Category: Opinion

Letters to the Editor (10-31-18)

A few thoughts on the race for governor Here I am again. I advocate we look at facts about the governor’s race before we vote. We’ve seen ads and received postcards telling us Laura Kelly cannot be trusted and she ‘wants to raise your taxes’, etc. Here are some more facts, now you decide: Recall the recession that started in […]

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Haunted house experience a first

Halloween is here! This is my favorite time of year. Scary movies have forever been my thing, but I’ve always kept the monsters in the T.V. screen. This year I finally had the chance to live it. I attended my first haunted house this fall! I’ve been longing for this experience for a few years now, but I could never […]

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Elections matter and have consequences

Before the title scares you away from reading this article, I promise you this isn’t another politician asking or telling you how to vote and why. I recently heard a great quote from Mayor Tom Brown of McPherson. “The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a Politician makes decisions based on the next election, the Statesman makes […]

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Visiting family in the south

By the time you read this we will have been to Georgia and North Carolina and back The purpose of the trip was to go see Alex in Athens and Louis in Ashville where they are living and going to school. From what we’ve heard things are going well and we will have had a chance to see for ourselves.We’ve […]

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It was a great homecoming weekend

An excellent weekend was on tap for Tabor’s 2018 Homecoming celebration. Beautiful weather, a big win on the football field, a fabulous production of My Fair Lady and all held on a gorgeous campus… congratulations to all at Tabor for a great homecoming. A lot of work went into it and I want to personally thank all of you that […]

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Former local state representative gives thoughts on election

It’s time we Republicans take a look at how we will vote in the governor’s race. I served Marion County and the entire 70th House District as your Republican State Representative from 2009 – 2012 (my law partner became a judge and I had to get ‘back to work’ in the office). As a trained attorney, I want facts on […]

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Letter to the Editor (10-24-18)

I want to thank Martha Krispense for her eloquent, well-written letter to the editor. Much of what she says I find myself in agreement with. However, I must differ on some key points. I do not think it would be wise to argue about whether Republicans or Democrats are more Christian. That argument would be pointless and never-ending. The Republicans […]

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Do research before the election

Mid-term elections are fast approaching. By now, all eligible citizens should have thoroughly vetted the candidates vying for their respective positions in our representative government, having a clear understanding of the issues facing local, state and federal governments. Sadly, that is likely not the case. In much the same way young students try to get out of doing their homework […]

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On the road again

We decided that I would take some short practice trips on the highway before I actually drove any distances.Since it has been nearly two years that I have driven on the highway. Once I hit the road this past Saturday to drive out to the wind farm north of town and actually north of Durham, I realized that it wasn’t […]

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Sign your name to it

There have been many things written about me, some disparaging and some complimentary, but at least most of those folks have the decency to tell me who is throwing the compliment or barb. This week we received many complaints about a certain columnist in The Free Press. Bob Woelk has written a column for as long as I have been publisher […]

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