Category: Opinion

Theories conflict about path of I-135

Is Interstate 35 the highway to heaven or the highway to hell? Folks on the American lunatic fringe agree about one thing. The 1,500-mile road from Laredo, Texas, to Duluth, Minn., has near cosmic significance. But the whack-jobs are in radical disagreement about the meaning of the four-lanes of asphalt.

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What comes after the never-do list?

I think I?m supposed to die now. It would make sense, now that my life is complete.

I live with the understanding that we?re all put on this earth to accomplish a number of certain tasks, most of them probably not high on our lists, and then when we have completed these duties, we will kick the bucket.

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Letters (Week of Jan.16, 2008)

State?s needs require leadership priorities The article last week (Jan. 9) giving Rep. Don Dahl?s take on the upcoming Kansas legislative session seems to be setting a low expectation for anything being accomplished other than the typical partisan sniping over taxes. In the entire article I did not read a reference to any of the many issues that need to […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 9, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 9, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 9, 2008)

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Against the odds

We don?t pretend to know whether the recent resignation of Jami Williams as economic development director at Marion was a triumph or a tragedy for that city?s future, or to what extent she was successful or unsuccessful in her efforts.

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A new year spurs new observations

The dawn of a new year is a natural time to think about what has
been in 2007 and what might be in 2008. Here are a few examples that
come to mind.

I didn?t like the advertising theme that followed Christmas this
year, the ?Get what you really wanted? campaign. The idea was that the
things we received from friends and loved ones were not adequate. That
just goes to show that Madison Avenue will never figure out the true
meaning of Christmas.

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New page should add relevance

We are always looking for ways to make our content more relevant to our readers either in print or on the Web. We?re hoping we did that with our school calendar page that debuted last week.

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Letters (Week of Jan. 9, 2008)

Trojan Classic a class act in a class place   Yesterday I was talking to my husband Joe about the upcoming Trojan Classic. When he said, ?It looks like there?s a chance that we (Thomas More Prep) might be playing Hillsboro in the first round,? I asked him what kind of game he was anticipating. He said, ?Like always, a […]

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Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 2, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 2, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Jan. 2, 2008)

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Top 10 stories for 2007

With the passage of another year, we pause to reflect on the events and issues we lived through during the past 12 months. As has become our tradition, we offer our list of top 10 news stories for 2007 based on both their immediate and long-term impact.

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