Category: Opinion

Pork N Beings
Pork N Beings

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Decision to shave was an about face
Decision to shave was an about face

Decision to shave was an about face

 

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Rare photo: Bob Woelk without facial hair.

?What happened?? That was my favorite response spoken by several people when they first viewed my freshly shaven face over spring break in March.

They spoke it as if there had been some terrible accident, and I had somehow gotten my upper lip and chin in the way.

Once people got over the shock of the way I looked, they invariably asked why I had done it. The simple answer was because I had worn the mustache for a full 30 years, and I wanted to see what I looked like without it. I wanted to see if I appeared younger. After all, my salt-and-pepper facial hair had become much more salty and peppery of late.

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Letters

Dog owners, take care of your animals   We often hear complaints about all the stray cats in town. However, my beef is with the dog owners. I really wish the dog owners who keep their dogs tethered up or even outside all day and night would have a little consideration for their neighbors. Many of the dogs are outside […]

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Seeing Kansas portrayed in Manitoba is making us homesick
Seeing Kansas portrayed in Manitoba is making us homesick

Seeing Kansas portrayed in Manitoba is making us homesick

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Authors Ken Reddig (left) and Wally Kroeker show off some of their favorite reading material. Behind them is the Red River, which flows through Winni?peg, their current place of residence.

This is a fond greeting from two former Hillsboro-ites who have a Kansas-shaped void in their hearts.

One of us (Ken) is a true native of Marion County?bred, born and raised?whose studies took him away in the late 1960s.

The other (Wally) is an import who spent seven years (1975-82) at the ?pub house? (Mennonite Brethren Publishing House) on North Main and fondly remembers not locking his door on East Grand.

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Assessment time

Wit this issue we begin a series of articles about the components of USD 410?s $6.625 million capital-improvement project. The issue will be put to a vote in a bond election on Tuesday, June 5. In addition to local newspaper coverage, board members will be making public presentations about these improvements and the related financial obligations. As soon as dates […]

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Comedy Central, E! Online: take me!

On an average day seven minutes of news happens. Yet there are
currently three full-time, 24-hour news networks. ?Jon Stewart, host of
cable TV?s ?The Daily Show? <p><p>Exactly how many times
can a person be expected to listen to or click on to news stories with
the key words of kidnapping, death toll, abuse, neglect or murder? Do
you watch the nightly news? Log on to Internet news? If so, you must
recognize the same pattern.

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Weather report no snow job

  • We were away during the big snow of April
    ?07 last week. We heard reports of 6 to 7 inches in Hillsboro. When we
    got back to Kansas late Saturday night, we started to think everyone
    had been pulling our leg. Where was all of the snow since it was also
    supposed to have been 16 degrees? When daylight arrived on Sunday, we
    saw the telltale signs that something really had happened.

  • Memorial Day and summer travel isn?t far
    off. You can tell it?s coming because gasoline prices have been
    steadily inching upward for the past few weeks.

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Pork N Beings
Pork N Beings

Pork N Beings

matadors.jpg Until she saw the team picture, Merle's wife thought his tales of what he did on Saturday nights were just a bunch of bull hockey.

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Have a complaint? Forget it

Stop complaining. That?s just what a Kansas City minister and his congregation are doing.

He came up with a purple wrist band similar to the Live Strong bracelet that is worn to remind one not to complain. The goal is to not complain for at least 21 days. If one goofs up, the band is moved to the other wrist until the 21 days are reached.

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Who made shampoo a terror threat?

I would like to meet the guy who decided to do something stupid on an airplane with a container of shampoo, so I could smack him in the back of the head with a three-ounce bottle of hardened cement.

 

I don?t know what he was thinking, nor do I want to know. All I know is, he really made traveling difficult for me. At least, that?s the way I feel right now.

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