Category: Opinion

Beware: This column may be cursed

You may not want to read this column. Chances are it?s cursed. At least, I know I am.

I?ve never been incredibly superstitious, although I have been known to throw some salt over my right shoulder when I see the reflection in a broken mirror of a black cat running under a ladder on Friday the 13th.

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Horizons- What are those Canadians uh-boat?

I?ve recently made a bunch of Canadian friends and got to visit them over Christmas break with my friend, Sara. We were crazy excited to hang out with them, but couldn?t stop laughing at how randomly different we were, as Americans. The differences we discovered don?t actually matter, but we just found them?odd.

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140 years in a family business

It?s a rare thing in these parts when a business celebrates 140 years of continuous operation and in the same location which I think is even more noteworthy. Look no further than Case and Son Insurance in Marion. That business has been on Marion?s main street since 1868 and is in its fifth generation of the Case family.

We congratulate the Case?s and their employees for this remarkable achievement.

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Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 23, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 23, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 23, 2008)

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Editorial? Call it what it is

The Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behaviors used to establish power and control over an intimate partner often leading to the threat or use of violence. Abuse is any controlling, hurtful act, work or gesture that injures another?s body or emotions.

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At times, blood is thicker than hope

?One cannot be grateful and unhappy at the same time.?

?Anonymous

 

A string of serendipitous moments in the past few months brought a fact to my attention. I?ve never been without hope. Because of how I was raised, where I was raised, and the people that have surrounded me my entire life, being alone is something I?ve never had to face. Odds are, I never will.

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Predictions are at best possibility

Crystal-ball gazing may not be an Olympic sport by any stretch of the imagination, but in light of recent news of alleged illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs by scores of athletes, predicting the future might stand a better chance of qualifying as a true sport. Even better than baseball.

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I-35 just an interstate after all

I took Inter?state 35 to Dallas this past week and didn?t notice if it was a NAFTA road or the highway to heaven or hell, which was the subject of Dale Suderman?s column in last week?s Free Press.

I saw one truck from Canada in Oklahoma, but it looked just like our trucks except for the tags and sign on the door.

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Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 16, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 16, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 16, 2008)

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Small-town math

Rumors and gossip are as common in small towns as ants at a church picnic?and almost as unhealthy. The latest example were the widely circulating reports last week that immigration issues forced the abrupt closure of a Hillsboro business that happens to be Latino owned and employs several Latino workers. One problem: The issue weren?t related to immigration, and the […]

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