not. And if I think they might not, […]

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Refocusing on the holidays

I really can’t believe the year is almost over. And I really can’t believe December is almost over. I have mixed feelings about it all being over. December has always been such a conflicted month for me. I love the magic of it all and the way everyone softens at least a little bit. But, as a mom and just […]

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Can we talk?

Last Thursday was National Mental Health Awareness Day. For some of us, that is every day; either because we find everyone else around us to be crazy or because we ourselves struggle! Okay, jokes aside (because honestly, if you take yourself too seriously and can’t joke about it, then life is just going to be super rough), some of us […]

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Announcing a new feature in the paper

For those of you who don’t know me well, I was in education for years before I came to the newspaper. My most recent adventure before the Free Press was substituting all over Marion County. So I can say with confidence that we have some amazing talent in our youth in our county. And we have some equally amazing teachers […]

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Marion events were no joke

I had the privilege of experiencing two new things, both in Marion, this past weekend. I had a taste of their homecoming events when I went to the high school pep rally and then I got a very small little glimpse of Old Settler’s Day when I watched the parade. Well, I watched it up until the downpour. Let me […]

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Homecoming was a beautiful night

This past Friday night, the Trojans celebrated their 2019 Homecoming. It was a beautiful evening from start to finish. This proud mom loved watching her oldest perform a cheer routine that the squad had been working on tirelessly as well as everything else they do. I consider myself the unofficial official cheerleader for the squad and their fearless leader Kathy […]

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Show serves as hard, important reminder

The third season of 13 Reasons Why came out last weekend, and I watched almost the whole thing in the same weekend. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, it is a controversial show on Netflix that seems to have as many fans as it does protestors. The basic storyline for the first season is about a high school […]

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School is back in action for all of Marion County

It’s that time of year again. Tabor students have returned. Marion County college students have left to start at or go back to their colleges. And all of the county kids 12th grade and under are gearing up to head back to school or have already started. While there are a lot of great things that come with that (Anyone […]

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Sifting through the ugly for the beauty

There have been some really hard things going on lately for us as Kansans and for us as citizens of the US. I’m not talking politics here because I already know that I am probably not going to be in agreement with a majority in this county and that is fine. But I do think that all of us can […]

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